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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-AYG5502 Beckett, Beau and Stahl, Jeph 878 VIKINGS: Invasion of England - Viking Age Expansion Adds several new scenarios, game components mechanics, and victory conditions to the 878 Vikings game, such as Christian Churches, Pagan Relics, Viking Settlements, Holy Places, and much more!

Contains: War for Land and Gods, Kingdoms, Kings, Runes and Prayer, Relics and Holy Sites, Legends, Epic Battle Events, Viking Ships, and Legendary Leaders.1 vol, 9 pgs 2017 US, ACADEMY GAMES
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1-AYG5508 Beckett, Beau and Stahl, Jeph 878 VIKINGS: Invasion of England: Building Miniatures These miniatures are an upgrade for 878 Vikings. Add these Building Miniatures to your 878 Vikings game to make your Viking Settlements, Christian Churches, and Viking Forts stand out and add visual depth to the game board.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, ACADEMY GAMES
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1-AYG5509 Beckett, Beau and Stahl, Jeph 878 VIKINGS: Invasion of England - Giant Map The Giant Map Mat is an enhancement to the 878 Vikings game. This beautiful, full color, high definition map of England comes on a fabric top with a rubberized backing that grips table surfaces. The Giant Map Mat is an excellent addition for those who prefer more elbow room at their gaming table, or for those who just love massive maps! Also might make a great map for a Dark Ages campaign in England. The size of the Giant Map Mat is about 41 3/8 inches by 30 inches. It is about 1/16th of an inch thick. Can be rolled up.1 vol, 9 pgs 2017 US, ACADEMY GAMES
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1-FF013 FireForge FIREFORGE: Byzantine Spearmen 28mm Plastic Figures This box enables you to build up to 25 Byzantine Skoutatoi in heavy armor. You'll be able to build up to 25 Spearmen, and/or up to 10 armed with sword. All the figures in the box can be assembled with two different types of shields, building early or later period Byzantines. Also, the box contains 25 plastic 20x20mm bases.

Figures are supplied unpainted and require a little assembly.1 vol, 25 pgs 2017 UK, FIREFORGE GAMES
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1-944031 Kaye, Jeff C3i # 31: The Battle of Wakefield Includes a stand-alone battle game entitled Wakefield, designed by Ralph Shelton. Wakefield uses the same system as the popular Men of Iron series and a new boxed game entitled Arquebus was just released in mid-September, so we hope to ride a wave of renewed interest in this subject matter. We are also proud to have a number of significant articles related to the hobby written by the renowned game designers Mark Herman, Trevor Bender, and Brian Train amongst others.

Additionally, we are including counters to support numerous other GMT Games, and an exclusive bonus card for the upcoming game from Lombardy and MacGowan called The Great War Card Game. We think this is one of our most substantive issues yet and think you will benefit by putting this on your shelves.1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 US, RBM STUDIO
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1-914136 various VAE VICTIS # 136 Game: Summer of the Boxes

Recreates the siege of the Legations, the great colonial power at the end of the 19th century, in Beijing in the summer of 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion. In this one-player game, the player controls the soldiers who defended the legations against the hordes of Boxers, controlled by an original system that manages their actions and combats. The player's goal is to hold on until the arrival of the rescue column, sent by land to lift the siege.

The map represents the Legation Quarter on a scale of 15cm for 500 meters. A turn represents one day and the same day can be divided into several combat phases that represent the Boxers' assaults. There is no turn counter and a deck of 54 cards must be used; each card drawn represents a day. Nine of the cards are combat cards. Once the phase system has been assimilated, it is simple to use. Plan on 3-4 hours for game play.

Articles - Reviews
* Fields of Despair (GMT)
* Baptism by Fire + Batallion Combat Series (MMP)
* 13 jours (Matagot)
* Hold the Line (PSC Games)
* Urban Operation (Nuts !)
* Blitz, a World in Conflict (Compass Games)
* The Emperor Returns (CoA)

Scenarios
* ASL, Nam 65, M44, Trump's War (pour NW Korea)

Figurines
* Construction d'un fort pour Guerre de Trente Ans
* La prise de flanc a AdG 1re partie
* Skirmish Sanguin
* Rommel
* Assaut a DBP1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-1994018 BOLT ACTION: Campaign: The Road to Berlin As the Allies advance towards Germany, they face dogged resistance from the hard-pressed German forces. Take command of the Allies in their final push to end the war in Europe, or hold fast as the German defenders as the fight is brought to your door. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action offers new linked scenarios, rules, troop types and Theater Selectors, and provides plenty of options for novice and veteran players alike. 1 vol, 148 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212181 CONGO: Mungo Mah Lobeh (The Throne of Thunder) Congo Mary: The Throne of Thunder is a complete campaign for Congo, Adventures in the Heart of Africa. Congo Mary recounts one of the heroic journeys of British explorer Mary Kingsley. It culminates with her ascension of Mount Camaroon - also known as the Throne of Thunder.

Note. You need a copy of Congo to play this supplement.

The campaign is made up of a series of adventures, linked together by an ongoing story-line and by special rules that allow players to develop and hopefully flourish as the plot unfolds. This campaign has been written specifically for two players, each one stepping into the shoes of one of the two protagonists of this perilous quest: British explorer Mary Kingsley and Uguwa a powerful sorcerer.

After facing up to the challenge of six new adventures (six new scenarios) you will face off in the finale. Includes:

* Congo Mary book (44 pages long)
* 6 new adventures
* 2 new Dangerous terrain tables
* 2 campaign maps, for the end of the campaign
* A reference sheet with the new characters
* Includes 2 models from Studio Tomahawk, British Explorer Mary Kingsley and Uguah, a powerful sorcerer. While stocks last. Supplied unpainted.1 vol, 44 pgs 2016 FRANCE, STUDIO TOMAHAWK
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1-215480 Flint, Lance YANKEE PEAS AND CRACKERS! Wargames Rules for the American War of Independence Fast play rules with the battalion featuring as the basic unit. All figure scales and basing styles are catered for, using the ubiquitous Base Width system. Emphasis is placed on both troop quality and tactical order within this essentially linear period of warfare that helps to generate the subtle but key differences in fighting styles.

A unique system of Fighting Factors linked with Temporary Disorder creates the need for tactical decisions so specific to this theater of war. For 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 25mm and 28mm scales.1 vol, 0 pgs 2017 UK, KOH GAMES
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1-215420 Hutchinson, Mike GASLANDS: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way through the ruins of civilization with a tabletop wargame of car-on-car destruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players control small fleets of armed vehicles in battles for resources, dominance, and survival. With rules for multiple vehicle types (from motorbikes to big rigs), varied special weapons and accessories (including oil slicks, caltrops and nitro boosters), and a host of options for scenarios, environmental conditions, crew and campaigns, players can tailor games to match their own visions for an anarchic future. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215441 Absolon, Trevor SAMURAI ARMOUR: Volume I - The Japanese Cuirass For beauty, precision, and strength, nothing has ever matched the combination of form and function found in the armour of the samurai. For a samurai, the consummate warrior, his suit of armour was so much more than 'just' protective equipment that could save his life in the heat of battle - it was the embodiment of his personality, social status and very soul.

This volume, the first in a two-part series on the armour of the samurai, traces first the history of the samurai themselves and then examines the history and evolution of the cuirass or dou, the armour protecting the samurai's chest.

Drawing on over 20 years of research and technical work by Trevor Absolon, a leading expert, this is a complete study of this fundamental aspect of samurai armour construction. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams, this is more than just a detailed technical exploration, it is a meditation on a process that was, and still is, nothing short of an art form.1 vol, 372 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-BRIG336 Bunde, Peter 336: GRAND DUCHY OF BADEN: Infantry Regiment No. 2 Erbgrossherzog 1810-1812 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-BRIG337 Bunde, Peter 337: GRAND DUCHY OF BADEN: Lieb Infantry Regiment No. 1 Grossherzog 1810-1812 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-975059 Larsen, Alan 059 THE CAVALRY LANCE The development of cavalry firearms and the widespread disappearance of armor from the European battlefield saw a decline in the use of the cavalry lance in early modern warfare. However, by 1800 the lance, much changed from its medieval predecessors in both form and function, was back.

During the next century the use of the lance spread to the armed forces of almost every Western country, seeing action in every major conflict from the Napoleonic Wars to World War I including the Crimean and Franco-Prussian wars and across the Atlantic in the American Civil War. The lance even reached the colonial conflicts of the Anglo-Sikh and Boer wars. It was not until the disappearance of the mounted warrior from the battlefield that the lance was consigned to history.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon a variety of sources, this is the engaging story of the cavalry lance at war during the 19th and 20th centuries, from Waterloo to the Somme.1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978083 Stille. Mark 083 USN BATTLESHIP vs IJN BATTLESHIP: The Pacific 1942-44 The United States and Japan believed their battleships would play a central role in battle, but after the Pacific War began in December 1941, the role of the battleship proved to be much more limited than either side expected. There would be only two battleship vs battleship actions in the Pacific in World War II, both of which are assessed in this engaging study. At Guadalcanal in 1942, Kirishima faced two modern US battleships, USS Washington and USS South Dakota. In the Surigao Strait in 1944, two World War I-era Japanese battleships, Yamashiro and Fuso, faced six American battleships supported by four heavy cruisers in history's last-ever clash between battleships.

Employing full-color artwork, carefully selected archive photographs, and expert analysis, this examines the two head-to-head clashes between the battleships deployed by the United States and Japan in the struggle for control of the Pacific during World War II.1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995253 Konstam, Angus 253 BRITISH DESTROYERS 1939-45: Wartime-Built classes As the possibility of war loomed in the 1930s, the British Admiralty looked to update their fleet of destroyers to compete with the new ships being built by Germany and Japan, resulting in the commissioning of the powerful Tribal-class. These were followed by the designing of the first of several slightly smaller ships, which carried fewer guns than the Tribals, but were armed with a greatly enlarged suite of torpedoes. The first of these, the 'J/K/M class' was followed by a number of wartime variants, with slight changes to their weaponry to suit different wartime roles.

Designed to combat enemy surface warships, aircraft and U-boats, the British built these destroyers to face off against anything the enemy could throw at them. Using a collection of contemporary photographs and beautiful color artwork, this is a fascinating new study of the ships that formed the backbone of the Royal Navy during World War II.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995252 Prenatt, Jamie 252 M113 APC 1960-75: US, ARVN, and Australian Variants in Vietnam The M113 is the most widely used and versatile armored vehicle in the world. Fielded in 1960 as a simple 'battlefield taxi', over 80,000 M113s would see service with 50 nations around the world and 55 years later, many thousands are still in use. In addition to its original role of transporting troops across the battlefield, specialized versions perform a multitude of other functions including command and control, fire support, anti-tank and anti-aircraft defense, and casualty evacuation.

This new fully-illustrated study examines the service record of the M113 from its initial fielding through to the end of the Vietnam War. It will also describe the many US, South Vietnamese, and Australian variants of the M113 used in the Vietnam War as well as information on tactics, unit tables of organization and equipment, and a selection of engagements in which the M113 played a decisive role.1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996316 Whitewood, Dickon 316 SHREWSBURY 1403: Struggle for a Fragile Crown The battle of Shrewsbury in 1403 is one of the most important battles in English history. King Henry IV faced his erstwhile ally Henry Percy Earl of Northumberland in a bloody contest on a field outside the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury where two English armies, well-matched, and fighting with similar equipment and tactics, struggled in an archery duel in which the arrows 'fell like leaves in Autumn', before the battle was ultimately decided in close quarter hand-to-hand combat. With his victory, Henry IV secured the Lancastrian hold on the kingdom and demonstrated the right of his bloodline to the throne.

Using full-color artwork and specially commissioned battlefield maps and illustrations, this is the fascinating story of the battle without which the reign of Henry V, his wars and glorious victories against the French, and the later disastrous reign of Henry VI and subsequent Wars of the Roses could not have happened.1 vol, 96 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998182 Cowan, Ross 182 ROMAN LEGIONARY 109-58 BC: The Age of Marius, Sulla and Pompey the Great The Roman centurion, holding the legionaries steady before the barbarian horde and then leading them forward to victory, was the heroic exemplar of the Roman world. This was thanks to the Marian reforms, which saw the centurion, although inferior in military rank and social class, superseding the tribune as the legion's most important officer. This period of reform in the Roman Army is often overlooked, but the invincible armies that Julius Caesar led into Gaul were the refined products of 50 years of military reforms.

Using specially commissioned artwork and detailed battle reports, this new study examines the Roman legionary soldier at this crucial time in the history of the Roman Republic from its domination by Marius and Sulla to the beginning of the rise of Julius Caesar.1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-998183 Grant, Neil 183 BRITISH TANK CREWMAN: 1939-45 Great Britain had introduced the tank to the world during World War I, and maintained its lead in armored warfare with the 'Experimental Mechanised Force' during the late 1920s, watched with interest by German advocates of Blitzkrieg. Despite these successes, the Experimental Mechanised Force was disbanded in the 1930s, making Britain relatively unprepared for World War II, both in terms of armored doctrine and equipment.

This fully-illustrated new study examines the men who crewed the tanks of Britain's armored force during World War II, which was only four battalions large in 1939. It looks at the recruitment and training of the vast numbers of men required, their equipment, appearance and combat experience in every theater of the war as the British armored division sought to catch up with the German Panzers.1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999514 Athanassiou, Phoebus 514 ARMIES OF THE GREEK-ITALIAN WAR 1940-41 In October 1940, an Italian army some 200,000 strong invaded Greece across its largely undefended border with Albania. Although supported by Great Britain, at first by sea and in the air and later by landing British and ANZAC troops from North Africa, Greece bore the main brunt of the six-month war.

Outclassed in materiel and outnumbered, LtGen Papagos's Greek army was so successful against the Italians in northwest Greece that, by 22 November 1940, it was advancing into Italian-held Albania. This would eventually force Hitler to send in German reinforcements to support his beleaguered Italian allies, delaying his invasion of the Soviet Union. Complete with contemporary photographs and full-color uniform plates, this fascinating study explores the history, organization, and appearance of the armies of this oft forgotten conflict. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215460 Farrojh, Kaveh THE SASSANIANS: The Armies of Ancient Persia This book gives an account of the Roman relationship with Persia and how it was shaped by the actions of Alexander the Great long before the events. Numerous Roman emperors led armies eastward against the Persians, seeking to emulate or exceed the glorious conquests of Alexander. Some achieved successes but more often the result was ignominious defeat or death. Even as the empire declined, court propagandists and courtiers looked for flattering ways to compare their now-throne-bound emperors with Alexander. All the while there was a small segment of the Roman intelligentsia who disparaged Alexander and his misdeeds.

While the Romans dreamed of conquering the Persian realm, the Persians of the Parthian and Sassanian dynasties dreamed of regaining the lands of the eastern Mediterranean snatched from their Achaemenid ancestors by Alexander. Echoes of this revanchist policy can be seen in Iran's support of Shiites in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon. 1 vol, 504 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-964013 Various ANCIENT HISTORY MAGAZINE # 13 THEME: Everyday Life in Pompeii
* Historical Introduction - A Slumbering Giant Awakens
* Mercator Says Hello - Graffiti in Pompeii
* A Small Neighborhood in Pompeii - Home Sweet Home
* Roman Childhood and Adolescence - Growing up in Pompeii
* Finding a Toilet in Pompeii - Where's the Loo?
* Diet, Drink, and Daily Life in Pompeii - What's for Dinner?
* The Rediscovery and Romanticism of Pompeii - Lost but not Forgotten
* Ancient History Travels - The Hidden Glories of Pompeii

FEATURES:
* Roman Cuisine for New Barbarian Kings - Bringing Home the Bacon
* Donations and Giving in Ancient Rome - Blessed are the Poor?
* A New Exhibit of Scythian Culture - Warriors of the Steppes
* Rome's Best-Known General on Screen - Cinema Caesars1 vol, 68 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-215490 Miller, Doug FRANKENHAUSEN 1525 The Battle of Frankenhausen was fought on 15 May 1525. It was the final act of the German Peasants' War: Joint troops of Landgrave Philip I of Hesse and Duke George of Saxony defeated the peasants under their leader Thomas Muntzer near Frankenhausen in the County of Schwarzburg.

Very well illustrated, including color. Superb campaign and battlefield study. Color plates and maps.1 vol, 140 pgs 2017 UK, BLAGDON PRESS
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1-SS12060 Doyle, David M-60 MAIN BATTLE TANK: In Action The M60 Main Battle Tank was conceived as the successor to the M48 Patton with the hope that it would prove a better adversary to the Soviet T-54A. Introduced in 1959, the 105mm-armed M60, and its variants, the M60A1 and M60A3, remained in production into 1987, forming the backbone of the US armored force until it was supplanted by the M1 Abrams. In addition to the conventional cannon-armed versions of the M60, the M60A2 variant, sometimes dubbed 'the starship,' featured new departures in tank armament. The M60A2 was armed with a 152mm projector, which could fire a conventional round with a fully combustible casing, or the MGM-51 Shillelagh anti-tank missile.

Completing the M60 family were the M728 armored engineer vehicle, and the still-in-service M60 Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge. Packed with 155 vintage color photos, 69 historic black-and-white images, by numerous fine line drawings, and a detailed data table, this 80-page volume traces the history of America's iconic Cold War tank.1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-215470 Green, Michael AXIS TANKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Images of War series The German Army used tanks to devastating effect in their Blitzkrieg campaigns during the early years of the Second World War and in the intense defensive battles leading up to final defeat in 1945. Includes 250 color and black and white illustrations. It may be a surprise to many that the Japanese Army had more tanks than Nazi Germany in 1938; these included the Type 95 light tank and the Type 89 and 97 medium tanks. Co-belligerents in the Axis Alliance that built their own tanks included Italy, Romania and Hungary. The latter was responsible for the Toldi and Turan light tank series.

As can be seen from the descriptions and images in this classic Images of War series work, the Axis powers had drawn on British and, in some cases, French design for their tanks in the period leading up to the Second World War: the Carden-Loyd tankette suspension was used in the Panzer 1 series and the light Italian and Japanese tanks. German engineering talent resulted in the original and ingenious designs of the Panzer II, III and IV series and, later in the War, the Panther Medium and Tiger heavy tanks. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-215430 Forczyk, Robert CASE RED: The Collapse of France Even after the legendary evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940 there were still large British formations fighting the Germans alongside their French allies. After mounting a vigorous counterattack at Abbeville and then engaging a tough defense along the Somme, the British were forced to conduct a second evacuation from the ports of Le Havre, Cherbourg, Brest, and St Nazaire. While France was in its death throes, politicians and soldiers debated what to do - flee to England or North Africa, to seek an armistice.

Case Red captures the drama of the final three weeks of military operations in France in June 1940, and explains the great impact it had on the course of relations between Britain and France during the remainder of the war. It also addresses the military, political, and human drama of France's collapse in June 1940, and how the windfall of captured military equipment, fuel, and industrial resources enhanced the Third Reich's ability to attack its next foe -- the Soviet Union.1 vol, 464 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215440 McGilvray, Evan NARVIK AND THE ALLIES: The Polish Brigade at Narvik 1940 This work is about the co-operation between the Allies in Norway between April and June 1940 by initially considering the military-politics of the period August 1939 until the German invasion of Norway in April 1940. Much of the work examines the role of the Independent Podhalian Rifle Brigade and its interaction and dependency on the Allies as the Polish troops found themselves under French command.

Other aspects of the Norwegian Campaign are also explored including inter-service co-operation amongst the Allies, how the Western Allies were still uncertain who their enemy really was and how successful Narvik actually was and what it meant for the UK during the summer of 1940. 30 b/w photos, maps.1 vol, 174 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-969006 Daies, Peter 006 BELL X-2: X Planes Even before the spectacular success of its X-1 rocket-powered aircraft in breaking the 'sound barrier', the adventurous Bell Aircraft Corporation was already pushing ahead with a parallel project to build a second aircraft capable of far higher speeds. The X-2 (or Model 52) explored the equally uncertain technology of swept-back wings. Now common in modern conventional fighter aircraft, the Bell X-2 was revolutionary in using this type of airframe to probe Mach 3 and research the effects of extreme aerodynamic friction heat on airframes.

Although both X-2s were destroyed in crashes after only 20 flights, killing two test pilots, the knowledge gained from the program was invaluable in developing aircraft that could safely fly at such speeds. Using stunning artwork and historical photographs, this is the story of the plane that ultimately made the Lockheed Blackbird and Concorde possible.1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972029 Campbell, David 029 SOVIET PARATROOPER vs MUJAHIDEEN FIGHTER: Afghanistan 1979-89 In 1979 the Soviet Union moved from military 'help' to active intervention in Afghanistan. Four-fifths of the Afghan National Army deserted in the first year of the war, which, compounded with the spread and intensification of the rebellion led by the formidable guerrilla fighters of the Mujahideen, forced the Soviets to intensify their involvement.

The Soviet army was in generally poor condition when the war started, but the troops of the airborne and air assault units were better trained and equipped. As a result they developed aggressive, sometimes effective tactics against an enemy that refused to behave the way most Soviet commanders wished him to.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this absorbing study examines the origins, combat role and battlefield performance of the Soviet Union's paratroopers and their Mujahideen adversaries during the long and bloody Soviet involvement in Afghanistan during the 1980s.1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-215620 Piscitelli, Anthony THE MARINE CORPS WAY OF WAR: The Evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps from Attrition to Maneuver Warfare in the Post-Vietnam Era Examines the evolving doctrine, weapons, and capability of the United States Marine Corps during the four decades since our last great conflict in Asia. Explains the evolution by using traditional and first-person accounts by the prime movers of this paradigm shift. Describe how 'the few, the proud' will continue to be America's cutting-edge force in the future as we move through the 21st Century. 1 vol, 264 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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