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Spanish Republican Aces


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The Republican Fighter Force in 1936-37 /The Escuadra de Caza n 11 /Fighter Pilots in the North /Chato Pilots /Mosca Pilots /Nightfighter Pilots /Appendices (-Technical specification and performance tables for all fighter types serving in Spain -List of Top Scoring pilots in the Spanish Republican Aviation -Colour Plates Commentary -Selected bibliography for those wishing to delve deeper into the history of air operations in the Spanish Civil War).

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This will be the first book published in English to focus exclusively on the exploits of the fighter aces of the Aviacion Militar in their fight against the elite pilots of the better armed Nationalist force.

About the Author

Rafael A Permuy Lopez, a Reserve Artillery Major, is a member of the Spanish Instituto de Historia y Cultura Aeronautica and a journalist with a long career in newspapers and military history magazines. A researcher of both Spanish Republican and Nationalist aviation for nearly 40 years, some of his books include Ases de la Aviacion republicana (2008), As de Picas (2009) and Air War over Spain (2010). Julio Lopez Caeiro is an acknowledged professional illustrator. He has worked for different Spanish, British and US publishers, creating a wide array of artwork from the Spanish Civil War to the present, including aircraft, warships, tanks and AFVs.


"The Republican side of this aerial confl ict is well researched and told by Rafael A. Permuy Lopez, the deputy director of the magazine Ares Enalyus [Military History]. As with other titles in Osprey's 'Aircraft of the Aces' series, Spanish Republican Aces is nicely illustrated and made more complete by Julio Lopez Caeiro's 24 color profiles. It is recommended." --P.K., Over the Front (Winter 2012)"Spanish Republican Aces perfectly complements OSPREY's Aces of the Legion Condor (Aces 99) and Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War (Aces 94) ... Robustly recommended." --David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com"...a fascinating look into a subject for which there has been little written. A book that I know you will find as interesting a read as did I." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

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