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SAS: Sea King Down

The estraordinary true story of a sabre squadron at war Author: Aston, Mark Code: 60482 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD Published date: 13/06/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
After passing the world's toughest Special Forces selection and joining D Squadron, 22 SAS in 1979, Mark 'Splash' Aston thought the hard part was over.Then on April 2 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. Days later D Squadron joined the cutting edge of Britain's campaign to retake the islands. Over the next six weeks of fighting, the ......
9780008359300

Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster

The Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 60565 Price: AU $21.98 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date: 08/06/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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.
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Biographic: Spitfire

Author: Ammonite Press Code: 60656 Price: AU $21.98 Format: Hardback / 96 pages Publisher: AMMONITE PRESS Published date: 07/06/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the worlds greatest icons. It takes 50 defining facts, dates and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots. Biographic: Spitfire presents an instant history of this British fighter plane, with an array of irresistible facts and ......

9781472143549

Defiant

Forgotten Heroes of the Battle of Britain Author: Verkaik, Robert Code: 60829 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: ROBINSON Published date: 29/05/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Robert Verkaik makes a revisionist case for an unsung aircraft, the Boulton Paul Defiant. This two-seat gun-turret fighter is, argues Verkaik, the forgotten fighter of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain; the effectiveness as well as the courage of its crews is overlooked in standard accounts. To advance his case, he notes that a Defiant ......

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Battle of Britain

The pilots and planes that made history Author: Pearson, Simon Code: 60648 Price: AU $7.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date: 24/05/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

A useful contribution to an overcrowded field of history by giving deserved attention to the ordinary men and unsung machines that arent usually included in the dramatic narrative. - The TimesA great read and a real eye-opener to anyone who thinks the Battle of Britain is only about Brits and Germans and Messerschmitts and Spitfires. The value ......

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Topgun

The Real Story Author: Pedersen, Dan Code: 59169 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 17/04/2021 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
9781526781321

The Red Baron : Manfred von Richthofen

A Photographic Album of the First World War's Greatest Ace Author: Treadwell, Terry C Code: 60640 Price: AU $43.98 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Published date: 12/04/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A unique collection of photographs that explores the life and military career of this famous airman until his death in April 1918.
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: 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.
9781526759061

Fast Jets to Spitfires

A Cold War Fighter Pilot's Story Author: Lloyd, Ron Code: 58975 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/12/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This is the fascinating story of how a boy from a poor family background was selected for Cranwell training and a career in the Royal Air Force.
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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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.
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Lionel Morris and the Red Baron

Air War on the Somme Author: Bush, Jill Code: 59930 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/11/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

Nineteen-year-old Lionel Morris left the infantry for the wood and wires of the Royal Flying Corps on the Western Front in 1916, joining one of the worlds first fighter units alongside the great ace Albert Ball. Learning on the job, in dangerously unpredictable machines, Morris came of age as a combat pilot on the first day of the Battle of the ......

9781913491130

Clouds of Love and War

Author: Billington, Rachel Code: 59407 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date: 01/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Both panoramic and intimate, in Clouds of Love and War author Rachel Billington balances a detailed and highly researched picture of the life of a WWII Spitfire pilot with the travails and ambitions of a young woman too often on her own. The result is both a gripping story of war and a sensitive story of love, a love that struggles to survive.

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Taking Flight

The Nadine Ramsey Story Author: Ramsey, Raquel Code: 59993 Price: AU $42.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

In October 1944 Nadine Ramsey was thirty-three and she was flying the cutting-edge P-51 Mustang to New Jersey, its last stop before heading to the war in Europe. The irrepressible young woman from Wichita had long been determined to fly and the gathering storm clouds of World War II had provided an unexpected opportunity. Taking Flight is the ......

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 ......

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Operation Vengeance

The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II Author: Hampton, Dan Code: 59984 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW Published date: 03/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

"Operation Vengeance is colorful, intimate, eye-popping history, delivered at a breakneck pace. I loved it." -Lynn VincentThe New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot delivers an electrifying narrative account of the top-secret U.S. mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander who masterminded Pearl Harbor.

In ......

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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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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 ......

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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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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 ......

9781526774996

Fighter Aces of the RAF in the Battle of Britain

Author: Kaplan, Philip Code: 60105 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

This book examines the reality behind the myths of the legendary RAF fighter aces during the Battle of Britain. It explains why only a small minority of pilots those in whom the desire for combat overrode everything accounted for so large a proportion of the victories. It surveys the skills that a successful fighter pilot must have a natural ......

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Black Tulip

The Life and Myth of Erich Hartmann, the World's Top Fighter Ace Author: Schmidt, Erik Code: 58856 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 25/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of the top-scoring ace in history, a Luftwaffe pilot named Erich Hartmann who totalled 352 kills.
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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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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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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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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.
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Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster

The Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 59496 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS NZ Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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.

Published to coincide ......

9781911621898

Harrier Boys Vol One

Cold War Through the Falklands 1969-1990 Author: Marston, Robert Code: 59247 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
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.
9781911621904

Meteor Boys: True Tales from UK Operators of Britain's First Jet Fighter

Author: Bond, Steve Code: 59248 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
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.
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Tornado Boys

Thrilling Tales from the Men and Women Who Have Operated ThisIndomitable Modern-Day Bomber Author: Hall, ,Ian Code: 59249 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
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.
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Deep Sleep

They went down with the Titanic but they lived to take the blame Author: Astridge, Paula Code: 59136 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 370 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The lives of those on the Titanic hinged on the tying of a shoelace and the taking of a nap -- two tiny details that made all the difference and dictated the actions of Captains Arthur Rostron and Stanley Lord – the men responsible for the rescue. In this novel, all that went wrong is revealed.

9781473845954

Mystery of Missing Flight F-BELV

Author: Wynn, Stephen Code: 58214 Price: AU $55.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/03/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Mystery of Missing Flight F-BELV, believed to be the only aircraft never to have been recovered from the Vietnam War.
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Alarmstart East

The German Fighter Pilot's Experience on the Eastern Front 1941-1945 Author: Eriksson, Patrick G. Code: 58231 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 09/03/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
New B-format paperback edition. The experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, and diary and flying log book extracts, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published.
9781526766687

Flying in Defiance of the Reich

A Lancaster Pilot's Rites of Passage Author: Russell, Peter Code: 58218 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 27/02/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A highly engaging personal account by a decorated RAF pilot.
9781526705686

The Men Who Flew the Halifax

Author: W, Bowman, Martin Code: 56668 Price: AU $65.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 26/02/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Covers the period 1942-_1_945, looking in particular at the Halifax's encounters with the Luftwaffe and the individual experiences of the men involved in such engagements.
9781526765192

A History of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association

Commemorating the Few Author: Simpson, Geoff Code: 57808 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/02/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In 1945 it was announced that Allied airmen who had taken part in the Battle of Britain in 1940 would be entitled to the immediate award of the 1939-1945 Star, with Battle of Britain Clasp. This was the only Clasp awarded with the 1939-1945 Star.
9781472840035

Flying Tiger Ace

The story of Bill Reed, China's Shining Mark Author: Molesworth, Carl Code: 58209 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/02/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Bill Reed had it all - brains, looks, athleticism, courage and a talent for leadership. After a challenging childhood in Depression-era Iowa, Reed joined the US Army Air Corps, but the outbreak of World War II saw him give up his commission. Instead, he travelled to China to fly for the American Volunteer Group - the legendary Flying Tigers. ......
9781445684659

Bomber Boy

My Life as a Bomber Pilot Author: French, Dereck Code: 58092 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/01/2020 Availability: 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.
9781445696225

Spitfire Deserter?

The American Pilot Who Went Missing Author: Simpson, Bill Code: 58122 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/12/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
New B-format paperback edition - Did Sgt Salvatore 'Bud' Walcott, an American who served as a Spitfire pilot with the RAF in 1942, avoid flying to Malta, the most bombed place on earth - did he desert?
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Luftwaffe Pilots In World War II

The Veterans' Stories Volume 1 Author: Bergstrom, Christer Code: 57819 Price: AU $58.91 Format: Hardback Published date: 25/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
What was it like to be a pilot in Hitlers Luftwaffe during World War II? In this book, the veterans themselves provide the answer. Christer Bergstroem enjoys a reputation as one of the greatest experts on Luftwaffe during World War II. During over 40 years of research, he has visited and made interviews with hundreds of Luftwaffe pilot veterans. ......
9781911621348

Lone Wolf: The Remarkable Story of Britain's

Greatest Nightfighter Ace of the Blitz Author: Saunders, Andy Code: 57821 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Known to contemporaries the Lone Wolf, Flt Lt Stevens was the RAF's highest scoring nightfighter pilot with fourteen victories. What makes his story unique is that all this was achieved without the aid of radar or another crew member. Instead Flt Lt Stevens used extraordinary skill, instinct and innate marksmanship.
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