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By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472818744, titled "Nakajima B5n ‘kate’ and B6n Jill Units" | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $23.00

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Product Description: The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign. Indeed, they were the largest tank battles ever fought...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472817136 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign.

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Product Description: Boasting pilots who had been blooded in the Spanish Civil War, Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) “Pik As” or “Ace of Spades” achieved great success in the skies over France and Britain in 1940. It was infamous among its opponents for the quality and caliber of its aces--men such as Werner Mölders, Hans-Karl Mayer, and Rolf Pingel...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472818713 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Boasting pilots who had been blooded in the Spanish Civil War, Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) “Pik As” or “Ace of Spades” achieved great success in the skies over France and Britain in 1940.

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By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472816870 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $24.00

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Product Description: The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous postwar fighter. Primarily used as a land-based fighter-bomber and reconnaissance platform, its legend is owed to its naval origins and the immense contribution its original carrier-based versions made to the U...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472814517 | Osprey Pub Co, August 23, 2016, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous postwar fighter.

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By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472812551 | Osprey Pub Co, October 18, 2016, cover price $23.00

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Product Description: The Vought Corsair was the first American single-engine fighter to exceed four hundred mph, establishing dominance over the Mitsubishi Type Zero-sen with a kill ratio greater than ten to one. The Ki-84 Hayate was introduced by the Japanese specifically to counter this growing American dominance of the skies over the Pacific...read more
By Gareth Hector (illustrator), Jim Laurier (illustrator) and Edward M. Young

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9781472814609, titled "F4u Corsair Vs Ki-84 Frank: Pacific Theater 1945" | Osprey Pub Co, May 24, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The Vought Corsair was the first American single-engine fighter to exceed four hundred mph, establishing dominance over the Mitsubishi Type Zero-sen with a kill ratio greater than ten to one.

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Product Description: Designed following the relative poor performance of America's multi-role fighters during the Vietnam War, the F-15 Eagle was conceived as a dedicated air superiority fighter. But having trained for fifteen years in the Eagle, it wasn't Eastern Bloc-operated MiGs that the F-15 eventually came up against, but pilots of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force...read more

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9781472812704 | Osprey Pub Co, April 19, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Designed following the relative poor performance of America's multi-role fighters during the Vietnam War, the F-15 Eagle was conceived as a dedicated air superiority fighter.

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By Tony Holmes (contributor), Yasuho Izawa and Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472812612 | Osprey Pub Co, April 19, 2016, cover price $23.00

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Product Description: The Douglas AD Skyraider is considered the most effective naval aircraft of the Korean War, overshadowed in fame by the new jet fighters that captured the public imagination. Too late for combat in World War II, the AD had replaced Dauntless, Helldiver, and Avenger dive- and torpedo-bombers from that conflict on carrier decks during the late 1940s and was on hand to react to the surprise North Korean invasion of South Korea in June 1950...read more

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9781472812643 | Osprey Pub Co, February 16, 2016, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The Douglas AD Skyraider is considered the most effective naval aircraft of the Korean War, overshadowed in fame by the new jet fighters that captured the public imagination.

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Product Description: With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and “big name” aces of World War II went head-to-head in the skies of Northwest Europe...read more
By Gareth Hector (illustrator), Tony Holmes and Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472805768, titled "Spitfire II/V Vs Bf 109f: Channel Front 1940–42" | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and “big name” aces of World War II went head-to-head in the skies of Northwest Europe.

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Product Description: The striking appearance of Luftwaffe's bizarre 'Mistel' Composite attack aircraft might seem ridiculous to modern eyes, but employed correctly, these original 'fire and forget' weapons were devastatingly effective, as Allied sources testify...read more

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9781472808462 | Osprey Pub Co, September 22, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The striking appearance of Luftwaffe's bizarre 'Mistel' Composite attack aircraft might seem ridiculous to modern eyes, but employed correctly, these original 'fire and forget' weapons were devastatingly effective, as Allied sources testify.

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Product Description: The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator) and Gary Wetzel

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9781472805737 | Osprey Pub Co, August 18, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan.

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Product Description: The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favourite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation. Built for nuclear weapon delivery, the A-3 made its name in Vietnam as a conventional bomber, tanker and Electronic Warfare platform...read more

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9781472805645 | Osprey Pub Co, March 24, 2015, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favourite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation.

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Product Description: USAF Rolling Thunder strike missions tactically assaulted North Vietnamese defenses, overcoming MiG fighter jets and SAM (surface to air) missiles to devastate North Vietnam's industrial base strategically. Despite its "F-for-fighter" designation, the F-105 was designed and purchased to give the USAF an aircraft for delivery of nuclear weapons at very high speed, long range and below-the-radar altitudes...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781782008040 | Osprey Pub Co, October 21, 2014, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: USAF Rolling Thunder strike missions tactically assaulted North Vietnamese defenses, overcoming MiG fighter jets and SAM (surface to air) missiles to devastate North Vietnam's industrial base strategically.

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Product Description: In the key Pacific War battles of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, Leyte Gulf, and in and around Japan itself (from late 1943 through to VJ-Day) the principal fighters involved were the F6F Hellcat and the A6M5/7 Zero-sen. The former was Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, and its creation was shaped by the combat experiences of Naval Aviators flying the F4F against the A6M2/3 Zero-sen from late 1941...read more
By Gareth Hector (illustrator), Jim Laurier (illustrator) and Edward M. Young

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9781782008132 | Osprey Pub Co, August 19, 2014, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In the key Pacific War battles of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, Leyte Gulf, and in and around Japan itself (from late 1943 through to VJ-Day) the principal fighters involved were the F6F Hellcat and the A6M5/7 Zero-sen.

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By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781780960685 | Osprey Pub Co, February 19, 2013, cover price $22.95

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Product Description: Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in Southeast Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973. Although one deployment was from an aircraft carrier, and included a successful MiG engagement, most missions were flown from land bases at Da Nang and Chu Lai in South Vietnam, and Nam Phong in Thailand...read more

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9781849087513 | Osprey Pub Co, December 18, 2012, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Twenty-five US Marine Corps squadrons flew versions of the Phantom II and 11 of them used the aircraft in Southeast Asia from May 1965 through to early 1973.

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By Jim Laurier (illustrator) and Rick Morgan

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9781849087551 | Osprey Pub Co, December 18, 2012, cover price $22.95

By Robert Forsyth and Jim Laurier (contributor)

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9781849087490 | Osprey Pub Co, July 24, 2012, cover price $22.95

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Product Description: The advent and deployment of the Royal Flying Corps' Airco DH 2 in 1916 effectively eliminated the 'scourge' of aerial dominance enjoyed by the Fokker Eindecker monoplanes. Spearheaded by No 24 Sqn and led by Victoria Cross recipient Lanoe Hawker, the ungainly yet nimble DH 2 - with its rotary engine 'pusher' configuration affording excellent visibility and eliminating the need for a synchronised machine gun - had wrested air superiority from the Germans by the spring and then maintained it through the Battle of the Somme that summer...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator), James F. Miller and Mark Postlethwaite (illustrator)

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9781849087049 | Osprey Pub Co, May 22, 2012, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The advent and deployment of the Royal Flying Corps' Airco DH 2 in 1916 effectively eliminated the 'scourge' of aerial dominance enjoyed by the Fokker Eindecker monoplanes.

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Product Description: The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War II (1939-1945)...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator) and Osamu Tagaya

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9781841769127, titled "Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Units 1937 - 42: 1937-42" | Osprey Pub Co, December 20, 2011, cover price $22.95 | also contains Aichi 99 Kanbaku Val Units of World War 2 | About this edition: The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943.

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