Aircraft of the Aces

Each book focuses on the fighter pilots who became aces flying a particular aircraft in a particular war or theatre of war, with first hand accounts from the aces themselves. Aircraft profiles, unit listings and scale plans support the text. Books in Osprey’s Aircraft of the Aces series cover the full spectrum of manned military flight. From the earliest aces of World War I, through every theatre of World War II and right up to the war in Korea, they provide full biographies of history’s greatest fighter pilots.

Featuring at least 30 specially commissioned aircraft profile drawings per book, and illustrated with contemporary black and white pictures throughout, books in the Aircraft of the Aces series make a valuable reference resource for military model makers, remote control model makers and aviation history enthusiasts

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  1. Jagdgeschwader 1 ‘Oesau’ Aces 1939-45

    ACE 134 Multiple formats
    Formed shortly after the outbreak of World War 2, and equipped with Messerschmitt Bf 109Es, Jagdgeschwader 1 was initially tasked to defend the regional North Sea and Baltic coastal areas and Germany's...

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  2. Allied Jet Killers of World War 2

    ACE 136 Multiple formats
    Allied fighter pilots began encountering German jets - principally the outstanding Me 262 fighter - from the autumn of 1944. Stunned by the aircraft's speed and rate of climb, it took USAAF and RAF...

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  3. MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War

    ACE 135 Multiple formats
    Having learned their trade on the subsonic MiG-17, pilots of the Vietnamese People's Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown...

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  4. Jagdgeschwader 53 ‘Pik-As’ Bf 109 Aces of 1940

    ACE 132 Multiple formats
    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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  5. Arctic Bf 109 and Bf 110 Aces

    ACE 124 Multiple formats
    Once Nazi Germany had conquered Norway in 1940, just a handful of Gruppen flying the Bf 109 and Bf 110 fighters were able to shatter all opposition and dominate the air in the Arctic Circle. Yet as the...

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  6. MiG-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam War

    ACE 130 Multiple formats
    At the beginning of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters - a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s - types that should have offered...

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  7. Spitfire Aces of the Channel Front 1941-43

    ACE 131 Multiple formats
    80 years after the Spitfire was first developed it remains an icon of military aviation. Though many associate its victory during the Battle of Britain as the high point in the history of the Spitfire,...

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  8. J2M Raiden and N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai Aces

    ACE 129 Multiple formats
    Although seen as a replacement for the A6M Zero-sen carrier-based fighter, the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden was actually designed as a land-based naval interceptor optimised for speed rather than manoeuvrability....

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  9. Aces of Jagdgeschwader Nr III

    ACE 128 Multiple formats
    Royal Prussian Jagdgeschwader Nr III was the third of Germany's vaunted fighter wings to be formed during World War 1. Commanded by the Pour le Mérite winner and well-respected ace Hauptmann Bruno Loerzer...

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  10. Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces

    ACE 114 Multiple formats
    This is the story of the elite Japanese Army Air force (JAAF) aces that flew the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Swallow), and the Ki-100 Goshikisen in the Pacific Theatre of World War 2. The former, codenamed 'Tony'...

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