My Father's Historic Aircraft SanctuaryAuthor: Sopolata, WallyCode: 59287Price:AU $79.95Format: Paperback / 172 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
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.
Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and LeaderAuthor: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore RickCode: 58829Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:30/08/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and LancasterAuthor: Hoyland, GrahamCode: 58842Price:AU $27.99Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date:01/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
The most iconic planes of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving that resulted in a war-winning design.