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Britain's FAWs
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By peter dancey
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
By Ethan E. Harris
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
By James W Bancroft
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.
Boer War Victoria Crosses
By James W Bancroft
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.
Air Power of the First World War
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: American English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
with 2014 heralding 100 years since the start of The Great War on 4 August 1914, this book is an overview of the use of air power by both sides in support of their ground forces even though the airplanes were mostly flimsy biplanes with a top speed of around 60mph.
Battle of Britain Hurricane Squadron
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book is a snapshot of No.17 Squadron Hawker Hurricane day fighter operations during the 'Battle of Britain' in the summer of 1940. Describing their day-to-day routine and combat operations over a sustained period -- their successes and losses..
Battle of Britain aircraft
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: American English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This book gives an overview of the aircraft that took part in the 'Battle of Britain on both sides. The origins of the designs their designations and how they performed in the first war between two air forces in the world between the British RAF and German Luftwaffe
Gulf War 1 MASH Huey's
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: American English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Most people associate the ubiquitous Bell UH-1 Huey with the Vietnam War. but in December 1990 the Huey returned to the battlefield with the 273rd Medical Detachment (AA) a reserve unit that still included a number of Vietnam veterans. This time flying UH-1V machines this is the units Gulf War ! MASH story.
Hitler's Secret Super Weapons
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: American English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
On 19 July 1942 Hitler ruled the development and production of his secret super weapons should teke priority. This dictate was made to RLM chief Erhard Milch on Christmas Eve 1942. Super Weapon Projekts 1 and 2, commenced immediately and 96 missile launch sites were prepared in northern France.for the v-1 and V-2 flying bombs.over London .