A Military History of Canada: From Champlain to the Gulf War
Is Canada really "a peaceable kingdom" with "an unmilitary people"? Desmond Morton says no. This is a country that has been shaped, divided, and transformed by war -- there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote. Through the Cold War, the Gulf War, and after, Canadians had to make difficult decisions about defence and foreign policy, and these events have shaped the country, developing our industries, changing the role of women, realigning our political factions, and changing Canada’s status in the world.
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A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warbirds Illustrated No. 40)
It seems generous to call the Fairchild Republic A-10 a fighter, at least by modern standards: whilst most modern fighters are capable of performing an air-to-air mission, the A-10 is limited to the glamourless close air support role. The A-10 does not carry a radar, it cannot rely on high speed for pursuit or escape, and it cannot climb high into the stratosphere beyond the range of ground-based weapons. The A-10 seems to be better classed with the medium bombers of the Second World War such as the North American B-25 Mitchell! In fact, specifications for the A-10 closely parallel those of the Mitchell: wing span, length and height are almost identical. The A-10's empty weight is only 700lb greater, but with a maximum load the A-10 weighs almost six tons more than the B-25H's eighteen tons. At those weights, the A-10 carries 16,000lb of ordnance compared with the B-25H's 3,2001b. (Much of the B-25's maximum weight was accounted for by five additional crew members and defensive armaments, though there may well be times that an A-10 driver would wish for a tail gunner.) Both aircraft are known for large cannon. The B-25H's 75mm gun was slow-firing and inaccurate and soon discarded in combat use, but the 30mm cannon of the A-10 is a powerful and accurate weapon. With a top speed in the same class as the Mustang or Spitfire, it would seem that the A-10 would have been quite a contender forty years ago! Since the Second World War, many in the US Air Force have been calling for an aircraft with just these capabilities, and now there is no other aircraft able accurately to deliver as much ordnance to the front lines as can the A-10 Expecting to take hits, it is designed to survive and fly, to be easily repaired, and to fight again. As for defending itself, an F-14 pilot once told me about trying to make gun passes on an A-10: as he moved in, the A-10 pilot turned and reversed. The Navy pilot still seemed amazed as he recounted the story: 'As I flashed by, I could see him turn with me. That big old gun was pointed right at my helmet all the way!' The majority of the photographs in this book have come from the USAF and Fairchild Republic (with my old friend Theron Rinehart, now retired).
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Advanced Technology Warfare: A Detailed Study of the Latest Weapons and Techniques for Warfare Today and into the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Evaluates state-of-the-art weapon systems, such as the Stealth bombers and SS-20's, and shows how the technology behind them is changing the face of war. This book covers electronic warfare, strategic warfare, space warfare, air warfare, land warfare, naval warfare, and unconventional warfare.
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Advanced Technology Warfare: A Detailed Study of the Latest Weapons and Techniques for Warfare Today and into the 21st Century (Softcover)
Evaluates state-of-the-art weapon systems, such as the Stealth bombers and SS-20's, and shows how the technology behind them is changing the face of war. This book covers electronic warfare, strategic warfare, space warfare, air warfare, land warfare, naval warfare, and unconventional warfare.
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AIRCOM: Canada’s Air Force
AIRCOM is a visual feast that shows all the aircraft operated by Air Command. It also focuses upon the people who make the air force work, and on their many bases. A special section deals with Canada's Hornets in the Persian Gulf War.
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Allied Battle Tanks: Western Tank Units on the Central European Frontier
Allied Battle Tanks provides an account of the major tank formations of NATO's American and European armies as actually employed in the field on operational exercises. Many rare photographs of field camouflage and stowage, in front line conditions from the Arctic to Southern Europe are included.
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AM General Humvee: The US Army’s iconic high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV)
The Humvee, the modern-day US military four-wheel-drive successor to the Willys Jeep, is used by numerous armed forces around the world and in some civilian adaptations.
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America’s Drug Enforcement Air Force: Customs, Coast Guard, CAP, DEA, and DoD Airborne Drug Busters
This is a photographic history of America's Drug Enforcement Air Force. Contents cover the aircraft and tactics used by Customs, the Coast Guard, DEA, and DoD Airborne Drug Busters in America's never-ending war on drugs.
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America’s Stealth Fighters and Bombers: B-2, F-117, YF-22, and YF-23
See the F-117, B-2, YF-22 and YF-23 in nearly 100 color photos. Close-ups, detail shots, in-flight action photos, refueling, missile firings, even NASA and Air Force One stealth planes. See the F-117 in action in the Gulf War, stealth planes in production, people and patches, and the latest B-2 and YF-22 and 23 shots.
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American Air Power: The First 75 Years
A thoroughly engrossing and exceptionally well-written account of American military aviation from the delivery of the first military craft by the Wright brothers in 1909, right up to the present. All the dimensions of America's air involvement are explored in depth, the technological, strategic, tactical, and political considerations that have shaped our nation's air defence policies and practices, the aircraft, the airmen, and the decision makers, the stories behind the headlines, how aviation developed in the Army, Navy, Marines, and finally in a separate Air Force, it's all here, generously illustrated with dozens of photos from military and private archives!
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Apache: Multi-Purpose Attack Helicopter
A pictoral history of the Apache attack helicopter.
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Battlefield Helicopters
The military helicopter is shown its various roles: tank killer; battlefield backup; observer/general duties; combat rescue.
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Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force: 1947-1997
Beyond the Wild Blue is a fascinating look at fifty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology.
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Big Bombers: Strategic Air Command’s B-52s, Swingwings, and Stealth

Robert F. Dorr & J. Benson Softcover 128 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Black Magic: America’s Spyplanes : SR-71 and U-2
This is perhaps the most classic and famous collection of de-classified pictures of the world's greatest airplane.
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British Military Helicopters

John Everett-Heath (ISBN 10 – 0853688052) Hardcover 240 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Cobra: Tank Killer Supreme
This lovely pictorial shows some of the many faces of the quintessential attack helicopter --- Bell's remarkable AH-1, The Cobra.
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Combat Colours: Military Aircraft Markings
The "esprit de corps" that flourishes in the individual air force and naval squadrons across the world, is often colourfully reflected in the schemes worn by their aircraft. This book illustrates not only the extraordinary range that has been and continues to be displayed on these planes, but also shows that some, often short-lived aircraft schemes are especially designed to reflect anniversaries, special duties and display roles. Many combat aircraft are included such as Phantoms, Mirages, Starfighters, Tornados, Fighting Falcons, Tomcats, Hornets and Corsairs. The concept of Combat Colours arose some years ago as an exercise to gather, in one volume, all of the special schemes that were being devised to commemorate anniversaries, especially those not given too much publicity. As the idea grew, so unfortunately did the amount of schemes that were appearing which, to some degree, gave the project an open ended finish and as such, delayed its final production. As the volume of material began to grow so did the catchment area in as far as what was considered to be a special scheme. In the end, after much discussion, it was decided that in the interests of fairness on those units restricted as to the lengths they could be allowed to go in altering their standard schemes, that anything and everything non-standard would be considered. This, therefore, gave us licence to include the special one-off schemes for the anniversaries as originally conceived; special display colour schemes which were to be regularly seen on the airshow circuit; strange markings and colour schemes adopted as either one-off trials or applied for specific exercises, and finally some of the more elaborate art work that was appearing in ever increasing abundance. Having set the criteria, the then near impossible task of deciding what to leave out arose and the finished product is in no way indicative of a lack of effort or imagination of those units not included. Equally the type of shots included are hopefully designed to give the reader a good overall look at these schemes without making the subject static. Having said this however, many striking shots were omitted so as to avoid losing a more overall balance.
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Desert Airforce: Davis Monthan A.F.B. Arizona
Presents hundreds of color photographs of old aircraft currently in store at Tucson's Davis Monthan Air Force Base, with accompanying descriptive captions.
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Desert Sailor: A War of Mine
Derived from the author's diary written while in the Gulf War, as well his recollection of conversations with the members of the Multinational Mine Counter Measures Group, Desert Sailor is an entertaining and highly informative first-hand account of a little known yet extremely hazardous aspect of the Coalition effort during the Gulf War: the finding and clearance of Iraqi naval mines and the aerial laying of mines by the Coalition. Complete with several pictures and maps, as well as appendices on the development of mine warfare and a glossary of terms. Desert Sailor is a personal recollection that is sure to be enjoyed by both the interested public and the military professional.
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Desert Warpaint
An illustrated study of the special markings and highly stylized nose art which featured prominently on aircraft in the Gulf War. The book combines both close-up detail shots and air-to-air action footage.
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Electronic Wizards: Crows, Zappers & Weasels
This volume examines the clandestine world of aerial intelligence gathering and radar suppression, and considers the importance of electronic surveillance to today's forces, notably the USAF and the US Navy.
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Encyclopaedia of Modern Aircraft Armament
Lists all aircraft in current military use with the weapons they carry, their capabilities, and the combinations of weapon load that can be carried in bomb bays or on hardpoints.
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F-111: Success in Action
This book examines the development and employment of the General Dynamics F-111. It includes all the variants such as the USAF version, the Navy F-111B, the Strategic Air Command FB-111, the EF-111, and the Australian F-111. There is a lot of great information about how the aircraft was flown, tactics, weapons, and technology. The authors discuss the employment of the F-111 in Vietnam, its activities in various exercises, and the raid on Libya in 1986. The only sad thing is that the book was published in 1989, and therefore it does not examine the employment of the F-111 in Desert Storm in 1991. That said, it is an excellent history that covers 1962-89, and it remains worth reading 30 years later.
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