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Holmes, Tony

Overview
Works: 174 works in 401 publications in 4 languages and 5,028 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Illustrated works  Encyclopedias  Field guides  Biography  Personal narratives  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: UG1240, 623.7464
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Holmes
Flying legends by John M Dibbs( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and German and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award winning air to air photography of John Dibbs captures immaculately restored World War II aircraft complemented by a selection of archival, frontline images. Flying legends Dibbs and Holmes subtitled: a photographic study of the great piston combat aircraft of WWII. The Second World War triggered the greatest technological leap in aviation since manned flight began. In the short space of six years, military aircraft were taken from open cockpit biplanes to fighters that were encountering compressibility problems associated with the sound barrier. Represented in this exceptional volume are images of these legendary aircraft. The award winning air to air photography of John Dibbs is complimented by a selection of breathtaking archive shots from the conflict, which truly illustrate the spirit behind these Flying Legends
Jane's historic military aircraft by Tony Holmes( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete directory of military aircraft preserved today from jet interceptors recently retired from military service to World War I bi-planes
Jane's U.S. military aircraft recognition guide by Tony Holmes( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 400 color photographs Key recognition features Includes aircraft from 1909 to the early twenty-first century Technical specifications and history Helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) The latest developments on the aircrafts in service
American eagles : US fighter pilots in RAF 1939-1945 : rare photographs from wartime archives by Tony Holmes( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Eagles provides a photographic snapshot of the lives of the American fighter pilots who volunteered their services during World War II, as well as the Spitfires and Hurricanes they flew. Keen to help Britain stem the spread of Fascism, or perhaps seeking adventure in a foreign land, a number of American citizens defied the wishes of their government by crossing the border into Canada and subsequently sailing to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. Some were prewar civilian pilots, others were rich playboys and a few were already serving in the RAF when war was declared. Men such as Don Blakeslee, Billy Fiske, 'Gus' Daymond and Jim Dunn, as well as many other notable pilots are featured in this volume, in photographs that have been carefully sourced from official and private archives across the globe. Each image has a detailed caption, chronicling the wartime exploits of the elite 'band of brothers' known as the American Eagles."--Publisher description
Dogfight : the greatest air duels of World War II( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighter pilots are the elite of the elite. It can take years of training to produce a fighter pilot and even longer to produce a plane that is worthy of their skills. Yet a dogfight can last only minutes
Jane's vintage aircraft recognition guide by Tony Holmes( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combat carriers : flying action on carriers at sea by Tony Holmes( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Spitfire : flying legend : 60th anniversary, 1936-96 by John M Dibbs( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spitfire : flying legend ; the fighter and 'the few' by John M Dibbs( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plane spotter's guide by Tony Holmes( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] uses detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition of 70 iconic aircraft, and provides specification boxes to give all the technical details"--Inside front cover
F-14 Tomcat by Tony Holmes( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly detailed text is teamed with some of the world's best aviation photography in the full-color volume on Grumman's 'Top Gun' fighter
Carriers : United States naval air power in action by Tony Holmes( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F-4 phantom II by Tony Holmes( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial tribute to a famous jet. Encompasses everything F-4 from brand new J-models trapping back aboard ship through to forlorn old hulks reposing on the fire dump in the tropical climes of Hawaii
Fighters of World War II by Tony Holmes( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Details all the major fighter types of both the Allied and Axis powers, listing performance data, dimensions, armament and operators, as well as providing a concise history of the aircraft in question"--Page 7
Star-spangled Spitfires : a photographic record of Spitfires flown by American units by Tony Holmes( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the medium of period photography, Star-Spangled Spitfires chronicles the combat operations of the USAAF units equipped with the iconic Supermarine fighter whilst employed in both the European and Mediterranean theatres of war, from the summer of 1942 right up to the end of the conflict. Only a handful of British combat aircraft wore the stars and bars of the USAAF during the Second World War, with the Beaufighter, Mosquito and Spitfire being the key types to see action with American crews in American squadrons. The Spitfire was, by some margin, the most widely used of the three, and the Yanks that flew it in combat rated the fighter very highly. Employed primarily by the six squadrons of the 31st and 52nd Fighter Groups, initially from airfields in the UK and then in North Africa and Italy, the Spitfire was used both as a fighter and fighter-bomber until it was replaced by the P-51 Mustang from the spring of 1944. The final star-spangled Spitfires in the frontline were the Eighth Air Forces high-flying and unarmed PR XI photo-reconnaissance aircraft, flown by to the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group alongside F-5 Lightnings from November 1943. Ranging as far into Germany as Berlin, the PR Blue Spitfires provided critical target imagery both pre- and post-strike for the Mighty Eighths heavy bombardment groups through to April 1945. All feature here across a series of black and white and colour images that all capture some unique aspect of the star-spangled Spitfire's illustrious service career."--Publisher's description
Warbird legends by John M Dibbs( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corsair aces of World War 2 by Mark Styling( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once again hurriedly pressed into service; this time in its originally intended role as a shipboard fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines, the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the 4FU pilots who recount their experiences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round fighter in the Pacific theatre." --Back cover
Mustang aces of the Eighth Air Force by Jerry Scutts( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details the history of the fighter pilots of the United States Air Force's 8th air squadron, and the fighter pilots of the United States Air Force's 352nd Fighter Group (also known as the 'Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney'). In addition, this book explores the design and history of the Mustang fighter planes used by the both groups
Spitfire vs Bf 109 : Battle of Britain by Tony Holmes( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prime Minister Winston Churchill's words, 'Never was so much owed by so many to so few, ' came to encapsulate how, in a few critical months, the entire fate of the British Empire, if not the outcome of the war, hung in the balance, to be determined by a handful of pilots fighting tirelessly in the skies over Britain. Tony Holmes describes the clash between the Spitfire I/II and the Bf 109E, detailing not only the key elements of both aircraft types - the airframe, engine, armament and flying characteristics, but also the pilots' training and tactics, accompanied by diagrams of actual combat formations. The growing influence of radar and the efforts of British air defences are also examined. With a wealth of first-hand accounts from the veterans who strapped themselves into these legendary machines as well as illustrations and cockpit-view artwork, this book puts the reader in the midst of a dogfight, providing a unique insight into one of the greatest duels of aviation history in the world's first major aerial battle."--BOOK JACKET
F-14 Tomcat units of Operation Enduring Freedom by Tony Holmes( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: Build-Up To War; Chapter Two: OEF Begins; Chapter Three: Ground War; Chapter Four: Operation Anaconda; Chapter Five: Tomcat Finale; Appendices; Colour Plates Commentary; Imprint
 
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Alternative Names
ホームズ, トニー

Languages
English (106)

German (4)

Czech (1)

Swedish (1)