Seawolf Class SSN-21-Virginia Class SSN-774Author: Goodall, ,James,C.Code: 59159Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:01/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
Successors to the US Navy's Los Angeles class fast-attack submarines (presented in volume 1), the Seawolf- and Virginia-class SSNs are presented here from their initial design and construction, through testing and trials, to current operations. From its debut in 1997, the nuclear-powered Seawolf (SSN-21) represented the lead ship of the deadliest ......
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.
Curtiss's Carrier-Based Dive Bomber in World War IIAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 59157Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:02/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
While initally labeled as a troublesome aircraft, the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver went on to be noted for striking more Japanese targets than any other US Navy dive bomber. Despite this, the Helldiver was to be the last of a long line of US Navy dive bombers. The development, production, and combat use of the many variations of the Helldiver are ......
The Memoirs of Hans von LuckAuthor: Luck, Hans vonCode: 59200Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 312 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:03/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
The memoirs of a Panzer commander who served on all major fronts of the Second World War. A professional soldier, Hans von Luck joined the Panzerwaffe in its earliest days, serving under Erwin Rommel.
Author: Zaloga, Steven J.Code: 59329Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:04/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
World War II was a significant period of development for American missile programs, during which time the US built pioneering examples of guided weapons systems. However, whilst the German missiles of World War II are famous around the world, their American counterparts have remained shrouded in secrecy, despite the fact that they formed the ......
A Biography of Rudolf HossAuthor: Primomo, John W.Code: 59176Price:AU $66.00Format: Paperback / 198 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:05/09/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
Rudolf Hoss has been called the greatest mass murderer in history. As the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz, he supervised the killing of more than 1.1 million people. This biography follows Hoss throughout his life, from his childhood through his Nazi command and eventual reckoning at Nuremberg.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G 2019Author: Sharp, DanCode: 57863Price:AU $25.52Format: PaperbackPublisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:05/09/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
"When it appeared in the skies over Europe in 1941, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A was the best fighter in the world. It was more than a match for the best Spitfires the RAF could field and began shooting them down in ever-increasing numbers. Only the introduction of the Spitfire IX with its two-stage supercharged Merlin overturned its supremacy. "
Japan's Attack and America's Entry into World War IIAuthor: Melber, TakumaCode: 59353Price:AU $41.95Format: Hardback / 200 pages Published date:06/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
Hawaii, 7th December 1941, shortly before 8 in the morning: Japanese torpedo bombers launch a surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. The devastating attack claims the lives of over 2,400 American soldiers, sinks or damages 18 ships and destroys nearly 350 aircraft. The US Congress declares war on Japan the following ......
Strategy, Command and Operations 1942-1945Author: Young, Edward M.Code: 59154Price:AU $169.00Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:08/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
During World War II, flying B-24 Liberator bombers on missions deep into Burma, B-25 Mitchell bombers attacking Japanese lines of communications, and P-40 Warhawks, P-47 Thunderbolts, and P-51 Mustangs flying close support for General Joseph Stilwell's Chinese and American forces in northern Burma, the Tenth Air Force worked closely with the ......
Little-Known Tales about the Second World WarAuthor: Aines, DonCode: 59357Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 204 pages Publisher: SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Published date:09/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
Here are overlooked or forgotten tales from the worlds greatest conflict. These are stories of courage, daring, and stupidity, some of which would challenge the imaginations of Hollywood scriptwriters.
Some of the many true tales that author Donald Aines recounts include:
The Dambusters Story 1943Author: Hastings, MaxCode: 59140Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date:14/09/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max Hastings.
Author: Nasca, David S.Code: 58999Price:AU $64.71Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:15/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
Examines how the US became a superpower through amphibious operations. While other major world powers pursued and embraced different weapons and technologies in order to create different means of waging war, the US spent decades training, developing, and employing amphibious warfare to pursue its national interests.
The BiographyAuthor: Glancey, JonathonCode: 59323Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ATLANTIS BOOKS Published date:15/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolise Britains defiance ......
Germany's Famed Triplane in World War IAuthor: Wilkins, ,Mark,C.Code: 59156Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:18/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
This book presents the evolution and development of perhaps the most iconic German fighter of WWI - the Fokker Dr. 1 triplane or "Dreidecker." The Dr. 1 was born from experiments in cantilever monoplanes and the excellent combat record of the Sopwith triplane, which appeared at the western front at the end of 1916. Only 320 Fokker Dr.1s were ......
A History in Maps and Satellite PhotographsAuthor: Thompson, JulianCode: 58833Price:AU $41.51Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date:19/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
A combination of Google Earth images showing the modern-day locations of crucial battles and strategic locations alongside specially commissioned maps showing troop movements, tactics and topography.
Americal Division Artillery Air SectionAuthor: James, DarrylCode: 59342Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:23/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
A collection of war stories closely based on the authors experiences flying scout/observation helicopters in Vietnam. Story telling was a daily evening occurrence for the solo scout pilots. These stories, called TINS, an irreverent pilot acronym for this is no shit, allowed the solo pilots to learn from each others experiences and mistakes. The ......
Author: Napier, MichaelCode: 59328Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:23/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
The Vickers Wellington was one of very few aircraft types to have been in production and frontline service throughout World War II, and more than 10,000 Wellingtons were built in the period. They took part in the first RAF bombing mission of the conflict when, on 4 September 1939, 14 examples from Nos 9 and 149 Sqns undertook a daring daylight ......
Author: Bluemel, JamesCode: 57191Price:AU $55.00Format: Hardback / 432 pages Publisher: BBC BOOKS Published date:28/09/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
As we gain more distance from those events, it can be argued that many of the issues facing us today - the rise of the Islamic State, increased Islamic terrorism, intensified violence in the Middle East, mass migration, and more - can be traced back to the decision to invade Iraq.
All makes and modelsAuthor: Falconer, JonathanCode: 59019Price:AU $51.89Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:28/09/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
The Haynes Super Carrier Manual offers unrivalled insights into understanding how a modern US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is operated. Published with the cooperation of the US Navy, authors Chris McNab and Patrick Bunce take readers inside a super carrier to reveal how and why they are at the heart of global American military force.
Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909Author: Ellis, KenCode: 59041Price:AU $65.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date:01/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
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, ......
New Guinea 1943-44Author: Claringsbould, MichaelCode: 59327Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:01/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Although New Guineas Thunderbolt pilots faced several different types of enemy aircraft in capricious tropical conditions, by far their most common adversary was the Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa, codenamed Oscar by the Allies. These two opposing fighters were the products of two radically different design philosophies. The Thunderbolt was heavy, ......
Life Under Fire in the Second World WarAuthor: Harris, CarolCode: 59358Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:11/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Blitz Diary is a remarkable series of accounts from the wars darkest days, with heart-warming stories of survival, perseverance, solidarity and bravery, the preservation of which becomes increasingly important as the Blitz fades from living memory. War with Germany seemed increasingly likely throughout the 1930s. The British Government and the ......
Author: Carousel CalendarsCode: 59105Price:AU $19.95Format: CalendarPublisher: CAROUSEL Published date:15/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
A variety of fighter planes can be found in the Legends Of WWII Calendar for 2021, including the P-51 Mustang, the Avro Lancaster and the Thunderbolt! Enjoy monthly paintings by aviation artist, Michael Turner, while keeping organised in 2021. Perfect for lovers of planes; its the perfect gift.
How the Wehrmacht Lost FranceAuthor: Trigg, JonathanCode: 59168Price:AU $29.95Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:15/10/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
New B-format paperback - 'We weren't afraid of the Allies as soldiers, but we were afraid of their materiel - it was going to be men versus machines.' Written from the 'other side' and told through the words of the veterans, this book is a revelation.
Willy Messerschmitt and the Development of History's First OperationalOperational Jet FighterAuthor: Harvey, James, NealCode: 59331Price:AU $47.99Format: Paperback / 408 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date:15/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
This book tells the story of Willy Messerschmitts life, and shows how this aeronautical genius built many revolutionary airplanes - not excluding the Luftwaffes mainstay, the Me-109 - and culminating in the Me-262. In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the worlds first operational jet warplane. This ......
The Spirit of Great BritainAuthor: Carousel CalendarsCode: 59118Price:AU $19.95Format: CalendarPublisher: CAROUSEL Published date:15/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
In service with the Royal Air Force from 1956 to 1984, the Vulcan Bomber holds very special place in British aviation history. These stregic bombers where cabale of some phenomenally long missions - indeed one was over 18,000 kilometers than involved three re-fuellings and took over 20 hours. It was these strategic capabilities that meant the ......
Author: Carousel CalendarsCode: 59111Price:AU $19.95Format: CalendarPublisher: CAROUSEL Published date:15/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
Synonymous with the Battle of Britain and as iconic as Churchills cigar, the Spitfire holds a special place in the nations hearts as perhaps Britain’s most famous military aircraft. Instrumental during World War II, now only a handful of these frontline fighters remain airworthy. Featuring magnificent images of this supreme British fighter, the ......
The Development and Deployment of Strategic Cruise Missiles since 1934Author: Polmar, NormanCode: 58872Price:AU $80.80Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:15/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
The cruise missile is a widely employed tactical and strategic weapon, capable of striking ground or ship targets with conventional or nuclear warheads. Much of this book addresses the US Navy's Regulus missile program and the similar Soviet Navy's cruise missile efforts.
Nuclear classes from November to AkulaAuthor: Hampshire, EdwardCode: 59325Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:17/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
In this highly detailed book, naval historian Edward Hampshire reveals the fascinating history of the nuclear-powered attack submarines built and operated by the Soviet Union in the Cold War, including each class of these formidable craft as they developed throughout the Cold War period. The November class, which were the ......
1941-42Author: Stille, MarkCode: 59326Price:AU $27.95Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:17/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
The striking power of the Imperial Japanese Navys carrier- based attack aircraft was established at Pearl Harbor, and the IJNs carrier- based torpedo and dive- bombers showed their prowess again at the Battle of Coral Sea when they sank the US Navy carrier USS Lexington and damaged the carrier USS Yorktown. Even at the disastrous Battle of ......
MGB 81 (British Power Boats) 1942-45Author: Rose, DiggoryCode: 59231Price:AU $54.95Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:17/10/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020
During the Second World War the Royal Navy's flotillas of small, fast and powerfully armed motor gun boats (MGBs) were looked upon as the 'Spitfires of the seas'. Operating from their harbour bases around the south and east coasts of England, RN Coastal Forces crews would set out under cover of darkness to look for trouble with German shipping in ......