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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, ......
9781476664019

Kiffin Yates Rockwell and the Birth of the United States Air Force

Author: Murphy, T. B. Code: 46181 Price: AU $53.90 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 30/10/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
"With the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, Kiffin Yates Rockwell of Asheville, North Carolina, volunteered to fight for France. Initially serving with the French Foreign Legion, he soon became a founding member of the Lafayette Escadrille. This book covers Rockwell's early life and military service with the Lafayette Escadrille"--
9780980109214

America's Local Service Airlines

Author: Stringer, David H Code: 39939 Price: AU $60.45 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: APT COLLECTIBLES Published date: 03/06/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Following WWII, with the encouragement of the U.S. government, airline service was expanded across the nation to include smaller towns and cities. This book tells the history of the 13 Local Service Airlines that were established to provide these services on a regional basis.
9781522600244

Freedom Flyers (CD Audio MP3)

The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II Author: Moye, J Todd Code: 40184 Price: AU $15.70 Format: CD-Audio / 540 mins Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS Published date: 10/05/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
In this inspiring account of the Tuskegee Airmen the country's first African American military pilots historian J. Todd Moye captures the challenges and triumphs of these brave aviators in their own words, drawing on more than 800 interviews recorded for the National Park Service's Tuskegee Airmen Oral History Project. Denied the right to fully ......
9781499704716

Boneyard Almanac

Aircraft Histories Author: Del Laughery Code: 37507 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 218 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date: 23/06/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Following his successful photo expose', "Boneyard Almanac - The History and Current State of America's Largest Aircraft Collection," author Del Laughery now focuses his attention on telling the story of the aircraft stored at AMARG, the military's boneyard. In the case of each aircraft pictured, Del provides background on its early development - a ......
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Eastbourne 2014 Airshow DVD

Author: PlanesTV Code: 36059 Price: AU $39.99 Format: DVD / 82 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 01/01/2015 Availability: Sold Out
All the highlights for the 2014 Eastbourne 2014 Airshow are here! An incredible 4 day line up of flying. Includes the Battle of Britain memorial flights which was reunited with the Canadian Lancaster bomber, appearing for the first time in over 50 years.
9781938467912

American Sky

Author: Fred Tribuzzo Code: 32291 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: KOEHLER BOOKS Published date: 15/04/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability
American Sky is the story of a young man going to work for a father and son, learning the skills for starting a Lycoming or Continental engine on a hot summer day, as well as the daily humor, courage, and vision to pursue dreams. In American Sky, events and people shift in time and experiences blossom unexpectedly. Yet the influence of a mentor ......
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.
9781494868925

American Airlines: Inside the Main Cabin

Author: Fabien Savelli Code: 32573 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date: 01/01/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability
With his very particular sarcastic style, Fabien Savelli lays out in the open the past 2 years of his road warrior's life, and his experiences flying on American Airlines: Chronically delayed flights Absolute lack of information from the ground staffs Refusal to take responsibility on schedule and operations Clear denial of any sort of liability ......
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Flying Legends Airshow 2013 DVD

Author: PlanesTV Code: 31781 Price: AU $44.95 Format: DVD / 240 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 15/10/2013 Availability: Sold Out

The Fighter Collections 2013 Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford lived up to its reputation as one of the best warbird airshows in the world. This DVD features all the action from the show and was filmed using broadcast quality High Definition & 4k cameras. There were cameras on the flightline filming close up views of start-ups and taxying, ......

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Flying Legends Airshow 2013 Blu-ray

Author: PlanesTV Code: 31851 Price: AU $49.95 Format: DVD / 240 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 15/10/2013 Availability: Sold Out

The Fighter Collections 2013 Flying Legends Airshow at Duxford lived up to its reputation as one of the best warbird airshows in the world.

This DVD features all the action from the show and was filmed using broadcast quality High Definition & 4k cameras. There were cameras on the flightline filming close up views of start-ups and ......

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Airbourne 2013 Official DVD

Eastbourne's International Airshow Author: PlanesTV Code: 31778 Price: AU $29.95 Format: DVD / 82 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 14/10/2013 Availability: Sold Out

PlanesTV is once again producing the official Airbourne DVD and Blu-ray - Eastbournes International Airshow. All the highlights from the flying display will be included complete with on board minicam views during Disney’s Planes with the Matadors, Dassault Flamants and the Blades.

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Airbourne 2013 Official Blu ray

Eastbourne's Interntl Airshow Author: PlanesTV Code: 31850 Price: AU $39.95 Format: DVD / 82 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 14/10/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

All the highlights from the flying display will be included complete with on board minicam views during Disney’s Planes with the Matadors, Dassault Flamants and the Blades.

9781482388657

History of American Aviation and Space Travel

Author: Hartmetz, Dr Richard S Code: 31179 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date: 08/02/2013 Availability: Please contact us for availability
From before the Wright Brothers first flight, man has always dreamed of flying and traveling into space. This book details the human race's reach for the stars, covering almost a hundred historic aircraft, fifty of the most famous aviators and much more, with many photographs. You will learn some of the concepts involved in space travel and ......
9780760342503

Swashbucklers & Black Sheep

Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in WWII Author: Bruce D. Gamble Code: 25945 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Sold Out
Swashbucklers and Black Sheep is a comprehensive illustrated history of the squadron from its formation and first two combat tours on Guadalcanal as the Swashbucklers, which included their transition to the iconic gull-winged Corsair, to the arrival of their second commander, Pappy Boyington, after which they became the Black Sheep. The squadron's ......
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 ......
9780760339817

Grumman F-14 Tomcat: Bye, Bye Baby!

Author: Dave Parsons Code: 24473 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's Notes: For thirty-five years of active naval service, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the foremost air superiority fighter of the Cold War, with continuing service as a fighter-bomber in the Gulf Wars. Two hundred thousand sailors, both pilots and "ground" crew, served in F-14 squadrons with the Tomcat over its decades of flight. ......
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 ......
9781857803310

American Secret Projects - Bombers, Attack & Anti-Submarine Aircraft

Author: Tony Buttler Code: 23673 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/12/2010 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's Notes: The Secret Projects series is now well established with both aviation historians and modellers. American Secret Projects: Bombers, Attack and Anti-Submarine Aircraft 1945-1974 describes the important area of post-World War 2 bomber development in the United States. During the period to the 1970s, the USAF operated several ......
9780899974750

Final Flight

The Mystery of a WWII Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sier Author: Stekel, Peter Code: 25490 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 236 pages Publisher: WILDERNESS PRESS Published date: 16/09/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In October 2005, two mountaineers climbing above Mendel Glacier in the High Sierra finds the mummified remains of a man in a WW II uniform, entombed in the ice. The "Iceman" discovery creates a media storm which draws author Peter Stekel to investigate and stumble upon the case of a navigation training flight crew missing since 1942. Early ......
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 ......
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Best of Great Planes - Bomber Command 3 DVD Set (Discovery Channel)

Author: Discovery Channel Code: 21401 Price: AU $23.95 Format: DVD / 164 mins Publisher: BEYOND HOME ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
This Great Planes DVD looks at three great American heavy bombers of World War II. The B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Superfortress and B-24 Liberator left their mark in history with their precision daytime bombing of axis targets.
9780760328156

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Author: Mark Wagner Code: 22344 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
An incredibly detailed account of the development of the 787 Dreamliner, describing every stage of the evolution of the 787 with credit given to the sources of inspiration that led to the shape, the materials and other aspects of the design. Selection of the engine suppliers and the development of the Rolls-Royce and GE engines and their ......
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 ......
9781580071222

Northrop's Night Hunter - P-61 Black Widow

Author: Jeff Kolln Code: 22141 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 264 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sorry, this is currently unavailable
Publisher's Notes: World War II changed the face of warfare forever. Now enemies were fighting and flying all night, which mandated that a fighter be developed that could carry a new technological invention aloft - radar. Guided by ground stations toward the target, the P-61 would acquire an enemy aircraft with its on-board radar and close for ......
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 ......
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