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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
Lockheed's Blackbirds
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Collectively the U-2 and its derivatives the A-12 SR-71 F-117 and Aurora were highly secret projects developed at Lockheeds 'Skunk Works' by Clarence 'Kelly' Johnson and all except the Aurora entered front-line service with the USAF, the CIA and or NASA. This the story of Lockheeds 'Black Sisters'.
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.
USAF Aggressors
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Following lessons learnt in Vietnam to maintain the US air arms - navy and air force - as strong as possible and to ensure front-line units are as air combat capable as possible against all dissimilar types they might encounter the USAF and US Navy established Aggressoer Squadrons for DACT.
USMC F-8 Crusader over Vietnam
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A USMC Vought F-8 Crusader pilot who fought in Vietnam describes flying this superb carrier-borne fighter-bomber and compares it with the earlier Century-Series fighters and the succeeding MDC f-4 Phantom II all of which he also flew.
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.
Gurkhas - Better to Die Than Live a Coward
By Benita Estevez
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
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.
The Defence of Rorke's Drift - A Graphic Account
By James W Bancroft
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.
High-Tech Air Power
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: American English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In the new millennium most of the world's major air forces front-line combat inventory includes 5th generation designs with low RCS and the USAF in particular has a complete range of stealth planes that along with new up-to-date air-to-air missiles and bombs aggregate to 'high-tech air power'.
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.
RAF in Germany - A History
By peter dancey
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Cold War RAF in Germany orgnisatiion aircraft and deployments
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
The 'Cold War' RAF
By peter dancey
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: American English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Post WW II the UK government decided to maintain a nuclear deterrent to be carried aloft by the jet V-bombers. But for the next twenty years the RAF's battle order and inventory was constantly at flux caused by numerous changes in government policy and dfense reviews that even as they do today resulted in cancellation of hardware and badly needed new airplanes. Cold War RAFfront-line airplanes.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
By peter dancey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: American English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The Cuban Missile Crisis is still often referred to by politicians and the general public now more the half a century later. albeit not much is generally known about the facts and indeed the crucial part played by President Kennedy and his advisors and the restraint of President Krhuschev in Russia. Often against the advice of some of the senior air force generals on both sides..