Ginger Lacey: Fighter Pilot

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Ginger Lacey wanted to fly planes from childhood.

But who would have thought that the slim and pale looking boy would become one of the most successful fighter pilots of the war?
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Lockheed A-12: The CIA’s Blackbird and other variants (Air Vanguard)

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During the early years of the Cold War, the most effective way to gather strategic intelligence about the Soviet Union and its allies was manned overflight. Lockheed's U-2 was spectacularly successful in this role. Much to the concern of President Eisenhower, its shape meant that it could be tracked on Russian radars. Given the highly sensitive nature of such flights, the President insisted that every effort should be made to reduce to zero the U-2's radar cross section (RCS), thereby making the aircraft "invisible." When this was proven to be impossible, the stage was set for a U-2 replacement. Following a competition between Lockheed and Convair, the former was declared the winner and the result was the A-12. Designed to incorporate 'stealth' features before the term was even coined, the A-12 has to date proven to be the fastest, highest flying jet aircraft ever built, and is operated exclusively by the Central Intelligence Agency.

This book will also cover a two-seat variation of the design built as an advanced interceptor – the YF-12. In addition, the D-21 drone programme, known as Tagboard will also be covered.

The Coral Sea 1942: The first carrier battle (Campaign)

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Osprey's study of the Battle of the Coral Sea of World War II (1939-1945), which is unique in the annals of naval history. It is the first battle in which enemy fleets never came within sight of one another. Instead, aircraft launched from carrier decks were sent out to attack the enemy with bombs and torpedoes.

In May of 1942, the Japanese fleet moved on Port Moresby, the last Allied base between Australia and Japan. Forced to respond, the Americans sent two aircraft carriers to protect the base. In the ensuing battle, one American carrier was destroyed and the other severely damaged. However, the Japanese also lost a carrier and decided to withdraw. Although bloody, it proved to be an important strategic victory for the Allies as the Japanese were forced to attempt future attacks on Port Moresby over land. Using the latest research and numerous period photographs, retired USN Commander Mark O. Stille tells the story of this important and unique battle in the Pacific War.

High Adventure [Illustrated]: A Narrative of Air Fighting in France in the First World War

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Firsthand account of air warfare on the Western Front in World War One, by an American who volunteered to fly with the American Lafayette Escadrille for the French Army. Stories from training to combat to a POW camp after being shot down and captured. A classic account of WW1. Illustrated.

The Tale Of Two Bridges And The Battle For The Skies Over North Vietnam [Illustrated Edition] (USAF Southeast Asia Monograph Series Book 1)

Reviews of The Tale Of Two Bridges And The Battle For The Skies Over North Vietnam [Illustrated Edition] (USAF Southeast Asia Monograph Series Book 1). The Tale Of Two Bridges And The Battle For The Skies Over North Vietnam [Illustrated Edition] (USAF Southeast Asia Monograph Series Book 1) – Kindle edition by Major A. J. C. Lavalle. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Tale Of Two Bridges And The Battle For The Skies Over North Vietnam [Illustrated Edition] (USAF Southeast Asia Monograph Series Book 1).. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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Illustrated with over 30 maps, diagrams and photos
This is a story of war. A parable of men and machines, of friend and foe. A drama of moves and countermoves, played out in the skies over North Vietnam and having for its backdrop two bridges — the majestic Paul Doumer and the infamous bridge at Thanh Hoa.

These bridges know well the script of war. The silent contrails high in the blue, the growing dialogue of anti-aircraft fire, the scream of engines, the thunder of bombs, all building to a crescendo. Then subsiding, only to start again in another act on another day. An old play that reopens regularly with new actors — and therein lies our tale.
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