Lavochkin La-5 Vol. I

The history of the design and development of Lavochkin fighter aircraft powered by radial engines is inextricably linked with two factors: the more or less flawed decision-making by the authorities regarding the development of the new generation of fighters, and the development of high-powered radials, which itself wasn’t exactly plain sailing.

Dornier The Yugoslav Saga 1926 - 2007

Claude Dornier’s contribution in the field of aviation started with the recognition by Count Zeppelin, who immediately following his employment at Luftshiffbau Zeppelin, discovered young engineer’s potential and provided him with a team and tools to succeed. (...)

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Vol. I

Nakajima K-43 Hayabusa, code-named Oscar by the Allies, was the Imperial Japanese Army’s equivalent of the Zero fighter in service with the Imperial Navy.

Mitsubishi A6M Reisen Zero Vol. II

Kiedy na początku 1941 r. stało się jasne, że starcie zbrojne z USA zbliża się wielkimi krokami, zarówno konstruktorzy, jak i wojskowi zdali sobie sprawę z potrzeby modernizacji myśliwca A6M2.

Fiat G.55 Centauro

The participation of Italy in World War II was quite controversial, since at the beginning of the world conflict Italy joined its destiny to the German Reich when sealing its entrance in the Axis; in the middle of 1943 when the Allies began the invasion of Italy, Italians “moved” to the Allied side.

Mitsubishi A5M Claude

The mid-1930s saw the ever increasing numbers of fast monoplane fighters entering service with many of the world’s air forces.

Panavia Tornado

In the 1960s, many European countries were already working on studies destined to identify a new generation fighter-bomber, which could replace a number of legacy aircraft.

Grumman F-14 Tomcat in US Navy Service

For many years, the author of this book wished to publish a work on this mythical fighter plane, synonymous with the US Navy’s naval aviation for more than thirty years.

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