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Fighters of the Dying Sun: The Most Advanced Japanese Fighters of the Second World War

Published: October 22, 2021
Book Author(s): Justo Miranda
Company: Fonthill Media

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Justo Miranda is the author of books and monographs on aviation since the 1980s. A widely known historian, Miranda specializes in aviation of the 1930s and is the author of two volumes on aircraft used during the Spanish Civil War. The exciting discovery of a microfilm on secret German weapons in the early 1990s drove him to publish Secret Wonder Weapons of the… more

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U.S. Aircraft Carriers 1939–45

Published: September 4, 2021
Book Author(s): Ingo Bauernfeind
Company: Casemate UK

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A comprehensive account of the development of American aircraft carriers up to and during World War II.

This extensively illustrated volume tells the dramatic yet successful story of US aircraft carriers in World War II by class, ranging from early pre-war designs to escort carriers built from destroyer hulls, to the gigantic fleet carriers serving as the… more

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P-51D Mustang "Foreigners"

Published: September 4, 2021
Company: Platz


The P-51 Mustang is evaluated as one of the best fighters in World War II, not only the United States Army Air Corps, but also the highest peak of the piston-engined fighter that was adopted in various countries around the world and stayed active for a long time after the war. The P-51D, powered by the Merlin engine, is considered by many to be the definitive version of the… more

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American Panther Tanks: An Examination of the Five Surviving Panzer V Tanks Including the Rare Panther II

Published: July 9, 2021
Book Author(s): Craig Moore
Company: Fonthill Media

American Panther Tanks: An Examination of the Five Surviving Panzer V Tanks Including the Rare Panther II might be considered as a strange title for a book; however, there are five Second World War examples in the US. It is believed that fourteen captured Panzer V Panther tanks were shipped to the United States after hostilities ended in 1945. Most were cut-up and scrapped after being… more

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Single No. 26: Messerschmitt BF 108B-2

Published: June 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas, Karolina Hołda
Company: MMP Books

The Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (English: “Typhoon") was a German single-engine sport and touring aircraft, developed by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke in the 1930s. The Bf 108 was of all-metal construction.

Originally designated the M 37, the aircraft was designed as a four-seat sports/recreation aircraft for competition in the 4th Challenge International de Tourisme (1934). The M… more


Japanese Fighters w/Decal Sheet

Published: May 2, 2021
Book Author(s): Damian Majsak
Company: Kagero Publishing

Kagero Publishing is widely known in scale modeling circles as producers of reference books that often come with a bonus decal sheet. That all started in 2001, with their immediately successful “Camouflage & Decals” series. Apparently, they had technical issues surrounding the decal sheets so the series was, unfortunately, short-lived.

“Japanese Fighters” brings the series back to… more

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North American P51-D Mustang (Filletless Tails)

Published: April 1, 2021
Company: Airfix


Colonel Thomas J.J. “Jack” Christian’s personal mount was an early P-51D-5-NA, serial number 44-13410, Code E2-C, with “LOU IV” painted on the port side of the engine cowling, forward of the cockpit and just rearward of the exhaust manifolds. The aircraft was named after his wife, Marjorie Lou Ashcroft Christian. The name “ATHELENE” was painted on the starboard side of the… more

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Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Published: March 5, 2021
Book Author(s): Robert Jackson
Company: Pen & Sword

The quality of Japanese aircraft came as an unpleasant surprise to the Allies at the outbreak of the Pacific War, and it was personified in one type, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. One of the finest aircraft of all time, the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen (Zero fighter) first flew on 1 April 1939. It soon showed itself to be clearly superior to any fighter the Allies could put into the air in the early… more

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1/144 Propeller Planes Volume 1

Published: February 4, 2021
Book Author(s): Mig Jimenez
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

1/144 is arguably the aircraft scale that has seen more growth in recent times, attracting a large number of followers, especially due to the high-quality detail currently achieved by the manufacturers. This scale has many advantages, but its main benefit is that it allows us to model the largest planes, which in larger scales are frequently too big to display or store at home once finished.… more

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P-51 Mustang

Published: January 27, 2021
Book Author(s): Robert Jackson and Lynn Ritger
Company: Helion & Company

Robert Jackson is the author of over eighty books on military, aviation, naval and scientific subjects. He was defense and science correspondent for a major British newspaper publishing group. Among the other books he has compiled for Pen & Sword are Bf-109 in the FlightCraft series and for TankCraft he has written extensively on the T-34, the Panzer I and II, the Centurion and Chieftain… more