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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 ......

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: 14/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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 ......

9781472823663

P-39/P-400 Airacobra vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen

New Guinea 1942 Author: Laurier, Jim (Illustrator) Code: 51573 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 13/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
After the huge advances made in the early months of the Pacific war, it was in remote New Guinea where the advance of Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force (IJNAF) A6M Zero-sen fighters was first halted due to a series of offensive and defensive aerial battles ranging from treetop height up to 30,000 ft. Initially, the IJNAF fought Australian ......
9781472820396

Heinkel He 177 Units of World War 2

Author: Forsyth, Robert Code: 51569 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 13/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In many ways, the Heinkel He 177 'Greif' (Griffon) was Nazi Germany's 'lost' strategic bomber. With some fundamental creases ironed out, and built in large numbers, the He 177 would have offered the Luftwaffe the means with which to carry out long-range, mass bombing attacks against targets of a strategic nature. Although competing interests and ......
9781526702494

The Defeat of the Zeppelins

Zeppelin Raids and Anti-Airship Operations 1916-18 Author: Powis, Mick Code: 49819 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 27/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Mick Powis describes the novel threat posed to the British war effort by the raids of German airships, or Zeppelins, and the struggle to develop effective defences against them. Despite their size and relatively slow speed, the Zeppelins were hard to locate and destroy at first. They could fly higher than existing fighters and the early raids ......

9781510705135

High Fliers

Airmen of Achievement in Wartime Author: Kaplan, Philip Code: 50952 Price: AU $43.41 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: SKYHORSE US Published date: 24/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Profiles of the greatest pilots of World War II
9788365958112

Scale Plans No. 54: Ju 87 B Stuka 1/24

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 51561 Price: AU $18.33 Format: Paperback / 10 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 24/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
4 fold-out large-format (650 x 297 mm) scale plans for 1/24 scale modellers for the Junkers Ju 87 B, the German WWII dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft.
9781510705142

Skytrain

A Transport Revolution Author: Kaplan, Philip Code: 50953 Price: AU $43.41 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: SKYHORSE US Published date: 24/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
A photographic homage to a legendary plane that helped win World War II
9781785211003

Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Owner's Workshop Manual Author: Holmes, Tony Code: 49689 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: BOOKWORKS Published date: 20/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Probably best-known for its starring role in the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun, the US Navys Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, variable geometry, two-seat, carrier-based, air superiority fighter.The Tomcat was developed for the US Navys Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. This workshop ......

9781781556641

Focke Wulf Jet Fighters

Author: Miranda, Justo Code: 51943 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 20/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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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: 17/06/2018 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 ......
9780993260438

Jetliners of the Red Star

Author: Kennedy, Charles Code: 47189 Price: AU $81.48 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 07/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
9780764355042

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The Illustrated History of America's Legendary Mach 3 Spy Plane Author: Goodall, James C. Code: 51269 Price: AU $65.13 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The legendary SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was, and still is, the world's only operational Mach 3 aircraft, and was designed, built, and tested by Lockheed's famed "Skunk Works." This new book covers all fifty Blackbirds built, from the first flight in 1962, to the last in 1999. As a replacement for the venerable U-2 spyplane, Lockheed went from ......
9781911621065

Lightning Boys 2

True Tales from Pilots and Engineers of the RAF's Iconic Supersonic Figh Author: Pike, Richard Code: 51892 Price: AU $25.98 Format: Paperback / 186 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The sequel to the bestselling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2 is a must-have companion and continues the theme of tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into post-war fighter operations.
9781911621041

Open Cockpit

Author: Gould Lee, Arthur Code: 51890 Price: AU $20.00 Format: Paperback / 218 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I.
9781911621058

No Parachute

Author: Gould Lee, Arthur Code: 51891 Price: AU $20.00 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Here is the story of one of these unknown flyers - a story based on letters written on the day, hot on the event, which tells of a young pilot's progress from fledgling to seasoned fighter. Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air war, the thrills and the terror, in this honest and timeless acount.
9781911621072

Buccaneer Boys

True Tales from Those Who Flew the Last 'All-British Bomber' Author: Pitchfork, Air Commodore Graham Code: 51893 Price: AU $25.98 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer.
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.
9781526726162

First Through the Clouds

The Autobiography of a Box-Kite Pioneer Author: Merriam, Frederick Warren Code: 51585 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 131 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 24/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
At the controls of a Bristol Box-kite, in 1912 he was the first pilot in Britain to fly through cloud
9781471159206

Spitfire

A Very British Love Story Author: Nichol, John Code: 51788 Price: AU $40.00 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 17/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Synopsis coming soon.......
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.
9780393652291

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.
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, ......

9781501181672

Tanker Pilot

Lessons from the Cockpit Author: Hasara, Mark Code: 51278 Price: AU $23.16 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: THRESHOLD EDITIONS Published date: 01/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
"A military memoir with inspirational stories and moral lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardrooms, or in their everyday lives, by a veteran air-refueling expert, with a foreword by Rush Limbaugh."--Provided by publisher.
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 ......

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, ......

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.
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