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Heinkel He 162 "Volksjäger" Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9783952296813
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2010
Imprint: History Facts
Illustrations: 140 photographs, 50 scale drawings, 30 colour plates
Description:
The primary objective of this source edition is to provide readers with original documents, allowing them to form their own impression of the development, manufacture and operation of the Heinkel He 162. By linking this accumulated data with the historical situation of those times, we hope to have facilitated a more objective assessment of the "Volksjäger" project.For the purposes of this book, around 200 file documents were selected from a multitude of material on the Heinkel He 162 and reproduced in their original state.
345 Bg Vol. I Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9788389088468
Pub Date: 05 Jan 2010
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Air Miniatures
Illustrations: 84 b/w Photos, 9 profiles
Description:
A further title in this well-established series looks at the history of this USAAF B-25 Mitchell 345 Bomb Group unit, which operated mainly in the Pacific Theatre. The unit was formed in late 1942 and finally entered the Pacific in mid-1943. There, due to the ingenuity of an ex-Philippines Airlines pilot, 'Pappy' Gunn and Jack Fox, a North American aviation technician, standard B-25s were turned into gun-toting strafers by adding additional machine guns to the nose and in special gun packs added to the sides of the forward fuselage.
P-40s Of The Mediterranean Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 69
ISBN: 9788360445495
Pub Date: 05 Jan 2010
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Air Battles
Illustrations: 56 b/w photos, 8 sheets, 10 colour profiles
Description:
The first in a new series from Kagero illustrating the combat history of P-40s in the Mediterranean. The Curtiss P-40 was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. It was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war.
Immelmann Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781932033984
Pub Date: 25 Sep 2009
Illustrations: 16 pages b/w photos
Description:
Max Immelmann was born in Dresden, the son of a paper board container factory owner. When World War I started, Immelmann was recalled to active service, transferred to the Luftstreitkräfte and was sent for pilot training in November 1914. He was initially stationed in northern France as a reconnaissance aviator.
King Of Airfighters Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781932033991
Pub Date: 25 Sep 2009
Illustrations: 16 pages b/w photos
Description:
Ira Jones' biography of Britain's top scoring ace of World War I has become the subject of some controversy over the last few years, most notably as it is the source of the claim of 73 "kills" for Mannock, thereby making him the number one scoring Allied Ace of the war. Later research has thrown serious doubt on this claim and indeed Mannock himself only claimed 51 kills. Jones' biography is nevertheless an important account, especially when seen in the context of the time in which it was first written.
9th Air Force Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9782352500773
Pub Date: 09 Mar 2009
Illustrations: full colour throughout
Description:
During the preparation of the Normandy Invasion, the American high command realized soon enough that the 8th Air Force, which was wholly committed to strategic bombing, could not undertake the close support of ground units in this major offensive. The keystone of operation “Overlord” would indeed be mastery of the skies: tactical aviation had to be able to intervene quickly and precisely, and to operate from bases on the Continent. The heavy bombers, as they were dependent on large and permanent airfields, could not be called upon for such tasks.
Through Blue Skies To Hell Cover Through Blue Skies To Hell Cover
Format: 
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781932033670
Pub Date: 19 May 2008
Illustrations: 16 pages b/w photos
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781935149873
Pub Date: 01 Mar 2011
Illustrations: 16 pages b/w photos
Description:
This book provides a comprehensive look at the air war over Europe during the climactic year of World War II, combining firsthand experience with expert analysis. The centerpiece of the work is a mission-by-mission diary of 1st Lieutenant Richard R. Ayesh, bombadier on a B-17 Flying Fortress, who flew with the 100th Bombardment Group, 13th Combat Wing of the 8th Air Force—the legendary “Bloody 100th.
Dive Bomber Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781932033748
Pub Date: 15 May 2008
Illustrations: 69 b/w photos, 21 illustrations
Description:
Diving vertically at the target, in the same direction the bombs will take, was an incredible bombing technique developed by the British and put into action in World War II. Bombers would dive and release the bombs very close to the target at high speed, with high risk, to accurately bomb relatively small and/or moving targets with ease.This riveting and highly detailed account of high speed aerial combat is the result of 40 years of intensive research and provides a complete history of the formidable dive bombers from World War 2.
Forgotten Wings (English) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9782840482468
Pub Date: 21 Dec 2007
Imprint: Heimdal
Illustrations: b/w and colour photos
Description:
This book, composed of three parts, first of all recalls the design and the manufacture of the gliders, the creation of the flying schools as well as the setting-up of the program of pilot training. The second part is interested in the use of the American gliders on June 6, 1944 in Cotentin by detailing all the missions in which they took part. The last part, as for it, is focused on the ignored role held by these same apparatuses at the time of the landing of Provence.
A Mighty Fortress Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781932033595
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2006
Illustrations: 16 pp. of b/w photographs
Description:
‘In a fascinating way, Chuck Alling recalls his days as a pilot flying B-17’s over Germany. He is truly a member of ‘The Greatest Generation’ and from his book, written from the heart, people can learn a lot about the laughs and the tears of World War II.’ – Former President George H.
Encyclopaedia Of Soviet Fighters 1939-1951 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9782915239607
Pub Date: 19 Aug 2005
Illustrations: Photos, line drawings and illustrations throughout
Description:
The Soviet aircraft industry of the 1940-1950 period has been incredibly productive, while Russian manufacturers, stimulated by the huge needs stressed by World War Two, competed with each other in design and creativeness. This book offers an exhaustive coverage, by chronological order which is one of its original features every single Soviet fighter of the period, from obscure projects which did no go off the drawing table, to the best known mass-produced models.