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Posted by: Darren A lot of osprey books concentrate on Fast Jets and Attack aircraft but some of the support aircraft have more interesting histories, I'd like to see some books on aircraft like the C130 Hercules, SA 330 Puma, Ch47 Chinook
Posted on: 05/06/2013 12:36:00

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Posted by: AdamC
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I think your problem here lies with the fact that these are essentially freight movers and therefore lack the glamour of the front line fast jets. Which do you think more will buy a book on Ferraris or Transit Vans??? It a no brainer really fella!
Posted on: 05/06/2013 13:52:00
Posted by: Hammerfest-Perth
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now hold on a minute. I don't know about the Puma but the Chinook plays a critical suppport role and has some armament. The C130 is a Gunship! of course it would sell!
Posted on: 05/06/2013 19:35:00
Posted by: Hammerfest-Perth
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now hold on a minute. I don't know about the Puma but the Chinook plays a critical suppport role and has some armament. The C130 is notably used as a Gunship along with its transport capabilities. Both have been widely used. of course it would sell!
Posted on: 05/06/2013 19:37:00
Posted by: GI Gene
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I think this idea has merit. I can see an Air Vanguard title about the C-130 featuring artwork of the resupply efforts at Khe Sanh and the Israeli rescue at Entebbe.
Posted on: 05/06/2013 20:37:00
Posted by: Paintybeard
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How about a book on an event where transport aircraft were central to the outcome:- The Berlin Airlift. This would allow coverage of a number of different aircraft that are never likely to get a book to themselves.
Posted on: 06/06/2013 14:03:00
Posted by: AdamC
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I didn’t say the idea didn’t have merit. I said that when given a choice between a fast, all action, combat jet and what are essentially two flying trucks its hardly surprising that the publisher goes with the jet is it??? And yes, I’m aware that both the AC-130 variants and some CH-47 carry guns but this is realistically only a very small part of the job, both types are primarily freight haulers which, vital though it is, doesn’t make for much glamour hence the reason why they get overlooked.
Posted on: 06/06/2013 14:25:00
Posted by: BobG
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Apologies if this has been mentioned in another thread, but are we possibly missing an obvious one here- the Junkers 52? Some of the dramas "Iron Annie" was involved in as the Third Reich's fortunes rose and fell are beyond compare- Spain, the Blitzkrieg, Crete, the attempt to resupply Stalingrad, the evacuation from Tunis, and so on. At this stage I'm a little tired of Ace and CA titles on Luftwaffe aircraft; there are more 109 titles than you can shake a stick at and even the bomber books do tend to follow a familiar pattern (through no fault of the authors, given that the war went the way the war went). But wouldn't this be one way to take a fresh look at the Luftwaffe's fortunes? Mr. John Weal, paging Mr. John Weal...
Posted on: 07/06/2013 01:56:00
Posted by: 1830
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Joined Date: Friday, 24 May 2013
Hello: Since there are Combat Aircraft titles on C-47/R4D (54 ETO & MTO, 66 PTO) why not other support plane/helicopters/gliders like Ju 52, C-46 flying over The Hump, Waco and Horsa gliders in Allied airlandings or the Bell UH-1 in VNW (a recognizable icon of this war even for people without knowledge in aeronautics or military history)?
Posted on: 07/06/2013 03:26:00

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