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Dassault Super Etendard

Published: January 24, 2023
Book Author(s): Frédéric Lert
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

Introduction

The Dassault Super Étendard, which became the Super Étendard Modernisé in due course, had a remarkable career. It was a humble aircraft that was often faced with thankless and difficult tasks. There was no excessive power in this aircraft, but simply a remarkable versatility that made it the backbone of French carrier aviation for 40 years. Solid, reliable, well-designed… more

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F-4B Phantom II Chin Pod AN/AAA-4

Published: December 15, 2022
Company: Quickboost

A funny thing happened on the way to preparing this review. I could not find this item on the Quickboost web site, the Aires web site on on any of the on-line retailers that I normally buy from. However I did find it listed with Super-Hobby for $7.43. For those modelers wishing to purchase this set you may need to search to find a supplier.

Background (from Wikipedia)

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How to Paint WWII German Winter Vehicles Solution Book

Published: November 8, 2022
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

Contents Description

  • The first two pages are introductory paragraphs.
  • Page 5 covers the MiG acrylic colors and chipping fluids, providing brief how-to paragraphs for each. Each product section includes QR codes for the products page from the Mig website plus how-to videos. The QR code feature is typical for most of the products described.
  • Page 6 Washes.… more

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GBU-38 JDAM Bombs

Published: October 24, 2022
Company: Brengun

The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a guidance kit that converts unguided bombs, or "dumb bombs", into all-weather precision-guided munitions. JDAM-equipped bombs are guided by an integrated inertial guidance system coupled to a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, giving them a published range of up to 15 nautical miles. JDAM-equipped bombs range from 500 to 2,000 pounds . The… more

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Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Monograph 85: Volume II

Published: September 4, 2022
Book Author(s): Dariusz Paduch Illustrator: Arkadiusz Wrobel
Company: Kagero Publishing

Background from the Website

Nakajima K-43 Hayabusa, code-named Oscar by the Allies, was the Imperial Japanese Army’s equivalent of the Zero fighter in service with the Imperial Navy. In combat units, the machine replaced the aging Ki-27. Manufactured in large numbers, the fighter remained in frontline service until the end of the war. By the time its final version entered production… more

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Russian Six-Wheel Army Truck with Shelter

Published: March 27, 2022
Company: ICM

Brief History

The most common all-wheel drive 6-wheel truck in the Soviet Army during the 1980s had a diesel engine and a cab-over-engine layout. Its serial production began in 1981 at a plant in Naberezhnye Chelny. The vehicle was distinguished by its high reliability and off-road capability. The basic model was intended, first of all, for the transportation of personnel or cargo up… more

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Japanese Naval Zero Fighters (land-based) New Guinea and The Solomons 1942-1044

Published: March 16, 2022
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould, with Ed DeKiep and Ryan Toems
Company: Avonmore Books

About the Author

Michael John Claringbould was raised in Papua New Guinea, where he developed his fascination for the Pacific air war. During a career in the Australian foreign service he undertook postings across Oceania and the Pacific. He is author of three books on the USAAF Fifth Air Force: The Forgotten Fifth, Forty of the Fifth, and Black Sunday, and co-author of Eagles of the… more

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F-15 Eagle, Undefeated 4th Generation Super-Fighter

Published: February 14, 2022
Book Author(s): Berie Simmonds
Company: Tempest Books

Introduction

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is the undisputed king of fighter aircraft, scoring around 105 kills for zero losses in air-to-air combat.

Originally designed as a pure air superiority machine to replace the multi-role F-4 Phantom II, the Eagle has since morphed into one of the most technologically advanced fighter-bombers in its class: the Strike Eagle.

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F-16A Air Defence Fighter

Published: December 23, 2021
Book Author(s): Federico Anselmino
Company: Aviation Collectibles

Federico Anselmino is the author of several books dealing with modern Italian Air Force aircraft.

Introduction - Page 1

The F-16 was chosen by the Italian Air Force as a "gap filler" until the F-2000 Typhoon became available as a replacement for the aging Fleet of F-104 Starfighters. Initially a lease was signed to acquire 20 single seat Tornado F.3 and four F.3T Tornados to… more

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F-15 Eagle Mid-Life/Late Wheel Set

Published: October 4, 2021
Company: Phase Hanger

Provider Background

From the website - Mike Reeves has been an aircraft nut his entire life. It all started when he was a kid growing up in Phoenix, Arizona watching the Blue Angels flying their A-4 Skyhawks practicing for their air shows at Deer Valley Airport from the roof of his house after school. When he got to meet the Blues pilots he was hooked and his love of military… more