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9781910809396

Wrecks and Relics 27/e

The indispensable guide to Britains aviation heritage Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 59736 Price: AU $45.95 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 14/09/2020 Availability: 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. ......

9781781557921

UK Airfields Past and Present

A Directory of Airfields from 1908 to 2018 Author: Peerless, Grant Code: 59424 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 10/08/2020 Availability: 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.
9781472960900

The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue

Author: Eden, Paul E Code: 59848 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date: 09/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

An inspiring and fascinating illustrated celebration of the rich and glorious history of the RAFs Search and Rescue Force, with a foreword from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

This book is an official, fully illustrated, in-depth account of the SARFs rich and glorious history, from its origins in World War ......

9781445681139

The Javelin

Author: Chorlton, Martyn Code: 56573 Price: AU $32.57 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Gloster Javelin is one of the most iconic plane in RAF history; Martyn Chorlton tells its story with a wealth of terrific images.
9780141983851

The Birth of the RAF, 1918

The World's First Air Force Author: Overy, Richard Code: 56560 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 01/03/2019 Availability: 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 ......
9781910809174

British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950

Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 55559 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/01/2019 Availability: 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 ......
9781912332120

RAF 100

The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Lepine, Mike Code: 51696 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date: 16/09/2018 Availability: 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.

9781911604457

Reaching for the Sky

One Hundred Defining Moments from the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Addington, Scott Code: 51704 Price: AU $37.99 Format: Hardback / 220 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date: 11/09/2018 Availability: 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 ......
9781473897960

RAF in Camera: 1970s

Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 49500 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/03/2018 Availability: 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 ......

9780750984102

Transforming the Skies

Pilots, Planes and Politics in British Aviation 1919-1940 Author: Reese, Peter Code: 50168 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/02/2018 Availability: 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 ......

9781781556276

Gone but Not Forgotten

Defunct British Airlines Since 1945 Author: Phillips, A. Code: 50799 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: 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.
9780750967433

Hawker Siddeley Harrier

The World's First Jump Jet Author: Chambers, Mark A. Code: 49557 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 156 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/11/2017 Availability: 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.
9780750982504

The RAF at 100

A Century in Photographs Author: Mirrorpix Code: 49562 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 02/10/2017 Availability: 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.
9781910690505

Wk275

The Restoration and Preservation of the Last Supermarine Swift F4 Author: Ellis, Guy Code: 49741 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 29/09/2017 Availability: 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.
9781910809105

British

Jet Bombers Since 1949 Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 49758 Price: AU $33.61 (was AU $56.02) Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 29/09/2017 Availability: 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.
9781780226651

Trenchard: Father of the Royal Air Force

The Biography Author: Miller, Russell Code: 47425 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON Published date: 09/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The definitive biography of the father of the Royal Air Force.
9781473866843

Camel Combat Ace

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC Author: Marsden, Barry M. Code: 47232 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
9781781555095

Moonlight Flyer

Diary of a Second World War Navigator Author: John Gellner Code: 47833 Price: AU $35.97 (was AU $59.95) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 25/02/2016 Availability: 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.
9781781553701

Britain's Imperial Air Routes 1918-1939

Author: Higham, Robin Code: 46298 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/12/2015 Availability: 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.
9781473837942

Voodoo Warriors

The Story of the McDonnell Voodoo Fast-Jets Author: Nigel Walpole Code: 37924 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/07/2015 Availability: 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 ......
9781781553312

From War to Peace

A Photographer's View of British Aviation During the 1940s Author: Riding, Richard Code: 47819 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/04/2015 Availability: 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
9781781553077

Tornado F3

A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Last Interceptor Author: David Gledhill Code: 46374 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 28/02/2015 Availability: 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 ......

9781781553046

RAF Special Duties

A Collection of Exclusive Operational Flying Sorties by the Royal Air Fo Author: Colin Pateman Code: 47841 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/10/2014 Availability: 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
9781909808157

Jaguar Boys: Tales from Big Cat Operators in Peace and War

Author: Ian Hall Code: 32503 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 31/07/2014 Availability: 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 ......
9781781554210

Phantom in Focus

A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Cold War Warrior Author: Gledhill, David Code: 47837 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/07/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The definitive study of Britain's definitive Cold War aircraft
9781781553923

Blueprint for Victory

Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 49129 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 270 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 30/06/2014 Availability: 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 ......

9781843548928

Harrier

Author: Jonathan Glancey Code: 35689 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: ATLANTIC PUBLISHING,CROXLEY GR Published date: 05/06/2014 Availability: 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. ......
9781909808089

Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands

True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber Author: Tony Blackman Code: 35648 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 198 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 23/05/2014 Availability: 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. ......
9781870067829

Aerodromes of Fighter Command Then and Now

Author: Brooks, Robin Code: 47593 Price: AU $89.99 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: AFTER THE BATTLE Published date: 15/05/2014 Availability: 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 ......

9781782003564

Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore

Malta 1942 Author: Donald Nijboer Code: 31887 Price: AU $24.74 (was AU $32.99) Format: Hardback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/03/2014 Availability: 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 ......

9781781551004

British Cold War Fighters

Author: McLelland, Tim Code: 1781551006 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 14/01/2014 Availability: 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.
9781783030071

Legacy of the Lancasters

Author: Bowman, Martin Code: 31120 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 23/12/2013 Availability: 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.
9781781552599

Gloster Aircraft Company

Author: James, Derek Code: 1781552592 Price: AU $28.79 (was AU $47.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 31/10/2013 Availability: 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.
9780857333032

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Camera

Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 30987 Price: AU $35.40 (was AU $59.00) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 19/06/2013 Availability: 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 ......
9781906502690

Coastal Dawn - Blenheims in Action

Author: Andrew D. Bird Code: 26057 Price: AU $29.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/03/2013 Availability: 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 ......
9781908117458

Victor Boys: True Stories from 40 Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber

Author: Tony Blackman Code: 26114 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/03/2013 Availability: 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 ......
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