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SAAB J 21R

Published: September 9, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Teodor LIVIU Morosanu
Company: MMP Books

This is volume thirty-two in the Single series. This is a thin book with no text other than photo captions. The book contains very nice 1/72 and 1/48 scale drawings, B&W photos of various details and pages from the manuals showing different systems. There are also two color photos of cockpit details.

This book covers the jet… more

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NAA P-51 Mustang and Derivatives

Published: September 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Kev Darling
Company: Guideline Publications

This is volume five in the special series. Warpaint books are well known to the modeler and historian alike and this book follows the same pattern as others in the series. The book is divided into 15 different chapters. Beginning with design and a look under the skin the first two chapters cover the development of the Mustang from prototype to P-51H as well as a look at structure and various… more

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Fiat G.55 Centauro

Published: July 22, 2021
Book Author(s): Eduardo Manuel & Gil Martinez
Company: Kagero Publishing

This book covers the Fiat G.55 from WWII to its post war service. At first glance the book is reminiscent of the Ali d’Italia series being roughly the same size and length but with the entire printed portion in English.

The first 62 pages of this book covers the development and use in combat of the G.55 by both the regia Aeronautica, ANR and the Luftwaffe. An interesting story of the… more

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Sub Hunters: Australian Sunderland Squadrons in The Defeat of Hitler’s U-Boat Menace 1942-43

Published: May 24, 2021
Book Author(s): Anthony Cooper
Company: Fonthill Media

This book covers Australian Sunderland operations against the U-boats in Europe in 1942 to 1943. The book is divided into 10 chapters along with an introduction and three appendices, telling the stories of Nos. 10 and 461 Squadrons and their exemplary service in the RAF’s Coastal Command. Serving from UK territorial waters to the Bay of Biscay these Sunderland crews faced the many hazards of… more

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Foreign Planes in the Service of the Luftwaffe

Published: April 19, 2021
Book Author(s): Jean-Louis Roba
Company: Pen & Sword

This book covers the many captured foreign aircraft that were put into service and tested by the Luftwaffe. The book has twelve chapters.

Chapter one has many pictures of aircraft taken from Czechoslovakia and absorbed from Austria. Many Fiat, Avia, Letov are featured in the accompanying photos.

. Chapter two has great photo coverage of planes from Poland, Norway, the… more

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Pacific Profiles Vol.1 Japanese Army Fighters New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944

Published: March 14, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Avonmore Books

The author spent his early years in the 1960s in New Guinea becoming fascinated with the many WWII aircraft wreck in the area. The book documents as accurately as possible the colors and markings of the various units in and around the Solomons and New Guinea in 1942-44. The book is broken down into 16 chapters along with an introduction, postscript, sources and acknowledgements, and index of… more

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Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1939-1942

Published: October 24, 2020
Company: Casemate UK

This book is from the Men, Battles, and Weapons series. It has 10 chapters after a timeline and introduction. The book is profusely illustrated including a few rare color photos.

Chapter one covers the Polish Campaign and the Phony war as well as early success by Galland and Pingle. Chapter two covers the war in the west. Chapter three by far the book’s largest at 21 pages covers the… more

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T-33A/RT-33A Shooting Star

Published: August 12, 2020
Book Author(s): Federico Anselmino
Company: Aviation Collectibles

This book is from the Italian Aviation Series and covers the T-33A/RT-33A mostly in Italian service. Like several other Italian aircraft book series this one too provides text and captions in both Italian and English.

Chapter one is an introduction to the design, where chapter two covers its design and beginnings with the USAF. Chapter three by far the book’s largest at 45 pages… more

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RAF Fighter Command: Defense of the Realm 1936-1945

Published: March 28, 2020
Book Author(s): Ron Mackay and Mike Bailey
Company: Fonthill Media

This book details RAF’s fighter command from just prior to the conclusion of WWII. Their job was to be the defensive shield for the home islands from all comers. This chapter explains how despite this mission the flying and training during this time did very little to prepare them for aerial combat much less the all-out struggle for survival during the early days of aerial combat in WWII!… more

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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter A History

Published: January 29, 2020
Book Author(s): Martin Bowman
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd, Casemate Publishers

The F-104, known as “the missile with a man in it” is a sterling example of US cold war aircraft design. Designed to intercept incoming Soviet bombers the F-104 had great speed at the expense of range and the addition of wingtip tanks came at the expense of armament. Frontline USAF service was not that lengthy, although they did serve in Vietnam. The F-104 did serve a long time with the… more