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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: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2021
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.
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: 28/07/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021

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 ......

9781526721020

Night Fighter

The Battle Against Hitler's Night Raiders 1940 - 1941 Author: Bates, H. E. Code: 50344 Price: AU $52.99 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021

It is no surprise that the Air Ministry chose an author of H.E. Bates talents to portray the battle over the night skies of Britain whilst the war against Germany was still to reach its conclusion. For his rich prose excites and inspires as much as it informs.

Bates opens his stirring story by analyzing the comparative efforts of ......

9781911658863

The Secret Horsepower Race - Special edition DB 601

Western Front Fighter Engine Development Author: Douglas, Calum Code: 60685 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/04/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 piston-engined fighters.
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.
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: 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.
9780764359323

Tenth Air Force in World War II

Strategy, Command and Operations 1942-1945 Author: Young, Edward M. Code: 59154 Price: AU $169.00 Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 09/11/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
During World War II, flying B-24 Liberator bombers on missions deep into Burma, B-25 Mitchell bombers attacking Japanese lines of communications, and P-40 Warhawks, P-47 Thunderbolts, and P-51 Mustangs flying close support for General Joseph Stilwell's Chinese and American forces in northern Burma, the Tenth Air Force worked closely with the ......
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 ......

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

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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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.
9780062938091

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 ......

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: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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: 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 ......

9781526762085

Anti-Aircraft Artillery in Combat, 1950-1972

Air Defence in the Jet Age Author: Singh, Mandeep Code: 59944 Price: AU $54.75 Format: Hardback / 264 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 02/08/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

Anti-aircraft artillery was extensively used in combat in the First World War, though such weapons had made their debut in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, when the besieged French used balloons for observation and communication and the Prussians used the first custom built 1-pounder gun to try and shoot them down. It was, however, not until ......

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: 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 ......

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

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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A detailed account of the battle to defeat the V-1 Flying Bomb threat against the UK in 1944 and 1945.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
9780008359263

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.
9781925868388

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.

9781526762207

Fighting in the Sky

The Story in Art Author: Fairley, John Code: 59349 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 30/06/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

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 ......

9781472841452

The Italian Blitz 1940-43

Bomber Command's war against Mussolini's cities, docks and factories Author: Worrall, Richard Code: 59955 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 25/06/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Between June 1940 and August 1943, RAF Bomber Command undertook a little-known strategic bombing campaign in Europe. The target was Mussolinis Italy. This air campaign was a key part of the strategic policy of Britain from 1940 to 1943, which aimed at securing Italys early surrender. However, it posed unique challenges, not least of which was ......

9781529378078

Battle of Britain

The pilots and planes that made history Author: Pearson, Simon Code: 58985 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date: 12/06/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
9781612008363

Spying from the Sky

At the Controls of Us Cold War Aerial Intelligence Author: Richardson, Robert L. Code: 58857 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 01/06/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
The history of Cold War reconnaissance in the words of the man who proved the aircraft, commanded the units, and flew the missions. This is the biography of pilot Col. William Gregory, whose astonishing career with the CIA and the US Air Force encompassed the attempts by US intelligence to understand Cold War Soviet Union.
9780648665915

Pacific Profiles Volume 1

Japanese Army Air Force - New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944 Author: Claringbould, Michael Code: 57911 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 112 pages Published date: 15/04/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Volume One of Pacific Profiles presents detailed profiles and descriptions of Japanese Army Air Force aircraft and units operating in New Guinea and the Solomons from December 1942 to April 1944.
9780198804314

Aerial Warfare

A Very Short Introduction Author: Ledwidge, Frank Code: 59142 Price: AU $17.95 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 09/04/2020 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
Aerial warfare has dominated western war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Frank Ledwidge offers a sweeping global history of air warfare, introducing the major battles, crises, and controversies where air power has taken centre stage.
9780764358685

Sukhoi Interceptors

The Su-9, Su-11 and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War Heroes Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 58031 Price: AU $145.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 28/02/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Closed in 1949, the Sukhoi Design Bureau was reborn in 1953 to meet an urgent demand for a fast interceptor that would counter the threat posed by NATO bombers. It wasted no time developing a succession of missile-armed, Mach 2 interceptors characterised by delta wings; the single-engined Su-9 entered service in 1960, followed by the up-armed ......
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