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We Killed Yamamoto

Published: February 12, 2021
Book Author(s): Si Sheppard
Company: Osprey Publishing

The planning, execution and consequences of Operation Vengeance – the interception, shoot-down and death of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the architect of Japan’s surprise attack upon the U.S. Fleet at Pearl Harbor – have generated a sizable literature. This Osprey title, the 53rd in its Raid Series, is a succinct but comprehensive summary of… more

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Israeli Eagles: F-15 A/B/C/D/I

Published: January 21, 2021
Book Author(s): Amos Dor
Company: Casemate UK

The air campaigns of the Yom Kippur War (October 6-25, 1973) and their accompanying attrition rates encouraged the Israeli Air Force (IAF) to consider how best to augment and later replace its existing fleets of Dassault Mirage and McDonnell Douglas F-4 fighter aircraft. They faced a choice between quantity in the near term versus quality in the far term: whether to build more Israeli Aircraft… more

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Potez 63.11, Single No. 19

Published: September 23, 2020
Book Author(s): Marek Ryś and Teodor Liviu Moroşanu
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

Developed from the Potez 63 long-range twin-engine fighter first flown in 1936, the Potez 63.11 reconnaissance aircraft was delivered in prototype form in late 1938. So promising was the design—and so urgent the need—that the French Armée de l’Air ordered 145 examples from the drawing board even before the plane had begun its initial trials. The first production… more

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Battleships Nelson & Rodney

Published: August 20, 2020
Book Author(s): Witold Koszela
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

The Royal Navy’s HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney came about in an unusual way, and that helps to explain their unusual silhouette: all three of both ships’ triple barrel main gun turrets were mounted on the foredeck, and their massive bridge superstructures and secondary armament suites were sited aft. Nothing else afloat looked quite like them. These ships were named after two… more

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Shot Down and in the Drink

Published: November 12, 2017
Book Author(s): Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork, RAF
Company: Osprey Publishing

Drawing heavily upon an unpublished history of Britain’s Air Sea Rescue Service produced after WWII by the Air Ministry’s Air Historical Branch, this softback reprint was originally published in 2005 as a follow-on to a 2003 effort by Pitchfork entitled Shot Down and On the Run. That book dealt with British and Commonwealth aircrew who found themselves on the ground in enemy territory—mostly… more