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23rd Fighter Group: Chennault's Sharks
Molesworth, Carl
ISBN: 9781846034213
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU031. Staffed with inexperienced USAAF pilots and led by a handful of seasoned veterans of the American Volunteer Group (AVG), the 23rd FG was formed in the field at Kunming, in China, on July 4, 1942 and flew combat missions that same day. The group's three squadrons - the 74th, 75th and 76th Fighter Squadrons - were initially equipped with war-weary P-40s handed down from the AVG. These were supplemented by the attached 16th FS, flying new P-40Es, and all squadrons adorned the noses of their airplanes with fearsome and iconic sharksmouth designs. The 23rd FG fought a guerrilla war against the Japanese, steadily moving pilots and aircraft from one remote air base to another to keep the enemy off balance. Because China could only be supplied by air from India, there were constant shortages of aircraft, fuel and ammunition with which to contend. The 23rd FG met these challenges head-on and by the end of the war its pilots had compiled a score of 594 aerial victories and nearly 400 ground kills. Among the 47 aces who flew in the 23rd were colorful characters such as David L 'Tex' Hill, Robert L 'Bob' Scott and Clinton D 'Casey'. The human cost was high, however - 126 pilots lost their lives in China while serving in the 23rd.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006026  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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475th Fighter Group
Stanaway, John
ISBN: 9781846030437
Osprey Pub Co  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 128 pages, AEU023. Formed with the best available fighter pilots in the Southwest Pacific, the 475th Fighter Group was the pet project of Fifth Air Force chief, General George C Kenney. From the time the group entered combat in August 1943 until the end of the war it was the fastest scoring group in the Pacific and remained one of the crack fighter units in the entire US Army Air Forces with a final total of some 550 credited aerial victories. Amongst its pilots were the leading American aces of all time, Dick Bong and Tom McGuire, with high-scoring pilots Danny Roberts and John Loisel also serving with the 475th. Among the campaigns and battles detailed in this volume are such famous names as Dobodura, the Huon Gulf, Oro Bay, Rabaul, Hollandia, the Philippines and Luzon.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006019  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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American Aces Against the Kamikaze
Young, Edward M.
ISBN: 9781849087452
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, ACE109. The Japanese High Command realised that the loss of Okinawa would give the Americans a base for the invasion of Japan. Its desperate response was to unleash the full force of the Special Attack Units, known in the west as the Kamikaze ("Divine Wind"). In a series of mass attacks in between April and June 1945, more than 900 Kamikaze aeroplanes were shot down. Conventional fighters and bombers accompanied the Special Attack Units as escorts, and to add their own weight to the attacks on the US fleet. In the air battles leading up to the invasion of Okinawa, as well as those that raged over the island in the three months that followed, the Japanese lost more than 7000 aircraft both in the air and on the ground. In the course of the fighting, 67 Navy, 21 Marine, and three USAAF pilots became aces. In many ways it was an uneven combat and on numerous occasions following these uneven contests, American fighter pilots would return from combat having shot down up to six Japanese aeroplanes during a single mission.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006663  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI
Young, Edward M.
ISBN: 9781849083416
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM87. The B-24 Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Forceís strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. With longer range and a greater load-carrying capacity than the B-17, the B-24 was well-suited to the demands of the CBI. The CBI's two air forces, the Tenth in India and the Fourteenth in China, each had one heavy bomb group equipped with Liberators. These two groups, the 7th and the 308th, carried the war to the Japanese across China and South East Asia, flying over some of the most difficult terrain in the world. The 308th had the added burden of having to carry its own fuel and bombs over the Himalayan 'Hump' from India to China in support of its missions. Despite the hardships and extreme distances from sources of supply, both units compiled a notable record, each winning two Distinguished Unit Citations. Contents: Introduction, Chapter One - Tenth Air Force 1942-43, Chapter Two - Tenth Air Force 1944-45, Chapter Three - Fourteenth Air Force, Appendices.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007565  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar: China and Burma 1943
Young, Edward M.
ISBN: 9781849087025
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE41. During the late 1930s an armament race developed between bombers and the fighters that were bent on stopping them. The development of multi-engined, multi-gun, all-metal bombers forced a corresponding increase in fighter armament which, in turn, led to further attempts to improve bomber armament to ensure its ability to survive in the face of hostile fighters. The US Army Air Corps (USAAC) requested that powered gun turrets be fitted to its two principal long-range bombers, the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator. In reviewing reports of air combat from Spain, China and the early stages of the war in Europe, the USAAC assumed that the greatest danger to the bomber would be attacks from the rear quarter, and thus took steps to ensure that both the B-17 and the B-24 had tail turrets. A powered turret above and behind the cockpit could deal, it was felt, with attacks from the frontal quarter so that the nose armament for the B-17 and the B-24 consisted of several hand-held 0.50-cal machine guns, but not a powered turret. German and Japanese fighter pilots would soon discover and exploit this weakness. The JAAF's response to the increase in bomber armament was to develop a so-called heavy fighter in parallel to the development of the Army's main fighter, the Ki-43 Hayabusa (known as the 'Oscar'), which sacrificed armament for superior manoeuvrability. Yet the inability of the Japanese aircraft industry to produce these heavier fighters (the Kawasaki Ki-60 and Nakajima Ki-44) in sufficient quantities meant that the JAAF had no alternative but to rely on the Ki-43 to intercept American heavy bombers. Under the ideal conditions that existed in the Burma and China theatres for much of 1943, the absence of escort fighters allowed the Ki-43 pilots to press home their attacks to devastating effect.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005952  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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B-25 H/J Mitchell Vol.1
Wisniewiski, Piotr
ISBN: 8389717956
Rossagraph Warsaw, Poland  
 Soft Cover New book, 112 Pages, 141 black and white photographs, 65 colour photographs, 64+ drawings. Extensive photographic coverage of the heavily armed ground attack version of the B-25 bomber, in the kind of detail modellers love. Dual Polish/English text  As New
Price: $29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001646  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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B-25 Mitchell In Action
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897476256
Squadron/Signal Publications  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, SS10221. The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of the premier US warplanes of World War II. It gained immortality early in the United States involvement in the war when a small group of B-25Bs under Lt Col. Jimmy Doolittle took off from the deck of the USS Hornet and executed a surprise attack on military targets on the Japanese island of Honshu. Subsequently, Mitchells would see service in every theater of war, doing duty as a tactical bombers, coastal patrol aircraft, photo-reconnaissance and photo-mapping planes, and, when fitted with additional guns and rockets, as a superb ground- or shipping-attack platforms. The US supplied B-25s to the British Royal Air Force and to the Soviet Union, which flew them against the Nazis on the Eastern Front. The career of the Mitchell is covered from the experimental NA-40 prototype to the final production B-25J model and also US Marine Corps PBJ versions. Eight all-new pages of photos and information fill out this latest edition. Illustrated with 225 photographs, more than 80 of them rare period photos in original color, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009202  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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B-25 Mitchell In Action
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897476256
Squadron/Signal Publications  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, SS10221. The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of the premier US warplanes of World War II. It gained immortality early in the United States involvement in the war when a small group of B-25Bs under Lt Col. Jimmy Doolittle took off from the deck of the USS Hornet and executed a surprise attack on military targets on the Japanese island of Honshu. Subsequently, Mitchells would see service in every theater of war, doing duty as a tactical bombers, coastal patrol aircraft, photo-reconnaissance and photo-mapping planes, and, when fitted with additional guns and rockets, as a superb ground- or shipping-attack platforms. The US supplied B-25s to the British Royal Air Force and to the Soviet Union, which flew them against the Nazis on the Eastern Front. The career of the Mitchell is covered from the experimental NA-40 prototype to the final production B-25J model and also US Marine Corps PBJ versions. Eight all-new pages of photos and information fill out this latest edition. Illustrated with 225 photographs, more than 80 of them rare period photos in original color, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009203  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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B-29 Superfortress In Action
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897476492
Squadron/Signal Publications  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 88 pages, SS10227. The B-29 was the most advanced production aircraft in the world when it took to the air for the first time in September 1942. While most often remembered as the type of aircraft that dropped the first atomic bomb, and for its extensive use in bombing Japan during the latter stages of WWII, the B-29 also saw plenty of combat during the Korean War. This all-new edition chronicles the history of this famed heavy bomber, charts the development, production, use, and disposition of not only the XB-29, YB-29, B-29, B-29A, B-29B, and of course the famed 'Silverplate' atomic bombers, but also notable variants such as the F-13, F-13A, SB-29, KB-29, EB-29, WB-29, P2B and the history-making X-1 carrier. Also includes coverage of the experimental XB-39 and XB-44 variants. Individual sections of the book explore the interior and armament of these bombers, as well as their production by Boeing, Martin, and Bell. Illustrated with 248 photographs, 90 of them in full color.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009236  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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B-29 Superfortress In Action
Doyle, David
ISBN: 9780897476492
Squadron/Signal Publications  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 88 pages, SS10227. The B-29 was the most advanced production aircraft in the world when it took to the air for the first time in September 1942. While most often remembered as the type of aircraft that dropped the first atomic bomb, and for its extensive use in bombing Japan during the latter stages of WWII, the B-29 also saw plenty of combat during the Korean War. This all-new edition chronicles the history of this famed heavy bomber, charts the development, production, use, and disposition of not only the XB-29, YB-29, B-29, B-29A, B-29B, and of course the famed 'Silverplate' atomic bombers, but also notable variants such as the F-13, F-13A, SB-29, KB-29, EB-29, WB-29, P2B and the history-making X-1 carrier. Also includes coverage of the experimental XB-39 and XB-44 variants. Individual sections of the book explore the interior and armament of these bombers, as well as their production by Boeing, Martin, and Bell. Illustrated with 248 photographs, 90 of them in full color.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009237  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Brewster Buffalo
Braas, Nico
ISBN: 9789086161645
Lanasta  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages. One of the lesser known fighter aircraft of World War 2 was the Brewster Buffalo, or, using the U.S. Navy designation system, the F2A. By some historians the Buffalo is regarded as an outright failure but this is a rating this stubby little fighter definitely did not deserve. In the hands of well-trained pilots of the Finnish air force it was used with great success against invading Russian forces. Also at the Dutch ML-KNIL in the Netherlands East Indies it was the best fighter they used. That the Buffalo lost the battle against Japanese fighters was not to blame on the Brewster fighter, but on the vast area it had to defend in much too small numbers. The same applied to the Buffalo's used in British Commonwealth service in the same area. It suffered great losses also with the U.S. Marines, but the Buffalo version they used was definitely underpowered and no match for the Japanese Zero's. The Grumman F4F Wildcat, a design grossly similar to the Brewster fighter, did not score much better during the early stage of the aerial war between the U.S.A. and Japan. This book presents an overview of the development and operational use of the Buffalo with many photo's including a number not published before, in U.S, Finnish, Dutch, and RAF service.  As New
Price: $27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008567  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Brewster Buffalo
Braas, Nico
ISBN: 9789086161645
Lanasta  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages. One of the lesser known fighter aircraft of World War 2 was the Brewster Buffalo, or, using the U.S. Navy designation system, the F2A. By some historians the Buffalo is regarded as an outright failure but this is a rating this stubby little fighter definitely did not deserve. In the hands of well-trained pilots of the Finnish air force it was used with great success against invading Russian forces. Also at the Dutch ML-KNIL in the Netherlands East Indies it was the best fighter they used. That the Buffalo lost the battle against Japanese fighters was not to blame on the Brewster fighter, but on the vast area it had to defend in much too small numbers. The same applied to the Buffalo's used in British Commonwealth service in the same area. It suffered great losses also with the U.S. Marines, but the Buffalo version they used was definitely underpowered and no match for the Japanese Zero's. The Grumman F4F Wildcat, a design grossly similar to the Brewster fighter, did not score much better during the early stage of the aerial war between the U.S.A. and Japan. This book presents an overview of the development and operational use of the Buffalo with many photo's including a number not published before, in U.S, Finnish, Dutch, and RAF service.  As New
Price: $27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008568  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Brewster F2A Buffalo Aces of World War 2
Stenman, Kari; Thomas, Andrew
ISBN: 9781846034817
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, ACE91. Although designed and built for the US Navy, the F2A fought in only one major US engagement, the battle of Midway, in which F2A pilots managed to shoot down a number of Japanese fighters. Soon replaced by the navy, the F2A was exported to Britain, where it was nicknamed the 'Buffalo' thanks to its stubby appearance. The British sent most of these fighters to the Far East where they were used in the defence of Singapore and Malaya. It was in the Winter War, however, that the F2A truly found a home. Calling the plane simply the Brewster, the Finnish flew it against the invading Russians. Overall 37 Finns achieved ace status flying the Brewster, and it was the Finnish fighter of choice until succeeded by the Bf 109 in 1943. Contents: Chapter 1 - The Peanut Special: Brief technical description of the development of the F-2A and its selection. Fielding by US Navy. Initial carrier-borne service with US Navy and use pre war by a number of future leading US aces. Selection by some European nations & subsequent adoption by Britain. Sale of Brewster 239s to Finland and delivery. Chapter 2 - An Unloved Fighter Service with the first Eagle squadron in England. Deployment and operational use with the Royal Navy in Egypt and Crete. Fielding by the RAF for the air defence in the Far East and Burma. Chapter 3 - Finnish Triumph - Service with the Finnish Air Force against the Soviets; Chapter 4 - The Rising Sun: RAF service in Malaya against the Japanese. Neth EIAF service use against Japanese. RAF service in Burma against the Japanese & use in India after retreat. Wartime USMC service - only action during Battle of Midway (last action by Buffalo F2A against Japanese); Chapter 5 - Epilogue: Brewster 239ís final victory and valediction to include use in US as fighter trainer flown by many future aces, or by aces as instructors; Appendices: A) USN - USMC Aces, including those who flew, but did not claim on the F-2A; B) Commonwealth Buffalo Aces, and Aces who made some claims on them; C) Finnish Brewster 239 Aces, and Aces who made some claims on them; D) Commonwealth Aces who flew, but did not claim, (including non-ace pilots with 5+ Buffalo claims).  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004197  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Douglas SBD Dauntless
Peczkowski, Robert
ISBN: 9788389450395
Mushroom Model Publications Poland 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 136 pages, 145 B&W and colour photos, 40 colour illustrations, 13 1/72 scale drawings. History, drawings and technical detail of the important of US Navy most successful WWII diving bomber. This work includes superb colour artwork illustrates the many camouflage schemes and markings found on operational Dauntless; it features walk-around colour photographs and rare b+w archive photographs and documents. It is essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers. Also features information about operational history of all foreign Dauntless users.  As New
Price: $35.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007556  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4F Wildcat
Bell, Dana
ISBN: 9780982358399
Classic Warships Publishing  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages, 95 photos, drawings, and colour profiles of markings. This book covers the F4F Wildcat in US and British service, paying particular attention to the modifications made during its life, and packed with high quality close up photos of the aircraft, inside and out.  As New
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006438  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4F Wildcat Vs A6M Zero-Sen: Pacific, 1942
Young, Edward M.
ISBN: 9781780963228
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE54. From Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, these fighters battled for air supremacy over the Pacific in World War II. The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries, although designed to very different requirements. Ruggedly built so as to survive the rigors of carrier operations, the Wildcat was the best carrier fighter the US Navy had available when the USA entered World War II, and it remained the principal fighter for the US Navy and the US Marine Corps until the more capable F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair entered service in 1942-43. Designed to meet a seemingly impossible requirement from the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) for an aeroplane with a speed greater than 300mph, exceptional maneuverability, long range, and an impressive armament - for the time - of two 7.7mm machine guns and two 20mm cannon, the Zero-sen could out-perform any Allied fighter in 1941-42. In one-on-one combat the Zero-sen was clearly superior to the rugged Grumman F4F Wildcat in speed, climb, maneuverability, and service ceiling. The Wildcat, in turn, had better firepower and structural strength but was some 2,600lb heavier than its Japanese opponent, with only 250 additional horsepower; even so, the Wildcat pilots had no alternative but to take on their more capable Japanese opponents until superior American aircraft could be put into production. The battles between the Wildcat and the Zero-sen during 1942 represent a classic duel in which pilots flying a nominally inferior fighter successfully developed air combat tactics that negated the strengths of their opponent.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007024  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4F Wildcat Vs A6M Zero-Sen: Pacific, 1942
Young, Edward M.
ISBN: 9781780963228
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE54. From Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, these fighters battled for air supremacy over the Pacific in World War II. The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries, although designed to very different requirements. Ruggedly built so as to survive the rigors of carrier operations, the Wildcat was the best carrier fighter the US Navy had available when the USA entered World War II, and it remained the principal fighter for the US Navy and the US Marine Corps until the more capable F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair entered service in 1942-43. Designed to meet a seemingly impossible requirement from the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) for an aeroplane with a speed greater than 300mph, exceptional maneuverability, long range, and an impressive armament - for the time - of two 7.7mm machine guns and two 20mm cannon, the Zero-sen could out-perform any Allied fighter in 1941-42. In one-on-one combat the Zero-sen was clearly superior to the rugged Grumman F4F Wildcat in speed, climb, maneuverability, and service ceiling. The Wildcat, in turn, had better firepower and structural strength but was some 2,600lb heavier than its Japanese opponent, with only 250 additional horsepower; even so, the Wildcat pilots had no alternative but to take on their more capable Japanese opponents until superior American aircraft could be put into production. The battles between the Wildcat and the Zero-sen during 1942 represent a classic duel in which pilots flying a nominally inferior fighter successfully developed air combat tactics that negated the strengths of their opponent.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007035  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4U-1 Corsair Vol.1
Bell, Dana
ISBN: 9780985714970
Classic Warships Publishing  2014 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. There are many fine books describing the original "Birdcage" Corsair, but once again the Aircraft Pictorial Series has turned up new documentation explaining this amazing aircraft. Using the varied holdings of the National Archives and the National Air and Space Museum, Dana Bell presents a fresh interpretation of the F4U-1's history and technology. The book presents: - the truth behind the 1943 decision to remove Corsairs from US Navy aircraft carriers - the story behind the unofficial "-1A" designation - a completely new explanation of the camouflage schemes carried by early Corsairs - the first explanation of the Molins six-shooter flare launcher - the first images of VF-17's external drop tanks - the five tail wheel struts used by Corsairs - the standard radios and antenna variations - the strange - but standard - canopy and turtledeck variations - the Westinghouse 19A jet engine experiments - the parallel-development of the Brewster F3A-1 and Goodyear FG-1 - serial number lists with production changes - the story of the British Corsair Mark I - dozens of never-before-published photos . A second volume will cover the raised cockpit versions of the -1 Corsair: the '-1A', '-1C', and '-1D'.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009140  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4U-1 Corsair Vol.1
Bell, Dana
ISBN: 9780985714970
Classic Warships Publishing  2014 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. There are many fine books describing the original "Birdcage" Corsair, but once again the Aircraft Pictorial Series has turned up new documentation explaining this amazing aircraft. Using the varied holdings of the National Archives and the National Air and Space Museum, Dana Bell presents a fresh interpretation of the F4U-1's history and technology. The book presents: - the truth behind the 1943 decision to remove Corsairs from US Navy aircraft carriers - the story behind the unofficial "-1A" designation - a completely new explanation of the camouflage schemes carried by early Corsairs - the first explanation of the Molins six-shooter flare launcher - the first images of VF-17's external drop tanks - the five tail wheel struts used by Corsairs - the standard radios and antenna variations - the strange - but standard - canopy and turtledeck variations - the Westinghouse 19A jet engine experiments - the parallel-development of the Brewster F3A-1 and Goodyear FG-1 - serial number lists with production changes - the story of the British Corsair Mark I - dozens of never-before-published photos . A second volume will cover the raised cockpit versions of the -1 Corsair: the '-1A', '-1C', and '-1D'.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009139  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4U-1 Corsair Vol.1
Bell, Dana
ISBN: 9780985714970
Classic Warships Publishing  2014 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. There are many fine books describing the original "Birdcage" Corsair, but once again the Aircraft Pictorial Series has turned up new documentation explaining this amazing aircraft. Using the varied holdings of the National Archives and the National Air and Space Museum, Dana Bell presents a fresh interpretation of the F4U-1's history and technology. The book presents: - the truth behind the 1943 decision to remove Corsairs from US Navy aircraft carriers - the story behind the unofficial "-1A" designation - a completely new explanation of the camouflage schemes carried by early Corsairs - the first explanation of the Molins six-shooter flare launcher - the first images of VF-17's external drop tanks - the five tail wheel struts used by Corsairs - the standard radios and antenna variations - the strange - but standard - canopy and turtledeck variations - the Westinghouse 19A jet engine experiments - the parallel-development of the Brewster F3A-1 and Goodyear FG-1 - serial number lists with production changes - the story of the British Corsair Mark I - dozens of never-before-published photos . A second volume will cover the raised cockpit versions of the -1 Corsair: the '-1A', '-1C', and '-1D'.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008973  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4U-1 Corsair Vol.1
Bell, Dana
ISBN: 9780985714970
Classic Warships Publishing  2014 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. There are many fine books describing the original "Birdcage" Corsair, but once again the Aircraft Pictorial Series has turned up new documentation explaining this amazing aircraft. Using the varied holdings of the National Archives and the National Air and Space Museum, Dana Bell presents a fresh interpretation of the F4U-1's history and technology. The book presents: - the truth behind the 1943 decision to remove Corsairs from US Navy aircraft carriers - the story behind the unofficial "-1A" designation - a completely new explanation of the camouflage schemes carried by early Corsairs - the first explanation of the Molins six-shooter flare launcher - the first images of VF-17's external drop tanks - the five tail wheel struts used by Corsairs - the standard radios and antenna variations - the strange - but standard - canopy and turtledeck variations - the Westinghouse 19A jet engine experiments - the parallel-development of the Brewster F3A-1 and Goodyear FG-1 - serial number lists with production changes - the story of the British Corsair Mark I - dozens of never-before-published photos . A second volume will cover the raised cockpit versions of the -1 Corsair: the '-1A', '-1C', and '-1D'.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008972  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4U-1 Corsair Vol.2
Bell, Dana
ISBN: 9780985714994
Classic Warships Publishing  2015 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. Following on the heels of our remarkable Birdcage Corsair book, Classic Warships is pleased to announce F4U-1 Corsair, Volume 2, the eighth book in our Aircraft Pictorial series. Volume 2 covers the "raised cabin" versions of the F4U-1: the so-called "-1A," the -1C, and the -1D. Author Dana Bell spent two years researching this book, and his efforts have resulted in an entirely new technical history of the World War II Corsair. This heavily illustrated book provides a wealth of details for the modeler and restorer, and a fresh new understanding for the armchair historian and enthusiast. Contents: 113 photos and 20 drawings, most never before published - full production lists, including starting and ending serial numbers of major revisions - the revised story of post-war Reserve markings - a new explanation of the fixed-wing, land-based Corsair - details of the British carbon monoxide extraction system - the first details of the two different wingtips fitted to British Corsair: the short wingtips and the "short short" wingtips - details of the Mark 5 rocket projectile installation - photos of the stall warning system - closeups of the 20mm guns fitted to the F4U-1C - details of all three tail gear door installations - details of the field-installed camera mounts - details of the twin pylon installations of the -1D - details of the centerline stores installation, including both Brewster bomb racks - details of the rare pyrotechnic pistol installation - cockpit changes for the raised cabin installation - drawings and color call-outs for the Fleet Air Arm's camouflage - the story of the Corsair's many canopy and windscreen variations - images of the engine installation, including details of the water-injection system - the first published images of the FG-3 - the background of the Corsair's return to carrier operations - the interrelated stories of Brewster and Goodyear production.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009141  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4U-1 Corsair Vol.2
Bell, Dana
ISBN: 9780985714994
Classic Warships Publishing  2015 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. Following on the heels of our remarkable Birdcage Corsair book, Classic Warships is pleased to announce F4U-1 Corsair, Volume 2, the eighth book in our Aircraft Pictorial series. Volume 2 covers the "raised cabin" versions of the F4U-1: the so-called "-1A," the -1C, and the -1D. Author Dana Bell spent two years researching this book, and his efforts have resulted in an entirely new technical history of the World War II Corsair. This heavily illustrated book provides a wealth of details for the modeler and restorer, and a fresh new understanding for the armchair historian and enthusiast. Contents: 113 photos and 20 drawings, most never before published - full production lists, including starting and ending serial numbers of major revisions - the revised story of post-war Reserve markings - a new explanation of the fixed-wing, land-based Corsair - details of the British carbon monoxide extraction system - the first details of the two different wingtips fitted to British Corsair: the short wingtips and the "short short" wingtips - details of the Mark 5 rocket projectile installation - photos of the stall warning system - closeups of the 20mm guns fitted to the F4U-1C - details of all three tail gear door installations - details of the field-installed camera mounts - details of the twin pylon installations of the -1D - details of the centerline stores installation, including both Brewster bomb racks - details of the rare pyrotechnic pistol installation - cockpit changes for the raised cabin installation - drawings and color call-outs for the Fleet Air Arm's camouflage - the story of the Corsair's many canopy and windscreen variations - images of the engine installation, including details of the water-injection system - the first published images of the FG-3 - the background of the Corsair's return to carrier operations - the interrelated stories of Brewster and Goodyear production.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009142  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F4U-1 Corsair Vol.2
Bell, Dana
ISBN: 9780985714994
Classic Warships Publishing  2015 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. Following on the heels of our remarkable Birdcage Corsair book, Classic Warships is pleased to announce F4U-1 Corsair, Volume 2, the eighth book in our Aircraft Pictorial series. Volume 2 covers the "raised cabin" versions of the F4U-1: the so-called "-1A," the -1C, and the -1D. Author Dana Bell spent two years researching this book, and his efforts have resulted in an entirely new technical history of the World War II Corsair. This heavily illustrated book provides a wealth of details for the modeler and restorer, and a fresh new understanding for the armchair historian and enthusiast. Contents: 113 photos and 20 drawings, most never before published - full production lists, including starting and ending serial numbers of major revisions - the revised story of post-war Reserve markings - a new explanation of the fixed-wing, land-based Corsair - details of the British carbon monoxide extraction system - the first details of the two different wingtips fitted to British Corsair: the short wingtips and the "short short" wingtips - details of the Mark 5 rocket projectile installation - photos of the stall warning system - closeups of the 20mm guns fitted to the F4U-1C - details of all three tail gear door installations - details of the field-installed camera mounts - details of the twin pylon installations of the -1D - details of the centerline stores installation, including both Brewster bomb racks - details of the rare pyrotechnic pistol installation - cockpit changes for the raised cabin installation - drawings and color call-outs for the Fleet Air Arm's camouflage - the story of the Corsair's many canopy and windscreen variations - images of the engine installation, including details of the water-injection system - the first published images of the FG-3 - the background of the Corsair's return to carrier operations - the interrelated stories of Brewster and Goodyear production.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007918  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F6F Hellcat at War
Graff, Cory
ISBN: 9780760333068
Zenith Press  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 160 pages. Descended from the F4F Wildcat (and sometimes called the Wildcat's "big brother"), the Grumman F6F Hellcat debuted with the Pacific Fleet in mid-1943 and soon was taking on Japanese Zero fighters. Over the next two years, the Hellcat proved to be the most successful fighter aircraft in naval history - with more than 5,000 air-to-air kills in the Pacific, and the highest kill/loss ratio of any American fighter plane in Army, Navy, or Marine service during World War II. Taking advantage of the Hellcat's combination of easy handling and lethality, more than 300 of its pilots achieved "ace" status. This lavishly illustrated book offers a thrilling look at the Hellcat at war--from its first action in September 1943, when fighters off the USS Independence shot down a spying seaplane, to its service with the British Fleet Air Arm and its part in the invasion of Southern France. Detailing the Hellcat's design and development, telling its pilots war stories, and tracing the aircraft's adventures through the end of World War II, this book is a fitting and fascinating tribute to a fighter plane whose performance in a few short years remains unmatched in the annals of naval warfare.  As New
Price: $36.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004211  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F6F Hellcat at War
Graff, Cory
ISBN: 9780760333068
Zenith Press  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 160 pages. Descended from the F4F Wildcat (and sometimes called the Wildcat's "big brother"), the Grumman F6F Hellcat debuted with the Pacific Fleet in mid-1943 and soon was taking on Japanese Zero fighters. Over the next two years, the Hellcat proved to be the most successful fighter aircraft in naval history - with more than 5,000 air-to-air kills in the Pacific, and the highest kill/loss ratio of any American fighter plane in Army, Navy, or Marine service during World War II. Taking advantage of the Hellcat's combination of easy handling and lethality, more than 300 of its pilots achieved "ace" status. This lavishly illustrated book offers a thrilling look at the Hellcat at war--from its first action in September 1943, when fighters off the USS Independence shot down a spying seaplane, to its service with the British Fleet Air Arm and its part in the invasion of Southern France. Detailing the Hellcat's design and development, telling its pilots war stories, and tracing the aircraft's adventures through the end of World War II, this book is a fitting and fascinating tribute to a fighter plane whose performance in a few short years remains unmatched in the annals of naval warfare.  As New
Price: $36.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005455  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F6F Hellcat in Action
Sullivan, Jim; Scrivner, Charles
ISBN: 9780897478083
Squadron/Signal Publications  2016 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, SS10216. Expanded Edition with more photos, updated content and 20 extra pages. During World War II, the United States Navy needed a powerful fighter to counter the Japanese Zero. After their debut in combat in early 1943, Hellcats scored more than 5,000 confirmed kills with a 19-to-1 kill ratio. The folding-wing aircraft were capable of operating from carriers or land. Some were equipped with radar for night combat. The heavily-armed fighters could pack armament including six wing-mounted .50-caliber machine guns, 20mm cannons, wing-mounted rockets and a bomb rack. Flown by both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, the aircraft was also employed by the British Fleet Air Arm during World War II. France also made use of the aircraft after the war, employing it during the Indochina conflict in the early 1950s. In American service after the Second World War, remote-controlled versions of the aircraft were used to test atomic bomb blasts and as flying bombs. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, color profiles, and detailed line drawings.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008362  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F6F Hellcat in Action
Sullivan, Jim; Scrivner, Charles
ISBN: 9780897478083
Squadron/Signal Publications  2016 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, SS10216. Expanded Edition with more photos, updated content and 20 extra pages. During World War II, the United States Navy needed a powerful fighter to counter the Japanese Zero. After their debut in combat in early 1943, Hellcats scored more than 5,000 confirmed kills with a 19-to-1 kill ratio. The folding-wing aircraft were capable of operating from carriers or land. Some were equipped with radar for night combat. The heavily-armed fighters could pack armament including six wing-mounted .50-caliber machine guns, 20mm cannons, wing-mounted rockets and a bomb rack. Flown by both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, the aircraft was also employed by the British Fleet Air Arm during World War II. France also made use of the aircraft after the war, employing it during the Indochina conflict in the early 1950s. In American service after the Second World War, remote-controlled versions of the aircraft were used to test atomic bomb blasts and as flying bombs. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, color profiles, and detailed line drawings.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008361  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Hellcat Aces of World War 2
Tillman, Barrett
ISBN: 9781855325968
Osprey Pub Co  1996 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, ACE010. Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, the Hellcat embodied many of the lessons learnt by F4F pilots in the opening months of the Pacific war. Introduced to the fleet in January 1943, and blooded in combat against the Japanese by VF-5 seven months later, the F6F served as the principal US Navy fighter on board carrier decks until VJ-Day. Despite its lethality in the air when ranged against the best Japanese fighters, it still retained docile handling qualities around the carrier deck. Pilots flying the Hellcat claimed nearly 5000 kills in the Pacific, and over 350 pilots achieved ace status on the type.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006120  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Japanese Aircraft Equipment : 1940-1945
Mikesh, Robert C.
ISBN: 0764320971
Schiffer Publishing, Limited Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 198 pages, large format book, 425 photos and illustrations, approx half in colour. This book closely defines the equipment that outfitted Japanese aircraft during WW2. There are chapters on instruments, radios, radar, ECM, IFF, cameras, machine guns and cannons, gunsights and bombsights used by the Japanese Army and Navy air forces. The opening chapter describes how much of this equipment was captured and now is in the hands of collectors and museums. The final chapter has additional information on colours and coatings used in the aircraft interiors. This book has truly comprehensive detail, and will aid collectors to more definitively identify equipment that many not otherwise be clearly marked.  As New/As New
Price: $139.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001916  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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