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Lavochkin LA-5 Vol. II

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Dariusz Paduch
Company: Kagero Publishing

Historical Background

This is volume 2 of a series of publications providing the history of the development of the Lavochkin La-5 series of fighters used by the Soviets and their allies during World War II, or what they called the Great Patriotic War. The author goes into great detail describing the technological development of the type, and its engine, providing very intricate… more

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The Fairey Firefly - A Detailed Guide To The Fleet Air Arm's Versatile Monoplane

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Ricahrd A. Franks
Company: Valiant Wings Publishing

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The Fairey Firefly was originally conceived in the late thirties as a carrier based fighter for the Royal Navy. It was built as a two seater because the authorities felt that a single pilot would not be able to navigate and fly under combat conditions at sea. While other similar aircraft, notably the Defiant and Blackburn Skua and Roc had power operated turrets… more

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North Americam T-6 Harvard/Texan

Published: September 8, 2022
Book Author(s): Robert Pied, Nicolas Deboeck
Company: HMH Publications

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The North American AT-6 Texan was originally developed during the middle thirties as an advanced training monoplane. Earlier versions, designated BT-9through BT-9D, numbered slightly less than 300, were used as basic trainers. They had fixed landing gear 400 hp. Wright R-975’s, and many survived until the end of World War II. The earliest versions were… more

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Republic P-43 Lancer, Top Drawings, #122

Published: June 15, 2022
Book Author(s): Marek Rys
Company: Kagero Publishing

Historical Background

The Republic P-43A “Lancer” was the immediate ancestor of the P-47 “Thunderbolt”, and was only produced in relatively small quantities at the beginning of World War II. Its immediate competitors for production contracts were the Lockheed XP-38, Bell XP-39, and Curtiss XP-40, all of which were produced in far greater numbers. However, Republic made up the… more

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Guide To German Night Fighters in World War II - The Night Defenders of The Reich

Published: May 30, 2022
Book Author(s): Eduardo Manuel Gil Martinez
Company: Kagero Publishing

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This book presents a detailed description of the efforts of the German Luftwaffe to defend against the night bombing offensive of the British Royal Air Force during the course of World War II. Of course, the Americans were also involved, but their primary attacks were carried out in daylight, so the main German efforts were against the RAF bombers and Mosquito… more

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Dornier DO 335 Pfeil Top Wings

Published: May 22, 2022
Book Author(s): Rys Marek
Company: Kagero Publishing

Historical Background

The DO-335 was designed as a heavy fighter for the Luftwaffe, and featured a pair of DB-603 engines, one mounted in the nose, and the other mounted aft of the center of gravity, with its propeller located behind the tail surfaces of the aircraft. This push-pull arrangement eliminated the drag usually associated with a second engine, and allowed much higher… more

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Nakajima B5N Kate

Published: May 22, 2022
Book Author(s): DARIUSZ PADUCH
Company: Kagero Publishing

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This book tells the story of the development and operational career of the Nakajima B5N Japanese Navy torpedo bomber, known as the Kate to the Americans, who developed a sophisticated identification system which avoided the linguistic problems associated with adapting the Japanese language to American use. In general, fighters had boys’ names, while bombers and… more

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Crafter’s Square Metallic Marker

Published: April 13, 2022
Company: Crafter’s Square Metallic Marker

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I found this in a local Dollar Tree Store, and thought that it would certainly be useful for any scale modeler. Other similar type stores did not stock the product. It is a small fine point non-toxic felt marker with silver colored ink, and I have found it much more efficient than using a paintbrush to paint fine line on parts of models. It is very efficient in painting the… more

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Air Power and the Arab World, 1909-1955. Vol. 5: The Road to War, 1936-1939

Published: April 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Dr. David Nicolle & Air Vice Marshal Gabr Ali Gabr
Company: Helion & Company

Historical Background

This book is part of a series explaining the historical developments of military and civil aviation in the Arab World. This includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Iran. After the end of World War I, these regions were in the process of moving from European colonial rule to… more

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Lend-Lease and Soviet Aviation in the Second World War

Published: March 2, 2022
Book Author(s): Vladimir Kotelnikov
Company: Helion & Company

Historical Background

This is one of the first historical accounts of the Lend-Lease program designed to aid the Soviet Union in its war against Nazi Germany. The backgrounds are rather confused, because in the late thirties, the Soviets and the Nazis, along with the Italian Fascists, seemed to be working together to dominate nearly all of Eastern Europe. In 1939, The Germans invaded… more