Defending Rodinu, Vol 1 – Krzysztof Dabrowski

Review by Takis Diakoumis. Helion’s now well established @War series continues to produce some of the best researched and accessible titles across an enormous range of global hotspots through the 20th century. This new one from Krzysztof Dabrowski to be added to the Europe@War set begins to examine the crucial development and initial operations of... Continue Reading →

TOPGUN: The Legacy – Brad Elward

Review by Takis Diakoumis. When this latest epic volume from Schiffer and Brad Elward arrived, I was absolutely stunned. Weighing in at almost 700 pages, this massive book is without doubt the most comprehensive publicly available study of the US Navy’s TOPGUN program I have ever had the pleasure to read. Schiffer Military books have... Continue Reading →

Call-Sign Kluso – Rick Tollini

Review by Takis Diakoumis. It's sometimes hard to imagine the making of a fighter pilot, at least for someone like myself who has been in quiet awe of anyone who’s had the tenacity and aptitude to have those precious wings pinned to their chest. I would spy them at airshows as a child and into... Continue Reading →

Republic F-84 – Ken Neubeck

Review by Takis Diakoumis. This recent addition to the rapidly growing Legends of Warfare series from Schiffer Publishing covers the classic early American jet and combat veteran from Republic, the F-84. Tracing the story of the F-84, author Ken Neubeck walks us through early experimental jet engines and the emergence of swept-wing designs. The F-84 was especially... Continue Reading →

Seek and Strike – Nigel Walpole

Review by Stuart Forth. In the spring of 1952, near the village of Elmpt on the German/Dutch border, work began to clear the forest to make way for what was to become RAF Brüggen. Over the next year much hard toil, by RAF airfield construction crews and local German civilians, transformed this patch of woodland... Continue Reading →

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