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9781612004426

Pearl

The 7th Day of December 1941 Author: Butler, Daniel Allen Code: 48415 Price: AU $51.78 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 20/11/2017 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2017
The events of December 7, 1941 shocked the world and catapulted the United States into war. This new history of Pearl Harbor explores the strategy, politics, diplomacy and espionage leading to the raid, and the experiences of the men and women caught up in the raid.
9781526708793

Stalag Luft I

An Official Account of the POW Camp for Air Force Personnel 1940-1945 Author: Frontline Books Code: 49771 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 01/12/2017 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: December 2017

Located by the Baltic near the town of Barth in Western Pomerania, Germany, Stalag Luft I was one of a number of Stammlager Luftwaffe, these being permanent camps established and administered by the Luftwaffe, which were used to house Allied air force prisoners of war. Originally built for RAF personnel, by the time the camp was liberated by ......

9780857337689

English Electric/BAC Lightning 1954-1988

Owner's Workshop Manual Author: Ian Black Code: 48879 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 01/12/2017 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: December 2017
Enjoying continuous frontline service with the RAF for nearly 30 years, the supersonic English Electric Lightning jet was the Spitfire of its era and the last of a special breed of fighter aircraft.
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: 07/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 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, ......
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.

9782840484752

Vought F-4u Corsair

Author: Pautigny, Bruno Code: 50483 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: EDITIONS HEIMDAL Published date: 28/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 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 - ......
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: Undefined 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 ......
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.
9780811736558

The Last Drop

Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945 Author: Wright, Stephen L. Code: 50024 Price: AU $33.22 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 10/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
First full-length history of the largest and most successful airborne offensive ever. Scores of eyewitness accounts from paratroopers, glidermen, pilots, and infantrymen plus details on planes, gliders, and equipment. Recounts the actions for which participants won two Medals of Honor, a Victoria Cross, and a Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.
9781911512745

Gerhard Fieseler

The Man Behind the Storch Author: Holden, Nigel Code: 49765 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
The life of Gerhard Fieseler: decorated First World War fighter pilot, world aerobatics champion, creator of the legendary Storch reconnaissance aircraft and builder of the V-1.
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 ......

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 ......

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.
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. ......

9780993260438

Jetliners of the Red Star

Author: Kennedy, Charles Code: 47189 Price: AU $81.48 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 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.
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 ......

9781445672861

Spitfire Deserter?

The American Pilot Who Went Missing Author: Simpson, Bill Code: 50213 Price: AU $37.93 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

In the early morning of 20 April 1942, 47 Spitfire Vs of 601 and 603 Squadrons of the Auxiliary Air Force launched from the deck of the American aircraft carrier USS Wasp, which had sailed to a position in the western Mediterranean Sea north of Algiers. The planes were bound for Malta. At the time, the island was under heavy siege by Axis naval ......

9781781556511

Undarkened Skies

The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World War Author: Hare, Paul R. Code: 49975 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A comprehensive study of the American Aeroplane building programme of WW1, its promises, its performance, and its failure, together with a summary of what went wrong, and why, including a brief history of military aviation in America prior to the war and details of the Liberty engine and each aircraft type selected for production.
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 ......
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 ......

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.
9781472825407

Royal Air Force

A Centenary of Operations Author: Napier, Michael Code: 50251 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 20/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The world's first independent air force, the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018. In the 100 years since the end of World War I, the service has been involved in almost continuous operations around the globe, giving the RAF the longest and most wide-ranging history of any air force in the world. But over the years this history has ......
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 ......

9781784382582

Duel Under the Stars

The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II Author: Johnen, Wilhelm Code: 50380 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

"The enemy bomber grew larger in my sights and the rear gunner was sprayed by my guns just as he opened fire. The rest was merely a matter of seconds. The bomber fell like a stone out of the sky and exploded on the ground. The nightmare came to an end." In this enthralling memoir the author recounts his experiences of the war years and traces ......

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 ......

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.
9781526708229

Air War Over North Vietnam

Operation Rolling Thunder, 1965 1968 Author: Emerson, Stephen Code: 50321 Price: AU $28.43 Format: Paperback / 136 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
Operation Rolling Thunder was a disastrous and wasteful attempt in terms of men and material by the Johnson administration to micromanage an air campaign to achieve specific diplomatic goals, but in the end achieved neither military nor political victory.
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.
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.
9781550178135

Vertical Horizons

The History of Okanagan Helicopters Author: Grant, Douglas M Code: 49778 Price: AU $61.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: HARBOUR PUBLISHING Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018

"Looking back over thirty years of flying for Okanagan, I see the experience has given me an interesting life. I have never really considered flying as work. It is more a way of life, a way of life that nourishes a free spirit, something that not many jobs can give you. I just cannot imagine anything I would... rather have done or any company I ......

9780811736534

Fighter Group

The 352nd "Blue-Nosed Bastards" in World War II Author: Stout, Lt Col Jay A. Code: 50023 Price: AU $36.11 Format: Paperback / 432 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 01/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018
Jay Stout breaks new ground in World War II aviation history with this gripping account of one of the war's most highly decorated American fighter groups.
9781621576266

Coffin Corner Boys

One Bomber, Ten Men, and Their Harrowing Escape from Nazi-Occupied Franc Author: Avriett, Carole Engle Code: 49861 Price: AU $39.59 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: REGNERY PUBLISHING INC Published date: 14/05/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2018

As a young band of brothers flies over German-occupied France, they come under heavy fire. Their B-17 is shot down and the airmen--stumbling through fields and villages--scatter across Europe. Some struggled to flee for safety. Others were captured immediately and imprisoned. Now, for the first time, their incredible story of grit, survival, ......

9781526701794

The French Air Force in the First World War

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Author: Sumner, Ian Code: 50312 Price: AU $28.43 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2018

The French air force of the First World War developed as fast as the British and German air forces, yet its history, and the enormous contribution it made to the eventual French victory, is often forgotten. So Ian Sumners photographic history, which features almost 200 images, most of which have not been published before, is a fascinating and ......

9781473891333

Reconnaissance Planes Since 1945

Author: Schwede, Frank Code: 50287 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2018

Reconnaissance aircraft have always been the spearhead of the various air forces, helping to provide the basis for any further military operations. At the time of the Cold War and before the satellite era, the use of reconnaissance aircraft reached its zenith, as the warring nations were determined to know what was happening on the other side. ......

9781473897960

RAF in Camera: 1970s

Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 49500 Price: AU $71.30 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2018

The 1970s were an event-filled and action packed decade for the Royal Air Force. Many events are worthy of note and all are recorded here, in words and images. Keith Wilson takes up from where he left off with RAF In Camera 1960s in order to take us on a journey through a particularly significant decade. The start of the 1970s saw the ......

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