The First World War in the AirAuthor: Hamilton-Paterson, JamesCode: 60831Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS Published date:10/07/2021Availability:Please contact us for availability
An account of aerial combat in World War I, revealing the terrible risks run by the men who fought and died in the worlds first air war.
A compelling and fascinating account of aerial combat in World War I, revealing the terrible risks run by the men who fought and died in the worlds first air war.
Design, Construction and InnovationAuthor: Wilkins, Mark C.Code: 60486Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date:23/04/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Fully illustrated account of how British aircraft manufacturers vied to create the best fighter to counter German technology during World War I. World War I witnessed unprecedented growth and innovation in aircraft design, construction, and as the war progressed - mass production. Each country generated its own innovations sometimes in ......
Author: Pavelec, Sterling MichaelCode: 60266Price:AU $60.27Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:15/01/2021Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Based on extensive archival research, Sterling Michael Pavelec recounts the adventures of the handful of aviators and their aircraft during the Gallipoli Campaign. The book focuses on the men and machines, their contributions to the campaign, and the ultimate outcomes of the role of airpower in the early stages of World War I.
Air War on the SommeAuthor: Bush, JillCode: 59930Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:02/11/2020Availability: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 ......
Germany's Famed Triplane in World War IAuthor: Wilkins, ,Mark,C.Code: 59156Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:18/09/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This book presents the evolution and development of perhaps the most iconic German fighter of WWI - the Fokker Dr. 1 triplane or "Dreidecker." The Dr. 1 was born from experiments in cantilever monoplanes and the excellent combat record of the Sopwith triplane, which appeared at the western front at the end of 1916. Only 320 Fokker Dr.1s were ......
Development of Military Air Strategy in World War IAuthor: Grattan, Robert F. (University of West England, UK)Code: 60109Price:AU $59.99Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date:25/08/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Air power has come to be seen as a countrys first line of defence, but in the First World War views were vastly different. Aircraft was a novelty not always welcomed by the traditionalist military and there were no tactics, doctrine or strategies available for the deployment of air power. Yet, within four years, proponents of the new force were ......
Author: Noszczak, MaciejCode: 59261Price:AU $54.99Format: Paperback / 20 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
In 1916, the command of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) urgently needed a fighter that could successfully oppose the new German fighter planes: Albatros D.III and Fokker D.VII. The Royal Aircraft Factory in Farnborough was ordered to design and build a fighter that would match the armament, performance and engine power of its adversaries. An ......
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 Essential Aircraft Identification GuideAuthor: Herris, JackCode: 58836Price:AU $41.49Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date:30/03/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Arranged chronologically by theatre of war and campaign, and illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, Aircraft of World War I is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914-18.
An Illustrated HistoryAuthor: Lepage, Jean-DenisCode: 58098Price:AU $85.00Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:03/02/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The torpedo-bomber was a very short-lived weapon system, operational for scarcely half a century from just prior WWI to the 1960s.
The Story Of A WW11 Veteran and SIA Pioneer PilotAuthor: Ho, Weng TohCode: 59089Price:AU $52.99Format: Paperback / 328 pages Publisher: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING Published date:12/01/2020Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
This book is a poignant story of a small-town boy, who stumbled into a lifelong flying career spanning 38 years as a pilot. Now at 99, Captain Ho Weng Toh, one of the last few remaining Flying Tigers, recalls the many events that shaped his life. It takes the readers through his journey of good and bad years, the trials and tribulations ......
Design, Construction, and InnovationAuthor: Wilkins, MarkCode: 56791Price:AU $74.99Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date:27/10/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Fully illustrated overview of the development and different types of German Fighter aircraft during World War I
Pilots of the First World War and the Psychological Legacies of CombatAuthor: C, Wilkins, MarkCode: 56025Price:AU $65.99Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:19/10/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This book focuses on the early days of aviation psychiatry as it developed, symbiotically, with the war itself.
My Flying Experiences in World War I and the Follow-On YearsAuthor: Granville White, HughCode: 57029Price:AU $54.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:15/09/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This is a story written by a young man who trained as a pilot, and then flew with the Royal Flying Corps in France during the First World War, eventually to become an ace. With the end of the First World War, his son continues the story of a remarkable career and life. A timely reminder of the difficulties that young pilots faced during WWI.
The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' LidseyAuthor: White, AndrewCode: 56877Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date:01/09/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Based on Jack Lidsey's detailed First World War diary, a unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air, including combat with the Red Baron.
Air War on the SommeAuthor: Jill, Bush,Code: 56802Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:24/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Using previously unpublished archive material, this biography captures the atmosphere of that extraordinary summer on the Somme, when pilots lived in the stretch and sag of nerves'.
A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Breakout of WWIAuthor: Bascomb, NealCode: 56890Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: JOHN MURRAY PUBLISHERS LTD Published date:29/06/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
July 1918. A band of Allied Royal Flying Corps airmen are determined to escape Germany's harshest POW camp. Their plan will become the most ambitious mass breakout attempt of the Great War.
The Spad A.2 to XVI in World War IAuthor: Wilkins, Mark C.Code: 56090Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:22/06/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This book presents the evolution of one of the most famous French-made fighter aircraft of WWIathe fast, rugged Spad. From humble beginnings this airplane became the mount for such famous WWI aces as Frenchmen Georges Guynemer and RenA (c) Fonck, American Eddie Rickenbacker, Italian Francesco Baracca, and many others. Illustrated with rare WWI-era ......
The German Air Assault Against Great Britain 1914-1918Author: Parker, NigelCode: 49766Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 356 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:10/06/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The aerial attacks against Great Britain by airships and aircraft in the Great War were a new development in the history of British warfare. Previously, it had been the British armies that had crossed the seas to do the fighting in foreign lands, but now, for the first time, the enemy was spreading death and destruction on the homeland at will. ......
Airmen awarded the distinguished Flying Cross and Two Bars 1918-1955Author: Franks, NormanCode: 56566Price:AU $54.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:06/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The reader will discover, the range of airmen who received the DFC and Two Bars, cover most of the ambit of WWII operations, be they fighter pilots, bomber pilots, night-fighter aircrew, aircrew navigators, engineers, etc, or reconnaissance pilots. Each has interesting stories, proving, if proof be needed, their gallantry in action.
The German Fighter Pilot's Experience on the Eastern Front 1941-1945Author: Eriksson, Patrick G.Code: 55489Price:AU $39.95Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:01/02/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
Polish Wings seriesAuthor: Kopanski, TomaszCode: 55294Price:AU $29.95Format: Paperback / 72 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date:31/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Tells the story of the German parasol-winged WWI fighter monoplane in Polish Air Force service.
WWI's Darkest Month in the AirAuthor: Franks, NormanCode: 55885Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:30/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The follow-up to Bloody April 1917 continues fifteen months later into World War I. Much had happened over this period.
The Australians Road to Victory in the First World WarAuthor: Davies, WillCode: 52350Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: VINTAGE Published date:01/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In March 1918, with the fear of a one-million-man American army landing in France, the Germans attacked. In response, Australian soldiers were involved in a number of engagements, culminating in the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux and the saving of Amiens, and Paris, from German occupation. Then came General John Monashs first victory as ......
Images of WarAuthor: Franks, NormanCode: 51583Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/07/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
New addition to the Images of War series, focussing on the Sopwith Camels flown over Italy during the First World War and the victories achieved by the pilots who flew them.
Zeppelin Raids and Anti-Airship Operations 1916-18Author: Powis, MickCode: 49819Price:AU $65.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:27/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Mick Powis describes the novel threat posed to the British war effort by the raids of German airships, or Zeppelins, and the struggle to develop effective defences against them. Despite their size and relatively slow speed, the Zeppelins were hard to locate and destroy at first. They could fly higher than existing fighters and the early raids ......
Author: Gould Lee, ArthurCode: 51891Price:AU $26.99Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:01/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Here is the story of one of these unknown flyers - a story based on letters written on the day, hot on the event, which tells of a young pilot's progress from fledgling to seasoned fighter. Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air war, the thrills and the terror, in this honest and timeless acount.
Bombing Britain in 1915Author: Castle, IanCode: 50442Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:12/04/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
At the outbreak of the First World War, the United Kingdom had no aerial defence capability worthy of the name. When the war began Britain had just thirty guns to defend the entire country, with all but five of these considered of dubious value . So when raiding German aircraft finally appeared over Britain the response was negligible and ......
The Battle for the SkiesAuthor: Ledwidge, FrankCode: 51578Price:AU $26.95Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:05/04/2018Availability: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.
Author: Guttman, JonCode: 50933Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:15/03/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
When Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin's rigid airship LZ 1 flew over Lake Constance in 1900, it was the most advanced and impressive flying machine in the world: a colossal, lighter-than-air craft capable of controlled flight. In World War I, Zeppelins were first used in a reconnaissance role, but on 19 January 1915 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorised their ......
Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesAuthor: Sumner, IanCode: 50312Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:29/01/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The French air force of the First World War developed as fast as the British and German air forces, yet its history, and the enormous contribution it made to the eventual French victory, is often forgotten. So Ian Sumners photographic history, which features almost 200 images, most of which have not been published before, is a fascinating and ......
The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World WarAuthor: Hare, Paul R.Code: 49975Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:19/01/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A comprehensive study of the American Aeroplane building programme of WW1, its promises, its performance, and its failure, together with a summary of what went wrong, and why, including a brief history of military aviation in America prior to the war and details of the Liberty engine and each aircraft type selected for production.
Oswald Watt Aviation PioneerAuthor: Clark, ChrisCode: 49775Price:AU $65.00Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:16/12/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Father of the Flying Corps and Father of Australian Aviation were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald ("Toby") Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War. He had become the Australian Armys first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air ......
Seeking Range, Endurance, and the Intercontinental BomberAuthor: Wolf, WilliamCode: 48807Price:AU $160.00Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:28/08/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This meticulously researched volume is a must in the library of any aviation buff: the most comprehensive descriptive and illustrated history of military and civilian aircraft and their pilots (men and women) to increase the range and endurance of their aircraft. Beginning with the proof of concept efforts to establish the airplane as a true ......