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F-4 Phantom
Stock #: KB11159
Author: Tim McLelland

List Price: $88.00
Karen's Price: $74.95

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The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom is perhaps the best known and most popular of all post-WWII military aircraft. Its extremely long and diverse operational history, the huge variety of military roles it has undertaken and its broad international appeal - most notably with the US, Germany and UK - makes it an incomparable Cold War era supersonic aircraft.

When it first emerged towards the end of the 1950s, it represented a generational step from the first postwar jets and later 'Century Series' aircraft, to the modern high-tech fighters such as the F-16. The Phantom was the most significant fighter-bomber aircraft to serve with the US Navy and Marine Corps, and the US Air Force. It was also the most numerous and significant aircraft type to participate in the Vietnam War. Apart from being an iconic US aircraft it was also a hugely successful international design and was purchased by the UK, Australia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Spain and Turkey.

This detailed new volume provides an in-depth, comprehensive study of the development of the F-4 Phantom, tracing its full service deployment with the USAF, USN, and USMC, as well as with the air forces of a host of countries around the globe. The author also covers in detail the F-4 Phantom's role both as a tactical nuclear strike aircraft and an air defense interceptor for the US and UK air forces. Hard cover.

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Subject: Aviation


Tigers and Konigstiger of the LSSAH and s.SS-Pz.Abt 101/501
Stock #: KB11157
Author: Waldemar & Gregor Trojca

List Price: $110.00
Karen's Price: $99.95

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Tigers and Königstiger of the LSSAH and s.SS-Pz.Abt 101/501 is the first volume in the series History and Equipment of the Waffen-SS. It portrays the combat history of the Tigers of 4. (s)Pz.Kp. and 13. (s)Pz.Kp. of  SS-Pz.Gren.Div. Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, and from 22.10.1943 of 1. SS-Pz.Div. Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. The members of these two companies were later used to establish the s.SS-Pz.Abt 101 and 501. In addition to many photographs and organigrams showing the composition of the two companies and two Abteilung, the book contains many colour drawings of Tigers and Königstiger from 1943 to 1945.

This stand-alone volume is a must for historians, modellers and collectors. With English/German text, this large-format, hard cover,  320 page volume includes: 36 pages of text, 282 photographs, including 3 in color, 216 color profiles, 3 color profiles in 3D and 10 organigrams. Hard cover.

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Subject: Military


Flying Wings & Radical Things: Northrop's Secret Aerospace Projects & Concepts 1939 - 1994
Stock #: KB11145
Author: Tony Chong

List Price: $44.95
Karen's Price: $39.95

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Since 1939, Northrop designed and built the world's most advanced aircraft, from the first primitive Flying Wings to today's digital B-2 Stealth Bomber. Between these 2 eras, hundreds of design concepts were generated, many advanced to the mockup stage, and still more advanced to construction, flight test, and series production. This book reveals recently declassified Northrop designs that revolutionized the aviation industry.

Here, for the first time, is the untold story of Northrop's rare, unique, and formerly super-secret aircraft and spacecraft of the future. Featuring stunning original factory artwork, rare technical drawings, and never-before-seen photographs, this book shows an amazing array of radical high-performance aircraft concepts from the genius of Jack Northrop and his team of brilliant and innovative engineeers.  Hard cover.

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Subject: Ariplane


Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions
Stock #: KB11144
Author: Erik Simonsen

List Price: $44.95
Karen's Price: $39.95

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This book not only explains in detail how fly-off competition are conducted, it shows the reader what both competing aircraft designs looked like during their trails, and then how the losing aircraft would have actually looked in operational markings had it won. Describing in vivid detail are the specific aircraft and how they fared, as well as the inside political manervering and subterfuge involved in often-controversial aircraft contract awards. Beginning with the B-47 Straojet's decisive victory over rival Convair and Martin bomber designs and ending with today's Lockheed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Hard cover

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Subject: Ariplane


Panther Battalion Brandenburg
Stock #: KB10663
Author: Axel Urbanke & Wolfgang Ockert

List Price: $85.00
Karen's Price: $79.95

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Based on ten years of research, this is a book that rises above the many other books about Panzer units and the final months of the war. More than 200 action photographs from every front, almost all of them previously unseen, and 27 color maps supplement the text. This book now has 362 pages. It is very complete.

In the spring of 1945, with the Second World War undoubtedly nearing its end, events followed in rapid succession. There was fighting on every front and German losses were enormous. Units were created and destroyed without receiving much attention in the records of the Wehrmacht staffs. Even veteran units suffered this fate. This book, the product of ten years of research, documents the battles and demise of a panzer unit which, though it fought on the Oder Front and in metropolitan Berlin, remains almost unknown – the I Battalion, Panzer Regiment “Brandenburg.” The unit’s existence would span just three and a half months; consequently it is almost unknown today. At the beginning of February 1945, the I Battalion of the Panzer Regiment “Brandenburg” was dispatched to the Oder Front and attached to the Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Kurmark.” Fighting as part of that unit, in spring 1945 the battalion took part in the fierce battles at the Soviet bridgehead near Göritz south of Küstrin and for possession of the Reitweiner Sporn and the Klessin strongpoint. English and German text, large format.   Hard cover.

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Subject: Military


Red Tails: The Real Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
Stock #: KB10957

List Price: $0.00
Karen's Price: $14.95

They were treated as second class citizens, yet many (if not most), of the African American men who eventually joined the Tuskegee Institute volenteered to serve during World War II. Why?

Find out in RED TAILS as the film takes you directly to the Tuskegee training base as it exists today, and through the use of archival footage, transports you to the battles where some of America's bravest men fought in the air and on the ground. Created locally by WQED Pittsburgh. DVD more»

Subject: DVD


SS - Panzerkorps in the Battle for Kharkov
Stock #: KB10770
Author: Waldemar Trojca

List Price: $135.00
Karen's Price: $119.95

First book from a new series on the history of the Waffen-SS, titled SS-Panzerkorps in the battle for Kharkov 01-03.1943. The series will be dedicated to the actions of the forces of the Waffen SS on the Eastern and Western fronts during 1941-1945. All the books, in addition to detailed descriptions of the combat, will include many maps, photographs and tables detailing the strengths and losses of the units. They will include technical data and drawings (CAD and 3D) in black and white and in color of the equipment used by the Waffen-SS and their opponents, on land and in the air. The first book in the series describes actions during 01-03.1943 that ended with the capture of Kharkov, which was the last German major victory on the Eastern Front. The book has 560 pages (entirely printed in color) and will have 510 photographs (including approximately 30 color), 240 profiles (2D and 3D), 65 maps (including an A1 map of Kharkow in 2D and 3D), 200 drawings (2D and 3D), 55 tables. There will also be parts of original maps from both the Germans and the Soviets. Hard cover.

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Subject: Military


Schwere Panzer in Detail
Stock #: KB10795
Author: Bruce Culver / Uwe Feist

List Price: $50.00
Karen's Price: $44.95

The most complete coverage of the Wehrmacht's heavies, the Panzerkampfwagen Tiger II "Königstiger", the 71 ton Jagdtiger, and the 68 ton Jagdpanzer Tiger (P) "Elefant". The s.Pz.Jg.Rgt. 656 ripped over 500 Soviet tanks to scrap iron against the loss of 39 vehicles of their own at the epic tank battle at Kursk in July 1943. Illustrated with over 400 black and white photos and drawings, and 11 pages of color illustrations by the"Dean" of military artists, Uwe Feist, this is the third in the popular Ryton series that follows "Tiger I & Sturmtiger In Detail", and "Panther In Detail". With 5-view scale drawings by John Rue, it traces the developement, combat, and technical history of the King Tiger,(Konigstiger), Hunting Tiger,(Jagdtiger), and Elaphant, (Elefant) Series of Armored Fighting Vehicles. Printed on high quality paper, great attention has been given to the clear reproduction of wartime photographs depicting the vehicles in both training and combat, with numerous interior and exterior close-ups. English text, 20 color illustrations and 404 B&W photos. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Panzerspahwagen
Stock #: KB10794
Author: Uwe Feist & Robert Johnson

List Price: $50.00
Karen's Price: $44.95

Extensive coverage of the Wehrmacht's most numerous armored scout cars, this volume will lead the reader through the development of the interesting reconnaissance vehicle in combat on all Fronts and as a special feature, the restoration of the only complete specimen left in the world. All the variations of the German four wheeled armored cars are represented in 150 pages with over 280 color and black and white photographs. The Sd.Kfz. 223, 260, and 261 series vehicles are illustrated with color sideviews br Uwe Feist; the "Dean" of military vehicle artists. English text, 119 color illustrations and 203 B&W photos. more»

Subject: Military


Militarfahrzeuge of the Wehrmacht, Volume 2
Stock #: KB10792
Author: Kurt Rieger, Robert Johnson & Uwe Feist

List Price: $65.00
Karen's Price: $59.95

The complete Pictorial History of German tracked fighting vehicles beginning with the prototypes of the Reichswehr era (1920's) and cumulating with heavy Mörser "Karl" and armored trains (Panzerzüge). Enlish text, 92 color and 510 black and white photos. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Die Wehrmacht, Volume 2
Stock #: KB10791
Author: Robert Johnson & Uwe Feist

List Price: $55.00
Karen's Price: $49.95

This edition covers weapons employed by the Wehrmacht Heer (Army). Beginning with the Leuchtpistole (flare pistol) through Granatwerfer (mortars), Panzerfaust, Minen (mines), Goliath and the Ladungsträger (demolition tank), the book gives the reader an inside look of the vast Arsenal of Weapons of the German Infantry employed during World War II. English text, 502 color and B&W photos. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Tiger 1 and Sturmtiger in Detail
Stock #: KB10789
Author: Bruce Culver / Uwe Feist

List Price: $60.00
Karen's Price: $49.95

Back in print by popular demand! Newly reprinted, this is the excellent follow-up to the original Tiger I in Detail. Jam-packed with large clear photos of the big cat in action. This is a detailed view of these two important vehicles, including data and documentation on basic structure, complete equipment and ammunition stowage arrangements. It also covers the many parts and assemblies that comprise a main battle tank as well as physical and mechanical details of the Sturmtiger self-propelled 38cm rocket mortar. Tiger I and Sturmtiger in Detail will satisfy your need for a comprehensive coverage of this most popular tank in history. English text, 55 color illustrations and 363 black & white photos. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Knights of the Reich: The Twenty-Seven Most Highly Decorated Solders of the Wehrmacht in World War II
Stock #: KB10788
Author: Guy E. Martin

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $34.95

Biographies of the twenty-seven Holders of the Diamonds to the Knight's Cross from the Luftwaffe, Heer, Kriegsmarine and Waffen-SS: Werner Molders, Adolf Galland, Gordon Gollob, Hans-Joachim Marseilles, Hermann Graf, Erwin Rommel, Wolfgang Luth, Walter Nowotny, Adelbert Schulz, Hans-ulrich Rudel, Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz, Herbert Otto Gille, Hans Hube, Albert Kesselring, Helmut Lent, Sepp Dietrich, Walter Model, Erich Hartmann, Hermann Balck, Gerhard Ramcke, Wolfgang Schnaufer, Albrecht Brandi, Ferdinand Schorner, Hasso von Manteuffel, Theodor Tolsdorff, Dr. Karl Mauss, Dietrich von Saucken. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Knight's Cross Profiles, Volume 2
Stock #: KB10787
Author: Ralf Schumann & Wolfgang Westerwelle

List Price: $39.99
Karen's Price: $35.95

This book is the second in a new series profiling the Knight’s Cross holders of the Wehrmacht in World War II. Concise biographies, rare photographs of personalities, aircraft, and award documents cover not only known soldiers and airmen, but lesser known KC holders as well. This volume covers two famed Luftwaffe fighter aces – Heinz Bär and Joachim Muncheberg – Army infantry officer Gerhard Turke, and Luftwaffe NCO Arnold Huebner.

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Subject: Military


Joachim Peiper
Stock #: KB10785
Author: Jens Westemeier

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $54.95

In this new historical investigation, German historian Jens Weste-meier portrays the rise and fall of an SS war criminal, and demolishes persistent myths of a Nazi icon. The picture revealed here is at odds with the popular Peiper mythology created by wartime and contemporary National Socialist propaganda, novels, motion pictures, and right-wing Peiper biographies. Using primary sources and personal interviews, a compelling image of the SS colonel emerges. The result is a highly readable and scholarly account with the first complete picture of Joachim Peiper. Now, a previously little understood Waffen-SS icon comes to life in a book that is at once an important contribution for our understanding of World War II history, as well as the place of the Waffen-SS in Hitler's Third Reich. Hard cover more»

Subject: Military


German Daggers of World War II: A Photographic Reference, 4-Volume Set
Stock #: KB10764
Author: Thomas M. Johnson

List Price: $250.00
Karen's Price: $224.95

This four volume set by Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, has been compiled to serve as a useful and authoritative reference on the daggers of Nazi Germany, and has been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basic patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational, and it adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject. Within these books one will see coverage of the historical background; the manufacturing techniques; constructional information; the actual basic patterns; variations and rarities; the art of collecting, and a whole host of other salient facts of absorbing interest. more»

Subject: Military


Knight's Cross with Oakleaves, 1940-1945: Biographies and Images of the 889 Recipients
Stock #: KB10763
Author: Jeremy Dixon

List Price: $125.00
Karen's Price: $119.95

This extensive, two-volume set presents every recipient of the Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, awarded during the Second World War, and presented personally by Hitler from 1940 until 1945. Described inside – and shown with at least one photograph – are each of the 889 recipients from the Luftwaffe, Heer, Waffen-SS, and Kriegsmarine, as well as foreign recipients. This work contains over 1000 photographs, from the author’s own collection as well as other private collections. This is first time such a work has been written in the English language and is a must for anyone interested in Germany’s highest decoration, as well as anyone interested in the careers of each recipient. Volume 1 is 320 pages ~ Volume 2 is 328 pages. Hard covers. more»

Subject: Military


Suppliers of the Grey Wolves
Stock #: KB10756
Author: Axel Urbanke

List Price: $85.00
Karen's Price: $74.95

NOW IN-STOCK! Text in English and German!! To the Allies they were target number one - the German submarine tankers. The Allied hunter-killer groups had express orders to sink the tankers first. The enemy knew that the German submarine tankers made it possible for U-boats to operate off the east coast of the United States, South Africa, the west coast of Africa and the Caribbean. Unlike conventional tankers, these large Type XIV submarines, also known as “milk cows”, could reach their areas of operation without being discovered. The submarine tankers carried sufficient fuel, provisions, torpedoes and spare parts for up to 24 U-boats, doubling or tripling their normal endurance. The “milk cows” also carried a doctor who could treat sick or injured crewmen.

In 1942 the submarine tankers were able to rendezvous with the combat submarines at prearranged locations largely undisturbed. In 1943, however, all this changed. From the beginning of the year, the Allies succeeded in decoding German radio transmissions and from these intercepts learned where the tankers and operational boats would be meeting. From then on the tankers were hunted down relentlessly. Wherever the “milk cows” surfaced, Allied anti-submarine groups were waiting. Rapid transfer of supplies, often in bad weather, rendezvous points changed at the last minute, and attacks by Allied ASW aircraft became a part of everyday life for the “milk cow” crews. They often worked to the limits of their physical and mental endurance to complete their mission. In the end, all of the submarine tankers were sunk by the Allies, the last in the summer of 1944. Hundreds of men went down with the submarines.

The story of the ten German submarine tankers in the Second World War has never been thoroughly documented in words and pictures. This book describes the difficult submarine tanker operations and the war waged by the crews against the power of the sea and the Allied anti-submarine forces and thus fills a significant gap in the history of the German submarine arm. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Ships


Sacking Aladdin's Cave: Plundering Hermann Goring's Nazi War Trophies
Stock #: KB10755
Author: Kenneth D. Alford

List Price: $59.99
Karen's Price: $54.95

NOW AVAILABLE!! Near the close of World War II, two hell-bent-for-leather American units moved relentlessly toward the village of Berchtesgaden, nestled in the Bavarian Alps. The much-decorated 101st Airborne Division had fought its way from Normandy, Bastogne and through much of Germany, and the illustrious 1269th Engineer Combat Battalion had followed suit, starting south at Marseilles. Both forces would converge on Hitler’s hideaway, and awaiting them was a dazzling treasure trove nefariously collected by none other than Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring. The greedy, art-loving Nazi leader had accumulated a vast and dazzling array of paintings, precious jewels, and many other objets d’art – four trainloads’ worth. Following the age-old adage of "To the victor belong the spoils," the rendezvousing American soldiers helped themselves to the crème de la crème of the Nazi loot. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Martin Mars XPM2M-1R and JRM Flying Boats
Stock #: KB10752
Author: Steve Ginter

List Price: $21.95
Karen's Price: $19.95

WWII's 4-engine Martin Mars flying boat would be the World's largest aircraft weighing in at over 150,00 pounds until the Spruce Goose came along. Used as a transport, five production aircraft were built and used throughout the Pacific as the Navys heavy hauler into the mid-1950s when they were purchased and converted into fire bombers in Canada and used to this day. The five aircraft were named Philippine Mars, Marianas Mars, Marshall Mars, Hawaii Mars and Carolline Mars. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


The Leibstandarte in Greece: The 1st Battalion LSSAH during Operation Marita, 1941
Stock #: KB10751
Author: Branislav Radovic and Martin Stiles

List Price: $69.99
Karen's Price: $64.95

Due April 1st!!! This large-format book contains over 300 previously unpublished photographs in superb high-quality reproduction. Originally photographed in May 1941 by an SS-Kriegsberichter, the book depicts the 1st Battalion, Leibstandarte SS “Adolf Hitler” (LSSAH) during their victorious march through Greece in 1941. Among the many images are notable Waffen-SS personalities – including Peiper, Pleiss, Witt, Wunsche, Meyer, Wittmann, Himmler, and Dietrich – as well as clear, professional images of uniforms, vehicles and equipment, all fully captioned. Also included is a brief summary and map of the campaign, rank insignia illustrations, glossary of terms, plus several “then and now” images of the battalion crossing the Gulf of Patras in pursuit of retreating Allied forces. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Lockheed C-121 Constellation
Stock #: KB10750
Author: Steve Ginter

List Price: $21.95
Karen's Price: $19.95

In 1943 the Lockheed Model 49 Constellation was the fastest and most modern airliner in the world. They were purchased by the USAAC as C-69s and in 1948 the larger more capable Model 749 was purchased as the C-121A. This early Naval Fighters Series volume first published in 1983 covers the USAAC/USAF C-121A, the Navy PO-1W/WV-1 AEW version of the Model 749 from 1949, the stretched Model 1049 Navy transport R7O-1/R7V-1 from 1952, the Air Force Model 1049 versions C-121C/EC-121S/C-121G/AC-121/EC-121R, Navy WV-2/EC-121K AEW and Air Force EC-121C/EC-121D AEW platforms, and the experimental WV-2E/EC-121L AEW aircraft and the turbo-prop R7V-2/YC-121F transport. Book includes brief Navy squadron histories, detail drawings, and essays on flying the Connie, Vietnam, College Eye/Big Eye, 552nd AEW, Bat Cat and AEWBARRONPAC. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Thunder over Dakota: The Complete History of Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
Stock #: KB10749
Author: George A. Larson

List Price: $49.99
Karen's Price: $44.95

This complete history of Ellsworth Air Force Base tells the story of the base, units, and personnel that have been defending the United States for over seventy years, and traces the proud heritage of this South Dakota military facility beginning in World War II. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses, Boeing B-29 Superfortresses, Convair B-36 Peacemakers, and Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers have all stood at the ready on Ellsworth’s runway. The current bomber out of Ellsworth is the B-1B Lancer, flown by the 28th Bomb Wing who continues to defend America now and into the future. Hard cover.

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Subject: Aviation


Panzerwrecks 14, Ostfront (Eastern Front) 2
Stock #: KB10740

List Price: $32.95
Karen's Price: $29.95

The Eastern Front eviscerated the Wehrmacht. The massive turtle shape of the Russian ISU-152 that fills the gatefold will give you an idea of the size of the enemy forces that opposed the Germans in 1944-45. Nevertheless, the Germans resisted, using every weapon and means at their disposal, from concrete and mesh to infra red rays. Included in this volume are the perfect images for Panzerwrecks 14. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Military


Boeing B-50
Stock #: KB10731
Author: Geoff Stunkard

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $44.95

Despite being overshadowed by the B-36 and B-47, the Boeing B-50 was the primary atomic bomber of SAC for nearly seven years. This latest volume in Steve Ginter’s popular Air Force Legends series explores every model of the second Superfortress, including some previously little-known variants. Bombers, reconnaissance platforms, tankers, test birds and trainers are examined in extraordinary detail, supported by photos, drawings and technical illustrations, hundreds of which appear publically for the first time. A concise text, supported by insightful captions, covers operational and hardware details from its atomic role to unit assignments and deployments. This volume features seven data tables and over 700 photos and illustrations. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Panzerwrecks, Volume 13 Italy 2
Stock #: KB10706
Author: Lee Archer

List Price: $32.95
Karen's Price: $29.95

This volume contains 133 rare and unpublished large format photographs sourced from around the world. This volume features Weapons Dump - Italian Style, The Story of Nashorn '214', Elefants of 1./s.Pz.Jg.Abt.653,Dug-in Panther: Concealed Killer. Recaptured Shermans from 760th US Tank Battalion and NZ 19th Armoured Regiment Sturmgeschütz IV fitted with concrete 'armour' Unseen and rare photos of the Panzerjäger Elefant, including how the Allies towed them Unusual field modification of a Sd.Kfz.10/4 with a 2cm Scotti Flak T34s in Italy - complete with veteran's story of their destruction, AB41s surrendered to US forces. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Military


Essex Class Carriers in WWII
Stock #: KB10665
Author: Waldemar Trojca

List Price: $125.00
Karen's Price: $119.95

Now Back in Stock!

The book contains full technical coverage, including many details regarding the ships and their aircraft. One of the sections is devoted to the development of radar equipment used on American naval vessels during WW II, with emphasis on the carriers (many CAD drawings of various radar antennas). Another section presents all types of radar equipment installed in the various aircraft (fighter, bomber and torpedo-bomber) that were stationed on the carriers. A chronology of operations of the Essex-class carriers is presented in a table. The history of each Essex is presented on many pages, with a description of practically all of the combat operations in which it took part. Data giving the locations of individual carriers during the actions in the Pacific during 1943-1945 is given in tables on 26 pages. This information is not limited to the Essex-class; locations of the CVL and CVE-class carriers are also given. Presented also are the names of the commanders of the individual ships, as well as the commanders and orders of battle of the various squadrons and air groups stationed on them. Additionally, the book contains 60 tables, which present the complete order of battle of all air groups (CAG/CVG) that operated on the decks of Essex-class carriers during WW II. The number and condition of each aircraft type is given. This information is presented in 2-week intervals, allowing for an examination of the history of their use. The book also contains a wealth of information regarding the various aircraft (Hellcat, Corsair, Dauntless, Helldiver and Avenger). A separate Map book is included. In addition to maps of the better-known operations and actions, such as in the Philippine Sea, Iwo Jima or Okinawa, many other actions at less-known atolls and islands, where aircraft from the Essex-class carriers participated, are presented. Many maps are devoted to the operations of Task Force 38 and Task Force 58 during 1944-1945. On them are marked the locations of the sinking or damage of almost all Japanese naval vessels, as well as the bombing of land targets. The book is completed with the addition of perfectly drawn colour profiles; all camouflage variants of the Essex carriers and all types of the aircraft stationed on them. The book and B2 sheets present computer drawings and 2D and 3D colour profiles of the following Essex-class carriers: INTREPID CV-11 from January, 1944 and June, 1944, LEXINGTON CV-16 from October, 1944 and RANDOLPH CV-15 from January 1945. 132 color photos in color and 465 photographs in B/W, 99 tables, 175 technical ddrawings, 430 color profiles and 95 maps. Hard cover.

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Subject: Ships


Tiger 1944-1945, Volume 2
Stock #: 90123
Author: Waldemar Trojca

List Price: $130.00
Karen's Price: $109.95

Volume 2 ~ TIGER Technical and Operational History will have approximately 88 pages of color profiles and 3D representations, 560 Black & White photographs and many line drawings. This volume covers the years 1944 to 1945. Also covered are the battalions 501-511 and 3 Waffen-SS battalions, the Grossdeutschland Tiger battalion and the various independent companies. Volume 1 & 2 will be the most comprehensive source to date on the history of the Tiger 1. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Panther
Stock #: KB10580

List Price: $44.00
Karen's Price: $39.95

This book on the Panther tank includes 10 subjects and many unpublished photos as well as maps and post war photos of battle field findings. Hilary Doyle, a well-known expert on Panthers, provides the reader with an intriguing forward before the book presents works by some of the most respected modellers in the world today. Enhancing these photos of excellent craftsmanship are research data and historical background to provide a complete portrait of the machines and their times.

Roger Hurkmans with a 11. SS Pz.Abt. "Hermann von Salza" Panther Ausf. D

Lester Plaskitt with a Pz. Reg. 23 Infra Rott prepared Panther Ausf. G

Darren Gawle with a I./Pz. Reg. 22 Stahlrad Panther Ausf. G as seen in the Berlin area

Mirko Bayerl with a 9. SS Pz. Div. "Hohenstaufen" Befehlspanther Ausf. G AJ 9

Roddy MacDougall with a SS Pz. Reg. 1 Stahlrad Panther Ausf. G

Toni Canfora with a I./4. Pz. Reg. Panther Ausf. A

Brian Murdoch with a 2./SS Pz. Reg. 1 Panther Ausf. G (turret in zimmerit)

Gunnar Janson with a Infra Rott/Bild Wandler (IR/BIWA) Panther Ausf. G

Markus Eriksson with a 5. SS Pz. Div."Wiking" Panther Ausf. A

Phil Stutcinskass with a KG "Peiper" Stahlrad Panther G more»

Subject: Military


AFV Photo Album, Volume 1
Stock #: KB10578
Author: Solár, Dolezal and Kos

List Price: $55.00
Karen's Price: $49.95

By the end of the war in May 1945 thousands of vehicles passed Czechoslovakian territory and are here presented in 224 pages with over 300 photos. It is an amazing collection of German, Russian, U.S and British vehicles. The main part of the book (approx 70%) presents German and Russian vehicles on Czechoslovakian territory, May 1945. Panther, Pz. IV, Tiger II, Jagdpanzer IV, Hetzer, Grille, SPWs, Hummel, StuGs and many more German vehicles are covered. Russian vehicles include T-34, IS-2, SU-85/100, SU-76, ISU-152 as well as soft-skins. The book also contains a section on US vehicles such as Sherman, Hellcat, M8, M5. Furthermore. Sections covering Czech pre-war and post-war vehicles and the Soviet 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia are also included. The book ends with 30 color profiles by Petr Stepánek. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Duel in the Mist, volume 2
Stock #: KB10575
Author: Haasler, MacDougall, Vosters, Weber

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $44.95

THE LEIBSTANDARTE DURING THE ARDENNES OFFENSIVE

Duel in the Mist 2 is the second volume on the actions of Kampfgruppe Peiper during the Ardennes offensive in December 1944 and the American units that opposed them. This volume gives in depth coverage of the events during the 20th and 21st December 1944 in Stoumont, Cheneux, La Gleize and the surrounding areas. It also includes a chapter on the refitting of the Panzer Grenadiers after their odyssey during the Normandy landings and the subsequent Allied advance through France. A huge selection of mostly unpublished photographs depicts the savage fighting and damage done to masonry, men and machines in these two days of intense combat. There are two dozen consecutive pages of knocked out Panzers in La Gleize alone. Color profiles illustrate German camouflage patterns and detailed Orders of Battle help you visualize comparative unit strengths at different phases of the battle. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet & EA-18G Growler
Stock #: KB10573
Author: Brad Elward

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Karen's Price: $79.95

A DEVELOPMENT and OPERATIONAL HISTORY. The story of how the Super Hornet and Growler came into existence is the focus of this new book. The F/A-18E/F has its roots in the late-1980s Hornet 2000 study, which itself evaluated ways to enhance the range, payload, and bring-back capability of the existing F/A-18 Hornet. Through a series of trade-offs imposed by largely limited defense funds, what emerged was a versatile, affordable strike fighter aircraft that has served the Navy well since its fleet introduction in 2002. The Growler has a similar history. Itself an offshoot of the Super Hornet program, the EA-18G brought many of the Super Hornet's attributes - speed, maneuverability, self-defense capability, and advanced systems - into the electronic attack community and is now posed to assume all such missions from the venerable EA-6B Prowler within the next few years. The book draws on interviews with many of the key players in the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G program and on many press reports of the day to tell the story of how these aircraft were designed, developed, and deployed. Moreover, the book provides insights into the problems faced by these key individuals as well as the management methods they used to produce aircraft that have consistently been delivered at or ahead of schedule, under cost, and under weight. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Knight's Cross Holders of the Bombers, Volume 2. Die Ritterkreuztrager
Stock #: KB10572
Author: Jochen Kaiser

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Karen's Price: $89.95

DIE RITTERKREUZTRAGER DER KAMPFFLIEGER - 2

Volume 2 covers 165 Ritterkreuzträger with the letter L till Z and one Oak Leave amendment, corrections and additions, photos of award ceremonies, successful crews, group photos, funerals and graves, as well as documents and log books. The book is illustrated with a portrait photo and three or four other photos each winner of the Swords and the Oak Leaves, and two photos of each winner of the Knight’s Cross, a portrait photo and another photo depicting a milestone event, an aircraft or a mission tally on the tail of an aircraft. Volume I thus contains more than 510 photos, Volume 2 more then 440 photos, some of them in color. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Repairing the Panzers: German Tank Maintenance in World War 2, Volume 2
Stock #: KB10571
Author: Lucas Friedli

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Karen's Price: $49.95

Why did the Blitz against Russia fail? How did winter and desert conditions affect operational readiness? Why weren’t captured Russian vehicles pressed into service like French and other vehicles were? What was the purpose of the ‘Panzerstützpunkt’ of 1944? What kept heavy Panzers from mixing in with lighter Panzers? What really caused the loss of brand new Panzers? The answers to these and other questions can be found here in Vol. 2 of “Repairing the Panzers.” Based solely on original experience reports, diaries and manuals, you will learn how small parts led to big problems, how herculean efforts led to diminishing returns, and, for the first time, you will go behind the scenes and learn how reliable the infamous Panthers and Tigers really were. These new findings are presented in 256 pages, illustrated with 279 photos, most of them unpublished, supported by original drawings, diagrams and tables. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Knight's Cross Holders of the Bombers, Volume 1. Die Ritterkreuztrager
Stock #: KB10450
Author: Jochen Kaiser

List Price: $120.00
Karen's Price: $89.95

DIE RITTERKREUZTRAGER DER KAMPFFLIEGER

65 years after the end of the war, this work by Jochen Kaiser fills a gap in the history of the Luftwaffe. These books will make it possible to finally identify many of the bomber crewmen who won the Knight’s Cross. The books will also document the military careers of these men for posterity, factually and without glorification or political bias. As we anticipate that this topic will only appeal to a interested circle of readers, and the publisher has decided to print just 600 copies. At present there are no plans for a second printing. Hard cover. Over 500 B+W photos, several in color. Published with both English and German text. Hard cover more»

Subject: Military


Black Sunday: Ploesti
Stock #: KB10179
Author: Michael Hill

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Karen's Price: $54.95

Tidal Wave! August 1, 1943. The legendary low level raid on Ploesti, Rumania by the 376th, 93rd, 44th, 389th and 98th Bomb Groups, is described by author/historian Mike Hill in this new large format, 50th Anniversary book. Never before published photos taken during the raid, many from the original negatives, dramatically show the raid, and give the reader a sense of the intensity of fierce flak, and aerial combat. Mike has interviewed many of the surviving veterans of the mission, giving the story a personal flavor from the unique view-point of the crew members. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Endkampf - The Final Battle for the Reich 1944-1945 (To the Reich Territory)
Stock #: 90124
Author: Axel Urbanke

List Price: $99.95
Karen's Price: $79.95

This is one of the best books I have ever read V. Simpson. This book is quite simply superb with a mixture of clear black & whites (163), and excellently reproduced color photos(23). Axel Urbanke went through all the Archives in Germany to come up with these unpublished photographs. The theme is about the final battles for the Reich, late 1944-1945, on the North-Eastern Front. This is an extremely atmospheric book, providing great inspiration and references with compelling insights. Mostly photos and some maps, with supporting material through out the book. Great inspiration for armor modelers, dioramists and history buffs. Never before seen photos. Written in both English and German. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Military


Pioneer Mustang P-51 Group: The 354th Fighter Group in World War II
Stock #: 80036

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Karen's Price: $61.95

As the first unit to fly the Merlin-engined P-51B in combat, the 354th Fighter Group adopted the nickname "Pioneer Mustang Group." Until D-Day, it escorted 8th AF heavy bombers to targets on the European Continent. The group then moved to France and supported Patton's Third Army from Normandy to Bavaria, and also participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Its pilots scored over 600 confirmed air victories, and forty-three of them became aces. P-47 from other fighter groups are covered too. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Aviation

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