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9781910440162

The Dambusters 1943

Second World War Author: James, Leonard Code: 40507 Price: AU $12.20 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: BRETWALDA BOOKS Published date: 15/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018

On the night of 16th May, 1943, a squadron of Lancasters took off from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, to attack the Ruhr Dams that provided German war industry with so much of its power and water. Two dams were destroyed and a third damaged. But No.617 Squadron paid a fearsomely heavy price. This book explores the Dambusters Raid of 1943.

9781911096535

Air War on Terror

The Role of Airpower in the War Against Isil/Daesh in Iraq, Syria and Li Author: Taghvaee, Babak Code: 47371 Price: AU $59.90 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 28/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018
An unstable political environment and unsettled security led to the prevalency of insurgency and long-lasting civil wars in every country with weakened central powers. Sectarianism from one or both partiers in conflict can cause radicalisation and help to sow the seeds of terrorist groups. ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant), ISIS, IS or Daesh ......
9781476665030

Ultra-Large Aircraft, 1940-1970

The Development of Guppy and Expanded Fuselage Transports Author: Dean, William Patrick Code: 49505 Price: AU $73.26 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 01/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
In 1962, a unique transport aircraft was built from the parts of 27 Boeing B-377 airliners to provide NASA with a means of transporting rocket boosters. With an interior the size of a gymnasium, "The Guppy" was the first of eight wide-body cargo planes built by Aero Spacelines. More than half a century later, the last Super Guppy is still in ......
9780233005263

RAF 100

The Official Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Holland, James Code: 50151 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: CARLTON BOOKS Published date: 08/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Officially endorsed by the RAF, and with unique access to the their historic archives, the world-renowned broadcaster James Holland uses photographs and documents to bring the story of the people, planes and missions to life as never before.
9781785210655

NASA Skylab Owners' Workshop Manual

1969 to 1979 (all models) Author: Baker, David Code: 50874 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: BOOKWORKS Published date: 08/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Skylab has a fascination among space professionals and enthusiasts alike and a book on the engineering and design of this space station has been argued for in blogs and chat rooms for many years. No other book has yet been published which describes the technical, design and engineering details of how Skylab was built and operated. There have been ......
9781445666020

RAF in 100 Pictures

A Pictorial History Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 50204 Price: AU $28.43 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

On 1 April 1918, the Royal Air Force came into being and on 1 April 2018, the RAF celebrates its first 100 years. The aim of this book is to offer an alternative insight into what has really impacted on the RAF in its first century. Many people will recall Hurricanes and Spitfires standing firm against the invading Luftwaffe but how many will ......

9781445671499

A Spitfire Pilot's Story

Pat Hughes: Battle of Britain Top Gun Author: Newton, Dennis Code: 50210 Price: AU $32.22 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

Pat Hughes is today perhaps the greatest unsung hero of the Battle of Britain. Ranked sixth in the `ace of aces of the aerial campaign of summer 1940, he shot down at least fourteen enemy aircraft, mostly the Spitfires closely matched rival the Messerschmitt Me 109. As a flight commander in 234 Squadron he advocated bold, close-in tactics and ......

9781781556450

Thud Pilot

A Pilot's Account of Early F-105 Combat in Vietnam Author: Vizcarra, Victor Code: 49970 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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 ......
9781781556504

Liberators Over the Atlantic

Author: Colman, Jack Code: 49973 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
9781784538309

Drones and Terrorism

Asymmetrical Warfare and the Threat to Security Author: Grossman, Nicholas Code: 50391 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

In warzones, ordinary commercially-available drones are used for extraordinary reconnaissance and information gathering. They can also be used for bombings - a drone carrying an explosive charge is potentially a powerful weapon. At the same time asymmetric warfare has become the norm - with large states increasingly fighting marginal terrorist ......

9781785210884

Fokker Dr.1 Triplane

Owners Workshop Manual Author: Cotter, Jarrod Code: 49688 Price: AU $54.19 Format: Hardback Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
Undoubtedly the most famous Dr.1 pilot was Baron Manfred von Richtofen. Widely known as the -Red Baron-, von Richtofen was officially credited with 80 kills, 19 of them while flying a Dr.1.Richtofen became commander of the fighter squadron Jasta 11 in January 1917, where he flew the Albatross D.II and D.III. When he became a squadron commander, ......
9781844159086

Strike from the Stratosphere

Mach 6 Attack from the Edge of Space Author: Baker, David Code: 49678 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

Hypersonic aircraft are those capable of reaching at least Mach 6 - six times the speed of sound, or about 4,000mph. With the US Air Force recently introducing a Mach 6 strike aircraft, preparations are now underway to launch a new, ultra-stealthy bomber. This book covers the many and varied designs created since the 1950s that have sought to ......

9781848324336

Zeppelin Onslaught - The Forgotten Blitz

Bombing Britain in 1915 Author: Castle, Ian Code: 50442 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

At the outbreak of the First World War, the United Kingdom had no aerial defence capability worthy of the name. When the war began Britain had just thirty guns to defend the entire country, with all but five of these considered of dubious value . So when raiding German aircraft finally appeared over Britain the response was negligible and ......

9781911512752

Gott Strafe England Vol 3

The German Air Assault Against Great Britain 1914-1918 Author: Parker, Nigel Code: 49766 Price: AU $61.01 Format: Hardback / 356 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

The aerial attacks against Great Britain by airships and aircraft in the Great War were a new development in the history of British warfare. Previously, it had been the British armies that had crossed the seas to do the fighting in foreign lands, but now, for the first time, the enemy was spreading death and destruction on the homeland at will. ......

9782840484752

Vought F-4u Corsair

Author: Pautigny, Bruno Code: 50483 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: EDITIONS HEIMDAL Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
Built more than 12,000 times in six versions, used by some into the 1970s, the emblematic aircraft of the Pacific War, and star of the small screen, the Vought F4U Corsair is undoubtedly one of the most famous in the history of Aviation. Immediately recognisable by its "Seagull wings" - configuration imposed by its very large diameter propeller - ......
9781473863262

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

A History Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 49526 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is probably one of the most photographed jet aircraft of all time. Over 200 colour and historic black and white images are included here.
9781510726079

The Air Almanac 2018

Author: U.S. Department of Defense Code: 49809 Price: AU $24.92 Format: Paperback / 909 pages Publisher: GROUP Published date: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
The Air Almanac 2018 contains the astronomical data required for air celestial navigation, making it a necessary resource for all pilots and others attempting to chart routes based on celestial bodies. This edition of the Almanac includes information for the year 2018 on the following topics: Sunrise, sunset, and twilight tablesSky diagrams for ......
9781683505211

Life Inside the Dead Man's Curve

The Chronicles of a Public-Safety Helicopter Pilot Author: McDonald, Kevin (University of Melbourne) Code: 50978 Price: AU $28.88 Format: Paperback / 350 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

Travis County STAR Flight, in Austin, Texas, is recognized as one of the premier public-safety helicopter programs in the United States. Life Inside the Dead Mans Curve is a firsthand account of the tragedy and triumph witnessed by STAR Flight crews as they respond to a myriad of emergencies, everything from traumatic injuries to rescues--and ......

9780760361511

The German Aces Speak

World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Author: Heaton, Colin Code: 50912 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 376 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 21/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
In The German Aces Speak, for the first time in any book, four prominent and influential Luftwaffe fighter pilots reminisce candidly about their service in World War II.
9780760361559

The German Aces Speak II

World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Impor Author: Heaton, Colin Code: 50913 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 312 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 21/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
In The German Aces Speak II, Colin Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis profile the WWII air war over Europe through the eyes of Johannes Steinhoff, Erich Alfred Hartmann, Gunther Rall, and Dieter Hrabak-four of the Luftwaffe's's most interesting and significant pilots.
9781526705600

The Hawker Hunter

Images of War Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 50315 Price: AU $32.22 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

If ever there was a real pilots aeroplane it was the Hunter; an outstanding multi-purpose aircraft which excelled in the roles of interceptor fighter, ground attack, reconnaissance, research vehicle and two-seater trainer, not forgetting its dramatic formation aerobatic performances. The Hunter is one of the worlds greatest aircraft. For three ......

9781526721020

Night Fighter

The Battle Against Hitler's Night Raiders 1940 - 1941 Author: Bates, H. E. Code: 50344 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

It is no surprise that the Air Ministry chose an author of H.E. Bates talents to portray the battle over the night skies of Britain whilst the war against Germany was still to reach its conclusion. For his rich prose excites and inspires as much as it informs. Bates opens his stirring story by analysing the comparative efforts of the RAF and ......

9781526724885

Royal Observer Corps

The Eyes and Ears of the RAF in WWII Author: Frontline Books Code: 50360 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 232 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

The key roles played by the Royal Observer Corps in the Second World War have, all too often, been overshadowed by more glamourous arms of the defence forces. The teams in the Sector Stations, plotting the battles raging above, and the Spitfires and Hurricanes swooping upon the formations of enemy fighters and bombers, present easily-imagined ......

9781526726209

Echoes from Early Aviators

A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered Author: Merriam, Frederick Warren Code: 50363 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous
9781788038959

Spider Zero Seven

A Life in Combat Author: Borlace, Mike Code: 50435 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s.
9781409425120

RAF Bomber Command Operations During 1943

The Road to Berlin Author: Worrall, Richard Code: 50197 Price: AU $199.14 Format: Hardback / 223 pages Publisher: ROUTLEDGE Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
Looking at the key, but relatively neglected, campaign of 1943, this book offers a thorough and nuanced reassessment of the RAF bomber offensive at a time when the war in Europe still hung in the balance. Whilst the bombing campaign against German cities has long been one of the most controversial and hotly debated aspects of the Second World War, ......
9781445650418

The Harrier

The World's First V/STOL Fighter Author: Oliver, David Code: 51067 Price: AU $27.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018

The iconic Hawker-Siddeley Harrier was designed to fight the Cold War from the fields of West Germany but won its battle spurs in the Falklands, Belize and Afghanistan. It was controversially scrapped by the British Government fifty years after entering service with the RAF and its loss raised serious questions over Royal Navy fleet protection. ......

9781781592939

The British Aerospace Harrier

A Photographic Tribute Author: Leek, Michael Code: 48481 Price: AU $63.46 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
An impressive photographic tribute to a particularly iconic aircraft type. Features striking colour photographs throughout, many of which have never been published before.
9781785211003

Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Owner's Workshop Manual Author: Holmes, Tony Code: 49689 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: BOOKWORKS Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018

Probably best-known for its starring role in the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun, the US Navys Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, variable geometry, two-seat, carrier-based, air superiority fighter.The Tomcat was developed for the US Navys Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. This workshop ......

9781785211171

Westland Wessex Manual

Owners Workshop Manual Author: Howard, Lee Code: 51133 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: BOOKWORKS Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
With an active service life of more than 40 years with the Royal Navy and the RAF, the Westland Wessex was one of the most versatile helicopters of the Cold War. Its duties included Commando and Special Forces insertions during the Falklands War, anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, as well as battlefield troop transport and ......
9788365281395

Japanese Anti-Submarine Aircraft in the Pacific War

Author: Ishiguro, Ryusuke Code: 48635 Price: AU $71.30 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
Japanese anti-submarine aircraft of World War II are not well documented and this book is the first in English with full technical details of these historic aircraft and illustrations of their fascinating colour schemes.
9781510705135

High Fliers

Airmen of Achievement in Wartime Author: Kaplan, Philip Code: 50952 Price: AU $43.41 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: SKYHORSE US Published date: 06/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
Profiles of the greatest pilots of World War II
9781510705142

Skytrain

A Transport Revolution Author: Kaplan, Philip Code: 50953 Price: AU $43.41 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: SKYHORSE US Published date: 06/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
A photographic homage to a legendary plane that helped win World War II
9780062693938

Drone Warrior

An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangero Author: Velicovich, Brett Code: 50884 Price: AU $24.59 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 13/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
"A must read for anyone who wants to understand the new American way of war." - General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency A former special operations member takes us inside America's covert drone war in this headline-making, never-before-told account for fans of Zero Dark Thirty ......
9781472828279

No Ordinary Pilot

One young man's extraordinary exploits in World War II Author: Campbell-Jones, Suzanne Code: 50937 Price: AU $36.02 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 20/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
After a lifetime in the RAF, Group Captain Bob Allen, finally allowed his children and grandchildren to see his official flying log. It contained the line: 'KILLED WHILST ON OPERATIONS'. He refused to answer any further questions, leaving instead a memoir of his life during World War II. Joining up aged 19, within six months he was in No.1 ......
9780993260438

Jetliners of the Red Star

Author: Kennedy, Charles Code: 47189 Price: AU $81.48 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018
This book tells the story of every jetliner produced by the Soviet Union, including the Tupolev Tu-104 (the world's first successful jetliner), the Ilyushin Il-62 (Aeroflot's flagship), and the supersonic rival to Concorde, the Tu-144 Charger. The detailed story is accompanied by beautiful illustrations taken from Russian archives.
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