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9781781557518

Boulton Paul Aircraft Since 1915

Author: Brew, Alec Code: 59004 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Boulton Paul has been one of the great innovators of British aviation. They built more Camels than Sopwiths, the first all-steel airframe, the largest aircraft ever built in Britain, the first with a power-operated gun turret, the famous Defiant, the first single-engine turboprop, and are now world leaders in power control units and fly-by-wire.
9781760854294

Australia's Greatest Escapes

Gripping tales of wartime bravery Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59355 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Australias Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a ......

9781760855178

The Diggers of Colditz

The classic Australian POW story Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59356 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Colditz Castle was Nazi Germanys infamous escape-proof wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their campaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold . . . by any ......

9781529378078

Battle of Britain

The pilots and planes that made history Author: Pearson, Simon Code: 58985 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date: 29/04/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An original, 360-degree re-telling of the Battle of Britain through 18 of the iconic (and some less well-known) aircraft and the pilots who flew them - British, Polish, New Zealander, German, Danish.
9781526705686

The Men Who Flew the Halifax

Author: W, Bowman, Martin Code: 56668 Price: AU $65.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 26/02/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Covers the period 1942-_1_945, looking in particular at the Halifax's encounters with the Luftwaffe and the individual experiences of the men involved in such engagements.
9781445684659

Bomber Boy

My Life as a Bomber Pilot Author: French, Dereck Code: 58092 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/01/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A vivid and insightful account of the early World War Two air war from a bomber pilot's perspective.
9781911658047

Spitfires Over Berlin

Desperation and Devastation During WW2's Final Months Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57830 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 27/12/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
"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."
9781781557310

Messerschmitt 210 410 Story

Author: Forsgren, Jan Code: 57048 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/12/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Conceived as the replacement of the Bf 110, the Me 210 was one of the Luftwaffe's biggest failures. Extensively redesigned as the Me 410, the aircraft saw some success in the heavy fighter, intruder and reconnaissance roles. The closest RAF equivalent of the Me 410 was the DH 98 Mosquito.
9781781557167

Soviet Bombers of the Second World War

Author: Moore, Jason Nicholas Code: 57044 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 26/11/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Soviet bombers were a varied lot during the Second World War, ranging from single-engined biplanes such as the 1920's era Polikarpov U-2 to the excellent and modern twin-engined Tu-2 medium bomber.
9780764358456

Avro Lancaster

RAF Bomber Command's Heavy Bomber in World War II Author: MacKay, Ron Code: 57851 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 22/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Avro Lancaster was the Royal Air Force's main four-engine bomber in World War II. Its superb design, overall performance, and load-carrying capacity proved key factors in successfully prosecuting the nocturnal bombing offensive against Hitler's industrial and military base. With its ability to carry up to 16,000 pounds in explosives and ......
9780764358609

Messerschmitt Bf109E

Germany's Premier Early World War II Fighter Author: Johnston, David Code: 57856 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Bf 109 E "Emil" entered service in 1938. The aircraft's DB 601 engine transformed its performance, making the Messerschmitt fighter one of the most capable anywhere in the world at the time. After seeing action late in the Spanish Civil War, the Emil was Germany's premier fighter aircraft during the early years of World War II, seeing action ......
9780764358623

USS Hornet (CV-8)

From the Doolittle Raid and Midway to Santa Cruz Author: Doyle, David Code: 57858 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
USS Hornet (CV-8), made famous through its launching of the 16 US Army B-25 Mitchell bombers flown by Jimmy Doolittle's raiders in the first US strike on Japan in May 1942, was the third and last Yorktown-class aircraft carrier completed. Serving the US Navy for just over one year, the warship had a brief yet heroic life. This volume explores ......
9781526753892

Early Jet Bombers 1944-1954

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Author: Marriott, Leo Code: 57791 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 23/10/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Photographic history of the German, American, British, Soviet and French jet bombers of the 1940s and early 1950s.
9781526737199

The Zeppelin Offensive

A German Perspective in Pictures and Postcards Author: Marks, David Code: 57772 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 168 pages Published date: 07/10/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An unusual perspective on the first Blitz, being seen from the German point of view.
9781760633066

RAAF Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying

Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine Author: Cleworth, Robert Code: 59391 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 03/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the news came as a fulfilling prophecy. The last time they saw each other, Reg confided in Robert, ......
9781760528546

Larrikins in Khaki

Tales of Irreverence and Courage from World War II Diggers Author: Bowden, Tim Code: 57513 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

With a reputation for being hard to discipline, generosity to their comrades, frankness and sticking it up any sign of pomposity, Australian soldiers were a wild and irreverent lot, even in the worst of circumstances during World War II. In Larrikins in Khaki, Tim Bowden has collected compelling and vivid stories of individual soldiers whose ......

9780733640551

Turning Point: The Battle for Milne Bay 1942

Japan's first land defeat in World War II Author: Veitch, Michael Code: 57512 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Told for the first time, this is the epic story of the Milne Bay campaign of 1942 - which saw Japanese land forces suffer their first defeat of the war - and has properly been called the RAAF's forgotten finest hour.
9781472829603

Spitfire VC vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen

Darwin 1943 Author: Ingman, Peter Code: 56099 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 30/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian soil, the Australian government made a special appeal to Britain for Spitfires. A year later the Spitfire VC-equipped No 1 Fighter Wing, RAAF, faced the battle-hardened 202nd Kokutai of the IJNAF, equipped with A6M2 ......
9780764356728

Messerschmitt Bf 110

The Luftwaffe's FighterDestroyer in World War II Author: MacKay, Ron, Jr. Code: 56789 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 29/06/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The concept of a twin-engine fighter that could accompany bomber formations and effectively drive off defending fighters was the rationale behind the creation of the Messerschmitt Bf 110. Initial operations during 1939a40 seemed to justify its existence, but the generally weak level of aerial opposition bred a false sense of security among the ......
9780750989916

Zeppelin Hindenburg

An Illustrated History of LZ-129 Author: Grossman, Dan Code: 56691 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 07/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A wealth of research has gone into collating the definitive photographic record of Zeppelin Hindenburg
9781460755648

The Mighty Krait: The little boat that pulled of Australia's

most daring commando raid of WW2 Author: McPhedran, Ian Code: 56690 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 06/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler ......
9781911628828

Jungle Cavalry

Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945 Author: Blake, Gregory Code: 56031 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 16/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 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.
9781742236049

World War Noir

Sydney's unpatriotic war Author: Duffy, Michael Code: 56622 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact, World War Noir confirms that war and crime - in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities - go hand in hand.
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 $24.74 (was 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 ......
9788366148147

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

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 56943 Price: AU $33.75 (was AU $45.00) 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. ......
9780764356643

B26 Marauder

Martinas Medium Bomber in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 56024 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Even today the Martin B-26 Marauder continues to look sleek and streamlined. Although receiving less wartime publicity than America's other medium of WWII, the B-25, in the European theater the B-26 delivered twice the tonnage of bombs and had a lower loss rate. This volume explores the history of this oft-overlooked but widely used aircraft. The ......
9780733641985

Warrior Elite : Australia's special forces

Z Force to the SAS intelligence operations to cyber warfare Author: Macklin, Robert Code: 57468 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 26/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A compelling account of Australia's intelligence organisations and special forces - from the early days of the commandos during World War II through to the SAS of today and the cyber wars of the future. From the co-author of SAS SNIPER.
9781445686592

Battle of Britain Voices

37 Fighter Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary Stories Author: Reeve, Jonathan Code: 56529 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/01/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
The most comprehensive collection of fighter pilot accounts ever published, together with 150 photographs, many in colour.
9781472820365

B-25 Mitchell Units of the CBI

Author: Young, Edward M. Code: 55510 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/12/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Flying from and between bases in China and India, the B-25s bombed every type of Japanese target during World War 2 in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre, ultimately dropping more ordinance than their larger four-engined B-24 Liberator brethren. Mitchell bombers took on the task of disrupting the flow of Japanese supplies to the frontlines at ......
9781473899964

A Battle of Britain Spitfire Squadron

The Men and Machines of 152 Squadron in the Summer of 1940 Author: Burt, Danny Code: 49502 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 05/12/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
More than 100 hundred pictures, many never published before, have been drawn together by the author in this exceptionally detailed squadron account.
9780764356155

Consolidated B-24 Vol.1

The XB-24 to B-24E Liberators in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 52140 Price: AU $44.99 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 ......

9780764355899

Hawker Hurricane

The RAF's Battle of Britain Stalwart Author: MacKay, Ron, Jr. Code: 52125 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 20/10/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Hawker Hurricane has rightly earned its place in military aviation annals. Although only preceding the Spitfire by four months in its prototypic launch, the Hawker machine was available in measurably greater numbers by the Battle of Britain, a very critical stage of WWII for Britain and its Empire. Its rugged qualities saw use in the ......
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 ......

9781781556641

Focke Wulf Jet Fighters

Author: Miranda, Justo Code: 51943 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 20/06/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The biggest success of the Focke Wulf company during the Second World War was the choice of a radial engine for the Fw 190 fighter, in this way avoiding to compete against Messerschmitt for the in line engines. The decision of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe to assign the few turbojets available to the Messerschmitt and Arado firms and the ......

9781925043402

Tobruk and Beyond

War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943 Author: Poland, Albert and Poland, Peter Code: 51127 Price: AU $18.47 (was 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 ......

9781472831538

Hurricane

Author: Osprey Code: 51352 Price: AU $14.99 Format: Hardback / 136 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date: 11/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This remarkable aircraft, designed and built to combat the emerging fighter strength of the Axis nations in the lead-up to World War II, made its name in the air battles over Britain and France in the first years of the war. Beloved by its pilots for its stable firing platform and reputation as a rugged survivor, the Hawker Hurricane quickly ......
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