MediterraneanAuthor: Forsyth, RobertCode: 60617Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:22/08/2021Availability: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.
Author: Koszela, WitoldCode: 60874Price:AU $59.99Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:28/07/2021Availability: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 ......
The Battle Against Hitler's Night Raiders 1940 - 1941Author: Bates, H. E.Code: 50344Price:AU $52.99Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/06/2021Availability: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 ......
Western Front Fighter Engine DevelopmentAuthor: Douglas, CalumCode: 60685Price:AU $99.00Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:01/04/2021Availability: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.
Force Ace of AcesAuthor: Even-Epstein, BG GioraCode: 59250Price:AU $54.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/03/2021Availability: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.
A Cold War Fighter Pilot's StoryAuthor: Lloyd, RonCode: 58975Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:19/12/2020Availability: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.
5 Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942Author: Barnham, DenisCode: 57881Price:AU $36.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:20/11/2020Availability: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.
Strategy, Command and Operations 1942-1945Author: Young, Edward M.Code: 59154Price:AU $169.00Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:09/11/2020Availability: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 ......
1941-42Author: Stille, MarkCode: 59326Price:AU $27.95Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:03/11/2020Availability: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 ......
Author: Degted, DimitryCode: 59757Price:AU $66.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:01/10/2020Availability: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.
Carrier Operations in WWIIAuthor: Celander, LarsCode: 58988Price:AU $37.99Format: Paperback / 296 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date:20/09/2020Availability: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.
The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War IIAuthor: Hampton, DanCode: 59984Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW Published date:03/09/2020Availability: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.
Author: Birtles, PhilipCode: 59005Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:16/08/2020Availability: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 ......
Britain's Hidden Civilian ArmyAuthor: HowmanCode: 59148Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:15/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
They built thousands of Spitfires, hidden in garages, bus depots, shed and barns... but nobody ever knew
Author: Conyers Nesbit, RoyCode: 59975Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:14/08/2020Availability: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 ......
A Biography of the Legendary World War II Fighter PilotAuthor: Turner, John FraynCode: 59946Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:10/08/2020Availability: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 ......
Air Defence in the Jet AgeAuthor: Singh, MandeepCode: 59944Price:AU $54.75Format: Hardback / 264 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:02/08/2020Availability: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 ......
A 'Fake' HistoryAuthor: Brockman, AndyCode: 59734Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/08/2020Availability: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 ......
Air War over Europe 1914-1918Author: Sweetman, JohnCode: 59359Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/08/2020Availability: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 ......
The Battle Against the Flying BombsAuthor: Thomas, Graham ACode: 58981Price:AU $36.99Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:19/07/2020Availability: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.
The Memoirs of Ernst UdetAuthor: Udet, ErnstCode: 59198Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:15/07/2020Availability: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.
The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New ZealandBetween the World WarsAuthor: Spencer, Alex MCode: 59205Price:AU $66.00Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:15/07/2020Availability: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.
Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and LeaderAuthor: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore RickCode: 58829Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:15/07/2020Availability: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.
The Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWIIAuthor: Hoyland, GrahamCode: 59496Price:AU $42.99Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS NZ Published date:01/07/2020Availability: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.
Cold War Through the Falklands 1969-1990Author: Marston, RobertCode: 59247Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability: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.
Author: Bond, SteveCode: 59248Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability: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.
Thrilling Tales from the Men and Women Who Have Operated ThisIndomitable Modern-Day BomberAuthor: Hall, ,IanCode: 59249Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability: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.
They went down with the Titanic but they lived to take the blameAuthor: Astridge, PaulaCode: 59136Price:AU $24.95Format: Paperback / 370 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date:01/07/2020Availability: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.
The Story in ArtAuthor: Fairley, JohnCode: 59349Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:30/06/2020Availability: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 ......
Bomber Command's war against Mussolini's cities, docks and factoriesAuthor: Worrall, RichardCode: 59955Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:25/06/2020Availability: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 ......
The pilots and planes that made historyAuthor: Pearson, SimonCode: 58985Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date:12/06/2020Availability: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.
At the Controls of Us Cold War Aerial IntelligenceAuthor: Richardson, Robert L.Code: 58857Price:AU $65.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date:01/06/2020Availability: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.
Japanese Army Air Force - New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944Author: Claringbould, MichaelCode: 57911Price:AU $49.99Format: Paperback / 112 pages Published date:15/04/2020Availability: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.
A Very Short IntroductionAuthor: Ledwidge, FrankCode: 59142Price:AU $17.95Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:09/04/2020Availability: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.
The Su-9, Su-11 and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War HeroesAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 58031Price:AU $145.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:28/02/2020Availability: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 ......