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Part#: SSP1192
Ilyushin IL-4 in Action
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 Operational history and development of Russia's IL-4 bomber, reconnaissance, and torpedo aircraft.  Includes the DB-3S, DB-3B, DB-3T, DB-3TP, DB-3T (Experimental), Capsule DB-3, TsKB-30, DB-3M, TsKB-30 N-1, DB-3F, DB-3F, IL-4, IL-4TK, and IL-6 variants.  Also covers the DB-3F in German and IL-4 in Finnish service, Approximately 90 photos, b/w line drawings, 10 color profiles; 50 pages.


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Part#: SSP1194
Tupolev SB in Action
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The Soviet Tupolev SB was one of the most outstanding bomber designs of the interwar years.  It saw service in Spain and China, and was the backbone of the Soviet bomber force when the Nazi's invaded the Soviet Union in 1941.  Includes the ANT-40-1, SB-2-M-100, SB-2-M-100-A, Avia B-71, Avia B-71A, Avia  B-71B, SB-2-M-100, SB-2-M-100-A (Modified), SB-2-M-103, SB-bis-3, PS-40, PS-41, PS-41 bis, SB-MMN, and USB variants.  Also covers operations in Poland, Finland,  and the Russo-German War, as well as aircraft in foreign service.  Over 100 photos, 38 line drawings, 10 color profiles; 50 pages.


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Part#: SSP1197
Sepecat Jaguar in Action
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The Sepecat Jaguar is an Anglo-French strike aircraft, having served with the British, French airforces, and several export customers.  Includes Jaguar A/GR.1, trainer variants, British and French service, Naval trials, as well as service with Oman, Ecuador, India, and Nigeria.  Also covers combat operations in Iraq, Senegal, Chad, South America, and the Balkans.  97 photos, 26 line drawings, 10 color profiles; 50 pages.


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Part#: SSP1200
Fairey Firefly in Action
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 British WWII Naval Fighter that superceded the Fairey Fulmar in the Fleet Air Arm, and remained in British Service into the mid 1950s.  Includes the F.1, F.1A, FR.1, NF.1, T.1, TT.1, NF.2, T.2, F.3, T.3, FR.4, TT.4, NF.4, FR.5, NF.5, AS.5, T.5, TT.5, AS.6, TT.6, AS/T.7, T.7D, U.7, T.8, U.8, and U.9 variants.  Also covers Firefly operations in the Pacific, Malaya, and Korea, as well as Fireflies in foreign service.  90 photos, 17 line drawings, 10 color profiles; 50 pages.


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Part#: SSP1203
US Navy Floatplanes in Action
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Before the advent of radar and other electronic devices aboard warships, the jobs of seeking out the enemy and spotting naval gunfire fell to the floatplane scouts. These small 1- and 2-seat catapult-launched aircraft served aboard US Navy ships as the eyes of the fleet until mid-1949. Most battleships carried up to 4 floatplanes; cruisers with aircraft hangars could accommodate as many as 8 aircraft; destroyers, when applicable, were limited to only 1 floatplane. Curtiss-Wright was the designer of 3 of the 4 types of scout planes that served aboard US warships in WWII, a tribute to the American aviation pioneer and father of the US floatplane, Glenn Curtiss. Chance-Vought and the Naval Aircraft Factory also produced floatplanes that served the US Navy in WWII. All get detailed coverage in this volume. Illustrated with more than 106 photographs, 13 full-color paintings, plus detailed line drawings, 56 pages.


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Part#: SSP1204
Early MiG Fighters in Action
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Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the MiG Design Bureau had a near monopoly on the supply of fighter aircraft to the Soviet Air Force and the nations within Moscow's sphere of influence. Yet the early designs of Mikoyan and Gurevich are not widely known; the MiG-1 was the fastest fighter in the world in 1940 and the improved MiG-3 was more than a match for the Bf 109F at high altitude. Other early designs included high-altitude fighter prototypes, rocket-powered aircraft and the MiG-9, the first pure jet-powered Soviet fighter. Updated with 7 pages of new material and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, plus 10 color profiles, detailed line drawings. 56 pages.


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Part#: SSP26008
Higgins 78' PT Boat On Deck
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Andrew Jackson Higgins's New Orleans boat-building firm, Higgins Industries, constructed numerous vessels for the US war effort during World War II. Among these were 78-foot Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats. While not as well-publicized as the 80-foot Elco PT boats, the 209 boats built by Higgins fought alongside their New Jersey-constructed counterparts, earning a reputation for ruggedness in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific. This profusely-illustrated volume showcases the details of Higgins PTs preserved in Massachusetts, Texas, and even an operational example in Oregon - the sole operational World War II PT in its original configuration. More than 80 color photographs of these preserved vessels are augmented by nearly 40 vintage photos illustrating rarely seen fine details of the wooden shipbuilders' craft. Illustrated with over 120 photographs.


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Part#: SSP1217
US Navy UAVs in Actio
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The development of unmanned aerial vehicles actually predates the development of piloted aircraft. Although manned aircraft more than overtook the unmanned variety in importance throughout the 20th Century, unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs are now poised to become a key component of air warfare. UAV evolved extensively and saw extensive action during Operation Desert Storm - the war against Iraq in 1991 - and since then the floodgates have been opened. The US Navy sees 2 main advantages in using UAVs - endurance and cost effectiveness. UAVs can stay aloft 2 or 3 days and ground operators can be rotated on a regular schedule; they also use less fuel thus reducing operating costs. Newer roles, such as bombing, are also being considered for UAVs, some of which will be equipped to carry a weapon pod or bomb rack, a valuable attribute over high-risk battlegrounds. Illustrated with 170 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings; 64 pages.


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Part#: SSP2041
M551 Sheridan in Action
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Beginning in 1966, the Allison Division of General Motors built 1,562 M551s with primary armament being a 152-millimeter gun/launcher capable of firing conventional ammunition or the Ford-built Shillelagh anti-tank missile. The Sheridan was indeed a unique vehicle that served the US Army over 3 decades. While it was conceived as a light Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle that had both amphibious and airborne assault abilities, the casual observer, and most in the military, saw the M551 Sheridan as a tank. Whatever the conception, this vehicle proved an asset to the Army in Vietnam, Panama, and Operation Desert Storm. With a 4-man crew, this 6-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine-powered vehicle, though retired, has yet to be replaced by a more suitable military asset. Illustrated with 91 color photos, 8 b/w photos, 7 color profiles, 3-view drawing, vehicle development illustrations, and 2 colorized camouflage patterns; 60 pages.


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Part#: SSP2043
HMMWV In Action
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The High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee) lives up to its multipurpose use in modern combat. The vehicles are employed to move cargo and personnel, are armed with TOW missiles and smaller arms, and are configured as field ambulances. Armored versions of the vehicle were introduced after Somalia. The armor is capable of withstanding 7.62mm armor-piercing rounds as well as 155mm artillery airbursts and 12-pound antitank mines. This book takes a detailed look at HMMWV with more than 100 photographs, color profiles and detailed line drawings; 56 pages.


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Part#: SSP2044
Italian Truck-Mounted Artillery in Action
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Italian military planners saw the need for highly mobile artillery early in the 20th Century. Accordingly, Italy began mounting anti-aircraft weapons on truck chassis prior to WWI, giving birth to the autocannone, a weapon concept which would soldier through both World Wars. Inspired by the German half-tracks equipped with 88mm guns, the Italians reprised the autocannone with their 90/53 guns on a heavy truck chassis. Other vehicles, some captured, were mated with a wide variety of weapons, often in the field. A unique and lavishly-illustrated survey of the various weapon combinations devised by the Italian military from the inception of the autocannone until the end of WWII. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings; 56 pages.


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Part#: SSP4020
US Destroyers in Action, Part 2
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Provides an in-depth look at the history of the five classes of US destroyers. Includes full color artwork, B&W line art, technical data, and over 100 B&W photos. Adcock; 50 pgs.


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