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. No 60 Sqn RFC/RAF

    AEU 41 Paperback
    When No 60 Sqn arrived in France in May 1916, partially equipped with the delightfully named Morane Bullet, there were only two dedicated single-seat fighter squadrons on the Western Front. Operating initially...
  2. 57th Fighter Group

    AEU 39 Multiple formats
    Organized in January 1941, just as the United States was building up military forces for its inevitable entry into World War II, the 57th Fighter Group was the first USAAF fighter unit to go into action...

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  3. Jasta 18

    AEU 40 Paperback
    The history of Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel (or Jasta) 18 is one of the more unique and complex of German fighter squadrons of World War I. In fact, the unit could be said to have had something of a 'split...
  4. 53° Stormo

    AEU 38 Paperback
    A detailed examination of one of Italy's leading units in World War 2, 53° Stormo saw action on the French Front, the Balkans, in North Africa and the Mediterranean in some of the most iconic Italian...
  5. Jagdgeschwader 400

    AEU 37 Paperback
    The Jagdgeschwader 400 group was formed for the sole purpose of flying one of the world's most revolutionary aircraft, the rocket-powered Me 163. Although the Me 163 scored relatively few kills, with a...
  6. No 126 Wing RCAF

    AEU 35 Multiple formats
    The success of No 126 Wing began before the D-Day landings and through operations at Falaise Gap, Operation Market Garden, the winter offensive in the Ardennes, and crossing the Rhine into Germany. Donald...

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  7. VF-11/111 ‘Sundowners’ 1942–95

    AEU 36 Multiple formats
    Fighting Squadron 11 was established at San Diego in August 1943, beginning a half-century record that spanned aerial combat in three wars from the piston to the jet age. The squadron produced seven aces...

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  8. No 56 Sqn RAF/RFC

    AEU 33 Paperback
    By the autumn of 1916, with the formation of the new Jagdstaffeln, the pendulum of aerial supremacy had once again swung in favour of the German Air Force. The battle of the Somme in 1916 saw the RFC suffer...
  9. 23rd Fighter Group

    AEU 31 Multiple formats
    Famous for the fearsome sharksmouths that adorned their planes, the 23rd FG fought a guerrilla war against the Japanese, steadily moving pilots and aircraft from one remote air base in China to another...

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  10. 479th Fighter Group

    AEU 32 Multiple formats
    Formed in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed an impressive history against the Luftwaffe during the final year of the war. Originally flying P-38s, the 479th's pilots had a fierce pride of arms. They earned...

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