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9781911658047

Spitfires Over Berlin

Desperation and Devastation During WW2's Final Months Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57830 Price: AU $49.01 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 27/12/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
"As British and American forces closed in from the west, the Russians pushed in hard from the east, and the RAF and USAAF bombed Germany every night and day, the beleaguered Luftwaffe went all-out in a last effort to defend the Fatherland during the last months of the Second World War."
9781472829252

Tempest V vs Fw 190D-9

1944-45 Author: Forsyth, Robert Code: 57193 Price: AU $28.50 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/10/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Arguably two of the finest piston-engined fighters ever built, the Tempest V and Fw 190D-9 raised the bar in terms of aircraft design and operational capability during World War II. The long-nosed `Dora 9', designed by Kurt Tank, first appeared in the skies over the Western and Eastern Fronts in the late summer of 1944. Fast, and with an ......
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).

 

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.
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.

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.
9781760632588

D-Day New Guinea

The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific War Author: Bradley, Phillip Code: 56621 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - Japanese military saying The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second World War. In many ways it was also a rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of France, with an amphibious landing combined with the first successful ......
9788365958327

Morane Saulnier Ms.406

France 1940 Author: Belcarz, Bartlomiej Code: 56585 Price: AU $30.56 Format: Paperback / 88 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 28/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Profusely illustrated photo album with over 150 previously unseen pictures of the Morane Saulnier MS.406, a speedy pre-war French fighter aircraft.
9781472821447

A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-42

Author: Millman, Nicholas Code: 55831 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 26/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen was Japan's Spitfire. In continuous development and operational service from the time of the Sino-Japanese war in 1940 to the end of the Pacific War in 1945, it is held in almost mythical awe, similar to Britain's legendary fighter aircraft. At the time of its operational debut the fighter's design features offered ......
9788366148147

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Xp-47b, B, C, D, G

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 56943 Price: AU $30.54 Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 15/03/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Before the P-47 Thunderbolt gained a "bubble top" fairing, these fighters had slightly different - some claim to be more racial - figure. In the first versions, the plane had a typical canopy built into the fuselage, which resulted in a slightly hunched line. The first copies of the P-47B underwent a series of tests at the turn of 1941 and 1942. ......
9788366148208

The Soviet Light Bomber Petlyakov Pe-2

Author: Pomoshnikov, Oleg Code: 56941 Price: AU $34.61 Format: Paperback / 20 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 14/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Petlakov Pe-2 (Peshka) is the best-known twin-engine light bomber of Soviet aviation in World War II. The plane was susceptible to structural changes, which allowed it to be used as a heavy fighter (also night), a dive bomber or a long reconnaissance plane. Vladimir Petlakov constructed the Pe-2 in prison, where he got in 1937 for allegedly ......
9788365958273

Henschel HS 129

Spotlight On Author: Wolowski, Krzysztof Code: 55850 Price: AU $38.70 Format: Hardback / 42 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 25/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Latest in the "Spotlight On" series for aircraft modellers presents detailed illustrations of the German Luftwaffe's WWII ground attack aircraft.
9781910809280

Luftwaffe Eagle New ES

Author: Schuck, Walter Code: 54344 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Luftwaffe pilot Walter Schuck flew the Me 109 in the Arctic Sea fighter squadrons becoming the Russian air forces feared enemy in the far north. Awarded the Knights Cross in April 1944 he claimed his 100th kill in June of that year, then barely 48 hours later shot down 12 aircraft in one day - a record never achieved by any other Arctic Sea ......

9781910809297

Stormbird

Author: Buchner, Hermann Code: 55862 Price: AU $24.34 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The author, a Luftwaffe NCO pilot and Knight's Cross holder gives a riveting account of his training with the pre-war Austrian air force, instructing with the Luftwaffe then the terrifying ground attack operations on the Eastern Front trying to stop the Russian juggernaut.
9781472829740

Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai

Pacific Theater 1944-45 Author: Holmes, Tony (Editor) Code: 55564 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
By the early months of 1944 in the Pacific, the US Navy's burgeoning force of carrier-based F6F-3/5 Hellcats had pretty much wiped the skies clear of Japanese fighters during a series of one-sided aerial engagements. However, starting in October they faced the superb Kawanishi N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai, a formidable fighter with improved armament, ......
9781925675900

Shadows on the Track

Australia's Medical War in Papua 1942-1943Kokoda - Milne Bay - The Beachhead Battles Author: McLeod, Jan Code: 55454 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 396 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/01/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

At Templeton’s Crossing in October 1942, Private Nick Kennedy paused to write in his diary: ‘One wonders why all this strife should be … these men in the prime of their life cut down like flowers’. As a young nursing orderly serving with the 2/4th Australian Field Ambulance, Kennedy was unenviably wellplaced to reflect on the futility of ......

9780764356155

Consolidated B-24 Vol.1

The XB-24 to B-24E Liberators in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 52140 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 15/11/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

The B-24 Liberator remains to this day the worlds most-produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft, and the most produced military aircraft in US history, with almost 19,000 examples leaving the assembly lines of five plants. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book chronicles the design, development, and ......

9788365958150

Scale Plans No. 58: Junkers 88 A 1/32

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 52146 Price: AU $18.00 Format: Paperback / 10 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 09/11/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
4 fold-out large-format (650 x 297 mm) scale plans for 1/32 scale modellers of the German WWII twin-engined bomber aircraft, version A.
9788365958167

Scale Plans No. 59: Heinkel He 111 H 1/32

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 52147 Price: AU $18.00 Format: Paperback / 10 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 19/10/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
4 fold-out large-format (650 x 297 mm) scale plans for 1/32 scale modellers of the German WWII twin-engined fast medium bomber with its distinctive "greenhouse" nose.
9788365958174

Scale Plans No. 60: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E 1/24

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 52148 Price: AU $18.00 Format: Paperback / 10 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 19/10/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
4 fold-out large-format (650 x 297 mm) scale plans for 1/24 scale modellers of the "Emil" version of Germany's most famous WWII fighter aircraft.
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PZL.23 Karas

Author: Kopanski, Tomasz J. Code: 51917 Price: AU $30.00 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 26/09/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The illustrated history of Poland's World War II Army co-operation aircraft and attack bomber in 1939, featuring scale plans, period photographs and specially commissioned colour artwork profiles.
9781925675719

Frederick Whirlpool VC

Australia's Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Leek, Alan Code: 52388 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 265 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

"A riveting historical mystery that sweeps four continents and fills a void in the Victoria Cross story." Frederick Whirlpool’s Victoria Cross is displayed near the entrance to the Hall of Valour at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. It was the first VC pinned to an Australian uniform, yet almost nothing was known about its enigmatic ......

9781760631208

Australia's First Spies

The remarkable story of Australian intelligence operations, 1901-45 Author: Fahey, John Code: 52440 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 456 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 15/08/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Australia was born with its eyes wide open. Although politicians spoke publicly of loyalty to Britain and the empire, in secret they immediately set about protecting Australias interests from the Germans, the Japanese - and from Britain itself.

As an experienced intelligence officer, John Fahey knows how the security services ......

9781925520996

The Hell Pit of Sendryu

A POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki Author: Brigginshaw, Jim Code: 51245 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Jim Bodero spent much of World War Two in several versions of hell. Taken prisoner when Singapore fell into Japanese hands early in 1942, he – along with thousands of fellow POWs – was conscripted as a slave labourer.  He was deep underground, in a coal mine near Nagasaki, when the US dropped its second atomic bomb, on 9 August 1945. The blast ......

9781925043402

Tobruk and Beyond

War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943 Author: Poland, Albert and Poland, Peter Code: 51127 Price: AU $36.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS Published date: 15/04/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

An illustrated collection of personal records from the Mediterranean theatre of the Second World War. Vice Admiral Sir Albert Poland arrived in Tobruk in March 1941, just weeks before the siege commenced. Initially tasked with commanding the supply ships that served the British Army during the North Africa campaign, he went on to command a ......

9780646391175

A Hundred Miles as the Crow Flies

A Great Escape of WW11. A Freedom Trail. Author: Churches, Ralph Code: 51743 Price: AU $17.95 Format: Paperback / 166 pages Published date: 01/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A great yarn, about a man who could charm the birds from the trees, talking people into one of the greatest escapes of POWs of WW2
9788365281975

Scale Plans No. 49: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 51409 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 10 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 25/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
10 fold-out A3-format scale plans for 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale modellers of the Japanese high speed single-seat fighter aircraft in the last three years of WWII.
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Gloster Gauntlet

Author: Crawford, Alex Code: 51402 Price: AU $27.39 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 26/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A complete history of the 1930s development and service of the RAF's last pre-war biplane fighter aircraft with an open cockpit, featuring scale plans, period photographs and specially commissioned colour artwork profiles.
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The Last Drop

Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945 Author: Wright, Stephen L. Code: 50024 Price: AU $33.22 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 10/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
First full-length history of the largest and most successful airborne offensive ever. Scores of eyewitness accounts from paratroopers, glidermen, pilots, and infantrymen plus details on planes, gliders, and equipment. Recounts the actions for which participants won two Medals of Honor, a Victoria Cross, and a Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.
9782840485025

Vought F-4u Corsair (French Text)

Author: Pautigny, Bruno Code: 52064 Price: AU $77.36 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: EDITIONS HEIMDAL Published date: 31/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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RAF WWII Fighters Instrument Panels

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 49735 Price: AU $30.56 Format: Hardback / 40 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 05/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This book - the fourth in a new series called INSIDE - features detailed colour illustrations of the instrument panels from the most famous RAF World War II fighters in very great detail. Additionally, every single instrument is shown in a separate large-scale drawing. The book illustrates and documents the instrument panels of the following ......

9781760293932

Courage in the Skies: The Untold Story of Qantas, its Brave Men and

Women and Their Extraordinary Role in WWII Author: Eames, Jim Code: 50979 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 22/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Between 1942 and 1943, Qantas lost eight aircraft during its involvement in Australias war against the Japanese. Over sixty passengers and crew died as a result. Yet Qantas exemplary contribution to Australias war effort and the courage of its people in those difficult times has been forgotten.Courage in the Skies is the remarkable story of ......

9781925520927

Australia's War with France

The Campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941 Author: James, Richard Code: 49901 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 396 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

1941: Great Britain is fighting for its very existence. France has surrendered and installed Marshal Pétain, an ageing reactionary, as head of a hostile new government at Vichy. The Allied outpost in Egypt, and the Suez Canal—its strategic jewel—are threatened on both sizes. To the west, Rommel is rampaging through North Africa. To the east, ......

9780857987785

Flagship

The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan Author: Carlton, Mike Code: 51690 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 656 pages Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA Published date: 14/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan 

In 1924 the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I, once the pride of the nation, was sunk off Sydney Heads. She had saved Australia from a German attack in the Pacific in World War I, but after the war she was a victim in the race to disarm. ......

9781925520866

Dancing with Deception

Love, Lust & Deceit in Occupied Paris Author: McCullagh, Catherine Code: 49951 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 490 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Catherine McCullagh is a highly respected editor and author. She has worked as an editor and advisor on numerous military and Australian history books and has two published works to her name, Willingly into the Fray, a narrative history of the first 100 years of Australian Army nursing, and War Child, the true story of a woman who grew up in ......

9781910809068

French Secret Projects 2

Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft Author: Carbonel, Jean-Christophe Code: 48572 Price: AU $56.02 Format: Hardback Publisher: CRECY Published date: 03/08/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
As early as 1944 France began the task of re-building its military aircraft industry and developing high performance aircraft for its armed forces. In doing so, French aircraft manufacturers produced some of the most innovative and outlandish bomber projects, proposals, designs and prototypes of the Cold War era.Many French bomber projects started ......
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