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9780764363528

Aviation Pioneers of McCook Field

Candid Interviews with American Aeronautical Visionaries of the 1920s Author: Koszyk, Jerry Code: 61654 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 11/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Unpublished, candid interviews with crucial figures in early American aviation, including Jimmy Doolittle, Alexander Seversky, George Kenney, Reuben Fleet, and many more. McCook Field was a small air base in Dayton, Ohio, that was active only from 1917 to 1927. McCook was exceptional because it was designated by the US Signal Corps / Army Air ......

9781399074858

C-130 Hercules

A History Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 61979 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 10/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Designed in response to a 1951 requirement, the C-130 Hercules is the most successful military airlifter ever built. Since it first flew in prototype form on 23 August 1954, more than 2,100 have been produced in over eighty different versions. Across its variants, the Hercules serves more than sixty air forces, as well as many civilian cargo ......

9781399086424

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom

Flight Craft 28 Author: Coughlin, Geoff Code: 61980 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 10/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was the most-produced American supersonic military jet with 5,195 aircraft being produced. By any standards the F-4 has been incredibly successful, used not only by the USAF and US Navy but many air forces around the world including Germany, Israel, Turkey and Japan. The F-4 was designed as a long-range ......

9781911667353

Javelin Boys

Air Defence from the Cold War to Confrontation Author: Bond, Steve Code: 61717 Price: AU $33.95 Format: Paperback / 204 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 09/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Gloster Javelin was the UKs first line of night and all-weather air defence both at home and in RAF Germany. In the 1950s, when it replaced the Meteor and Venom, this revolutionary bomber interceptor became integral to many great stories told here in terrific detail. With an unorthodox aerodynamic design, the Javelin initially had major ......

9781911667377

Cold War Boys: Previously Unpublished Tales of Derring-Do

From Lightning, Phantom and Hunter Pilots Author: Pike, Richard Code: 61987 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 08/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

When the US president, Harry S Truman, declared the Truman Doctrine in March 1947, he could not have known that the resultant Cold War would persist for over 40 years until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991. In addition to nuclear and conventional military friction between the Eastern and Western blocs, the struggle for ......

9781839418563

2023 Spitfires Square Wall Calendar - 16 Month

Author: Avonside Publishing Ltd. Code: 61643 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Calendar / 24 pages Publisher: AVONSIDE Published date: 07/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A 16 month calendar that can be used from September 2022 containing images of Spitfires. The iconic Spitfire continues to stir emotion over 70 years after being introduced to the RAF. Along with the Hurricane, it helped save Britain during the second world war. The calendar contains all public holidays, notable events & important dates. The ......

9781911667261

Gnat Boys

True Tales from the RAF, Indianand Finnish Pilots who Flew theSingle-Seat Fghter and Two-Seat Trainer Author: Peacock-Edwards and Eeles Code: 61876 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 31/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Gnat Boys relates the history of the aircraft and includes many fascinating and untold stories told by those who flew the aircraft, many of them well-known and distinguished aviators. The Folland Gnat was used by the RAF mainly in the advanced training role, in the 1960s and 70s, where it proved to be an ideal lead-in trainer for high ......

9781472854216

The Mighty Eighth

Masters of the Air over Europe 1942-45 Author: Nijboer, Donald Code: 61878 Price: AU $64.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 23/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The perfect companion to Masters of the Air on Apple TV+, this is a superbly illustrated examination of the aircraft, pilots, crews and operations of the US Eighth Air Force. The US Eighth Air Force-known as the "Mighty Eighth"-was a combat air force activated in Georgia, USA on January 28, 1942. Its bomber command ......

9788366549685

German Aircraft Instrument Panels

Author: Karnas, Darisz Code: 61469 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 21/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This book, the sixth in the series called INSIDE, features detailed colour illustrations of the instrument panels from German aircraft. It is a compilation in paperback of the material originally published in two separate hardback volumes: German Aircraft Instrument Panels Volume 1 (February 2015, ISBN 978 8363678 55 5). German Aircraft ......

9781911667278

Fleet Air Arm Boys Volume Three: Helicopters

True Tales From royal Navy Men and Women Air and Ground Crew Author: Bond, Steve Code: 61877 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/08/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Helicopters have been going to sea with the Royal Navys Fleet Air Arm for over 70 years. Initially used for search and rescue (SAR) duties from aircraft carriers, the rapid development of both the helicopters and service experience resulted in them taking on the vital anti-submarine (and later anti-ship) attack roles. The 1956 Suez campaign saw ......

9781472846211

F2H Banshee Units

Combat Aircraft Author: Burgess, Rick Code: 61828 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 10/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A fully illustrated study of the extraordinarily successful early-generation jet, the F2H Banshee, a frontline aircraft that served with 27 US Navy and US Marine Corps squadrons and three Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) squadrons. The F2H Banshee was an extraordinarily successful early-generation jet that outlasted ......

9780750999731

From Wax Wings to Flying Drones

A Very Unreliable History of Aviation Author: Ferguson, Norman Code: 61860 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 06/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

An irreverent romp through time looking back over the history of aviation, from Icarus and his wax wings to everything that happened since. This irreverent history looks back at the story of flight since the first patient-to-be jumped from a castle parapet to the joy that is flying with a hen night to Prague. It features all the important ......

9780764363405

AV-8B Harrier II

The US Marine Corps' VSTOL Jet Aircraft Author: Neubeck, Chris Code: 61821 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 04/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier IIvertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL)is the US Marine Corps current frontline close-air-support aircraft. A variant of the famed British Aerospace Harrier II, the AV-8B is noted for its ability to hover in place, ideal for operating on smaller carriers and in less-than-ideal landing zones. This book ......

9781838862107

Allied Carrier Aircraft of World War II 1939-1945

Fighters : Fighter-Bombers Author: Ward, Edward Code: 61936 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Illustrated with colourful artworks of carrier aircraft and their markings, Allied Carrier Aircraft of World War II is a detailed guide to all the aircraft deployed by the Allied navies from 1939 to 1945. Organised chronologically by type and nationality, this book includes fighters, fighter-bombers, torpedo bombers, dive-bombers, ......

9781838862015

Modern Russian Military Aircraft

Fighters - Bombers - Transport - Helicopters Author: Cunningham, Ryan Code: 61935 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Russian Air Force is the worlds second largest military air arm, capable of deploying more than 4,000 military aircraft, including 1,522 helicopters, 497 trainers, 873 fighters, 424 transports, and more. Illustrated throughout with detailed artworks with authentic markings and exhaustive specifications, Technical Guide: Modern Russian ......

9781399075022

Bomber Command 1936-1968

A Reference to the Men - Aircraft & Operational History Author: Delve, Ken Code: 61844 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The basic concept is a series of books each of which will focus on one RAF Command during World War Two. Format for each one will be the same, which in outline will comprise: Introduction - outline of the Command and its predecessors in the period up to 1939. Command history 1939-1945. This will be divided into sections either by role or ......

9780645246919

Pacific Profiles Volume Seven: Allied Transports

Douglas C-47 Series South & Southwest Pacific 1942-1945 Author: Claringbould, Michael Code: 61177 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Published date: 01/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of aircraft which served in the South Pacific theatre. Volume Seven covers the Douglas C-47, including numerous derivatives such as the C-53, R4D and DC-3. This was the most universal aircraft type to appear in the South Pacific and was deployed from day one to the cessation ......

9781913870874

Avro 748

Author: Barry Lloyd Code: 61696 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The vision of Alliott Verdon Roe and his team in designing and building the 748 resulted in a highly successful commercial airliner, that since the 1960s has been responsible for opening new air routes in many corners of the world. Many of the airstrips into which the 748 formerly operated are now fully fledged international airports, with ......

9781913870409

Allied Aircraft of D-Day

Author: Chapman, Lee Code: 61833 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/08/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

The 1944 Allied invasion of France was a combined effort, with land- and sea-based forces supported by a huge aerial task force, which included legendary aircraft such as the Spitfire, Mosquito, Dakota and Mustang. The force comprised the RAF, its commonwealth allies and the USAAF, which resulted in an eclectic mix of gliders, heavy bombers, ......

9780753557822

The Pathfinders

The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII Author: Iredale, Will Code: 61870 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: EBURY PRESS Published date: 31/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The untold story of the elite force that spearheaded almost every British bombing raid over Nazi Germany by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Kamikaze Hunters. Perfect for fans off John Nichols Spitfire, Patrick Bishops Fighter Boys and Dambusters Dark low-level raids, dodging anti-aircraft flak to make pinpoint-accurate drops - the ......

9781529825763

2023 Vulcan XH558 Square Wall Calendar

Author: Carousel Calendars Code: 61752 Price: AU $21.99 Format: Calendar Publisher: CAROUSEL Published date: 28/07/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

This Vulcan To The Sky Calendar for 2023 relives the glory of the XH558 and features fabulous monthly images of this much-loved aircraft.

9780764363498

Twin Mustang

North American's P-82, F-82, and XP-82 Fighters Author: Gourley, John Code: 61823 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 26/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Aviation monograph of the F-82 Twin Mustang, an unusual variant of the famous P-51 Mustang. Developed during the Second World War, but too late to see combat, the Twin Mustang was created by the engineering team at North American Aviation to provide long-range escort for larger, slow bombers. With the outbreak of the Korean Conflict, the Twin ......

9781838861933

Allied Fighter Aircraft 1939-45

American, British, French, Soviet, Dutch, Polish Author: Chant, Chris Code: 61831 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 22/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Allied Fighters 1939-45 offers an highly-illustrated guide to Allied fighter aircraft that fought in Europe during World War II. Featuring all the main models flown by the Allied air forces from 1939 to 1945, the book offers a wealth of detail, including unit markings, organization, numbers of aircraft flown by campaign and exhaustive ......

9780744048452

Flight

The Complete History of Aviation Author: Grant, R.G. Code: 61694 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 456 pages Publisher: DORLING KINDERSLEY Published date: 21/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

An expanded and updated edition of the history of aviation.


Discover the enthralling story of how we took to the skies in this journey through over 100 years of airborne innovation and adventure.

From the Wright brothers first powered flight to Concordes final ......

9781906537593

Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero

From Airliner and Record-Breaker to Bomber and Torpedo-Bomber 1934-1947 Author: Caliaro, Luigiano Code: 61815 Price: AU $82.50 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 18/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The elegant, three-engined Savoia Marchetti S.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) was for a period the fastest medium bomber in the world. Designed by Alessandro Marchetti, the first prototype was produced in September 1934 and over 1,300 aircraft were built up to 1943.

During the 1930s, the S.79 made several record-breaking long-range ......

9781399074964

On the Edge of Flight

A Lifetime in the Development and Engineering of Aircraft Author: Absolon, Eric William Code: 61727 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 14/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This is the story of Eric William Absolon, a relentlessly enthusiastic Aviation champion, whose lifelong love of aircraft has never wavered throughout his long and varied career. From boyhood fascination to the adult realisation of his ambitions, this first-hand account takes in some of the key events of the dynamic period of twentieth century ......

9781800352483

Soviet and Russian Special Mission Aircraft

Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 61729 Price: AU $74.50 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 12/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

In the years after the Second World War, aircraft optimised for various kinds of special missions began assuming ever-greater importance in the inventories of the worlds leading air forces. The Soviet Union was no exception - numerous special mission versions of Soviet military fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters were developed and fielded, and ......

9781472850317

Bf 109D/E

Blitzkrieg 1939-40 Author: Lowe, Malcolm V. Code: 61698 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 12/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

Using first-hand accounts and brand-new artwork, this book brings to life the realities of flying the Bf 109 in combat during the very first battles of World War II. The Bf 109 was one of the principal fighter aircraft types in the Luftwaffes inventory during the opening months of World War II and it was central to many of ......

9781399074872

Tornado Over the Tigris

Recollections of a Fast Jet Pilot Author: Napier, Michael John Code: 61856 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 12/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Written from the unique perspective of a fast jet cockpit, Tornado Over the Tigris captures the essence of what it was really like to fly a Tornado at the front-line of the Cold War in Germany and on operations over Iraq in the aftermath of the Gulf War. After achieving a boyhood ambition to qualify as an RAF pilot, Michael Napier was posted to ......

9781913870379

Qantas and the Empire Flying Boat

Author: Crotty, David Code: 61857 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 129 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 11/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Qantas Short Empire flying boats navigated a tumultuous period for commercial aviation. They flew part of the Imperial Airways route, introducing a new level of luxury. However, war brought them onto the front line. With over 160 photos, this book details the history of the Empire flying boats as they went from luxury carriers to military ......

9780764363450

Boeing 707

A Legends of Flight Illustrated History Author: Borgmann, Wolfgang Code: 61861 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 10/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Concise visual history of Boeings first jetliner. Beginning in the late 1950s, the Boeing 707 revolutionised passenger aviation like almost no other aircraft, as the elegant four-engine aircraft made it possible to serve intercontinental long-haul routes quickly and economically. This volume in the Legends of Flight series examines the history ......

9781399020800

Ten Squadrons of Hurricanes

Author: Stewart, Adrian Code: 61826 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 08/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

For many years the importance and contribution of the Hawker Hurricane was eclipsed by the Spitfire but statistically the Hurricane was superior in the majority of cases. Thanks to Tommy Sopwiths initiative and gamble the Hurricane was ready at the outbreak of the Second World War and in service throughout. As this superbly researched book ......

9781770415850

This Is Your Captain Speaking

Stories from the Flight Deck Author: Morris, Doug Code: 61666 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: ECW PRESS,CANADA Published date: 04/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

From the science of weather to the theory of flight, Doug Morris chats about the A to Zs of the airline world. It takes 55 departments to get an airliner off the ground and Doug brings to light all the people involved - with some entertaining anecdotes along the way.

For everyone from frequent fliers to aviation geeks, travel ......

9781399085342

Test Pilot

An Extraordinary Career Testing Civil Aircraft Author: Taylor, Chris Code: 61915 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Having flown an astonishing 400 different aircraft, as a licensed Category 1 test pilot and flight test instructor for both aeroplanes and helicopters, Chris Taylor is arguably one of the best qualified and widely experienced test pilots working today anywhere in the world. After obtaining his private pilots licence at the age of just 17, Chris ......

9781399074896

The Wellington Bomber

Voices in Flight Author: Bowman, Martin Code: 61818 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Wellington Bomber was omnipresent during the Second World War, employed in a variety of contexts in the fight against the Axis powers. The pilots who flew this aircraft did so with an immense amount of pride, and there is perhaps no-one better placed to tell the story of this incredible aircraft than these men. Martin Bowman has drawn ......

9780764363467

Boeing 757

A Legends of Flight Illustrated History Author: Dornseif, Dan Code: 61661 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Concise visual history of the Boeing 757 passenger jet. First flown in 1982, the Boeing 757 was an impressive accomplishment. The aircraft was fast, quiet, and fuel efficient while still exhibiting stellar takeoff, climb, and landing performance. Hear firsthand accounts from the leaders of the 757 program who skillfully established an ......

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