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9781781557884

Lightning Strikes

The Lockheed P-38 Author: Blake, Steve Code: 59333 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/11/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2020

Lightning Strikes-The Lockheed P-38 is a comprehensive history of one of the most successful and versatile aircraft of the Second World War. The book covers its design, production and technical details as well as its service in every USAAF combat theatre, with foreign air forces and as postwar civilian aircraft-supplemented by detailed appendices.

9781910809471

Douglas DC-3 and C-47

in Latin American Military Service Author: Hagedorn, Dan Code: 59332 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 20/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020

The authors describe this book as a labour of love and who can blame them for there are few aviation enthusiasts who do not share their great affection and respect for one of the finest and long-lived aircraft ever to take to the skies, the DC-/C-47.his book examines in detail one aspect of the aircrafts history which is not that well known, ......

9781911658061

RAF Second World War Fighters in Profile

Author: Sandham-Bailey, Chris Code: 57904 Price: AU $49.01 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 17/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
"RAF Second World War Fighters in Profile features more than 200 highly detailed profiles of 15 different aircraft types flown by the Royal Air Force between 1939 and 1945."
9781472836441

US Navy Ships vs Japanese Attack Aircraft

1941-42 Author: Stille, Mark Code: 59326 Price: AU $27.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020

The striking power of the Imperial Japanese Navys carrier- based attack aircraft was established at Pearl Harbor, and the IJNs carrier- based torpedo and dive- bombers showed their prowess again at the Battle of Coral Sea when they sank the US Navy carrier USS Lexington and damaged the carrier USS Yorktown. Even at the disastrous Battle of ......

9781612008929

Sharks of the Air

Willy Messerschmitt and the Development of History's First OperationalOperational Jet Fighter Author: Harvey, James, Neal Code: 59331 Price: AU $47.99 Format: Paperback / 408 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 15/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020

This book tells the story of Willy Messerschmitts life, and shows how this aeronautical genius built many revolutionary airplanes - not excluding the Luftwaffes mainstay, the Me-109 - and culminating in the Me-262. In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the worlds first operational jet warplane. This ......

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Spitfires 2021 Square Wall Calendar

Author: Carousel Calendars Code: 59111 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Calendar Publisher: CAROUSEL Published date: 15/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020

Synonymous with the Battle of Britain and as iconic as Churchills cigar, the Spitfire holds a special place in the nations hearts as perhaps Britain’s most famous military aircraft. Instrumental during World War II, now only a handful of these frontline fighters remain airworthy. Featuring magnificent images of this supreme British fighter, the ......

9781612008486

Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1939-42

Author: Page, Neil Code: 58239 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 10/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
This first volume of German Fighter Aces trace the story of the Luftwaffe's day fighter arm (der Tagjagd) from its inception to 1942.
9781472840912

P-47D Thunderbolt vs Ki-43-II Oscar

New Guinea 1943-44 Author: Claringsbould, Michael Code: 59327 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 01/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020

Although New Guineas Thunderbolt pilots faced several different types of enemy aircraft in capricious tropical conditions, by far their most common adversary was the Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa, codenamed Oscar by the Allies. These two opposing fighters were the products of two radically different design philosophies. The Thunderbolt was heavy, ......

9781472840752

Vickers Wellington Units of Bomber Command

Author: Napier, Michael Code: 59328 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 23/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020

The Vickers Wellington was one of very few aircraft types to have been in production and frontline service throughout World War II, and more than 10,000 Wellingtons were built in the period. They took part in the first RAF bombing mission of the conflict when, on 4 September 1939, 14 examples from Nos 9 and 149 Sqns undertook a daring daylight ......

9781838950699

Spitfire

The Biography Author: Glancey, Jonathon Code: 59323 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ATLANTIS BOOKS Published date: 15/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020

It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolise Britains defiance ......

9781612008790

Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

Author: Page, Neil Code: 59212 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 05/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
A fully illustrated account of the Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe from 1942 to 1945.
9781911658054

Eagles of the Luftwaffe

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G 2019 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57863 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 05/09/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
"When it appeared in the skies over Europe in 1941, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A was the best fighter in the world. It was more than a match for the best Spitfires the RAF could field and began shooting them down in ever-increasing numbers. Only the introduction of the Spitfire IX with its two-stage supercharged Merlin overturned its supremacy. "
9780764359699

SB2C Helldiver

Curtiss's Carrier-Based Dive Bomber in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 59157 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 02/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
While initally labeled as a troublesome aircraft, the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver went on to be noted for striking more Japanese targets than any other US Navy dive bomber. Despite this, the Helldiver was to be the last of a long line of US Navy dive bombers. The development, production, and combat use of the many variations of the Helldiver are ......
9781526762207

Fighting in the Sky

The Story in Art Author: Fairley, John Code: 59349 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020

Barely a decade passed from the Wright Brothers first powered flight to aircraft becoming lethal instruments of war. The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service took off in the very early days of The Great War and captured the publics imagination and admiration. Sydney and Richard Carline happened to be both pilots and artists as was ......

9780008359270

Merlin

The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 58842 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
The most iconic planes of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving that resulted in a war-winning design.
9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
9781911621966

Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air

Force Ace of Aces Author: Even-Epstein, BG Giora Code: 59250 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 25/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage.
9781472840677

F-102 Delta Dagger Units

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 58965 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/08/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
World War II saw the development of the heavy bomber as a decisive weapon which, in sufficient numbers, could overcome defensive fighters and guns and lay waste to strategic targets. The addition of nuclear weapons to the bomber's armament made it even more formidable, and by the late 1940s, US planners saw the growth of a Soviet nuclear-armed ......
9780754834748

Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of

An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the super Author: Crosby, Francis Code: 57136 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date: 18/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Explores the development and history and an A-Z of over 170 aircraft, with 600 photographs, in a new fully updated edition.
9781472839664

P-51B Mustang

North American's Bastard Stepchild That Saved the Eighth Air Force Author: Marshall, James William "Bill" Code: 58902 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
During World War II, the United States Army Air Corps was led by a cadre of officers who believed implicitly that military aviation, particularly fast heavy bombers at high altitude, would be able to destroy strategic enemy targets during daylight with minimal losses. However, by 1942 the Flying Fortress was proving vulnerable to Luftwaffe ......
9780754834991

Bombers, The World Encyclopedia of

An illustrated history from the early planes of World War 1 to thesophisticated jet bombers of the modern age Author: Crosby, Francis Code: 59152 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
An illustrated history and A-Z of bombers with 750 photographs, in a newly updated edition.
9780750991995

Secret Spitfires

Britain's Hidden Civilian Army Author: Howman Code: 59148 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
They built thousands of Spitfires, hidden in garages, bus depots, shed and barns... but nobody ever knew
9781910809419

Mikoyan Mig-31

Famous Russian Aircraft Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 59246 Price: AU $115.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 12/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
As early as 1965, when the MiG-25 interceptor was in the midst of its test programme, the Mikoyan Design Bureau started work on an even more capable two-seat interceptor meant to provide adequate protection for the huge expanses of Siberia and the Soviet Far East.
9781911658085

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - Vol 1

Jet Fighters 1939 -1945 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57864 Price: AU $81.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 10/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
"Germany's air ministry was quick to grasp the potential of the jet engine as early as 1938 and by 1939 several German aircraft manufacturers were already working on fighter designs that would utilise this new form of propulsion. Rocket engines too were seen as the way of the future and companies were commissioned to design fighters around them."
9780764359378

B-29 Superfortress, Vol. 1

Boeing's XB-29 through B-29B in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 58851 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 08/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was not only the largest and most advanced US aircraft to see combat in World War II, it was also the most expensive weapons system of the war, even exceeding the cost of developing the atomic bomb - the weapon that ultimately would be delivered to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by a pair of B-29s in August 1945. Through a ......
9781405943826

Topgun

The Real Story Author: Pedersen, Dan Code: 59169 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 02/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. On a shoestring budget and with little support, Pedersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets ......
9781913118754

In the Claws of the Tomcat

Us Navy F-14 Tomcat in Combat, 1987-2000 Author: Cooper, Tom Code: 58203 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 72 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
From the 1970s until the 2000s, the spear tip of the USN air wings was the F-14 Tomcat. Illustrated by over 100 photographs and colour profiles, `Tomcats of the Storm' is an exclusive source about some of least-well known air combats fought by US Navy's fighter crews in recent history.
9788365958570

Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941. Volume 1

Author: Petrovic, Ognjan Code: 58848 Price: AU $72.64 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The first of two volumes illustrating the camouflage and markings of the day fighters used by the Yugoslav Air Force from 1918 to 1941 on aircraft of British, German, Czech and French origin.
9788365958877

Tupolev Tu-2, Sukhoi UTB-2, Shcherbakov Shche-2

Author: Musialkowski, Lechoslaw Code: 58862 Price: AU $31.13 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The latest book in the Polish Wings series shows famous Russian bombers and training aircraft in service with the Polish Air Force during and after WW2.
9781526752185

RAF in Camera

100 Years on Display Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 59184 Price: AU $110.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Provides a spectacular photographic portrait of the Royal Air Force's public persona during the first 100 years of its existence.
9780764359392

TBF/TBM Avenger

Grumman's First Torpedo Bomber in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 58853 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The Grumman-designed TBF Avenger was unquestionably the most successful torpedo bomber in the US fleet during WWII. Developed just prior to the US entry in WWII, the type made its combat debut at the Battle of Midway. Demand for the large carrier-borne aircraft, which could drop conventional bombs and depth charges in addition to torpedoes, soon ......
9788366148628

Ikarus Ik-2

Author: Ognjevic, Aleksandar M Code: 59260 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Hardback / 196 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Despite the favored acquisitions abroad by the VVKJ conservatives, in the early 1932 an idea to develop a modern combat airplane was initiated by two young Serbian engineers, Ljubomir D. Ilic and Kosta I. Sivcev, who were at the time employed at the Air Force Command Technical Department. They worked in secret after hours at Ilic's apartment and ......
9788366148567

Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Author: Skalbania, Robert Code: 59259 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
New book series for all warfare and scale modelling fans, describing the most famous aircrafts and vehicles. In each issue you will find a work in progress article, paint schemes and Cartograf's decals! F-14 Tomcat American, supersonic deck fighter, with variable-sweep wing, developed by the Grumman Corporation. Initially it was used mainly for ......
9788366148765

The British Fighter Aircraft S.E. 5a

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 59261 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Paperback / 20 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
In 1916, the command of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) urgently needed a fighter that could successfully oppose the new German fighter planes: Albatros D.III and Fokker D.VII. The Royal Aircraft Factory in Farnborough was ordered to design and build a fighter that would match the armament, performance and engine power of its adversaries. An ......
9788365958860

SAAB 35 Draken

Author: Forslund, Mikael Code: 58850 Price: AU $51.89 Format: Paperback / 220 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The most comprehensive illustrated study of the post-war Swedish jet fighter aircraft which was a design ahead of its time and with revolutionary double-delta wings.
9788365958204

Colours and Markings of Hellenic Spitfires 1943-1954

Author: Korellis, John Code: 55291 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 30/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Illustrated history of all the Spitfire types that served with the expatriate Greek pilots of the Hellenic Air Force during and after World War II.
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