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“A GRIPPING CLASSIC. Exhaustively researched, The Hunter Killers puts you directly into a Wild Weasel fighter cockpit during the Vietnam War. Dan Hampton lets you feel it for yourself as no one else could.”–Colonel LEO THORSNESS, Wild Weasel pilot and Medal of Honor recipient
At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold stories of aviation history.
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Over the course of a century, the Boeing Company has grown from a small outfit operating out of a converted boathouse—producing a single pontoon plane made from canvas and wood—into the world's largest aerospace company. The thrilling story of the celebrated organization is one filled with ambition, ingenuity, and a passion to exceed expectations. In this lavishly illustrated book, published to coincide with Boeing's 100th anniversary, Pulitzer Prize–nominated author Russ Banham recounts the tale of a company and an industry like no other—one that has put men on the moon, defended the free world, and changed the way we live.
Reviews of Wings Over The Desert: In action with an RFC pilot in Palestine 1916-18. Wings Over The Desert: In action with an RFC pilot in Palestine 1916-18 (9781844256723): Desmond Seward: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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Few people know of the battle over the Sinai Desert between the Royal Flying Corps and German airmen, part of Britain’s campaign against Turkey in the First World War. Although a smaller conflict than the Western Front, in some ways it was more dramatic, involving the use of cavalry and the Arab revolt led by T.E. Lawrence. This fascinating book is based around the experiences of the author’s father, W.E.L. Seward, MC, who was a pilot with No 14 Squadron RFC. Illustrated with remarkable photographs that have only just come to light, this book provides a unique historical record.
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First Lieutenant Wolfgang Wollenweber's WWII odyssey, from combat operations in the Me110 over Russia with the 'Arctic Sea Hunters', to pitting the extraordinary He 162 jet fighter against Allied fighters over Germany, and flying possibly the final Luftwaffe mission of WWII, may be the last great 'untold' story from a WWII Luftwaffe pilot.
Posted to the Arctic front in 1943, Wollenweber flew Me110s on escort missions and ground attack, shooting down several Soviet aircraft in the process, for which he was awarded the Iron Cross First Class. As the fortunes of the war turned against the Third Reich, Wollenweber volunteered for defence duties and soon found himself training to fly the lethal Me163 Komet rocket fighter, before being transferred to the innovative 'wonder weapon'–the He 162 Jet Fighter.
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Reviews of Airborne Combat: The Glider War/Fighting Gliders of WWII (Stackpole Military History Series). Airborne Combat: The Glider War/Fighting Gliders of WWII (Stackpole Military History Series) [James E. Mrazek] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Comprehensive look into the dangerous world of glider warfareStories of elite glider troops in the thick of battleCovers all significant glider operations of the war. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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Comprehensive look into the dangerous world of glider warfareStories of elite glider troops in the thick of battleCovers all significant glider operations of the war, including Eben Emael, Crete, Sicily, Normandy, Arnhem, Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, the Eastern Front, and moreDetails on the glider craft of both sidesImpressively illustrated with photos of gliders and their crews