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Henschel Hs 126 B-1 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9788366549166
Pub Date: 13 Jan 2021
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Single
Illustrations: Scale plans, color profiles, B&W photos
Description:
This book is a compilation of the 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the Henschel Hs 126B-1. Illustrated are plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also included are photos of the details in B&W and color.
South African Air Force Fighter Colors Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9788360672334
Pub Date: 04 Jan 2021
Series: Warplane Color Gallery
Illustrations: 95 b&w photos, 20 full color plates of artwork
Description:
Once the East African Campaign was concluded, some of the SAAF Fighter Squadrons, operating in Ethiopia and Sudan, moved north to Egypt to partake in the campaign in Palestine and the Desert War. 1 Squadron operated Hawker Hurricanes, while 2 Squadron operated the American built P-40 Tomahawks. 4 Squadron also transisioned to Egypt and soon joined 2 Squadron, flying the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk.
Battle of Britain Defenders Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9788366549142
Pub Date: 06 Nov 2020
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Spotlight ON
Illustrations: 40 color profiles
Description:
40 color profiles of the Hawker Hurricane I and Supermarine Spitfire I. Specially commissioned profiles with a high levels of detail.
NAA P-51B-1-NA Mustang Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9788366549159
Pub Date: 06 Nov 2020
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Single
Illustrations: Scale plans, color profiles, B&W photos, color photos
Description:
This book is a compilation of the 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the NAA P-51B-1-NA. Illustrated are plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also, photos of the details in B&W and color are included.
Air War on the Eastern Front Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781612009087
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2020
Series: Casemate Illustrated
Illustrations: 150 photographs and illustrations
Description:
The Red Air Force versus the Luftwaffe in the skies over Eastern Europe. June 1941: Having conquered most of Western Europe, Adolf Hitler turned his attention to the vast Soviet Union. Disregarding his Non-Aggression Pact with Joseph Stalin, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, a full-scale invasion of the Soviet homeland.
The Lost Graves of Peenemünde Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781999812898
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2020
Illustrations: approx 60 black and white photgraphs
Description:
The raid on the secret rocket research establishment at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast in August 1943 has gone down in history as one of the most successful and remarkable of the war. The site was virtually obliterated, and the Germans forced to move rocket production and development elsewhere. But it came at a terrible cost.
Widowmaker Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781612009124
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2020
Illustrations: 200 b/w and colour photographs
Description:
“Despite everything I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs, they were the best you know even though it took me sometime to realise this when so many friends died flying them.” (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War. It was also one of the most flawed.
Jayhawk Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781612008837
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2020
Illustrations: photographs and maps
Description:
Born in the Philippines to an American father and a Filipina mother, George Cooper is one of the few surviving veteran pilots who saw action over such fearsome targets as Rabaul and Wewak. Not just another flag-waving story of air combat, Jayhawk describes the war as it really was - a conflict with far-reaching tentacles that gripped and tore at not only the combatants, but also their families, friends and the way they lived their lives. Stout examines the story of Cooper’s growing up in gentle and idyllic pre-war Manila and how he grew to be the man he is.
Sharks of the Air Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781612008929
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2020
Illustrations: b/w photographs
Description:
In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the world’s first operational jet warplane. This new German fighter was more than 100mph faster than any other aircraft in the skies. Although always greatly outnumbered, the Me-262 gained scores of victories over Allied fighters and bombers, and by the end of the war, many of the Luftwaffe’s greatest aces had clamored to be in their cockpits.
Ilyushin Il-2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9788365958686
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2020
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Spotlight ON
Illustrations: 40 color profiles
Description:
40 color profiles of the famous Ilyushin Il-2, Russian WW2 famous attack aircraft, showing variety of the camouflage and markings of different units.
PZL P.11c Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9788366549067
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2020
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Yellow Series
Illustrations: B&W photos, color photos, scale plans, and color profiles
Description:
The second edition, revised and extended.This is the story of Poland's most famous fighter aircraft. It contains: Scale plans in 1/48, photos and drawings from technical manuals, superb color illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around color photographs of the only one preserved aircraft, and rare b&w archive photographs.
Red Wings in the Winter War 1939-1940 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9788365958518
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2020
Imprint: MMP Books
Illustrations: 350+ photos, 28 color profiles, 5 maps
Description:
This book describes the operations of the Soviet Air Force along the Finnish-Soviet front during the Winter War 1939-1940. The book includes 350+ photos, most of which were never published before, 28 color profiles, and 5 maps. A must-have book for the student of Soviet aviation history
Swedish Bomber Colours 1924-1958 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9788365958372
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2020
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: White Series
Illustrations: 300
Description:
This latest book in the Rainbow Series covers Swedish bomber aircraft deployed during World War Two and in early 50s.Camouflage and markings on the bombers obtained from different countries are described in unparalleled detail by the well-known Finnish author Mikael Forslund.The book features many previously unpublished photographs, and exclusive color profiles created for this book by Karolina Hołda.
How Carriers Fought Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781612008530
Pub Date: 01 Aug 2020
Illustrations: 21 b/w photos, 7 b/w illustrations, and 5 maps
Description:
In November 1921 the first purpose-built aircraft carrier was launched by the Japanese, followed a year later by the launch of the British Hermes. The conversion of battlecruisers into aircraft carriers after World War I required the consideration of issues including handling aircraft on the flight deck and the techniques of attacking enemy ships, and the evolution of carrier operations was ongoing when World War II broke out. With a focus on the conflict in the Pacific between the U.
Truly of the few Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781781220191
Pub Date: 01 Aug 2020
Illustrations: 106
Description:
Flying alongside the Royal Air Force, with stoical determination, and far from home, Polish pilots put their lives on the line in defence of Britain during the Second World War. The legendary Polish 303 Squadron made a tremendous impact in the Battle of Britain by becoming the best scoring Squadron. Whereas members of 307 Squadron were responsible for defending major cities against incoming German night raiders during the Blitz; and later defended historic cities during the Baedeker raids.
Pacific Adversaries - Volume Three Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 102
ISBN: 9780648665953
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2020
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated; colour
Description:
This Volume Three of Pacific Adversaries conveys detailed stories of aerial warfare in the South Pacific, chosen because both Japanese and Allied records can be matched for an accurate accounting. Often the actual outcomes are very different to the exaggerated claims made by both sides upon which many traditional histories have relied to date. Further, for each of the chosen stories photographic or other evidence enables an accurate depiction of the aircraft involved.