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9781526758828

Lockheed TriStar

The Most Technologically Advanced Commercial Jet of its Time Author: Simons, Graham M. Code: 61688 Price: AU $63.50 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 22/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

In April 1972, after six gruelling years of design and development, the then Lockheed California Company (now Lockheed Martin) delivered the most technologically advanced commercial jet of its era, the L-1011 TriStar, to its first client, Eastern Airlines. To mark the moment, Lockheed decided to make an impressive statement about the ......

9781802821345

British Aviation

The First Half Century Author: Willis and Molloy Code: 61660 Price: AU $65.50 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 02/07/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: July 2022

The first half of the 20th century saw the birth of the airplane and its development as an instrument of war and commerce. Within five decades, contraptions barely able to take to the air had given way to jet-powered aircraft flying near the "sound barrier," a rate of technological advance unparalleled in any other field. It was the period when ......

9781840339338

A Century of British Aeroplanes in Old Photographs

Author: Ord-Hume, Arthur Code: 61737 Price: AU $64.50 Format: Paperback Publisher: STENLAKE PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022
9781496229847

The X-15 Rocket Plane

Flying the First Wings into Space Author: Evans, Michelle Code: 61659 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Paperback / 484 pages Publisher: WW NORTON & CO Published date: 01/05/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: May 2022

With the Soviet Unions launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled ......

9781913870621

Soviet-Era Airliners

The Final Three Decades Author: Buckley, Chris Code: 61670 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

When the Soviet Union fell in December 1991, there were close to 3,500 assorted Soviet-built airliners that could be deemed operational - more than there had ever been before. The vast majority of these Antonovs, Ilyushins, Tupolevs, and Yaks flew for Aeroflot, and were scattered far and wide at bases across the Soviet Union. Thirty years ......

9781526794185

Barnstormers, Wing-Walking and Flying Circuses

Author: Brown, Peter Code: 61653 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 20/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

While large numbers of aeroplanes had been produced In America for the war effort overseas at the Western Front, it was found that that the British, French and Germans were far ahead of them when it came to flight technology, which led to a huge surplus of aeroplanes in the United States. The governments solution to recover some of the money ......

9781526723635

Lockheed Constellation

A Record Breaking Airliner Author: Higgs, Colin Code: 56591 Price: AU $75.00 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.
9780750987837

When Giants Ruled the Sky

The Brief Reign and Tragic Demise of the American Rigid Airship Author: Geoghegan Code: 70044 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 464 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 06/11/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

How the American airship came within a hairs breadth of replacing planes, trains, and ocean liners as dominant long-distance transport. Nearly everything people know about airships is wrong. Few realise that prior to the Hindenburg disaster airships transported passengers without a single casualty for more than 20 years, a record unmatched by ......

9781916216143

The Constellation

Lockheed's graceful masterpiece Author: Clifton, Alexander Code: 59855 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The birth and history of what is often described as the most beautiful and graceful airliner of the piston-engine age. The instantly recognisable and unique Connie is one of the most loved of all airliners. Alexander Clifton first crossed the Atlantic aboard a Lockheed Constellation in the 1950s. He never lost his love for this graceful, ......

9780764361395

Airbus A300/310

A Legends of Flight Illustrated History Author: Borgmann, Wolfgang Code: 60780 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 28/07/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

By producing the A300 - the first twin-jet, wide-body airliner in the world - the European Airbus consortium succeeded in joining the league of leading aircraft makers. The path was both rocky and exciting. Filled with detailed text, including historical, technological, and flight information, as well as colorful photos, this volume provides a ......

9781785217227

McDonnell Douglas DC-10

1970 to date (all models and variants) Author: Kennedy, Charles Code: 60399 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 24/07/2021 Availability: Sorry, this is no longer available

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 ......

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, ......
9780764361371

McDonnell Douglas DC-10/MD-11

A Legends of Flight Illustrated History Author: Borgmann, Wolfgang Code: 60779 Price: AU $76.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

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. ......

9781781558058

British Special Projects

Flying Wings, Deltas and Tailless Designs Author: Rose, Bill Code: 60420 Price: AU $78.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 27/05/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
This book examines lesser known, frequently secret British projects for Flying wings, deltas and tailless aircraft undertaken for research or military purposes during the last century and also covers aircraft that were actually built and in some cases entered service. It also includes the superb looking Barnes Wallace supersonic swing-wing bomber.
9780750994248

Classic Gatwick Jetliners

Author: Singfield, Tom Code: 60476 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 29/04/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A glorious full colour celebration of the golden days of classic jetliners at London's second airport
9781911667131

Restoration Force : Grass Roots Preservation of Civilian and

Military Aircraft by Enthusiasts Worldwide Author: Hoffen, Gavin Code: 60792 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 14/04/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Walk into any of the myriad aircraft museums dotted across the world and you can appreciate the wonderfully restored and preserved exhibits on display. But what about the many gems lovingly brought back to life and hiding away in peoples garages, sheds, barns and gardens? With Gavin Hoffens book you become a privileged spectator into a ......

9780241446355

The Aircraft Book

The Definitive Visual History Author: DK Code: 60221 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: DK Published date: 04/04/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality.Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of flight over the past century.With examples of the latest aircraft from ......
9781911658436

Ronny Barr Profiles

British Two Seaters of the Great War Author: Bar, Ronny Code: 59770 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 136 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/04/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Artist Ronny Bar, a member of director Sir Peter Jacksons New Zealand-based Wingnut Wings team, presents the first collection of his astonishingly detailed First World War aircraft profiles - British Two-Seaters of the Great War. Two-seater aircraft were the workhorses of the Royal Flying Corps and from 1918 the Royal Air Force, operated in a ......

9788366673199

Club 1/72 Aircraft Crawings

The Best Of Mariusz Lukasik Author: Lukasik, Mariusz Code: 60719 Price: AU $36.59 Format: Paperback / 124 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 20/03/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
List of planes whose drawings are in the book: Hanschel Hs 123, Arado Ar 196, Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-D, Messerschmitt Bf 109 E, Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-B, Messerschmitt Bf 109 T, Messerschmitt Bf 109 F, Me 262 Schwalbe, Dornier Do 17/Do215, Curtis P-40, P-51 Mustang, SBD Dauntless, Ki 43 Hayabusa, Saab J29 Tunnan. drawing sheets in 1/72 scale
9780750970129

Telling Aircraft Tails

A History of Britain's Airlines in 40 Aircraft Author: Halford-MacLeod, Guy Code: 61687 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 05/03/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The letters painted on an aircrafts tail are equivalent to its number plate. They reveal their aircrafts stories and fates, and the vastly different roles they had across their lives. Inspired by this new way of looking at aviation history, Guy Halford-McLeod follows the chequered, multi-faceted careers of a number of post-war aircraft to ......

9781526774668

Britain's Glorious Aircraft Industry

100 Years of Success, Setback and Change Author: Hodgson, J Paul Code: 60129 Price: AU $89.99 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Published date: 08/02/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Great Britains aircraft industry started in 1908, with the first formally registered organisation in the world to offer to design and build an aeroplane for commercial gain. This was when the Short brothers, Oswald, Eustace and Horace, decided that aeroplanes would overtake balloons as a business opportunity in the aeronautical world and formed ......

9781910809396

Wrecks and Relics 27/e

The indispensable guide to Britains aviation heritage Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 59736 Price: AU $45.95 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 14/09/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Now remarkably in its 27th 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. ......

9781472145321

The RAF Association Puzzle Book

Do You Have What It Takes to Fly with the Best? Author: Moore, Dr Gareth Code: 59986 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: LITTLE BROWN BOOK GROUP Published date: 03/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

An aircraft- and flight-themed puzzle book compiled by Dr Gareth Moore, author of the bestselling Mindfulness Puzzle Books among many others, done with the support of The RAF Association, a membership organisation and registered charity that has been providing welfare support to the RAF family for over 90 years. Their membership of 74,000 ......

9781526758781

Britannia Airways

The World's Largest Holiday Airline Author: Simons, Graham M Code: 60114 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Founded in 1961 as Euravia by British businessman Ted Langton and aviation consultant J.E.D. Walker, at a time of considerable turmoil for the independent sector of the British air operators industry, Britannia Airways went on to become the worlds largest holiday airline.

Just as Court Line evolved from Autair, so Britannia ......

9781472836885

In Cold War Skies

NATO and Soviet Air Power, 1949-89 Author: Napier, Michael Code: 58959 Price: AU $62.26 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Throughout the second half of the 20th century, international relations across the globe were dominated by the Cold War. From 1949 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, US and Soviet strategic forces were deployed across the Arctic Ocean in North America and Northern Russia, while the best-equipped armed forces that the world had ever seen ......
9781787394230

Royal Air Force

The Official Story Author: Holland, James Code: 59360 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date: 11/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

Royal Air Force: The Official Story is the most up-to-date official history of the Royal Air Force - the oldest airforce in the world. From its genesis in the horrors of the First World War when pilots were open to the elements in craft made of little more than wood and fabric, to the iconic air battles of the Second World War, through to the ......

9781781557921

UK Airfields Past and Present

A Directory of Airfields from 1908 to 2018 Author: Peerless, Grant Code: 59424 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 10/08/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Many books about airfields have been written but this one covers most of them in one volume. It describes 1700 airfields and provides details of the activities carried out, based units and current status of military bases, civil airfields and farm strips. Over one hundred photographs are included, most of which have not been published previously.
9781781557648

A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1945-1999

Author: Bamford, Joe Code: 59749 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Having been classified by the Air Ministry as a Master Diversion airfield, RAF Manston was for many years open twenty-four hours a day and available to both civil and military aircraft 365 days a year. It was also later equipped with the Pyrene foam system, which both civil and military aircraft could use when they had problems with their ......

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, ......

9781526769442

Safety is No Accident: From 'V' Bombers to Concorde

A Flight Test Engineer's Story Author: Smith, John R W Code: 58982 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Unusual story of the unsung heroes of aircraft advancement. Insight into the exciting and dangerous world of test flying. The author became Head of Aircraft Certification at the CAA. An insider's view of the Civil Aviation Authority
9781526750150

Pioneering Places of British Aviation

The Early Adventures of Powered Flight in the UK Author: Hales-Dutton, Bruce Code: 59850 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Published date: 01/06/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

From as early as the beginning of the nineteenth century, Britain was at the forefront of powered flight. Across the country many places became centres of innovation and experimentation, as increasing numbers of daring men took to the skies. It was in 1799, at Brompton Hall, that Sir George Cayley Bart put forward ideas which formed the basis ......

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 ......

9781910809365

Soviet and Russian Ekranoplans

New Expanded Edition Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 58168 Price: AU $82.92 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
One of the most interesting strands in aviation history has been the development of wing-in-ground effect (WIG) vehicles, or as they are more commonly known by their Russian name, ekranoplans.
9780750993029

In Turbulent Skies

British Aviation Successes and Setbacks - 1945-1975 Author: Reese, Peter Code: 58169 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 20/01/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Exploring the successes and setbacks for the British aviation industry from 1945-1975
9781785212062

Air Ambulance Manual

All models Author: Robinson, Claire Code: 57082 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 300 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 12/10/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A unique behind-the-scenes insight into the UK air ambulance services, the different models for their structure, how they are funded, organised and run, the helicopters used and the roles of crew members and support staff, with case studies of typical missions undertaken. A donation from each copy sold will be made to the Air Ambulances UK ......
9781526758743

Early French Aviation, 1905-1930

Author: M, Simons, Graham Code: 57122 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The French had been involved in human flight since 1783, and this book explores the men, the machines, the places and the events of French aviation history.
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