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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
Combat Aircraft

1-992002 002 B26 MARAUDER NITS OF THE 8TH/9TH AF's Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1997 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992003 003 SB2C HELLDIVER UNITS OF WWII Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1997 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992004 004 MOSQUITO BOMBER UNITS OF WWII Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1997 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-992004 004 MOSQUITO BOMBER UNITS OF WWII Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1997 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992005 005 BLENHEIM UNITS OF WWII Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1998 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992007 007 F-8 CRUSADER FIGHTER UNITS OF THE VIETNAM WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1998 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992008 008 P-61 BLACK WIDOW UNITS OF WORLD WAR 2 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1998 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992009 009 MOSQUITO FIGHTER SQUARDONS OF WWII Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1998 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992010 010 SBD DAUTLESS UNITS OF WWII Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1998 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992011 011 B-24 UNITS OF THE PACIFIC WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992012 012 RF8 CRUSADERS OF CUBA & VIETNAM Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992014 014 HALIFAX UNITS OF WORLD WAR 2 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992017 017 JU 88 KAMPFGESCHWADER 1939-41 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1999 LONDON, OPSREY PUBLISHING
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1-992018 018 B-17 FLYING FORTRESS BOMB GROUPS 8TH AIR FORCE Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 112 pgs 1999 LONDON, OPSREY PUBLISHING
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1-992024 024 CONFLICT IN THE BALKANS Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992025 025 MIG 17/19 UNITS OF THE VIETNAM WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992026 026 US NAVY F-4 PHANTOM II MIG KILLERS (1) Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992027 027 AIR WAR IN THE GULF 1991 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992028 028 AIR WAR IN THE FALKLANDS 1982 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992029 029 MIG 21 UNITS OF THE VIETNAM WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w & (40) color illust. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992030 030 US NAVY PHANTOM II MIG KILLERS (2) Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992031 031 LANCASTER SQUADRONS 1942-43 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992032 032 B-25 MITCHELL UNITS OF THE MTO Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992034 034 PV VENTURA/HARPOON UNITS OF WWII Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992035 035 LANCASTER SQUADRON Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992036 036 B-17 FLYING FORTRESS UNITS Osprey AIR COMBAT, 80 b/w and 40 color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992037 037 IRANIAN F-4 PHANTOM II UNITS IN COMBAT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992038 038 B-17 FLYING FORTRESS OF THE MTO Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992039 039 B-17 FLYING FORTRESS OF THE PACIFIC WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992040 040 PBJ MITCHELL UNITS OF WWII Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992041 041 US ARMY AH-1 HUEY COBRA UNITS IN VIETNAM Osprey AIR COMBAT, 80 b/w and 40 color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992042 042 B-29 SUPERFORTRESS UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992043 043 B-52 STRAOFORTRESS UNITS 1955-73 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992044 044 ARAB MIG-19 & MIG-21 UNITS IN COMBAT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992045 045 USAFF F-4 PHANTOM II MIG KILLERS 1965-68 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992046 046 F/A-18 HORNET/SUPERHORNET UNITS IN IRAQ 2003 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992047 047 F-15 OPERATIONS IRAQ Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992048 048 US NAVY A-7 CORSAIR UNITS IN THE VIETNAM WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992049 049 IRANIAN F-14 TOMCATS UNITS IN COMBAT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992050 050 B-52 STRATOFORTRESS UNITS:DESERT STORM Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992051 051 RA-5C VIGILANTE UNITS IN COMBAT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992052 052 F-14 TOMCAT UNITS: OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM Osprey AIR COMBAT, 80 b/w and 40 color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992053 053 F-15C EAGLE UNITS IN COMBAT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992054 054 C-47.R4D UNITS IN STO & MTO Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992055 055 USAF F-4 PHANTOM MIG KILLERS 1972-73 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992056 056 US MARINE AND RAAF HORNET UNITS OF OIF Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992057 057 AH-64 APACHE UNITS OF OEF & OIF Osprey AIR COMBAT, 80 b/w and 40 color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992058 058 US NAVY HORNET UNITS OF OIF (2) Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992059 059 F-15E STRIKE EAGLE UNITS IN COMABT 1991-2002 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2005 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992060 060 BIB LANCER UNITS IN COMBAT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992061 061 F-16 FIGHTING FALCON UNITS OF OIF Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992064 064 B-2A SPIRIT UNITS IN COMBAT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992066 066 C-47/R4D SKYTRAIN UNITS:Pacific & CBI Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992067 067 ISRAELI F-15 EAGLE UNITS IN COMBAT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992068 068 F-117 STEALTH FIGHTER UNITS OF DESERT STORM Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992069 069 US NAVY/MARINE CORPS A-4 SKYHAWK UNITS 1963-73 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992070 070 F-14 TOMCAT UNITS OF THE OEF Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992072 072 VULCAN UNITS OF THE COLD WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992073 073 B-26 MARAUDER UNITS OF THE MTO Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992074 074 JU 87 STUKAGESSCHWADER OF THE RUSSIAN FRONT Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992075 075 JU 99 KAMPFGESCHWADER IN NO AFRICA/MEDITERR'AN Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992076 076 LOCKHEED SR-71 OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992077 077 A-1 SKYRAIDER UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992078 078 F-4U CORSAIR UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992080 080 LOCKHEED SR-71 OPERATIONS IN EUROPE/MIDDLE EAS Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992081 081 ISRAELI A-4 SKYHAWK UNITS Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992086 086 Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45 Osprey AIR COMBAT, (80) b/w and (40) color illustrations. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992085 Bell, T.E. 085 B-57 Canberra Units of the Vietnam War Osprey Air Combat series, with 80 b/w and 40 color illustrations. The B-57 Canberra was the first jet-powered American attack aircraft committed to the Vietnam War. Involved in day-to-day interdiction missions as well as in classified 'black missions' and a starring role in Operation Rolling Thunder; the B-57 evolved to become one of the most valuable weapons in the USAF inventory. The B-57E was involved in the Patricia Lynn missions, parts of which remain classified. This book also fully documents the role of the Australian Canberra B-20 in working alongside the B-57. Featuring scores of previously unpublished photographs; the story of the B-57 is the story of the Vietnam War. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992092 Bernstein, Jonathan 092 P-47 THUNDERBOLT UNITS OF THE TWELFTH AIR FORCE The P-47 Thunderbolt, originally designed as a high-altitude interceptor, became the principal US fighter-bomber of World War II. First adapted to the ground attack role by units of the Twelfth Air Force in early 1944, the strength and durability of the P-47 airframe, along with its massive size, earned it the nickname 'Juggernaut', which was quickly shortened to 'Jug' throughout the MTO and ETO.

By October 1943, with the creation of the Fifteenth Air Force, nearly half of the Twelfth's fighter groups would be retasked with strategic escort missions, leaving six groups to perform close air support and interdiction missions throughout the entire Mediterranean theater. The groups inflicted incredible damage on the enemy's transport routes in particular, using rockets, bombs, napalm and machine-gun rounds to down bridges, blow up tunnels and strafe trains. Myriad first-hand accounts and period photography reveal the spectacular success enjoyed by the Thunderbolt in the MTO in the final year of the war. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992095 Bernstein, Jonathan 095 Valiant Units of the Cold War The RAF's first Cold War strategic bomber, the Vickers Valiant, was procured as an insurance measure in case either the Vulcan or Victor was found to have a serious flaw. The Valiant was the equivalent of the US B-47 Stratojet, and it blazed the trail for the British airborne nuclear deterrent as the aircraft enjoyed a far more active service career than later V-bombers. It was the launch platform for all British free fall nuclear weapons tests both in the Pacific and in central Australia, it took part in the Suez campaign in 1956 and it was the only V-bomber to drop (conventional) weapons in anger until the Falklands operation in 1982. The Valiant was modified to serve in the electronic warfare, strategic reconnaissance and airborne tanker role, but it had to be grounded in early 1965 when the aircraft succumbed to metal fatigue. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992105 Brookes, Andrew 105 RAF CANBERRA UNITS of the Cold War From its first public demonstration at the Farnborough Airshow of 1949, the English Electric Canberra bomber captured the attention of the aviation world. It could outmaneuver all the fighters of the time and it could climb way above their operating ceilings. Yet this Cold War equivalent of the Mosquito was simple to maintain and a delight to fly, although it could bite any pilot who did not treat it with respect.

The Canberra B 2 first flew on 21 April 1950 and entered frontline service with No 101 Sqn in May 1951. In a testament to the aircraft's benign handling characteristics, the transition program consisted of only 20 hours in the Gloster Meteor and three hours in the dual-control Canberra trainer. With a maximum speed of 470 knots (871 km/h), a standard service ceiling of 48,000 ft (14,600 m) and the ability to carry a 3.6-tonne (7,900-lb) payload, the Canberra was an instant success.

Contents
* Canberra creation
* The first Canberras into service - trailblazer for Cold War tactical bombing tactics
* The Suez Campaign
* Supporting Christmas Island nuclear weapons tests
* Canberra Light Bomber Force deployments to Middle and Far East
* Canberra involvement in RAF
* USAF nuclear strike plans
* Canberra versatility - strategic photo and electronic reconnaissance
* Overall evaluation
* Appendices - Listing all units equipped with the Canberra and where they were based - Comprehensive plate commentaries 1 vol, 96 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992088 Brookes, Andrew illust by Chris davey 088 Victor Units of the Cold War Of the three jet bombers that formed the RAF's V-Force in the early years of the Cold War, the Victor was perhaps the most technologically advanced. First flown on 24 December 1952, the Victor entered service in B 1 configuration in November 1957. Further improvements were introduced with the B 2, which was optimized for high altitude. Most B 2s were equipped to carry the Blue Steel stand-off missile, but eight were modified in the strategic reconnaissance role because the Victor 2 was then the longest-ranging aircraft in the RAF. The Victor ceased to be a low-level bomber after the nuclear mission was taken over by the Royal Navy's Polaris submarine force in the late 1960s. Thereafter, Victor 1s and 2s continued in frontline service as airborne tankers, supporting operations such as the Falklands War and the Gulf War until the last Victor flight took place on 30 November 1993.
1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992119 Chambers, Mark 119 NAKAJIMA B5N 'Kate' and B6N 'Jill' Units Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named 'Kate') excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It also contributed to the sinking of the US aircraft carriers USS Lexington at the Battle of the Coral Sea, USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway, and USS Hornet at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

Its replacement, the Nakajima B6N 'Jill', while a marked improvement over its illustrious predecessor, was never able to achieve its full potential in combat due to advances in Allied aircraft, finding itself relegated to the dreaded Kamikaze strikes in the latter part of the war.
Using previously unpublished photographs as well as color illustrations, this book will cover the history of the 'Kate' and 'Jill' torpedo/attack bombers, including their design and development, as well as the combat highs and lows of the Imperial Japanese Navy's premier torpedo-bombers. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992094 Davies, Peter 094 US MARINE CORPS F-4 PHANTOM II UNITS of the Vietnam War Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in South-East Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Rather than the air-to-air missiles that were the main component in the original F-4 armament, these aircraft carried an ever-expanding range of weaponry. Some toted 24 500-lb bombs and others strafed with up to three 20mm gun pods, while most flew daily sorties delivering napalm, Snake-eye bombs, and big Zuni rockets.

Many US Marines holding small outpost positions in Laos and South Vietnam against heavy Viet Cong attack owed their lives to the Phantom II pilots who repeatedly drove off the enemy. The book will examine these missions in the context of US Marine Corps close-support doctrine, using the direct experience of a selection of the aircrew who flew and organized those missions. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992101 Davies, Peter 101 F-104 STARFIGHTER UNITS IN COMBAT This title covers the technical characteristics of the F-104 Starfighter, one of the most widely-used and popular aircraft in history. Although built in small numbers for the USAF, the F-104C fought and survived for almost three years in Vietnam. There, it was engaged in some of the war's most famous battles including the legendary operation Bolo, where seven North Vietnamese MiGs were destroyed without the loss of a single US fighter.

This small, tough and very fast fighter, dubbed 'The Missile with a Man in It', was called upon to do things it was not specifically designed for, and did them admirably. Featuring illustrations and photographs detailing the variety of nose-paint schemes and weapons configurations, this comprehensive appraisal of the F-104 Starfighter is ideal for modeling and aviation enthusiasts alike.

Contents: Design and development; April-November 1965; Vietnam June 1966-July 1967, 435th Tactical Fighter Sqn; Combat in Indo-Pakistani Wars; F-104s and Taiwan; and Appendices.
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1-992102 Davies, Peter 102 F-111 & EF-111 Units in Combat The General Dynamics F-111 was one of the most technically innovative designs among military aircraft, introducing the variable-sweep wing, terrain-following radar, military-rated afterburning turbofan engines and a self-contained escape module among other features.

Designed as a cost-saving, multi-role interceptor, naval fighter and strike bomber, its evolution prioritised the latter role and it became the USAF's most effective long-range strike aircraft during three decades of service.

Rushed into combat in Vietnam before some of its structural issues were fully understood, the type suffered several early losses and gained an unfairly negative reputation that dogged it for the rest of its career, and restricted funding for more advanced versions of the design. However, in Operation Linebacker in 1972 the F-111 flew 4000 nocturnal under-the-radar missions, delivering, with unprecedented accuracy, many decisive blows that would have resulted in heavy losses for any other attack aircraft. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992107 Davies, Peter 107 F-105 THUNDERCHIEF MiG Killers of the Vietnam War Despite its 'F-for-fighter' designation, the F-105 was designed and purchased to give the USAF an aircraft capable of the delivery of nuclear weapons at very high speed, long range and below-the-radar altitudes.

When the Vietnam War began it also emerged as USAF's best available tactical bomber for a 'limited conventional' war as well. Extensively targeted by MiG-17s and MiG-21s the F-105 pilots developed innovative tactics that allowed them to compete in air-to-air duels with their smaller, more maneuverable enemies. Illustrated throughout with extensive photographs detailing weapon loads, internal features and action shots of actual engagements, this volume examines the conduct of the Rolling Thunder strike missions and the tactics used for attack and defense by the attack, escort fighter and radar monitoring elements within strike formations.

Contents: Development and early service, Attacks from Korat and Takhli Royal Thai Air Bases with bombing moving closer to Hanoi, Air-to-air armament, 'Wild Weasel' F-105Fs and F-105Fs involved in Iron Hand missions, and Appendices: - list of F-105 MiG kills - basic F-105 statistics and data-plates commentaries.
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1-992089 Davies, Peter and Nenard, David 089 F-100 SUPER SABRE: Units of the Vietnam War The F-100 Super Sabre may have been superseded by the superior technology of the F-105 Thunderchief and the F-4 Phantom, but it remained in service during the Vietnam War. The Super Sabre was deployed as an air defense 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. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992116 Davies, Peter E 116 US NAVY F-4 PHANTOM II UNITS OF THE VIETNAM WAR 1964-68 The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous post-war fighter. Primarily used as a land-based fighter-bomber and reconnaissance platform, its naval origins and the immense contribution made to the US war effort in Vietnam by its original carrier-based versions began its legend.

This title examines the unique aspects of the Phantom that made it so crucial to US Navy pilots during the Vietnam War - its massive engine power, long range, speed, the most powerful airborne search and fire-control radar installed in a fighter at the time, and of course its versatility as a ground attack and air-to-air platform. Packed with first hand accounts, unique profile artwork, and rare photographs, this is the history of one of the most important aircraft to be stationed on carriers off Southeast Asia during the war. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992110 de Jong, Peter 110 DORNIER DO-24 UNITS Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant, tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent reputation along the way.

This study uses archival records, first-hand accounts and revealing photographs to illuminate the combat career of this remarkable aircraft for the first time in English. The German-built Do 24 was the Netherlands Navy's principal aerial asset during the Japanese invasion of the East Indies. While the survivors of that ordeal served in the Australian Air force, in occupied Holland and France production continued apace and the Do 24 equipped the German Air-Sea rescue service, whose crews loved and respected the machine.

The type witnessed the rise and fall of the Luftwaffe over all the European seas, took part in the desperate evacuations of Wehrmacht troops on the Baltic in the face of the overwhelming Soviet advance, and was pressed out of service only with the withdrawal of Spanish Do 24s in 1969. This volume tells the long and eventful story of the faithful Do 24 in full.

Contents: Development (1934-1939); Initial service (1938-41 - Dutch and Weserubung); The Pacific War (1942-44 - Dutch and Australian service); German service (1940-1945); Spanish and French service (1944-1969); and Appendicies. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992112 Forsyth, Robert 112 LUFTWAFFE MISTEL COMPOSITE BOMBER UNITS The striking appearance of Luftwaffe's Mistel Composite attack aircraft might seem ridiculous to modern eyes, but employed correctly, these original 'fire and forget' weapons were devastatingly effective, as Allied sources testify. This book draws on a wealth of first-hand reports and revealing contemporary photographs to tell the full, strange story of the Mistel units.

They were the product of a remarkable mix of desperation and innovation, and were actually grounded in a pre-war, non-military practice - the mounting of one aircraft atop another was initially conceived to extend the ranges of passenger and mail-carrying aircraft. But as early as 1942, German planners saw the potential for use as a guided missile, and by the end of the war, the sight of a Ju-88 lashed to a BF 109 or FW 190 fighter bearing down on an Allied target was not as rare as one might expect.

This is a comprehensive account of the Mistel units, from their design and development, through the first deployments at D-Day, to the last, desperate missions against key bridges on the Oder and the Neisse in the final weeks of the war. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992118 Forsyth, Robert 118 HE 162 VOLKSJAGER UNITS Hitler's instructions to his aircraft designers were clear: he wanted a Volksjager - a People's Fighter - that was quick to produce and used minimal quantities of strategic materials. Heinkel rose to the challenge with the He 162, a fighter constructed of wood and metal that was designed, built and flown in the staggeringly short time of ten weeks.

Professional pilots were in short supply, and so the Luftwaffe was ordered to man the He 162 with hastily trained members of the Hitler Youth - a flawed plan that fortunately never came to fruition.

Detailed aircraft profiles and never before seen photographs perfectly complement the analysis of the revolutionary Heinkel He 162 from the early design and production through to its limited combat experience. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992120 Forsyth, Robert 120 JU 52/3m BOMBER AND TRANSPORT UNITS 1936-41 The all-metal Junkers JU-52/3m enjoyed a solid - indeed, revered - reputation amongst its crews and the troops and paratroopers who used and depended on it. For more than 10 years, it saw service as a successful military transport. Its distinctive, three-engined design and corrugated metal construction was instantly recognizable. It was a mainstay in the Luftwaffe's inventory, first seeing service in the 1930s in bombing and transport operations in the Spanish Civil War, and subsequently during the German invasion of Poland. It then served on every front on which the Luftwaffe was deployed until May 1945.

The Junkers served as a stalwart transport, confronting both freezing temperatures and ice, and heat and dust, lifting men, animals, food and supplies vital for German military operations. This, the first of two books on the JU-52/3m, details its service as a bomber in Spain and in South America, followed by its pivotal role in early war operations during the invasions of Poland and France, the airborne invasion of Crete and the early stages of Operation Barbarossa. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992083 Fortsyth, Robert and Creek, Eddie 083 ME 262 Bomber and Reconnaissance Units When the revolutionary Messerschmitt Me 262 jet first appeared as a bomber in the skies over NW Europe in late 1944, it represented both a new dawn in aeronautical development and a great shock to the Allied air forces and armies. In mid-1944, Adolf Hitler, having seen the impressive and formidable performance of Me 262 prototypes, stated his firm desire to see the aircraft enter service as a bomber. There was nothing which the Allies had in their air forces which could touch the Me 262.

However, its debut was too late to contest the Allied landings in Normandy, and when it finally did enter service in the autumn of 1944, the bomb-carrying Me 262s conducted several hit-and-run raids against RAF airfields in Belgium and Holland. From then until the end of the war, the Me 262 remained one of the most feared weapons in the Axis arsenal. This book covers the complete history of the Me 262 bomber and reconnaissance units.
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1-992115 Gross, Chris 115 FW 200 CONDOR UNITS OF WORLD WAR 2 The Fw 200 Condor first made an appearance over Norway in April 1940, flying with the unit that eventually become synonymous with it -- Kampfgeschwader 40. As the war in the west progressed, and German forces advanced, French airfields opened up, allowing the Condor to fly around the UK and out into the Atlantic, where it rapidly established itself as one of the key menaces to Allied shipping. Able to attack shipping directly, or able to guide U-Boats to their prey the Condor scored its first major success when it crippled the liner Empress of Great Britain.

But the tables were to turn on the 'Scourge of the Atlantic' as mechanical failures induced by
their harsh operating environment and changes in Allied tactics began to take a toll. Vulnerable to aerial attack, the deployment of Allied carriers and their associated fighters combined with the introduction of more long range maritime patrol aircraft exposed the Condor's deficiencies.

Packed with rare first-hand accounts, profile artwork and photographs, this is the history of one of the unsung types to take to the skies during WWII. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992097 Hukee, Byron E 097 USAF and VNAF A-1 SKYRAIDER Units of the Vietnam War USAF Skyraider units were originally tasked to serve as quasi-training units for the fledgling VNAF. Equipped only with the two-seat models of the Skyraider, American pilots were required to have VNAF 'observers' in the aircraft for every mission. Eventually, this arrangement was changed as enough Vietnamese pilots were trained to man their own squadrons, while USAF squadrons were tasked with close support for US ground forces.

Eventually, no fewer than four USAF and seven VNAF Skyraider units saw service in Vietnam. Additionally, one A-1 training squadron flew from Hurlburt Field, Florida, throughout the Vietnam War era. In the ten years that this squadron was active, nearly 1000 USAF and 300 VNAF pilots were trained in the Skyraider.

While the core mission of all Skyraider squadrons was Close Air Support (CAS), other missions were accomplished at various times. Among these were Search and Rescue (SAR), night interdiction on the Ho Chi Minh trail, helicopter escort and special forces support to name but a few. Each of these missions took full advantage of the Skyraider's ability to deliver a variety of munitions in close proximity to friendly forces while inflicting heavy casualties on enemy forces. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992096 Khazanov, Dmitiri 096 PE-2: Guards Units of World War 2 Petlyakov's Pe-2 was the most numerous Soviet twin-engined bomber of World War 2, the aircraft being used as a dive-bomber, ground attack platform and dedicated reconnaissance type. The first examples entered service in August 1940, and by the time production came to end in late 1945, no fewer than 10,547 examples had been built. These equipped more than 80 bomber air regiments, and of the latter, two were accorded Guards Air Corps status, as were six air regiments.

Amongst the former was the 2nd Guards Bomber Air Corps, which was commanded by the legendary General Polbin, who was twice made a Hero of the Soviet Union. Pe-2 bomber and reconnaissance versions (the latter in service with four Guards reconnaissance air regiments of the Air Force and one regiment of Naval Aviation) were extensively used from the frozen Arctic north to the balmy Crimea front. A number of Pe-2s also saw brief combat against Japan in the final weeks of World War II. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992106 Mattioli, Marco 106 SAVIO-MARCHETTI S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Units 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. Covers from 1940-1945.

Appendices A) S.79 RA and ANR units B) Awards to notable Italian S.79 torpedo-bomber pilots C) S.79 torpedo-bomber warship victories D) S.79 torpedo-bombers merchant ship victories E) Color Plates Commentary
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1-992109 Mladenov, Alexander 109 SU-25 FROGFOOT: Units In Combat This volume details the technical features and operational performance of the Soviet SU-25 'Frogfoot', which proved itself as a durable and versatile attack aircraft in a variety of theatres such as Afghanistan, Georgia and Ossetia.

Today it is widely accepted as the true successor to the types of specialised ground--attack aircraft that emerged during World War II. This book illuminates the service history of the 'Frogfoot' in over 30 years of combat using first-hand accounts and revealing archive photographs. The awkward-looking SU-25 has often been underrated, but the faithful 'Frogfoot' is now slated to remain in service with most of its current operators across the globe until at least 2020. This study explores the successes of the 'Frogfoot' in full, demonstrating its strengths as a formidably armed, armoured and very agile attack aircraft. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992093 Morgan, Rick 093 A-6 INTRUDER UNITS of the Vietnam War Designed in the years following the Korean War and then manufactured for over 30 years starting in 1960, the A-6 quickly became the most capable attack aircraft in the US Navy's stable. The first squadron, VA-75, made its initial deployment directly into combat in south-east Asia in 1965, and, over the next eight years, ten US Navy and four Marine Intruder squadrons would conduct combat operations throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

After initial problems and a high loss rate, the type proved itself beyond all doubt as the Naval services' best night and foul-weather platform, particularly during the region's notorious monsoon season. The A-6 Intruder became a true classic of naval aviation over the skies of North Vietnam but the cost was high as 69 Intruders were lost in combat to all causes during the war. This work tells the complete story of these aircraft in combat during the Vietnam War. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992108 Morgan, Rick 108 A-3 SKYWARRIOR UNITS of the Vietnam War The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favorite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation. Built for nuclear weapon delivery, the A-3 made its name in Vietnam as a conventional bomber, tanker, and Electronic Warfare platform. It was the largest aircraft ever regularly operated from the decks of aircraft carriers, earning it the fleet-wide nickname 'Whale.'

It excelled in every mission area assigned to it and operated in the US Navy for more than four decades, from 1956 through to 1991. Fully illustrated to depict the incredible array of paint schemes and its awesome size, this volume focuses on the type's Vietnam service, which saw the aircraft briefly used as a bomber over both North and South Vietnam from March 1965, before the Skywarrior proved far more valuable as a multi-role tanker (KA-3B) and tanker/tactical jammer (EKA-3B). The title includes details on all of these operations as well as more clandestine reconnaissance missions, and provides information about the men that flew them. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992121 Morgan, Rick 121 A-6 INTRUDER UNITS 1974-96 In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained its reputation as the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation, remaining in service through the First Gulf War up until 1996 when its duties were taken over by the F-14 Tomcat.

Details the technological developments that were introduced to the airframe after that conflict and how it shaped the operational employment of the aircraft. Filled with first-hand accounts from pilots and navigators, as well as profile artwork and photographs, this is the complete story of the US Navy's main medium attack aircraft in the latter part of the Cold War. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992090 Nordeen, Lon 090 AV-8B HARRIER II: Units of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm The AV-8B is the only tactical aircraft that can deploy with Marine forces on amphibious assault ships and provide air cover and close air support separate from large deck aircraft carriers. When Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, a coalition of nations launched Operation Desert Shield in order to defend Saudi Arabia, and the Harrier II was among the first tactical air assets to be deployed to the region.

During Operation Desert Storm, the five units flying the AV-8B in-theater became some of the top tactical squadrons of choice for air mission planners because of the pilots' skill as well as the plane's vertical take-off ability. The previously untold story of the AV-8B in this conflict is vividly brought to life through first-hand accounts and period photography sourced from those that were there and official archives. This will be the first of three volumes on USMC Harrier IIs in combat, with follow-on titles covering the jet's operations in Iraq in 2003-08 and Afghanistan in 2001-2009. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992099 Nordeen, Lon 099 AV-8B HARRIER II: Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-VI The AV-8B Harrier was, and still is, the only tactical aircraft that can deploy with the US Marine Corps on amphibious assault ships and provide air cover and close air support separate from large deck aircraft carriers. Having seen action during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, the Harrier II returned to the theater from March 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the initial conflict some 76 AV-8Bs were deployed, providing more than 40% of the 3rd Marine Air Wing's fixed-wing offensive firepower.

Around 60 of these aircraft were sea-based aboard four 'Harrier Carriers,' while a unit flew jets from Ahmed al Jaber in Kuwait. Unlike in 1991, when Harrier IIs employed unguided weapons, 79% of the ordnance dropped was precision-guided. This was primarily due to the AV-8B's upgrading to Night Attack or radar-equipped configuration, and the introduction of the Litening II targeting pod. Following the occupation of Iraq by Coalition troops, Harrier IIs remained in theater supporting anti-insurgent operations through to 2008 as part of OIF II-VI. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992082 Roeder, Jim 082 A-26 INVADER UNITS OF WORLD WAR II Designed to combine the bombing capability of the B-26 Marauder with the versatility of the ground-attack A-20 Havoc, the A-26 Invader would become the USAAF's attack bomber par excellence. Capable of flying low-level strafing or conventional bombing missions by simply changing the nose configuration of the aircraft, the Invader first saw action in 1943 in the Pacific Theater attacking Japanese-held islands.

Arriving in Europe several months later, the A-26 served with distinction for the remainder of World War II. In fact, the design proved so successful that it would go on to fly combat missions for a further two decades. Written by military aviation expert, Jerry Scutts, and illustrated with brand-new color profiles and rare photography, this is the first book to focus exclusively on the A-26's missions in World War II.
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1-992063 Tagaya, Osamu 063 AICHI 99 KANBAKU 'Val' Units 1937-42 The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War II. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other English language sources, details of its operations have received scant attention in English. This book explores the Val's combat operations. Color illustrations and photographs complement the development of dive-bombing methods in the IJN. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992117 Thomas, Chriis 117 TEMPEST SQUADRONS OF THE RAF The Hawker Tempest V entered RAF service just in time to be the most successful counter to the V1 flying bomb assault against southern England in the summer of 1944. With more than 800 of the robot missiles to its credit, Tempest V units then crossed the Channel to lock horns with the best the Luftwaffe had to offer - Fw 190D-9s, Ta 152s, Me 262s and Bf 109G/Ks - achieving an impressive kill/loss ratio in aerial combat.

Includes detailed aircraft profiles and combat reports to cover from initial design and combat experience in WWII through to their post-war role. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992103 Thompson, warren 103 F9F PANTHER UNITS of the Korean War In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F Panthers operational as replacements for its piston-engined F8F Bearcats.

At about this time, the Marine Corps had also begun using the Panthers in limited numbers. Operating from aircraft carriers off the Korean coast, F9Fs helped stop the North Korean invasion within two weeks of the communists crossing the 38th Parallel. The Panthers, escorting carrier-based AD Skyraiders and F4U Corsairs, penetrated as far north as Pyongyang, where they bombed and strafed targets that the North Koreans thought were out of range. The Panthers also took the battle all the way to the Yalu River, long before the MiG-15s became a threat. The F9F's basic tasking was aerial supremacy and combat air patrols, but they also excelled in bombing and strafing attacks.

Contents: US Navy Panthers strike early, The war drags on, More missions and more MiGs, Interdiction, RESCAP, CAP and more MiGs, Marine panthers enter the war, and Appendices. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992104 Thompson, warren 104 AV-8B HARRIER II: Units of Operation Enduring Freedom In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK whose VTOL capabilities allowed it to serve as a tactical aircraft that could deploy with Marine forces on amphibious assault ships and provide air cover and close air support from large deck aircraft carriers. Third in a trilogy on US Marine Corps Harrier IIs in combat, it will be the first volume to cover the whole story of the AV-8B's service employment during peacekeeping operations and then in Afghanistan.

With profile artwork for all frontline AV-8B units detailing the unique colors and markings applied by each squadron, this volume presents the widest variety of first-hand accounts of AV-8B air operations and missions by pilots and ground forces involved in Operation Enduring Freedom published to date.

Contents

* Development, deployment and training
* Marine Air Ground Team
* Harrier IIs in support of NATO Peacekeeping
* Harrier IIs in support of relief and peacekeeping operations in Somalia, Rawanda, Liberia, Central African Republic, Zaire
* Congo and Sierra Leone
* Growth pains and Modernisation of the AV-8B Harrier II
* Operation Enduring Freedom 2001
* Ongoing Close Air Support Operations in Afghanistan 2002-10
* Appendices - listing of USMC squadrons and locations - listing of the major production types of Harrier IIs, which include four different types of aircraft, AV-8B day attack, TAV-8B trainers, AV-8B Night Attack and AV-8B Radar-equipped Harrier IIs. - listing of combat sorties per squadron for all operations - color plates commentary 1 vol, 96 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992113 Thompson, Warren 113 F-51 MUSTANG UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR 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 theater 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 II, 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. Draws on meticulous research and gripping first-hand accounts from aircrew. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992114 Thompson, Warren 114 AD SKYRAIDER UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR The Douglas AD Skyraider is considered the most effective naval aircraft of the Korean War despite the emergence of new jet fighters that captured public imagination. Built to replace the World War II workhorses Dauntless, Helldiver, and Avenger dive- and torpedo-bombers, the Skyraider operated numerous combat missions from carrier decks and from US Marine Corps land bases throughout the conflict. Drawing from personal interviews with AD pilots, the authors paint a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war as pilots took on Chinese and North Korean forces during daring night attacks and whilst outnumbered in daytime attacks. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992079 Weal, John 079 Junkers Ju 88 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front The Ju 88, 'Wunderbomber' was the main punch of the Luftwaffe's bomber arm during the initial invasion of the Soviet Union and went on to provide critical ground support to the advancing Wehrmacht. This book tells the complete story of the Ju 88's activities on the Eastern Front including their participation in the campaign against the arctic convoys and the several variants employed. Written and illustrated by renowned Luftwaffe expert John Weal, this book completes Osprey's trilogy on one of the most important German aircraft of World War II.
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1-992091 Weal, John 091 HE 111: Kampfgeschwader in the West Originally designed in the mid-1930s as a fast airliner that could be easily adapted for the bombing role, the He 111 first saw action in Spain with the Legion Condor during the civil war. By the time Germany invaded Poland, more than 700 were in service with the Luftwaffe's Kampfgeschwadern, and they were used with devastating effect during the fall of Poland and France.

However, the He 111 met its match during the Battle of Britain when over 240 were lost. It then became a night-time pathfinder, guiding in the bigger bombers during the Blitz. Elsewhere, He 111s filled a number of roles including acting as torpedo bombers against convoys and as reconnaissance platforms. This book charts the full story of the deployment of the He 111 in the western theatre of Word War II, including their last missions as V-1 Doodlebug launch platforms. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992100 Weal, John 100 HE 111: Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front The twin-engined He 111 was the mainstay of the Luftwaffe's bomber arm at the start of World War II. Accompanied by the Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber, it provided the aerial striking power for all the early Blitzkrieg campaigns, sweeping all before it throughout the first 12 months of hostilities. Although it was found wanting when faced by the RAF during the Battle of Britain, it gained new renown on the Eastern Front.

The He 111 bomber was in action against the Soviets from the first day of the war until the last. It played a part in all the major battles and was employed in a wide variety of roles, including operating as a strategic bomber, torpedo-bomber (over both the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea), train-buster, interim nightfighter and as an auxiliary transport. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992098 Wetzel, Gary 098 A-10 THUNDERBOLT II: Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-07 The A-10 was never a favorite amongst the USAF's senior staff, and prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 they had attempted to transfer the aircraft to the US Army and Marine Corps. Reprieved from premature retirement, the A-10 would see combat in the Balkans during the mid-1990s and over Iraq in Operations Northern Watch and Southern Watch until Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003.

Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States, the Bush administration responded with the instigation of Operation Enduring Freedom. A-10 aircraft first entered the fray during Operation Anaconda in March 2002. During Anaconda, four A-10s flying from Pakistan provided 21 straight hours of FAC (A)/CAS coverage. The untold story of the A-10 in Enduring Freedom will be explored and presented as never before through first hand interviews and photography from those involved, along with official military achieves.

This title is the first of three planned covering the combat experience of the USAF's A-10 Thunderbolt II units. Follow-on volumes will examine the role of the Warthog during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Contents
* Design, development and deployment
* Southern Watch to Anaconda
* 455th AEG at war
* Rainbow Teams
* Charlie goes to war
* Kandahar - the 451st welcomes you
* Appendices 1 vol, 96 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992111 Wetzel, Gary 111 A-10 Thunderbolt II: Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts.

Initially, the A-10 Thunderbolt was not a favorite of the USAF, which, prior to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, was hoping to shunt this Cold War relic onto the US Army and Marine Corps. But since then the Warthog, with its formidable armament, ruggedness and flexibility, has continually proven itself in combat and evolved into the world's premiere close support aircraft. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992087 Young, Edward illust by Mark Styling 087 B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI The B-24 Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Force's strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater 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. The 308th had the added burden of having to carry its own fuel and bombs over the Himalayan 'Hump' from India to China in support of its missions. Despite the hardships and extreme distances from sources of supply, both units compiled a notable record, each winning two Distinguished Unit Citations.
1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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