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Boeing B-29 Superfortress
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Overview of america;s WW II 'super bomber' that ended the Pacific War in September 1945.
Defenders of Rorke's Drift: A Collection of Tributes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,500. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A selection of biographical tributes to 26 men who helped to successfully defend the isolated hospital and depot at Rorke's Drift, against a large army of warriors during the Zulu War of 1879, but did not receive gallantry medals for their bravery. With the official report of the commanding officer and a useful bibliography for further reading.
US Army OH-6 Cayrse ops in Vietnam
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Among the most dangerous jobs of the US Army Air Calvary is to fly observation missions in support of the attack helicopters, this book tells the story of a Hughes OH-6 Loach in the Vietnam War.
Britain's FAWs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: American English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
At the end of WW II RAF Fighter Command was well situated with radar-equipped DH Mosquito Mk.30 night-fighters but within a few years its inventory of aircraft had reduced from 600 or more to just 60 with interim AW Night Fighter Meteors and it was not until the Gloster Javelin FAW 7 that Fighter Command had a creditable FAW. The last of the indigenous FAW the missile-equipped Mk.9.
BAC F-6 Lightning
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: American English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In the United States on the Warbirds circuit it is the NA P-51 Mustang that is referred to as the 'Cadillac of the Skies', in the UK in front-line service it was the BAC F-6 Lightning that earned a similar accolade 'The Sportscar of the Skies'. This is the story of one of the last Operational F-6 Lighting pilots flying the supersonic F-6 on UK air defense duties and QRA.
F-4 Phantoms over Vietnam
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book describes Operation Bolo led by Colonel Okd USAF Rtd. an offensive fighter sweep based on earlier Republic F-105 operations, that resulted in Old's FW destroying at least seven MiGs.
Flying the Lightning Supersonic Interceptor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: American English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Squadron Leader Tony Paxton of No.19 Squadron based at RAF Gutersloh Germany was one of the first. Lightning pilots and describes those gays when the Lightning was the first line of air defense both in the UK and on NATO's front line.
Bell OH-58 Kiowa Combat Scout
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: American English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The Bell OH-58A Kiowa Scout has its origins in the Vietnam war, when it was derived from the Bell 206 Jetranger, since then it has been upgraded to OH-58D with mast-head electronics and remains in use with the US Army. Fly the US Army scout mission.
Canberra vs Vantour
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: American English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
An comparative overview of the British Canberra and the French Vautour post-WW II medium-bombers
Canberra vs Vautour
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: American English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The British Canberra and French Vautour were both early post-WW II medium jet bombers but the French airplane was less successful though technically it was more advanced than its British counterpart that was built in considerable numbers to serve with many air arms world-wide including the USAF in Vietnam.
Saunders-Roe jet flying=boat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: American English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In the early 1940's the British air ministry issued a specification for a jet flying-boat intended for use in the Pacific theater of operations for high-altitude coastal missions during the planned Allied 'island hopping'campaign. But the war ended before the aircraft had completed flight trials. The design was resurrected during the Korean War but ahain Saro was unable to sell the jet flying-boat
F-16 Jersey Devils
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A pilot of the 'Jersey Devils' the 177th Fighter Interceptor Group New Jerasey ANG describes flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon in the vital and demanding air defense intercept role and compares the F-16 Falcon to the units previous mount, the Convair f-106 Delta Dart.
Dragonf;ies over Vietnam
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: American English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The USAF Cessna T-37 Tweet dual-seat trainer became a creditable A-37 ground support Draonfly in Vietnam in the early 1970's. This is one pilots account of flying this superb little machine on night support missions in theater
GD F-111 Aardvark
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: American English. Published: January 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
After a rather disappointing combat debut the F-111 Aardvark and its EF-111 electronic counterpart proved to be very successful airplanes for the USAF with confidence in the fighter-bomber restored on its second deployment to south-east Asia and in Europe for USAFE and NATO and with the RAAF in Australia.
WW II Ju 88 ASV mission
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
WW II Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 pilot describes an anti-shipping raid in the Humber Estuary off the north-east coast of England. A special unit,new crews could expect to survive only three or four missions.
The Reno Court of Inquiry: Day Nine
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Series: The Reno Court of Inquiry, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Day Nine of the Major Marcus Reno Court of Inquiry. Reno has come under an intense amount of criticism for his role in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This work is a hand-transcribed copy of the original inquiry performed in 1879. I has never been provided in electronic form and never without a host of commentary. This is the actual work as it appears in the Library of Congress.
The Charge of the Light Brigade - A Selection of Survivors
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Concise and informative biographical tributes to 17 men who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade and attended a benefit concert held on their behalf. Extensively researched over four decades, the information is drawn from official documents and archives, eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports and stories related by their descendants.
Gurkhas - Better to Die Than Live a Coward
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
When we think of Gurkhas we think, not only, of brave soldiers fighting for Britain but also of a race of people. However, there is no such thing as a Gurkha in the ethnic sense – the word is, in fact, a corruption of Goorkha, a small town and one-time state in north-west Nepal.
Boer War Victoria Crosses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,010. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
With information drawn from official documents this extensively researched book provides biographical tributes and accounts of the deeds of a selection of men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for action during the Boer War of 1899-1902. With a summary of the conflict, a chronological roll of all 78 Boer War VCs and a useful bibliography for further reading.
The Defence of Rorke's Drift - A Graphic Account
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,300. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A graphic account of the action during the defence of Rorke's Drift, the battle made famous by the motion picture ZULU! The narrative is the author's depiction of the fighting based on four decades of studying all the known eyewitness accounts and official documentation. With a roll of defenders, and a useful bibliography for further reading.