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MIDDLE EASTERN EXPLOITS

Israel has a fine pedigree of operating the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and Strike Eagle; as such, this hefty volume dedicated to the type’s history will be of interest to many fans of this capable design.

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BUILDING AVIATION LEGENDS

Those who have read any of Crowood’s modelling manuals will find the format familiar, with opening sections outlining suitable tools and equipment (including household items) plus discussion on which kits and scale to choose before delving into the subject matter itself.

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ITALIAN GREYHOUND

MMP’s Orange Series publication is dedicated to the Macchi C.205 Veltro (greyhound) fighter aircraft – a development of the firm’s preceding C.202 Folgore.

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FAR-EASTERN U-BOATS

While the use of submarines during World War Two is typically associated with German forces, the Imperial Japanese Navy also operated this technology, and its Type B1 craft are the subject of this Kagero monograph

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'FAKE WAR' CLASHES

This addition to Helion’s Latin America@War series is the second in a three-part treatise on air combat between Ecuador and Peru.

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CAPITAL BLOCKADE

Kamen Nevenkin’s monograph is a true magnus opus on the siege of Budapest, which lasted for 50 days between December 1944 and February 1945.

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FORK-TAILED FIGHTER

While the introduction to this well-researched volume on Lockheed’s twin-engined fighter describes it as addressing the type’s inception, operational and post-war service, the majority of pages are devoted to its use in combat.

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REVOLUTIONARY LIVERIES

MMP has been at the forefront of an increase in books covering the camouflage and markings used by various countries’ air forces, and its treatise on Russian liveries between 1909-22 has been completed by this fourth volume.

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YAMAMOTO'S ENDGAME

The Imperial Japanese Navy Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is widely considered one of the best World War Two tacticians, and those with an interest in this figure should consider this study of the last attack he planned before his death: Operation I-Go. 

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WAR IN THE EAST AND WEST

This second of what will be a five-volume collection on World War Two has been timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of that global conflict and follows the author’s similar five-part tribute to World War One.