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23rd January, 2021


 

OSPREY AVIATION ELITE UNITS 6: JAGDGESCHWADER 54 'GRUNHERZ'

by John Weal

One of the most successful of the high-scoring Luftwaffe units of World War 2, JG 54 ‘Grunherz' (Green Hearts) was formed from three disparate fighter Gruppen immediately prior to the Battle of Britain. Having enjoyed immediate success over the Channel and South-east England during the summer of 1940, the unit was transferred to the Eastern Front in the spring of 1941 in preparation for Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. JG 54 would remain a Jagdwaffe stalwart in the east, flying firstly Bf 109Fs and then the Fw 190. By war's end, the Geschwader's pilots had claimed over 9500 kills, and produced over 100 aces. Men like Hans Philipp, Walter Nowotny and Otto Kittel are profiled in this volume.
 



New in card cover - A4 format, 128pp,
13 colour plates, numerous b/w photos

Osprey, 2009
ISBN 9781841762869

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Web No:
38132-01

£15.99

 


 

OSPREY AIRCRAFT OF THE ACES 59:
                                                      ISRAELI MIRAGE AND NESHER ACES

by Shlomo Aloni. Illustrated by Mark Styling


Israeli delta fighters pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. The Israeli aerial kill rate and overall air-to-air performance was phenomenal. Although the Israeli aircraft were Mach 2 fighters, they lacked any modern radar equipment and their MiG-21 opponents should have had a performance edge over them. This book details their most signifcant engagements, many of which were essentially World War 2 style dogfights fought with jet aircraft. Because neither side had the combat edge to disengage at will most engagements were a life and death struggle. The introduction of air-to-air missiles and the Israeli Nesher was to prove decisive in the various combat theatres.

New in card cover - A4 format, 96pp,
15 colour plates, numerous b/w photos

Osprey, 2008
ISBN 9781841766539

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Web No.
38131-01


£14.99 

 

 

 

 

 


 

OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 114:
                                            AD SKYRAIDER UNITS OF THE KOREAN WAR

by Richard R. Burgess & Warren E. Thompson 


The Douglas AD Skyraider is considered the most effective naval aircraft of the Korean War despite the emergence of new jet fighters that captured public imagination. Built to replace the World War 2 workhorses like the Dauntless, Helldiver and Avenger dive and torpedo-bombers, the Skyraider operated numerous combat missions from carrier decks and from US Marine Corps land bases throughout the conflict. Drawing from personal interviews with Skyraider pilots, the authors paint a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war as pilots took on Chinese and North Korean forces during daring night and daytime attacks. With illustrations by Jim Laurier.



New in card cover - A4 format, 96pp, numerous colour & b/w photos, 10 colour plates

Osprey, 2016
 ISBN 9781472812643

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Web No.
38109-01

£14.99

 


 

OSPREY AIRCRAFT OF THE ACES 82:
                                            SOVIET MIG-15 ACES OF THE KOREAN WAR

by  Leonid Krylov. Illustrated by Yuriy Tepsurkaev 


In 1950 Soviet Air Force regiments were sent to train pilots of the People's Republic of China Air Force. China's involvement in the Korean War inevitably drew Soviet pilots into the war, with a total of 52 Soviet pilots scoring five or more victories there. The history of these covert actions has been a long-buried secret and this book is the first English publication to detail the only instance when the Cold War became 'hot'. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and detailed full colour profiles, this is a unique study on an often-forgotten aspect of the conflict.

New in card cover - A4 format, 96pp, 9 colour plates, numerous b/w photos, 7 illustrations

Osprey, 2013
  ISBN 9781846032998
 

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Web No.
36616-01

£14.99
 

 



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 The Editor's Choice:


THE END OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ARMY: VOLUME II

by Alan K. Wildman


Web No.
18344-01

£60.00


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