Aviation Elite Units

Aviation Elite Units books provide a full combat history of a fighter or bomber unit that earned particular distinction in action, providing an authentic insight into the world’s greatest units, celebrating the men and machines that won each unit its ‘elite’ status. In a text supported by eyewitness accounts, the unsung heroes of each unit are identified and their stories told – alongside the tales of their more glamorous ‘ace’ counterparts.

Featuring at least 30 specially commissioned aircraft profile drawings and illustrated throughout with contemporary black and white photographs, Aviation Elite Units series are a valuable reference resource for military model makers, remote control model makers, and aviation history enthusiasts.

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  1. 4th Fighter Group

    AEU 30 Multiple formats
    Formed around a nucleus of pilots already seasoned by their experience as volunteers in the RAF's Eagle Squadrons, the 4th Fighter Group was established in England in October 1942. Initially flying Spitfires,...

    Starting at: $20.80

  2. Jagdgeschwader 7 ‘Nowotny’

    AEU 29 Multiple formats
    ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK. When the revolutionary Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter first appeared in the skies over northwest Europe in mid-1944, it represented one of the greatest challenges to Allied...

    Starting at: $20.80

  3. USAS 1st Pursuit Group

    AEU 28 Paperback
    Starting operations in the relatively quiet Toul sector in March 1918, the 1st Pursuit Group initially flew Nieuport 28s, given to the Americans because the French did not want them. Expanded by the arrival...
  4. Jagdverband 44

    AEU 27 Multiple formats
    There was no Luftwaffe fighter unit like Jagdverband 44. Formed in February 1945, the unit grew out of Hitler's bizarre decision that the Me 262 jet fighter should be used as a bomber, despite its potential...

    Starting at: $20.80

  5. Jagdgeschwader 53 'Pik-As'

    AEU 25 Multiple formats
    Arguably the archetypal Luftwaffe fighter unit of World War 2, JG 53 aircraft were encountered on almost every fighting front from the first day of hostilities until the last. During almost six years of...

    Starting at: $20.76

  6. Jagdstaffel 2 ‘Boelcke’

    AEU 26 Paperback
    By August 1916, the German Air Service was fighting a losing struggle in the skies over the Battle of the Somme. In response, an entirely new type of fighting formation came into being -the Jagdstaffel,...
  7. 475th Fighter Group

    AEU 23 Multiple formats
    Formed with the best available fighter pilots in the Southwest Pacific, the 475th Fighter Group was the pet project of Fifth Air Force chief, General George C Kenney. From the time the group entered combat...

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  8. 332nd Fighter Group

    AEU 24 Paperback
    The USAAF's Tuskegee Experiment, designed to prove that African-Americans were not capable of flying combat aircraft, resulted in the creation of one of the USAAF's elite units. Commanded by Col Bejamin...
  9. Jagdgeschwader 51 ‘Mölders’

    AEU 22 Multiple formats
    JG 51 were one of the Luftwaffe's top wartime fighter units, yet their story has never been told in English. The unit's history encapsulates the fortunes of the Luftwaffe's fighter arm as...

    Starting at: $20.76

  10. Very Long Range P-51 Mustang Units of the Pacific War

    AEU 21 Multiple formats
    These pilots called themselves the ‘Tokyo Club'. It was a simple task to become a member. All you had to do was strap yourself into a heavily loaded P-51 Mustang, take off from Iwo Jima, fly 650...

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