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9781911658948

American Interceptor

US Navy Convoy Fighter Projects Author: Zichek, Jared Code: 61869 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Hardback / 350 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 06/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

The Soviet Unions first successful atomic bomb detonation in August 1949 was a wakeup call for US Navy planners. The possibility of a single Soviet aircraft wiping out an entire convoy of merchant ships with a nuclear weapon had suddenly become very real. With military budgets having shrunk prior to the Korean War, it was simply not possible to ......

9781472840264

The Aircraft Carrier Hiryu

Anatomy of the Ship Author: Draminski, Stefan Code: 61819 Price: AU $95.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 30/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A uniquely detailed study of a Japanese aircraft carrier that took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor, before being sunk at Midway. Hiryu was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1930s. Her aircraft supported the Japanese invasion of French Indochina in mid-1940 and during the first month of the Pacific War, ......

9781526799791

The Fleet Air Arm and the War in Europe, 1939 1945

Author: Hobbs, David Code: 61438 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/04/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

For the first time, this book tells the story of how naval air operations evolved into a vital element of the Royal Navys ability to fight a three-dimensional war against both the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. An integral part of RN, the Fleet Air Arm was not a large organisation, with only 406 pilots and 232 front-line aircraft available for ......

9780764362750

Huey in Vietnam

Bell's UH-1 at War Author: Doyle. David Code: 61182 Price: AU $46.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Few implements of war are as representative of the US presence in Vietnam as the Bell Huey UH-1-series helicopters. Whether serving in the role of troop transport for airborne assault, supply transports, aerial gunships, or medical evacuation, the Huey was seemingly everywhere. The versatile aircraft, officially the "Iroquois," was ......

9781472845856

Truk 1944-45

The destruction of Japan's Central Pacific bastion Author: Lardas, Mark Code: 61191 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date: 17/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A fully illustrated history of how the US Navy destroyed Truk, the greatest Japanese naval and air base in the Pacific, with Operation Hailstone, and how B-29 units and the carriers of the British Pacific Fleet kept the base suppressed until VJ-Day. In early 1944, the island base of Truk was a Japanese Pearl Harbor; a powerful naval and air ......

9781472845177

B-25 Mitchell vs Japanese Destroyer

Battle of the Bismarck Sea 1943 Author: Lardas, Mark Code: 61190 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date: 17/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

Throughout the first year of the war in the Pacific during World War II the USAAF was relatively ineffective against ships. Indeed, warships in particular proved to be too elusive for conventional medium-level bombing. High-level attacks wasted bombs, and torpedo attacks required extensive training. But as 1942 closed, the Fifth Air Force ......

9781445690933

Bomber Command

Men, Machines and Missions: 1936-68 Author: Wilson, Gordon A. A. Code: 60609 Price: AU $44.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 11/11/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available
A complete history of Bomber Command, including its crucial role in WWII and later nuclear role in the Cold War.
9781472826336

Pacific Carrier War

Carrier Combat from Pearl Harbor to Okinawa Author: Stille, Mark Code: 60614 Price: AU $66.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 08/10/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
A detailed and comprehensive study of the carrier formations of the Pacific War, including their origins, development and key battles from the Coral Sea, through Midway and Guadalcanal to the battle of the Philippine Sea. The defining feature of the Pacific Theatre of World War II was the clash of carriers that ultimately decided the fate of ......
9780995121928

Vietnam ANZACS

Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War Author: Howell, Tony Code: 60967 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Published date: 18/09/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.
9781472840837

Ju 87 Stuka vs Royal Navy Carriers

Mediterranean Author: Forsyth, Robert Code: 60617 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 22/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
The Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka dive-bomber and the aircraft carrier represent two key combat innovations of World War II. Rich with photographs and personal accounts, this new volume focuses on the air-sea action during the British evacuation operations in Norway in May 1940 and German air attacks in the Mediterranean in 1941-1942.
9781526784032

The Battlecruiser New Zealand

A Gift to Empire Author: Wright, Matthew J. Code: 60641 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
This book tells the story of HMS New Zealand, a battlecruiser paid for by the people of New Zealand in 1909, and when Japan was perceived as a threat in Australasia and the Pacific. Born of the collision between New Zealand's patriotic dreams and European politics, the tale of HMS New Zealand is further wrapped in the turbulent power-plays at the ......
9781781557808

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art Vol 2

Author: John Brennan Code: 60801 Price: AU $53.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
In Vol. 2 there are astonishing photos on par with Vol. 1. Besides 165 images, there are search aids for locating former in-country Army helicopters. There is a list of 24 recommended Huey photo-books; a tabulation of 300 AH-1 Cobra war survivors, their former units, and present location, also a database of 500 in-country Army helicopter names.
9781743058541

Troop Train

Author: Hutchins, Elizabeth Code: 60964 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

It’s February 1942 and the Second World War is raging. Japanese planes are bombing Darwin, Australia fears an invasion, and the train track leads straight through the desert to Adelaide. Fourteen-year-old Rosemary Lister begins a diary to share the upheavals and tensions of her new life in the country, storing memories for her father, missing ......

9780909608996

Rendezvous with Death

Anzac Stories of the Great War Author: Ramsland, John Code: 70102 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 25/07/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

1914. Some men of the First Australian Imperial Force had a rendezvous with death in the silence in the summer night, but many were to survive only to face the thudding of the guns, again and again until 11 November 1918 at 11am, enduring physical and psychological horrors. This volume is packed with unusual stories of a deeply personal nature: ......

9788366673267

The Aircraft Carrier HMS Invincible

Author: Koszela, Witold Code: 60874 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 06/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

HMS Invincible was the lead ship of a class of British light aircraft carriers built between 1973 and 1985, originally designed as "through-deck cruisers" (TDC). This set them apart from conventional helicopter-carrying ships of the time, which typically featured a flight deck in the aft section of the vessel. Invincible-class carriers were the ......

9781922464064

The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory

Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend Author: Haultain-Gaul, Matthew Code: 70103 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Published date: 01/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available

The Ypres salient was the favourite battle ground of the devil and his minions wrote one returned serviceman after the First World War. Few who fought in the infamous third battle of Ypres - now known as Passchendaele - in 1917 would have disagreed. All five of the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) infantry divisions were engaged in this bloody ......

9781460756522

Our Great Hearted Men

[Australia Post] Author: Brune, Peter Code: 61031 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 464 pages Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 07/04/2021 Availability: Delivery estimate: Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozières, Bullecourt and Passchendaele are burnt into the Australian Great War psyche. Unfortunately the sheer guts, fortitude and sacrifice of the diggers in those battles had often been wasted by poor leadership and planning. From an Australian perspective, such sacrifice ......

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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.
9781472836441

US Navy Ships vs Japanese Attack Aircraft

1941-42 Author: Stille, Mark Code: 59326 Price: AU $27.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 03/11/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

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 ......

9781526775474

The Luftwaffe's Secret WWII Missions

Author: Degted, Dimitry Code: 59757 Price: AU $66.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 01/10/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

On the night of 14/15 August 1944, the roar of an unknown aircraft was heard over the dense forests to the south-east of Moscow. Flying past the Soviet capital, the aircraft turned towards a secret landing site at Yegoryevsk on the outskirts of the city. But lying in wait were troops of Stalins elite secret service, SMERSH.

The ......

9781526759429

Phoenix 13 - Elite Helicopter Units in Vietnam

Americal Division Artillery Air Section Author: James, Darryl Code: 59342 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 23/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

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 ......

9781612008530

How Carriers Fought

Carrier Operations in WWII Author: Celander, Lars Code: 58988 Price: AU $37.99 Format: Paperback / 296 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 20/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A detailed examination of carriers and carrier operations in WWII, looking at the tools behind the major carrier battles and their evolution throughout the war.
9781925984644

ANZAC

The Landing, the Legend, the Law Author: Bond, Catherine Code: 59982 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Paperback / 212 pages Published date: 31/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The word Anzac has been the subject of a century of legal regulation in Australia and internationally. In Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law, Catherine Bond interrogates the legal history of one of Australia and New Zealands most revered words and the restrictions on the acronym that still exist today.

This book ......

9781925984637

Legends of War

The AIF in France 1918 Author: Beale, Pat Code: 59981 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Published date: 31/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

1918 was a year of triumph for the Australian Corps in France yet today this is seldom recognised by most Australians. Our perceptions have been clouded by legends, built up over the past century, that have trivialised their achievement. Here an ex-soldier, Pat Beale DSO MC, uses his military background to help re-discover why and how the Corps ......

9781781557631

De Havilland and Hatfield 1936-1993

Author: Birtles, Philip Code: 59005 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 16/08/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
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 ......
9780750991995

Secret Spitfires

Britain's Hidden Civilian Army Author: Howman Code: 59148 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
They built thousands of Spitfires, hidden in garages, bus depots, shed and barns... but nobody ever knew
9780750995139

The Battle of Britain

Author: Conyers Nesbit, Roy Code: 59975 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 14/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The greatest air battle in history was fought in the skies over southern England between the RAF and the Luftwaffe in the high summer of 1940. Riding high on the success of their Blitzkrieg campaign that had steamrollered France and the Low Countries into defeat, by June 1940 the Nazi forces were poised on the Channel coast ready to invade ......

9781526774989

Douglas Bader

A Biography of the Legendary World War II Fighter Pilot Author: Turner, John Frayn Code: 59946 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 10/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime and remains one today 100 years after his birth. A charismatic leader and fearless pilot he refused to let his severe disability (loss of both legs in a flying accident) ground him. He fought the authorities as ruthless as he did the enemy and not only managed to return to the front line but became a ......

9780750994798

Cavalry of the Clouds

Air War over Europe 1914-1918 Author: Sweetman, John Code: 59359 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

 In 1917, David Lloyd George declared that airmen were the cavalry of the clouds - the knighthood of this war. This romantic image was fostered post-war by writers of adventure stories and the stunts of Hollywood filmmakers, and yet it was far from the harsh reality of life of an airman. From their baptism of fire in 1914 ......

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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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 ......

9781526766779

Hitler's Terror from the Sky

The Battle Against the Flying Bombs Author: Thomas, Graham A Code: 58981 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A detailed account of the battle to defeat the V-1 Flying Bomb threat against the UK in 1944 and 1945.
9781557539403

British Imperial Air Power

The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New ZealandBetween the World Wars Author: Spencer, Alex M Code: 59205 Price: AU $66.00 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available
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.
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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
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