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Valiant Boys: True Stories from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber

By: Tony Blackman and Anthony Wright

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 002910

ISBN: 1909808210

Condition: New


Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain's first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraft's birth taking off from Vickers' tiny airfield at Wisley near Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue. There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking air... View more info

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Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai : Pacific Theater 1944-45 # Osprey Duel 91

By: Tony Holmes

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2019

Seller ID: 9781472829740

ISBN: 1472829743

Condition: New


By the early months of 1944 in the Pacific, the US Navy's burgeoning force of carrier-based F6F-3/5 Hellcats had pretty much wiped the skies clear of Japanese fighters during a series of one-sided aerial engagements. However, starting in October they faced the superb Kawanishi N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai, a formidable fighter with improved armament, a powerful engine and excellent manoeuvrability that in contrast to earlier Japanese fighters had the ability to withstand a greater degree of battle damage. Japanese pilots using this aircraft would claim more than 170 aerial victories over Kyushu... View more info