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Mussolini's Hawks - IBN001

The book retraces the origin of the Aeronautica Repubblicana, analyzing accurately the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd Gruppo caccia. It then deals with each autonomous division. The author examines in great detail the history of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (ANR). Text in English. Marco Mattioli. 292 pages. 17 x 24 cm. 50 b&w photos.

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De Havilland Vampire in Italian Servie - AVR007

Aviolibri Records 007 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi and Marco Mattioli. Book includes many color photos, profiles and drawings. The text details the the story of the second jet aircraft put into use by the RAF, the De Havilland Vampire,  and covers licenced production in Italy. Superb reference for modelers and historians. English and Italian text. 248+ pgs., 17 x 24.

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Soviet Airwomen of the Great Patriotic War - IBN002

Author: Gian Piero Milanetti. Soviet Airwomen of the Great Patriotic war narrates the incredible, first hand stories from Soviet Russia’s young women aviators in what they themselves called the “The Great Patriotic War”. From the creation of the first all-women fighter squadron by Marina Raskova to detailed biographies of the enigmatic Lidya Litvyak and the celebrated flying ace Katya Budanova, this book focuses on a fascinating subject, seldom covered in the Western world. Filled with in-depth interviews, official records and containing over 500 rare photographs, Soviet Airwomen of the Great Patriotic War guides the reader through the amazing adventures, sorties, victories, defeats, friendship, romances, losses and deaths experienced by these pioneering women aviators. ISBN: 9788875651466, Binding Paperback, Dimentions 170mm x 240mm, Pages 280, Photos/Illus 505 b&w photographs.

Review by:
Kazimiera J. Cottam, PhD
Ottawa, Canada

The original Italian version of Soviet Air Women of the Great Patriotic War: A Pictorial History by Gian Piero Milanetti was published by IBN Editore in Rome. An English language version of the original Italian edition produced by the same publisher appeared in early 2013.

Mr. Milanetti, a schoolteacher based in Rome and the author of this interesting book, made several trips to relevant battlefields of the former Soviet Union and interviewed members of the local population in order to obtain first-hand information as a basis for his book.

Although about half a dozen of authors have already published books in North America in English on this subject, Milanetti's book differs in several ways from the existing English-language literature on the subject: There are over 500 illustrations accompanied by a substantial text including comment on prominent German aces.

On the whole the author's English is very good with an insignificant number of typographical errors. What is also important is that geographical names are spelled correctly.

The first chapter titled "Before the War", provides the background for the subsequent chapters: 1) the original 122nd (Training) Airgroup from which three women's air regiments emerged: 1)Night Witches (46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment); 3) 586 IAP (586th Fighter Regiment); and 4) 587 BAP/125 GV BAP (125th Guards Dive Bomber Regiment).

An undetermined number of women also served in otherwise all-male regiments.

In addition, there are two additional chapters devoted to ace fighter pilots Lidya Litvyak and Ekaterina Budanova respectively, while the final chapter deals with the survivors. All chapters are usually accompanied by useful statistics at the front and notes at the back. Also included is additional information in sections called Abbreviations and Translations, Rank Equivalences, Military Awards and Bibliography.

It is noteworthy that fighter pilot Lidya Litvyak's still remains at the center of controversy concerning her fate and the actual number of kills. According to official Russian sources, both Soviet and contemporary, she was killed in combat on August 1, 1943. However, to his credit, Mr. Milanetti discovered that Senior Lieutenant Litvyak--this had been her correct final rank--was seen parachuting to safety from her disabled aircraft.

There is new evidence, denied by those with vested interest in her alleged death, that Lidya Litvyak was captured by the enemy, held in a PoW camp, and possibly emigrated to Switzerland, where she married a Swede and they had three children. Interestingly, the unidentified Russian former female combat pilot who appeared on Swiss television in 2000, with the broadcast seen in Russia, had been wounded twice similarly to Litvyak.

Moreover, Ekaterina Polunina, former chief mechanic of Litvyak's original unit, maintained in her book titled Devchonki, podruzhki, letchitsy (Moscow, 2004) that Litvyak's friend Ekaterina Budanova had more kills than Litvyak did. Interestingly, the ongoing controversy as to whether Litvyak was or was not in love with Solomatin, one of her regiment's squadron commanders, has not been resolved.

It appears she realized she loved him only after he was killed while supposedly practicing aerobatics. (Other versions of his death assume he was killed by enemy fire.)

To sum up, this unusual book should be of interest to historians, flying enthusiasts and the general reader.

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Fieseler Fi-156 Storch in Italian service - AVS012

Aviolibri Special 012 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Of the many aircraft acquired by the Regia Aeronautica from the German aviation industry during the Second World war, the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch is lesser known. The Storch was an incredible aircraft pioneering STOL. Appreciated for its virtues, the Regia Aeronautica eventually imported all variants of this aircraft, being used up to and after the Italian Armistice, and used by both the ANR and the Co-belligerent Air Forces. This new installment of the prolific IBN Aviolibri series of books, covers the operational employment of this aircraft in Italy. Coverage is subdivided into the customary history and modeling sections. 59 b/n photos, 67 color photos, 4 color and 2 b/n profiles. 88+ pgs. 20 x 28. Italian/English text.

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Macchi C.200 - Part II - AVS009

Aviolibri Special 009 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the Macchi C.200 in RA service. Includes service history, color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 20 x 28. Italian/English text.

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Reggiane Re.2000 Falco, Heja, J.20 - AVS006

Aviolibri Special 006 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the Reggiane Re.2000 in RA, Hungarian and Swedish service. Includes service history, color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 20 x 28. Italian/English text.

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Macchi C.200 Saetta - Part 1 - AVS005

Aviolibri Special 005 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the Macchi C.200, early Series aircraft. Includes service history, color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 20 x 28. Italian/English text.

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AerMacchi MB 339 - AVS004

Aviolibri Special 004 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the AerMacchi MB.339, the world's premier jet training and light strike aircraft. Includes service history with the AMI and the Argentinian airforce (Fuerza Aerea Argentina)  where the aircraft was used in the Falklands/Malvinas war, striking English troop carriers and combat vessels. Color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 20 x 28. Italian/English text.

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Macchi C.202 Fologore - Part II - AVS003

Aviolibri Special 003 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the Macchi C.202. Includes service history with the Regia Aeronautica. Color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 20 x 28. Italian/English text.

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Junkers Ju.87 "Picchiatello" - AVS002

Aviolibri Special 002 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the Junkers Ju.87. Includes service history with the Regia Aeronautica. Color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 20 x 28. Italian/English text.

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Macchi C.202 Fologore Part 1 - AVS001

Aviolibri Special 001 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of Italy's foremost fighter of WWII, and one of the best all round fighters of WWII, the MC.202. Includes service history with the Regia Aeronautica. Color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 20 x 28. Italian/English text.

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Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario - AV004

Aviolibri 004 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the Reggiane Re.2005. Considered by many the most beautiful fighter of WWII. Heavily armed and extremly fast, this plane produced in sufficent numbers could have tilted the balance of airpower in the Mediterranean. Includes service history with the Regia Aeronautica. Color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 17 x 24. Italian/English text.

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FIAT G.55 Centauro - AV003

Aviolibri 003 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the FIAT G.55. Like the Re.2005, this heavily armed and fast airplane, produced in sufficent numbers could have tilted the balance of airpower in the Mediterranean. Includes service history with the Regia Aeronautica, ANR and was exported in large numbers after WWII. Color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 17 x 24. Italian/English text.

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Macchi C.205 Veltro - AV001

Aviolibri 001 - authored by well known modeler and historian Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Detailed description of the Macchi C.205V. Like the Re.2005 and Fiat G.55, this heavily armed and very fast airplane, produced in sufficent numbers could have tilted the balance of airpower in the Mediterranean. Includes service history with the Regia Aeronautica and ANR. Also exported in large numbers after WWII.  Color and b/n photos, profiles and drawings. Ideal for the modeler and historian. 64+ pgs. 17 x 24. Italian/English text.

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Aviatori e mezzi aerei della Guardia di Finanza 1913-1978 - SI001

Storici Italiani 001 - Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Hardcover. A unique reference certain to become a valuable collectible. A very interesting look at the Italian Revenue Security Corps from its inception in WWI through WWII until 1978. Many color profiles including Agusta Helicopters, equipment, uniforms, hundreds of color photos and a detailed history of the Corps including aircraft serial numbers. 200+ pgs. 21.5 x 30.5. Italian/English text.

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