A Gift to EmpireAuthor: Wright, Matthew J.Code: 60641Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
This book tells the story of HMS New Zealand, a battlecruiser paid for by the people of New Zealand in 1909, and when Japan was perceived as a threat in Australasia and the Pacific. Born of the collision between New Zealand's patriotic dreams and European politics, the tale of HMS New Zealand is further wrapped in the turbulent power-plays at the ......
A Legends of Flight Illustrated HistoryAuthor: Borgmann, WolfgangCode: 60779Price:AU $76.99Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:28/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 three-engine jet is one of the most distinctive wide-bodied aircraft and since the early 1970s has been operated by many airlines on medium- and long-distance routes throughout the world. Successfully flying passenger service for over 40 years, the DC-10 currently still flies for FedEx in an airfreight delivery role. ......
Armor on the beaches of Normandy and southern FranceAuthor: Zaloga, Steven J.Code: 60630Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:24/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
An authoritative and fresh new study of Allied tanks' role in smashing the walls of Fortress Europe on D-Day.
1970 to date (all models and variants)Author: Kennedy, CharlesCode: 60399Price:AU $57.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:24/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
The DC-10 was a three-engine wide-body jetliner created by McDonnell Douglas, born from a lineage that included the most popular and important propliners of all time, including the DC-3 Dakota and the DC-8 jet (Douglas answer to the Boeing 707). It entered service in 1971 and was supposed to be a smash hit, but a series of accidents that were a ......
The True Story of the Battle of BritainAuthor: Deighton, LenCode: 60830Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date:24/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
A myth-busting, page-turning history of the Battle of Britain Summer, 1940- western Europe has been conquered, and Hitler turns his attention to the invasion of England. Fighter is Len Deightons thrilling history of the ensuing Battle of Britain - the aerial combat between the RAF and the Luftwaffe that was fought over the summer of 1940. ......
into the design, construction, and combat use of the RAF's third andfinal V-bomber.Author: Wilson, KeithCode: 60664Price:AU $54.95Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:24/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
The Handley Page Victor was the third and final V-bomber to be operated by the RAF during the Cold War as part of the UK's airborne nuclear deterrent. It also served as a strategic reconnaissance platform and as an air-to-air refuelling tanker. Keith Wilson looks at two former Falklands and Gulf War veteran aircraft to examine the detail.
Nazi Airwaves in the Second World WarAuthor: Morley, NathanCode: 60196Price:AU $39.99Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:15/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
The first in-depth look at German home service radio stations during WW2, this is a fascinating insight into how the Nazi war machine sought to shape public opinion at home and abroad. Based on original research and unlimited access of German archives, Radio Hitler is an important new addition to the literature surrounding Nazi Germany.
1939-1945Author: Ward, EdwardCode: 60671Price:AU $39.99Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date:14/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
Organised chronologically by type, Russian Aircraft of World War II is a highly-illustrated guide to the main types of aircraft used by the Soviet Air Force. All the major and many minor types are featured, including fighters, dive-bombers, ground-attack aircraft, night bombers, strategic bombers and reconnaissance and transport aircraft.
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.
The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to MidwayAuthor: McKelvey Cleaver, ThomasCode: 60618Price:AU $32.98Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:10/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
This fascinating volume--now available in paperback offers a vivid narrative history of the early stages of the Pacific War, as US and Allied forces desperately tried to slow the Japanese onslaught that began with the sudden attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
In the Eye of the StormAuthor: Nichol, JohnCode: 60612Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date:10/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
The epic story of the Tornado during Operation Desert Storm, by the bestselling author of Spitfire and Lancaster, who was himself shot down during that conflict
A Secret History of the Space RocketAuthor: MacDonald, FraserCode: 59225Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD Published date:03/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
Escape from Earth is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. It's a wild ride. Jack ......
Undefeated 4th Generation Super-FighterAuthor: Simmonds, BertieCode: 60791Price:AU $32.99Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:03/07/2021Availability:Please contact us for availability
The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is the undisputed king of fighter aircraft, scoring around 105 kills for zero losses in air-to-air combat.
Originally designed as a pure air superiority machine to replace the multi-role F-4 Phantom II, the Eagle has since morphed into one of the most technologically advanced fighter-bombers in ......
Forgotten Heroes of the Battle of BritainAuthor: Verkaik, RobertCode: 60829Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: ROBINSON Published date:03/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
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 ......
Author: Phelps, JamesCode: 60611Price:AU $19.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:02/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich. On 11 August 1914, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richardson boarded a German merchant vessel fleeing Melbourne's Port Phillip and audaciously seized a top-secret naval codebook. The fledgling Australian ......
Little-Known Tales about the Second World WarAuthor: Aines, DonCode: 59357Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 204 pages Publisher: SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Published date:01/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
Here are overlooked or forgotten tales from the worlds greatest conflict. These are stories of courage, daring, and stupidity, some of which would challenge the imaginations of Hollywood scriptwriters.
Some of the many true tales that author Donald Aines recounts include:
Author: Grove, EricCode: 60574Price:AU $189.00Format: Hardback / 292 pages Publisher: ROUTLEDGE Published date:01/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
This book, first published in 1990, presents a fundamental reassessment of maritime strategy. It analyses the lessons of twentieth-century naval warfare and examines in detail the changing face of naval warfare, both in terms of the weapons used and the platforms from which they are launched and controlled. It looks at the evolving uses of the ......
The Lee and Grant Tanks in World War IIAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 60595Price:AU $29.95Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:01/07/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The M3 Lee was America's first mass-produced combat tank. Its unusual configuration of hull-mounted 75 mm gun and turret-mounted 37 mm cannon was a result of the rush to get the vehicle in production following Nazi Germany's rapid advances in Europe. Following heavy British tank losses in France, the Commonwealth turned to the US to bolster their ......
The M4A3 Medium Tank in World War II and KoreaAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 60596Price:AU $29.95Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:01/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
Powered by a massive Ford V-8 engine, the M4A3 Sherman was the standard tank of the US Army during the later stages of WWII, as well as the Korean War. The M4A3 was also supplied to the Marines during WWII, when the Corps faced a shortage of their preferred M4A2. The M4A3 was used by both services during the Korean War and was supplied in large ......
The US Army's Standard Armored Car of WWIIAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 60597Price:AU $29.95Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:01/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
Developed to provide the US military with a fast-moving reconnaissance vehicle sufficiently armed to knock out WWII-era armored vehicles. The M8 Armored Car and its sibling, the M20 Armored Utility Vehicles, were the most widely used armored vehicles built by Ford. These vehicles saw use with the US Army as well as Allied nations during WWII and ......
Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909Author: Ellis, KenCode: 59041Price:AU $65.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:30/06/2021Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Britain established the world's first aircraft factory in 1909 after the Short brothers met up with the American Wright brothers and struck a deal. The industry expanded rapidly to rise to the challenge of World War One with such thoroughbreds as the Camel and the SE.5. The post-conflict slump proved to be difficult but classics such as the Moths, ......
An Anatomy from Building to BreakingAuthor: Buxton, IanCode: 60639Price:AU $140.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
Unlike the United States, which has preserved a number of battleships as museums or memorials, not a single British dreadnought survives in the country that invented them. This book is an ambitious attempt to achieve the next best thing - a level of documentation in plans, photographs and words that portrays every aspect of the ship, albeit in two ......
A Visual HistoryAuthor: Richards, A.Code: 59277Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 216 pages Publisher: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM Published date:27/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
This highly illustrated book, first published to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, will reconstruct the historic landings and the resultant battle for Normandy using artefacts, documents, interviews, film, art and photographs from the archives at IWM.
The pilots and planes that made historyAuthor: Pearson, SimonCode: 60648Price:AU $7.99Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date:27/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
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 ......
Author: Napier, MichaelCode: 60625Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:27/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
The Panavia Tornado GR 1 and F 3 bore the brunt of RAF operational tasking (and combat losses) during the first Gulf War in 1991. Featuring many first-hand combat accounts, this book tells the story of the backbone of the RAF frontline from the 1980's and 1990's
The Regiment's Jeeps and Land Rovers in North Africa, Europe, Oman andIraqAuthor: Mortimer, GavinCode: 60631Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:27/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
A history of the Special Air Service's lightweight, heavily armed vehicles and their combat use, ranging from the famous 1942 airfield raids of North Africa, the SAS Brigade's jeep-borne operations in Europe after D-Day, and 22 SAS's postwar adoption of much-modified Land Rovers for desert operations.
Fairey SwordfishAuthor: Willis, MatthewCode: 60495Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 116 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:26/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
Few aircraft encompass as many contradictions as the Fairey Swordfish - the legendary Stringbag naval torpedo bomber was approaching antiquation at the start of the war yet struck mortal blows against some of the most powerful battleships in the Axis fleets. Naval Aviation historian Matthew Willis explores how modern technology such as radar ......
Australia's Third-Party Naval Defense 1919-1942Author: Britts, AngusCode: 60654Price:AU $80.30Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:15/06/2021Availability:Please contact us for availability
Illustrates how Australia confronted the need to base its post-World War I defense planning around the security provided by a major naval power: in the first instance, Britain, and later the United States.