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9781472852502

H6K "Mavis"/H8K "Emily" vs PB4Y-1/2 Liberator/Privateer

Pacific Theater 1943-45 Author: Young, Edward Code: 62563 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/02/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

An illustrated exploration of the dramatic aerial combats between the US Navys long-range bomber and Japanese flying boats in the Pacific War. Edward Young explores these rarely written about combats, examining the aggressive and strategic tactics deployed by both US Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force and analyzing the ......

9781472854568

F-4 Phantom II Wild Weasel Units in Combat

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 62619 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/02/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

With first-hand insight into the into the key role of the US Air Forces fighter-bomber from the Vietnam War through to Operation Desert Storm during the First Gulf War, this book is an unmissable account of some of the most dangerous and demanding missions in the two ......

9781802821956

French Naval Aviation

Author: Grolleau, Henri-Pierre Code: 62559 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Over the last two decades, the Aeronautique Navale, French Naval Aviation, has grown into a powerful and battle-hardened force equipped with a large inventory of Rafale Marine naval strike fighters, E-2C Hawkeye early-warning aircraft, Falcon 50, Gardian and Atlantique 2 maritime surveillance/maritime patrol aircraft, Dauphin, Panther, Alouette ......

9781802822083

Airfix Model World Basic Guide to Modelling

Author: Fone, Stu Code: 61996 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available

Whether you are just entering the hobby or re-acquainting yourself with it, this book provides simple step-by-step advice on how to get started on a build regardless of whether it is a ship, tank, aircraft or spaceship along with guidance on tools and equipment. The wealth of handy tips on basic modelling techniques includes eliminating seams, ......

9781802822410

Lloyd Aereo Boliviano

Author: Key Publishing Code: 62591 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Even in aviation circles, the name Lloyd Aereo Boliviano is not a name that quickly comes to mind, but its story is one which deserves to be told. Its aircraft were not seen as regularly as those of other South American airlines, perhaps because its routes were mainly domestic, with an international network only to some of the larger South ......

9781802822632

Lockheed SR-71

Author: Archer, Bob Code: 62120 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

One of two Lockheed reconnaissance "black" jets that emerged during the 1950s and 1960s, the SR-71 was operated by the USAF and NASA. Produced in tremendous secrecy, and initially flown from areas away from public gaze, the SR-71 is renowned for its high speed and distinctive design. The Lockheed Blackbird family the A-12, YF-12, and SR-71 were ......

9781802823141

Junkers Ju 88

Author: Lowe, Malcolm Code: 62122 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This fully illustrated book looks at the German Luftwaffes famous bomber, the Ju 88, in all its variants. Chapters on bombers, heavy fighters, night fighters and reconnaissance sub-types are included, along with a look at foreign operators. The Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most important tactical bombers of the World War Two era. Its beginnings ......

9781802823714

Supermarine 1913-63

Author: Key Publishing Code: 62590 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Great Britain was once filled with a plethora of aircraft manufacturers. The seeds of many of them were sown as the demand for aircraft gained pace following the outbreak of World War One. However, not all survived after the war, and while Supermarine managed to keep going by the skin of its teeth, it certainly did not settle into a profitable ......

9781684513635

The Bridgebusters

The True Story of the Catch-22 Bomb Wing Author: Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey Code: 62623 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: REGNERY PUBLISHING INC Published date: 29/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Will resonate with readers of the The Forgotten 500 and Code Talker. The exploits, trials, disappointments, and victories of members of the American 57th Bomb Wing in WW II, including one young bombardier who would go on to write legendary WW II novel, Catch-22.

"He had decided to ......

9781802823011

P-51 Mustang Warbirds

Author: Veronica, Dunne and Leininger Code: 62569 Price: AU $56.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 29/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This fascinating story begins with post-World War Two sales of surplus Mustangs to various foreign governments and a few civilian customers. More than a decade later, in 1957 and 1958, the US Air Force auctioned off its remaining inventory of P-51s. These Mustangs became high-speed executive transports in the days before the introduction of the ......

9780750995160

Female Few

Spitfire Heroines Author: Hyams, Jacky Code: 60586 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 28/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Spitfire Heroines. Through the darkest days of the Second World War, an elite group of courageous civilian women risked their lives as aerial courier pilots, flying Lancaster bombers, Spitfires and many other powerful war machines in thousands of perilous missions. In 'The Female Few', five of these astonishingly brave women tell their ......
9781612519104

Tomcats and Eagles

The Development of the F-14 and F-15 in the Cold War Author: Tovy, Tal Code: 62064 Price: AU $164.00 Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 15/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

During the first half of the 1970s, two new fighter aircraft entered operational service in the United States: The Navys Grumman F-14 Tomcat and the Air Forces McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. These two aircraft were part of the backbone of the tactical air power of the United States; their introduction was accompanied by comprehensive reforms in ......

9781472850515

Me 262

Northwest Europe 1944-45 Author: Forsyth, Robert Code: 62571 Price: AU $94.00 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 11/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

Using rare first-hand accounts from Me 262 pilots, Robert Forsyth examines what it was like to fly the worlds most advanced interceptor in the deadly skies over Germany in 1944-45. Right from its operational debut in the summer of 1944, the Me 262 outclassed anything the Allies had in terms of speed and firepower ratio, ......

9781682477625

U.S. Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated Design History Author: Friedman, Norman Code: 61879 Price: AU $420.00 Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Norman Friedman Illustrated Design History series of U.S. warships books has been an industry standard for three decades and has sold thousands of copies worldwide. To mark and celebrate this achievement, the Naval Institute Press is proud to make these books available once more. Digitally remastered for enhanced photo resolution and ......

9780764363559

Turbulent Journey

The Jumo Engine, Operation Paperclip and the American Dream Author: Decher, Reiner Code: 61695 Price: AU $56.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 26/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This untold story of early jet development, surviving the collapse of the Reich, and starting over in America is recounted by Reiner Decher, whos father Siegfried was an engineer on the team that designed the engine for the Me 262. Germany built the first operational jet aircraft during World War II, the Messerschmitt Me 262. Siegfried Decher ......

9780764363412

B-25 Mitchell Vol 1

The A through D Models in World War II Author: Wolf, Dr William Code: 61822 Price: AU $47.50 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 21/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Volume 1 of our two-volume visual history of the North American B-25 Mitchell. The North American B-25 Mitchell is WWIIs most heralded and versatile medium bomber. Volume 1 (of two) gives the reader a concise illustrated look at the A through D models and follows the bombers genesis from the formation of the North American Company and its early ......

9781631496370

The Great Air Race

Glory, Tragedy, and the Dawn of American Aviation Author: Lancaster, John Code: 61992 Price: AU $53.00 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: LIVERIGHT PUBLISHING CORP Published date: 15/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Great Air Race reclaims one of the most important moments in the history of American aviation: the transcontinental air race of October 1919 that saw scores of pilots compete for the fastest roundtrip time between New York and San Francisco in frail, open-cockpit biplanes. Riveting the nation, the aviators-most of them veterans of ......

9780593187272

Chuck Yeager

World War II Fighter Pilot Author: Keith, Don Code: 61947 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC Published date: 07/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

For Dutton Calibers American War Heroes series, the riveting true story ofUnited States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot Chuck Yeager. Bold, brash, and brimming with courage, Chuck Yeager burst onto the scene as a national hero in 1947, when he became the first to fly an airplane faster than the speed of sound. Yet ......

9780764363542

Tupolev Tu-22M

Soviet/Russian Swing-Wing Heavy Bomber Author: Gordon and Komissarov Code: 61699 Price: AU $139.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The only English-language book in print on this active-duty Russian supersonic bomber. In the late 1960s, the patriarch of Soviet aircraft design, Andrey Tupolev, offered the Soviet air force a supersonic bomber to replace the 1950s-vintage Tu-22 Blinder with a less capable - but cheaper - alternative to the Sukhoi design bureaus proposed T-4 ......

9781800180949

The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes

Author: Coles, Joe Code: 62057 Price: AU $64.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date: 26/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

From the terror and exhilaration of First World War dogfighting to the dark arts of modern air combat, here is an enthralling ode to that most brutally exciting of machines: the warplane.

The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes is a beautifully designed, highly illustrated collection of the very best articles from Hush-Kit - ......

9781802820430

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Author: Archer, Bob Code: 62070 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 21/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Loved by most associated personnel and enthusiasts alike, the C-141 Starlifter, quite simply, looked right and was right. During the second half of the 1960s, it quickly became a commonplace visitor worldwide, and it was in service for more than forty years before the final examples were retired in favour of more capable airlifters. Such was ......

9781802821352

British Interwar Aircraft

Author: Chapman, Lee Code: 62072 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

When the RAF was formed in 1918, Great Britain boasted the largest air force in the world, but it was not to last. As soon as the armistice was declared, a rapid disarmament began. After a period of austerity, the surplus military aircraft formed the basis for civil aviation as we know it today. More people learned to fly, and pioneering ......

9781802821468

Water Bombers

Author: Manning, Gerry Code: 62073 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

As the climate changes it is even more vital to protect the worlds forests. They provide both the lungs of the world and the natural resources for many industries. This book looks at both the past and the current selection of fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and support aircraft tasked with protecting our natural environment from fire. Covering ......

9781802821857

RAF Transport Aircraft

Author: Gibson, Chris Code: 62074 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

From their modest origins with BE.2c and Vickers Victoria biplanes delivering food and ammunition in the Mesopotamian deserts to the massive Globemasters delivering hardware in the same theatre a century later, transport aircraft have played a key role in Britains wars. It was the Cold War that saw transport aircraft become necessary ......

9781911658627

Secret Project of the Luftwaffe in Profile

More than 200 highly detailed full colour aircraft design Author: Uhr, Daniel Code: 59741 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 17/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Second World War was a time of tremendous technological progress in aviation with innovations such as jet engines and swept wings being brought in as engineers on all sides desperately sought every possible performance advantage. In Germany, the quest for better aircraft resulted in some astonishing designs - everything from bombers with ......

9781800352643

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanke 3/e

More than a Tanker Author: Hopkins, Robert Code: 62069 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The KC-135A made its maiden flight on 31 August 1956 and was still in front line service some 60 years later. What began as a jet-powered replacement for the KC-97 to refuel Strategic Air Commands growing B-47 and B-52 bomber fleet soon evolved into Americas first military heavy jet transport, an airborne command post platform, a testbed that ......

9781472853035

McDonnell XP-67 "Moonbat"

Author: Richardson and Mason Code: 61716 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

Packed with never-before-seen photos and plans and meticulous new digital artwork, this is the first history of the USAAFs futuristic World War II prototype interceptor, the XP-67 "Moonbat". The series of X-planes that sprang from the US Armys Request for Data R40C, focused on high-altitude, high-speed, long-range bomber ......

9781906537609

Arado Ar 234 Blitz

The World's First Jet Bomber Author: Smith, Richard Code: 62065 Price: AU $125.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 14/11/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

When it appeared over the Western Front in the summer of 1944, the Arado Ar 234 was truly state-of-the-art in terms of aeronautical and technical development. As the worlds first operational jet reconnaissance aircraft, it undertook high-speed, high-altitude observation missions over the Allied beachheads in Normandy. In September 1944 and as ......

9780760375549

Space Race 2.0

SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Orbit, NASA, and the Privatization of theFinal Frontier Author: Bergan, Brad Code: 61702 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: MOTOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 06/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

Space Race 2.0 is the only authoritative photographic history of the efforts of private companies-often alongside NASA-to accelerate humankinds exploration and understanding of the final frontier.

The private space sector is growing tremendously. The industrys consensus leader, SpaceX, ......

9781911658948

American Interceptor

US Navy Convoy Fighter Projects Author: Zichek, Jared Code: 61869 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Hardback / 350 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 06/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Soviet Unions first successful atomic bomb detonation in August 1949 was a wakeup call for US Navy planners. The possibility of a single Soviet aircraft wiping out an entire convoy of merchant ships with a nuclear weapon had suddenly become very real. With military budgets having shrunk prior to the Korean War, it was simply not possible to ......

9781910809495

Echoes in the Air

A Chronical of Aeronautical Ghost Stories Author: Currie, Jack Code: 61648 Price: AU $21.95 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 29/10/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
More so than even the sea, the world of aviation has spawned an amazing store of tales of ghosts, the supernatural and inexplicable events, ghostly bombers and phantom aircrew on long-deserted airfields, prophetic warnings from beyond the grave, restless spirits apparently drawn back to places from which they flew.
9781644252079

The Complete Remote Pilot 2/e

Author: Gardner and Ison Code: 61701 Price: AU $51.50 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS Published date: 28/10/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This textbook is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Remote Pilot Certificate, which is required in order to operate drones for commercial use. With a friendly and readable style, the authors cover all of the details involved in becoming a competent, responsible, and safe remote pilot, opening up tremendous opportunities for ......

9781803990378

Secret Spitfires

Britain's Hidden Civilian Army Author: Howman, Cetinas and Clarke Code: 61986 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 24/10/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

September 1940: In the midst of the Second World War, the Luftwaffe unleashed a series of devastating raids on Southampton, all but destroying its spitfire factories. But production didnt stop. Instead, manufacturing of this iconic fighter moved underground, to secret locations staffed by women, children and non-combatant men. With little ......

9781781558751

Canberra

The Greatest Multi-Role Aircraft of the Cold War: Volume 2 Author: Delve & Sheehan Code: 62111 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 624 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 23/10/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

An aviation legend designed in the mid-1940s, the Canberra entered service in 1951 with RAF Bomber Command. It served in the conventional, interdictor and nuclear bomber role with the RAF, in the UK, Germany, the Middle East and Far East. Its performance and adaptability made it ideal as a reconnaissance aircraft, and the final version, the ......

9781800352582

Shady Lady

1,500 Hours Flying The U-2 Spy Plane Author: Bishop, Rick Code: 62068 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 23/10/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

At the very edge of the atmosphere, invisible against the deep indigo sky, lurks a spy plane so sophisticated that it replaced the SR-71 Blackbird some 30 years ago. Its flat black shark-like skin deflects and absorbs all but the most advanced radars, leaving it to roam undetected while silently gathering detailed intelligence. Considered a ......

9781802820232

Airliners of the 1990s

Author: Manning, Gerry Code: 61650 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 15/10/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The 1990s brought with it many important developments for the aviation world. The dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia led to a rise of new countries and airlines. The aircraft faced changes as well. The early jetliners found themselves hauling cargo in many cases, and the new wide-bodies became the normal mode of passenger transport for ......

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