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9781526799791

The Fleet Air Arm and the War in Europe, 1939 1945

Author: Hobbs, David Code: 61438 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022

For the first time, this book tells the story of how naval air operations evolved into a vital element of the Royal Navys ability to fight a three-dimensional war against both the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. An integral part of RN, the Fleet Air Arm was not a large organisation, with only 406 pilots and 232 front-line aircraft available for ......

9781911658092

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - Vol 2

Bombers 1939 -1945 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57865 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 25/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022
"Dozens of top secret bomber designs were drawn up by the Germans during the Second World War, including gigantic flying wings, sleek jet bombers, asymmetrical bombers with the cockpit and weapons turrets on the ends of their wings and even enormous carriers for single-seat suicide bombers."
9780764362798

US Army Combat Engineer Vehicles

1980 to the Present Author: DeRosa, Jeffrey Code: 61171 Price: AU $95.00 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 22/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022

The struggle for armored dominance sometimes overshadows the vital and unsung heroes of the battlefield: the engineers. Combat engineer vehicles spearhead armored attacks, breach obstacles, and prepare defenses. Born of necessity, these amazing vehicles have developed from humble beginnings to technological and mechanical marvels. After a slow ......

9780764362873

Fubuki-Class Destroyers

In the Imperial Japanese Navy During World War II Author: Ahlberg and Lengerer Code: 61424 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 22/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022

The World War II era destroyers of the Japanese Fubuki class were the first of a type sometimes referred to as "super destroyers." These destroyers were extremely large and heavily armed with guns and torpedoes. Ironically, the IJN was pushed to create heavier destroyers by the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty, which discouraged the ......

9781911658566

F-16 Fighting Falcon

American All-Purpose Combat Machine Author: Simmonds, Bertie Code: 60492 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 18/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022

Sleek, futuristic and deadly - the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon was born from the crucible of the air war over Vietnam and the need for cheaper, simpler, and more maneuverable fighter aircraft with which to combat the many thousands of Soviet-bloc supplied aircraft sold around the world.

Back in the early 1970s the F-16 ......

9788366549463

Saab 37 Viggen : The Fighting Colours

50th Anniversary Collection Author: Caruana, Richard Code: 70070 Price: AU $42.75 Format: Paperback / 40 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022

Internationally renowned aviation artist and historian Richard J. Caruana provides a tribute to an often under-appreciated aviation legend, the Saab 37 Viggen, an aircraft that was ahead of its time on many fronts. Richards book provides a brief history of the aircraft combined with an exceptional collection of over 56 colour profiles showing ......

9788366673656

The Japanese Cruiser OYodo

Author: Sukhanevichz, Alexandr Code: 61201 Price: AU $95.00 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022

Japanese cruiser of the Second World War, the only ship of her type. The cruiser "Oyodo" was designed in Japan in the late 1930s in response to the need for long-range cruisers. Of the many variants prepared by the technical service, the design of the type C cruiser, completed in October 1938, was selected. The hull lines of the ship are based ......

9788366673663

Soviet Heavy Fighters 1926-1949

Author: Paduch, Dariusz Code: 61202 Price: AU $115.00 Format: Paperback / 172 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022

The history of Dornier aircraft in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. Soviet Heavy Fighters 1926 1949 showcases some of the lesser known, often forgotten, aircraft types, as well as a group of young and prolific aircraft designers who never had a chance to flourish under difficult wartime conditions and limitations inherent to the ......

9781838593841

Tsushima : Japan's Trafalgar

The Voyage of the Condemned Fleet to the Straits of Korea Author: Thorne, Phil Code: 70105 Price: AU $89.95 Format: Hardback / 928 pages Publisher: TROUBADOR PUBLISHING Published date: 28/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

The Battle of Tsushima, the epic battle between the Japanese and Russian navies on May 27-28 1905, is examined in far greater detail than ever before. Making extensive use of official records, personal accounts and a wealth of untouched information on the Russian Navys activities, this battle, little known about by a general readership, is ......

9781911658115

RAF Cold War Jet Aircraft in Profile

Author: Sandham-Bailey, Chris Code: 57905 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 28/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022
"Written and illustrated throughout by renowned aviation artist Chris Sandham-Bailey, RAF Cold War Jet Aircraft in Profile covers 14 different aircraft types designed and built by British companies and operated by the RAF between 1945 and 2010.
9781911658337

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

Eagles of the Luftwaffe Author: Saunders, Andy Code: 58222 Price: AU $38.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 18/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022
The original dive-bomber, the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, profiled by Luftwaffe expert Andy Saunders.
9781472845870

Panzer III

Author: Anderson, Thomas Code: 61461 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

The Panzer III was the mainstay of the German armoured force in the early years of World War II and spearheaded the victories in Poland, Western Europe and the Balkans. Designed and developed in the mid-1930s, it was originally equipped with a 3.7cm gun and with 30mm thick armour. Early combat in Poland and France saw the need for this to be ......

9781472846969

Desert Storm 1991

The most shattering air campaign in history Author: Hallion, Richard Code: 61417 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date: 17/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

An expertly written, illustrated new analysis of the Desert Storm air campaign fought against Saddam Husseins Iraq, which shattered the worlds fourth-largest army and sixth-largest air force in just 39 days, and revolutionized the worlds ideas about modern air power. Operation Desert Storm took just over six weeks to destroy Saddam Husseins war ......

9781472849021

Tanks in the Easter Offensive 1972

The Vietnam War's great conventional clash Author: Hiestand, William Code: 61419 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date: 17/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

This study explains how the armies of North and South Vietnam, newly equipped with the most modern Soviet and US tanks and weaponry, fought the decisive armored battles of the Easter Offensive. Wearied by years of fighting against Viet Cong guerillas and North Vietnamese regulars, the United States had almost completely withdrawn its forces ......

9781472849397

Fw 190D-9

Defence of the Reich 1944-45 Author: Forsyth, Robert Code: 61463 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

Arguably one of the finest piston-engined fighters ever built, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 raised the bar in terms of aircraft design and operational capability during World War II. Designed by Kurt Tank, the long-nosed Fw 190D9 Dora bettered most of the fighters that the Allied and Soviet air forces could field when it first appeared in the skies ......

9788366549562

Japanese Submarine Aircraft

Author: Ryusuke, Ishiguro Code: 61198 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 15/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

The new larger format second edition of the first English language book to describe in detail the aircraft used by Japans extensive submarine fleet during World War Two. More than any other nation, Japan designed, built and operated aircraft launched from submarines, using them for reconnaissance and also (uniquely) for bombing and attack ......

9781800325388

Battleship

The Greatest Fighting Ships in History Author: Hough, Richard Code: 61466 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Published date: 14/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

A compelling history of the greatest ships ever launched.

The importance of the fighting ship is as considerable today as ever before. Battleships are built, counted, assessed and exercised with the same determination now as at the beginning of the twentieth century, and during the Napoleonic Wars.

In this riveting book, ......

9780764362750

Huey in Vietnam

Bell's UH-1 at War Author: Doyle. David Code: 61182 Price: AU $46.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 11/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

Few implements of war are as representative of the US presence in Vietnam as the Bell Huey UH-1-series helicopters. Whether serving in the role of troop transport for airborne assault, supply transports, aerial gunships, or medical evacuation, the Huey was seemingly everywhere. The versatile aircraft, officially the "Iroquois," was ......

9781399014328

Forgotten Tanks and Guns

Of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s Author: Lister, David Code: 70068 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

History forgets. Files are lost and mislaid. But this book seeks to shine a light, offering a collection of cutting edge pieces of historical research detailing some of the most fascinating arms and armament projects from the 1920s to the end of the 1940s, nearly all of which had previously been lost to history. Included here are records from ......

9781399083270

The First Jet Pilot

The Story of German Test Pilot Erich Warsitz Author: Warsitz, Lutz Code: 61433 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

On 27 August 1939, Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz became the first man to fly a jet aircraft, the Heinkel He 178 and in June of the same year he flew the first liquid-fuel rocket aircraft, the Heinkel He 176. His legendary flying skills enabled him to assist the pioneering German aircraft and engine design teams that included Wernher von Braun and ......

9781399092043

The Battleship Builders

Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships Author: Johnston and Buxton Code: 61435 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022
9781399097918

British Cruisers

Two World Wars and After Author: Friedman, Norman Code: 61195 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Paperback / 432 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

For most of the twentieth century Britain possessed both the worlds largest merchant fleet and its most extensive overseas territories. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Royal Navy always showed a particular interest in the cruiser a multi-purpose warship needed in large numbers to defend trade routes and police the empire. Above all ......

9781526723635

Lockheed Constellation

A Record Breaking Airliner Author: Higgs, Colin Code: 56591 Price: AU $35.95 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022
A detailed examination of a record breaking airliner. Features nearly 200 photographs and illustrations, including a full cutaway plan.
9781526746399

P-51 Mustang

Rare Photographs from Naval Archives Author: Bowman, Martin Code: 61423 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

Today, the Mustang is a living legend and is remembered as probably the finest long-range single-seat piston-engined fighter ever built. Here, in words and images, the esteemed aviation historian Martin Bowman tells the story of an aircraft that continues to provoke enthusiastic praise. We look at the Mustangs involvement in the Second World ......

9781526752185

RAF in Camera

100 Years on Display Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 59184 Price: AU $120.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022
Provides a spectacular photographic portrait of the Royal Air Force's public persona during the first 100 years of its existence.
9781526774149

Scorpion and Scimitar

British Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles, 1970-2020 Author: Grummitt, David Code: 61436 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

The British Scorpion and Scimitar are among the most successful armoured reconnaissance vehicles ever built and, almost fifty years after the initial design was introduced, updated versions are still in service today. These compact, manoeuvrable and fast-moving light tanks played a significant peace-keeping role in conflict zones around the ......

9781911658627

Secret Project of the Luftwaffe in Profile

More than 200 highly detailed full colour aircraft design Author: Uhr, Daniel Code: 59741 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

The Second World War was a time of tremendous technological progress in aviation with innovations such as jet engines and swept wings being brought in as engineers on all sides desperately sought every possible performance advantage. In Germany, the quest for better aircraft resulted in some astonishing designs - everything from bombers with ......

9781911658658

Eagles of the Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw200

Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 60493 Price: AU $33.99 Format: Paperback / 116 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor was conceived for peace but turned to a warlike purpose savaging convoys bringing vital supplies to Britain. The aircraft Churchill called "the scourge of the Atlantic" became synonymous with the struggle to supply the Allies by sea. As a truly long-range reconnaissance bomber, the Condor acted as the eyes and ears ......

9781913336196

King of Fighters - Nikolay Polikarpov and His Aircraft Designs Vol 2

The Monoplane Era Author: Maslov, Mikhail Code: 60172 Price: AU $85.00 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022
In the century-long history of the conquest of the sky there have been a number of outstanding personalities. Among them is the name of designer Nikolay Polikarpov (1892-1944), which is inseparably associated with the best achievements of the Russian and Soviet aviation.
9781914377037

Eagles of Destiny: Volume 1 1947-1971

Birth and Growth of the Royal Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Air Force Author: Shabbir and Mazhar Code: 61464 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

 From inception PAF was in the thick of things supporting ground troops in Kashmir, and later, two major wars ensued against India. This book covers the early years of Royal Pakistan Air Force, led by seconded Royal Air Force personnel, through to being led by Pakistani officers and based on the American approach to air ......

9781914377099

Tailships

Hunting Soviet Submarines in the Mediteranean 1970-1973 Author: Rodgaard, John Code: 61465 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 104 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

 Obsolete, except for the experimental anti-submarine warfare sensor they carried, the USS Hammerberg, DE-1015, the USS Courtney, DE-1021 and the USS Lester, DE-1022 went to the Mediterranean to demonstrate the potential of a technology that relied on a passive towed array detection system; what the Navy officially designated ......

9788366549593

Finnish Aces

Their Planes and Units 1939-1945 Author: Stenman and Jolda Code: 61468 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

The small number of Finnish fighter pilots who defended Finland in three separate wars between 1939 and 1945 amassed scores only bettered by the Luftwaffes pilots. Initially equipped with a mixed collection of fighters acquired from sources across the world, the Finnish Air Force was thrust into defensive combat in the Winter War (against an ......

9788366549685

German Aircraft Instrument Panels

Author: Karnas, Darisz Code: 61469 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

This book, the sixth in the series called INSIDE, features detailed colour illustrations of the instrument panels from German aircraft. It is a compilation in paperback of the material originally published in two separate hardback volumes: German Aircraft Instrument Panels Volume 1 (February 2015, ISBN 978 8363678 55 5). German Aircraft ......

9788366549692

Polish Wings 32: Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF

Author: Golabek, Adam Code: 61470 Price: AU $38.50 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

This new book in the popular Polish Wings series describes and illustrates in unparalleled detail the supersonic MiG-21MF jet fighter in service with the Polish Air Force. Nearly 60 countries in four continents have flown the MiG-21 since 1959, and it still serves many nations six decades after its maiden flight. It made aviation records and ......

9788366549708

Single Vehicle No. 04: Type 95 Ha-Go

Author: Przemyslaw Skulski Code: 61425 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

Continuing the Single Vehicle series from Mushroom Model Publications - a new range of booklets for military modellers featuring original colour profiles, photographic details and scale plans in 1/35 scale, plus drawings from military technical manuals for individual single variant military vehicles. This forth title covers the single variant ......

9788366549715

Scale Plans 72: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6

Author: Dariusz, Karnas Code: 61471 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 16 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2022

Modelling plans in 1/32. 1/48, 1/72 and 1/144 scale of the G-6 variant of the famous Me Bf 109 German fighter aircraft of World War II, featuring eight A3 size scale plans.

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