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9781922265852

Wings of Gold

The Story of Australian Pilots and Observers Who Trained with the UnitedStates Navy 1966-1968 Author: Trevor Rieck, Jack McCaffrie and Jed Hart Code: 58821 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 286 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Flying from an aircraft carrier is one of the most difficult things to do in all of aviation. This is the story of a group of young Australians who joined the Royal Australian Navy to take up that challenge in the mid-1960s.
9781781557259

American Aircraft Development of the Second World War

Research, Experimentation and Modification 1939-1945 Author: Norton, William Code: 55338 Price: AU $63.00 (was AU $105.00) Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 29/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book presents a little-known aspect of America's World War II aircraft development in emphasizing unique aircraft or modifications for research in support of aviation development, advancing technology, or meeting combat needs. It describes important areas of aviation maturation in wartime with emphasis on advanced technology.
9788365958631

Single No. 06: Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a SCHWALBE

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 57115 Price: AU $10.99 (was AU $18.33) Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 25/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A compilation for aero modellers of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe, with scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals.
9781445689029

The Fleet Air Arm and Royal Naval Air Service in 100 Objects

Author: Morris, David Code: 57137 Price: AU $22.90 (was AU $30.54) Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 10/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Delving in to the official archives of the Fleet Air Arm Museum and the wider National Museum of the Royal Navy, David Morris tells their incredible story through a selection of significant objects.
9781526742223

Lionel Morris and the Red Baron

Air War on the Somme Author: Jill, Bush, Code: 56802 Price: AU $56.25 (was AU $75.00) Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 24/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Using previously unpublished archive material, this biography captures the atmosphere of that extraordinary summer on the Somme, when pilots lived in the stretch and sag of nerves'.
9780764356728

Messerschmitt Bf 110

The Luftwaffe's FighterDestroyer in World War II Author: MacKay, Ron, Jr. Code: 56789 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 29/06/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The concept of a twin-engine fighter that could accompany bomber formations and effectively drive off defending fighters was the rationale behind the creation of the Messerschmitt Bf 110. Initial operations during 1939a40 seemed to justify its existence, but the generally weak level of aerial opposition bred a false sense of security among the ......
9781501179372

Four Hours of Fury:The Untold Story of World War II's Largest Airborne

Invasion and the Final Push into Nazi Germany Author: Fenelon, James M. Code: 56727 Price: AU $29.99 (was AU $49.99) Format: Hardback / 448 pages Published date: 21/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In this viscerally exciting account, a paratrooper-turned-historian reveals the details of World War II's largest airborne operation-one that dropped 17,000 Allied paratroopers deep into the heart of Nazi Germany. On the morning of March 24, 1945, more than two thousand Allied aircraft droned through a cloudless sky toward Germany. Escorted by ......
9781445685939

The Great War Display Team

Author: Hoblyn, Ernie Code: 56704 Price: AU $18.32 (was AU $30.54) Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A rare insight into one of Britain's best display teams, written by longtime member and early aviation expert Ernie Hoblyn.
9780764356698

Consolidated B24 Vol.2

The B24G to B24M Liberators in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 56050 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 10/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The B-24 Liberator remains to this day the world's most produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft, and the most-produced military aircraft in US history, with almost 19,000 examples leaving the assembly lines of five plants. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book, the second of two volumes on the B-24, ......
9781910809259

Military Aircraft Markings 2019

Author: Crecy Publishing Code: 56639 Price: AU $13.79 (was AU $22.99) Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
First published in the 1970s, Military Aircraft Markings has become an indispensable annual publication for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and students of military aviation.
9788366148147

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Xp-47b, B, C, D, G

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 56943 Price: AU $33.75 (was AU $45.00) Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 15/03/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Before the P-47 Thunderbolt gained a "bubble top" fairing, these fighters had slightly different - some claim to be more racial - figure. In the first versions, the plane had a typical canopy built into the fuselage, which resulted in a slightly hunched line. The first copies of the P-47B underwent a series of tests at the turn of 1941 and 1942. ......
9781781556917

High Hulls

Flying Boats of the 1930s and 1940s Author: Bain, Charles Code: 52454 Price: AU $53.99 (was AU $89.99) Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 20/12/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The history of some of history's most interesting, and strangest, flying boats! High Hulls delves into the stories of beautiful and unusual aircraft from a vanished time. Both ship and plane, these machines covered the globe in the 1930s and 1940s, performing a multitude of tasks. This book reveals the history of over thirty of these amazing ......
9781781557372

Thunder Through the Valleys

Low Level Flying-Low Level Photography Author: Stevens, Philip Code: 55734 Price: AU $34.79 (was AU $57.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 22/11/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Low level flying in military aircraft is challenging for the pilot as it is for the photographer capturing the action. Pilots across air forces describe the skills, procedures and dangers faced when flying fast and low from desert canyons to snow covered mountains. The photographer describes how and where he took the stunning images.
9781781556757

Fuel Fire And Fear

RAF Flight Engineers at War Author: Pateman, Colin Code: 51699 Price: AU $34.79 (was AU $57.99) Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 22/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
During the Second World War the need for an on-board technical expert to join the Bomber Crews evolved. The various systems on the latest 4-engined 'Heavy Bombers', namely the Handley Page Halifax, Shorts Stirling and Avro Lancaster witnessed the development of Flight Engineers. This book provides the reader with an explanation of the origin of ......
9781781556771

Aircraft Carrier Impero

The Axis Powers V-1 Carrying Capital Ship Author: Jabes, D. Code: 51697 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 255 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 22/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
From late 1941 Italy had been developing a secret project with her German allies to move the V1 wunderwaffen aboard aircraft carriers. Hitler required one million victims to get the British and American governments on their knees and force them to sign an honourable ceasefire. The personal archives of Ansaldo's naval architect Lino Campagnoli ......
9781912332120

RAF 100

The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Lepine, Mike Code: 51696 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date: 16/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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.

9781781556641

Focke Wulf Jet Fighters

Author: Miranda, Justo Code: 51943 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 20/06/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The biggest success of the Focke Wulf company during the Second World War was the choice of a radial engine for the Fw 190 fighter, in this way avoiding to compete against Messerschmitt for the in line engines. The decision of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe to assign the few turbojets available to the Messerschmitt and Arado firms and the ......

9781781556450

Thud Pilot

A Pilot's Account of Early F-105 Combat in Vietnam Author: Vizcarra, Victor Code: 49970 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 17/06/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Thud Pilot covers F-105 early combat in 1964 thru 1966, the year of heaviest losses. It details the first counter Surface-to-Air-Missile strike in warfare history, political blunders and inane Rules of Engagement that placed the Thud in unwarranted peril. Thud Pilot goes beyond the air battle; it shares the emotional impact on families left ......
9780760357996

Air Force One

The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency Author: Veronico, Nicholas Code: 51419 Price: AU $27.00 (was AU $45.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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 ......

9781781556504

Liberators Over the Atlantic

Author: Colman, Jack Code: 49973 Price: AU $34.79 (was AU $57.99) Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A compelling account of a young man's flying experiences over the north Atlantic during WW2. Joining the RAF in October 1940 aged 21 Jack is sent to Canada to learn to fly. On becoming a Pilot/Navigator he joins Coastal Command on Liberators based in Iceland, renowned for its bad weather. The difficulties encountered hunting U-boats are relived.
9781781556511

Undarkened Skies

The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World War Author: Hare, Paul R. Code: 49975 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 19/01/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A comprehensive study of the American Aeroplane building programme of WW1, its promises, its performance, and its failure, together with a summary of what went wrong, and why, including a brief history of military aviation in America prior to the war and details of the Liberty engine and each aircraft type selected for production.
9781781556320

Fighters Over the Aegean

Hurricanes Over Crete, Spitfires Over Kos, Beaufighters Over the Aegean Author: Cull, Brian Code: 50867 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 08/12/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the first comprehensive account of RAF and Luftwaffe aerial operations over the Aegean 1943-1944. Original research with extracts from official operations and published memoirs. The book also includes many first-hand accounts from both British and German aircrew extracted from official reports and memoirs.
9781781556276

Gone but Not Forgotten

Defunct British Airlines Since 1945 Author: Phillips, A. Code: 50799 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The book covers seventy defunct British airlines that have disappeared from our skies since 1946. They ceased trading for various reasons, from financial difficulties to industrial takeovers. It looks at both international and domestic airlines, and has a whole host of famous names, who are gone, but not forgotten.
9781781556306

Britain's Cold War Fighters

Author: McLelland, Tim Code: 50801 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Britain's Cold War Fighters explores the creation and development of the jet fighter, tracing the emergence of the first jet designs (the Meteor and Vampire) through to the first-generation jets which entered service with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Each aircraft type is examined, looking at how the design was created and how this translated into ......
9781781555057

The Zeppelin

An Illustrated History Author: Carradice, Phil Code: 38151 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 14/11/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In the early 20th century the future of air travel seemed to lie with the giant airships of Count von Zeppelin. Zeppelins were used during the First World War and afterwards the 'Graf Zeppelin' and 'Hindenburg' were the height of elegance. The 'Hindenburg' disaster of 1937 proved to be the end of the giant airship as a commercial enterprise.
9781781556177

Flying into the Storm

RAF Bombers at War 1939-1942 Author: Sams, Chris Code: 50797 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 25/10/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The story of the early years of Bomber Command and the aircraft they flew from 1939 to 1942, including Blenheims, Hampdens, Wellingtons, Whitleys, and Battles. These aircraft were involved in campaigns in France, Norway, Germany, Greece, Africa, and the Middle East, where they were often outmatched, but relentless in their missions.
9781910809105

British

Jet Bombers Since 1949 Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 49758 Price: AU $33.61 (was AU $56.02) Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 29/09/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book, a natural companion to the author's earlier British Secret Projects: Jet Fighters Since 1950, chronicles the design and development of the British bomber since the end of World War II. Like fighters, many bomber projects were drawn by British aircraft manufacturing companies in times of potential or actual combat.
9780993415296

Last of the Kriegies

The Extraordinary True Life Experiences of Five Bomber Command Prisoners Author: Barker, Reg Code: 49604 Price: AU $44.99 (was AU $59.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 28/09/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The extraordinary stories of five of the last remaining Second World War RAF Bomber Command Prisoners-of-War: pilot Reg Barker, bomb aimer Charles Clarke, air gunner David Fraser, air gunner Albert Gunn and navigator Henry Wagner.
9781781556252

Battle for the Channel

The First Month of the Battle of Britain 10 July - 10 August 1940 Author: Cull, Brian Code: 49897 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 06/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
10 July 1940-the official first day of the Battle of Britain-witnessed the main assaults by ever-increasing formations of Luftwaffe bombers, escorted by Bf109s and Bf110s. The Thin Blue Line tells the story. RAF Spitfires and Hurricanes endeavoured to repel the Heinkels, Dorniers and Ju88s, frequently with ill-afforded loss in pilots and aircraft.
9781781556221

RAF Acklington

Guardian of the Northern Skies Author: Fife, Malcolm Code: 49898 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 06/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In the late 1930s the RAF constructed a new airfield, near the village of Acklington, Northumberland, to train aircrews. With the outbreak of hostilities, it was hastily converted to a fighter station, deploying Spitfire and Hurricane squadrons against German bombers, and continued to host night fighters long after the Battle of Britain was won.
9781781555965

Patrolling the Cold War Skies

Reheat Sunset Author: Keeble, Philip Code: 49077 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is a flying adventure book set within the framework of the Cold War and told through the lens of the RAF Pilot's Flying Log Book. Philip Keeble's logbooks cover ten different types of aircraft: from learning to fly in a Chipmunk trainer in 1965, right through to flying the Tornado F3 Fighter in 1994. These true tales are told as anecdotal ......
9781781555712

Operational Test

Honing the Edge Author: Gledhill, David Code: 48645 Price: AU $35.99 (was AU $59.99) Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The process to deliver a modern combat aircraft from concept to introduction to service is often measured in decades. Described as a weapon system, modern designs such as the Eurofighter Typhoon are intricate jigsaws with a fusion of new techniques and sometimes unproven, emerging technologies. By the time the new weapons system reaches the front ......
9781781555842

Time Flies

Reflections of a Fighter Pilot Author: Hamilton, David Code: 48648 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
9781781555866

Messerschmitt BF 109

The Design and Operational History Author: Forsgren, Jan Code: 48877 Price: AU $35.99 (was AU $59.99) Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
More than 33,000 Messerchmitt Bf 109s were built between 1935 and 1945, making it the second-most produced warplane of all time. Its baptism of fire was in Spain during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. The Bf 109 was the mainstay of Luftwaffe fighter squadrons, and the favoured choice of most of the Luftwaffe's fighter aces. Luftwaffe Bf 109 ......
9781781555729

When the Navy Took to the Air

The Experimental Seaplane Stations of the Royal Naval Air Service Author: MacDougall, Philip Code: 48646 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Up to and during the First World War, the Royal Navy was at the forefront of developments in aviation: concerned not just with the use of military aircraft to defend the fleet, but also securing the homeland against Zeppelin raiders and undertaking tactical air strikes into enemy territory. With the aeroplane a totally new and revolutionary ......
9781781555910

Night Hawk

Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder Ace Author: Darlington, Roger Code: 49076 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
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