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Was the Avro Arrow killed by a Genie?

Much has been written about the demise of the CF-105 Avro Arrow – high cost, government incompetence, American interference.  Or was it something more mundane?  The introduction of the 1.5 kiloton Genie nuclear missile and surface-to-air missiles were the most likely culprits. With a kill box the size of three football fields the Genie negated […]

B-29 Superfortress vs. Ki 44 ‘Tojo’ Now Available.

By the time the Americans began their aerial bombardment of Japan in 1944, both the JAAF and IJNAF were spent forces. What the Japanese did have though was the Ki-44 “Tojo.” Armed with two 40 mm cannon, it was the most heavily armed and feared single-seat fighter to see action against the new American bomber, […]

Great review for Fighting Cockpits by Walter J. Boyne

Getting a good photo of a cockpit is a challenge for most photographers, but not for Dan Patterson, the best in his field at this demanding work. Donald Nijboer’s excellent text, amplified by meaningful quotes, makes this a book to buy for the home library, and perhaps more important, as a gift for someone you’re trying to interest […]

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