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9781911658504

The Secret Horsepower Race

Western Fighter Engine Development Author: Douglas, Calum E. Code: 59866 Price: AU $89.95 Format: Hardback / 300 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 23/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The piston engines that powered Second World War fighters, the men who designed them, and the secret intelligence work carried out by both Britain and Germany would determine the outcome of the first global air war.

Advanced jet engines may have been in development but every militarily significant air battle was fought by ......

9781472844699

World War II US Gunships

YB-40 Flying Fortress and XB-41 Liberator Bomber Escorts Author: Wolf, Dr William Code: 60143 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The XB-40 and XB-41 were secret, little-known experimental modifications of the B-17F and B-24D, respectively, into heavily-armed bomber gunships sometimes referred to as "bomber escorters". They were developed during early World War II in response to the lack of a USAAF long-range fighter aircraft able to escort and protect regular B-17 ......

9781445698045

The Nimrod

Author: Chorlton, Martin Code: 59871 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

With its roots dating back to the late 1940s in the de Havilland Comet airliner, the Nimrod already had pedigree when it first appeared in the late 1960s in place of the Shackleton in the Maritime Reconnaissance role. Fewer than fifty were built for the RAF, the type being steadily upgraded throughout its career right up to its retirement in ......

9781612009124

Widowmaker

Living and Dying with the Corsair Author: Hillier-Graves, Tim Code: 59748 Price: AU $54.95 Format: Hardback / 214 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

"Despite everything I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs, they were the best you know even though it took me sometime to realise this when so many friends died flying them." (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War. It was also one of the most ......

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: 13/11/2020 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.
9781910809419

Mikoyan Mig-31

Famous Russian Aircraft Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 59246 Price: AU $115.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 12/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
As early as 1965, when the MiG-25 interceptor was in the midst of its test programme, the Mikoyan Design Bureau started work on an even more capable two-seat interceptor meant to provide adequate protection for the huge expanses of Siberia and the Soviet Far East.
9781785211935

Convair B-36 Peacemaker Manual 1948-59

All marks and models Author: Baker, David Code: 56413 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Convair B-36 Peacemaker Manual
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......

9788366549159

Single 23: NAA P-51B-1-NA Mustang

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 59368 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 28/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This book is a compilation of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photographic details of the single variant of the NAA Mustang P-51B-1-NA, featuring scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals and also photographs of the details in b+w and colour.

9788366549166

Single 24: Henschel HS 126 B-1

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 59365 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 28/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This book is a compilation of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photographic details of the single variant of the Henschel Hs 126B-1, featuring scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings form wartime technical manuals and also photographs of the details in b+w and colour.

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Scale Plans 66: Republic F-105 Thunderchief 1/72 Scale

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 59366 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 12 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 28/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Scale plans for aero modellers in 1/72 scale of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief fighter aircraft, featuring twelve A3 size scale plans of the different versions.

 

 

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Scale Plans 67: Mil Mi-24d/V In 1/48 Scale

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 59367 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 12 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 28/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Twelve fold-out large-format (650 x 297 mm) plans for 1/48 scale aero modellers of the variants of the Russian/Soviet multi-purpose military helicopter.

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 ......

9781911621942

Halton Boys: True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be called

'Trenchard Brats' Author: Feast, Sean Code: 59996 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the traditional idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way. It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would equip ......

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Single 22: Moraine Saulnier MS.406

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 27/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

A compilation for aero modellers of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the Moraine Saulnier MS.406, with scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals.

9781913295899

Fairey Firefly

Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 59851 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 25/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The Fairey Firefly two-seater strike-fighter emerged from a troubled gestation to become one of the most widely used and effective aircraft of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. It first saw service in 1944 during the attacks on the battleship Tirpitz as it lurked in the Norwegian fjords, then served in the Far East as the Fleet Air Arm ......

9781472840752

Vickers Wellington Units of Bomber Command

Author: Napier, Michael Code: 59328 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 23/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

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 ......

9781612008929

Sharks of the Air

Willy Messerschmitt and the Development of History's First OperationalOperational Jet Fighter Author: Harvey, James, Neal Code: 59331 Price: AU $47.99 Format: Paperback / 408 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 15/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

This book tells the story of Willy Messerschmitts life, and shows how this aeronautical genius built many revolutionary airplanes - not excluding the Luftwaffes mainstay, the Me-109 - and culminating in the Me-262. In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the worlds first operational jet warplane. This ......

9781838950699

Spitfire

The Biography Author: Glancey, Jonathon Code: 59323 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ATLANTIS BOOKS Published date: 15/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

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 ......

9781902109619

Guardians of the Ukraine

The Ukrainian Air Force Since 1992 Author: Taghvaee, Babak Code: 57615 Price: AU $71.19 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The independent Ukrainian Air Force was officially established on 17 March 1992. It inherited 944 former Soviet aircraft, making it the second largest air force in Europe. This book provides a detailed look on the organisation and combat strength of the air force's aircraft and helicopters.
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. ......

9781526753939

Early Jet Fighters - European and Soviet, 1944-1954

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Author: Marriott, Leo Code: 58882 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 11/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Photographic history of the German, Soviet, French, Italian, Swedish jet fighters of the 1940s and early 1950s.
9781472145321

The RAF Association Puzzle Book

Do You Have What It Takes to Fly with the Best? Author: Moore, Dr Gareth Code: 59986 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: LITTLE BROWN BOOK GROUP Published date: 03/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

An aircraft- and flight-themed puzzle book compiled by Dr Gareth Moore, author of the bestselling Mindfulness Puzzle Books among many others, done with the support of The RAF Association, a membership organisation and registered charity that has been providing welfare support to the RAF family for over 90 years. Their membership of 74,000 ......

9780764359699

SB2C Helldiver

Curtiss's Carrier-Based Dive Bomber in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 59157 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 02/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
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 ......
9781526782298

Ultimate Spitfires

Author: Caygill, Peter Code: 59979 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

The Spitfire is probably Britains best loved and admired aeroplane. It is also revered around the world. This book looks at the later marques that were modified for various special tasks and differed to a large degree from Supermarines first early versions that saw action in the early days of World War II.

New and more powerful ......

9781526784322

Best of Breed

The Hunter in Fighter Reconnaissance Author: Walpole, Nigel Code: 59980 Price: AU $52.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

This book is about the tactical reconnaissance mark of the Hunter FR10 and its front line operation between 1961-70\. With the Hunter already well proven in ground attack role this variant was an ideal platform for the excellent Vinten F95 strip aperture cameras. The heavy armament of four 30-mm Aden cannon was retained for use in defence ......

9781472840912

P-47D Thunderbolt vs Ki-43-II Oscar

New Guinea 1943-44 Author: Claringsbould, Michael Code: 59327 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 23/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

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, ......

9781472840677

F-102 Delta Dagger Units

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 58965 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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 ......
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
They built thousands of Spitfires, hidden in garages, bus depots, shed and barns... but nobody ever knew
9781472839664

P-51B Mustang

North American's Bastard Stepchild That Saved the Eighth Air Force Author: Marshall, James William "Bill" Code: 58902 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
During World War II, the United States Army Air Corps was led by a cadre of officers who believed implicitly that military aviation, particularly fast heavy bombers at high altitude, would be able to destroy strategic enemy targets during daylight with minimal losses. However, by 1942 the Flying Fortress was proving vulnerable to Luftwaffe ......
9781612008790

Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

Author: Page, Neil Code: 59212 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A fully illustrated account of the Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe from 1942 to 1945.
9781787394230

Royal Air Force

The Official Story Author: Holland, James Code: 59360 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date: 11/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Royal Air Force: The Official Story is the most up-to-date official history of the Royal Air Force - the oldest airforce in the world. From its genesis in the horrors of the First World War when pilots were open to the elements in craft made of little more than wood and fabric, to the iconic air battles of the Second World War, through to the ......

9781911658085

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - Vol 1

Jet Fighters 1939 -1945 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57864 Price: AU $81.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 10/08/2020 Availability: Available, 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."
9788365958952

Mitsubishi A5M5 Model 57 Zero

Single 21 Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 59970 Price: AU $18.00 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 03/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A compilation for aero modellers of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the Mitsubishi A5M5 Model 57 Zero, with scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals.
9781781557648

A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1945-1999

Author: Bamford, Joe Code: 59749 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Having been classified by the Air Ministry as a Master Diversion airfield, RAF Manston was for many years open twenty-four hours a day and available to both civil and military aircraft 365 days a year. It was also later equipped with the Pyrene foam system, which both civil and military aircraft could use when they had problems with their ......

9788365958877

Tupolev Tu-2, Sukhoi UTB-2, Shcherbakov Shche-2

Author: Musialkowski, Lechoslaw Code: 58862 Price: AU $31.13 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The latest book in the Polish Wings series shows famous Russian bombers and training aircraft in service with the Polish Air Force during and after WW2.
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