The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type`s combat missions in Afghanistan
Italy`s Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) saw combat with the Regia Aeronautica in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, East Africa, and in the Mediterranean versus the Royal Navy
WHEN IRAQ INVADED KUWAIT IN AUGUST 1990, A COALITION OF NATIONS LAUNCHED OPERATION DESERT SHIELD IN ORDER TO DEFEND SAUDI ARABIA
THE TYPHOON WAS THE RAF`S CHOSEN HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHTER-BOMBER TO SUPPORT THE BRITISH AND CANADIAN ARMIES DURING THE INVASION OF NORTHWEST EUROPE
DESIGNED TO COMBINE THE BOMBING CAPABILITY OF THE B-26 MARAUDER WITH THE VERSATILITY OF THE GROUND-ATTACK A-20 HAVOC, THE A-26 INVADER WOULD BECOME THE USAAF`S ATTACK BOMBER PAR EXCELLENCE
This book is the third of three volumes on US Marine Corps Harrier II`s in combat, and the first volume in print to cover the whole story of the AV-8B`s service employment during peacekeeping operations and then in Afghanistan.
Although the F-4 Phantom II was the most important fighter-bomber to see action with all three American services during the Vietnam War, it was essentially a US Navy design, and the carrier-borne squadron crews were its main operators in combat
This volume details the technical features and operational performance of the Soviet Su-25 `Frogfoot`, which proved itself as a durable and versatile attack aircraft in a variety of theatres such as Afghanistan, Georgia, and Ossetia.
Petlyakov`s Pe-2 was the most numerous Soviet twin-engined bomber of World War 2, the aircraft being used as a dive-bomber, ground attack platform, and dedicated reconnaissance type.
Operating from aircraft carriers off the Korean coast, F9Fs helped stop the North Korean invasion within two weeks of the communists crossing the 38th Parallel
AN ICON OF AMERICAN MILITARY MIGHT DURING THE COLD WAR, THE LOCKHEED SR-71 `BLACKBIRD` HAD COVERED ITSELF IN GLORY DURING THE AIRCRAFT`S DEBUT IN OVER-FLIGHTS OF NORTH VIETNAM AND NORTH KOREA
The Harrier II jet saw conflict in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Gulf War), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War)
THE BEST OF THE THREE RAF JET BOMBERS IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE COLD WAR, THE VULCAN WAS DESIGNED AS THE AVRO 698
By the time the Korean War erupted, the F-51 Mustang was seen as obsolete, but that view quickly changed when the USAF rushed 145 of them to the theatre in late 1950
Of the RAF`s trio of four-engined heavy bombers in World War 2, the mighty Short Stirling was the first to enter service in August 1940
Hawker`s charismatic Tempest V entered RAF service just in time to be the most successful counter to the V1 flying bomb assault on southern England in the summer of 1944
Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant, tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent reputation along the way
THE B-24 LIBERATOR WAS THE MAINSTAY OF THE US ARMY AIR FORCE`S STRATEGIC BOMBING EFFORT IN THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (CBI) THEATRE FROM 1942 UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR IN 1945
WHILE THE F-105 THUNDERCHIEF AND F-4 PHANTOM FLEW THE MAJORITY OF THE FIGHTER-BOMBER MISSIONS OVER NORTH VIETNAM, THE THUNDERCHIEF`S SERVICE PREDECESSOR, THE F-100 SUPER SABRE, STAYED ON TO FIGHT THE AIR WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM UNTIL JUNE 1971
With the Third Reich on the brink of defeat, Hitler`s instructions to his designers were clear
Flying from and between bases in China and India, the B-25s bombed every type of Japanese target during World War 2 in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, ultimately dropping more bombs than their larger four-engined B-24 Liberator brethren
In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps
The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favorite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation
The Douglas AD Skyraider is considered the most effective naval aircraft of the Korean War, overshadowed in fame by the new jet fighters that captured the public imagination
THE P-47 THUNDERBOLT, ORIGINALLY DESIGNED AS A HIGH-ALTITUDE INTERCEPTOR, BECAME THE PRINCIPLE US FIGHTER-BOMBER OF WORLD WAR 2
The all-metal Junkers Ju 52/3m enjoyed a solid - indeed, revered - reputation amongst its crews and the troops and paratroopers who used and depended on it
Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (codenamed `Kate`) excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Initially developed by Savoia-Marchetti as a transport, the aircraft had evolved into a dedicated medium bomber by the time the S
THE F-105 WAS A SUPERSONIC FIGHTER-BOMBER USED BY THE USAF TO GREAT EXTENT DURING THE VIETNAM WAR
THE AICHI TYPE 99 CARRIER BOMBER (D3A) - CODE-NAMED `VAL` BY ALLIED INTELLIGENCE - WAS THE MAINSTAY OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY`S CARRIER DIVE-BOMBER FORCE FROM 1941 TO 1943
The untold story of the A-10 in Enduring Freedom is explored and presented as never before through first hand interviews and photography from those involved, along with official military achieves.
USING PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS AND RARE PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE IAF ARCHIVES AND PILOTS` PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, SHLOMO ALONI TELLS THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE IAF`S A-4 SQUADRONS, INCLUDING THE STORY OF EZRA `BABAN` DOTAN WHO BECAME AN ACE WITH AN UNIQUE DOUBLE-KILL OF MIG17S.
THIS VOLUME FOLLOWS THE LUFTWAFFE`S TWIN-ENGINED `WUNDERBOMBER` SOUTHWARDS TO DESCRIBE ITS DEPLOYMENT IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN THEATER OF WAR - FROM THE STRAITS OF GIBRALTAR IN THE WEST, VIA THE BELEAGUERED ISLAND OF MALTA, TO THE AEGEAN AND THE SUEZ CANAL IN THE EAST.
The General Dynamics F-111 was one of the most technically innovative designs among military aircraft, introducing the variable-sweep wing, terrain-following radar, military-rated afterburning turbofan engines, and a self-contained escape module among other features
The `missile with a man in it` was known for its blistering speed and deadliness in air combat
Despite its `F-for-fighter` designation, the F-105 was designed and purchased to give the USAF an aircraft capable of the delivery of nuclear weapons at very high speed, long range and below-the-radar altitudes
This study tells the combat stories of the extraordinary RF-101, highlighting the difficulty of the missions on which it was sent and the courage of its pilots
Throughout the Cold War, this 525mph bomber fulfilled the same role as the Mosquito fighter-bomber in World War II
The striking appearance of the Luftwaffe`s Mistel Composite attack aircraft might seem ridiculous to modern eyes, but employed correctly, these original `fire and forget` weapons were devastatingly effective, as Allied sources testify
The twin-engined He 111 was the mainstay of the Luftwaffe`s bomber arm at the start of World War 2
USAF Skyraider units were originally tasked to serve as quasi-training units for the fledgling VNAF
THE REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN OF THE B-26 AND ITS ASSOCIATED FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS INITIALLY GAINED IT A REPUTATION AS A `WIDOW MAKER`
OF THE THREE JET BOMBERS THAT FORMED THE RAF`S V-FORCE IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE COLD WAR, THE VICTOR WAS PERHAPS THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED
THIS BOOK CHARTS THE FULL STORY OF THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE HE 111 IN THE WESTERN THEATRE OF WORD WAR II, INCLUDING THEIR LAST MISSIONS AS V-1 DOODLEBUG LAUNCH PLATFORMS.
COMPRISING THE MAIN PUNCH OF THE LUFTWAFFE`S BOMBER ARM DURING THE INITIAL INVASION OF THE SOVIET UNION, THE JU 88 PARTICIPATED IN A NUMBER OF EARLY STRATEGIC BOMBER RAIDS ON MOSCOW BEFORE ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUPPORTING THE WEHRMACHT`S GROUND FORCES IN THE FIELD.
In many ways, the Heinkel He 177 `Greif` (Griffon) was Nazi Germany`s `lost` strategic bomber