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Albatros D.III
Albatros D.III Sale Price: $15.16
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    ABOUT THIS PRODUCTIn 1916 German aerial domination, once held sway by rotary-engined Fokker and Pfalz E-type wing-warping monoplanes, had been lost to the more nimble French Nieuports and British DH 2s which not only out-flew the German fighters but were present in greater numbers. Born-from-experience calls from German fighter pilots requested that, rather than compete with the maneuverability of these adversaries, new single-engine machines should be equipped with higher horsepower engines...

    Allison-Engined P-51 Mustang
    Allison-Engined P-51 Mustang Sale Price: $15.95
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      ABOUT THIS PRODUCTWhile the introduction of the Merlin engine did improve the Mustang's performance and produce the bubble-canopied fighters with which we associate the name, credit must be given to the Allison-engined variants that preceded it. From its inception in early 1940, the Mustang's development was extraordinarily rapid - such was the need for a fighter at the time, and the confidence in its design. By early January 1942, the Mustang was in service with the RAF, flying low-level...

      Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks
      Curtiss P-40 - Long-nosed Tomahawks Sale Price: $15.16
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        ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThe initial version of the Curtiss P-40, designated by the manufacturer as the Hawk H-81, combined the established airframe of the earlier radial-powered H-75 (P-36) fighter with the Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled engine. The year was 1939, and the marriage was one of expediency. With the threat of war in Europe growing by the day, the US Army Air Corps brass wanted a modern fighter that would combine the sterling handling qualities of the P-36 with a boost in performance that...

        Curtiss P-40 - Snub-nosed Kittyhawks and Warhawks
        Curtiss P-40 - Snub-nosed Kittyhawks and Warhawks Sale Price: $15.95
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        Item #: OSPAVG11 -

          ABOUT THIS PRODUCTAn improved version of the Allison V-1710 engine gave rise to the Curtiss H-87, which began life in 1941 as the P-40D and featured a completely redesigned fuselage. The shorter and deeper nose of the new fighter gave it a decidedly snub-nosed appearance compared to the earlier P-40 models. Curtiss continued to tweak the H-87 for the next two years in the search for better performance, but the last major version, the P-40N, was only marginally faster than the first. In the...

          DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II
          DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II Sale Price: $15.95
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            ABOUT THIS PRODUCTFlown by Victoria Cross recipient Lanoe Hawker and the members of No 24 Sqn, the ungainly yet nimble DH 2 helped the Allies attain air superiority over the Somme in early 1916 and hold it through the summer. With its rotary engine -pusher' configuration affording excellent visibility and eliminating the need for a synchronized machine gun, the DH 2 was more than a match for anything the Germans could put in the air. That is, until the arrival of the Albatros D II, a sleek...

            General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
            General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark Sale Price: $15.95
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              ABOUT THIS PRODUCTDespite its uncertain start the F-111 proved to be one of the most successful and influential designs of the 1960s. Its radical -swing wing' was adopted by the F-14 Tomcat, Panavia Tornado and Rockwell B-1B Lancer while its turbofan-type engines became standard in many combat aircraft. F-111 crews pioneered tactics using terrain-following and laser targeting devices that made the F-15E Eagle's missions possible. Its 4,000 low-altitude penetration missions during Operation...

              Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
              Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Sale Price: $15.95
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                ABOUT THIS PRODUCTIn the opening days of the Blitzkrieg campaign, few aircraft could invoke as much terror as the Junkers Ju 87. Nicknamed the "Stuka- (an abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug - the German term for "dive-bomber-), the Ju 87 was perhaps the most feared tactical bomber of the ETO. With its fixed landing gear and inverted gull wings, the Stuka was the most recognizable aircraft of the Blitzkrieg era. With profile plates, close-up photographs and battlescene artwork, this book...

                Lockheed A-12 Cias Blackbird
                Lockheed A-12 Cia's Blackbird Sale Price: $15.16
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                  ABOUT THIS PRODUCTDuring 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, however, much to the concern of US 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...

                  Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter
                  Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Sale Price: $15.16
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                    ABOUT THIS PRODUCTDeveloped by the legendary Lockheed -Skunk Works,' the F-117 Nighthawk was a phenomenal technical achievement. Featuring cutaways, detail plates and battlescene artwork, this book tells the incredible story of the design of the machine, from the revolutionary materials used to the highly advanced computer technology that was employed to make the Stealth Fighter invisible to enemy radar. Written by the world's leading authority on the aircraft from Lockheed's -Skunk Works',...

                    Lockheed Sr-71 Blackbird
                    Lockheed Sr-71 Blackbird Sale Price: $15.95
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                    Item #: OSPAVG20 -

                      The SR-71 represents the very pinnacle of Cold War aircraft design and it has become an aviation icon. Together with its predecessor, the A-12, the Blackbird was a giant leap into the technical unknown and the design employed many forms of new technology made necessary by the excesses of speed, altitude and temperature to which the aircraft was subjected. Throughout its 34-year Air Force career, the SR-71 proved itself to be the world's fastest and highest flying operational manned aircraft....

                      Messerschmitt Bf 109 AD series
                      Messerschmitt Bf 109 AD series Sale Price: $14.95
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                        Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-D series from Osprey Publishing Item Number:OSPAVG18 Author: Robert Jackson Illustrator: Adam Tooby Short code: AVG 18 Publication Date: 20 Jan 2015 Number of Pages: 64 About this Product From the nascent days of the Spanish Civil War to the desperate, final defence of the stricken Reich, the Messerchmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe's signature fighter. From the very beginning of its combat career it came to symbolize what could be achieved with a modern monoplane fighter...

                        Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-F series
                        Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-F series Sale Price: $15.95
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                          Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-F series from Osprey Publishing Item Number:OSPAVG23 Author: Robert Jackson Illustrator: Adam Tooby Short code: AVG 23 Publication Date: 20 Oct 2015 Number of Pages: 64 History The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was one of the truly world class piston-engined fighters of World War II. This reputation rests largely with the E and F variants, which bore the brunt of the Luftwaffe's most important operations in World War II and shot down tens of thousands of Allied aircraft in the...