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9780008359270

Merlin

The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 58842 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
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.
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: 30/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
9781476680668

The B-25 in the Backyard

My Father's Historic Aircraft Sanctuary Author: Sopolata, Wally Code: 59287 Price: AU $79.95 Format: Paperback / 172 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020

Only in America could Walter A. Soplata, the son of penniless Czech immigrants, accomplish so much by single-handedly saving historic aircraft from World War II and other periods. After a childhood spent dreaming about having his own airfield, Soplata worked in scrapyards taking apart hundreds of WWII aircraft.

Shocked to see ......

9781775541431

Many a Close Run Thing

From jet fighter pilot to airline captain Author: Enright, Tom Code: 56774 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date: 17/07/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an ......
9781912332120

RAF 100

The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Lepine, Mike Code: 51696 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date: 16/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates 100 years of the Royal Air Force with access to rare RAF archives, Mike Lepine uses photographs and documents to bring the story of the people, planes and missions to life as never before.

9780760357996

Air Force One

The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency Author: Veronico, Nicholas Code: 51419 Price: AU $27.00 (was AU $45.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The presidential plane wasnt always known as Air Force One. FDR traveled in the Guess Where II, a transport version of the heavy bomber four-engine Liberator. Later presidential aircraft included the Dixie Clipper and Sacred Cow (FDR), Independence (Truman), Columbine I and II (Eisenhower), followed by Air Force One.

For the last ......

9781781555859

Fairey Battle

A Reassessment of its RAF Career Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 48649 Price: AU $47.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Fairey Battle is best known for being one of the worst aircraft ever to serve in the Royal Air Force. On operations, it suffered the highest loss rate of any plane in the RAF's history, and the missions flown by its brave crews became a byword for hopelessness and futility. Born out of muddled thinking, condemned before it even reached the ......
9781781555842

Time Flies

Reflections of a Fighter Pilot Author: Hamilton, David Code: 48648 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Time Flies: Reflections of a Fighter Pilot' retells the exploits of David Hamilton's thirty years of service in the Royal Air Force. He had a wide and varied career; flying Lightnings to defend UK airspace, operating from HMS Ark Royal in F-4 Phantoms, and defending the Inner German Border from RAF Wildenwrath. In the UK MoD he was a staff officer ......
9781781555910

Night Hawk

Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder Ace Author: Darlington, Roger Code: 49076 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Karel Kuttelwascher may have had a German surname, but he was a Czech who became the scourge of the Luftwaffe bombers operating from France and the Low Countries in 1942. Flying with the RAF's legendary No. 1 Squadron, his destruction of fifteen aircraft in only three months earned him the DFC twice in a mere forty-two days, and made him the RAF's ......
9781473891531

Coming Down in the Drink

The Survival of Bomber Pilot Goldfish, John Brennan DFC Author: Feast, Sean Code: 47203 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 190 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of Flight Lieutenant John Brennan DFC, one of the last surviving members of the famed Goldfish Club to have seen service during the Second World War.
9781473866843

Camel Combat Ace

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC Author: Marsden, Barry M. Code: 47232 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
9781612004402

Three in Thirteen

The Story of a Mosquito Night Fighter Ace Author: Coughlin, Geoff Code: 47400 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of Joe Singleton, a Mosquito night fighter pilot in World War II, who shot down three German Junkers planes over Hull in 1944. Traces his journey from beginner to celebrated expert, and the early days of radar technology with which he learned to excel.
9780750970334

Avro

The History of an Aircraft Company in Photographs Author: Holmes, Harry Code: 47275 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 02/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of A.V. Roe and Company Ltd (Avro) begins in the very earliest years of aviation, only a few years after man's first powered flight. Alliot Verdon Roe was one of Britain's pioneer aviators and in 1910 he founded the company that bears his name. Famous for well-designed, reliable aeroplanes, Avro's greatest achievements were two bombers, ......
9781473895409

Bader's Last Fight

An in-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII Mystery Author: Saunders, Andy Code: 47207 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 234 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 30/01/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Investigates the circumstances behind the shooting down of one of the most famous Allied fighter pilots of the Second World War.
9781473881693

Aces, Airmen and the Biggin Hill Wing

A Collective Memoir 1941 - 1942 Author: Tan, Jon Code: 47226 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 250 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Offers a fascinating snap-shot of daily life at RAF Biggin Hill during one of the most dynamic periods of its history.
9780316339407

Indestructible

One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII Author: Bruning, John R. Code: 47266 Price: AU $56.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: HACHETTE Published date: 27/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A remarkable, untold WWII story: INDESTRUCTIBLE is an against-all-odds tale of a renegade pilot consumed by his personal mission to rescue his family in time of war--and who happened to change its very course along the way.
9780997285628

Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! Volume II

Author: Hall, Jerry Code: 46146 Price: AU $25.84 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Published date: 07/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Jerry Halls spiral into the Vortex continues with Volume II of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! As a Forward Air Controller (FAC) in the Viet Nam War, Jerrys journey takes him from innocence and a profound sense of pride in wearing his uniform to the depths of despair, self-loathing, and grief. In Volume II, Jerry tells the story of his rapid ......

9781473882508

Night Hunter's Prey

The Lives and Deaths of an RAF Gunner and a Luftwaffe Pilot Author: Gordon, Iain Code: 47197 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 04/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Studies the short lives and parallel military flying careers of two combatants giving and interesting comparisons of serving in the RAF and Luftwaffe.
9781910690239

Oswald Boelcke

Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat Author: Head, R. G. Code: 40516 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: GRUB Published date: 29/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Oswald Boelcke was Germany's first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, inspirational leadership, organisational genius, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare.
9781515958291

Boyd (CD MP3 Audiobook)

The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War Author: Coram, Robert Code: 40181 Price: AU $39.27 Format: Audio / 1183 mins Publisher: TANTOR MEDIA, INC Published date: 26/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of John Boyd, a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military-and all of America-for decades to come.
9781515908296

Boyd (CD Audio)

The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War Author: Coram, Robert Code: 40179 Price: AU $59.70 Format: Audio / 1183 mins Publisher: TANTOR MEDIA, INC Published date: 26/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of John Boyd, a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military-and all of America-for decades to come.
9780062375124

Hunter Killers

The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Author: Hampton, Dan Code: 39822 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW Published date: 14/07/2016 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold stories of aviation history. Vietnam, 1965: On July 24 a USAF ......
9781522696759

Adak (CD Audio MP3)

The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 Author: Jampoler, Andrew C A Code: 40194 Price: AU $15.70 Format: CD-Audio / 600 mins Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS Published date: 12/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
In the tradition of great tales of men against the sea, this story offers a compelling look at courage and commitment in the face of certain tragedy. It is a powerful blend of human drama and real-life naval operations, but unlike most books in the genre, its heroes are airmen not seamen, and most survived their ordeal. Published on the ......
9781522696612

Kimberly's Flight (CD Audio MP3)

The Story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America's First Woman Combat Pilo Author: Hampton, Ann Code: 40193 Price: AU $15.70 Format: CD-Audio / 420 mins Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS Published date: 12/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
U.S. Army Captain Kimberly N. Hampton was living her dream: flying armed helicopters in combat and commanding D Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, the armed reconnaissance aviation squadron of the 82nd Airborne Division. An all-American girl from a small southern mill town, Kimberly was a top scholar, student body president, ROTC battalion ......
9780750965286

Story of the Spitfire

An Operational and Combat History Author: Delve, Ken Code: 47463 Price: AU $47.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 04/01/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In a combat career that spanned the entirety of the Second World War, the Spitfire earned a reputation as the iconic fighter that friend and foe alike wanted to fly. Affectionately known as the 'Spit', the aircraft played a vital part in helping to lift the morale of the British public at home during the Second World War, where many a donation of ......
9780993016936

Voices of the Battle of Britain H/C plus 2 DVDs

Author: Higgs, Colin Code: 49045 Price: AU $67.49 (was AU $89.99) Format: Mixed media product / 180 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date: 01/06/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
It was a crucial moment of World War II. 1940. The Royal Air Force, virtually alone, defended the skies of Britain against massed formations of German bombers. They put up such a ferocious defense that Hitler gave up ideas of invading Britain and turned his attention to an assault on the Soviet Union. Of those pilots who courageously flew their ......
9781442241725

Skyward

Man's Mastery of the Air Author: Richard E. Byrd Code: 37818 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 424 pages Publisher: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD Published date: 15/05/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Skyward is as much the memoir of great American explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. as it is a fascinating narrative of America's early aviation history, much of which Byrd shaped with his explorations as a naval pilot and pioneering scientist. Byrd's outsized ambition has inspired generations to dare to push technological limits in order to ......
9781783463398

The Millionaires' Squadron

Author: Tom Moulson Code: 35687 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 19/11/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Imagined by an aristocrat in Whites Club, London in 1925, a part-time squadron of wealthy young men with their own private aircraft was incorporated into a newly-established combat-ready Auxiliary Air Force, first as bombers, then fighters. The pre-war years combined serious training with frivolity and mischief, but the outbreak of war in 1939 ......
9781781592724

Pioneers of Aerial Combat

Author: Foley, Michael Code: 31798 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback / 183 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/12/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

When the Wright Brothers made their first flight in the early years of the twentieth century it sparked the imagination of those who wanted to fly, both in their country and around the world. In Britain, however, the spark wasnt strong enough to light a fire and it was in other parts of Europe, notably France, where flight began to develop ......

9781783030071

Legacy of the Lancasters

Author: Bowman, Martin Code: 31120 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 23/12/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
* 2013 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Dambuster's Raid - an episode of Second World War history that continues to posses a strong hold over the national imagination. * Complemented throughout by a series of black and white images, some of which have never been published before.
9781909166110

Buccaneer Boys

True Tales by Those Who Flew the Last All British-bomber Author: Pitchfork, Graham Code: 31351 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 23/08/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer. Arranged in chronological order, the book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled. In addition to describing events and ......
9781848846456

Heroes and Landmarks of British Aviation

from Airships to the Jet Age Author: Edwards, Peter J. Code: 39002 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Published date: 30/08/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Explains the pivotal position of Britain's part in the advancement of aviation.
9781908117281

Distant Thunder: A Helicopter Pilot's Letters from Iraq & Afghanistan

Author: Don Harward Code: 25782 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: Distant Thunder details the engrossing experiences of a helicopter pilot's tales of war told through letters that come straight from the heart. Often the author laboured well into the night after a mission still wearing the dusty flight suit which bore witness to the events he penned. Don Harward was torn between two worlds; ......
9781742611174

QF32 - The Captain's Extraordinary Account of How Disaster was Averted

Author: Richard Champion de Crespigny Code: 25682 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN DISTRIBUTN SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
On 4 November 2010, a flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife edge of being one of the world's worst air disasters. Shortly after leaving Changi Airport, an explosion shattered Engine 2 of Qantas flight QF32 – an Airbus A380, the largest and most advanced passenger plane ever built. Hundreds of pieces of shrapnel ripped through the ......
9781848848603

Stratofortress

The Story of the B-52 Author: Bowman, Martin Code: 39089 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Published date: 19/04/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Boeing's mighty B-52 Stratofortress has seen continuous operational service with the United States Air Force since the type was introduced in 1957. The aircraft has been upgraded several times and has assumed many different new roles since it was originally conceived and then provided the key airborne platform for America's strategic nuclear ......
9781906502966

Shot Down in Flames : WW2 Fighter Pilot's Remarkable Tale of Survival

Author: Geoffrey Page Code: 24581 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: On 12 August 1940, during the Battle of Britain, in an engagement with Dornier Do 17s, Geoffrey Page was shot down into the English Channel, suffering severe burns. He spent much of the next two years in hospitals, undergoing plastic surgery, but recovered sufficiently to pursue an extremely distinguished war and post-war ......
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