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A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 #111 Combat Aircraft

By: Gary Wetzel

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001877

ISBN: 1472805739

Condition: New


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 favourite of the USAF, which, prior to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, was hoping to shunt this Cold ... View more info

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US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships: Pacific Theater 1944-45 #69 Duel

By: Mark Stille

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002007

ISBN: 1472808495

Condition: New


As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about. The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind - the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored and armed battleships ever built, while US carrier aviation had evolved into a well-oiled, war-winning machine. With detailed... View more info

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Luftwaffe Mistel Composite Bomber Units #112 Combat Aircraft

By: Robert Forsyth

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472808462

ISBN: 1472808460

Condition: New


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 practise - the mounting of one aircraft atop another was initially conceived to extend the ranges o... 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