Heinkel He 111: An Illustrated History

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The Heinkel He 111 was the most recognizable German bomber aircraft of World War 2. This book forms a heavyweight study of its development and operational history, exploring the many variants of this famous and long-serving Luftwaffe bomber aircraft. The text is illustrated by several hundred rare photographs, manufacturer's handbook data, scale line drawings and specially commissioned color artwork.

The He 111 was a mainstay of the Luftwaffe bomber force. Rugged and flexible, it first saw operational deployments in the Spanish Civil War with the Legion Condor in the late 1930s, and subsequently in World War 2. It was used on every single battle front, from the early Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939/40 through to the Mediterranean and the vast theater that was Russia. The appeal of the He 111 as a combat aircraft -especially to modellers- is due to its widely dispersed service and as such, its variants and the wide array of armament and equipment with which they were fitted as well as their various markings and camouflage schemes are covered.
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From North Africa to the Arakan: The Engrossing Memoir of WWII Spitfire Ace Alan McGregor Peart DFC, RNZAF

Reviews of From North Africa to the Arakan: The Engrossing Memoir of WWII Spitfire Ace Alan McGregor Peart DFC, RNZAF. From North Africa to the Arakan: The Engrossing Memoir of WWII Spitfire Ace Alan McGregor Peart DFC, RNZAF [Alan Peart] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Alan Peart was born in Nelson, New Zealand. Joining 610 Squadron on completion of training, he served against the Germans and then the Japanese. Operating from 'Broadway' airstrip. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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Alan Peart was born in Nelson, New Zealand. Joining 610 Squadron on completion of training, he served against the Germans and then the Japanese. Operating from 'Broadway' airstrip, his was the only spitfire not destroyed during air strikes.

This is an excellent first hand account of the air war in such varied theaters. The author writes of the appalling living conditions and the issues the aircrew faced living far from civilization.

Britain’s Shield: Radar and the Defeat of the Luftwaffe

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2010 is not only the seventieth anniversary of the legendary Battle of Britain, it is also the seventieth anniversary of another fi nest hour – that of Radar. The bravery and skill of British pilots in the Second World War, and the fighting capability of their aircraft, would have been in vain had they not been part of a highly complex and sophisticated air defence system based on radar. The development of this system in just five years is one of the most remarkable scientific and technological accomplishments of the twentieth century. Despite this, the creation of radar defence has been somewhat overlooked. Many of the studies on radar have focused on the development of the technology, with little attention given to the creation of the much larger system for integrating it into the nation's air defences. Britain's Shield relates the development of radar with the diplomatic and air policy concerns of the period. It shows how a small group of scientists, engineers, airmen and politicians accomplished this technological miracle, and offers a revisionist appraisal of Churchill's role, showing that his influence was, more often than not, counter-productive to the development of effective air defences.

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II (P.S.)

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Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from Mitchell Zuckoff, the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.

On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished.
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Carrier Aircraft: 1917-Present (The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide)

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Illustrated with detailed artworks of naval aircraft and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications, The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Carrier Air Power 1917–Present is an extensively researched review of the equipment and organization of the world’s carrier-based air arms and their deployment in conflicts since the end of World War I. Featuring front-line fighters, bombers and attack aircraft as well as antisubmarine aircraft and helicopters, support aircraft and electronic warfare platforms, this book details the models of aircraft in service with each unit along with their individual and squadron markings. Chapters are divided by nation, profiling the carrier aircraft of the US, the UK, France and Russia, as well as the smaller carrier-capable nations, including Canada and Australia. Tables include full lists of operating units for key aircraft (such as the F-14 Tomcat and Sea Harrier), and each chapter is preceded by details of carrier development, nation-by-nation, with specifications for key carrier designs (USS Nimitz, HMS Ark Royal), carrier profiles where appropriate, as well as tables of typical air wing components through the years, and details of combat operations (Korea, Vietnam, Falklands). Illustrated with more than 250 specially commissioned and up-to-date artworks, The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Carrier Air Power 1917–Present is an essential reference guide for modelers and any enthusiast with an interest in modern military aircraft.