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9781781558423

The RAF in Cold War Germany

Author: Smith Watson, Ian Code: 61626 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 26/06/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022

In May 1945 with the war in Europe at an end, Britain had to play her part in the occupation of the defeated Germany. The near-bankrupt country was hard-pressed to maintain such a military presence on the continent and still manage our other out commitments across the Mediterranean, Middle and Far East. As the immediate post-war years came to ......

9781838861148

Aircraft of the Cold War 1945-1991

Identification Guide Author: Newdick, Thomas Code: 61563 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 14/05/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

For over 40 years NATO and Warsaw Pact aircraft faced each other across the Iron Curtain, or fought in proxy wars around the world. Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, Aircraft of the Cold War 1945-1991: Identification Guide is a comprehensive study of the planes in service with NATO and ......

9781472845115

RAF Tornado Units of Gulf War I

Author: Napier, Michael Code: 60625 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/05/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
The Panavia Tornado GR 1 and F 3 bore the brunt of RAF operational tasking (and combat losses) during the first Gulf War in 1991. Featuring many first-hand combat accounts, this book tells the story of the backbone of the RAF frontline from the 1980's and 1990's
9781526756572

Challenger 2

British Main Battle Tank of the Gulf War Author: Griffin, Robert Code: 59185 Price: AU $52.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 20/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Detailed, highly illustrated history of the Challenger 2 main battle tank. Examples of scale models and reviews of modelling kits.
9781782749691

Cold War Plans That Never Happened

1945-91 Author: Kerrigan, Michael Code: 59936 Price: AU $43.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date: 14/05/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

From a NATO nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to a Warsaw Pact land assault on Western Europe; from building an electric fence between North and South Vietnam to building a US base on the moon; it may all sound unlikely, but during the Cold War these operations and others were seriously considered by both sides. Cold War Plans That Never ......

9781472838551

Soviet T-55 Main Battle Tank

Author: Kinnear, James Code: 57201 Price: AU $43.99 (was AU $54.99) Format: Hardback / 196 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/10/2019 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
The T-55 is one of the most iconic weapons created by the Soviets during the Cold War and also one of the most widely deployed weapons in history. Like its younger brother, the T-54, the T-55 enjoyed a long career in the Red Army and even into the early days of the reformed Russian Army. Under their control it saw very little combat use or ......
9780062367211

The Cold War's Killing Fields

Rethinking the Long Peace Author: Chamberlin, Paul Thomas Code: 56907 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 656 pages Published date: 23/07/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A brilliant, young historian offers a vital, comprehensive international military history of the Cold War in which he views the decades-long superpower struggle as one of the three great conflicts of the twentieth century, alongside the two World Wars, and reveals how bloody the "long peace" actually was. In this sweeping, deeply researched book, ......
9781526754134

The First Helicopter Boys: The Malayan Emergency, 1947-1960

The Early Days of Helicopter Operations Author: David, Taylor, Code: 56798 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
There have been many books written about operations during the Indonesian Confrontation and the enormous contribution made by the helicopter squadrons to the successful outcome of hostilities, but almost nothing of a similar nature concerning the Malayan Emergency - until now.
9780764356674

E8 JSTARS

Northrop Grummanas Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System Author: Santana, Sergio Code: 56092 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 28/06/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
This book is the first dedicated exclusively to Boeing-Northrop Grumman's E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar SystemaJSTARSaAmerica's current-day ground surveillance, battle management, and command and control aircraft. The E-8's complete history, from the early origins of the JSTARS concept to the latest available information on current ......
9780552176019

Battle Scars

A Story of War and All That Follows Author: Fox, Jason Code: 56713 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: CORGI BOOKS Published date: 16/06/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
This is a true story. The events depicted took place during the last decade in an unnamed warzone. The names and locations have been redacted to protect the security of those involved and the practices of the British Special Forces. Out of respect for the KIA and survivors, everything else has been told as it happened... Jason Fox served with the ......
9780241972137

The Spy and the Traitor

The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War Author: MacIntyre, Ben Code: 56729 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 21/05/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB ......
9781948836159

The Dawn Prayer (Or How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison)

A Memoir Author: Schrier, Matthew Code: 55836 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 312 pages Published date: 26/03/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Photographer captured in Syria and imprisoned for seven months recounts his story and how he became the first American ever to escape Al Qaeda.
9780733641985

Warrior Elite : Australia's special forces

Z Force to the SAS intelligence operations to cyber warfare Author: Macklin, Robert Code: 57468 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 26/02/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A compelling account of Australia's intelligence organisations and special forces - from the early days of the commandos during World War II through to the SAS of today and the cyber wars of the future. From the co-author of SAS SNIPER.
9781442274457

From Hitler's Germany to Saddam's Iraq

The Enduring False Promise of Preventive War Author: Silverstone, Scott A. Code: 55545 Price: AU $61.99 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBLISHERS Published date: 14/12/2018 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
This book boldly challenges conventional wisdom about the value of preventive war, beginning with the rise of Hitler's Germany through the disastrous invasion of Iraq. Silverstone argues that the Rhineland crisis leading up to WWII presents a critical case for studying power shifts among states-and the preventive war temptation that results.
9780750987721

BRIXMIS

The Last Cold War Mission Author: Gibson, Steve Code: 55475 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 13/12/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The only first-hand account of BRIXMIS, the British Army's most secret unit of the Cold War
9780750987806

Spitfire to Reaper

The Changing Face of Aerial Warfare - 1940-Present Day Author: Tucker-Jones, Anthony Code: 55482 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 29/10/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The remarkable evolution of aerial warfare from 1940 to the present day, from Spitfire to Reaper drone
9781472824257

Day of the Rangers

The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On Author: Neville, Leigh Code: 52118 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 09/09/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
On October 3, 1993, Task Force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Special Forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour. They quickly found themselves under heavy fire, and two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. With a ......
9781472824998

Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War

Author: Hampshire, Edward (Author) Code: 51575 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 13/07/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
The Soviet Union's cruise missile submarines from the modified Whiskey, to the Oscar II classes were among the most formidable vessels of the Cold War. They were initially designed to carry land attack nuclear-tipped cruise missiles designed to strike targets on the eastern coast of the United States. By the late 1960s, however, submarine-launched ......
9780393254259

Oceans Ventured

Winning the Cold War at Sea Author: Lehman, John Code: 51742 Price: AU $43.95 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: WW NORTON & CO Published date: 05/06/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A thrilling story of the Cold War, told by a former navy secretary on the basis of recently declassified documents.
9781786073976

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Shorlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2018 Author: Saadawi, Ahmed Code: 55729 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS Published date: 01/02/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A SATIRICAL REIMAGINING OF MARY SHELLEYS FRANKENSTEIN From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi collects body parts from the dead, which he stitches together to form a corpse. He claims he does it to force the government to recognise the parts as real people, and give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a ......

9781526708069

Cuban Missile Crisis

Thirteen Days on an Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962 Author: Carradice, Phil Code: 50319 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 136 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 07/11/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

When the world held its breath It is more than 25 years since the end of the Cold War. It began over 75 years ago, in 1944 long before the last shots of the Second World War had echoed across the wastelands of Eastern Europe with the brutal Greek Civil War. The battle lines are no longer drawn, but they linger on, unwittingly or not, in ......

9781912049141

Operation Janus

Gurkhas Deadly Jungle Battles Againt Communist Insurgency 1950s Malaya Author: Cross, J. P. Code: 51596 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: MONSOON BOOKS Published date: 02/11/2017 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Operation Janus is the first in a trilogy of books involving Gurkha military units. The author, JP Cross, a retired Gurkha colonel, old `jungle hand' and counter-insurgency expert, draws on real events he witnessed during his time fighting in the Malayan Emergency.
9781473899889

Craftsmen of the Army Vol III 1993-2015

The Story of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Author: Pen & Sword Code: 50301 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 642 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/10/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) provides the Army s integral repair and recovery capability. Its soldiers are deployed at the front line and have to be capable of switching instantly from a technical role to fighting alongside those they support, as their many awards for gallantry demonstrate. This, the third, ......

9781526704085

Phantom in the Cold War

RAF Wildenrath 1977 - 1992 Author: Gledhill, David Code: 48391 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/07/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom was a true multi-role combat aircraft. Introduced into the RAF in 1968, it was employed in ground attack, air reconnaissance and air defence roles. Later, with the arrival of the Jaguar in the early 1970s, it changed over to air defence. In its heyday, it served as Britain s principal Cold War fighter; there ......

9781473899001

Magnum! the Wild Weasels in Desert Storm

The Elimination of Iraq's Air Defence Author: Eisel, Braxton R. Code: 48330 Price: AU $52.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/06/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
First-hand accounts of opening the air attack against dictator Saddam
9781781555972

Soviet Strategic Bombers

The Hammer in the Hammer and the Sickle Author: Moore, Jason Nicholas Code: 48476 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 04/05/2017 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
This history of Soviet Strategic bombers after the Second World War deals with the development not just of service aircraft, but of experimental aircraft and projects that were never built as well. It will cover the service life of bombers, both active and retired, will be covered, and their use outside the Soviet Union will also be described.
9781473862517

Royal Navy Lynx

An Operational History Author: Jeram-Croft, Larry Code: 47231 Price: AU $70.00 Format: Hardback / 289 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/03/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
This book details all the milestones of the Lynx's career since its entry into service in 1976 to the present day, whilst simultaneously offering a unique cockpit perspective on events.
9781786330536

The Raqqa Diaries

Escape from Islamic State Author: Samer Code: 51851 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Hardback / 108 pages Publisher: HUTCHINSON Published date: 09/03/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
. . rare, intimate . . . Somewhere there is a voice in the wreckage.' Michael Palin'This is brutal non-fiction, plainly and urgently told.' Robin Yassin-Kassab, Guardian'The simple act of bearing witness is one of the most powerful human responses available . .
9780241264119

Boys in Zinc

Author: Alexievich, Svetlana Code: 55716 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 02/03/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
'The least well-known wonderful writer I've ever come across' - Jenni Murray, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour'Alexievich's artistry has raised oral history to a totally different dimension' - Antony BeevorHaunting stories from the Soviet-Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature - A new translation based on the revised text - From 1979 ......
9781781555682

Thor

Anatomy of a Weapon System Author: Goodchild, Geoff Code: 47599 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 21/01/2017 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
This book is a detailed insight into the Thor weapon system. Diagrams and previously unseen photography support full descriptions of the missile, its UK bases and ground equipment. Simple explanations of gyroscopes and ballistics aid an understanding of missile navigation, whilst the launch countdown is presented in easily followed flow charts.
9781785210594

Chieftain Main Battle Tank Manual

1966 to Present Author: Dick Taylor Code: 46961 Price: AU $19.98 (was AU $39.95) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 08/09/2016 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

The Chieftain was the British Armys Main Battle Tank from 1966 to 1986, providing the backbone of its heavy armour during the Cold War. Incorporating a host of revolutionary design features, Chieftains saw combat in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq War; Kuwaiti Chieftains fought the Iraqi Army during the invasion of 1990; and British Army ......

9781533396174

Mohawks Lost

Flying in the CIA's Secret War in Laos Author: Naekel, Gerald Code: 40248 Price: AU $21.92 Format: Paperback / 330 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date: 21/05/2016 Availability: Sorry, this is no longer available
The true stories of over 500 of my single-pilot combat flights, almost all of them in Laos and North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. I spent about 22-1/2 months flying in the only Mohawk unit with the armed OV-1 Mohawks - until my timing and luck all ran out at the same time and I was medevac'd to the Air Force hospital at Clark AFB in the ......
9781903630655

Air War Over Syria - Tu-160, Tu-95ms & Tu-22m3

Cruise Missile and Bombing Strikes on Syria, November 2015 - February 20 Author: Harkins, Hugh Code: 40480 Price: AU $40.86 Format: Paperback / 90 pages Publisher: CENTURION PUBLISHING Published date: 19/05/2016 Availability: Sorry, this is no longer available
The primary remit of this volume is to document the cruise missile and long range bombing missions flown by the Tupolev Tu-160 & Tu-95MS strategic cruise missiles carrier aircraft and the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers of the Russian Federation Aerospace forces Long Range Aviation against Islamic State and other opposition groups in the Syrian ......
9780349140100

Gurkha: Better to Die than Live a Coward

My Life in the Gurkhas Author: Limbu, Colour Sargeant Kailash Code: 55728 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Published date: 05/05/2016 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

In this Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling memoir that reads like a thriller, (Joanna Lumley) Colour-Sargent Kailash Limbu shares a riveting account of his life as a Gurkha soldier-marking the first time in its two-hundred-year history that a soldier of the Brigade of Gurkhas has been given permission to tell his story in his own words. In the ......

9780857338150

Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank Owners' Workshop Manual H/C

From 1983 to 2000 (Model Fv4030/4) Author: Taylor, Dick Code: 38228 Price: AU $19.98 (was AU $39.95) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/10/2015 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
When it entered service with the British Army in 1983, the 62-tonne Challenger 1 was the first of a new generation of main battle tanks. Originally intended for use by the Imperial Iranian Army, orders for the tank were cancelled when the Shah was deposed after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, and the design was accepted by the British Ministry of ......
9780992842529

Leopard AS1.Leopard in Australian Service

Author: Michael, Cecil K. Code: 47675 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Published date: 03/08/2015 Availability: Sorry, this is no longer available

Leopard AS1 – Leopard in Australian Service The first modern tank acquired by the Australian Army in the post-Second World War era was the Centurion, which began arriving in late 1951. The Centurion was a very formidable vehicle and was to remain in service for twenty-six years. Many were deployed operationally in South Vietnam from 1968 to ......

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