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U.S. P-51D Mustang - Germany 1944 Model Aircraft

  The P-51 Mustang was the most successful World War II US fighter in the European Theater. The American Mustangs destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in Europe making it the highest scoring US fighter in the theater. The popular and powerful P-51D was the most versatile, most feared, and produced in the greatest quantities, over 7,900 in WWII: Features: Rotating Propeller. Opening Cockpit. Retractable Landing Gear. Adjustable Ailerons. Removable & Restorable Munitions. Two Pilot Figures. Specifications: Dimensions - Height (Inches). 5. Dimensions - Length (Inches). 12. Dimensions - Width (Inches). 13. Gross Weight (lbs.). 4.8. Shipping Carton Gross Weight (lbs.). 9.8.

The Last Flight of the Arrow

  February 20, 1959, the Canadian prime minister stood before the House of Commons to announce that his government had decided to cancel the CF-105 Avro Arrow supersonic fighter-interceptor program. What were the reasons? Over three hundred million dollars had been spent on the aircraft considered by many to be twenty years ahead of its time. It was also suggested that the new missile age - brought on by the advent of the Russian satellite Sputnik - had made manned interceptors obsolete. But what were the real reasons? And were the Americans involved? In this tale of intrigue, the Russians plan an air strike on North America. Canadian and American Intelligence get wind of it through secret channels. The Canadians pretend to terminate the Arrow and then - with the help of the Americans - deploy the machine for what it was designed for. It's mission: catch the Russians with evidence of its strike force. While the public mourns the death of the supersonic fighter, the Arrow blasts its way across the Pacific on a vital, long-range, photo-recon mission to save the Free World and avert World War III. Behind the controls is a hand-picked Royal Canadian Air Force pilot. Target - Siberia.

Boyd, The Fighter Pilot Who Changed The Art of War

  John Boyd was the greatest fighter pilot in American history. From the proving ground of the Korean War, he went on to win renown as the instructor who defeated every pilot who challenged him in less than 40 seconds. But what made Boyd a man for the ages was what happened after he left the cockpit. Boyd made a career of challenging the intractable Pentagon bureaucracy, making enemies and a few devoted disciples who would become known as “The Acolytes.” Boyd transformed the way military aircraft—in particular the F-15 and F-16—were designed with his revolutionary “Energy-Maneuverability Theory,” fighting the Air Force’s entrenched ideas every step of the way. He then dedicated lonely years to a radical theory of conflict that at the time was mostly ignored, but now is acclaimed as the most influential thinking about conflict since Sun Tzu. A man of daring, ferocious passion, and remarkable stubbornness, John Boyd has been the great secret hero of the American military. No longer.

With Wings Like Eagles

  Michael Korda's brilliant work of history takes the reader back to the summer of 1940, when fewer than three thousand young fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force—often no more than nine hundred on any given day—stood between Hitler and the victory that seemed almost within his grasp.Korda re-creates the intensity of combat in 'the long, delirious, burning blue' of the sky above southern England, and at the same time—perhaps for the first time—traces the entire complex web of political, diplomatic, scientific, industrial, and human decisions during the 1930s that led inexorably to the world's first, greatest, and most decisive air battle. Korda deftly interweaves the critical strands of the story—the invention of radar (the most important of Britain's military secrets); the developments by such visionary aircraft designers as R. J. Mitchell, Sidney Camm, and Willy Messerschmitt of the revolutionary, all-metal, high-speed monoplane fighters the British Spitfire and Hurricane and the German Bf 109; the rise of the theory of air bombing as the decisive weapon of modern warfare and the prevailing belief that 'the bomber will always get through' (in the words of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin). As Nazi Germany rearmed swiftly after 1933, building up its bomber force, only one man, the central figure of Korda's book, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, the eccentric, infuriating, obstinate, difficult, and astonishingly foresighted creator and leader of RAF Fighter Command, did not believe that the bomber would always get through and was determined to provide Britain with a weapon few people wanted to believe was needed or even possible. Dowding persevered—despite opposition, shortage of funding, and bureaucratic infighting—to perfect the British fighter force just in time to meet and defeat the German onslaught. Korda brings to life the extraordinary men and women on both sides of the conflict, from such major historical figures as Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, and Reichsmarschall Herman Göring (and his disputatious and bitterly feuding generals) to the British and German pilots, the American airmen who joined the RAF just in time for the Battle of Britain, the young airwomen of the RAF, the ground crews who refueled and rearmed the fighters in the middle of heavy German raids, and such heroic figures as Douglas Bader, Josef František, and the Luftwaffe aces Adolf Galland and his archrival Werner Mölders.Winston Churchill memorably said about the Battle of Britain, 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.' Here is the story of 'the few,' and how they prevailed against the odds, deprived Hitler of victory, and saved the world during three epic months in 1940.


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