5 Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942Author: Barnham, DenisCode: 57881Price:AU $36.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:20/11/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2020
The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.
Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe Close Up 1Author: Sharp, DanCode: 58220Price:AU $26.96Format: PaperbackPublisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:28/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Dan Sharp analyses Germany's last-gasp WW2 Volksj ger jet fighter programme.
New Guinea 1943-44Author: Claringsbould, MichaelCode: 59327Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:01/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Although New Guineas Thunderbolt pilots faced several different types of enemy aircraft in capricious tropical conditions, by far their most common adversary was the Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa, codenamed Oscar by the Allies. These two opposing fighters were the products of two radically different design philosophies. The Thunderbolt was heavy, ......
Author: Napier, MichaelCode: 59328Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:23/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
The Vickers Wellington was one of very few aircraft types to have been in production and frontline service throughout World War II, and more than 10,000 Wellingtons were built in the period. They took part in the first RAF bombing mission of the conflict when, on 4 September 1939, 14 examples from Nos 9 and 149 Sqns undertook a daring daylight ......
The BiographyAuthor: Glancey, JonathonCode: 59323Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ATLANTIS BOOKS Published date:15/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolise Britains defiance ......
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G 2019Author: Sharp, DanCode: 57863Price:AU $25.52Format: PaperbackPublisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:05/09/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
"When it appeared in the skies over Europe in 1941, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A was the best fighter in the world. It was more than a match for the best Spitfires the RAF could field and began shooting them down in ever-increasing numbers. Only the introduction of the Spitfire IX with its two-stage supercharged Merlin overturned its supremacy. "
Curtiss's Carrier-Based Dive Bomber in World War IIAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 59157Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:02/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
While initally labeled as a troublesome aircraft, the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver went on to be noted for striking more Japanese targets than any other US Navy dive bomber. Despite this, the Helldiver was to be the last of a long line of US Navy dive bombers. The development, production, and combat use of the many variations of the Helldiver are ......
Author: Davies, Peter E.Code: 58965Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:18/08/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
World War II saw the development of the heavy bomber as a decisive weapon which, in sufficient numbers, could overcome defensive fighters and guns and lay waste to strategic targets. The addition of nuclear weapons to the bomber's armament made it even more formidable, and by the late 1940s, US planners saw the growth of a Soviet nuclear-armed ......
Author: Birtles, PhilipCode: 59005Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:16/08/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
At Hatfield Aerodrome de Havilland created the WW2 Mosquito, the first multi role combat aircraft. De Havilland companies pioneered turbojet development, leading to the Comet, the world's first commercial jet airliner. De Havilland developed guided missiles and the Blue Streak rocket. The DH 108 was the first aircraft exceed Mach 1 outside the ......
Jet Fighters 1939 -1945Author: Sharp, DanCode: 57864Price:AU $81.95Format: HardbackPublisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:10/08/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
"Germany's air ministry was quick to grasp the potential of the jet engine as early as 1938 and by 1939 several German aircraft manufacturers were already working on fighter designs that would utilise this new form of propulsion. Rocket engines too were seen as the way of the future and companies were commissioned to design fighters around them."
East Indies and Darwin 1942Author: Ingman, PeterCode: 58967Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:25/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
The P-40E Warhawk is often viewed as one of the less successful American fighter designs of World War II, but in 1942 the aircraft was all that was available to the USAAC in-theatre. Units equipped with the aircraft were duly forced into combat against the deadly A6M2 Zero-sen, which had already earned itself a near-mythical reputation following ......
The Story of the Battle of BritainAuthor: Brown, MalcolmCode: 58230Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: ANDRE DEUTSCH LTD Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Packed full of unique material and first-hand accounts from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, it tells of the men and women who won the Battle of Britain in that fateful summer, at home and in the air.
Author: Brew, AlecCode: 59004Price:AU $105.00Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Boulton Paul has been one of the great innovators of British aviation. They built more Camels than Sopwiths, the first all-steel airframe, the largest aircraft ever built in Britain, the first with a power-operated gun turret, the famous Defiant, the first single-engine turboprop, and are now world leaders in power control units and fly-by-wire.
Italian Secret ProjectsAuthor: Comelli, MarcoCode: 57618Price:AU $56.02Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
In the years leading up to World War II, the Italian government encouraged its aviation companies to develop innovative aircraft to meet the needs of the pre-WW2 Italian air force, the Regia Aeronautica . This book examines the conception, development and sometimes the construction and testing of some of these aircraft.
Command, August-September 1940Author: Dildy, Douglas C.Code: 58964Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:10/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Over the past 77 years, histories of the Battle of Britain have consistently portrayed the feats of 'The Few' (as they were immortalized in Churchill's famous speech) as being responsible for the RAF's victory in the epic battle. However, this is only part of the story. The results of an air campaign cannot be measured in terms of territory ......
Gripping tales of wartime braveryAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59355Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australias Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a ......
The classic Australian POW storyAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59356Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Colditz Castle was Nazi Germanys infamous escape-proof wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their campaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold . . . by any ......
Eagles of the LuftwaffeAuthor: Saunders, AndyCode: 58222Price:AU $26.96Format: HardbackPublisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:05/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
The original dive-bomber, the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, profiled by Luftwaffe expert Andy Saunders.
The 'flying Pencil' in Luftwaffe Service - 1936-1945Author: Goss, ChrisCode: 59242Price:AU $125.00Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: CLASSIC PUBLICATIONS Published date:02/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Designed both as a military and civil aircraft, the Dornier Do 17 'Flying Pencil', so called because of its slender fuselage, was one of three twin-engined medium bombers in service with the Luftwaffe at the start of the Second World War.
The pilots and planes that made historyAuthor: Pearson, SimonCode: 58985Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date:29/04/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An original, 360-degree re-telling of the Battle of Britain through 18 of the iconic (and some less well-known) aircraft and the pilots who flew them - British, Polish, New Zealander, German, Danish.
Aircraft and Development HistoryAuthor: Koos, VolkerCode: 58028Price:AU $69.99Format: HardbackPublisher: FONTHILL Published date:09/04/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2020
Founded in 1925 in Warnem nde, Arado-Flugzeugwerke, from the outset, produced civil aircraft as well as developing prototypes for the clandestine armament programme of the Reichswehr. From 1933 when the licensed production of military aircraft commenced, the factory also built a number of their own designs.
My Life as a Bomber PilotAuthor: French, DereckCode: 58092Price:AU $49.95Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:15/01/2020Availability: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.
Desperation and Devastation During WW2's Final MonthsAuthor: Sharp, DanCode: 57830Price:AU $59.95Format: HardbackPublisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:27/12/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
"As British and American forces closed in from the west, the Russians pushed in hard from the east, and the RAF and USAAF bombed Germany every night and day, the beleaguered Luftwaffe went all-out in a last effort to defend the Fatherland during the last months of the Second World War."
Author: Moore, Jason NicholasCode: 57044Price:AU $105.00Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:26/11/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Soviet bombers were a varied lot during the Second World War, ranging from single-engined biplanes such as the 1920's era Polikarpov U-2 to the excellent and modern twin-engined Tu-2 medium bomber.
RAF Bomber Command's Heavy Bomber in World War IIAuthor: MacKay, RonCode: 57851Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:22/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Avro Lancaster was the Royal Air Force's main four-engine bomber in World War II. Its superb design, overall performance, and load-carrying capacity proved key factors in successfully prosecuting the nocturnal bombing offensive against Hitler's industrial and military base. With its ability to carry up to 16,000 pounds in explosives and ......
Germany's Premier Early World War II FighterAuthor: Johnston, DavidCode: 57856Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:20/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Bf 109 E "Emil" entered service in 1938. The aircraft's DB 601 engine transformed its performance, making the Messerschmitt fighter one of the most capable anywhere in the world at the time. After seeing action late in the Spanish Civil War, the Emil was Germany's premier fighter aircraft during the early years of World War II, seeing action ......
From the Doolittle Raid and Midway to Santa CruzAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 57858Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:20/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
USS Hornet (CV-8), made famous through its launching of the 16 US Army B-25 Mitchell bombers flown by Jimmy Doolittle's raiders in the first US strike on Japan in May 1942, was the third and last Yorktown-class aircraft carrier completed. Serving the US Navy for just over one year, the warship had a brief yet heroic life. This volume explores ......
Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesAuthor: Marriott, LeoCode: 57791Price:AU $44.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:23/10/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Photographic history of the German, American, British, Soviet and French jet bombers of the 1940s and early 1950s.
A German Perspective in Pictures and PostcardsAuthor: Marks, DavidCode: 57772Price:AU $42.99Format: Paperback / 168 pages Published date:07/10/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An unusual perspective on the first Blitz, being seen from the German point of view.
Operations to Cripple Japan's War MachineAuthor: Cleworth, RobertCode: 59391Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:03/09/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the news came as a fulfilling prophecy. The last time they saw each other, Reg confided in Robert, ......
Tales of Irreverence and Courage from World War II DiggersAuthor: Bowden, TimCode: 57513Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:13/08/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
With a reputation for being hard to discipline, generosity to their comrades, frankness and sticking it up any sign of pomposity, Australian soldiers were a wild and irreverent lot, even in the worst of circumstances during World War II. In Larrikins in Khaki, Tim Bowden has collected compelling and vivid stories of individual soldiers whose ......
Japan's first land defeat in World War IIAuthor: Veitch, MichaelCode: 57512Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Told for the first time, this is the epic story of the Milne Bay campaign of 1942 - which saw Japanese land forces suffer their first defeat of the war - and has properly been called the RAAF's forgotten finest hour.