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Hawker Tempest: Mks.I, V, II, VI, TT Mks.5, 6
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 8090255922
4+ Publishing Prague 2000 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 36 pages. The RAF's last piston-engined fighter attained great successes in destruction of the German V-1 flying bombs. Contains 131 b/w photos, 1/72 scale plans, type history and technical description, production overview, 3 pages camouflage profiles, pull-out poster, cockpit interior drawings, camouflage details, armament & equipment description.  As New
Price: 33.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005771  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21 Fishbed (1955-2010)
Paloque, Gerard
ISBN: 9782352501473
Histoire & Collection  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 98 pages. The MiG-21 originated with an official request from the Soviet authorities in 1954 for a light, high-performance (Mach 2 at 20,000m) frontline fighter to protect military and production installations from potential raids by American bombers. Built for almost half a century in twenty or so different versions, in four successive generations, the Fishbed (its NATO codename) was not only the jet which was built in the largest numbers in the whole of aviation history, but also the aircraft which was built in the greatest numbers since the end of the Second World War, all types and all countries included. Used by fifty or so air forces on four of the five continents, the MiG-21 took part in most of the major conflicts during the four last decades, from the Six-Day War in 1967 to the Balkans in 1999. At the present time more than a thousand examples of this fighter, of which a large number were built in China (Shenyang F-7 and J-7) are still in service, with their career continuing thanks to modernisation programmes for the surviving aircraft which have enabled them to pass cheerfully into the 21st Century.  As New
Price: 27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005781  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bell Uh-1 Huey ’Slicks’ 1962-1975
Bishop, Chris
ISBN: 1841766321
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG087. The US Army requirement for a light utility helicopter was formulated after the Korean War. Bell's Model 204 design won a competition in 1955, and was given the military designation H-40, later renamed the HU-1 Iroquois. The original design called for a helicopter that could be used for transport, airborne battlefield command and control, medical evacuation, fire support co-ordination and search and rescue. Later its missions would be expanded to include troop insertion/extraction, armed escort and special operations. This title details all the technological background behind the development and use of the Huey 'Slick' in Vietnam, as well as covering all the major uses that this transport aircraft was put to. Contents: Introduction; Design and Development; Operation History; Variants; Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005783  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Victory Air Displays: Prague 1946 & 1947
Kloucek, Pavel; Kudlicka, Bohumir
ISBN: 9788361421429
Mushroom Model Publications  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 88 pages. In September 1946, the Union of Pilots of the Czechoslovak Republic held an International Air Show at Prague-Ruzyne airport. Redolent of the country’s splendid pre-war Military Air Days, the 1946 show attracted more than half a million visitors, while military aircraft from Britain, France and the USA joined local civilian and military machines in the air and on the ground. Flying displays featuring thrilling aerobatics, massed Spitfire flypasts, Neville Duke’s stunning Meteor routine and even a B-29 Superfortress wowed the crowd, while the re-emerging Czech aero industry revealed its latest machines - new, indigenous designs, as well as those based on German aircraft - to an adoring press and public. The Czech National Aeroclub attempted to repeat the success of 1946 with its Civilian Sporting Air Day the following July, but without the cooperation of Ruzyne airport, the event did little more than dampen public enthusiasm for the Second International Air Show in September. Nevertheless, the autumn event drew even greater support from the Americans and the British, boasting no fewer than four types of jet fighter - Avia S-92 (Me 262), de Havilland Vampire, Gloster Meteor and Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - as well as a rocket-assisted S-99 (Bf 109) take off! Perhaps more importantly, it provided one last stage for Czechoslovakia’s proud pilots, most of them ex-RAF, before the ravages of the communist regime forced many to leave and the remainder into persecution. A fascinating and unusual glimpse of the aviation scene in Eastern Europe before the Iron Curtain came down, and some rare photos of major aircraft of the period.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005872  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Victory Air Displays: Prague 1946 & 1947
Kloucek, Pavel; Kudlicka, Bohumir
ISBN: 9788361421429
Mushroom Model Publications  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 88 pages. In September 1946, the Union of Pilots of the Czechoslovak Republic held an International Air Show at Prague-Ruzyne airport. Redolent of the country’s splendid pre-war Military Air Days, the 1946 show attracted more than half a million visitors, while military aircraft from Britain, France and the USA joined local civilian and military machines in the air and on the ground. Flying displays featuring thrilling aerobatics, massed Spitfire flypasts, Neville Duke’s stunning Meteor routine and even a B-29 Superfortress wowed the crowd, while the re-emerging Czech aero industry revealed its latest machines - new, indigenous designs, as well as those based on German aircraft - to an adoring press and public. The Czech National Aeroclub attempted to repeat the success of 1946 with its Civilian Sporting Air Day the following July, but without the cooperation of Ruzyne airport, the event did little more than dampen public enthusiasm for the Second International Air Show in September. Nevertheless, the autumn event drew even greater support from the Americans and the British, boasting no fewer than four types of jet fighter - Avia S-92 (Me 262), de Havilland Vampire, Gloster Meteor and Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - as well as a rocket-assisted S-99 (Bf 109) take off! Perhaps more importantly, it provided one last stage for Czechoslovakia’s proud pilots, most of them ex-RAF, before the ravages of the communist regime forced many to leave and the remainder into persecution. A fascinating and unusual glimpse of the aviation scene in Eastern Europe before the Iron Curtain came down, and some rare photos of major aircraft of the period.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005874  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Supermarine Spitfire IX 1944-1946
Matusiak, Wojtek
ISBN: 9788361421498
Stratus  2012 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages. The book continues the story of Spitfire IXs used by Polish pilots in Britain, covering the years 1944-1946, both in Polish squadrons and in RAF and auxiliary units. It includes listings of losses and of officially credited victories. There are over 200 photographs (about half of which have not been published before) and about 30 colour profiles (plus top and bottom views for two representative aircraft).   As New
Price: 29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005876  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Supermarine Spitfire IX 1944-1946
Matusiak, Wojtek
ISBN: 9788361421498
Stratus  2012 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages. The book continues the story of Spitfire IXs used by Polish pilots in Britain, covering the years 1944-1946, both in Polish squadrons and in RAF and auxiliary units. It includes listings of losses and of officially credited victories. There are over 200 photographs (about half of which have not been published before) and about 30 colour profiles (plus top and bottom views for two representative aircraft).   As New
Price: 29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005877  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Vought F-8 Crusader - 1955-1999
Paloque, Gerard
ISBN: 9782352501855
Histoire & Collection  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 82 pages. When it built the Crusader, the US Navy’s first supersonic aircraft, Vought repeated the success it had had with the legendary WWII fighter, the F4U Corsair. 1250 examples were built. This fighter with its unusual variable incidence wing, made its maiden flight in March 1955 and equipped more than seventy Navy and Marine Corps squadrons during its thirty year career. Used in combat as early as the autumn of 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis, the Crusader distinguished itself during the first part of the Vietnam War in which it scored eighteen confirmed kills, more than half of the US Navy’s total of kills for the whole of the conflict, earning it the unofficial title of 'MiG-Master'. Replaced gradually by more effective fighters like the F-4 Phantom II and the F-14 Tomcat, the Crusader, nicknamed the 'Last Gunfighter' finished its career in the United States in the Reserve units or specialising in photographic reconnaissance at the end of the eighties. France, the only export client except for the Philippines, had Crusaders specially designed to operate from its small aircraft carriers, and the Aeronavale’s last 'Crouze', and thereby the last F-8 in the world, was withdrawn from service in October 1999.  As New
Price: 34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005883  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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SPA124 Lafayette Escadrille: American Volunteer Airmen in World War 1
Guttman, Jon
ISBN: 9781841767529
Osprey Pub Co  2004 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU17. This book tells the story of one of World War I’s most famous squadrons, Spa. 124 - the only French squadron made up entirely of American volunteers (save for the commander and executive officer.) Organised in April 1916, the group was successively dubbed the Escadrille Americaine, Escadrille des Volontaires and finally the Escadrille Lafayette. Its achievements were modest, but it included several colourful characters who captured the public imagination and played a major role in gaining American sympathy for the Allied cause. When the United States finally entered the war, many Lafayette veterans helped prepare US Army Air Service and Navy pilots for combat, although a few chose to stay on with the French. Contents: Origins of N.124 (Formation and early operations), Verdun and the Somme (Major actions and the adoption of the sobriquet 'Lafayette'), Lafayette becomes famous (Spad VIIs and operations through February 18, 1918), Split Metamorphosis (Summaries of the 103rd Aero Squadron and Spa.124), Escadrilles and Commanders of GC.12.  As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002573  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Richthofen’s Circus: Jagdgeschwader Nr 1
VanWyngarden, Greg
ISBN: 9781841767260
Osprey Pub Co  2004 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU16. Undoubtedly the most famous of any nation’s aviation units in World War 1 was the legendary Jagdgeschwader Nr 1, or ‘The Flying Circus’ as its respectful foes labelled it. Germany’s first true fighter wing, it would always be associated with its first commander, the charismatic and revered Manfred von Richthofen. JG 1 was formed in July 1917, and for sixteen months the unit’s young pilots in their colourful aircraft battled for aerial dominance of the Western Front. From its ranks emerged many of Germany’s most successful airmen, including the Red Baron’s brother Lothar; Ernst Udet; Werner Voss; Erich Löwenhardt and Hermann Göring. This book charts the World War I experiences of JG 1. Contents: Origins (the early careers of JG I’s Jastas and formation of the Geschwader), Summer Successes (JG I’s operations in the 3rd Battle of Ypres, July - September 1917), Triplane Trials (operations primarily with the Fokker Dr I through the Battle of Cambrai, October 1917 - February 1918), The ‘Kaiser’s Battle’ (operations during ‘Operation Michael,’ the last great German offensive of March - May 1918), New Leaders, New Equipment, Fighting Retreat, Jagdstaffel and Geschwader Commanders of JG I, Aces’ listing.  As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002572  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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No 56 Sqn RAF/RFC
Revell, Alex
ISBN: 9781846034282
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU33. By the autumn of 1916, with the formation of the new Jagdstaffeln, the pendulum of aerial supremacy had once again swung in favour of the German Air Force. The battle of the Somme in 1916 saw the RFC suffer losses of nearly 400 aircrew between September and November, and British casualties were to reach a zenith in the ‘Bloody April’ of 1917 when 319 aircrew were lost, killed or taken prisoner of war. This was the situation when No 56 Squadron arrived in France at the end of April 1917. Equipped with the superb new SE 5, it was the first fighter squadron of the RFC to be able to meet the Albatros and Halberstadt fighters of the Jagdstaffeln on equal terms. The squadron’s pilots won an incredible tally of decorations, and by the end of the hostilities many famous fighter pilots had passed through its ranks - Albert Ball VC, Canadian Hank Burden and American Robert Caldwell to name but a few. In this study, Alex Revell uncovers the early days and development of No 56 Squadron, its victories and losses, and the birth of a proud tradition. Contents: Prologue, September 1917, 1 - Early days; 2 - In France; 3 - First successes and casualties; 4 - Summer and Autumn of 1917 - the golden age of air fighting; 5 - The battles of Cambrai and Kaiserschlacht; 6 - New Blood - the summer and autumn of 1918; 7 - The end of the long struggle, Appendices.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004621  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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No 617 ’Dambuster’ Sqn
Bateman, Alex
ISBN: 9781846034299
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU34. 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 the men, aircraft, weapons and operations of this squadron.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004828  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Jagdgeschwader 400: Germany’s Elite Rocket Fighters
Ransom, Steven; Hans-Hermann Cammann
ISBN: 9781846039751
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU37. The Jagdgeschwader 400 group was formed for the sole purpose of flying one of the world's most revolutionary aircraft - the rocket-powered Me 163. Although the Me 163 scored relatively few kills, giving it a success rate much lower than the Me 262, it still had a massive psychological impact upon the Allies, and the technology and experiences gained in the Me 163 went on to influence the jet fighters of modern times. The introduction of jet-powered aircraft demanded massive changes in training, equipment, servicing and tactics, all of which are described and examined in this essential analysis of the story of the Me 163 in frontline service with Erprobungskommando 16 and Jagdgeschwader 400.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005091  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Jasta 18 - The Red Noses
VanWyngarden, Greg
ISBN: 9781849083355
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU040. The history of Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel (or Jasta) 18 is one of the more unique and complex of German fighter squadrons of World War I. In fact, the unit could be said to have had something of a split personality. Formed in Flanders at the end of October 1916, the Jasta was first commanded by Oblt von Grieffenhagen, who led it to 35 victories in nine months. In August 1917, the aggressive and demanding Oblt Rudolf Berthold took over the Staffel and brought a cadre of seasoned pilots with him from his former command. Berthold molded his new unit into a dedicated group of hunters, and left his stamp on the unit with a striking color scheme of red-nosed Pfalz and Albatros fighters with dark blue fuselage and tail surfaces. This book tells the complete story of the unit: its victories, defeats, and the great aces who flew the red-nosed fighters.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005560  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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352nd Fighter Group
Ivie, Tom
ISBN: 9781841763828
Osprey Pub Co  2002 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU008. Nicknamed the ‘Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney’ due to the garish all-blue noses of their P-51s, the 352nd FG was one of the most successful fighter groups in the Eighth Air Force. Credited with destroying almost 800 enemy aircraft between 1943 and 1945, the 352nd finished fourth in the ranking of all groups within VIII Fighter Command. Initially equipped with P-47s, the group transitioned to P-51s in the spring of 1944, and it was with the Mustang that its pilots enjoyed their greatest success. Numerous first-hand accounts, 55 newly commissioned artworks and 140+ photos complete this concise history of the ‘Bluenosers’.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005978  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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359th Fighter Group
Smith, Jack
ISBN: 9781841764405
Osprey Pub Co  2002 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU010. Nicknamed the 'Unicorns', the 359th FG was one of the last groups to arrive in the UK for service in the ETO with the Eighth Air Force. First seeing action on 13 December 1943, the group initially flew bomber escort sweeps in P-47s, before converting to the ubiquitous P-51 in March/April 1944. Throughout its time in the ETO, the 359th was credited with the destruction of 351 enemy aircraft destroyed between December 1943 and May 1945. The exploits of all 12 aces created by the group are detailed, along with the most significant missions flown. This book also discusses the various markings worn by the group's three squadrons, the 368th, 369th and 370th FSs   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005979  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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303rd Bombardment Group
O’Neill, Brian
ISBN: 9781841765372
Osprey Pub Co  2003 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU011. 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 vanguard of the daylight bombing campaign through to VE-Day. Awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation in January 1944, the 303rd also had two of its aircrewmen presented with the Medal of Honor, Americas ultimate military decoration. Brian O Neill brings the group's colourful combat history to life with a mix of first-hand accounts, raw statistics and concise mission narrative.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005980  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Jagdgeschwader 52: The Experten
Weal, John
ISBN: 9781841767864
Osprey Pub Co  2004 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU015. Jagdgeschwader 52 (JG 52) was the most successful and highest-scoring fighter unit, not just in Germany’s World War 2 Luftwaffe, but in the entire annals of aviation history. No other fighter group has ever come close to matching its staggering total of around 9000 enemy aircraft shot down in combat. And yet, because much of that combat took place over the tractless wastes of the Russian front, very little has been written in English about the exploits of this charismatic unit. This book provides a full combat history of JG 52 and its members, including the three top-scoring aces of all time, who claimed a total of 900 victories between them.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005983  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Richthofen’s Circus: Jagdgeschwader Nr 1
VanWyngarden, Greg
ISBN: 9781841767260
Osprey Pub Co  2004 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU16. Undoubtedly the most famous of any nation’s aviation units in World War 1 was the legendary Jagdgeschwader Nr 1, or ‘The Flying Circus’ as its respectful foes labelled it. Germany’s first true fighter wing, it would always be associated with its first commander, the charismatic and revered Manfred von Richthofen. JG 1 was formed in July 1917, and for sixteen months the unit’s young pilots in their colourful aircraft battled for aerial dominance of the Western Front. From its ranks emerged many of Germany’s most successful airmen, including the Red Baron’s brother Lothar; Ernst Udet; Werner Voss; Erich Löwenhardt and Hermann Göring. This book charts the World War I experiences of JG 1. Contents: Origins (the early careers of JG I’s Jastas and formation of the Geschwader), Summer Successes (JG I’s operations in the 3rd Battle of Ypres, July - September 1917), Triplane Trials (operations primarily with the Fokker Dr I through the Battle of Cambrai, October 1917 - February 1918), The ‘Kaiser’s Battle’ (operations during ‘Operation Michael,’ the last great German offensive of March - May 1918), New Leaders, New Equipment, Fighting Retreat, Jagdstaffel and Geschwader Commanders of JG I, Aces’ listing.  As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005984  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Glosterflygplan I Svensk Tjanst: Gloster Aircraft in Sweden Service
Forslund, Mikael
ISBN: 9789197767729
Mikael Forslund Produktion AB  2012 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Pictorial Cover New book, 176 pages .An illustrated history of Gloster aircraft - O3 Grouse, J8 Gladiator & Meteor - in service with the Royal Swedish Air Force from the 1920s to the 1960s. The book features several hundred previously unpublished photographs from the period, plus technical descriptions, scale plans, technical drawings and some colour photographs. The book is in Swedish with English language captions on all photos, and a 10 page summary of the text in the book, also in English.  As New
Price: 46.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005990  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Glosterflygplan I Svensk Tjanst: Gloster Aircraft in Sweden Service
Forslund, Mikael
ISBN: 9789197767729
Mikael Forslund Produktion AB  2012 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Pictorial Cover New book, 176 pages .An illustrated history of Gloster aircraft - O3 Grouse, J8 Gladiator & Meteor - in service with the Royal Swedish Air Force from the 1920s to the 1960s. The book features several hundred previously unpublished photographs from the period, plus technical descriptions, scale plans, technical drawings and some colour photographs. The book is in Swedish with English language captions on all photos, and a 10 page summary of the text in the book, also in English.  As New
Price: 46.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005989  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Caproni Ca 313 R.P.B./S: B 16A - S 16A & B - T 16A - Tp 16A
Forslund, Mikael
ISBN: 9789197767736
Mikael Forslund Produktion AB  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Pictorial Cover New book, 304 pages. 460+ photos, illustrations, 6 colour profiles + scale drawings. This book details the development, production, and service history of the Caproni Ca 313 R.P.B./S in Swedish service from 1940 until 1945. plus technical descriptions, scale plans, technical drawings and some colour photographs of an aircraft under restoration. The book is in Swedish with English language captions on all photographs, plus there is an 8 page summary of the text in the book, also in English.  As New
Price: 46.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005988  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Caproni Ca 313 R.P.B./S: B 16A - S 16A & B - T 16A - Tp 16A
Forslund, Mikael
ISBN: 9789197767736
Mikael Forslund Produktion AB  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Pictorial Cover New book, 304 pages. 460+ photos, illustrations, 6 colour profiles + scale drawings. This book details the development, production, and service history of the Caproni Ca 313 R.P.B./S in Swedish service from 1940 until 1945. plus technical descriptions, scale plans, technical drawings and some colour photographs of an aircraft under restoration. The book is in Swedish with English language captions on all photographs, plus there is an 8 page summary of the text in the book, also in English.  As New
Price: 46.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005987  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I: Western Front 1917-18
Guttman, Jon;
ISBN: 9781846032936
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE07. Amid the continuous struggle for aerial superiority during World War 1, two aircraft types were at the forefront. Both rotary-engined fighters, the Sopwith Camel and the Fokker Dr I triplane were relatively slow for their time, but were regarded as the most maneuverable machines produced during the conflict, and the classic pair for a tight, evenly matched dogfight at close quarters. In this book Jon Guttman examines the fascinating story of the design and development of these deadly foes. First-hand accounts and innovative cockpit-view artwork give a thrilling insight into the pilots' experiences during the world's first aerial duels and explain their successes and failures.   As New
Price: 20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005999  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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MiG-3 Aces of World War 2
Khazanov, Dimtriy
ISBN: 9781849084420
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, ACE102. Created by ex-Polikarpov designers Ivanovic Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, the MiG-1/3 family of fighters was built to satisfy a Soviet Air Force requirement for an advanced, fast, high altitude fighter. Entering service in the spring of 1941, the problematic MiG-1 had its handling problems rectified with the hasty production of the MiG-3 - the latter had its Mikulin engine moved further forward, increased outer wing dihedral and a strengthened fuselage. As of 22 June 1941, Air Force manoeuvre units in the five borderline military districts could field 917 MiG-3s. Many of these were destroyed on the ground when the Germans launched Operation Barbarossa. Nevertheless, enough examples survived to allow pilots such as Stepan Suprun (Twice Hero of the Soviet Union), Aleksandr Pokryshkin (Thrice Hero of the Soviet Union) and Lev Shestakov (Hero of the Soviet Union) to claim a number of victories on the type. Early successes by units such as 23rd and 28th IAPs resulted in 35 aerial victories being claimed by MiG-3 pilots in the first eight days of the Great Patriotic War. Other units enjoyed similar levels of success, with MiG-3-equipped 15 and 31st IAP proving themselves to be the most combat-ready fighter units on the Northwestern Front. By the end of 1941, a handful of pilots had 'made ace' flying the MiG-3, despite the Soviet air forces having taken a fearful beating at the hands of the Luftwaffe. In 1942 MiG pilots actively participated in the defence of Leningrad, Moscow, Odessa, Kiev and Sevastopol, with still more aviators becoming aces as the year progressed. Amongst them was Aleksandr Pokryshkin, the second-highest scoring Russian ace with 59 victories to his name. He claimed his first five kills while flying a MiG-3 with 55th IAP. Stalin terminated MiG-3 production in October 1941, although the fighter remained in frontline service in large numbers until mid-1942. Surviving examples continued to serve with national air defence regiments until 1943.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006007  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Lentolaivue 24
Stenman, Kari
ISBN: 9781841762623
Osprey Pub Co  2001 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU004. Finland's premier fighter squadron during World War 2, Lentolaivue 24 (Flying Squadron 24) first saw action during the bloody Winter War of 1939-40, when the Soviet Red Army launched a surprise attack on the small Scandinavian country - the squadron enjoyed great success against numerically superior opposition. LLv 24 was once again in the thick of the action following the outbreak of the Continuation War in June 1941. Easily the air force's most successful fighter unit, LLv 24 claimed 877 kills, and its pilots won five direct and two indirect Mannerheim Crosses (Finland¹s highest military award) out of a total of 19 presented to all Finnish soldiers. Most top aces also scored the bulk of their kills flying with this unit.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006009  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Groupe de Combat 12, ’Les Cigognes’: France’s Ace Fighter Group in World War 1
Guttman, Jon
ISBN: 9781841767536
Osprey Pub Co  2004 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU018. This book traces the combat history of the most famous and highest-scoring fighter group in France's World War I Aviation Militaire. Groupe de Combat 12 boasted the highest-scoring Allied fighter pilot, René Fonck, and France's most celebrated hero of the air, Georges Guynemer. Its ranks included numerous other famous aces, such as Rene's Dorme, Alfred Heurteaux, Albert Deullin, and American volunteers Edwin Parsons and Frank L. Baylies. Additionally, Guynemer was instrumental in developing France's premier series of fighter planes, the SPAD VII, XII, XIII and XVII.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006014  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Jagdgeschwader 51 ’Molders’
Weal, John
ISBN: 9781846030451
Osprey Pub Co  2006 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU022. JG 51 is one of the Luftwaffe's top wartime fighter units whose story has never been told in English. The unit's history encapsulates the fortunes of the Luftwaffe's fighter arm as a whole: the heady successes of the early months, the steady attrition and the growing strength of the opposition during the mid-war years, and the final chaos and collapse of the last days. The story works on other levels too: the diversity of aircraft types flown - biplanes, Messerschmitt and Focke-Wulf fighters, and even twin-engined ground-attack machines - provides for an interesting mix of hitherto unpublished images; and the wide range of markings and unit badges add colorful variety and are a bonus for the modeling fraternity. But it is, above all, the quality of the pilots who served with JG 51 that sets it apart. Through the war it numbered more Knight's Cross winners among its ranks than any other unit, and it is their stories, their successes, exploits and eventual fates, which brings this history to life.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006018  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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332nd Fighter Group - Tuskegee Airmen
Bucholtz, Chris
ISBN: 9781846030444
Osprey Pub Co  2007 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU024. The USAAC's Tuskegee Experiment, designed to prove that African-Americans were not capable of flying combat aircraft, ironically resulted in the creation of one of the USAAF's elite units. Crewed by highly-educated and exceptionally motivated men, the 99th Fighter Squadron, led by Col Benjamin O. Davis (later joined by the 100th, 301st, and 302nd FS to form the 332nd Fighter Group), first flew ground attack missions in P-40s in North Africa and participated in the destruction and surrender of Pantelleria, off Sicily. Later, after the unit was equipped with P-51 Mustangs, the 'Redtails' began flying escort missions deep into Germany. The unit scoreboard boasted 111 aerial kills (including several Me 262 jets), 150 strafing victories, 950 vehicles and railway rolling stock destroyed, and the sinking of a German destroyer by war's end. The group were both feared and respected by the Germans, who called them the "Schwartze Voglemenschen" (Black Birdmen), and revered by others as the "Black Red-tail Angels", partly because of their distinct red-tailed aircraft, and partly because they never lost a bomber under escort to enemy attack (a feat which was unmatched by any other USAAF fighter group in World War II). The pilots of the 332nd FG attribute their success to the discipline instilled by Col Davis, who is reputed to have told them, 'If you lose a bomber, don't bother to come back.' This book will reveal the true story of the unit who rose above discrimination to achieve elite status.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006020  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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479th Fighter Group: Riddle’s Raiders
Stanaway, John
ISBN: 9781846034206
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU032. Formed in October 1943 as part of the last group of fighter units to be sent into combat in northern Europe and the Pacific, the 479th FG wrote for itself an impressive history whilst flying against the Luftwaffe from RAF Wattisham in rural Suffolk. Despite the group's P-38s not being highly regarded in the Eighth Air Force due to their unsuitability for high-altitude combat, the 479th's pilots had a fierce pride of arms. Their fighting spirit, which saw the group destroy hundreds of German aircraft, earned the 479th a Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation in the late summer of 1944. The 479th transitioned to the P-51 Mustang in the autumn of 1944, and by VE-Day, some 29 aces had been created by the group, which had claimed more than 430 kills.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006028  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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