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9781891928529

We Once Were Enemies: History's Costliest Aerial Battle

The Eighth Air Force and World War II's "Black Thursday" Author: Frazer, Bruce Code: 48560 Price: AU $37.64 Format: Paperback Publisher: EDUCATOR'S INTERNATIONAL PRESS Published date: 19/06/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2018
This is a story about hundreds of very young, very brave men who overcame their self-preservation instincts to fight in one of the most costly and fiercely fought aerial engagements in history. It was Mission 115 flown by the 8th U.S. Air Force October 14, 1943 (this was the second raid on Schweinfurt). The objective was to cripple Germany's ......
9781891928512

We Once Were Enemies: History's Costliest Aerial Battle

The Eighth Air Force and World War II's "Black Thursday" Author: Frazer, Bruce Code: 48559 Price: AU $62.78 Format: Hardback Publisher: EDUCATOR'S INTERNATIONAL PRESS Published date: 19/06/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2018
This is a story about hundreds of very young, very brave men who overcame their self-preservation instincts to fight in one of the most costly and fiercely fought aerial engagements in history.

It was Mission 115 flown by the 8th U.S. Air Force October 14, 1943 (this was the second raid on Schweinfurt). The objective was to cripple ......
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: 15/05/2018 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.
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: 14/05/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2018

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, ......

9780811736534

Fighter Group

The 352nd "Blue-Nosed Bastards" in World War II Author: Stout, Lt Col Jay A. Code: 50023 Price: AU $36.11 Format: Paperback / 432 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 01/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018
Jay Stout breaks new ground in World War II aviation history with this gripping account of one of the war's most highly decorated American fighter groups.
9781785211003

Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Author: Holmes, Tony Code: 49689 Price: AU $54.19 Format: Hardback Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 25/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
Probably best-known for its starring role in the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun, the US Navy's Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, variable geometry, two-seat, carrier-based, air superiority fighter.The Tomcat was developed for the US Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. This workshop manual ......
9781550178135

Vertical Horizons

The History of Okanagan Helicopters Author: Grant, Douglas M Code: 49778 Price: AU $61.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: HARBOUR PUBLISHING Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018

"Looking back over thirty years of flying for Okanagan, I see the experience has given me an interesting life. I have never really considered flying as work. It is more a way of life, a way of life that nourishes a free spirit, something that not many jobs can give you. I just cannot imagine anything I would... rather have done or any company I ......

9780997309232

EMB-312 Tucano

Brazil's Turboprop Success Story Author: Zeitoun Moralez, Joao Paulo Code: 49609 Price: AU $95.26 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPIA PUBLISHING, LLC Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
Harpia Publishing is proud to announce the launch of a new title for 2017, EMB-312 Tucano: Brazil's turboprop success story, set to become the definitive English-language reference work on this revolutionary Latin American aerospace product. Written by an expert in the field, this book recounts the story of Embraer's EMB-312 turboprop trainer, the ......
9788365281395

Japanese Anti-Submarine Aircraft in the Pacific War

Author: Ishiguro, Ryusuke Code: 48635 Price: AU $71.30 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
Japanese anti-submarine aircraft of World War II are not well documented and this book is the first in English with full technical details of these historic aircraft and illustrations of their fascinating colour schemes.
9781526705600

The Hawker Hunter

Images of War Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 50315 Price: AU $32.22 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

If ever there was a real pilots aeroplane it was the Hunter; an outstanding multi-purpose aircraft which excelled in the roles of interceptor fighter, ground attack, reconnaissance, research vehicle and two-seater trainer, not forgetting its dramatic formation aerobatic performances. The Hunter is one of the worlds greatest aircraft. For three ......

9781784382582

Duel Under the Stars

The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II Author: Johnen, Wilhelm Code: 50380 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

"The enemy bomber grew larger in my sights and the rear gunner was sprayed by my guns just as he opened fire. The rest was merely a matter of seconds. The bomber fell like a stone out of the sky and exploded on the ground. The nightmare came to an end." In this enthralling memoir the author recounts his experiences of the war years and traces ......

9781526721020

Night Fighter

The Battle Against Hitler's Night Raiders 1940 - 1941 Author: Bates, H. E. Code: 50344 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

It is no surprise that the Air Ministry chose an author of H.E. Bates talents to portray the battle over the night skies of Britain whilst the war against Germany was still to reach its conclusion. For his rich prose excites and inspires as much as it informs. Bates opens his stirring story by analysing the comparative efforts of the RAF and ......

9781526724885

Royal Observer Corps

The Eyes and Ears of the RAF in WWII Author: Frontline Books Code: 50360 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 232 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

The key roles played by the Royal Observer Corps in the Second World War have, all too often, been overshadowed by more glamourous arms of the defence forces. The teams in the Sector Stations, plotting the battles raging above, and the Spitfires and Hurricanes swooping upon the formations of enemy fighters and bombers, present easily-imagined ......

9781526726209

Echoes from Early Aviators

A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered Author: Merriam, Frederick Warren Code: 50363 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous
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: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
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.
9781526708229

Air War Over North Vietnam

Operation Rolling Thunder, 1965 1968 Author: Emerson, Stephen Code: 50321 Price: AU $28.43 Format: Paperback / 136 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
Operation Rolling Thunder was a disastrous and wasteful attempt in terms of men and material by the Johnson administration to micromanage an air campaign to achieve specific diplomatic goals, but in the end achieved neither military nor political victory.
9781510726079

The Air Almanac 2018

Author: U.S. Department of Defense Code: 49809 Price: AU $24.92 Format: Paperback / 909 pages Publisher: GROUP Published date: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
The Air Almanac 2018 contains the astronomical data required for air celestial navigation, making it a necessary resource for all pilots and others attempting to chart routes based on celestial bodies. This edition of the Almanac includes information for the year 2018 on the following topics: Sunrise, sunset, and twilight tablesSky diagrams for ......
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: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
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, ......
9781473863262

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

A History Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 49526 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is probably one of the most photographed jet aircraft of all time. Over 200 colour and historic black and white images are included here.
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: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
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 ......
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: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
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 ......
9781911512745

Gerhard Fieseler

The Man Behind the Storch Author: Holden, Nigel Code: 49765 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
The life of Gerhard Fieseler: decorated First World War fighter pilot, world aerobatics champion, creator of the legendary Storch reconnaissance aircraft and builder of the V-1.
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: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

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 ......

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: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

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 ......

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: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

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 ......

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: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

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 ......

9781781556504

Liberators Over the Atlantic

Author: Colman, Jack Code: 49973 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
A compelling account of a young man's flying experiences over the north Atlantic during WW2. Joining the RAF in October 1940 aged 21 Jack is sent to Canada to learn to fly. On becoming a Pilot/Navigator he joins Coastal Command on Liberators based in Iceland, renowned for its bad weather. The difficulties encountered hunting U-boats are relived.
9781911512752

Gott Strafe England Vol 3

The German Air Assault Against Great Britain 1914-1918 Author: Parker, Nigel Code: 49766 Price: AU $61.01 Format: Hardback / 356 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

The aerial attacks against Great Britain by airships and aircraft in the Great War were a new development in the history of British warfare. Previously, it had been the British armies that had crossed the seas to do the fighting in foreign lands, but now, for the first time, the enemy was spreading death and destruction on the homeland at will. ......

9780993260438

Jetliners of the Red Star

Author: Kennedy, Charles Code: 47189 Price: AU $81.48 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
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.
9781445671499

A Spitfire Pilot's Story

Pat Hughes: Battle of Britain Top Gun Author: Newton, Dennis Code: 50210 Price: AU $32.22 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

Pat Hughes is today perhaps the greatest unsung hero of the Battle of Britain. Ranked sixth in the `ace of aces of the aerial campaign of summer 1940, he shot down at least fourteen enemy aircraft, mostly the Spitfires closely matched rival the Messerschmitt Me 109. As a flight commander in 234 Squadron he advocated bold, close-in tactics and ......

9781445672861

Spitfire Deserter?

The American Pilot Who Went Missing Author: Simpson, Bill Code: 50213 Price: AU $37.93 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

In the early morning of 20 April 1942, 47 Spitfire Vs of 601 and 603 Squadrons of the Auxiliary Air Force launched from the deck of the American aircraft carrier USS Wasp, which had sailed to a position in the western Mediterranean Sea north of Algiers. The planes were bound for Malta. At the time, the island was under heavy siege by Axis naval ......

9781781556511

Undarkened Skies

The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World War Author: Hare, Paul R. Code: 49975 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
A comprehensive study of the American Aeroplane building programme of WW1, its promises, its performance, and its failure, together with a summary of what went wrong, and why, including a brief history of military aviation in America prior to the war and details of the Liberty engine and each aircraft type selected for production.
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: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
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 ......
9781844159086

Strike from the Stratosphere

Mach 6 Attack from the Edge of Space Author: Baker, David Code: 49678 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

Hypersonic aircraft are those capable of reaching at least Mach 6 - six times the speed of sound, or about 4,000mph. With the US Air Force recently introducing a Mach 6 strike aircraft, preparations are now underway to launch a new, ultra-stealthy bomber. This book covers the many and varied designs created since the 1950s that have sought to ......

9780811736558

The Last Drop

Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945 Author: Wright, Stephen L. Code: 50024 Price: AU $33.22 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 10/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
First full-length history of the largest and most successful airborne offensive ever. Scores of eyewitness accounts from paratroopers, glidermen, pilots, and infantrymen plus details on planes, gliders, and equipment. Recounts the actions for which participants won two Medals of Honor, a Victoria Cross, and a Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.
9781785211416

Junkers JU 87 'Stuka' Manual: All marks and variants (1935 - 45)

Owner's Worksop Manual Author: Falconer, Jonathon Code: 50136 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: J H HAYNES & CO LTD Published date: 08/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
Supported by a comprehensive selection of photographs and technical drawings, Jonathan Falconer describes the design, construction and operation of the feared Stuka, which saw frontline action wherever the German Army went - from Norway, western Europe and Russia, to North Africa.
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