Aircraft of The Battle of Britain

Voices Of The Battle Of Britain (2015)  

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 8, 2015
Voices Of The Battle Of Britain (2015)

Voices Of The Battle Of Britain (2015)
DVDRip | 720x406 | .MKV/AVC @ 1293 Kbps | 2x~51min | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 962 MiB
Genre: Documentary

It was a crucial moment of WW2. 1940. The Royal Air Force, virtually alone, defended the skies of Britain against massed formations of German bombers. They put up such a ferocious defence that Hitler gave up ideas of invading Britain and turned his attention to an assault on the Soviet Union. Of those pilots who courageously flew their Spitfires and Hurricanes against the Luftwaffe barely a handful remain. However the authors have interviewed no less than eighteen survivors and it is their memories and anecdotes that make this book unique. Highly illustrated throughout with rarely seen images, Battle of Britain is packed with great stories of aerial combat and being shot down, of the classic fighters that they flew and fought in and against, of making and losing friends and colleagues; of a strained social life in the midst of battle; and, most of all, of standing steadfast in the face of overwhelming odds. It is coupled with an authoritative and lively narrative.

Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 18) (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Jan. 13, 2011
Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 18) (repost)

Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 18)
Osprey Publishing | 1998 | ISBN: 1855325977 | English | 127 Pages | PDF | 31,4 MB

The Hawker Hurricane was the Raf's first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force into a position where it could defend Britain in its 'hour of need'. Prior to the Battle of Britain, a number of squadrons equipped with the fighter had seen action firstly in the 'Phoney War', and then during the disastrous campaign in France. Pilots like 'Cobber' Kain had achieved impressive scores in the face of overwhelming LUftwaffe forces, and although the RAF lost no less than 386 Hurricanes during the Blitzkried, it gave many pilots valuable experience. Hawker fighters outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and downed far mor aircraft. Overseas, a handful of pilots put up stiff resistance against Germany's Italian ally in Libya and Egypt, and also over Malta.

Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Aircraft of the Aces 018)  

Posted by YUI at March 25, 2009
Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Aircraft of the Aces 018)

Hurricane Aces 1939-40 (Aircraft of the Aces 018)
Osprey Publishing | ISBN: 1855325977 | January 15, 1998 | PDF | 132 pages | 31.41 MB

The Hawker Hurricane was the Raf's first monoplane fighter, and it dragged the air force into a position where it could defend Britain in its 'hour of need'. Prior to the Battle of Britain, a number of squadrons equipped with the fighter had seen action firstly in the 'Phoney War', and then during the disastrous campaign in France. Pilots like 'Cobber' Kain had achieved impressive scores in the face of overwhelming LUftwaffe forces, and although the RAF lost no less than 386 Hurricanes during the Blitzkried, it gave many pilots valuable experience. Hawker fighters outnumbered Spitfires during the Battle of Britain by three to one, and downed far mor aircraft. Overseas, a handful of pilots put up stiff resistance against Germany's Italian ally in Libya and Egypt, and also over Malta.

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 1, 2016
Centenary of the Battle of the Somme (2016)

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2470 Kbps | 1h 58mn | 2.16 GiB
Audio: English AAC 123 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

To mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces)

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces) by Paolo Varriale
English | December 18, 2012 | ASIN: B007WL6TK0 | ISBN-10: 1849087474 | 96 pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3 | 9 MB

Austro-Hungarian industry produced a series of poor fighter types such as the Phönix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I during the early stages of the war, and it was not until licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III began to reach Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in May 1917 that the fortunes of pilots began to look up.

Fighter Aces of the RAF in the Battle of Britain  

Posted by bakerman at Sept. 7, 2014
Fighter Aces of the RAF in the Battle of Britain

Fighter Aces of the RAF in the Battle of Britain
Pen & Sword | 2007 | 256 pages| ISBN: 9781783409020 | ePub | 3.24 MB
Armour from the Battle of Wisby 1361. Vol. I, Vol. II (Repost)

Bengt Thordeman - Armour from the Battle of Wisby 1361. Vol. I, Vol. II
Kungl Vitterhets Historie Och Antikvitets Akademien | 1939 | ASIN: B00087CX0K | 491+150 pages | PDF | 72.5 MB

The Battle of Wisby, at which 1800 hastily assembled peasants gathered in vain to defend their city from the onslaught of Waldemar of Denmark, is perhaps the most celebrated medieval battle in Scandinavia and yet, were it not for the mass graves of the defenders, it would be all but unknown to Western students of medieval history. The peat bog in which the bodies were hurriedly buried after days in the hot sun preserved not only bones but also harnesses and accoutrements, leaving the most important archaeological record for the period. Published originally in 1939, Bengt Thordeman's work on the battle, developed from the thousands of artefacts discovered in the mass burial, has been cited in virtually every bibliography on the subjects of arms and armour and used as a key source for the dating of medieval coins.
Aircraft of the Aces 089, Italian Aces of World War 1

Aircraft of the Aces 089, Italian Aces of World War 1
Author: Paolo Varriale, Illustrated by: Harry Dempsey
Osprey Publishing | 2009 | ISBN-10: 1846034264 | 96 Pages | PDF | 32,2 MB

Osprey Publishing Description:

The Italian aces of World War One have gone down in history as the irrefutable masters of the skies in the battle against their Austro-Hungarian enemies. In this often forgotten theatre of warfare these remarkable pilots gave the Italian forces an undisputed air superiority and left an enduring legacy as extraordinary men. Having interviewed the descendants of almost every Italian ace from the Great War, Paolo Varriale uncovers these fighters’ incredible and sometimes tragic histories. Years of painstaking research has culminated in this truly groundbreaking study which brings to life the exploits of such famous aces as Baracca, Ruffo and Piccio, and the lesser known Riva, Sabelli and Nardini. Letters, diaries and unpublished photographs shed light on previously unknown personal and unit insignia, exposing many myths and making this a commanding addition to the aviation history of World War One.
Aircraft of the Aces 76, More Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front

Aircraft of the Aces 76, More Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front
Author and illustrator: John Weal
Osprey Publishing | April 24, 2007 | ISBN-10: 184603177X | 96 Pages | Pdf | 15.0 MB

Osprey Publishing Description:

The four-year long Eastern Front campaign fought between Germany and the Soviet Union produced not only the greatest number of aces, but also the highest individual and unit scores ever recorded in the history of aerial warfare. An ideal complement to its bestselling predecessor, this fully illustrated volume covers the Luftwaffe fighter pilots credited with scores of between 50 and 100; every single one of them amassing a greater number of victories than the highest and most celebrated of any British or American World War II ace. Despite these huge personal totals, the names of these pilots who fought against the Red Air Force remain almost unknown to many English speaking readers. More Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front rectifies that omission, providing first-hand accounts from the combat veterans themselves, as well as never-before published photographs, vividly conveying the terrible experiences of the protagonists in this difficult theatre of war.
Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937-45 (Aircraft of the Aces 022)

Imperial Japanese Navy Aces 1937-45 (Aircraft of the Aces 022)
Osprey Publishing | ISBN: 1855327279 | August 28, 1998 | PDF | 116 pages | 22.77 MB

The outcome of the Pacific War was heavily influenced by the results of naval battles between the Imperial Japanese fleet and the US Navy. One of the key elements was Japan's large fighter component, which had gained experience over Manchuria, China and Mongolia in the late 1930s. Flying A5Ms, at least 21 pilots achieved 'acedom' securing air superiority for the invaders. Manufacturer Mitsubishi derived much from these campaigns, producing one of the best fighters of the War, the A6M Zero-Sen. Navy pilots proved to be highly skilled when engaged by the Allied forces, Pacific. Pilots like Nishizawa, Sagita and Sakai scoring more than 60 kills apiece.