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INTERCONTINENTAL PIONEER

Many aircraft can be declared revolutionary, but if any type was more deserving of that sobriquet than others it is Boeing’s massive B-29 Superfortress, which ushered in truly intercontinental range and the atomic age.

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ARMY FIGHTER COLOURS

The author has set himself a daunting challenge with this first of the Pacific Profiles series – to document the colours and markings of Japanese Army aircraft based in New Guinea.

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FIGHTER PHOTO STUDY

Books containing period images can be useful reference for modelling projects, and that’s the case with this work on the Luftwaffe’s Messerschmitt Bf 109.

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WRESTLING FOR CONTROL

This is the second in a four-part series covering air combat over the South Pacific during World War Two from December 1941 to September 1942.

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SUPERSONIC POD BOMBER

Although the title suggests a focus on the units that operated the type, Osprey’s treatise on the Convair B-58 Hustler forms a comprehensive history of this supersonic bomber.

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FINAL OFFENSIVE

This evocatively titled hardback volume charts the Soviet offensive in western Hungary and Austria between March and May 1945, providing an almost blow-by-blow account.

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OUTCLASSED ON THE STEPPES

This is the first Tank Craft publication dedicated to the German Panzer III and focuses on its role in the invasion of the Soviet Union as part of Operation Barbarossa in 1941.

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RUSSIA'S AERIAL HUNTER

For in-depth analysis of Soviet/ Russian aviation designs, few books can rival Crécy’s Famous Russian Aircraft series, with its latest volume providing a detailed study of the Mikoyan MiG-31 (NATO nickname Foxhound).

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'RONSON' RESOURCE

Despite its ubiquity and popularity as a modelling subject, the M4 Sherman’s variations and modifications can be confusing.

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BUBBLETOP THOROUGHBRED

The second volume in Schiffer’s Legends of Warfare series on the P-51 Mustang, this book covers airframes from the -D series onwards.