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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 ......

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 ......

9781911667353

Javelin Boys

Air Defence from the Cold War to Confrontation Author: Bond, Steve Code: 61717 Price: AU $33.95 Format: Paperback / 204 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 09/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Gloster Javelin was the UKs first line of night and all-weather air defence both at home and in RAF Germany. In the 1950s, when it replaced the Meteor and Venom, this revolutionary bomber interceptor became integral to many great stories told here in terrific detail. With an unorthodox aerodynamic design, the Javelin initially had major ......

9781911667261

Gnat Boys

True Tales from the RAF, Indianand Finnish Pilots who Flew theSingle-Seat Fghter and Two-Seat Trainer Author: Peacock-Edwards and Eeles Code: 61876 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 31/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Gnat Boys relates the history of the aircraft and includes many fascinating and untold stories told by those who flew the aircraft, many of them well-known and distinguished aviators. The Folland Gnat was used by the RAF mainly in the advanced training role, in the 1960s and 70s, where it proved to be an ideal lead-in trainer for high ......

9781911667278

Fleet Air Arm Boys Volume Three: Helicopters

True Tales From royal Navy Men and Women Air and Ground Crew Author: Bond, Steve Code: 61877 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/08/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Helicopters have been going to sea with the Royal Navys Fleet Air Arm for over 70 years. Initially used for search and rescue (SAR) duties from aircraft carriers, the rapid development of both the helicopters and service experience resulted in them taking on the vital anti-submarine (and later anti-ship) attack roles. The 1956 Suez campaign saw ......

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Harrier: How To Be a Fighter Pilot

Author: Tremelling, Paul Code: 61923 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD Published date: 01/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A white-knuckle account of life in the dog-eat-dog arena of fighter combat This is the story of what it takes to make it in fighter combat. In the cockpit or crew room, the pressure is relentless, the humour merciless. Its no place for the faint-hearted. Whether landing on a pitching aircraft carrier deck at midnight, or saving heroes under ......

9781472281999

The Spitfire Kids

The generation who built, supported and flew Britain's most belovedfighter Author: Cross, Alasdair, BBC Code: 61730 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Published date: 24/05/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

 THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

An inspirational read celebrating the incredible young people who gave so much for this iconic British aircraft. John Nichol, bestselling author of Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

Despite the many films and television programmes over the ......

9781800351387

Wrecks and Relics 28/e

The indispensable guide to Britain's aviation heritage Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 61599 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 10/04/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Now remarkably in its 28th edition, ever since it was first published in the 1960s every edition of Wrecks & Relics has been eagerly sought after by aviation enthusiasts, restorers and curators alike. It is renowned as the go-to source charting the highlights, changes and trends in the preservation of the aviation heritage of the British Isles. ......

9781905414086

Fleet Air Arm

Camouflage and Markings 1937 - 1941 Author: Lloyd, Stuart Code: 61597 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Published date: 28/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This is a detailed and fully illustrated monograph which chronicles and considers the camouflage and markings of aircraft operated by the Royal Navy between 1937 and 1941. Among the types included are the Supermarine Walrus, Blackburn Shark, Blackburn Skua, Blackburn Roc, Gloster Sea Gladiator, Hawker Osprey IV, Fairey Swordfish, Fairey Seafox, ......

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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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.
9781669801023

Flying High

The Story of a Fighter Pilot Author: Rines, Melvin S. Code: 61678 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 230 pages Publisher: XLIBRIS Published date: 15/02/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Print on Demand - due 2-3 weeks

The world is at war-Pearl Harbor and WWII. A desire to serve, a chance to fly-he joins the navys V-5 program, the finest flight training ever devised. Come fly with him in open-cockpit biplanes, low-wing trainers, dive bombers, and fighters as he wins the gold wings of a naval aviator, an officers stripes, and the designation of carrier-based ......

9781501760655

Flying Camelot

The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia Author: Hankins, Michael Code: 61397 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 280 pages Publisher: CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 12/02/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Flying Camelot brings us back to the post-Vietnam era, when the US Air Force launched two new, state-of-the art fighter aircraft: the F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was an era when debates about aircraft superiority went public-and these were not uncontested discussions. Michael W. Hankins ......

9780700631407

The Jet Makers

The Aerospace Industry from 1945 to 1972 Author: Bright, Charles, D. Code: 61430 Price: AU $83.00 Format: Paperback / 248 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS Published date: 15/01/2022 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

This volume presents the history of the American jet aircraft manufacturing industry from World War II to 1972, documenting the evolution of its technology and covering the intricacies of its management, economics, and relations with the government. A valuable contribution to general aviation history, it also provides a unique opportunity to ......

9781910809426

Britain's Aircraft Industry

Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909 Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 59041 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 30/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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, ......
9781471180538

Tornado

In the Eye of the Storm Author: Nichol, John Code: 60612 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 05/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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
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The Bomber Mafia

A Story Set in War Author: Gladwell, Malcolm Code: 60818 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 24/04/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

The international bestselling author returns with an exploration of one of the grandest obsessions of the twentieth century The Bomber Mafia is a case study in how dreams go awry. When some shiny new idea drops from the heavens, it does not land softly in our laps. It lands hard, on the ground, and shatters. In the years before the Second World ......

9780811739603

The Jagged Edge of Duty

A Fighter Pilot's World War II Author: Richardson, Robert Code: 60849 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 408 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 30/03/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Knepper's story is the story-in-microcosm of thousands of American fighter pilots in World War II.
9781911621942

Halton Boys: True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be called

'Trenchard Brats' Author: Feast, Sean Code: 59996 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the traditional idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way. It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would equip ......

9781476680668

The B-25 in the Backyard

My Father's Historic Aircraft Sanctuary Author: Sopolata, Wally Code: 59287 Price: AU $79.95 Format: Paperback / 172 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 17/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Only in America could Walter A. Soplata, the son of penniless Czech immigrants, accomplish so much by single-handedly saving historic aircraft from World War II and other periods. After a childhood spent dreaming about having his own airfield, Soplata worked in scrapyards taking apart hundreds of WWII aircraft.

Shocked to see ......

9781716606298

Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot

Author: Reyher, Charles R Code: 60246 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 356 pages Published date: 03/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Print on Demand - due 2-3 weeks
"Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot" chronicles the author's wartime experiences leading up to and as a B-29 Superfortress Aircraft Commander.. He was engaged in the Air Offensive-Japan from the Marianas Islands in the South Pacific. He looks back at those experiences from the professional view of a retired airline captain, having flown over 35 years of ......
9781526781956

The Men Who Gave Us Wings

Britain and the Aeroplane, 1796-1914 Author: Reese, Peter Code: 59966 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 21/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Why did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by the French and the Germans. Peter Reese, in this highly readable and highly illustrated account, ......

9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
9781910809440

The Tiger Moth Story

Author: Bramson, Alan Code: 59914 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 232 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/04/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Tiger Moth is one of the major aviation success stories in the history of British aviation. Developed by Geoffrey de Havilland and flown for the first time on October 26 1931, the biplane became the most important elementary trainer used by Commonwealth forces. More than 1,000 Tiger Moths were delivered before WWII, and subsequently around ......

9781526705808

The Men Who Flew the Vought F4U Corsair

Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 58134 Price: AU $65.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
The Vought F4U Corsair was among the most famous of all Second World War American fighters. Highly distinctive in appearance and with awesome power and performance, it dominated the Pacific theatre in the second half of the war.
9781910809266

Scooter!

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story Author: Thomason, Tommy Code: 57616 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 22/09/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The A-4 dramatically bucked the trend toward ever bigger, faster, and more complicated tactical jet airplanes in favour of simplicity and low cost. This is a fully revised and updated edition of the definitive history of the A-4 written by one of the leading authorities on U.S. naval aviation.
9781999812874

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder: From the Trenches to the Red Baron

The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' Lidsey Author: White, Andrew Code: 56877 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
9781775541431

Many a Close Run Thing

From jet fighter pilot to airline captain Author: Enright, Tom Code: 56774 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date: 17/07/2019 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an ......
9781910809280

Luftwaffe Eagle New ES

Author: Schuck, Walter Code: 54344 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/02/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Luftwaffe pilot Walter Schuck flew the Me 109 in the Arctic Sea fighter squadrons becoming the Russian air forces feared enemy in the far north. Awarded the Knights Cross in April 1944 he claimed his 100th kill in June of that year, then barely 48 hours later shot down 12 aircraft in one day - a record never achieved by any other Arctic Sea ......

9781910809303

Spitfire, A Test Pilots Story

New Edition Author: Quill, Jeffrey Code: 54343 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/02/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This is the story of an exceptional test pilot and RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilot, Jeffrey Quill, who took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time.

Jeffrey Quill, was commissioned in the RAF in 1931. He joined Vickers Aviation in 1936, and rose to become Chief Test Pilot at Supermarine. Best Remembered for his ......

9781781328330

Spinning on the Wind

A Gyronauts Tale Author: Jennings, Shirley Code: 56551 Price: AU $18.69 Format: Paperback / 270 pages Publisher: SILVERWOOD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/02/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available
A thrilling read for lovers of aviation.
9781910809297

Stormbird

Author: Buchner, Hermann Code: 55862 Price: AU $24.34 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The author, a Luftwaffe NCO pilot and Knight's Cross holder gives a riveting account of his training with the pre-war Austrian air force, instructing with the Luftwaffe then the terrifying ground attack operations on the Eastern Front trying to stop the Russian juggernaut.
9781912332120

RAF 100

The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Lepine, Mike Code: 51696 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SONA BOOKS Published date: 16/09/2018 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates 100 years of the Royal Air Force with access to rare RAF archives, Mike Lepine uses photographs and documents to bring the story of the people, planes and missions to life as never before.

9781683505211

Life Inside the Dead Man's Curve

The Chronicles of a Public-Safety Helicopter Pilot Author: McDonald, Kevin (University of Melbourne) Code: 50978 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 350 pages Published date: 20/02/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Travis County STAR Flight, in Austin, Texas, is recognized as one of the premier public-safety helicopter programs in the United States. Life Inside the Dead Mans Curve is a firsthand account of the tragedy and triumph witnessed by STAR Flight crews as they respond to a myriad of emergencies, everything from traumatic injuries to rescues--and ......

9781781556290

Umberto Nobile and the Arctic Search for the Airship Italia

Author: Cameron, Garth Code: 50800 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Please contact us for availability details
Umberto Nobile was an airship designer and pilot who became an Arctic explorer. In 1926 he flew the airship 'Norge' from Rome to Teller in Alaska, by way of the North Pole. He returned to the Arctic in 1928 with the airship 'Italia' and disappeared on 25 May the same year. This is the story of the 'Italia', put into the context of the airship age.
9781781555842

Time Flies

Reflections of a Fighter Pilot Author: Hamilton, David Code: 48648 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Time Flies: Reflections of a Fighter Pilot' retells the exploits of David Hamilton's thirty years of service in the Royal Air Force. He had a wide and varied career; flying Lightnings to defend UK airspace, operating from HMS Ark Royal in F-4 Phantoms, and defending the Inner German Border from RAF Wildenwrath. In the UK MoD he was a staff officer ......
9781781555859

Fairey Battle

A Reassessment of its RAF Career Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 48649 Price: AU $47.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
The Fairey Battle is best known for being one of the worst aircraft ever to serve in the Royal Air Force. On operations, it suffered the highest loss rate of any plane in the RAF's history, and the missions flown by its brave crews became a byword for hopelessness and futility. Born out of muddled thinking, condemned before it even reached the ......
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