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Combat Aircraft 118. He 162 Volksjäger Units.

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  • He 162 Volksjäger Units. Combat Aircraft 118.
  • Author: Robert Forsyth; Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Pb. 2016
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Combat Aircraft 115. Fw 200 Condor Units of World War 2. Paperback

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  • Fw 200 Condor Units of World War 2. Combat Aircraft 115.
  • Author: Chris Goss; Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • Pb., 2016
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Combat Aircraft 113. F-51 Mustang Units of the Korean War. pb

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  • F-51 Mustang Units of the Korean War. Combat Aircraft 113.
  • Author: Warren Thompson; Illustrator: Chris Davey, Gareth Hector
  • Pb. 96 pages.
  • By the time the Korean War erupted, the F-51 Mustang was seen as obsolete, but that view quickly changed when the USAF rushed 145 of them to the theatre in late 1950. They had the endurance to attack targets in Korea from bases in Japan, where the modern F-86 fighters and other jets did not. Rather than the interceptor and escort fighter roles the Mustang had performed during World War 2, in the Korean War they were assigned to ground attack missions - striking at communist troop columns advancing south. This is the chronicle of the Mustang units that fought in the Korean War, detailing the type's involvement in a series of intense actions, its successes and its considerable losses. Drawing on meticulous research and gripping first-hand accounts from aircrew, this book explains how the faithful Mustang was able to roll back the years, fight, and prove itself in a new era of aerial warfare.
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Combat Aircraft 106 Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Units. pb

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  • Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Units. Combat Aircraft 106
  • Author: Marco Mattioli; Illustrator: Richard Caruana, Mark Postlethwaite
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Italy's most successful wartime bomber, the S.79 saw combat with the Regia Aeronautica in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, East Africa and in the Mediterranean. Initially developed as a transport, the aircraft evolved into a dedicated medium bomber during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. The manufacturer then produced the S.79-II torpedo-bomber which entered service in 1939 - which primarily saw service against the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. Illustrated with 30 full colour profiles of the main units that saw action with either the Regia Aeronautica or the ANR, this title is the first of two volumes to cover the development history and wartime performance of the S.79.
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Combat Aircraft 102. F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat. Pb

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  • F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat. Combat Aircraft 102.
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Combat Aircraft 100. He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front. Paperback

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  • He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front. Combat Aircraft 100.
  • Illustrator: John Weal
  • Paperback; July 2013; 96 pages
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Combat Aircraft 099. AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-VI. Paperback

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  • AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-VI. Combat Aircraft 99.
  • Author: Lon Nordeen; Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Paperback; October 2013; 96 pages
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Combat Aircraft 096. Pe-2 Guards Units of World War 2. Paperback

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  • Pe-2 Guards Units of World War 2. Combat Aircraft 96.
  • Author: Byron E Hukee; Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Paperback; February 2013; 96 pages
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Combat Aircraft 093. A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War. Pb

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  • A-6 Intruder Units of the Vietnam War. Combat Aircraft 093
  • Author: Rick Morgan; Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Paperback; December 2012; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781849087551
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Combat Aircraft 092 P-47 Thunderbolt Units of the Twelfth Air Force. Paperback

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  • P-47 Thunderbolt Units of the Twelfth Air Force. Combat Aircraft 92
  • Author: Jonathan Bernstein
  • Illustrator: Chris Davey
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Combat Aircraft 089 F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War. Paperback

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  • F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War. Combat Aircraft 89
  • Authors: Peter Davies David Menard Illustrator: Rolando Ugolini
  • Paperback; August 2011; 96 pages
  • The F-100 Super Sabre may have been superseded by the superior technology of the F-105 Thunderchief and the F-4 Phantom by the Vietnam War it remained in service. The Super Sabre was deployed as an air defence fighter, and was later given nuclear capability. The F-100’s toughness, adaptability and reliability made it ideal for the incessant missions that were demanded by close support and counter-insurgency missions. 242 Super Sabres and 87 aircrew were lost during the war but their role, particularly in developing the tactics used for discovering and destroying SAM sites, was invaluable. This book describes some of the most important actions that the F-100 took part in, looks at the pilots who flew it and analyses the impact of the aircraft on the war.
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Combat Aircraft 087 B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI. Pb

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  • B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI
  • Author: Edward Young Illustrator: Mark Styling
  • Paperback; February 2011; 96 pages
  • 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 greater load-carrying capacity than the B-17, the B-24 was well-suited to the demands of the CBI. The CBI’s two air forces, the Tenth in India and the Fourteenth in China, each had one heavy bomb group equipped with Liberators. These two groups, the 7th and the 308th, carried the war to the Japanese across China and South East Asia, flying over some of the most difficult terrain in the world.
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Combat Aircraft 086 Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45. Paperback

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  • Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45. Combat Aircraft 86
  • Illustrator: Chris Thomas
  • Paperback; September 2010; 96 pages
  • The Typhoon was the RAF’s heavyweight fighter-bomber of choice to support the British and Canadian armies during the invasion of northwest Europe. In this book Chris Thomas extols the great importance of the Typhoon wings in the ultimate Allied victory in Europe. He describes their destruction of German radar in the lead-up to D-Day, the use of large-scale rocket projectiles in land battles and pinpoint attacks on German command and control centres, which crippled the Wehrmacht’s ability to respond quickly to Allied troop movements. But not everything went smoothly for the Typhoon wings. Their epic battle with highly effective German flak installations prompted Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst to remark ‘I suppose that flying one of these aircraft was the most dangerous task the Air Force has ever asked anybody to do’.
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Combat Aircraft 084 F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War

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  • F-105 Thunderchief Units of the Vietnam War. Combat Aircraft 84
  • By Peter Davies and Jim Laurier (illustrator)
  • Paperback; February 2010; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781846034923
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Combat Aircraft 082 A-26 Invader Units of World War 2. Paperback

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  • A-26 Invader Units of World War 2. Combat Aircraft 82
  • Author: Jim Roeder Illustrator: Janusz Swiatlon
  • Paperback; November 2010; 96 pages
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Combat Aircraft 077 US Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War. Paperback; 9781846034107

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  • US Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War. Paperback. Combat Aircraft 77
  • Authors: Rick Burgess Zip Rausa. Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • 2009; 96 pages; Nicknamed the ‘flying dump truck’, the A-1 was a key component in naval air wings from the end of World War II into the 1960s, allowing the aircraft to play its part in the escalating conflict in Vietnam. Co-written by a two-tour Vietnam War combat veteran in the A-1, this is the first book that focuses exclusively on the aircraft’s service in Vietnam.

Combat Aircraft 073. B-26 Marauder Units of the MTO. Paperback

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  • B-26 Marauder Units of the MTO. Paperback. Combat Aircraft 73
  • Author: Mark Styling. Illustrator: Mark Postlethwaite
  • 2008; 96 pages. Packed with first-hand accounts and rare previously unpublished photographs, this book examines how hastily trained crews proved the B-26 to be a highly reliable, effective medium bomber, establishing the Marauder as one of the truly great aircraft of World War II.

Combat Aircraft 072 Vulcan Units of the Cold War. Paperback

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  • Vulcan Units of the Cold War. Paperback. Combat Aircraft 72
  • Author: Andrew Brookes. Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • 2009; 96 pages; This book examines the design of the Vulcan, exploring the improvements made to its engine and its evolving combat role. The illustrations include many in-flight photographs and detailed colour profiles. This is a timely examination of a distinctive and ground-breaking aircraft.

Combat Aircraft 068. F-117 Stealth Fighter Units of Operation Desert Storm. Paperback

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  • F-117 Stealth Fighter Units of Operation Desert Storm. Combat Aircraft 68
  • Author: Warren Thompson. Illustrator: Mark Styling
  • 2007; 96 pages. During the final years of the 20th century, the most significant break-through in military weaponry was the concept of Stealth technology, and the first mass-produced weapon to utilize this to perfection was the F-117 Nighthawk. Originally delivered in 1982, its existence was officially denied until the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, when it entered the public spotlight over the skies of Baghdad.
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Combat Aircraft 065. US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Atlantic War. Paperback

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  • US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Atlantic War. Combat Aircraft 65
  • Author: Ragnar J Ragnarsson. Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • 2006; 96 pages. From the Arctic to the Equator, anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy patrolled both sides of the stormy Atlantic alongside their allied counterparts, escorting merchant shipping, the crucial lifeline from the United States to Great Britain and the Mediterranean, and staging troops and supplies for the ultimate liberation of North Africa and Europe
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Combat Aircraft 059. F-15E Strike Eagle Units in Combat 1990-2005. Pb

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  • F-15E Strike Eagle Units in Combat 1990–2005. (Combat Aircraft 59) 1841769096
  • Author: Steve Davies. Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • 2005; 96 pages. This book provides a thorough study of this versatile strike aircraft, as well as exploring its role in Operation Desert Storm and, more recently, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Combat Aircraft 058. US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Part Two). Pb

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  • US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Part Two) (Combat Aircraft 58). 1841768855
  • Author: Tony Holmes. Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • 2005; 96 pages. This book explores the role of the US Navy Hornet units in the northern Iraqi campaign. These units were the first Navy Reserve unit to be mobilized since the Korean War, and their attacks were launched from carriers off the coast of Turkey. First-hand accounts accompany the indispensable role these units had in the battle to liberate Iraq.

Combat Aircraft 051. RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat. Pb

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  • RA-5C Vigilante Units in Combat. Combat Aircraft 51
  • Robert R Powell
  • This volume includes compelling accounts of combat missions over key communist targets, where crews dodged Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and anti-aircraft fire to secure all-important mission photographs. Written by a Vigilante combat veteran this book is crammed full of action-packed first-hand accounts.

Combat Aircraft 043. B-52 Stratofortress units in Combat 1955 - 1973. Pb

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  • B-52 Stratofortress units in Combat 1955 - 1973. Combat Aircraft 43
  • Jon Lake
  • 96 pages, numerous illustrations. 2004. This book follows the story of the B-52 from its genesis to its first combat missions in June 1965 and through to the briefly sustained but bloodily fought Linebacker II offensive in late 1972. Even after the withdrawal of US forces in 1973, B-52s remained in-theatre, flying training missions mainly from Guam.

Combat Aircraft 040. PBJ Mitchell Units of the Pacific War. Paperback

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  • PBJ Mitchell Units of the Pacific War. (Combat Aircraft 40). Paperback
  • by Jerry Scutts, illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • 96 pages, numerous illustrations. 2003/4. Flown exclusively by the US Marines, the PBJ was one of those rare examples of an air force type being procured by the navy due to its ability to do exactly the job that was required of it. This book outlines the aircraft’s history and technology, and takes a closer look at the men who flew it.

Combat Aircraft 039. B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Pacific War. Pb

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  • B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Pacific War. Combat Aircraft 39
  • Bowman
  • This book reveals why, to the public, the Flying Fortress was better known than the Spitfire, the Boeing 747, or Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis. The name recognition enjoyed by the B-17 was that company's reason for creating B-17 Steak Sauce and Osprey's reason to round out the saga of this great wartime aircraft.

Combat Aircraft 038 B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO

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  • B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the MTO. Combat Aircraft 38
  • Hess
  • Although the Fifteenth Air Force was dismissed as 'minor leaguers' by the Eighth Air Force, strategic bombers from this outfit had done a 'major league' job on Axis targets in southern Europe following its formation in Italy in November 1943. And the heavy bombers employed by the Fifteenth were of course the venerable B-17 and B-24. At its peak strength, the Fifteenth's B-17 force comprised six groups of four squadrons each, all controlled by the 5th Bomb Wing. Having been a part of the Fifteenth Air Force in 1944, author Bill Hess has long been waiting to write a definitive account on 'his air force'.

Combat Aircraft 035. Lancaster Squadrons 1944-45.

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  • Lancaster Squadrons 1944-45. Combat Aircraft 35.
  • Author: Jon Lake; Illustrator: Chris Davey
  • Paperback; December 2002; 96 pages
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Combat Aircraft 034. PV Ventura/Harpoon Units of World War 2

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  • PV Ventura/Harpoon Units of World War 2. Combat Aircraft 34
    Author: Alan C Carey. Illustrator: Tom Tullis
    A development of the successful Lockheed medium twins of the late 1930s, the PV Ventura/Harpoon family of patrol bombers saw widespread service with both the US Navy/Marine Corps and the TAF and Commonwealth from October 1942 onwards. The USAAF also used surplus Venturas originally ordered by the RAF designated B-34 Lexingtons in the bomber training and coastal patrol roles. The final variant in this family was the larger PV-2 Harpoon, which was built to a US Navy requirement from March 1944 onwards. Used primarily in the Pacific, 470 Harpoons saw frontline service on anti-shipping and submarine patrols through to VJ-Day.

Combat Aircraft 033 B-29 Superfortress Units of World War 2. Pb

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  • B-29 Superfortress Units of World War 2. Combat Aircraft 33
  • Dorr
  • The ultimate piston-engined heavy bomber of World War 2, the first production B-29s were delivered to the 58th Very Heavy Bomb Wing in the autumn of 1943. The final dropping of two atomic bombs from the B-29 convinced the Japanese to sue for peace.

Combat Aircraft 031 Lancaster Squadrons 1942 - 1943. Pb

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  • Lancaster Squadrons 1942 - 1943. Combat Aircraft 31
  • Lake
  • The RAF’s most successful heavy bomber of World War 2, the Avro Lancaster formed the backbone of Bomber Command during the large-scale night bombing campaign against occupied Europe. This volume contains more than 100 photographs, 30 all-new colour profiles by leading aviation artist Chris Davey and specially commissioned scale drawings of the Lancaster B I/II by Mark Styling

Combat Aircraft 027 Air War in the Gulf 1991. Pb

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  • Air War in the Gulf 1991. Combat Aircraft 27
  • Chant
  • The Gulf War (16 January - 28 February 1991) was fought to expel Iraq and restore Kuwaiti independence. The allies under General Schwarzkopf launched five weeks of intensive air attacks deploying 1,800 aircraft, largely from the US and backed up by the British, French and Saudi air forces. Many of these technologically advanced aircraft had never before engaged in combat, including the British Tornadoes and US F-117A Stealth fighters.

Combat Aircraft 025 MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War. Pb

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  • MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War. Combat Aircraft 25
  • Toperczer
  • The erstwhile enemy of the USAF and US Navy during the nine years of American involvement in the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) quickly grew from an ill-organised rabble of poorly trained pilots flying antiquated communist aircraft into a highly effective fighting force that more than held its own over the skies of North Vietnam. Flying Soviet fighters like the MiG-17, and -19, the VPAF produced over a dozen aces, whilst the Americans managed just two pilots and three navigators in the same period.

Combat Aircraft 021. B-24 Liberator Units /15th Air Force. Pb

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  • B-24 Liberator Units /15th Air Force. Combat Aircraft 21
  • Dorr
  • This volume is the third of five titles in the Combat Aircraft series devoted to charting the operational history of the Consolidated heavy bomber, and is the first single volume to exclusively cover the Fifteenth Air Force's B-24 units.

Combat Aircraft 018. B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eight Air Force (Part 1) Pb

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  • B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eight Air Force (Part 1). Combat Aircraft 18
  • Bowman
  • This volume, which is the first of two dealing exclusively with the 'Mighty Eighth', covers the 15 Bomb Groups of the First Air Division, each of which controlled four squadrons. The volume itself is illustrated with period images of aircraft and aircrews, as well as 40 newly-originated artworks featuring aircraft from each of the air groups within the First Air Division.

Combat Aircraft 005 Blenheim Squadrons of WW II. Pb

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  • Blenheim Squadrons of WW II. Combat Aircraft 5
  • By Lake
  • Built in large numbers in the years leading up to World War 2, Bristol's Blenheim saw use as both a fighter and bomber thanks to its high speed in relation to the biplane types it was then replacing. The first Mk Is entered service with No 114 Sqn in March 1937, a staggering 1552 eventually being built before the RAF ordered the revised Mk IV into production.