Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909Author: Ellis, KenCode: 59041Price:AU $65.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:30/06/2021Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Britain established the world's first aircraft factory in 1909 after the Short brothers met up with the American Wright brothers and struck a deal. The industry expanded rapidly to rise to the challenge of World War One with such thoroughbreds as the Camel and the SE.5. The post-conflict slump proved to be difficult but classics such as the Moths, ......
A Century in PhotographsAuthor: MirrorpixCode: 60490Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:27/05/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Royal Air Force was formed in 1918 to defend the skies over Britain during the First World War and made a major contribution to winning one of the largest and most devastating conflicts of the twentieth century. Yet, when the war ended, its existence as an independent air service came under threat from severe defence cuts and intense ......
Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands WarAuthor: Corgi BooksCode: 60817Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 512 pages Publisher: TRANSWORLD Published date:12/05/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
From one of the leading voices in aviation non-fiction, and the bestselling author of VULCAN 607, the untold story of the Falklands War and the iconic 809 Squadron. Perfect for fans of SPITFIRE. Utterly brilliant- a fantastically exciting book... This really does read like the best kind of thriller. His best book yet James ......
Design, Construction and InnovationAuthor: Wilkins, Mark C.Code: 60486Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date:23/04/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Fully illustrated account of how British aircraft manufacturers vied to create the best fighter to counter German technology during World War I. World War I witnessed unprecedented growth and innovation in aircraft design, construction, and as the war progressed - mass production. Each country generated its own innovations sometimes in ......
Leading the Legendary RAF Flying Display TeamsAuthor: Mercer, BrianCode: 60645Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:28/02/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A Fascinating insight into the precision of display flying.
B-2,B-2/N, C-3Author: Rys, MarekCode: 60167Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 20 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:31/01/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
As the first functional jet engines became available, the RLM published a requirement for a reconnaissance aircraft capable of long-range patrols over Britain, all the way up to Scapa Flow. The task to build the machine was given to Arado, who put Rudiger Kosin in charge of the design team. The initial E370 project was gradually tweaked and ......
Flying Wings, Deltas and Tailless DesignsAuthor: Rose, BillCode: 60420Price:AU $78.99Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:12/11/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book examines lesser known, frequently secret British projects for Flying wings, deltas and tailless aircraft undertaken for research or military purposes during the last century and also covers aircraft that were actually built and in some cases entered service. It also includes the superb looking Barnes Wallace supersonic swing-wing bomber.
The indispensable guide to Britains aviation heritageAuthor: Ellis, KenCode: 59736Price:AU $45.95Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:14/09/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Now remarkably in its 27th edition, ever since it was first published in the 1960s every edition of Wrecks & Relics has been eagerly sought after by aviation enthusiasts, restorers and curators alike. It is renowned as the go-to source charting the highlights, changes and trends in the preservation of the aviation heritage of the British Isles. ......
The World's Largest Holiday AirlineAuthor: Simons, Graham MCode: 60114Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/09/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Founded in 1961 as Euravia by British businessman Ted Langton and aviation consultant J.E.D. Walker, at a time of considerable turmoil for the independent sector of the British air operators industry, Britannia Airways went on to become the worlds largest holiday airline.
Just as Court Line evolved from Autair, so Britannia ......
The Official StoryAuthor: Holland, JamesCode: 59360Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date:11/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Royal Air Force: The Official Story is the most up-to-date official history of the Royal Air Force - the oldest airforce in the world. From its genesis in the horrors of the First World War when pilots were open to the elements in craft made of little more than wood and fabric, to the iconic air battles of the Second World War, through to the ......
A Directory of Airfields from 1908 to 2018Author: Peerless, GrantCode: 59424Price:AU $65.00Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:10/08/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Many books about airfields have been written but this one covers most of them in one volume. It describes 1700 airfields and provides details of the activities carried out, based units and current status of military bases, civil airfields and farm strips. Over one hundred photographs are included, most of which have not been published previously.
Av-8s/Tav-8s & Av-8b/B+/Tav-8bAuthor: Salvador Mafe HuertasCode: 59753Price:AU $47.95Format: Paperback / 138 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The birth of the Ninth Squadron (Novena Escuadrilla) of the Spanish Navy Fleet Air Arm (Flotilla de Aeronaves in short FLOAN) took place in 1987 with the receipt of the first three AV-8B aircraft from McDonnell Douglas factory in St. Louis on October 6 of that year. Deliveries continued for a total of 12 AV-8B Harrier IIs (numbered 01- 901 to ......
Mk. I, I Trop, II, II Meteo, Sea Gladiator, J-8Author: Rys, MarekCode: 59752Price:AU $41.50Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Gloster Gladiator is a British fighter constructed at the Gloster Aircraft Company. The prototype was created in 1934. It was powered by a 645 HP Bristol Mercury VIS engine.
Gloster Gladiator Mk I had a 8382 mm long fuselage, which consisted of four numbered sections. The first of these included the engine bed. The second front ......
Mk. I, II, III, Iv, FloatplaneAuthor: Anirudh, RaoCode: 59751Price:AU $41.50Format: Paperback / 20 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Fairey Swordfish was a British biplane torpedo-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft designed to operate from aircraft carriers or as a reconnaissance seaplane operating from catapult launchers. The prototype was built in 1933 at the Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd.
The aircraft had its first flight in 1933, too. It had an open cabin for a ......
Britain and the Aeroplane, 1796-1914Author: Reese, PeterCode: 59966Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:21/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Why did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by the French and the Germans. Peter Reese, in this highly readable and highly illustrated account, ......
All 596Author: Bridgewater, StephenCode: 59038Price:AU $16.58Format: Paperback / 132 pages Publisher: WARNERS GROUP PUBLICATIONS Published date:28/02/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Since forming the RAF has operated over 350 different types of aeroplane, helicopter and seaplane. Aircraft of the RAF tells the story of all of those machines & the servicemen & women who have flown them, built them, maintained them or supported their operation in both peacetime and war. Lavishly filled with both modern colour & period B&W ......
British Aviation Successes and Setbacks - 1945-1975Author: Reese, PeterCode: 58169Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:20/01/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Exploring the successes and setbacks for the British aviation industry from 1945-1975
Through AdversityAuthor: Kite, BenCode: 58118Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 500 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:15/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Through Adversity is a comprehensive history of the Britain's war in the air. It focuses on the operational experiences of aircrew from across the Commonwealth.
A HistoryAuthor: Bowman, Martin W.Code: 49526Price:AU $85.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/09/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is probably one of the most photographed jet aircraft of all time. Over 200 colour and historic black and white images are included here.
A Very British Love StoryAuthor: Nichol, JohnCode: 56730Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 464 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date:30/06/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Spitfire: A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story.
The World's First Air ForceAuthor: Overy, RichardCode: 56560Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date:01/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The dizzying pace of technological change in the early 20th century meant that it took only a little over ten years from the first flight by the Wright Brothers to the clash of fighter planes in the Great War. A period of terrible, rapid experiment followed to gain a brief technological edge. By the end of the war the British had lost an ......
Author: Buttler, TonyCode: 55559Price:AU $69.95Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:16/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The British Secret Projects series covers the design and development of UK military aircraft since the mid-1930s with strong emphasis on designs that were never built, particularly those types generated by the various design competitions held. The original Volume Three (Fighters and Bombers 1935 to 1950) has now been split into separate volumes ......
Equipment, Men, Machines and Tactics of RAF Bomber Command 1939-1945Author: Falconer, JonathanCode: 51711Price:AU $44.95Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:23/10/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Night after night for six years of war, RAF Bomber Commands squadrons pounded away at the cities of Nazi Germany in a determined effort to bring the Third Reich to its knees. Pitted against Bomber Harriss aircrews and aircraft were some of the most effective and deadly defenses the world had seen up until then.
The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018Author: Lepine, MikeCode: 51696Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date:16/09/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates 100 years of the Royal Air Force with access to rare RAF archives, Mike Lepine uses photographs and documents to bring the story of the people, planes and missions to life as never before.
One Hundred Defining Moments from the Royal Air Force 1918-2018Author: Addington, ScottCode: 51704Price:AU $37.99Format: Hardback / 220 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date:11/09/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
2018 marks the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. Founded in the final months of the Great War, this book provides the greatest facts and figures relating to the RAF. Who were the original Aces? What was the longest mission undertaken? How much did the heaviest bomb weigh? Who flew the most sorties? What was the fastest speed ever ......
Author: Wilson, KeithCode: 49500Price:AU $105.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:02/03/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The 1970s were an event-filled and action packed decade for the Royal Air Force. Many events are worthy of note and all are recorded here, in words and images. Keith Wilson takes up from where he left off with RAF In Camera 1960s in order to take us on a journey through a particularly significant decade. The start of the 1970s saw the ......
Pilots, Planes and Politics in British Aviation 1919-1940Author: Reese, PeterCode: 50168Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/02/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Following the Armistice of 1918 the British Air Industry, including the newly founded RAF, held a low place in national priorities. The RAF was rapidly run down with the infant airlines being given the least possible help. Such neglect continued during the 1920s. The RAFs role was questioned and civilian air travel remained the province of the ......
Defunct British Airlines Since 1945Author: Phillips, A.Code: 50799Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:15/11/2017Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The book covers seventy defunct British airlines that have disappeared from our skies since 1946. They ceased trading for various reasons, from financial difficulties to industrial takeovers. It looks at both international and domestic airlines, and has a whole host of famous names, who are gone, but not forgotten.
Author: McLelland, TimCode: 50801Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:15/11/2017Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Britain's Cold War Fighters explores the creation and development of the jet fighter, tracing the emergence of the first jet designs (the Meteor and Vampire) through to the first-generation jets which entered service with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Each aircraft type is examined, looking at how the design was created and how this translated into ......
The World's First Jump JetAuthor: Chambers, Mark A.Code: 49557Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 156 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Mark A. Chambers charts the history and output of Hawker Aircraft Ltd from Sopwith onwards, through the Harrier's development, production, flight testing and operational and combat history, and also considers its future replacement, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Britain's Lost Cold War Strike JetAuthor: Brookes, AndrewCode: 49523Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:19/10/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The TSR2 is one of the greatest 'what-if' aircraft of the Cold War, whose cancellation still generates anger and controversy among aviation fans. It was a magnificent, cutting-edge aircraft, one of the most striking of the Cold War, but fell victim to cost overruns, overambitious requirements, and politics. Its scrapping marked the point when ......
A Century in PhotographsAuthor: MirrorpixCode: 49562Price:AU $32.99Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:02/10/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Celebrating a century of the world's oldest independent air force, The RAF at 100 showcases vivid and evocative images from the Mirrorpix archive that trace the story of the RAF from its earliest days through wartime and peacetime and into the modern age.