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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (English, Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • The Westland Wasp by Larry Jeram-Croft
    The Westland Wasp (English, Hardback) Larry Jeram-Croft, Terry Martin

    Tells the story of the Wasp in the words of the people who were most deeply and passionately involved in its design, development and operation.

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  • Japan 1944-45 by Mark Lardas
    Japan 1944-45 (English, Paperback) Mark Lardas, Paul Wright

    A fully illustrated study into one of the most important and yet controversial air campaigns in history, the bombing campaign to cripple Japan from the air and end World War II.

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  • Thud Pilot by Victor Vizcarra
    Thud Pilot (English, Paperback) Victor Vizcarra

    Thud Pilot covers F-105 early combat in 1964 thru 1966, the year of heaviest losses. It details the first counter Surface-to-Air-Missile strike in warfare history, political blunders and inane Rules of Engagement that placed the Thud in unwarranted peril. Thud Pilot goes beyond the air battle; it shares the emotional impact on families left behind.

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  • Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Manual by Haynes
    Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Manual (English, Hardback) Haynes

    Dubbed 'Warthog' - or just 'Hog' - by those who fly and maintain it, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is the world's undisputed close air support attack jet. As tough as it is ugly, it has built a fearsome reputation as a tank buster and infantry killer in conflicts around the globe, and its GAU-8 Avenger 30mm cannon strikes fear into the hearts of all unlucky enough to be on the wrong...

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  • A Battle of Britain Spitfire Squadron by Danny Burt
    A Battle of Britain Spitfire Squadron (English, Hardback) Danny Burt

    More than 100 hundred pictures, many never published before, have been drawn together by the author in this exceptionally detailed squadron account.

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  • US Air Force Bases in the UK by Paul Bingley
    US Air Force Bases in the UK (English, Paperback) Paul Bingley

    Explore this revealing, well illustrated look back at American airbases in Britain in the post-war era.

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  • Air Combat by Tony Holmes
    Air Combat (English, Hardback) Dmitriy Khazanov, Aleksander Medved

    The battle for the skies in World War II fuelled a race between rival air forces to develop ever faster and more capable fighter aircraft ? and the struggle for air superiority was never over until the war itself ended....

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  • Operation Linebacker I 1972 by Marshall Michel III
    Operation Linebacker I 1972 (English, Paperback) Marshall Michel III, Adam Tooby

    Arguably the first "modern" air campaign, this is the story of Linebacker I which brought laser-guided bombs, electronic warfare, and anti-radar missiles to bear on North Vietnam's invading army.

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  • 5th SS Division Wiking at War 1941-1945: History of the Division by Ian Baxter
    5th SS Division Wiking at War 1941-1945: History of the Division (English, Paperback) Ian Baxter

    The Wiking SS Division was one of the most ruthless fighting formations of WW2. This is the fifth in the author's Waffen SS Division Images of War series.

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  • Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai by Tony Holmes
    Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai (English, Paperback) Tony Holmes, Jim Laurier

    The last quality Japanese fighter, the Shiden/Shiden-Kai was tasked with holding the line against the massed squadrons of American aircraft in the dying days of the Pacific War.

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  • FOCKE-WULF Fw 190 by Chris Goss
    FOCKE-WULF Fw 190 (English, Paperback) Chris Goss

    An insight into the aircraft that is widely regarded as the Luftwaffe's finest fighter.

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  • Iraqi Mirages by Tom Cooper
    Iraqi Mirages (English, Paperback) Tom Cooper, Milos Sipos

    Originally envisaged and acquired as a `pure' interceptor, before long the Mirage F.1 in Iraqi service proved a highly capable multi-role platform aircraft, and was widely deployed not only for ground attack but also anti-shipping purposes, as an aerial tanker, and for delivering long-range pin-point attacks.

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  • A Raid Over Berlin by John Martin
    A Raid Over Berlin (English, Paperback) John Martin

    A miraculous true-life Second World War survival story that is being featured on the BBC's ONE SHOW (The show attracts on average a daily audience of 5 million viewers) with a ten minute dramatised documentary to be broadcast in early October 2018.

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  • Spitfire Pilot by David Crook
    Spitfire Pilot (English, Paperback) David Crook, Richard Overy

    Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitler's Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts, The Battle of Britain, seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron.

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  • Wings of the Rising Sun by Mark Chambers
    Wings of the Rising Sun (English, Hardback) Mark Chambers

    A fascinating insight into how the Allies learned about the capabilities and limitations of the Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force and Japanese Army Air Force through flight testing and evaluation of enemy equipment.

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  • Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1 by Tom Cooper
    Showdown in Western Sahara Volume 1 (English, Paperback) Tom Cooper, Albert Grandolini

    Illustrated by over 100 photographs, dozens of maps and colour profiles, Showdown in Western Sahara offers a fascinating study of the military aspects of this conflict, its strategy, tactics and experiences with different weapons systems.

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  • Tornado Gr1 by Michael John W. Napier
    Tornado Gr1 (English, Hardback) Michael John W. Napier

    Following in the wake of Javelin: An Operational History this new release from Mike Napier approaches the subject of the Tornado GR1 from the perspective of the RAF squadrons that actually operated the aircraft.

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  • RF-101 Voodoo Units in Combat by Peter E. Davies
    RF-101 Voodoo Units in Combat (English, Paperback) Peter E. Davies, Jim Laurier

    A fully illustrated study of the little-studied RF-101, whose spectacular performance, dramatic appearance, and distinguished record in combat made it an extremely popular aircraft, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.

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  • Fighter Pilot by Paul Richey
    Fighter Pilot (English, Paperback) Paul Richey

    Originally published in September 1941, it was the first such account of air combat against the Luftwaffe in France in the Second World War, and it struck an immediate chord with a British public enthralled by the exploits of its young airmen.

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