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SBD Dauntless vs. A6M Zero Available Oct 28, 2021

The SBD Dauntless dive-bomber was a key cog in the US Navy’s aerial arsenal throughout the Pacific War. Although a product of aviation design in the mid to late 1930s, the type soldiered on even as more advanced aircraft were appearing from American factories as the war progressed. Despite its classification as a dive-bomber and […]

‘Five’ versus the Lightning

Air battle over Malta 1942.  The Spitfire Mk. V takes on the C.202 Folgore for air supremacy.  By Donald Nijboer “Either, sir, we get the Spitfires here within days, not weeks, or we’re done. That’s it.” 
Squadron Leader Stan Turner to Air Officer Commanding Sir Hugh Lloyd about the situation on Malta. It all began over the peaceful […]

Good Reviews for German Flak Defences vs Allied Heavy Bombers

“Author Donald Nijboer has put together a concise but informative look at Germany’s flak defenses and their match-up with British and U.S. heavy bombers. The narrative runs through their respective buildups, equipment, and tactics. The analysis suggests the flak defenses were much more effective than they are usually given credit for. The narrative includes lots […]

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