Spitfire Ace Of Aces

Author: Dilip Sarkar
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445609398
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The biography of the RAF's top fighter pilot, Johnnie Johnson, who shot down more enemy aircraft than any other pilot during the Second World War.

Spitfire Aces Of North Africa And Italy

Author: Andrew Thomas
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849083444
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Although most famous for their role in the Battle of Britain, many Spitfire squadrons also served in the Mediterranean theatre, aiding the Allied victories in North Africa and later in the invasion of Italy. Numerous pilots, both Royal Air Force and South African Spitfire squadrons, made ace during these engagements. This book tells their story.

Fighter Aces

Author: John Sadler
Editor: Casemate
ISBN: 1612004830
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A readable and entertaining introduction to aerial combat in the series that “would be excellent for someone with an early interest in military history” (Army Rumour Service). Just over a decade after the first successful powered flight, fearless pioneers were flying over the battlefields of France in flimsy biplanes. Though the infantry in their muddy trenches might see aerial combat as glorious and chivalric, the reality was very different and undeniably deadly: new Royal Flying Corps subalterns in 1917 had a life expectancy of eleven days. In 1915 the term “ace” was coined to denote a pilot adept at downing enemy aircraft, and top aces like the Red Baron, René Fonck, and Billy Bishop became household names. The idea of the ace continued after the 1918 Armistice, but as the size of air forces increased, the prominence of the ace diminished. But still, the pilots who swirled and danced in Hurricanes and Spitfires over southern England in 1940 were, and remain, feted as “the Few” who stood between Britain and invasion. Flying aircraft advanced beyond the wildest dreams of Great War pilots, the “top” fighter aces of World War II would accrue hundreds of kills, though their life expectancy was still measured in weeks, not years. World War II cemented the vital role of air power, and postwar innovation gave fighter pilots jet-powered fighters, enabling them to pursue duels over huge areas above modern battlefields. This entertaining introduction explores the history and cult of the fighter ace from the first pilots through late twentieth-century conflicts, which leads to discussion of whether the era of the fighter ace is at an end.

Spitfire Ace

Author: Gordon Olive
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445644371
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The amazing story of one of ‘the Few’, Spitfire fighter pilot Gordon Olive, who shot down ten enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain.

Spitfire Leader

Author: Dennis Newton
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445684365
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The brilliant career and moving personal story of Battle of Britain Spitfire ace and squadron leader Bob Bungey.

Spitfire Aces Of The Channel Front 1941 43

Author: Andrew Thomas
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147281259X
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80 years after the Spitfire was first developed it remains an icon of military aviation. Though many associate its victory during the Battle of Britain as the high point in the history of the Spitfire, the years following were of equal importance. Having weathered the initial storm, at the start of 1941 Fighter Command took the fight to the Germans with offensive missions over the Channel. This book reveals how first using the Spitfire I and II, and then following the introduction of the Bf 109 the cannon-armed Spitfire V, RAF squadrons embarked on a range of missions which included one of the most important air battles of the war, over Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Alongside British pilots were squadrons manned by exiled Europeans and pilots from the RAAF, RCAF and RNZAF. In just three years over 100 of these pilots were to rack up ace status in the Spitfire.

Spitfire Aces Of Burma And The Pacific

Author: Andrew Thomas
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1846038960
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The arrival of the Spitfire in Burma came at a crucial time as the RAF struggled against the Japanese to support the Chindit operation on the ground. Proving a huge boost to morale, the Spitfire played a large part in defeating the enemy, and covering the subsequent Allied advance through Burma, protecting the ground troops and providing vital supplies. Covering this little documented aerial war, this book tells the stories of the 54 aces who flew against the Japanese, and also those who fought in India and Australia. Full-colour artwork reveals the markings and paint schemes of this most-famous of British planes, whilst first-hand accounts and archive photographs bring the aerial battles of Burma, India and Australia to life.

Thunderbolt The Extraordinary Story Of A World War Ii Ace

Author: Robert S. Johnson
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387184180
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Thunderbolt! The Extraordinary Story of a World War II Ace is the incredible true life story of Robert S. Johnson, one of America's leading fighter pilot aces in World War II. His memoir is an action-packed account of how a young man from Lawton, Oklahoma went on to amass 28 enemy kills, the first U. S. Army Air Force pilot in the European theater to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I tally of 26 enemy planes destroyed. Johnson's detailed, vivid descriptions of close-scrapes with Goering's elite fighters and his numerous other skirmishes makes Thunderbolt! essential reading for World War 2 buffs.

A Spitfire Pilot S Story

Author: Dennis Newton
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ISBN: 9781445671499
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A family-authorised biography of Pat Hughes, one of the top-scoring aces of the Battle of Britain.

World War Ii Flight Simulation Video Games

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155873886
Size: 10,34 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Combat Flight Simulator 2, Hellcats Over the Pacific, IL-2 Sturmovik, Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe, Battlehawks 1942, Jane's Attack Squadron, Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory, Aces High, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, B-17 Flying Fortress, Wings of Power: WWII Heavy Bombers and Jets, Air Warrior, Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons Over Europe, B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th, European Air War, Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Firepower, Fighter Ace, Aces of the Pacific, Pacific Fighters, Luftwaffe Commander, Wings of Power II: WWII Fighters, Their Finest Hour, The Dam Busters, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, WarBirds, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, 1942: The Pacific Air War, Jane's WWII Fighters, Pacific Strike, WWII Aces, Spitfire Ace, Overlord, Rowan's Battle of Britain, Ace of Aces, Aircraft Powerpack. Excerpt: Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater is the successor to the highly successful Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series and Fighter Ace Series. CFS1 Was the first combat conversion of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. The gameplay takes place in the Pacific Theater of Operations, and includes campaigns loosely based on historical air battles, from both the American and Japanese perspectives. Because of the open-ended architecture of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, the platform for this simulator, many enthusiasts have created massive amounts of extra scenery, aircraft, missions and campaigns. Combat flight simulators, although derived from standard aircraft flight simulators, are not simply aimed at leisure flying in a nicely simulated environment. They deal mainly with aircraft performance, maneuvering, strategy and tactics, opponent behavio...