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9781781556443

The Rise and Fall of the French Air Force

French Air Operations and Strategy 1900-1940 Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 51125 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

On 10 May 1940, the French possessed one of the largest air forces in the world. On paper, it was nearly as strong as the RAF. Six weeks later, France had been defeated. For a struggling French Army desperately looking for air support, the skies seemed empty of friendly planes. In the decades that followed, the debate raged. Were there unused ......

9781911621034

Hunter Boys

True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter Author: Pike, Richard Code: 51531 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Paperback / 186 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 25/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
From Richard Pike, author of Grub Street's bestselling Lightning Boys series, comes Hunter Boys, a fascinating insight into the experiences of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter - an aircraft known affectionately to many as `Queen of the Skies'.
9781911621027

Lightning Boys

True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning Author: Pike, Richard Code: 51532 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Paperback / 190 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 25/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In an international study, the Lightning was voted the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. It has many thousands of devotees who are a ready market for this entertaining book which relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end.
9781910690550

Helicopter Boys

True Tales from Operators of Military and Civilian Rotorcraft Author: Pike, Richard Code: 51533 Price: AU $40.74 Format: Hardback / 184 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 25/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Helicopter Boys is the latest addition to Grub Street's Boys series from acclaimed author Richard Pike, exploring the role of helicopters in military and civilian situations. With over fourteen contributors, Helicopter Boys contains stories of the diverse nature of helicopter operations.
9788365958105

Scale Plans No. 53: Henschel Hs 129

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 51559 Price: AU $18.33 Format: Paperback / 10 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 25/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
1/72 and 1/48 scale plans of all versions of the Henschel Hs 129, the Luftwaffe's WWII ground-attack aircraft deployed in North Africa and on the Eastern front.
9781473861343

Boeing 707 Group

A History Author: Simons, Graham M. Code: 50273 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 21/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The Boeing 707 family - that includes the forerunner Model 367-80, the KC-135 series of military transports and the slightly smaller Model 720 - was the pioneer of the sweptback wing, incorporating podded engines borrowed from the B-47 military bomber. It was the aircraft that many regard as the design that really ushered in the Jet-Age. This ......

9780062464408

The Flight

Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing Author: Hampton, Dan Code: 51260 Price: AU $24.59 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
"GRIPPING. ... AN HOUR-BY-HOUR ACCOUNT." - WALL STREET JOURNAL * From one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history comes a masterful account of Lindbergh's death-defying nonstop transatlantic flight in Spirit of St. LouisOn the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known American pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh climbed into his ......
9780399564130

The Flying Tigers

Untold Story of American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan Author: Kleiner, Samuel Code: 51265 Price: AU $40.53 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation's desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific.
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RAF

The Birth of the World's First Air Force Author: Overy, Richard, Ph.D. (King's College) Code: 51264 Price: AU $33.22 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: WW NORTON & CO Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A great historian's masterful account of the origins of air power in the RAF.
9781250109248

The Lost Pilots

The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple Author: Mead, Corey Code: 51273 Price: AU $40.51 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FLATIRON BOOKS Published date: 08/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Corey Meads The Lost Pilots is the saga of two star crossed pilots who soar to the greatest heights of fame, tailspin into scandal and crime, and go the ultimate lengths for a chance at redemption...

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: 06/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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, ......

9781788313360

The Man Who Built the Swordfish

The Life of Sir Richard Fairey Author: Smith, Adrian Code: 51543 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: I.B.TAURIS Published date: 30/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Authoritative biography of an aviation pioneer
9780062692351

Never Call Me a Hero

A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway Author: Kleiss, N Jack Code: 51261 Price: AU $24.59 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 23/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days

National Bestseller • "An instant classic." Dallas Morning News

On the morning of June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway, Lt. (j.g.) "Dusty" Kleiss burst out of the clouds and piloted his SBD Dauntless into a ......

9781910809150

Wrecks & Relics 26/e

The Indispensable Guide to Britains Aviation Heritage Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 51071 Price: AU $31.95 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This must-have touring guide and trusted reference source to the aviation museums, warbirds, collections and relics in the British Isles has been in constant demand for over five decades. Now in its 26th edition, Wrecks & Relics is regarded as all thats needed to discover the incredible aeronautical treasures and the aviation heritage of these ......

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: 15/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
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 ......
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: 12/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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 ......

9781472823601

US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1969-73

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 51347 Price: AU $26.53 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 12/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Although the F-4 Phantom II was the most important fighter-bomber to see action with all three American services during the Vietnam War, it was essentially a U.S. Navy design, and the carrier-borne squadron crews were its main operators in combat. The aircraft pioneered the use of long-range, radar-guided missiles in combat, although the ......
9780750982795

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Air Superiority Legend Author: Chambers, Mark A Code: 51068 Price: AU $47.95 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 11/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Since its first flight in May 1958, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II proved to be a tough, rugged and excellent all-weather, air superiority fighter/bomber. From flying fleet defence missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis and performing as an air superiority fighter/bomber during the Vietnam War, to taking out Iraqi surface-to-air missile ......

9781472831538

Hurricane

Author: Osprey Code: 51352 Price: AU $13.26 Format: Hardback / 136 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 11/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This remarkable aircraft, designed and built to combat the emerging fighter strength of the Axis nations in the lead-up to World War II, made its name in the air battles over Britain and France in the first years of the war. Beloved by its pilots for its stable firing platform and reputation as a rugged survivor, the Hawker Hurricane quickly ......
9781681776637

Blood and Fears

How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II Author: Wilson, Kevin Code: 51289 Price: AU $28.88 Format: Paperback / 560 pages Publisher: PEGASUS ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 10/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The heroic, dramatic, and sometimes tragic history of how the US 8th Air Force changed the course of World War II.
9781910809204

Military Aircraft Markings 2018

Author: Curtis, Howard Code: 51073 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 08/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

First published in the 1970s, Military Aircraft Markings has become an indispensable annual publication for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and students of military aviation. At the heart of Military Aircraft Markings is the most complete listing of all the aircraft of the UK Armed Forces – the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, ......

9781910809198

Civil Aircraft Markings 2018

Author: Wright, Allan Code: 51072 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 436 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 08/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This 69th edition of the bestselling annual aviation title lists the aircraft currently on the UK Civil Aircraft Register, with colour photo section and a revised layout.

9780198818137

Aerial Warfare

The Battle for the Skies Author: Ledwidge, Frank Code: 51578 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 05/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Aerial warfare has dominated western war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Frank Ledwidge offers a sweeping global history of air warfare, introducing the major battles, crises, and controversies where air power has taken centre stage.
9781612005843

THE World War I Aviator's Pocket Manual

Author: McNab, Chris Code: 51286 Price: AU $21.64 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 05/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
This pocket manual opens up the world of the Great War aviator, with extracts and images from WWI training manuals for pilots, with modern introductions.
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: 05/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
9781588346094

Southern Storm

The Tragedy of Flight 242 Author: Chittu, Samme Code: 51098 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: SMITHSONIAN BOOKS Published date: 04/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days

On the afternoon of April 4, 1977, Georgia housewife Sadie Burkhalter Hurst looked out her front door to see a frantic stranger running toward her, his clothes ablaze, and behind him the mangled fuselage of a passenger plane that had just crashed in her yard. The plane, a Southern Airways DC-9-31, had been carrying eighty-one passengers and ......

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British Airshows 2017 DVD Blu-Ray (2 DVDs)

Author: Planes TV Code: 51617 Price: AU $59.99 Format: DVD Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 01/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This 2-disc programme brings together the very best aviation action from PlanesTV’s 2017 British airshows season.

We topped and tailed the year with visits to IWM Duxford, the Air Festival in May and Battle of Britain Air Show in September. The Armee de l’Air Rafale stole the show in May and in September Hurricanes were the focus with ......

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British Airshows 2017 DVD (2 DVDs)

Author: Planes TV Code: 51618 Price: AU $49.99 Format: DVD Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 01/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This 2-disc programme brings together the very best aviation action from PlanesTV’s 2017 British airshows season.

We topped and tailed the year with visits to IWM Duxford, the Air Festival in May and Battle of Britain Air Show in September. The Armee de l’Air Rafale stole the show in May and in September Hurricanes were the focus with ......

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: 28/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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 ......

9788365281975

Scale Plans No. 49: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 51409 Price: AU $16.47 Format: Paperback / 10 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 25/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
10 fold-out A3-format scale plans for 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale modellers of the Japanese high speed single-seat fighter aircraft in the last three years of WWII.
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: 22/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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. ......

9781472825032

North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 50935 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 20/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Of the many futuristic military aircraft concepts created in the 1950s the North American XB-70 still stands out as the most awe-inspiring. With its huge, white partially-folding delta wing, its fuselage resembling a striking cobra and its extraordinary performance, it was one of the foremost technological achievements of the 20th Century. A ......
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: 18/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
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: 17/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
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.
9781472820334

Zeppelin vs British Home Defence 1916-18

Author: Guttman, Jon Code: 50933 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
When Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin's rigid airship LZ 1 flew over Lake Constance in 1900, it was the most advanced and impressive flying machine in the world: a colossal, lighter-than-air craft capable of controlled flight. In World War I, Zeppelins were first used in a reconnaissance role, but on 19 January 1915 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorised their ......
9780760357996

Air Force One

The Aircraft of the Modern U.S. Presidency Author: Veronico, Nicholas Code: 51419 Price: AU $44.37 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The presidential plane wasnt always known as Air Force One. FDR traveled in the Guess Where II, a transport version of the heavy bomber four-engine Liberator. Later presidential aircraft included the Dixie Clipper and Sacred Cow (FDR), Independence (Truman), Columbine I and II (Eisenhower), followed by Air Force One.

For the last ......

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