Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members

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The Case For US Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0804797137/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=29SHVU7CP0ONS&coliid=I2RYZFLKNLIQUZ

The Future of Land Warfare (Geopolitics in the 21st Century)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0815727429/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=29SHVU7CP0ONS&coliid=I34AIZ8EGCRUGC

Future War

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1509502327/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=29SHVU7CP0ONS&coliid=I2AUDQGHRXPK88

An Untaken Road: Strategy, Technology, and the Hidden History of America's Mobile ICBMs (Transforming War)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1612519733/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=29SHVU7CP0ONS&coliid=I35JU5HMAA0PEG
 

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Good ones

Here's one more :

Haynes Mig 29 Workshop Manual by Steve Davies ...

http://www.amazon.com/Mikoyan-MiG-29-Fulcrum-Manual-Davies/dp/0857333976/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440128832&sr=8-1&keywords=haynes+mig+29
 

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http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-from-chaos/posts/2015/08/31-future-of-land-warfare-ohanlon
 

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Haynes is cranking out a B-29 manual in December.
 

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The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

http://www.amazon.com/Pentagons-Brain-Uncensored-Americas-Top-Secret/dp/0316371769/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441355903&sr=1-1&keywords=pentagon%27s+brain
 

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bobbymike said:
The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

http://www.amazon.com/Pentagons-Brain-Uncensored-Americas-Top-Secret/dp/0316371769/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441355903&sr=1-1&keywords=pentagon%27s+brain
Annie Jacobsen? I would think carefully before parting with cash.
 

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Miss Jacobsen has no credibility whatsoever. The Roadrunners will help illuminate her way of presenting information.





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Via the Say; Hello Spaceman blog:



Out in hardcopy on the 22nd of October 2015, The 2001 File: Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film, with 336 pages and over 600 images and illustrations.

EDIT: Publisher is Reel Art Press.
 

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According to Amazon (U.S.), the next three books in Crecy's Hikoki series will be:


X-Planes of Europe II (December)


Axis Aircraft in Latin America (January)


Spyflights & Overflights: U.S. Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance 1945-1960 (June)
 

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Pen & Sword has announced two new titles in their FlightCraft series, which is aimed at modelers: MiG-31 Foxhound and Avro Shackleton.
 

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The End of the Cold War by Robert Service

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1610394992?colid=BW1R4VUT2EJT&coliid=I1WR6NTJO9DIAI&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/star-wars-and-the-soviet-collapse-1446839909-lMyQjAxMTE1NzA4ODUwMzg0Wj
 

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https://www.amazon.com/Future-Weapons-Allison-Barrie/dp/0997673400?ie=UTF8&keywords=allison%20barrie%20future%20weapons&qid=1464972947&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
 

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One of those two books is an interesting book by a serious author.

The other is by "Ballet dancer turned defense specialist" Fox News security analyst Allison Barrie. Don't get your hopes up too high.
 

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More interesting upcoming books from Specialty Press, though they don't exactly fit the "secret projects" topic:

https://www.amazon.com/Drone-Strike-Aerial-Warfare-Century/dp/1580072380/

https://www.amazon.com/Wave-Off-History-Shipboard-Landings-House/dp/1580072356/

https://www.amazon.com/Aviation-Records-Jet-Age-Technologies/dp/1580072305/
 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
One of those two books is an interesting book by a serious author.

The other is by "Ballet dancer turned defense specialist" Fox News security analyst Allison Barrie. Don't get your hopes up too high.
But what if a defense specialist turned ballet dancer wrote a book on the Bolshoi? ;D
 

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I vote too expensive but sometimes you see a paper bound cheaper version released later.

Defending the Arsenal: Why America's Nuclear Modernization Still Matters

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1138204544/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=BW1R4VUT2EJT&coliid=I3D2C9C6N40KNU

Better :D

https://www.amazon.com/Winged-Shield-Sword-History-1907-1950/dp/1530350816/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468821639&sr=1-12&keywords=stephen+j.+cimbala
 

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bobbymike said:
I vote too expensive but sometimes you see a paper bound cheaper version released later.

Defending the Arsenal: Why America's Nuclear Modernization Still Matters

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1138204544/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=BW1R4VUT2EJT&coliid=I3D2C9C6N40KNU

Better :D

https://www.amazon.com/Winged-Shield-Sword-History-1907-1950/dp/1530350816/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468821639&sr=1-12&keywords=stephen+j.+cimbala
Update on "Defending the Arsenal" I contacted one of the authors about the price and the need to reach a wider audience with a book on this crucially important topic. He agreed and said he would be contacting his co-author and the publisher to see/request if a cheaper version could be published.

Wait and see I guess.
 

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bobbymike said:
Update on "Defending the Arsenal" I contacted one of the authors about the price and the need to reach a wider audience with a book on this crucially important topic. He agreed and said he would be contacting his co-author and the publisher to see/request if a cheaper version could be published.

Wait and see I guess.
160 pages priced at $149.95? Even for hardcover that's a disconnect.
 

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Alex119 said:
bobbymike said:
Update on "Defending the Arsenal" I contacted one of the authors about the price and the need to reach a wider audience with a book on this crucially important topic. He agreed and said he would be contacting his co-author and the publisher to see/request if a cheaper version could be published.

Wait and see I guess.
160 pages priced at $149.95? Even for hardcover that's a disconnect.
Get close to 800 pages but still out of my price range

https://www.amazon.com/Official-History-Strategic-Nuclear-Deterrent/dp/1138674931/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469507848&sr=1-5&keywords=nuclear+weapons
 

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https://www.amazon.com/Future-War-Lawrence-Freedman/dp/1610393058/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471626573&sr=1-2&keywords=future+war

https://www.amazon.com/Future-War-SOLDIERS-TERMINATORS-CYBERSPACE/dp/0996409572/ref=sr_1_26?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471626992&sr=1-26&keywords=future+war
 

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https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Killers-Extraordinary-Maverick-Dangerous/dp/006237513X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
 

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Axis Suicide Squads
German and Japanese Secret Projects of the Second World War
Author - Justo Miranda
ISBN - 978-1-78155-565-1
Binding - Hardback
Extent - 288 pages
Illustrations - 126 mono
Publication - 27 October 2016
 

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Happy to hear about Mr Miranda next book :)
 

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GTX said:


Axis Suicide Squads
German and Japanese Secret Projects of the Second World War
Author - Justo Miranda
ISBN - 978-1-78155-565-1
Binding - Hardback
Extent - 288 pages
Illustrations - 126 mono
Publication - 27 October 2016
This looks fantastic - I don't see anywhere to preorder it yet unfortunately, just a Fonthill press release, but as soon as I can I'm putting some money down. Can't wait to see what it says about the Daimler-Benz Schnellstbombenträger, Trägerflugzeug and Selbstvernichter, or Schnellbomber, Trägerflugzeug and SO Flugzeug as Focke-Wulf insisted on calling them in Kurzbeschreibung Nr. 28!
 

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INDEX

Aerial Ramming
German Rammers
Bachem Manned Rocket
Blohm und Voss BV 40
Blohm und Voss / Stöckel Rammschussjäger
Daimler Benz Schnellbomberträger
DFS Menschengesteuerte Bombe
DFS / Lippisch Bombensegler
DFS Eber
DVL Jagdsegler
Fieseler Fi 103 Reichenberg
Focke Wulf Sprengstoffträger
Focke Wulf Rammjäger
Gotha P.54
Gotha P.55
Gotha P.56 / 57
Lippisch Rammer
Messerschmitt Me 328
Messerschmitt P.1103 / P.1104
Zeppelin Rammer

IJA suicide airplanes

Tachikawa Ki.9 Spruce
Mitsubishi Ki.21 Sally
Nakajima Ki.27 Nate
Tachikawa Ki.36/Ki-55 Ida
Nakajima Ki.43 Oscar
Nakajima Ki.44 Tojo
Kawasaki Ki.45 Nick
Mitsubishi Ki.46 Dinah
Kawasaki Ki.48 Lily
Nakajima Ki.49 Helen
Mitsubishi Ki.51 Sonia
Tachikawa Ki.54 Hickory
Mitsubishi Ki.57 Topsy
Kawasaki Ki.61/Ki.100 Tony
Mitsubishi Ki.67/Ki.167 Peggy
Mansyu Ki.79 2 Koren
Nakajima Ki.84 Frank
Mizuyama Ta-Go
Kokusai Ki.86 Cypress
Showa L2D

IJN suicide airplanes

Aichi D1A2 Susie
Aichi D3A Val
Aichi E13A Jake
Aichi M6A1 Seiran
Kawanishi E7K2 Alf
Kugisho D5Y1 Miojo
Kyushu K11W Shiragiku
Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude
Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Mitsubishi F1M2 Pete
Nakajima B5N Kate
Nakajima C6N Saiun
Nakajima J1N1 Irving
Yokosuka K5Y1 Willow
Yokosuka P1Y1 Frances

Kokoku Heiki Go.1

Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden
Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden KAI
Mitsubishi Raiden
Nakajima B6N Tenzan
Yokosuka D4Y Suisei
Aichi B7A Ryusei

Kokoku Heiki Go.2

Kugisho MXY7 Ohka
Kawanishi Baika
Mizuno Shinryu
Nakajima Maru-Ten
Kugisho Tenga
Yokosuka R2Y2 Keiun
Kakukyoku Rammer

Kokoku Heiki Go.3

Nakajima Ki.115-Ko Tsurugi
Nakajima Ki.115-Otsu Tsurugi
Nakajima Ki.115-Hei Tsurugi
Showa Toka
Nakajima Ki.230
 

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bobbymike said:
https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Killers-Extraordinary-Maverick-Dangerous/dp/006237513X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
The blurb is wrong. The first "Wild Weasels" were some RAF Typhoons which were equipped with radar detectors and went radar hunting in Normandy - they were not a success.
 

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GTX said:


Axis Suicide Squads
German and Japanese Secret Projects of the Second World War
Author - Justo Miranda
ISBN - 978-1-78155-565-1
Binding - Hardback
Extent - 288 pages
Illustrations - 126 mono
Publication - 27 October 2016
Still nothing on Fonthill so I preordered via Amazon. Seems to have an October 20 release date over there. Moderators - would it be possible for Justo's book to get its own topic?
 

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Hopefully not mentioned elsewhere ;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1911096753/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=AO3PW2Y5652W&coliid=IOJUJMYC29IEB

Vakhmistrov's Circus: Zveno Combined Aircraft - The Projects, Developments, Testing and Combat

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– 15 Dec 2016

The purpose of this publication is to provide readers with most complete history of combined aircraft designs created by Vladimir Vakhmistrov. The designer himself referred to his projects as Zveno Aircraft (where the Russian word Zveno stands for Chain link or Flight combat unit), adding the names of aircraft which were included in each configuration. Vakhmistrov was among the world s pioneers in devising and implementing the attachment of small fighters under heavy bombers. The larger aircraft were thus able to carry the smaller ones to the target area, whereas the fighters, in their turn, after the separation from their motherships , acted as guards for the slow-speed giants.

During the period from 1931 thru 1941, several configurations of this concept were created involving mass-produced TB-1 and TB-3 bombers, and I-4, I-5, I-Zet, and I-16 fighters, which were modified correspondingly in order to fit the task. Basing on Vakhmistrov's projects there were carried out the first in the world air connections of fighters under their bomber carriers. The most successful variant among all the created Zveno aircraft consisted of a four-engined Tupolev TB-3 bomber and two Polikarpov I-16 fighters attached under the bomber s wing. The fighters carried two 250-kg bombs each and acted as a high-speed dive bombers after disconnection from the carrier plane. Several such aircraft, referred to as Zveno-SPB, were used operationally during the war by the Black Sea Fleet Air Force. Initially, three TB-3s with AM-34RN engines were allocated for re-equipment into Zveno-SPB which were taken into service by the 2nd Special Squadron of the 32nd Fighter Regiment, 62nd Aviation Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet Air Force stationed in Eupatoria. The order to begin combat application of the 32nd Regiment's combined aircraft was given on 22 July 1941, while the first air raid on port structures in Romania, the German ally, was made on 26 July. More than thirty combat missions were carried out till October 1941, and became one of the most successful operations of the Soviet aviation during the Great Patriotic War. Meanwhile, Vakhmistrov had a large number of other interesting projects and many of them remained on the designer's drawing board. More than 20 years were spent by the author on the historical research of the subject in the Russian archives.

The book is extensively illustrated by the pictures from the author's archive, aircraft test reports, as well as specially prepared scale drawings and color side views.


Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Helion & Company Ltd (15 Dec. 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1911096753

ISBN-13: 978-1911096757

Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm
 

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newsdeskdan said:
GTX said:


Axis Suicide Squads
German and Japanese Secret Projects of the Second World War
Author - Justo Miranda
ISBN - 978-1-78155-565-1
Binding - Hardback
Extent - 288 pages
Illustrations - 126 mono
Publication - 27 October 2016
Still nothing on Fonthill so I preordered via Amazon. Seems to have an October 20 release date over there. Moderators - would it be possible for Justo's book to get its own topic?
Any update on this Justo? My Amazon order's still "not yet dispatched"...
 

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Thanks for your order.
Fonthill has not yet advised on the final publication date
 

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Justo Miranda said:
Thanks for your order.
Fonthill has not yet advised on the final publication date
Thanks - looking forward to it!
 
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