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Osprey Publishing has announced the future release of two new titles in their “Air Campaigns” series
Two new titles to look out for in February 2018:

Malta 1940–42
The Axis air battle for Mediterranean supremacy
”In 1940, the strategically vital island of Malta was Britain's last toehold in the central Mediterranean, wreaking havoc among Axis shipping. Launching an air campaign to knock Malta out of the war, first Italy and then Germany sought to force a surrender or reduce the defences enough to allow an invasion. Drawing on original documents, multilingual aviation analyst Ryan Noppen explains how technical and tactical problems caused the original Italian air campaign of 1940-41 to fail, and then how the German intervention came close to knocking Malta out of the war. Using stunning full colour artwork, this fascinating book explains why the attempt by the Axis powers to take the British colony of Malta ultimately failed”.

Author: Ryan K. Noppen
Illustrator: Graham Turner
Publication Date: 22 Feb 2018
Number of Pages: 96

ISBN9781472820600 - Malta 1940–42 - Ryan K. Noppen

Rolling Thunder 1965–68
Johnsons Air War over Vietnam
"The bombing campaign that was meant to keep South Vietnam secure, Rolling Thunder became a byword for pointless, ineffective brutality, and was a key factor in America's Vietnam defeat. But in its failures, Rolling Thunder was one of the most influential air campaigns of the Cold War. It spurred a renaissance in US air power and the development of an excellent new generation of US combat aircraft, and it was still closely studied by the planners of the devastatingly successful Gulf War air campaign. Dr Richard P. Hallion, a vastly knowledgeable air power expert at the Pentagon, explains in this fully illustrated study how the might of the US air forces was crippled by inadequate strategic thinking, poor pilot training, ill-suited aircraft and political interference".

Author: Richard P. Hallion
Illustrator: Adam Tooby
Publication Date: 22 Feb 2018

ISBN9781472823205 - Rolling Thunder 1965–68 - Richard P. Hallion

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