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

    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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  • Grumman F-14 Tomcat by Tony Holmes
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat (English, Hardback)

    Probably best-known for its starring role in the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun, the US Navy's Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, variable geometry, two-seat, carrier-based, air superiority fighter....

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  • Air Combat by Tony Holmes
    Air Combat (English, Hardback)

    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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  • Nakajima B5N `Kate' and B6N `Jill' Units by Tony Holmes
    Nakajima B5N `Kate' and B6N `Jill' Units (English, Paperback)

    A fully illustrated guide to the two major Japanese carrier torpedo bombers of World War II, aircrafts that fought in all the major battles from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa.

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  • Plane Spotter's Guide by Tony Holmes
    Plane Spotter's Guide (English, Paperback)

    Aviation has revolutionised warfare over the last 100 years. This pocket guide gives the reader the essential details of 70 iconic aircraft, including the Sopwith Camel, the Spitfire, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the P-51 Mustang and the F-4 Phantom. It uses detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition.

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  • Spitfire by John Dibbs
    Spitfire (English, Hardback)

    In the year that the Spitfire turns 80, passion for the RAF's best-loved fighter is running at an all-time high. This book reveals the history of the most iconic of British aircraft. It is suitable for aviation enthusiasts.

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  • J2M Raiden and N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai Aces by Yasuho Izawa
    J2M Raiden and N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai Aces (English, Paperback)

    Although seen as a replacement for the A6M Zero-sen carrier-based fighter, the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden was actually designed as a land-based naval interceptor optimised for speed rather than manoeuvrability. Despite suffering heavy losses, the units equipped with new fighter proved that the N1K could more than hold its own against P-38s and F6Fs.

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  • Twelve to One by Tony Holmes
    Twelve to One (English, Paperback)

    This work covers the experiences of 107 elite American aces in combat against the Japanese. It includes biographies of the men whose tips for aerial combat make up the text, and the V Fighter Command Manual.

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  • US Marine and RAAF Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom by Tony Holmes
    US Marine and RAAF Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (English, Paperback)

    Some 84 of the 250 Hornets committed by Central Command to Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-present) proudly bore MARINE titling on their rear fuselages. A further 14 were marked with the distinctive kangaroo roundel of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The exploits achieved by the units that flew these jets into combat is detailed in this volume, the third of three titles published in the...

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  • F-14 Tomcat Units in Operation by Tony Holmes
    F-14 Tomcat Units in Operation (English, Paperback)

    Since the limited Desert Fox campaign against Iraq in December 1998, the Tomcat has been integral to virtually all combat operations involving the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Indeed, on every carrier deployment to the Persian Gulf since Desert Fox, the F-14 unit(s) on station has ventured into 'The Sand Box' over southern Iraq and prosecuted targets operating in contravention to United Nations...

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  • Tomahawk and Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF and Commonwealth by Tony Holmes
    Tomahawk and Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF and Commonwealth (English, Paperback)

    Deemed unsuitable for the Channel Front, lend-lease Tomahawks and Kittyhawks instead became the staple fighter of the Desert Air Force in 1941-42, flying with the RAF, South African and Australian squadrons. This title details accounts from flying aces on their flights and their aircraft.

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  • Spitfire by Tony Holmes
    Spitfire (English, Hardback)

    The Spitfire is an icon of World War II, becoming the darling of the British public through defending the skies during the Battle of Britain. This book explores its history, strengths and weaknesses and its combat performance, using colour artwork and illustrations throughout to create a premium product, combined with low price point.

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  • Hurricane by John Dibbs
    Hurricane (English, Hardback)

    Published to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Hawker Hurricane entering service with the RAF, this stunning photographic history reveals the true contribution the Hurricane made to the war effort alongside striking aerial photography of the Hurricanes that still grace our skies today.

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  • F/A-18 Hornet & Super Hornet Units in Operation Iraqi Freedom by Tony Holmes
    F/A-18 Hornet & Super Hornet Units in Operation Iraqi Freedom (English, Paperback)

    The F/A-18 Hornet, in its various guises, was the most heavily used strike aircraft during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This book explores the versatility and effectiveness of the fighter bomber, using first-hand accounts from those who flew them.

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  • The F/A18 Hornet Story by Tony Holmes
    The F/A18 Hornet Story (English, Hardback)

    The F/A18 Hornet story

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  • Star-Spangled Spitfires by Tony Holmes
    Star-Spangled Spitfires (English, Paperback)

    Archive images of the Supermarine Spitfire in American service.

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  • F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedom by Tony Holmes
    F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedom (English, Paperback)

    The F-14 Tomcat was the weapon of choice to strike hard and fast against the enemies of the US in the wake of the September 11 attacks. This book explores the F-14 pilots and aircraft involved in Operation Enduring Freedom, with insights into the tactical approach and strategic aims provided by senior officers.

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  • Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109F by Tony Holmes
    Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109F (English, Paperback)

    As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf109 arrived on the scene. The RAF could see that the Luftwaffe were stepping down their incursions into British airspace, and went on the offensive.

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  • Spitfire vs Bf 109 by Tony Holmes
    Spitfire vs Bf 109 (English, Paperback)

    Explains what it felt like to be a fighter pilot during those crucial moments of the Battle of Britain flying some of the iconic planes to have ever graced the skies. This volume details the pilots' training, British and German tactics, and the development of the models that were in use at the time - the Spitfire Mk I/II and the Bf 109E.

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  • Hurricane Aces of World War 2 by Tony Holmes
    Hurricane Aces of World War 2 (English, Paperback)

    Hurricanes outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and actually downed more Luftwaffe aircraft than the famous Spitfire. Hurricanes had provided the first RAF aces of the war in France during the Blitzkrieg, and they are described in this volume.

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