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9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $49.11 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/04/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 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Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
9781526766687

Flying in Defiance of the Reich

A Lancaster Pilot's Rites of Passage Author: Russell, Peter Code: 58218 Price: AU $26.96 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/04/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2020
A highly engaging personal account by a decorated RAF pilot.
9781460756225

Australian Code Breakers

Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich Author: Phelps, James Code: 58210 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 24/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich. On 11 August 1914, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richardson boarded a German merchant vessel fleeing Melbourne's Port Phillip and audaciously seized a top-secret naval codebook. The fledgling Australian ......
9781526766656

An Anzac on the Western Front: The Personal Recollections

of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918 Author: WIlliams, H R Code: 57880 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
9781526766748

Malta Spitfire Pilot

A Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942 Author: Barnham, Denis Code: 57881 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.
9781925927238

The Forgotten

The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War Author: Davies, Will Dr. Code: 58815 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: WILKINSON PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
The Forgotten provides a doorway into a lost part of Australian history. The Chinese Labour Corps comprised some 200,000 labourers who worked under difficult and dangerous conditions during World War I. This book honours their service and brings an important story to the public eye to ensure future generations are aware of the sacrifices made by ......
9781922265821

Clash of the Gods of War

Australian Artillery and the Firepower Lessons of the Great War Author: William Westerman and Nicholas Floyd Code: 58813 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 624 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
The Great War confronted Australia’s fledgling field and garrison artillery forces with a seemingly insurmountable challenge: to rapidly raise, prepare, deploy and engage in history’s most lethal war to date
9788365958822

Single 16: PZL Karas II (PZL.23B)

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 58165 Price: AU $18.68 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 28/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
This book is a compilation of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photographic details of the 23B variant of the PZL Karas II, featuring scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals and also photographs of the details in b&w and colour.
9780764358685

Sukhoi Interceptors

The Su-9, Su-11 and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War Heroes Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 58031 Price: AU $105.13 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 28/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
Closed in 1949, the Sukhoi Design Bureau was reborn in 1953 to meet an urgent demand for a fast interceptor that would counter the threat posed by NATO bombers. It wasted no time developing a succession of missile-armed, Mach 2 interceptors characterised by delta wings; the single-engined Su-9 entered service in 1960, followed by the up-armed ......
9780764358678

Mil Mi-24 Attack Helicopter

In Soviet / Russian and Worldwide Service, 1972 to the Present Author: Normann, ,Michael Code: 58030 Price: AU $64.69 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 28/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
The Mil Mi-24 Soviet/Russian gunship and attack helicopter has been in continuous combat service since its first appearance in the early 1970s. Its impressive performance, ability to transport fully armed troops, and imposing armament soon earned the Mi-24 the nickname "Crocodile" and have made the big helicopter an opponent that is still feared ......
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: 18/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
"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. "
9781498765749

Drones

International Development and Deployment of UAVs Author: Webb, Stewart Code: 58039 Price: AU $218.38 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PRODUCTIVITY PRESS Published date: 15/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
This book illustrates the current state of warfare, the challenges we face and the role drones can and will play in this increasingly complex environment.
9788365958198

Bulgarian Fighter Colours 1919-1948 Vol. 2

Author: Bernad, Denes Code: 58174 Price: AU $78.57 Format: Hardback / 300 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 11/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
Second volume illustrating the camouflage and markings of a large variety of aircraft types sourced from abroad by the Bulgarian air force before and during WWII.
9781526763471

Torpedo Bombers, 1900-1950

An Illustrated History Author: Lepage, Jean-Denis Code: 58098 Price: AU $58.93 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
The torpedo-bomber was a very short-lived weapon system, operational for scarcely half a century from just prior WWI to the 1960s.
9781760528904

No Front Line

Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan Author: Masters, Chris Code: 55575 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 608 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
The soldiers of the SAS, the Commandos, and Special Operations Engineer Regiment are Australia's most highly trained soldiers. Their work is often secret, their bravery undeniable, and for 13 years they were at the forefront of Australia's longest war. Shunning acclaim, they are the Australian Defence Forces' brightest and best skilled. In an ......
9781527542587

An Australian Family Poignancy in WWI

Two Brothers Killed on the Western Front, France, 1916-1917 Author: Cambridge Scholars Code: 58172 Price: AU $122.43 Format: Hardback / 145 pages Publisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
Australia's participation in World War I-and subsequent casualties-was unparalleled in its short history, and, it is fair to say, will never be repeated again. Briefly, out of just over 1,000,000 men who were eligible to enlist and fight overseas, 420,000 did just that.
9789811508486

Australian War Graves Workers and World War One

Devoted Labour for the Lost, the Unknown but not Forgotten Dead Author: Cahir, Fred Code: 57912 Price: AU $84.99 Format: Hardback / 143 pages Published date: 23/01/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2020
This book relays the largely untold story of the approximately 1,100 Australian war graves workers whose job it was to locate, identify exhume and rebury the thousands of Australian soldiers who died in Europe during the First World War.
9781911658030

Cold War Interceptor

The RAF's F.155T/O.R. 329 Fighter Projects Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57829 Price: AU $54.02 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 18/12/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
"The West was stunned when the Soviet Union dropped its first atomic bomb in August 1949 and a year later the Korean War showcased Russia's incredible technological progress in the form of the MiG-15 "
9781922265494

Unbowed

A Soldier's extraordinary journey back from paralysis Author: Hedderman, Billy Code: 57042 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘I woke to the sight of a hospital ceiling. For that first blissful second, I forgot that I was paralysed.’ On 31 December 2014 Billy Hedderman suffered a catastrophic injury to his spinal cord while body-boarding on the Sunshine Coast, paralysing him almost completely from the neck down.
9788365958594

Single No. 02: PZL P.11c

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 57111 Price: AU $18.33 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 15/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A compilation for aero modellers of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the PZL P.11c, with scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals.
9788365958617

Single No. 04: NAA P-51D-10-NA Mustang

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 57113 Price: AU $18.33 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 15/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A compilation for aero modellers of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the NAA P-51D-10-NA Mustang, with scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals.
9781999812874

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder: From the Trenches to the Red Baron

The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' Lidsey Author: White, Andrew Code: 56877 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Based on Jack Lidsey's detailed First World War diary, a unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air, including combat with the Red Baron.
9788365958624

Single No. 05: Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17F/LIM-5

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 57114 Price: AU $18.33 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 25/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A compilation for aero modellers of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17F / Lim-5, with scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals.
9788365958631

Single No. 06: Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a SCHWALBE

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 57115 Price: AU $18.33 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 25/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A compilation for aero modellers of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe, with scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals.
9781925712810

Major Thomas: The Bush Lawyer who Defended Breaker Morant

and took on the British Empire Author: Growden, Greg Code: 57511 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Opinion is still sharply divided on whether Breaker Morant and his Australian co-defendants were criminals who got what they deserved, or scapegoats used by the British Empire. Major Thomas, the bush lawyer drafted in at the last minute to defend them, is invariably depicted either as a hero or an incompetent fool. Now, for the first time, Greg ......

9781922265036

The Hindenburg Line Campaign 1918

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Rankin, Adam Code: 55336 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 25/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In the last devastating months of the First World War, the British Fourth Army pursued the Germans to their final defensive position — the Hindenburg Line, a formidable series of defensive positions studded with concrete dugouts and thickly set barbed wire.
9781922265432

Scorched Earth

Peacekeeping in Timor during a campaign of death and destruction Author: Pemper, Tammy Code: 56427 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

As a UN peacekeeper, I joined the East Timorese fight for life. By then, the earth had drunk the blood of one third of their population. But worse was still to come.

9781922265463

The Man Inside...The Bloodiest Outbreak

Author: Apthorpe,Graham Code: 56428 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Through the insights of those around Naka, together with new research including the personal accounts of Australian interrogators, the author shows how this handsome loner provided the impetus for the dramatic events in the early hours of August 5, 1944 where hundreds of Japanese soldiers stormed the Camp defences for honour, or death!
9781922265401

Answering the Call

Life of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam Author: Grandin,Bob Code: 56426 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘There’s the bend in the road at Long Tan,’ I said. ‘We’re behind enemy lines. Turn back east, quickly.’ I had been scared before but now I was terrified. In 1966, Bob Grandin was a Royal Australian Airforce helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam. This book is written from the logbook he kept while working in Nui Dat and is a fascinating look at ......
9781922265364

The Empire Has An Answer

The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press1939-1945 Author: Brady, Tony James Code: 56111 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

‘If we do not win the battle of training, we shall win no other battle in the air.’ In 1943 the Royal Air Force recognised that training a vast amount of aircrew for a high attrition war was essential to an Allied victory, and that the key to winning the ‘battle of training’ was the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS).

 

9781922265050

The Battle of Long Tan

The Company Commanders Story Author: Smith, Harry Code: 56110 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

18 August 1966, five kilometres from the Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist & heavy monsoon rain, a Company of 108 men held its ground with courage against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong & North.....

9781999812867

Bomber Pilot

Bomber Command Pilot Leonard Cheshire's Classic Second World War Memoir Author: Cheshire, Leonard Code: 56712 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 04/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire's classic Second World War memoir of his first three years serving with Bomber Command.
9781522584308

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Author: Management Association, Information Resources Code: 56689 Price: AU $550.00 Format: Mixed media product / 558 pages Published date: 03/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
First used in military applications, unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming an integral aspect of modern society and are expanding into the commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural, and surveillance sectors. With the increasing use of these drones by government officials, business professionals, and civilians, more research is needed to ......
9781922265142

Fatal Mission

The Life and Death of the Crew of the Naughty Nan 467 SQN RAAF Author: Elliott, Mal Code: 56856 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 24/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Fatal Mission is the story of Australian navigator Oscar Furniss, just one of 55,000 young men who perished while flying for Bomber Command during World War II. Lovingly crafted by his nephew, Mal Elliott, this book brings to life a young man whose name was never spoken by his family and who was a stranger to his modern-day descendants.

9781922265166

Counter Attack: Villers-Bretonneux - April 1918

Author: Edgar, Peter Code: 58823 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2019
The brutal 1914 German invasion of Belgium and France had gained a large portion of both countries. Over three-and-a-half punishing years the Allies were slowly pushing the Germans back but in March 1918, Germany launched a massive spring offensive
9781911628828

Jungle Cavalry

Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945 Author: Blake, Gregory Code: 56031 Price: AU $61.01 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 16/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Australian Independent Companies and the Commandos into which they evolved were unique sub-units of the Australian Army during the Second World War. The very concept of such units was a radical one for the deeply conservative Australian Army.
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