The Arab-Israeli Air Wars 1947 – 82 (AIAW), which is a part of the Osprey Combat Aircraft series*, is set out to provide a detailed introduction to air-to-air combat during the contemporary history of the Middle East from the Israeli Air Force’s perspective. AIAW’s intended audience includes readers with an interest in the IAF’s history and operations, aircraft, tactics and pilots, along with the various technologies and camouflage schemes employed by the IAF. AIAW can also be of value to aviation historians and researchers, hobby enthusiasts, and curious readers alike as an IAF historical visual reference guide.
The Israeli Mirage and Nesher Aces (IMNA) publication, another member of Osprey’s Aircraft of the Aces series*, covers the service and combat history of Israel’s Mirage IIIC and Nesher fighter units during the 1960s and 1970s, with a focus on the pilots who became aces in these aircraft. IMNA is intended for a readership who have an interest in the history of the Israeli Airforce’s delta-wing fighters (excluding the Kfir) and their ace pilots, and the Middle East aerial battles of the ‘60s and ‘70s. IMNA is also of value as a pictorial reference guide for aviation historians and hobby enthusiasts due to the publication’s vast array of archive photos, gun camera stills, and colour plates.
Viking Art (VA) is in effect both a detailed timeline for the development of Viking craft, and an introductory guide for how the changes in European culture during the Viking period (8th to 11th Century) affected its design and presentation. Due to VA’s abundance of high quality colour photos, diagrams and etchings the publication is also a suitable illustrative resource for artists, jewelers, and designers with an interest in this period.
Griffon Spitfire Aces (GSA) is another entry in the Aircraft of the Aces* series by Osprey Publishing. GSA is suitable for a general curious readership, though it is of most value to readers with an interest the Griffon-powered variants of the Spitfire, their development and service history (and the different paint schemes used throughout), and the pilots who flew Griffon Spitfires.
Late Mark Spitfire Aces (LMSA), a part of the Aircraft of the Aces* series, is a well-crafted reference book written for a readership whose interests include the late mark Spitfires (both Merlin and Griffon powered variants), their operations, paint schemes, and the pilots who flew them (in particular the pilots who achieved Ace status). LSMA’s inclusion of aircraft diagrams, colour plates and archive photos can make the publication of value to a hobbyist or a recreational readership.