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This month's book vote is on aviation suggestions for our Duel series! Have a read of the descriptions below and click the link to make your vote!

  DUE: Ju 87 Stuka vs Royal Navy Carriers (1940-42) 

  DUE: Mi-24 ‘Hind’ vs FIM-92 Stinger (Afghanistan 1980-89)            

  DUE: IJN vs USAAF Skip-Bombers (Southwest Pacific 1942-45)                 

  DUE: Bristol F 2B Fighter vs Fokker Dr I (Western Front 1917-18) 

  DUE: P-47 Thunderbolt vs Ki-61 ‘Tony’ (Southwest Pacific 1943-45)

Ju 87 Stuka vs Royal Navy Carriers (1940-42) 

The Ju 87 proved to be the deadliest threat to the Royal Navy’s precious carrier force in the key air-sea action during the British evacuation operations in Norway in May 1940, off Malta and Crete in 1941 and during the Malta convoys of 1942

Mi-24 ‘Hind’ vs FIM-92 Stinger (Afghanistan 1980-89) 

The conflict in Afghanistan during the 1980s saw the first widespread use of Man-portable air-defence systems (MANPADS) against both helicopters- specifically the deadly Mi-24 ‘Hind’ – and fixed-wing aircraft

IJN vs USAAF Skip-Bombers (Southwest Pacific 1942-45) 

Skip-bombing was widely used by USAAF A-20 Havoc and B-25 Mitchell medium bomber units in the Southwest Pacific against Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) warships and merchantmen

Bristol F 2B Fighter vs Fokker Dr I (Western Front 1917-18) 

The actions fought between these two icons of the Great War involved some of World War 1’s highest scoring and most recognised aces, including Manfred von Richthofen (‘The Red Baron’), Lothar von Richthofen, Ernst Udet and Canadian Andrew McKeever    

P-47 Thunderbolt vs Ki-61 ‘Tony’ (Southwest Pacific 1943-45)

The mighty Thunderbolt was the first modern fighter issued to USAAF units in the Southwest Pacific, and its arrival in New Guinea coincided with the delivery of the sleek Ki-61 ‘Tony’ to Japanese Army Air Force units

Make your vote by clicking here!

Now it's time for last month's Weapon book vote results, which saw The PIAT race to victory with 27.01% of the final vote. Soviet Machine Guns of World War II was close behind with almost 25% of the vote, but it wasn't enough to beat the mighty PIAT. See below the full results, and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.

 WPN: French Military Rifles 1936–90 16.98%
 WPN: The PIAT                           27.01%  
 WPN: Soviet Machine Guns of World War II                       24.94%
 WPN: The Krag-Jørgensen Rifle        13.62%
 WPN: The Bayonet 17.45%


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Massive Gouda posted on 6 Mar 2018 13:48:22
I'm also glad to see the PIAT is a winner. Whilst I'm aware that it was first used in Tunisia in 1943 I'd like to know more about it's beginnings and especially prevalence on Sicily.
As for the Duel suggestions, it's got to be Hind vs Stinger! Let's have Steve Zaloga write it please!
Paintybeard posted on 3 Mar 2018 08:56:57
Pleasantly surprised that PIAT won the vote. Will Osprey actually do the book?

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