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Duel 79. USS Lawrence vs HMS Detroit. The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes. Paperback

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  • USS Lawrence vs HMS Detroit. The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes. Duel 79.
  • Author: Mark Lardas; Illustrator: Paul Wright
  • Pb., 80 pages. 2017
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Duel 78. Panzer 38(t) vs BT-7. Barbarossa 1941. Paperback

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  • Panzer 38(t) vs BT-7. Barbarossa 1941. Duel 78.
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga; Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Pb., 80 pages. 2017
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Duel 77. Bazooka vs Panzer. Battle of the Bulge 1944. Paperback

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  • Bazooka vs Panzer. Battle of the Bulge 1944. Duel 77.
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga; Illustrator: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Pb., 2016
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Duel 76. US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944–45. Paperback

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  • US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944–45. Duel 76.
  • Author: Mark Stille
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Paperback.
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Duel 75 Bradley vs BMP. Desert Storm 1991. pb

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  • Bradley vs BMP. Desert Storm 1991. Duel 75
  • Author: Mike Guardia
  • Illustrator: Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate
  • Pb.
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Duel 74. British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat. Mediterranean 1940–43. pb

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  • British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat. Mediterranean 1940–43. Duel 74.
  • Author: David Greentree
  • Illustrator: Ian Palmer, Peter Dennis
  • Pb., 2016. As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to cut off these lines of supply the British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta with the directive to sink as much merchant convoy tonnage as possible. Italy responded by sending her Torpedo boats to protect and escort Axis convoys.
    Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and carefully chosen archive photographs, this engaging study assesses the evolving battle between Britain's submarines and Italy's torpedo boats in the struggle for primacy in the Mediterranean at the height of World War II.
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Duel 73. F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 “Frank”. Pacific Theater 1945. pb

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  • F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 “Frank”. Pacific Theater 1945. Duel 73.
  • Author: Edward M. Young; Illustrator: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Pb., 80 pages
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Duel 72 F-15C Eagle versus MiG-23/25. Paperback

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  • F-15C Eagle versus MiG-23/25. Duel 72.
  • Author: Doug Dildy, Tom Cooper
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Pb., 80 pages
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Duel 71. M48 Patton vs Centurion. Indo-Pakistani War 1965. pb

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  • M48 Patton vs Centurion. Indo-Pakistani War 1965. Duel 71.
  • Author: David R. Higgins; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
  • Pb., 80 pages. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 witnessed the largest tank battles seen since World War II, notably between India's British-made Centurion Mk 7s and the American-made M48 Pattons fielded by Pakistan. Following nearly two decades of tensions and sporadic conflict between India and Pakistan, in August 1965 several thousand Pakistani soldiers entered the disputed territory of Kashmir disguised as local civilians, to which India responded with a successful ground assault. The ensuing battles would demonstrate that the Centurion, with its powerful gun and heavier armour, generally proved superior to the faster, lighter but overly complex Patton. Featuring full-colour artwork, expert analysis and absorbing combat accounts, this is the full story of the clash between two leading tanks of the Cold War era that were never designed to fight each other, but rather to line up on battlefields as allies.
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Duel 70. Panzer IV vs Sherman. France 1944. Paperback

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  • Panzer IV vs Sherman. France 1944. Duel 70.
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga; Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Pb. 80 pages. As the Allies attempted to break out of Normandy, it quickly became apparent that there would be no easy victory over the Germans, and that every scrap of territory on the way to Berlin would have to be earned through hard fighting. This study concentrates on, the ferocious battles between the German Panzer IV and US Sherman that were at the heart of this decisive phase of World War II. The two types were among the most-produced tanks in US and German service and were old enemies, having clashed repeatedly in the Mediterranean theater. Throughout their long service careers, both had seen a succession of technical developments and modifications, as well as an evolution in their intended roles - but both remained at the forefront of the fighting on the Western Front. Written by an expert on tank warfare, this book invites the reader into the cramped confines of these armoured workhorses, employing vivid technical illustrations alongside archive and contemporary photography to depict the conditions for the crewmen within.
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Duel 69 US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships. Pacific Theater 1944–45. pb

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  • Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships. Pacific Theater 1944–45. Duel 69. 
  • Author: Mark Stille; Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Pb. 80 pages. As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about. The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind - the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored and armed battleships ever built, while US carrier aviation had evolved into a well-oiled, war-winning machine. With detailed analysis of the technical features of the opposing war machines and a gripping account of the fighting itself, this vividly illustrated work presents views from the cockpits of US Navy Divebombers, and down the sights of IJN anti-aircraft guns, during two of the most dramatic naval engagements ever fought.
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Duel 67. Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109F. Channel Front 1940–42. Paperback

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  • Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109F. Channel Front 1940–42. Duel 67.
  • Author: Tony Holmes; Illustrator: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback, 80 pages. 2017
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Duel 66. Panzer II vs 7TP. Paperback

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  • Panzer II vs 7TP. Duel 66.
  • Author: David R. Higgins; Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Pb. 80 pages. Hitler's lightning invasion of Poland in 1939 marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. This was the period when armoured warfare inscribed itself into global consciousness as the Poles desperately sought to stave off the Blitzkrieg. At the heart of the fighting on the ground, large numbers of Nazi Germany's PzKpfw II battled against Poland's better-armed but much less numerous 7TP tank. The two types both possessed unique strengths and weaknesses - unlike the 7TP the PzKpfw II was always equipped with radio, which proved critical for command and control purposes in the heat of combat. But the German tank was blighted by thin armour, which could not withstand Polish gunfire at combat ranges. This fully illustrated, detailed work evaluates the qualities and idiosyncrasies of each tank, giving a stark and arresting crewman's-eye-view of the brutal armoured combat at the height of the invasion of Poland.
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Duel 65. Bf 109E/F vs Yak-1/7. Eastern Front 1941–42. pb

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  • Bf 109E/F vs Yak-1/7. Eastern Front 1941–42. Duel 65.
  • Author: Dmitriy Khazanov, Aleksander Medved; Illustrator: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector, Andrey Yurgenson
  • Number of Pages: 80
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Duel 64. Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship.

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  • Duel 64. Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship.
  • Featuring full-colour artwork and rigorous analysis from an authority on naval warfare, this enthralling book offers a glimpse of the long-lost world of war at sea in the age of Byzantium.
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Duel 63. Panzer III vs Somua S 35. Belgium 1940. Paperback

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  • Panzer III vs Somua S 35. Belgium 1940. Duel 63.
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga; Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Paperback; November 2014; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781782002871
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Duel 62. F6F Hellcat vs A6M Zero-sen, Pacific Theater 1943-44. Pb

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  • F6F Hellcat vs A6M Zero-sen, Pacific Theater 1943-44. Duel 62.
  • Author: Edward M. Young; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; August 2014; 80 pages
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Duel 61. F-8 Crusader vs MiG-17 . Vietnam 1965-72. Paperback

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  • F-8 Crusader vs MiG-17 . Vietnam 1965-72. Duel 61.
  • Author: Peter Mersky; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; November 2014; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781782008101
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Duel 60 Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore. Malta 1942. Pb

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  • Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore. Malta 1942. Duel 60
  • Author:Donald Nijboer; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; April 2014; 80 pages
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Duel 59 Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker. Western Front 1916. Paperback

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  • Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker. Western Front 1916. Duel 59
  • Author:Jon Guttman; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Mark Postlethwaite
  • Paperback; April 2014; 80 pages
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Duel 58 Jagdpanther vs SU-100. Eastern Front 1945. Pb

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  • Jagdpanther vs SU-100. Eastern Front 1945. Duel 58
  • Author: David R. Higgins; Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Paperback; April 2014; 80 pages
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Duel 57. Q Ship vs U-Boat. 1914-18. Pb

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  • Q Ship vs U-Boat. 1914-18. Duel 57.
  • Author: David Greentree; Illustrators: Ian Palmer, Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; February 2014; 80 pages
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Duel 56. British Battlecruiser vs German Battlecruiser. 1914-16. Pb

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  • British Battlecruiser vs German Battlecruiser. 1914-16 Duel 56.
  • Author: Mark Stille; Illustrators: Ian Palmer, Paul Wright
  • Paperback; November 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 55. FE 2b/d vs Albatros Scouts. Western Front 1916-17. Pb

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  • FE 2b/d vs Albatros Scouts. Western Front 1916-17. Duel 55.
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Duel 54. F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-sen. Pacific Theater 1942. Paperback

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  • F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-sen. Pacific Theater 1942. Duel 54.
  • Author: Edward M. Young; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; August 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 53. M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun. Germany 1944.

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  • M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun. Germany 1944. Duel 53.
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga; Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Paperback; August 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 52. British Frigate vs French Frigate. Pb

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  • British Frigate vs French Frigate. Duel 52.
  • Author: Mark Lardas; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; May 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 51. Bf 110 vs Lancaster 1942-45. Paperback

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  • Bf 110 vs Lancaster 1942-45. Duel 51
  • Author: Robert Forczyk; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; June 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 50. F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15. Pb

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  • F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15. Duel 50. 
  • Authors: Warren Thompson, Doug Dildy; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Wiek Luijken
  • Paperback; May 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 49. Mark IV vs A7V. Villers-Bretonneux 1918. Pb

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  • Mark IV vs A7V. Villers-Bretonneux 1918. Duel 49.
  • Author: David R. Higgins; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; January 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 48 USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer. Paperback 9781849086233

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  • USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer. Duel 48
  • Author: Mark Stille; Illustrators: Ian Palmer, Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback; November 2012; 80 pages.
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Duel 47 Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco 1940-41

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  • Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco 1940-41. Duel 47
  • Authors: Håkan Gustavsson Ludovico Slongo; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; December 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849087087
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Duel 46 Panzerjäger vs KV-1. Eastern Front 1941-43. Pb

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  • Panzerjäger vs KV-1. Eastern Front 1941–43. Duel 46
  • Author: Robert Forczyk; Illustrators: Ian Palmer, Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; October 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849085786
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Duel 45 Meteor I vs V1 Flying Bomb 1944. Pb

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  • Meteor I vs V1 Flying Bomb 1944. Duel 45
  • Author: Donald Nijboer; Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; October 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849087063
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Duel 44 Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis. Flamborough Head 1779. Pb 9781849087858

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  • Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis. Flamborough Head 1779. Duel 44
  • Author: Mark Lardas. Illustrators: Peter Bull, Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback; July 2012; 80 pages.
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Duel 43. M4 Sherman vs Type 97 Chi-Ha. The Pacific 1945. Pb. 9781849086387

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  • M4 Sherman vs Type 97 Chi-Ha. The Pacific 1945. Duel 43
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Paperback; May 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849086387
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Duel 42. DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II. Western Front 1916. Pb. 9781849087049

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  • DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II. Western Front 1916. Duel 42.
  • Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Mark Postlethwaite
  • Paperback; May 2012; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781849087049
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Duel 41 B-24 Liberator vs Ki-43 Oscar. Pb

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  • B-24 Liberator vs. Ki-43 Oscar. Duel 41
  • Author: Edward M. Young Illustrators: Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; April 2012; 80 pages
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Duel 40 CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge. Cherbourg 1864. Paperback 9781849084925

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  • CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge. Cherbourg 1864. Duel 40
  • Author: Mark Lardas Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; November 2011; 80 pages
  • This book gives the complete story of the development of the Confederacy’s commerce raiding force and the ships the Union set against them. Compiled from numerous first-hand accounts as well as archeological evidence, it covers the three famous battles of the commerce raiders, CSS Florida vs. USS Wachusett, CSS Alabama vs. USS Hatteras, and CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsarge, analyzing the strengths and weakness of each of the combatants.
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Duel 39 La-5/7 vs Fw 190. Eastern Front 1942-45. Paperback. 9781849084734

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  • La-5/7 vs Fw 190. Eastern Front 1942-45. Duel 39
  • Authors: Dmitriy Khazanov Aleksander Medved Illustrators: Jim Laurier Andrey Yurgenson Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; September 2011; 80 pages
  • Soviet fighter aviation suffered terribly at the hands of the Jagdwaffe in the first year of the war in the east and, with the arrival of JG 51 and its Fw 190s on the Stalingrad Front in September 1942, things only got worse. However, help was on its way in the form of the La-5.
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Duel 38. P-40 Warhawk vs Bf 109. MTO 1942-44 Pb

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  • P-40 Warhawk vs Bf 109. MTO 1942-44. Duel 38
  • Author: Carl Molesworth Illustrators: Jim Laurier Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; August 2011; 80 pages
  • Although the P-40 and the Bf 109 joined the air war over North Africa at nearly the same time in 1941, the German fighter had already racked up a considerable combat career, dating back to 1937 in Spain. In contrast, the P-40 was a bit of an unknown quantity and was making its combat debut in the hands of the RAF’s Desert Air Force. Discover how the huge differences between the veteran Bf 109 and the new P-40 determined the tactics they adopted and the ultimate outcome of their epic confrontation in this new book. The author covers all aspects of the aerial battle, from the small, agile Bf 109’s ability to operate more effectively at high altitudes through to the P-40’s advantage in manoeuvrability, which outweighed its poor high altitude performance.
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Duel 37 King Tiger vs IS-2. Operation Solstice 1945. Pb

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  • King Tiger vs IS-2. Operation Solstice 1945. Duel 37
  • Author: David R. Higgins Illustrators: Jim Laurier Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; August 2011; 80 pages
  • This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that employed by the Germans. The King Tiger was a modern marvel, and remained unmatched in one-on-one combat. Technologically superior, with greater firepower and better armour than the Soviet IS-2, the King Tiger was a formidable opponent. However, the IS-2 was lighter, more manoeuvrable and most importantly, far more numerous. With overwhelming numerical superiority the Soviets were able to simply overwhelm their opponents, negating the technical superiority of the King Tiger.
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Duel 36 SPAD VII vs Albatros D III. Pb

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  • SPAD VII vs Albatros D III. Duel 36
  • Author: Jon Guttman, Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Paperback; April 2011; 80 pages
  • When originally conceived, the French SPAD VII and German Albatros D II represented steps away from an emphasis on manoeuvre in aerial combat in favour of speed and durability. At the end of 1916, however, Albatros tried to have the best of both worlds. The result combined the better downward view and manoeuvrability of the Nieuport with the power and twin machine guns of the Albatros D II. At the same time, the French worked to improve the SPAD VII with more power and a more reliable cooling system before moving on to the twin-gunned SPAD XIII.
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Duel 35 F-105 Wild Weasel vs SA-2 'Guideline' SAM. Pb

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  • F-105 Wild Weasel vs SA-2 'Guideline' SAM. Duel 35
  • Author: Peter Davies Illustrators: Jim Laurier Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; May 2011; 80 pages
  • The Vietnam war was the first conflict that saw extensive use of surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles, and thus became a training ground for the tactics of this new type of battle. This Duel presents this story in the context of two of the main opponents: America’s top fighter-bomber and the NVA’s best anti-aircraft missile.
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Duel 34 E-Boat vs MTB: The English Channel 1941-45. Pb

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  • E-Boat vs MTB: The English Channel 1941-45. Duel 34
  • Author: Gordon Williamson Illustrators: Howard Gerrard Ian Palmer
  • Paperback; June 2011; 80 pages
  • This book details this developing conflict, examining the evolution of the boats involved, and covering the their battles from fights in the Thames Estuary to the build-up for D-Day.
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Duel 33 Panzer IV vs Char B1 bis. France 1940. Paperback

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  • Panzer IV vs Char B1 bis. France 1940. Duel 33
  • Author: Steven J Zaloga Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Paperback; January 2011; 80 pages
  • This book examines two of the premier opposing tanks of the Wehrmacht and the French Army, the German PzKpfw IV and the French Char B1 bis. With a complete history of the design, development, and deployment of these armoured fighting vehicles, the story of these great battles is once again brought to life.
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Duel 32 T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing. Paperback

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  • T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing. Duel 32
  • Author: Steven J Zaloga Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Paperback; November 2010; 80 pages
  • A hotly-debated topic amongst tank buffs is of the relative merits of the Soviet and American tanks of World War II. Using recently revealed documents, Steven Zaloga sheds light on the crucial tank battles of the Korean War as the rival superpowers’ finest tanks battled for supremacy. The Soviet-equipped North Korean Peoples Army initially dominated the battlefield with the seemingly unstoppable T34-85. As US tank battalions hastily arrived throughout the late summer and early autumn of 1950, the M26 Pershing took the fight to North Korea with increasing success.
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Duel 31. British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought. Jutland 1916. Paperback

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  • British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought. Jutland 1916. Duel 31
  • Author: Mark Stille Illustrators: Howard Gerrard Ian Palmer
  • Paperback; October 2010; 80 pages
  • In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets – from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured warships – to their combat experiences. The differing weapon systems and crew training of the British and German fleets are examined in detail, as is the titanic struggle of Jutland, through an hour-by-hour, shot-by-shot, reconstruction. Finally, it analyzes the outcome of the struggle, explaining the successes and failures of these great battleships.
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Duel 30. M60 vs T-62. Cold War Combatants 1956-92. Paperback

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  • M60 vs T-62. Cold War Combatants 1956-92. Duel 30
  • Authors: David Isby Lon Nordeen , Illustrator: Richard Chasemore
  • Paperback; September 2010; 80 pages
  • Designed for the battlefields of Europe at the height of the Cold War, the M60 and T-62 were the premier combat tanks of their day. However, it was in the deserts of the Middle East that they finally met in battle. This new Duel title examines the design and development of these main battle tanks, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and describing and analyzing their performance on the battlefield during the Yom Kippur War, the Iran–Iraq War, and the first Gulf War.
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Duel 29 Hurricane I vs Bf 110. Paperback.

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  • Hurricane I vs Bf 110. Duel 29
  • Author: Tony Holmes Illustrators: Jim Laurier Gareth Hector
  • Paperback; December 2010; 80 pages
  • The Hurricane was the RAF’s first monoplane fighter and saw significant combat during the fight over France and the Battle of Britain. One of its principal opponents in 1940 was the Bf 110 twin-engined, two-seat heavy fighter. Following the invasion of France, these fighters clashed regularly as the RAF’s Hurricanes attacked German bomber formations defended by Bf 110. Although the Hurricane had the upper hand when it came to manoeuverability, the Bf 110 outclassed it in terms of fire power, with its mix of machine guns and cannon. This is the story of the dramatic battles in the skies over France and the Channel as Britain desperately tried to hold back the German onslaught from her shores.
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