The Story in ArtAuthor: Fairley, JohnCode: 59349Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:19/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Barely a decade passed from the Wright Brothers first powered flight to aircraft becoming lethal instruments of war. The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service took off in the very early days of The Great War and captured the publics imagination and admiration. Sydney and Richard Carline happened to be both pilots and artists as was ......
1941-42Author: Stille, MarkCode: 59326Price:AU $27.95Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:17/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
The striking power of the Imperial Japanese Navys carrier- based attack aircraft was established at Pearl Harbor, and the IJNs carrier- based torpedo and dive- bombers showed their prowess again at the Battle of Coral Sea when they sank the US Navy carrier USS Lexington and damaged the carrier USS Yorktown. Even at the disastrous Battle of ......
Americal Division Artillery Air SectionAuthor: James, DarrylCode: 59342Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:23/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
A collection of war stories closely based on the authors experiences flying scout/observation helicopters in Vietnam. Story telling was a daily evening occurrence for the solo scout pilots. These stories, called TINS, an irreverent pilot acronym for this is no shit, allowed the solo pilots to learn from each others experiences and mistakes. The ......
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. "
Force Ace of AcesAuthor: Even-Epstein, BG GioraCode: 59250Price:AU $54.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:25/08/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
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.
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 ......
The Real StoryAuthor: Pedersen, DanCode: 59169Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date:02/08/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
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 ......
The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New ZealandBetween the World WarsAuthor: Spencer, Alex MCode: 59205Price:AU $66.00Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
Examines the air defense of Australia and New Zealand during the interwar period. The book also demonstrates the difficulty of applying new military aviation technology to the defense of the global Empire and provides insight into the nature of the political relationship between the Pacific Dominions and Britain.
The Memoirs of Ernst UdetAuthor: Udet, ErnstCode: 59198Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
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.
Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and LeaderAuthor: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore RickCode: 58829Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
Gripping tales of wartime braveryAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59355Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
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, please contact us for availability
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 ......
Author: Bond, SteveCode: 59248Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
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.
Cold War Through the Falklands 1969-1990Author: Marston, RobertCode: 59247Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
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.
Thrilling Tales from the Men and Women Who Have Operated ThisIndomitable Modern-Day BomberAuthor: Hall, ,IanCode: 59249Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
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.
The Australian Guerrilla Book 1Author: Idriess, IonCode: 59276Price:AU $24.95Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: ETT IMPRINT Published date:01/07/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book is the first in the Australian Guerrilla series by the author of The Desert Column, and one who was a sniper in World War 1. Published in 1942 with the imminent threat of invasion by the Japanese, this shows how one can become an expert with the rifle.
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.
The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great WarAuthor: Davies, Will Dr.Code: 58815Price:AU $29.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: WILKINSON PUBLISHING Published date:01/03/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Forgotten provides a doorway into a lost part of Australian history. The Chinese Labour Corps comprised some 200,000 labourers who worked under difficult and dangerous conditions during World War I. The Forgotten celebrates the shared history between China and Australia and the combined efforts to promote peace.
Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's ReichAuthor: Phelps, JamesCode: 58210Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:31/01/2020Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich. On 11 August 1914, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richardson boarded a German merchant vessel fleeing Melbourne's Port Phillip and audaciously seized a top-secret naval codebook. The fledgling Australian ......
Devoted Labour for the Lost, the Unknown but not Forgotten DeadAuthor: Cahir, FredCode: 57912Price:AU $84.99Format: Hardback / 143 pages Publisher: SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY Published date:23/01/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book relays the largely untold story of the approximately 1,100 Australian war graves workers whose job it was to locate, identify exhume and rebury the thousands of Australian soldiers who died in Europe during the First World War.
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.
The Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam 1965-1972Author: Carroll, JohnCode: 58029Price:AU $34.95Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: ROSENBERG PUBLISHING Published date:01/01/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Out of Sight, Out of Mind identifies and dispels various myths which have developed around the importance of sea transport and logistical support, and argues for a new appreciation of the service of the 13,000 members of the RAN who participated in this vitally important task. Many of the illustrations were taking by serving military personnel ......
The RAF's F.155T/O.R. 329 Fighter ProjectsAuthor: Sharp, DanCode: 57829Price:AU $54.02Format: HardbackPublisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:18/12/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
"The West was stunned when the Soviet Union dropped its first atomic bomb in August 1949 and a year later the Korean War showcased Russia's incredible technological progress in the form of the MiG-15 "
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.
Soviet Service during World War IIAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 57092Price:AU $110.00Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:01/10/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Under the Lend-Lease agreement with the US during WWII, the Soviet Union received large quantities of war materiel, including many aircraft; the Bell P-39 Airacobra takes a special place among them. The P-39 was dismissed as hardly suitable for combat both by the US and England, who turned it over in large numbers to the USSR. Soviet pilots had ......
The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to AustraliaAuthor: Molkentin, MichaelCode: 58074Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 424 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:01/10/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
'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 ......
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, please contact us for availability
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, ......
A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from thebrinkAuthor: Edwards, GrantCode: 58103Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date:01/09/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
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 ......
Images of WarAuthor: Bowman, Martin W.Code: 51581Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:20/08/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Incorporates many historic black and white and colour images of RAF, USAF, US Navy, USMC and overseas Phantoms. Offers a fresh approach to a much-studied type, presenting the reader with new and exciting images supplemented by informative captions.
The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to PeaceAuthor: Patterson, ScottCode: 57514Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HARDIE GRANT EGMONT Published date:13/08/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
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 ......
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, please contact us for availability
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 ......
and took on the British EmpireAuthor: Growden, GregCode: 57511Price:AU $32.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date:13/08/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Opinion is still sharply divided on whether Breaker Morant and his Australian co-defendants were criminals who got what they deserved, or scapegoats used by the British Empire. Major Thomas, the bush lawyer drafted in at the last minute to defend them, is invariably depicted either as a hero or an incompetent fool. Now, for the first time, Greg ......
The Inside Story of Britain's Drone WarsAuthor: Lee, PeterCode: 57139Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: JOHN BLAKE PUBLISHIDUP1NOTUSED Published date:03/08/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
This unique insight into RAF Reaper operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria is based on unprecedented research access to the Reaper squadrons and personnel at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire and Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, USA. The author has observed lethal missile strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq alongside the ......
Vietnam 1965-68Author: Davies, Peter E.Code: 56964Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:25/07/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
The F-105D Thunderchief was originally designed as a low-altitude nuclear strike aircraft, but the outbreak of the Vietnam War led to it being used instead as the USAF's primary conventional striker against the exceptionally well-defended targets in North Vietnam and Laos. F-105 crews conducted long-distance missions from bases in Thailand, ......