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9781911658498

Fleet Air Arm Legends

Fairey Swordfish Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 60495 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 116 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 26/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021

Few aircraft encompass as many contradictions as the Fairey Swordfish - the legendary Stringbag naval torpedo bomber was approaching antiquation at the start of the war yet struck mortal blows against some of the most powerful battleships in the Axis fleets. Naval Aviation historian Matthew Willis explores how modern technology such as radar ......

9781781454381

Biographic: Spitfire

Author: Ammonite Press Code: 60656 Price: AU $21.98 Format: Hardback / 96 pages Publisher: AMMONITE PRESS Published date: 07/06/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the worlds greatest icons. It takes 50 defining facts, dates and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots. Biographic: Spitfire presents an instant history of this British fighter plane, with an array of irresistible facts and ......

9780008359300

Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster

The Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 60565 Price: AU $21.98 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date: 02/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
The most iconic planes of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving that resulted in a war-winning design.
9781399003360

The 'Real' Spitfire Pilot

Flight Lieutenant D.M. Crook DFC's Original Unpublished Manuscript Author: Flight Lieutenant D M Crook DFC Code: 60608 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback Published date: 15/05/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021

Flight Lieutenant David Moore Crook DFCs original Spitfire Pilot ranks among the finest first-hand accounts published during the Second World War, particularly for a Battle of Britain airman. It rightly remains a sought-after classic.

A Spitfire pilot during the epic aerial battles of the summer of 1940, DMC became a ......

9781526789570

Beaufighter and Mosquito Operations in WWII

The Memoirs of a Radar Operator Author: Pemberton, John Code: 60271 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 296 pages Published date: 30/04/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2021
Zbysek Necas was just 18, and still a high school student, when he escaped from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia a month before the outbreak of war in 1939.
9781405943826

Topgun

The Real Story Author: Pedersen, Dan Code: 59169 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 17/04/2021 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. On a shoestring budget and with little support, Pedersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets ......
9781911621966

Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air

Force Ace of Aces Author: Even-Epstein, BG Giora Code: 59250 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/03/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage.
9781526759061

Fast Jets to Spitfires

A Cold War Fighter Pilot's Story Author: Lloyd, Ron Code: 58975 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/12/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This is the fascinating story of how a boy from a poor family background was selected for Cranwell training and a career in the Royal Air Force.
9781526766748

Malta Spitfire Pilot

5 Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942 Author: Barnham, Denis Code: 57881 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 20/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.
9781526761248

From Phantom to Warthog

Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilot Author: Ladd, Steven K Code: 59994 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Fighter pilots! Images of Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker in the Great War, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Stanford Tuck and Richard Bong in the Second World War, or Robin Olds in Vietnam, all spring to mind. Volumes have been written about them, past and present. Understandably, most of these revolve around the skill, cunning and ......

9780750993852

The Buried Spitfires of Burma

A 'Fake' History Author: Brockman, Andy Code: 59734 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

This is the story of Lincolnshire farmer David Cundalls quixotic quest to unearth dozens of Spitfire fighters he believes were buried at the end of WWII. Armed with a high-tech survey showing mysterious shapes under the sunbaked surface of Yangon Airport, Davids expedition is equipped with state of the art JCB excavators, supported by a crack ......

9781612008240

Black Tulip

The Life and Myth of Erich Hartmann, the World's Top Fighter Ace Author: Schmidt, Erik Code: 58856 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 25/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of the top-scoring ace in history, a Luftwaffe pilot named Erich Hartmann who totalled 352 kills.
9781526781727

Ace of the Black Cross

The Memoirs of Ernst Udet Author: Udet, Ernst Code: 59198 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Classic and evocative account of a First World War Ace of Aces. Contains a new Introduction by aviation expert RICHARD OVERY which describes, in fascinating detail, the man behind the memoirs.
9781473835207

Fighter Aces of the Great War

Author: Wynn, Stephen Code: 59173 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 184 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
First major conflict involving large scale use of aircraft. Adolphe Pegoud, the 1st Ace of the First World War. Aircraft - Observations and photography to fighter and bomber aircraft.
9781911621904

Meteor Boys: True Tales from UK Operators of Britain's First Jet Fighter

Author: Bond, Steve Code: 59248 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Meteor Boys, one of the ever-popular Boys series. As Britain's first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and service history, the time has come to hear the personal experiences of its air and ground crews.
9781911621898

Harrier Boys Vol One

Cold War Through the Falklands 1969-1990 Author: Marston, Robert Code: 59247 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In Harrier Boys Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Robert Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who worked with this unique jet through its history.
9781911621911

Tornado Boys

Thrilling Tales from the Men and Women Who Have Operated ThisIndomitable Modern-Day Bomber Author: Hall, ,Ian Code: 59249 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Tornado Boys is part of the ever-popular 'Boys' series, and differs from earlier titles. With focus on the GR1/GR4 versions of the Tornado (and not the F3 interceptor), readers will enjoy fascinating insights on what it is like to operate this multi-role bomber/reconnaissance aircraft against the backdrop of modern-day scenarios.
9781526766687

Flying in Defiance of the Reich

A Lancaster Pilot's Rites of Passage Author: Russell, Peter Code: 58218 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 27/02/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A highly engaging personal account by a decorated RAF pilot.
9781526705686

The Men Who Flew the Halifax

Author: W, Bowman, Martin Code: 56668 Price: AU $65.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 26/02/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Covers the period 1942-_1_945, looking in particular at the Halifax's encounters with the Luftwaffe and the individual experiences of the men involved in such engagements.
9781445684659

Bomber Boy

My Life as a Bomber Pilot Author: French, Dereck Code: 58092 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/01/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A vivid and insightful account of the early World War Two air war from a bomber pilot's perspective.
9781526770257

They Flew Hurricanes

Author: Stewart, Adrian Code: 57882 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Covers the full war service of the famous Hawker Hurricane with gripping first-hand personal accounts by pilots of this legendary fighter aircraft.
9781742379197

ANZAC and Aviator

The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Author: Molkentin, Michael Code: 58074 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 424 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'He was courageous. He was ambitious. He was skilled. He was visionary. He could be ruthless. He was someone born of a new nation. But he was of a time now long past. And yet in the language of a later generation it could be said he had the "right stuff" . . . Michael Molkentin captures [Ross Smith] brilliantly.' - Andy Thomas, NASA Astronaut ......
9781922265494

Unbowed

A Soldier's extraordinary journey back from paralysis Author: Hedderman, Billy Code: 57042 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

‘I woke to the sight of a hospital ceiling. For that first blissful second, I forgot that I was paralysed.’ On 31 December 2014 Billy Hedderman suffered a catastrophic injury to his spinal cord while body-boarding on the Sunshine Coast, paralysing him almost completely from the neck down. When asked if he would walk again, his doctor simply ......

9781999812874

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder: From the Trenches to the Red Baron

The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' Lidsey Author: White, Andrew Code: 56877 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Based on Jack Lidsey's detailed First World War diary, a unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air, including combat with the Red Baron.
9781760851101

The Strong Man

A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from thebrink Author: Edwards, Grant Code: 58103 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from the brink. Grant Edwards was once an elite athlete, Olympics qualifier and Australia's strongest man. His Guinness Book of Records feats of strength were acclaimed internationally, and as a high ranking police officer he spent decades protecting vulnerable people around the ......
9781743795491

The Oarsmen

The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace Author: Patterson, Scott Code: 57514 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HARDIE GRANT EGMONT Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

At the end of the First World War, there were 270,000 demobilised Australian soldiers in Europe. Getting them home after the Armistice was a task of epic proportions that would take more than two years. In the meantime, how to keep these disgruntled, damaged men with guns occupied? In a word: sport. The Oarsmen tells the story of the servicemen ......

9781999812867

Bomber Pilot

Bomber Command Pilot Leonard Cheshire's Classic Second World War Memoir Author: Cheshire, Leonard Code: 56712 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 04/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire's classic Second World War memoir of his first three years serving with Bomber Command.
9781526759108

Frederick Whirlpool VC

The Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Alan, Leek, Code: 56633 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 09/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A gripping book that exposes a long-standing mystery, and tells the Frederick Whirlpool story for the first time.
9781925773422

Hell Of A Time

An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Author: Ayton, Philip Owen Code: 56626 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
9781922265067

Purple Patch

History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War One Author: Prickett, Darren Code: 55335 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 342 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9780733640902

Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance

The stirring story of an Australian hero Author: Veitch, Michael Code: 57637 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 29/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.
9781445686592

Battle of Britain Voices

37 Fighter Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary Stories Author: Reeve, Jonathan Code: 56529 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/01/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
The most comprehensive collection of fighter pilot accounts ever published, together with 150 photographs, many in colour.
9781742235868

The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

Author: Burness, Peter Code: 55503 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 11/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Australia's official First World War correspondent Charles Bean saw more of the Australian army's activities and battles on the Western Front than anyone. Bean's private wartime diaries form a unique and personal record of his experiences and observations throughout the war and were the basis of his twelve-volume official war history.
9781925675832

Duty Nobly Done

An extraordinary account of 11 family members in the Great War Author: Holloway, Adam Code: 52390 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 484 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/10/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9781760790479

A History of the Australian Military

From the First Fleet to the Modern Day Author: Moore, Jonathon Code: 52354 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/10/2018 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

Australia is a remote nation, tucked away in the southern hemisphere with a tiny population compared to their densely populated neighbours to the North. Despite this, over the past two hundred years the Australian military has punched well above its weight, earning a reputation for bravery and efficiency unrivalled in the modern world. ......

9781925675719

Frederick Whirlpool VC

Australia's Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Leek, Alan Code: 52388 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 265 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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