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9788365958204

Colours and Markings of Hellenic Spitfires 1943-1954

Author: Korellis, John Code: 55291 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 30/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Illustrated history of all the Spitfire types that served with the expatriate Greek pilots of the Hellenic Air Force during and after World War II.
9781526769442

Safety is No Accident: From 'V' Bombers to Concorde

A Flight Test Engineer's Story Author: Smith, John R W Code: 58982 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Published date: 30/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Unusual story of the unsung heroes of aircraft advancement. Insight into the exciting and dangerous world of test flying. The author became Head of Aircraft Certification at the CAA. An insider's view of the Civil Aviation Authority
9788365958839

Single 17: Supermarine Spitfire IIa

Author: Grudzien, Robert Code: 58166 Price: AU $18.68 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 30/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
This book is a compilation of 4-view colour profiles, scale plans and photographic details of the IIa variant of the Supermarine Spitfire, featuring scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals and also photographs of the details in b&w and colour.
9781911621454

Hercules Boys

True Stories by Crews of RAF's Lynchpin since 1967 Author: Smith, Chris Code: 57586 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Hercules Boys contains a fascinating collection of first-hand and highly entertaining accounts by the ground and air crews themselves who adapted to everything that the elements, enemy and `airships' in Whitehall threw at them. A must for any military aviation devotee.
9781913118754

In the Claws of the Tomcat

Us Navy F-14 Tomcat in Combat, 1987-2000 Author: Cooper, Tom Code: 58203 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 72 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
From the 1970s until the 2000s, the spear tip of the USN air wings was the F-14 Tomcat. Illustrated by over 100 photographs and colour profiles, `Tomcats of the Storm' is an exclusive source about some of least-well known air combats fought by US Navy's fighter crews in recent history.
9788365958570

Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941. Volume 1

Author: Petrovic, Ognjan Code: 58848 Price: AU $72.64 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The first of two volumes illustrating the camouflage and markings of the day fighters used by the Yugoslav Air Force from 1918 to 1941 on aircraft of British, German, Czech and French origin.
9788365958877

Tupolev Tu-2, Sukhoi UTB-2, Shcherbakov Shche-2

Author: Musialkowski, Lechoslaw Code: 58862 Price: AU $31.13 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The latest book in the Polish Wings series shows famous Russian bombers and training aircraft in service with the Polish Air Force during and after WW2.
9781526752185

RAF in Camera

100 Years on Display Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 59184 Price: AU $110.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Provides a spectacular photographic portrait of the Royal Air Force's public persona during the first 100 years of its existence.
9781476680668

The B-25 in the Backyard

My Father's Historic Aircraft Sanctuary Author: Sopolata, Wally Code: 59287 Price: AU $79.95 Format: Paperback / 172 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: 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.

Shocked to see ......

9781612008363

Spying from the Sky

At the Controls of Us Cold War Aerial Intelligence Author: Richardson, Robert L. Code: 58857 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The history of Cold War reconnaissance in the words of the man who proved the aircraft, commanded the units, and flew the missions. This is the biography of pilot Col. William Gregory, whose astonishing career with the CIA and the US Air Force encompassed the attempts by US intelligence to understand Cold War Soviet Union.
9780764359392

TBF/TBM Avenger

Grumman's First Torpedo Bomber in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 58853 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The Grumman-designed TBF Avenger was unquestionably the most successful torpedo bomber in the US fleet during WWII. Developed just prior to the US entry in WWII, the type made its combat debut at the Battle of Midway. Demand for the large carrier-borne aircraft, which could drop conventional bombs and depth charges in addition to torpedoes, soon ......
9788366148628

Ikarus Ik-2

Author: Ognjevic, Aleksandar M Code: 59260 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Hardback / 196 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Despite the favored acquisitions abroad by the VVKJ conservatives, in the early 1932 an idea to develop a modern combat airplane was initiated by two young Serbian engineers, Ljubomir D. Ilic and Kosta I. Sivcev, who were at the time employed at the Air Force Command Technical Department. They worked in secret after hours at Ilic's apartment and ......
9780750994798

Cavalry of the Clouds

Air War over Europe 1914-1918 Author: Sweetman, John Code: 59359 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020

 In 1917, David Lloyd George declared that airmen were the cavalry of the clouds - the knighthood of this war. This romantic image was fostered post-war by writers of adventure stories and the stunts of Hollywood filmmakers, and yet it was far from the harsh reality of life of an airman. From their baptism of fire in 1914 ......

9788366148567

Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Author: Skalbania, Robert Code: 59259 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
New book series for all warfare and scale modelling fans, describing the most famous aircrafts and vehicles. In each issue you will find a work in progress article, paint schemes and Cartograf's decals! F-14 Tomcat American, supersonic deck fighter, with variable-sweep wing, developed by the Grumman Corporation. Initially it was used mainly for ......
9788366148765

The British Fighter Aircraft S.E. 5a

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 59261 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Paperback / 20 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
In 1916, the command of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) urgently needed a fighter that could successfully oppose the new German fighter planes: Albatros D.III and Fokker D.VII. The Royal Aircraft Factory in Farnborough was ordered to design and build a fighter that would match the armament, performance and engine power of its adversaries. An ......
9788365958860

SAAB 35 Draken

Author: Forslund, Mikael Code: 58850 Price: AU $51.89 Format: Paperback / 220 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The most comprehensive illustrated study of the post-war Swedish jet fighter aircraft which was a design ahead of its time and with revolutionary double-delta wings.
9781405943826

Topgun

The Real Story Author: Pedersen, Dan Code: 59169 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 02/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. On a shoestring budget and with little support, Pedersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets ......
9780764359378

B-29 Superfortress, Vol. 1

Boeing's XB-29 through B-29B in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 58851 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 08/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was not only the largest and most advanced US aircraft to see combat in World War II, it was also the most expensive weapons system of the war, even exceeding the cost of developing the atomic bomb - the weapon that ultimately would be delivered to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by a pair of B-29s in August 1945. Through a ......
9781911658085

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - Vol 1

Jet Fighters 1939 -1945 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57864 Price: AU $81.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 10/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
"Germany's air ministry was quick to grasp the potential of the jet engine as early as 1938 and by 1939 several German aircraft manufacturers were already working on fighter designs that would utilise this new form of propulsion. Rocket engines too were seen as the way of the future and companies were commissioned to design fighters around them."
9781787394230

Royal Air Force

The Official Story Author: Holland, James Code: 59360 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date: 11/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020

Royal Air Force: The Official Story is the most up-to-date official history of the Royal Air Force - the oldest airforce in the world. From its genesis in the horrors of the First World War when pilots were open to the elements in craft made of little more than wood and fabric, to the iconic air battles of the Second World War, through to the ......

9781910809419

Mikoyan Mig-31

Famous Russian Aircraft Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 59246 Price: AU $115.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 12/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
As early as 1965, when the MiG-25 interceptor was in the midst of its test programme, the Mikoyan Design Bureau started work on an even more capable two-seat interceptor meant to provide adequate protection for the huge expanses of Siberia and the Soviet Far East.
9781911639152

Flying Survivors - WW2 Aircraft in Peacetime

Author: Historian, Aviation Code: 59045 Price: AU $18.66 Format: Paperback / 132 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
History of Flight: Flying Survivors - WW2 Aircraft in Peacetime explores the unusual peacetime roles filled by decommissioned combat aircraft after WW2.
9781913118747

Wings of Iraq

The Iraqi Air Force, 1931-2003 Author: Cooper, Tom Code: 59254 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 88 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Virtually born in battle, collecting precious combat experience and playing involved in so many conflicts, the Iraqi Air Force remains one of the most misinterpreted military services in the Middle East. Wings over Iraq provides a uniquely compact yet comprehensive guide to its operational history, officers, aircraft, and major operations.
9781472839664

P-51B Mustang

North American's Bastard Stepchild That Saved the Eighth Air Force Author: Marshall, James William "Bill" Code: 58902 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
During World War II, the United States Army Air Corps was led by a cadre of officers who believed implicitly that military aviation, particularly fast heavy bombers at high altitude, would be able to destroy strategic enemy targets during daylight with minimal losses. However, by 1942 the Flying Fortress was proving vulnerable to Luftwaffe ......
9780754834991

Bombers, The World Encyclopedia of

An illustrated history from the early planes of World War 1 to thesophisticated jet bombers of the modern age Author: Crosby, Francis Code: 59152 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
An illustrated history and A-Z of bombers with 750 photographs, in a newly updated edition.
9780750991995

Secret Spitfires

Britain's Hidden Civilian Army Author: Howman Code: 59148 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
They built thousands of Spitfires, hidden in garages, bus depots, shed and barns... but nobody ever knew
9781781557631

De Havilland and Hatfield 1936-1993

Author: Birtles, Philip Code: 59005 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 16/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
At Hatfield Aerodrome de Havilland created the WW2 Mosquito, the first multi role combat aircraft. De Havilland companies pioneered turbojet development, leading to the Comet, the world's first commercial jet airliner. De Havilland developed guided missiles and the Blue Streak rocket. The DH 108 was the first aircraft exceed Mach 1 outside the ......
9781472840677

F-102 Delta Dagger Units

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 58965 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/08/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
World War II saw the development of the heavy bomber as a decisive weapon which, in sufficient numbers, could overcome defensive fighters and guns and lay waste to strategic targets. The addition of nuclear weapons to the bomber's armament made it even more formidable, and by the late 1940s, US planners saw the growth of a Soviet nuclear-armed ......
9780754834748

Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of

An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the super Author: Crosby, Francis Code: 57136 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date: 18/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Explores the development and history and an A-Z of over 170 aircraft, with 600 photographs, in a new fully updated edition.
9781910809402

Famous Russian Aircraft Sukhoi Su-25

Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 59245 Price: AU $115.00 Format: Hardback / 496 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 20/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
The Su-25 ground attack aircraft made its first flight on 22nd February 1972. After five years of tests the aircraft reached its definitive configuration with new engines, a revised airframe and new armament.
9781781259719

Escape from Earth

A Secret History of the Space Rocket Author: MacDonald, Fraser Code: 59225 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD Published date: 21/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
Escape from Earth is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. It's a wild ride. Jack ......
9781911621966

Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air

Force Ace of Aces Author: Even-Epstein, BG Giora Code: 59250 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 25/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage.
9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/08/2020 Availability: 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.
9781398103252

The Merlin

The Engine That Won the Second World War Author: Wilson, Gordon A. A. Code: 58948 Price: AU $20.73 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
New B-format paperback - First ever narrative history of the famous aero engine that powered the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster, Mosquito and Mustang, the aircraft that made the difference between victory and defeat at critical moments in the Second World War - the Battle of Britain and the allied aerial offensive against Germany.
9781526762207

Fighting in the Sky

The Story in Art Author: Fairley, John Code: 59349 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020

Barely a decade passed from the Wright Brothers first powered flight to aircraft becoming lethal instruments of war. The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service took off in the very early days of The Great War and captured the publics imagination and admiration. Sydney and Richard Carline happened to be both pilots and artists as was ......

9781526782021

Secret Wings of World War II

Nazi Technology and the Allied Arms Race Author: Cole, Lance Code: 59351 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020

There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the ......

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