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Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group

Written by Chris Bucholtz
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

The 357th Fighter Group produced 42 aces, more than any other group within the USAAF. It was also the first group in the Eighth Air Force to be equipped with the P-51. Thanks to this fighter and the talented pilots assigned to the group (men such as Bud Anderson, Kit Carson... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
P-36 Hawk Aces of World War 2

Written by Lionel Persyn
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

The Curtiss P-36 began its life in the US where it was considered a revolution in performance design in comparison to other US fighters. Its pilots achieved some of the first American victories of the war and many went on to become aces. One P-36 pilot, Frances Gabreski, became the leading... Read more >
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The Pointblank Directive
The Pointblank Directive
Written by L. Keeney
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781849089333
Our Price: $27.95
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The Pointblank Directive
Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan that Saved D-Day
Written by L. Keeney


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $27.95

Where was the Luftwaffe on D-Day? Historians have debated that question for six decades, but in 2010 a formerly classified World War II D-Day history was restored, and in it were a new set of answers. Pointblank is the result of extensive new research using that newly restored history to create... Read more >
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The Pointblank Directive
Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan that Saved D-Day
Written by L. Keeney


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $9.99

Where was the Luftwaffe on D-Day? Historians have debated that question for six decades, but in 2010 a formerly classified World War II D-Day history was restored, and in it were a new set of answers. Pointblank is the result of extensive new research using that newly restored history to create... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Slovakian and Bulgarian Aces of World War 2

Written by Jiri Rajlich
Illustrated by John Weal


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

In 1939, Slovakia signed a protection agreement with the German Reich and joined the attack on Poland, where its Avia B-534-equipped fighter squadrons claimed their first kills. In October 1942, having made do with obsolete aircraft, the Slovaks were equipped with Bf 109Es and eventually acquired 43 Messerschmitt fighters. The Slovaks... Read more >
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Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean War

Written by Leonid Krylov
Illustrated by Yuriy Tepsurkaev


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

The Soviet Union began assisting the People's Republic of China in its establishment of a modern air force in 1950, when Soviet Air Force regiments were sent to train local pilots. China's involvement in the Korean War in late October 1950 inevitably drew Soviet pilots into the war. A total of... Read more >
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US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Atlantic War

Written by Ragnar Ragnarsson
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

Several books have been written about US naval air patrol operations in World War II (1939-1945), but none do full justice to the role played by patrol squadrons of the US Navy in the longest, most bitterly fought campaign of the war, the Battle of the Atlantic. From the Arctic to... Read more >
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US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War
US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War
Written by Peter Davies, Illustrated by Jim Laurier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849087513
Our Price: $22.95
 Quantity: 1 
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US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War

Written by Peter Davies
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $22.95

Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in Southeast Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Although one deployment was from an aircraft carrier, and included a successful MiG engagement, most missions were flown from land bases at Da... Read more >
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VIII Fighter Command at War
'Long Reach'
Written by Michael O'Leary


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $15.95

This volume focuses on the little known official Army Air Force report commissioned by the Eighth Air Force's VIII Fighter Command (FC) in May 1944. The detailed document chronicled the experiences of 24 pilots who had seen extensive service in the frontline escorting B-17s and B-24s on daylight raids deep into... Read more >
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303rd Bombardment Group

Written by Brian O'Neill
Illustrated by Mark Styling


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $16.95

The first title in the Elite Units series to deal with an American bombardment group, this title focuses on the 303rd BG, dubbed the 'Hells Angels.' One of the very first B-17 units assigned to the newly created Eighth Air Force in England in September 1942, the 303rd was in the... Read more >
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No 617 'Dambuster' Sqn

Written by Alex Bateman
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $16.95

Most famous for the dambusting raid in the darkest days of the Second World War, the No 617 Sqn were a vastly experienced crew. It was the first, and only, squadron to use certain equipment and weapons in combat. This study covers the history of the No 617 Squadron. It explains... Read more >
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US Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units of the Vietnam War 1963-1973

Written by Peter Mersky
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

Seeing considerable combat in the nearly 50 years since its service introduction, the Skyhawk was involved in the Vietnam War (1955-1975) from the very beginning. Navy and Marine Corps A-4s quickly established a presence in Southeast Asia, flying from aircraft carriers and land bases in South Vietnam in thousands of sorties... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
AH-64 Apache Units of Operations Enduring Freedom & Iraqi Freedom

Written by Jonathan Bernstein
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

After the attacks on 11 September 2001, Apache units made significant contributions to the Coalition campaign against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. Functioning as the 'killer' part of US Army Hunter-killer teams, Apaches sought out and brought overwhelming firepower to bear on Taliban and al-Qaeda forces, as well as providing... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
B-1B Lancer Units in Combat

Written by Thomas Withington
Illustrated by Mark Styling


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

The development of the B-1B Lancer bomber was difficult to say the least. Originally conceived to fulfill a USAF requirement for an Advanced Manned Strategic Aircraft, the original B-1A concept aircraft was accused of being a white elephant, capable of performing nothing which could not be achieved at less financial and... Read more >
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B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI

Written by Edward Young
Illustrated by Mark Styling


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's study of the B-24 Liberator Units in the CBI Theatre of World War II (1939-1945). The B-24 Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Force's strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. With longer range and a... Read more >
B-2A Spirit Units in Combat

Written by Thomas Withington
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

The B-2A ‘Spirit’ was an aircraft conceived to fight the Cold War (1946-1991) but which has proved invaluable to both the ‘New World Order’ and more recently the ‘War on Terrorism’. The combination of low-observability, precision strike, range and payload flexibility has made the ‘Spirit’ the weapon of choice when America... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Bf 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean

Written by Jerry Scutts
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 100 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

Totally outnumbered throughout their short two-year sojourn in the Western Desert, the crack fighter pilots of the handful of Jagdgeschwader in-theatre fought an effective campaign in support of Rommel’s Afrika Korps against the British and American forces. Relying almost exclusively on the Luftwaffe’s staple fighter of World War 2, the Messerschmitt... Read more >
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British and Empire Aces of World War 1

Written by Christopher Shores
Illustrated by Mark Rolfe


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role. With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo each other in the creation of genuinely effective fighters with fixed forward-firing machine... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
C-47/R4D Units of the ETO and MTO

Written by David Isby
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

The C-47 units of the USAAF were an integral part of some of the most dramatic episodes of World War II (1939-1945): the airborne assaults in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, southern France, Operation Market Garden and the crossing of the Rhine. The mass fratricide off Sicily, the night drop for D-Day... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
C-47/R4D Skytrain Units of the Pacific and CBI

Written by David Isby
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

C-47 is an aircraft that remains a popular favourite and an acknowledged classic design, carrying out missions every bit as strategically important and as dramatic for the aircrew as those of the fighters and bombers. The C-47's wartime operations paved the way for post-war military air transport. It also demonstrated how... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
US Marine Corps F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War

Written by Peter Davies
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in Southeast Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Although one deployment was from an aircraft carrier, and included a successful MiG engagement, most missions were flown from land bases at Da... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Defiant, Blenheim and Havoc Aces

Written by Andrew Thomas
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

The World War 1 concept of the two-seat fighter persisted during the interwar period, with the RAF's biplane Demons being replaced by the twin-engined Blenheim IF - a fighter derivative of the light bomber then in service. By the start of World War 2 four regular and three Auxiliary squadrons of... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War 1

Written by Norman Franks
Illustrated by Harry Dempsey


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

This book focuses on the combat careers of the last of the famous Sopwith fighters to enter service during World War 1, the Dolphin and the Snipe, both of which were built on the strong scouting heritage of the Pup and Camel. The Dolphin featured the unique negative-staggered biplane wing arrangement... Read more >
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F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War

Written by Peter Davies and Rolando Ugolini
Illustrated by David Menard


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the F-100 Super Sabre Units' participation in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). While the F-105 Thunderchief and F-4 Phantom flew the majority of the fighter-bomber missions over North Vietnam, the Thunderchief's service predecessor, the F-100 Super Sabre stayed on to fight the air war in South Vietnam until June... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War

Written by Peter Davies
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

The F-105 was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the USAF to great extent during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Despite pilots' initial apprehensions about the aircraft and a variety of problems with early designs, these planes ultimately became the primary strike bomber over North Vietnam in the early stages of the Vietnam... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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