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9781910809167

American Secret Projects Vol 2

Airlifters Author: Cox, George Code: 56793 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/07/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book charts the history of the US airlifter from its origins in World War II to today's transport giants. In doing so, it reveals and describes numerous designs which never saw the light of day, examining the thinking behind them and giving insights into why they did, or did not, succeed.
9781580072571

America's Round-Engine Airliners

Airframes and Powerplants in the Golden Age of Aviation Author: Pearce, William Code: 55105 Price: AU $73.78 Format: Hardback / 228 pages Publisher: SPECIALTY PRESS Published date: 17/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
"Readers are brought from commercial air transport's very beginnings to the zenith of what is fondly referred to as flying in the "Golden Age of Air Transport," when jetliners were still on the drawing board or in early production, and still a dream to come for passengers and crew."--Provided by publisher.
9780760357996

Air Force One

The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency Author: Veronico, Nicholas Code: 51419 Price: AU $27.00 (was AU $45.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The presidential plane wasnt always known as Air Force One. FDR traveled in the Guess Where II, a transport version of the heavy bomber four-engine Liberator. Later presidential aircraft included the Dixie Clipper and Sacred Cow (FDR), Independence (Truman), Columbine I and II (Eisenhower), followed by Air Force One.

For the last ......

9780764354199

Douglas TBD Devastator

America's First World War II Torpedo Bomber Author: Doyle, David Code: 49634 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 23/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Douglas Devastator was the US Navy's first all-metal combat aircraft, the Navy's first airplane with a fully enclosed cockpit, the first aircraft to have hydraulically folding wings, and the first US Navy torpedo bomber to see combat. Although facing staggering losses in the early stages of the war in the Pacific, the brave men flying the ......
9780764352959

US Army Twin Beeches

Author: Love, Terry Code: 48079 Price: AU $89.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 30/06/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Most people think the US Army only flies helicopters, but it has quietly flown a multitude of fixed-wing aircraft for decades. One of the Armys best aircraft providers is Beech Aircraft of Wichita, Kansas. Beginning about the time of the Korean War and up to present day, the Army has utilized twin-engined Beech aircraft for an abundance of ......
9781785210815

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

1972 to Date (All Marks) Author: Davies, Steve Code: 47650 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 24/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Dubbed 'Warthog' - or just 'Hog' - by those who fly and maintain it, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is the world's undisputed close air support attack jet. As tough as it is ugly, it has built a fearsome reputation as a tank buster and infantry killer in conflicts around the globe, and its GAU-8 Avenger 30mm cannon strikes fear into ......
9780764352393

54th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron

Author: Larson USAF, (Ret), Lt.Col George A. Code: 47241 Price: AU $67.99 Format: Hardback / 184 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
During the height of the Cold War, the United States started to develop and expand its air defense capabilities to knock down Russian Air Force nuclear-armed bombers flying over the North Pole, across Canada, and into the northern United States to attack US military targets and major cities. The Air Defense Command created air command centers, ......
9781472815231

Lockheed Blackbird

Author: Crickmore, Paul F. Code: 46179 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 472 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

In 1986 Paul Crickmores first groundbreaking book about the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was published. At that time, the Cold War was at its height and the SR-71 was an integral element in securing crucial intelligence from all parts of the globe. The highly sensitive nature of its missions couldnt be compromised, and it wasnt until the end of the ......

9781472814517

US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1964-68

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 46176 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 25/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous post-war fighter. This title examines the unique aspects of the Phantom that made it so crucial to US Navy pilots during the Vietnam War - its massive engine power, long range, speed, and, the most powerful airborne search and fire-control radar installed in a fighter at the time.
9780764347887

North American T-6 Texan

Author: Redon, Pere Code: 38523 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Published date: 26/02/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
At the beginning of the 1930s, North American Aviation designed one of the most popular aircraft of all time, the T-6 Texan. Over 24,404 planes in 260 versions and variants were produced. This World War II vintage, propeller-driven aircraft is covered in its various forms and uses, including combat and training. Detailed specifications, unit ......
9781906537487

American Secret Projects

Fighters and Bombers of World War 2 Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 46981 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: CLASSIC PUBLICATIONS Published date: 13/11/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A new title in the highly successful 'Secret Projects' series, this time looking at concepts developed by the US aircraft industry in the years immediately prior to World War 2
9781782003359

F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-9

Author: Young Code: 31888 Price: AU $22.49 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/03/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
VF-9 was activated in March 1942 as part of Carrier Air Group (CAG) 9, one of the many air groups the US Navy was hurriedly forming in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This title deals with this topic.
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Flying Tiger:The True Story of General Claire Chennault and the U.S.

14th Air Force in China Author: Samson, Jack Code: 25858 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 470 pages Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT Published date: 22/11/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

 A definitive biography of the legendary leader of the Flying Tigers and the U.S. Fourteenth Air Force in China. The Flying Tigers and the U.S. Fourteenth will be the subject of a huge upcoming film from IMAX and director John Woo. The film is scheduled to start shooting in spring 2011 with no firm release date stated yet. The ......

9780312650841

Fly Navy

The Extraordinary People & Enduring Spirit of Navy Aviation Author: Alvin Townley Code: 24595 Price: AU $26.97 (was AU $44.95) Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: ST MARTINS PRESS Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Over the past century, the Navy's aviators and supporting crews have played an integral part in wars and peacetime operations around the world. Their everyday dedication to detail and skill have paid off in the times that matter most. Each member of an aircraft carrier's 5,000-person crew plays a role in these missions, whether they're making sure ......
9780851303048

Fleet Air Arm Helicopters Since 1943

Author: Lee Howard Code: 24534 Price: AU $109.95 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: AIR-BRITAIN (HISTORIANS) Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher's notes: Fleet Air Arm helicopters have seen action in Korea, Malaya, Suez, Borneo, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Beirut, Turkey, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan.They have provided vital Search and Rescue, humanitarian relief, counter-terrorist, counter-narcotic and anti-piracy roles both at home and abroad ever since ......
9781848844087

Vought F4 Corsair Carrier and Land-based Fighter

Author: Martin Bowman Code: 25564 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback / 70 pages Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Vought F4U was the best carrier based fighter of WW2. 12,571 aircraft were built and downed 2,140 enemy aircraft for the loss of only 189 Corsairs. It was developed early in 1938 for the US Navy. The designer, Tex Beisel, worked on the principle of the largest engine in the smallest airframe. Britain received 2012 of the type. This book ......
9781580071277

Cold War Peacemaker - The Story of Cowtown & Convair's B-36

Author: Dennis Jenkins Code: 23025 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 228 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's notes: Great airplanes don't simply appear in history, they evolve through a myriad of technological, political, and economic processes. In this book you will experience one of the most unlikely developments in aviation history - the Convair B-36 very-long-range nuclear bomber. From its beginnings during the world's greatest ......
9781580071505

US Air Force Interceptors

Author: Marty Isham Code: 23661 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Beginning after WWII with the propeller-driven P-61 Black Widow and F-82 Twin Mustang, the Air Force's aerial intercept mission entered the jet age with the F-86 Sabre, F-89 Scorpion, and F-94 Starfire. Colourful and unique mission-support airplanes such as the C-124, EB-57, EC-121 Constellation, and T-33 are included as ......
9781580071536

Birds of Prey - Predators, Reapers & America's Newest UAVs in Combat

Author: Bill Yenne Code: 23676 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Although primitive unmanned TV-guided airplanes were used in combat during World War II, it is only recently that these machines have matured into the most significant new method of aerial combat since the beginning of contemporary warfare. The fact that onboard human pilots are no longer needed for these aircraft to carry ......
9781847971418

American X & Y Planes Volume 1 - Experimental Aircraft to 1945

Author: Kev Darling Code: 23665 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: The world of experimental and prototype aircraft throws up many interesting and unusual machines, and the aircraft manufacturers of the USA were no exception. Within a few years of the Wright Brothers's first flight in1903, World War One greatly accelerated the development of aircraft as the fighting machines of all sides ......
9781847971470

American X & Y Planes Volume 2 - Experimental Aircraft Since 1945

Author: Kev Darling Code: 23671 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: In 1945 the Allies returned home with much technical information from German research concerning jet engines and swept wings. Though the USAAF had already deployed an early batch of jet fighters, Lockheed P-80 Shooting Stars, to Italy in 1945, their centrifugal-flow engines had limited scope for further development compared ......
9780760333501

F-15 Eagle at War

Author: Tyson V. Rininger Code: 21601 Price: AU $17.99 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: JIM OLDROYD BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Tells the story of how the F-15 helped the US maintain its reputation for air superiority. It became America's frontline fighter at the height of the Cold War and it has a fierce combat record in Afghanistan, Irag and with allied air forces. Covers the design and manufacture of the F-15, its active service and the many models and variants. Great ......
9781580071215

X-Plane Crashes

Author: Peter W. Merlin Code: 22146 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: This splendid new book reveals how imported American aircraft, engines and aviation equipment were used in pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union and today's Russia, influencing the development of aircraft industry, civil and military aviation over all these years. US aviation first 'set foot' on Russian soil in 1908 and ......
9781580071239

Gunships - The Story of Spooky, Shadow, Stinger & Spectre

Author: Wayne Mutza Code: 22143 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Gunships: The Story of Spooky, Shadow, Stinger and Spectre tells the dramatic story of transforming military cargo transports into deadly ground-attack aircraft used by the U.S. and other countries in worldwide conflicts from the Vietnam War to the Middle East today. This comprehensive and detailed accounting of gunships ......
9781580071376

USAF Prototype Jet Fighters - Photo Scrapbook

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins Code: 22715 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Paperback / 108 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: The U.S. Air Force began developing jet fighters as World War II came to a close. The Cold War that soon developed saw a significant increase in fighter production programs as America tried to counter the perceived Soviet threat. World War II's best piston-powered fighters could barely top speeds in excess of 450 mph. But ......
9782352500759

Boeing 707 KC-135 - Legend of the Sky

Author: Dominique Breffort Code: 21602 Price: AU $140.00 Format: Hardback / 212 pages Publisher: HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Although the Boeing 707 is known worldwide as the aircraft that took civil aviation into the jet era, it is less well known that it was developed from the already successful KC-135 in-flight refuelling tanker. the two aircraft have very few parts in common, but do have common ancestry. this excellent book describes the development of both the KC ......
9780859790888

Pilot's Notes for De Havilland Tiger Moth

Author: Air Ministry Code: 23044 Price: AU $12.99 Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A series of books that provide, for the first time, the detailed information every pilot needs to know about the aircraft they are flying. Each book in the series covers all aspects of a popular aircraft type and is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams.
9781841769943

F-16 Fighting Falcon Units Of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Author: S Davies Code: 21728 Price: AU $24.74 (was AU $32.99) Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Publisher's notes: The F-l 6, called the Viper by its pilots, has been the most prolific fighter in US and Coalition operations in the Middle East for over a decade. Since the 1991 Gulf War, it has been the workhorse of the UN-sanctioned operations in the region, working in 'Wild Weasel', ground attack and air-superiority roles. Operations ......
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