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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: 30/08/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: August 2022

 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 ......

9781399074889

From the Spitfire Cockpit to the Cabinet Office

The Memoirs of Air Commodore J F 'Johnny' Langer CBE AFC D Author: Langer, J.F. CBE AFC DL Code: 61592 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/07/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: July 2022

Air Commodore John Langers career has been eventful to say the least. During the Second World War he flew gliders in India in preparation for airborne assaults in Burma, one of the most perilous landscapes to pass across during this time. Post-war, he served on a fighter squadron in Germany and in Malaya, where he was recommended for an AFC. ......

9781781558430

A Hundred Years of the RAF Air Display: 1920-2020

Author: Smith Watson, Ian Code: 61596 Price: AU $76.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 28/04/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2022
For 100 years, the world's oldest independent air force, the RAF, forged a distinguished record in military air operations from the First World War through to recent operations over Iraq and Syria. There is, however, a field of endeavour in which the Royal Air Force has excelled: selling its public image. Of the three armed services, the air force ......
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: 19/02/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

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 ......

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: 03/02/2022 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.
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 ......

9781399082808

Spitfire!

The Full Story of a Unique Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron Author: Sarkar, Dilip Code: 61416 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Paperback / 496 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 18/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

As a child, Dilip Sarkar was fascinated by the haunting image of an anonymous RAF Spitfire pilot. Taken minutes after landing from a Battle of Britain combat, this was Squadron Leader Brian Lane DFC, the commander of 19 Squadron, based at Fowlmere - and author of the stirring first-hand account Spitfire! The Experiences of a Fighter Pilot, ......

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
9780241535004

The Bomber Mafia

A Story Set in War Author: Gladwell, Malcolm Code: 60818 Price: AU $33.75 (was 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 $29.24 (was AU $38.99) 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 ......

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 ......

9780316416283

Topgun

An American Story Author: Pedersen, Dan Code: 58909 Price: AU $25.87 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HACHETTE Published date: 03/03/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available
NATIONAL BESTSELLER "If you loved the movie, you will love the real story in the book." -- Fox & Friends On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. When American fighter jets were being ......
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 $29.59 (was 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 ......

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.
9781526705648

The Men Who Flew the English Electric Lightning

Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 52078 Price: AU $65.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/01/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Features lots of personal stories and colour images of the aircraft and the pilots who flew it, offering the first in-depth analysis into why a third of all Lightnings were lost.
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: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED 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.

9780764355042

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The Illustrated History of America's Legendary Mach 3 Spy Plane Author: Goodall, James C. Code: 51269 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The legendary SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was, and still is, the world's only operational Mach 3 aircraft, and was designed, built, and tested by Lockheed's famed "Skunk Works." This new book covers all fifty Blackbirds built, from the first flight in 1962, to the last in 1999. As a replacement for the venerable U-2 spyplane, Lockheed went from ......
9780760357996

Air Force One

The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency Author: Veronico, Nicholas Code: 51419 Price: AU $36.00 (was AU $45.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

The presidential plane wasnt always known as Air Force One. FDR traveled in the Guess Where II, a transport version of the heavy bomber four-engine Liberator. Later presidential aircraft included the Dixie Clipper and Sacred Cow (FDR), Independence (Truman), Columbine I and II (Eisenhower), followed by Air Force One.

For the last ......

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 ......
9781781555910

Night Hawk

Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder Ace Author: Darlington, Roger Code: 49076 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Karel Kuttelwascher may have had a German surname, but he was a Czech who became the scourge of the Luftwaffe bombers operating from France and the Low Countries in 1942. Flying with the RAF's legendary No. 1 Squadron, his destruction of fifteen aircraft in only three months earned him the DFC twice in a mere forty-two days, and made him the RAF's ......
9781473891531

Coming Down in the Drink

The Survival of Bomber Pilot Goldfish, John Brennan DFC Author: Feast, Sean Code: 47203 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 190 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/03/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The story of Flight Lieutenant John Brennan DFC, one of the last surviving members of the famed Goldfish Club to have seen service during the Second World War.
9781473866843

Camel Combat Ace

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC Author: Marsden, Barry M. Code: 47232 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
9780750970334

Avro

The History of an Aircraft Company in Photographs Author: Holmes, Harry Code: 47275 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 02/02/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The story of A.V. Roe and Company Ltd (Avro) begins in the very earliest years of aviation, only a few years after man's first powered flight. Alliot Verdon Roe was one of Britain's pioneer aviators and in 1910 he founded the company that bears his name. Famous for well-designed, reliable aeroplanes, Avro's greatest achievements were two bombers, ......
9781473895409

Bader's Last Fight

An in-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII Mystery Author: Saunders, Andy Code: 47207 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 234 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 30/01/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Investigates the circumstances behind the shooting down of one of the most famous Allied fighter pilots of the Second World War.
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