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9780008359263

Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster

The Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 59496 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS NZ Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 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.

Published to coincide ......

9788365958266

Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941

Author: Petrovic, Ognjan Code: 58032 Price: AU $78.57 Format: Hardback / 300 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
The camouflage and markings of the day fighters used by the Yugoslav Air Force from 1918 to 1941 are shown in many historical photographs and colour profiles.
9781473835207

Fighter Aces of the Great War

Author: Wynn, Stephen Code: 59173 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 184 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
First major conflict involving large scale use of aircraft. Adolphe Pegoud, the 1st Ace of the First World War. Aircraft - Observations and photography to fighter and bomber aircraft.
9781526781727

Ace of the Black Cross

The Memoirs of Ernst Udet Author: Udet, Ernst Code: 59198 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
Classic and evocative account of a First World War Ace of Aces. Contains a new Introduction by aviation expert RICHARD OVERY which describes, in fascinating detail, the man behind the memoirs.
9781526766779

Hitler's Terror from the Sky

The Battle Against the Flying Bombs Author: Thomas, Graham A Code: 58981 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
A detailed account of the battle to defeat the V-1 Flying Bomb threat against the UK in 1944 and 1945.
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 ......

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.
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 ......
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
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.
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 ......
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.
9781911658054

Eagles of the Luftwaffe

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G 2019 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57863 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 05/09/2020 Availability: 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. "
9780764359323

Tenth Air Force in World War II

Strategy, Command and Operations 1942-1945 Author: Young, Edward M. Code: 59154 Price: AU $169.00 Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 08/09/2020 Availability: 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 ......
9781612008530

How Carriers Fought

Carrier Operations in WWII Author: Celander, Lars Code: 58988 Price: AU $37.99 Format: Paperback / 296 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 20/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
A detailed examination of carriers and carrier operations in WWII, looking at the tools behind the major carrier battles and their evolution throughout the war.
9781526759429

Phoenix 13 - Elite Helicopter Units in Vietnam

Americal Division Artillery Air Section Author: James, Darryl Code: 59342 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 23/09/2020 Availability: 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 ......

9781472836441

US Navy Ships vs Japanese Attack Aircraft

1941-42 Author: Stille, Mark Code: 59326 Price: AU $27.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/10/2020 Availability: 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 ......

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: 19/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 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: 19/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 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 ......

9781782749394

The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of World War II

Fighters - Bombers - Reconnaissance - Transport Aircraft Author: Eden, Paul E. Code: 59321 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 24/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020

The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII is an exhaustive survey of the aircraft flown by all the combatants in Europe and the Pacific, including such famous aircraft as the P-51 Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire, Yakovlev Yak-3, Messerschmitt Me 109 and Vought F4U Corsair.
Written by a team of experts, this comprehensive volume ......

9781526766748

Malta Spitfire Pilot

5 Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942 Author: Barnham, Denis Code: 57881 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 20/11/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2020
The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.
9781910500958

For Valour: The Complete History of the Victoria Cross Vol 5

The First World War - Part 1 Author: Robson, Michael Charles Code: 59429 Price: AU $275.00 Format: Hardback / 420 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date: 14/07/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
For Valour: The Complete History of the Victoria Cross will be the definitive work on the subject and compelling as a narrative as well as the ultimate reference source. This ambituous project in association with The Victoria Cross Trust will be published in 8 volumes over 4 years, the first publishing on the 165 year year of the first investiture ......
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