Following the enormous success of ‘Aircraft of the Aces: Legends of World War 2’, this book celebrates the achievements of some of the world’s most remarkable Aces. Thirty full-colour paintings from Osprey’s best selling Aircraft of the Aces series have been reproduced here for the first time, and new text by Aircraft of the Aces series editor Tony Holmes introduces the ace pilot featured in each painting and describes the action depicted. From World War I to Vietnam, this gripping and visually spectacular volume brings together some of the greatest and most daring feats in the history of military flight. Colour aircraft profiles and aircraft specifications complete each one of the book’s thirty chapters.
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Published to commemorate the 60th anniversay of the Battle of Britain, this book is packed with photography and anecdotes of World War II flying aces. It includes firsthand accounts from the protagonists, as well as photographs of the pilot and his aircraft.
First seeing action in the wake of the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, the Royal Rumanian Air Force had been allied to the Luftwaffe since the Romanian government signed a Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy in November 1940. This book reveals how, despite suffering heavy losses to the numerically superior Russian forces, the Rumanians inflicted even greater casualties on the communists. Locked in bitter conflict with the Soviets until September 1944, when the Red Army poured across the Rumanian frontier and forced an armistice, the modest fighter force claimed 1500+ kills using primarily Bf 109’s, E’s.