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. ......
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.
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 ......
The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018Author: Lepine, MikeCode: 51696Price:AU $33.74(was
AU $44.99)Format: 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 $23.99(was
AU $39.99)Format: 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.
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.
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.
The Restoration and Preservation of the Last Supermarine Swift F4Author: Ellis, GuyCode: 49741Price:AU $26.99Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:29/09/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Guy Ellis sets the scene of the importance of Britain's early jets, covers the development of the Swift, which puts WK275 in context, then traces the heritage of that aircraft, its operational life, how it was acquired and finally the full story of its restoration with a plethora of detailed photographs, drawings and publicity images.
Jet Bombers Since 1949Author: Buttler, TonyCode: 49758Price:AU $33.61(was
AU $56.02)Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:29/09/2017Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book, a natural companion to the author's earlier British Secret Projects: Jet Fighters Since 1950, chronicles the design and development of the British bomber since the end of World War II. Like fighters, many bomber projects were drawn by British aircraft manufacturing companies in times of potential or actual combat.
The BiographyAuthor: Miller, RussellCode: 47425Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON Published date:09/03/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The definitive biography of the father of the Royal Air Force.
The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFCAuthor: Marsden, Barry M.Code: 47232Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:28/02/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
Diary of a Second World War NavigatorAuthor: John GellnerCode: 47833Price:AU $35.97(was
AU $59.95)Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:25/02/2016Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Diary of Jan Gellner, Czech navigator, after being trained in the first air observer course within the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, he began his tour with the No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron RAF. During 37 bombing sorties on Vickers Wellington over the occupied European territory and Germany he earned the DFC.
Author: Higham, RobinCode: 46298Price:AU $41.99(was
AU $69.99)Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/12/2015Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book pictures the growth of British air transport from inception in 1910 to the formation of Imperial Airways in 1934 and the beginnings of BOAC. It shows the impetus given to aircraft production in WWI and presents an account of the operational and financial fortunes of each of the principal airlines which began operations shortly after.
The Story of the McDonnell Voodoo Fast-JetsAuthor: Nigel WalpoleCode: 37924Price:AU $59.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/07/2015Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Britains desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of the Second World War. The Royal Air Force sent requests to the leading aircraft manufactures for a variety of specifications, amongst which was one for a long-range heavy bomber. Three designs were accepted and ......
A Photographer's View of British Aviation During the 1940sAuthor: Riding, RichardCode: 47819Price:AU $33.00(was
AU $55.00)Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/04/2015Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
One man's photographic record of the British aviation scene during wartime and the immediate post-war period of the 1940s
A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Last InterceptorAuthor: David GledhillCode: 46374Price:AU $41.99(was
AU $69.99)Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:28/02/2015Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Tornado F2 had a troubled introduction to service. Unloved by its crews and procured as a political imperative, it was blighted by failures and was developed to counter a threat that disappeared. Modified rapidly before it could be sent to war, the Tornado F3 eventually matured into a capable weapons system, but despite datalinks and new ......
A Collection of Exclusive Operational Flying Sorties by the Royal Air FoAuthor: Colin PatemanCode: 47841Price:AU $33.00(was
AU $55.00)Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/10/2014Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Thrilling rare and previously unpublished special operations flown by the RAF during World War 2
Author: Ian HallCode: 32503Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:31/07/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAFs tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys - pilots, engineer and ground crew - tell of the aircrafts ......
A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Cold War WarriorAuthor: Gledhill, DavidCode: 47837Price:AU $33.00(was
AU $55.00)Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/07/2014Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The definitive study of Britain's definitive Cold War aircraft
Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air ForceAuthor: Baughen, GregCode: 49129Price:AU $33.00(was
AU $55.00)Format: Hardback / 270 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:30/06/2014Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In this radical reappraisal, Greg Baughen has used archive material to build up an intriguingly different picture of how air power developed in Britain before and during the First World War. Gone are the archetypal conservative army commanders stubbornly refusing to accept the new aerial weapon. Instead, Baughen reveals how even ......
Author: Jonathan GlanceyCode: 35689Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: ATLANTIC PUBLISHING,CROXLEY GR Published date:05/06/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
"The British designed and built the Harrier, the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made. Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopters ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy in a number of conflicts, most famously the Falklands War. ......
True Tales of the Iconic Delta V BomberAuthor: Tony BlackmanCode: 35648Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 198 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:23/05/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape is instantly recognisable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for take-off. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves. ......
Author: Brooks, RobinCode: 47593Price:AU $89.99Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: AFTER THE BATTLE Published date:15/05/2014Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
RAF Fighter Command was established in July 1936 to provide the airborne element in
the defence of Britain against air attack. The aerodromes under the Command described in
this book came under the control of several Groups: No. 9 in the west, No. 10 covering the
south-west, No. 11 in the south-east, No. 12 on ......
Malta 1942Author: Donald NijboerCode: 31887Price:AU $24.74(was
AU $32.99)Format: Hardback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:17/03/2014Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The inability of the Italians and Germans to invade Malta proved decisive for Allied victory in the Mediterranean during World War II, as the islands provided the Allies with a base from which to project air power. Early Italian efforts to pound the islands into submission were supplemented by major German forces from January 1942 and in a few ......
Author: McLelland, TimCode: 1781551006Price:AU $41.99(was
AU $69.99)Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:14/01/2014Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A comprehensive study of Britain's fighters in the post-war era including the much loved Hunter, Lightning, Phantom, Javelin and Tornado.
Author: Bowman, MartinCode: 31120Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:23/12/2013Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
* 2013 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Dambuster's Raid - an episode of Second World War history that continues to posses a strong hold over the national imagination. * Complemented throughout by a series of black and white images, some of which have never been published before.
Author: James, DerekCode: 1781552592Price:AU $28.79(was
AU $47.99)Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:31/10/2013Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Gloster produced the Gladiator biplane and during WWII built more than 6,000 Hurricanes & Typhoons. Gloster Meteor was the first Allied jet of the War and in 1952 the delta-winged Javelin was developed as an all-weather fighter that could fly above 50,000 feet. Gloster merged into Hawker Siddeley Aviation in 1963, and the name Gloster disappeared.
Author: Wilson, KeithCode: 30987Price:AU $35.40(was
AU $59.00)Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:19/06/2013Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates six Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Lancaster, a Dakota and two Chipmunks, which perform at flying displays across Britain every summer season. Photographer Keith Wilson has been granted full official access to 'The Flight' to give a comprehensive pictorial insight into all its activities - from ......
Author: Andrew D. BirdCode: 26057Price:AU $29.99(was
AU $39.99)Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:01/03/2013Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In 1940, the defence of Great Britain rested with a handful of volunteer aircrew, Churchill's 'few'. Overshadowed in later folklore by the more famous Spitfire and Hurricane pilots, there were other pilots, observers and air gunners - just as courageous - flying the Bristol Blenheim MKIV-F. The future of the country and arguably that of the free ......
Author: Tony BlackmanCode: 26114Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:01/03/2013Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range ......