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PENINSULA AIR BATTLES

For some reason, the Korean War tends to be overlooked by aviation historians, despite its significance of marking the transition between propeller- and jet-powered aircraft, resulting in the first jet-versus-jet combat.

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SILVER WINGS OVERSEAS

This third volume of a mini-series dedicated to charting the rise of combat air capability in the Arabic area of the Middle East charts colonial operations by France, Italy, Spain and Britain between 1918- 1936, plus the formation of homegrown forces.

PRUSSIAN KNIGHTS OF THE AIR

German publisher Luftfahrtverlag START has produced a stunning new book on a lesser-known World War One German fighter unit… and there are accompanying decals too!

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PACIFIC ANNIVERSARY

Occurring between June 3-7, 1942, it’s been 79 years since the Battle of Midway –a major turning point on World War Two’s Pacific front, and the subject of Pen & Sword’s Images of War volume.

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HEAVY TROOP CARRIER

Regarded by many modellers as the ‘gold standard’ for reference on Israeli armoured vehicles, Desert Eagle’s IDF Armor Series turns its attention to the Namer (male leopard) heavy infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).

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WORLD’S FIRST JET FIGHTER

Here’s the hotly anticipated second edition of Valiant Wings’ Airframe & Miniature guide to the Messerschmitt Me 262, which updates and expands on the firm’s inaugural publication.

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METICULOUS MOTORCYCLE-MAKING

ON THE SHELF BMW R75: Escaping from the Falaise Pocket By:...

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MODELLING LARGESSE

The fourth volume of Canfora Publishing’s 1/32 scale modelling guide series contains another fascinating array of aviation subjects, covering more than 100 years of flight – from a World War One Royal Aircraft Factory Fe.2b to a present-day Lockheed F-35A Lightning II.

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RED-STAR IFS, BUTS AND MAYBES

Aircraft development is a fascinating subject, whether it’s how an existing design came to fruition or the concepts that failed to make it off the drawing board.

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SHIMMERING DELTA

Convair’s B-58 Hustler isn’t popular with kit manufacturers, but those with Revell/Monogram, Italeri or Academy offerings will appreciate Schiffer’s new Legends of Warfare walk-round guide.