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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: 18/01/2018 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 ......
9781472821737

Flashpoint Trieste

The First Battle of the Cold War Author: Jennings, Christian Code: 50243 Price: AU $18.95 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 15/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Flashpoint Trieste is the story of one year in one city as the Cold War begins. The Western Allies captured the Adriatic port city before the Russians could reach it, but having survived the war, everybody is now desperate to make it through the liberation. Life is fast and violent, as former warring parties find common cause against the Soviet ......
9788365281623

RAF WWII Fighters Instrument Panels

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 49735 Price: AU $30.56 Format: Hardback / 40 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 05/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This book - the fourth in a new series called INSIDE - features detailed colour illustrations of the instrument panels from the most famous RAF World War II fighters in very great detail. Additionally, every single instrument is shown in a separate large-scale drawing. The book illustrates and documents the instrument panels of the following ......

9781472820600

Malta 1940-42

The Axis' air battle for Mediterranean supremacy Author: Noppen, Ryan K. Code: 50242 Price: AU $26.53 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 04/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In 1940, the strategically vital island of Malta was Britain's last toehold in the central Mediterranean, wreaking havoc among Axis shipping. Launching an air campaign to knock Malta out of the war, first Italy and then Germany sought to force a surrender or reduce the defences enough to allow an invasion. Drawing on original documents, ......
9781472818836

Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Bomber Units

Author: Mattioli, Marco Code: 49516 Price: AU $28.50 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 04/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Initially developed by Savoia-Marchetti as a transport, the aircraft had evolved into a dedicated medium bomber by the time the S.79-I made its combat debut in the Spanish Civil War in 1936. During World War 2, it became Italy's most successful bomber, and the most produced, with around 1370 built between 1936 and early 1944. Although initially ......
9781472822444

Rabaul 1943-44

Reducing Japan's great island fortress Author: Lardas, Mark Code: 50245 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 22/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely. The struggle ......
9781472820570

Battle of Britain 1940

The Luftwaffe's `Eagle Attack' Author: Dildy, Doug Code: 50241 Price: AU $26.53 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 22/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Battle of Britain was one of the most iconic campaigns of World War II, where the `Few' of the Royal Air Force took on the might of the German Luftwaffe. At stake was not just air superiority over the British Isles - a German victory would enable Hitler's plan to invade and conquer the last Allied country left fighting. While most narratives ......
9781526715012

Combat Over the Trenches

Oswald Watt Aviation Pioneer Author: Clark, Chris Code: 49775 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 16/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Father of the Flying Corps and Father of Australian Aviation were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald ("Toby") Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War. He had become the Australian Armys first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air ......

9781510728189

The Crowd Pleasers

A History of Airshow Performers from 1903 to the Present Author: Fusco, Peter Code: 49826 Price: AU $33.72 Format: Hardback Publisher: SKYHORSE US Published date: 16/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
An adventure-filled romp through one of aviation's most notable, dangerous and entertaining pursuits: airshows! In the early days of aviation, all flights were airshows. Spectators gathered whenever a new flying machine attempted to leave the ground--the trick was to get them to pay. Takeoffs and landings did not sell tickets but people lined up, ......
9781857803785

Tupolev Tu-95 and Tu-142

Famous Russian Aircraft Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 49668 Price: AU $81.38 Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 - known to the western world as the Bear - had its share of teething troubles, however it became the backbone of Cold War Soviet strategic aviation.
9781781556320

Fighters Over the Aegean

Hurricanes Over Crete, Spitfires Over Kos, Beaufighters Over the Aegean Author: Cull, Brian Code: 50867 Price: AU $38.68 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 08/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the first comprehensive account of RAF and Luftwaffe aerial operations over the Aegean 1943-1944. Original research with extracts from official operations and published memoirs. The book also includes many first-hand accounts from both British and German aircrew extracted from official reports and memoirs.
9781526702623

The Junkers Ju87

Flight Craft 12 Author: Derry, Martin Code: 49820 Price: AU $34.61 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 07/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka (a contraction of the German word Sturzkampfflugzeug, ie dive bomber) was arguably the Luftwaffe s most recognisable aeroplane, with its inverted gull wings and fixed spatted undercarriage. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann as a dedicated dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft, the prototype first flew in 1935, and made its ......

9781785211614

Douglas DC-3 Dakota 1935 Onwards (All Marks)

Owners Workshop Manual Author: Blackah, Paul Code: 49932 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: ICON BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
New in PB. The Douglas DC-3 Dakota revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 40s. With a lasting impact on the airline industry, it is widely regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever built. This Manual describes the Dakota's rugged anatomy and examines its operation from the viewpoint of owners, aircrew and engineers.
9781473891296

Fighter Aircraft Since 1945

Author: Schwede, Frank Code: 49492 Price: AU $20.35 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 24/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Part of the new Fact File series: fundamental knowledge for aviation enthusiasts, covering a vast number of brands and model history with technical data, facts and images
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IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2017 DVD (Blu-Ray)

Author: Planes TV Code: 49924 Price: AU $49.95 Format: DVD / 90 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 20/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

PlanesTV is excited to be covering The Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford. With no fewer then 15 Spitfires and 7 Hurricanes expected to fly during the day, this promises to be a very special show indeed.

With 5 cameras on site and more planned on board with some of the display aircraft, well be including the very best of the ......

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IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2017 DVD (PAL)

Author: Planes TV Code: 49923 Price: AU $33.95 Format: DVD / 90 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 20/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

PlanesTV is excited to be covering The Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford. With no fewer then 15 Spitfires and 7 Hurricanes expected to fly during the day, this promises to be a very special show indeed.

With 5 cameras on site and more planned on board with some of the display aircraft, well be including the very best of the ......

9781781556276

Gone but Not Forgotten

Defunct British Airlines Since 1945 Author: Phillips, A. Code: 50799 Price: AU $34.61 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The book covers seventy defunct British airlines that have disappeared from our skies since 1946. They ceased trading for various reasons, from financial difficulties to industrial takeovers. It looks at both international and domestic airlines, and has a whole host of famous names, who are gone, but not forgotten.
9781445664415

Flying to the Edge

The Groundbreaking Career of Test Pilot Duncan Menzies Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 49463 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Duncan Menzies flew with the RAF in the Middle East, the Aeroplane and Armament Evaluation Establishment, and finally Fairey Aviation in a flying career that lasted from the late 1920s to the 1950s. In doing so he saw the world of flying change from a carefree one of open cockpits and few rules to the jet age, with its complexities and crowded ......

9781781556306

Britain's Cold War Fighters

Author: McLelland, Tim Code: 50801 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Britain's Cold War Fighters explores the creation and development of the jet fighter, tracing the emergence of the first jet designs (the Meteor and Vampire) through to the first-generation jets which entered service with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Each aircraft type is examined, looking at how the design was created and how this translated into ......
9780764354182

Tupolev Tu-16

Versatile Cold War Bomber Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 49633 Price: AU $117.32 Format: Hardback / 464 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Developed to meet a Soviet Ministry of Defense requirement for a fast bomber that would counter the threat posed by NATO, the Tu-16 was a ground-breaking project. It was the first Soviet medium bomber to feature swept wings, and it was built around a pair of turbojets that were the world's most powerful jet engines at the time. First flown in ......
9781781556313

Blenheims Over Greece and Crete 1940-1941

Author: Cull, Brian Code: 50802 Price: AU $38.68 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the gripping account of the heroics of the small band of British & Greek airmen who flew Bristol Blenheims against ever-increasing odds during the fighting over Greece and Albania-particularly once the Luftwaffe were determined to destroy them. By the time of withdrawal to Crete all three squadrons had been wiped out, with great sacrifice.
9780764354335

Grumman F4F Wildcat

Early WWII Fighter of the US Navy Author: Doyle, David Code: 49636 Price: AU $29.32 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The F4F and FM Wildcat aircraft was the US Navy's front-line fighter in the early days of WWII. This iconic aircraft was designed and produced by Grumman, as well as the newly-formed Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors. As larger and more powerful fighters joined the fleet in the later stages of the war, the Wildcat remained in the fray, ......
9781781556290

Umberto Nobile and the Arctic Search for the Airship Italia

Author: Cameron, Garth Code: 50800 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Umberto Nobile was an airship designer and pilot who became an Arctic explorer. In 1926 he flew the airship 'Norge' from Rome to Teller in Alaska, by way of the North Pole. He returned to the Arctic in 1928 with the airship 'Italia' and disappeared on 25 May the same year. This is the story of the 'Italia', put into the context of the airship age.
9781526705846

Men Who Flew the Phantom F-4

Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 49784 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Includes scores of personal stories from the RAF, USAF, US Navy, USMC and Israeli Air force pilots who flew this iconic combat aircraft.
9781781555057

The Zeppelin

An Illustrated History Author: Carradice, Phil Code: 38151 Price: AU $25.00 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 14/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In the early 20th century the future of air travel seemed to lie with the giant airships of Count von Zeppelin. Zeppelins were used during the First World War and afterwards the 'Graf Zeppelin' and 'Hindenburg' were the height of elegance. The 'Hindenburg' disaster of 1937 proved to be the end of the giant airship as a commercial enterprise.
9788365281531

MIL Mi-24/35 Hind

Author: Fojtik, Jakub Code: 48752 Price: AU $57.95 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 02/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Illustrated production and service history the contemporary Soviet attack helicopter, the Mi-24 'Hind' and its many variants in Russia and abroad.
9781472819581

Bell X-2

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 50237 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 02/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Even before the spectacular success of its X-1 rocket-powered aircraft in breaking the `sound barrier', the adventurous Bell Aircraft Corporation was already pushing ahead with a parallel project to build a second aircraft capable of far higher speeds. The X-2 (or Model 52) explored the equally uncertain technology of swept-back wings. Now common ......
9781785211089

Airbus A380 2005 to Present

Owners Workshop Manual Author: Wicks, Robert Code: 49933 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: ICON BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The Airbus A380 is the world's most recognised and most talked about airliner since the Boeing 747 and Concorde appeared in the skies in the late 1960s. Designed to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market, it made its first flight in April 2005, entering commercial service two years later with Singapore Airlines.This jet has ......
9780750979733

The Royal Air Force Day by Day

1918-2018 Author: Pitchfork, Air Commodore Graham Code: 49561 Price: AU $101.85 Format: Hardback / 424 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The Royal Air Force Day by Day is a diary of significant daily events providing a fascinating record of the RAFs 100-year history, illustrated with more than 500 photographs. It describes not only the great air battles and major events, but also the tapestry of activities, traditions and culture that have created the rich history of the worlds ......

9780750967433

Hawker Siddeley Harrier

The World's First Jump Jet Author: Chambers, Mark A. Code: 49557 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 156 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Mark A. Chambers charts the history and output of Hawker Aircraft Ltd from Sopwith onwards, through the Harrier's development, production, flight testing and operational and combat history, and also considers its future replacement, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
9781473886681

Hitler's Sky Warriors

German Paratroopers in Action 1939 1945 Author: Ailsby, Christoper Code: 49490 Price: AU $30.54 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

During the Second World War, the German Fallschirmjger (paratroopers) carried out many successful and daring operations, such as the capture of the Belgian fortress at Eben Emael in 1940 and the invasion of Crete in 1941. Hitlers Sky Warriors is a detailed examination of all the battles and campaigns of the Third Reichs airborne forces, ......

9781473863101

Air War Varsity

Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 49499 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Here, Martin Bowman brings us the first book on Operation Varsity to include both British and US air and ground operations, as well as the US, British and Canadian paratroop and resupply missions, all presented together in one ambitious volume. Operation Varsity-Plunder , the last large-scale Allied airborne operation of World War II, was ......

9781526706591

Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator

The Buccaneer Years Author: Herriot, David Code: 49813 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

David Herriot served almost 40 years in the Royal Air Force as a navigator, first on the Buccaneer S2 and subsequently on the Tornado GR1\. This volume recounts his early career operating the Buccaneer on three operational flying tours plus a tour as an instructor on the Operational Conversion Unit. With almost 2500 hours on an aircraft that ......

9780764354342

Legacy Hornets

Boeing's F/A-18 A-D Hornets of the USN and USMC Author: Elward, Brad Code: 49637 Price: AU $29.32 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 30/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
This book is a concise, illustrated history of the US Navy and Marine Corps' most versatile jet strike fighter, the Boeing F/A-18 A-D Legacy Hornet. Presenting an historical perspective of the Legacy Hornet from its origins through today's use in the fleet, this edition explores the aircraft's various model upgrades and variants. The F/A-18 began ......
9781445664941

Royal Flying

A Pictorial History Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 47166 Price: AU $32.57 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 28/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book covers a pictorial history of royal flying - not just the King's and Queen's Flight, but also the much wider subject of royal flying, including the Duke of Edinburgh's, Prince Charles's and Prince William's military and civilian flying activities.
9780993095092

Concorde Timelines

Author: Falcus, Matt Code: 49600 Price: AU $17.49 Format: Paperback / 70 pages Publisher: DESTINWORLD PUBLISHING LTD. Published date: 28/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book tells the story of Concorde from the beginnings of jet aircraft through the important milestones of passing the sound barrier, and the important collaboration between Britain and France that would see the aircraft take to the skies. It concludes with a look its final flights in 2003, and where to see Concorde today.
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