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9781526797957

From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog

Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilot Author: Ladd, Steven K. Code: 61652 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

Fighter pilots! Images of Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker in the Great War, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Stanford Tuck and Richard Bong in the Second World War, or Robin Olds in Vietnam, all spring to mind. Volumes have been written about them, past and present. Understandably, most of these revolve around the skill, cunning and ......

9781399019866

Tank Battles of World War I

Author: Cooper, Bryan Code: 62075 Price: AU $35.95 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

Failure to exploit the potential of an original idea is a recurring phenomenon in our national history. Few failures, however, can have been so costly in human life as that of our military commanders early in 1916 to appreciate that the tank was a war winning weapon. The slaughter of the Somme, Passchendaele and Ypres salient had to be endured ......

9781802821970

British Reconnaissance Aircraft of the 1970s and 80s

Author: Goss, Chris Code: 62119 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

This book explores the reconnaissance aircraft used by the British armed forces in the 1970s and 80s, namely the Avro Shackleton, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, Fairey Gannet and English Electric Canberra. The maritime patrol and airborne early warning (AEW) Shackleton was a descendant of the Avro Lancaster and Lincoln and was in service from 1951 to ......

9781802822632

Lockheed SR-71

Author: Archer, Bob Code: 62120 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

One of two Lockheed reconnaissance "black" jets that emerged during the 1950s and 1960s, the SR-71 was operated by the USAF and NASA. Produced in tremendous secrecy, and initially flown from areas away from public gaze, the SR-71 is renowned for its high speed and distinctive design. The Lockheed Blackbird family the A-12, YF-12, and SR-71 were ......

9781802822687

Vulcan B Mk2: 1955-2015

Author: Fildes, David Code: 62121 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

In 1955, the Vulcan B.Mk2 was proposed and a new wing modification was designed to take advantage of the more powerful Olympus engines and a new stand-off missile known as Blue Steel. The new wing was known as the Phase 2C development. Avro were given a contract for an aerodynamic prototype on 10 July 1956, with the first prototype VX777 making ......

9781802823141

Junkers Ju 88

Author: Lowe, Malcolm Code: 62122 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

This fully illustrated book looks at the German Luftwaffes famous bomber, the Ju 88, in all its variants. Chapters on bombers, heavy fighters, night fighters and reconnaissance sub-types are included, along with a look at foreign operators. The Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most important tactical bombers of the World War Two era. Its beginnings ......

9781802823158

Hawker Hunter

Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 62123 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

This fully illustrated volume looks at the classic jet fighter, the Hawker Hunter. The types development, entry into service and operations are examined in detail. Development of the Hawker Hunter began in 1946 under the steady hand of chief designer Sydney Camm. With so many advances in aircraft design and technology during the late 1940s, the ......

9781804510384

Turkey's Drone Force 1995-2022

The Operational History of Turkey's Drone Programs Author: Mevlutoglu, Arda Code: 62124 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

From the first experience through the procurement of GNAT-750 and I-GNAT UAVs made by General Atomics in the mid-1990s, Turkey launched a continuously expanding development of domestic designs. Initially basing its designs on the TAI Sahit X1, then the TIHA Heron (TAI Anka), it gradually developed its own drone industry. Turkeys Drone Force ......

9781802822083

Airfix Model World Basic Guide to Modelling

Author: Fone, Stu Code: 61996 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 23/02/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: February 2023

Whether you are just entering the hobby or re-acquainting yourself with it, this book provides simple step-by-step advice on how to get started on a build regardless of whether it is a ship, tank, aircraft or spaceship along with guidance on tools and equipment. The wealth of handy tips on basic modelling techniques includes eliminating seams, ......

9781911658092

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - Vol 2

Bombers 1939 -1945 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57865 Price: AU $81.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/02/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: February 2023
"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."
9781911658450

BBMF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Profile

Highly detailed full colour aircraft designs and rare photographs Author: Sandham-Bailey, Chris Code: 60494 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/02/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: February 2023
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is a standing reminder of the heroism and sacrifice of countless British and Commonwealth aircrew who flew and fought during the Second World War.
9781472846723

Super-Battleships of World War II

Montana-class, Lion-class, H-class, A-150 and Sovetsky Soyuz-class Author: Stille, Mark Code: 62116 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 22/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023

A study of the design, development and eventual fates of the uncompleted super-battleships intended to be built before and during World War II. At the start of World War II the battleship was still king, and all the major powers were designing even mightier battleships to surpass their most modern and powerful classes. But when ......

9780764363412

B-25 Mitchell Vol 1

The A through D Models in World War II Author: Wolf, Dr William Code: 61822 Price: AU $47.50 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 15/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023

Volume 1 of our two-volume visual history of the North American B-25 Mitchell. The North American B-25 Mitchell is WWIIs most heralded and versatile medium bomber. Volume 1 (of two) gives the reader a concise illustrated look at the A through D models and follows the bombers genesis from the formation of the North American Company and its early ......

9781399003568

The Second World War Tank Crisis 1919-1945

The Fall and Rise of British Tanks Author: Taylor, Richard Code: 62115 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 234 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023

British Second World War tanks performed so badly that it is difficult to bring to mind any other British weapon of the period that provokes such a strong sense of failure. Unfortunately, many of the accusations appear to be true - British tanks were in many ways a disgrace. But why was Britain, the country that invented them, consistently ......

9781526781208

Dornier Do 17 in the Battle of Britain

The 'Flying Pencil' in the Spitfire Summer Author: Goss, Chris Code: 60489 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 232 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023
For the first three years of the Second World War, the Dornier Do 17 was the Luftwaffe's principal light bomber and this book explores its role in the Battle of Britain.
9781526789570

Beaufighter and Mosquito Operations in WWII

The Memoirs of a Radar Operator Author: Pemberton, John Code: 60271 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 296 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023
Zbysek Necas was just 18, and still a high school student, when he escaped from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia a month before the outbreak of war in 1939.
9781612519104

Tomcats and Eagles

The Development of the F-14 and F-15 in the Cold War Author: Tovy, Tal Code: 62064 Price: AU $164.00 Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 15/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023

During the first half of the 1970s, two new fighter aircraft entered operational service in the United States: The Navys Grumman F-14 Tomcat and the Air Forces McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. These two aircraft were part of the backbone of the tactical air power of the United States; their introduction was accompanied by comprehensive reforms in ......

9788366549371

Real Weathering

Author: Taylor, Dick Code: 60713 Price: AU $63.80 Format: Paperback / 180 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 10/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023
A photographic resource for military modellers showing real weathering - dirt, spills, faded paint, wear and rust - on real tanks and military vehicles.
9780593187272

Chuck Yeager

World War II Fighter Pilot Author: Keith, Don Code: 61947 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC Published date: 08/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023

For Dutton Calibers American War Heroes series, the riveting true story ofUnited States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot Chuck Yeager. Bold, brash, and brimming with courage, Chuck Yeager burst onto the scene as a national hero in 1947, when he became the first to fly an airplane faster than the speed of sound. Yet ......

9781914929038

The Complete Catalogue of British Tanks

An A-Z of all British-Built Tanks Author: Taylor, James Code: 61953 Price: AU $93.00 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HERRIDGE & SONS LTD Published date: 05/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023

As the nation that conceived the first tank more than a hundred years ago, Britain has a long and fascinating series of tank designs to its credit. Despite a period of apathy from the relevant authorities about the value of tanks, which led to its grateful reliance on American-made models during the Second World War, Britain bounced back to ......

9788366549722

SAAB 37 Viggen

Author: Forslund, Mikael Code: 61520 Price: AU $54.95 Format: Paperback / 220 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 30/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022
A comprehensive illustrated history of the development and service of the Saab 37 Viggen.
9780764363559

Turbulent Journey

The Jumo Engine, Operation Paperclip and the American Dream Author: Decher, Reiner Code: 61695 Price: AU $56.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

This untold story of early jet development, surviving the collapse of the Reich, and starting over in America is recounted by Reiner Decher, whos father Siegfried was an engineer on the team that designed the engine for the Me 262. Germany built the first operational jet aircraft during World War II, the Messerschmitt Me 262. Siegfried Decher ......

9781526742537

English Electric Canberra in British Service

Flight Craft 17 Author: Derry, Martin Code: 58022 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022
A new addition to the Flight Craft series, this time focussing on the English Electric Canberra in British Service.
9781591149101

Battleship Iowa

Naval History Special Edition Author: Burr, Lawrence Code: 62063 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

USS Iowa BB-61, the first of four Iowa-class battleships built for the U.S. Navy, was launched in 1942. Capable of thirty-three knots and armed with nine new fifty-caliber sixteen-inch guns, she was the pinnacle of battleship design for the U.S. Navy during World War II. The Iowa class perfectly merged the heavy armor of battleships ......

9781682477625

U.S. Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated Design History Author: Friedman, Norman Code: 61879 Price: AU $420.00 Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The Norman Friedman Illustrated Design History series of U.S. warships books has been an industry standard for three decades and has sold thousands of copies worldwide. To mark and celebrate this achievement, the Naval Institute Press is proud to make these books available once more. Digitally remastered for enhanced photo resolution and ......

9781911658658

Eagles of the Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw200

Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 60493 Price: AU $38.95 Format: Paperback / 116 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 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 ......

9788365958853

Cruisers Of The Third Reich Volume 2

Author: Koszela, Witold Code: 59056 Price: AU $84.00 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022
The second of two volumes which describe and illustrate all the German cruisers that were in Kriegsmarine service during WWII, complete with full technical specifications.
9780764363429

B-25 Mitchell, Vol. 2

The G through J, F-10, and PBJ Models in World War II Author: Wolf, Dr William Code: 61567 Price: AU $47.50 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 20/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

Volume 2 of our two-volume visual history of the North American B-25 Mitchell. This second of two volumes on the North American B-25 Mitchell covers the late-WWII G through J, F-10, and PBJ variants of the famed US medium bomber. Among the many topics discussed are the Mitchell versions used by the US Navy and Marine Corps, as well as ......

9781501766022

Euromissiles

The Nuclear Weapons That Nearly Destroyed NAT Author: Colbourn, Susan Code: 62126 Price: AU $62.50 Format: Hardback / 408 pages Publisher: CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 15/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

In Euromissiles, Susan Colbourn tells the story of the height of nuclear crisis and the remarkable waning of the fear that gripped the globe.

In the Cold War conflict that pitted nuclear superpowers against one another, Europe was the principal battleground. Washington ......

9781631496370

The Great Air Race

Glory, Tragedy, and the Dawn of American Aviation Author: Lancaster, John Code: 61992 Price: AU $53.00 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: LIVERIGHT PUBLISHING CORP Published date: 15/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The Great Air Race reclaims one of the most important moments in the history of American aviation: the transcontinental air race of October 1919 that saw scores of pilots compete for the fastest roundtrip time between New York and San Francisco in frail, open-cockpit biplanes. Riveting the nation, the aviators-most of them veterans of ......

9780764363542

Tupolev Tu-22M

Soviet/Russian Swing-Wing Heavy Bomber Author: Gordon and Komissarov Code: 61699 Price: AU $139.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The only English-language book in print on this active-duty Russian supersonic bomber. In the late 1960s, the patriarch of Soviet aircraft design, Andrey Tupolev, offered the Soviet air force a supersonic bomber to replace the 1950s-vintage Tu-22 Blinder with a less capable - but cheaper - alternative to the Sukhoi design bureaus proposed T-4 ......

9781399092784

Military Low-Level Flying From F-4 Phantom to F-35 Lightning II

A Pictorial Display of Low Flying in Cumbria and Beyond Author: Rathbone, Scott Code: 62118 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The United Kingdom has some of the most dramatic landscapes that can be used by pilots to train in the vital skill of low flying. Aircrew preparing for operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other potential war zones frequently hone their skills flying through the valleys of the UK, sometimes at near subsonic speed. In Cumbria, as well as other ......

9781473899407

FOCKE-WULF Fw 190

The Latter Years - D-Day to the Fall of Germany Author: Goss, Chris Code: 61829 Price: AU $35.95 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

As the war began to turn against Germany, the Luftwaffe was forced to defend the Reich against increasingly overwhelming numbers of Allied fighters and bombers. The Focke-Wulf Fw 190, together with the Bf 109G, was the mainstay of the Luftwaffes Reichsverteidigung (Defence of the Reich) fighter force, both by day and by night. As the war ......

9781591148722

Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen

Naval History Special Edition Author: O'Hara, Vincent Code: 61984 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

Building upon the expertise of the authors and historians of the Naval Institute Press, the Naval History Special Editions are designed to offer studies of the key vessels, battles, and events of armed conflict. Using an image-heavy, magazine-style format, these Special Editions should appeal to scholars, enthusiasts, and general readers ......

9781591149095

Battleship Texas

Naval History Special Edition Author: Burr, Lawrence Code: 62062 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

USS Texas BB-35, a Dreadnought era battleship launched in May 1912, served the U.S. Navy for thirty-four years, including World War I and World War II.

World War I service included North Sea convoy duty for merchant ships from Scotland to Norway, and North Sea sweeps to counter potential forays by the German Fleet. The ......

9781950394104

Red Dragon 'Flankers'

China'S Prolific 'Flanker' Family Author: Rupperecht, Andreas Code: 62066 Price: AU $135.00 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

Noted for its exceptional performance, the Sukhoi Su-27 is not only one of the most capable fourth-generation fighters, but its development history is also remarkably rich. The Flanker story took on a new industrial and political dimension when the Su-27 was chosen by China to meet the Peoples Liberation Army Air Forces requirement for a new ......

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