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Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle: Light Attack Bomber
Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle: Light Attack Bomber
by Yefim Gordon
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The IL-28 entered service with the USSR Air force in 1950 and has often been dubbed "The Russian Canberra". It served with the airforces of Egypt, China, Czechoslovakia and Poland, in addition to the USSR. This is an in-depth study of this long-serving... (read more)

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Red Star #23: Soviet/Russian AWACS Aircraft: Tu-126, A-50, An-71 and Ka-31
Red Star #23: Soviet/Russian AWACS Aircraft: Tu-126, A-50, An-71 and Ka-31
by Yefim Gordon
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The need to ensure effective protection of the Soviet airspace in areas lacking adequate cover by ground radars led the nation's aircraft designers to start working on airborne early warning systems. The Tupolev OKB was the first among the nation's... (read more)

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Global Air Power
Global Air Power
by John Olsen
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What influences have shaped air power since human flight became a reality more than a hundred years ago? Global Air Power provides insight into the evolution of air power theory and practice by examining the experience of six of the world's largest air... (read more)

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Antonov's Jet Twins (Red Star 21)
Antonov's Jet Twins (Red Star 21)
by Yefim Gordon
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The need to provide a state-of-the-art jet successor to the ubiquitous An-26 led Antonov to develop a twin-turbo-fan tactical airlifter, the An-72, which made use of the Coanda effect, improving wing lift and field performance dramatically. The prototype... (read more)

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Superfighters: The Next Generation of Combat Aircraft (General)
Superfighters: The Next Generation of Combat Aircraft (General)
by Mel Williams
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A heavily illustrated account of the development programs underway for the next generation of fighters due to join the world's air forces between 2002 and 2012. Included is the United States' F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Sweden's Saab... (read more)

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Aircraft of the Aces #59: Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces
Aircraft of the Aces #59: Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces
by Shlomo Aloni
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Israeli delta fighters pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. The Israeli aerial kill exchange rate and overall air-to-air performance was phenomenal. Although the Israeli pilots were flying... (read more)

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Global Air Power
Global Air Power
by John Andreas Olsen
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What influences have shaped air power since human flight became a reality more than a hundred years ago? Global Air Power provides insight into the evolution of air power theory and practice by examining the experience of six of the world's largest air... (read more)

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Antonov An-2 - Annushka, Maid of All Work (Red Star)
Antonov An-2 - Annushka, Maid of All Work (Red Star)
by Yefim Gordon
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An in-depth look at the affectionately known 'Annushka'.... (read more)

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Lavochkin's Piston-Engined Fighters (Red Star)
Lavochkin's Piston-Engined Fighters (Red Star)
by Yefim Gordon
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The tenth title in the successful Red Star series.... (read more)

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The Encyclopedia of Modern Aircraft: From Civilian Airliners to Military Superfighters
The Encyclopedia of Modern Aircraft: From Civilian Airliners to Military Superfighters
by Jim Winchester
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Man's fascination with flight took off in 1903 when the Wright Flyer flew for a breathtaking 12 seconds. Since then, aircraft have become much more sophisticated. Now you can discover more than 300 of the most important airplanes of the last 30 years in... (read more)

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Combat Aircraft #105: RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War
Combat Aircraft #105: RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War
by Andrew Brookes
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Andrew Brookes completed RAF pilot training after reading history at Leeds University. Following reconnaissance and strike tours on Victors, Canberras and Vulcans, during which he logged 3500 flying hours, he served as a UK nuclear release officer in... (read more)

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Aviation Pioneers #01: X-Planes: Research Aircraft 1911-1969
Aviation Pioneers #01: X-Planes: Research Aircraft 1911-1969
by Hugh W Cowin
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The first volume in a series focusing on pioneering aircraft and their pilots. Focusing on early experimental aircraft in this volume, the photographs of aircraft are supplemented with brief biographies of the key designers and pilots.... (read more)

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Close Air Support: Armed Helicopters and Ground Attack Aircraft (Greenhill Military Manuals)
Close Air Support: Armed Helicopters and Ground Attack Aircraft (Greenhill Military Manuals)
by Michael J H Taylor
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This handy and informative new manual details many of the world's principal combat aeroplanes and helicopters used for close air support. It includes a wide range of aircraft, from the purpose-designed tank-busters such as the Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt... (read more)

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Aircraft of the Aces #60: Israeli F-4 Phantom II Aces
Aircraft of the Aces #60: Israeli F-4 Phantom II Aces
by Shlomo Aloni
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The American manufactured F-4 Phantom II was used by the Israelis in air-to-ground missions, as an attack aircraft, and air-to-air missions as a fighter. Despite performing both roles with equal success the Israeli reliance on the Mirage III and Nesher... (read more)

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Combat Air Patrol
Combat Air Patrol
by Ian Black
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Ride shotgun with an elite fighter pilot during operational sorties over the world's war zones. Every stunning air-to-air shot captures the thrill of fighting aircraft in their element. Join the fast-jet set in action over the Gulf, Bosnia and other war... (read more)

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Black Aces High
Black Aces High
by Robert K Wilcox
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In 1999, when Serbia attacked the small country of Kosovo, the USS Roosevelt was steaming through the Mediterranean. In a matter of days, thirty pilots-veterans and rookies alike-were about to become the lethal tip of a fast, furious, high-tech knife... (read more)

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The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat
The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat
by John A Warden
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Winner of the Air Force Associations' Gill Robb Wilson award as "one of the most influential books of the decade".... (read more)

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The Vital Guide to Military Aircraft
The Vital Guide to Military Aircraft
by Sophearith Moeng
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An indispensable, up-to-date reference work detailing well over 100 of the world's most significant airlines. Each entry details the history, current status, and future plans of the major passenger and freight carriers worldwide. The Vital Guide to Major... (read more)

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Modern Military Aircraft Anatomy
Modern Military Aircraft Anatomy
by Paul E Eden
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For the aircraft buff, 118 detailed technical drawings illustrate a wide selection of post-1945 military aircraft (bombers, fighters, helicopters, and attack, naval, reconnaissance, and transport and tanker aircraft), inside and out. Each drawing is... (read more)

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The Naval Institute Guide to World Military Aviation, 1997-1998 (Naval Institute Guide to World Military Aviation)
The Naval Institute Guide to World Military Aviation, 1997-1998 (Naval Institute Guide to World Military Aviation)
by Rene J Francillon
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Called the most authoritative, easy-to-use military aviation reference of its kind, this volume covers all aircraft currently in service in the world's air forces.... (read more)

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