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9781526797957

From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog

Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilot Author: Ladd, Steven K. Code: 61652 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

Fighter pilots! Images of Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker in the Great War, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Stanford Tuck and Richard Bong in the Second World War, or Robin Olds in Vietnam, all spring to mind. Volumes have been written about them, past and present. Understandably, most of these revolve around the skill, cunning and ......

9788366549722

SAAB 37 Viggen

Author: Forslund, Mikael Code: 61520 Price: AU $54.95 Format: Paperback / 220 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 30/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022
A comprehensive illustrated history of the development and service of the Saab 37 Viggen.
9780760375549

Space Race 2.0

SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Orbit, NASA, and the Privatization of theFinal Frontier Author: Bergan, Brad Code: 61702 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: MOTOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 29/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

Space Race 2.0 is the only authoritative photographic history of the efforts of private companies-often alongside NASA-to accelerate humankinds exploration and understanding of the final frontier.

The private space sector is growing tremendously. The industrys consensus leader, SpaceX, ......

9781911658658

Eagles of the Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw200

Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 60493 Price: AU $38.95 Format: Paperback / 116 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor was conceived for peace but turned to a warlike purpose savaging convoys bringing vital supplies to Britain. The aircraft Churchill called "the scourge of the Atlantic" became synonymous with the struggle to supply the Allies by sea. As a truly long-range reconnaissance bomber, the Condor acted as the eyes and ears ......

9781472853035

McDonnell XP-67 "Moonbat"

Author: Richardson and Mason Code: 61716 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 24/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

Packed with never-before-seen photos and plans and meticulous new digital artwork, this is the first history of the USAAFs futuristic World War II prototype interceptor, the XP-67 "Moonbat". The series of X-planes that sprang from the US Armys Request for Data R40C, focused on high-altitude, high-speed, long-range bomber ......

9781800180949

The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes

Author: Coles, Joe Code: 62057 Price: AU $64.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date: 24/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

From the terror and exhilaration of First World War dogfighting to the dark arts of modern air combat, here is an enthralling ode to that most brutally exciting of machines: the warplane.

The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes is a beautifully designed, highly illustrated collection of the very best articles from Hush-Kit - ......

9780764363429

B-25 Mitchell, Vol. 2

The G through J, F-10, and PBJ Models in World War II Author: Wolf, Dr William Code: 61567 Price: AU $47.50 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 20/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

Volume 2 of our two-volume visual history of the North American B-25 Mitchell. This second of two volumes on the North American B-25 Mitchell covers the late-WWII G through J, F-10, and PBJ variants of the famed US medium bomber. Among the many topics discussed are the Mitchell versions used by the US Navy and Marine Corps, as well as ......

9781399068871

Silver Spitfire

The Longest Flight Author: Jones, Matt et el Code: 62076 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 20/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The recovery and renovation of a Second World War Spitfire to museum standards is always a special event. To then restore it to flying status is an even greater accomplishment. If that was the whole story of The Sliver Spitfire this would still be a worthy subject for a book - but this Spitfire, MJ271, or G-IRTY as she is also known, built more ......

9781802820430

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Author: Archer, Bob Code: 62070 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

Loved by most associated personnel and enthusiasts alike, the C-141 Starlifter, quite simply, looked right and was right. During the second half of the 1960s, it quickly became a commonplace visitor worldwide, and it was in service for more than forty years before the final examples were retired in favour of more capable airlifters. Such was ......

9781802821352

British Interwar Aircraft

Author: Chapman, Lee Code: 62072 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

When the RAF was formed in 1918, Great Britain boasted the largest air force in the world, but it was not to last. As soon as the armistice was declared, a rapid disarmament began. After a period of austerity, the surplus military aircraft formed the basis for civil aviation as we know it today. More people learned to fly, and pioneering ......

9781802821468

Water Bombers

Author: Manning, Gerry Code: 62073 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

As the climate changes it is even more vital to protect the worlds forests. They provide both the lungs of the world and the natural resources for many industries. This book looks at both the past and the current selection of fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and support aircraft tasked with protecting our natural environment from fire. Covering ......

9781802821857

RAF Transport Aircraft

Author: Gibson, Chris Code: 62074 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

From their modest origins with BE.2c and Vickers Victoria biplanes delivering food and ammunition in the Mesopotamian deserts to the massive Globemasters delivering hardware in the same theatre a century later, transport aircraft have played a key role in Britains wars. It was the Cold War that saw transport aircraft become necessary ......

9781612519104

Tomcats and Eagles

The Development of the F-14 and F-15 in the Cold War Author: Tovy, Tal Code: 62064 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 15/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

During the first half of the 1970s, two new fighter aircraft entered operational service in the United States: The Navys Grumman F-14 Tomcat and the Air Forces McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. These two aircraft were part of the backbone of the tactical air power of the United States; their introduction was accompanied by comprehensive reforms in ......

9781631496370

The Great Air Race

Glory, Tragedy, and the Dawn of American Aviation Author: Lancaster, John Code: 61992 Price: AU $53.00 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: LIVERIGHT PUBLISHING CORP Published date: 15/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The Great Air Race reclaims one of the most important moments in the history of American aviation: the transcontinental air race of October 1919 that saw scores of pilots compete for the fastest roundtrip time between New York and San Francisco in frail, open-cockpit biplanes. Riveting the nation, the aviators-most of them veterans of ......

9781644252079

The Complete Remote Pilot 2/e

Author: Gardner and Ison Code: 61701 Price: AU $51.50 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS Published date: 15/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

This textbook is for anyone interested in pursuing and obtaining a Remote Pilot Certificate, which is required in order to operate drones for commercial use. With a friendly and readable style, the authors cover all of the details involved in becoming a competent, responsible, and safe remote pilot, opening up tremendous opportunities for ......

9781800352643

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanke 3/e

More than a Tanker Author: Hopkins, Robert Code: 62069 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 14/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The KC-135A made its maiden flight on 31 August 1956 and was still in front line service some 60 years later. What began as a jet-powered replacement for the KC-97 to refuel Strategic Air Commands growing B-47 and B-52 bomber fleet soon evolved into Americas first military heavy jet transport, an airborne command post platform, a testbed that ......

9781911658092

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - Vol 2

Bombers 1939 -1945 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57865 Price: AU $81.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 11/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022
"Dozens of top secret bomber designs were drawn up by the Germans during the Second World War, including gigantic flying wings, sleek jet bombers, asymmetrical bombers with the cockpit and weapons turrets on the ends of their wings and even enormous carriers for single-seat suicide bombers."
9781526799746

20th Century Passenger Flying Boats

Author: Dawson, Leslie Code: 60405 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 112 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

From Henri Fabres first successful take off from water and landing near Marseilles, to the introduction of a hull rather than floats by American Glenn Curtiss, to the world-wide development of huge, ocean-crossing flying boats on both sides of the Atlantic - the passenger flying boat era continues to fascinate aviation enthusiasts and ......

9781800352582

Shady Lady

1,500 Hours Flying The U-2 Spy Plane Author: Bishop, Rick Code: 62068 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

At the very edge of the atmosphere, invisible against the deep indigo sky, lurks a spy plane so sophisticated that it replaced the SR-71 Blackbird some 30 years ago. Its flat black shark-like skin deflects and absorbs all but the most advanced radars, leaving it to roam undetected while silently gathering detailed intelligence. Considered a ......

9781802822694

Ka-52 Hokum

Author: Butowski, Piotr Code: 62058 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

The Ka-50 (NATO reporting name: Hokum A) helicopter made its maiden flight 40 years ago on 17 June 1982. After undergoing extensive tests and tweaks, the helicopter was ready for full-scale production almost 10 years later. However, by then Russia had entered an economic crisis, and the money had run out. Only in 2011, almost another 20 years ......

9781950394104

Red Dragon 'Flankers'

China'S Prolific 'Flanker' Family Author: Rupperecht, Andreas Code: 62066 Price: AU $135.00 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

Noted for its exceptional performance, the Sukhoi Su-27 is not only one of the most capable fourth-generation fighters, but its development history is also remarkably rich. The Flanker story took on a new industrial and political dimension when the Su-27 was chosen by China to meet the Peoples Liberation Army Air Forces requirement for a new ......

9780764363542

Tupolev Tu-22M

Soviet/Russian Swing-Wing Heavy Bomber Author: Gordon and Komissarov Code: 61699 Price: AU $139.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 30/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

The only English-language book in print on this active-duty Russian supersonic bomber. In the late 1960s, the patriarch of Soviet aircraft design, Andrey Tupolev, offered the Soviet air force a supersonic bomber to replace the 1950s-vintage Tu-22 Blinder with a less capable - but cheaper - alternative to the Sukhoi design bureaus proposed T-4 ......

9781473899407

FOCKE-WULF Fw 190

The Latter Years - D-Day to the Fall of Germany Author: Goss, Chris Code: 61829 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

As the war began to turn against Germany, the Luftwaffe was forced to defend the Reich against increasingly overwhelming numbers of Allied fighters and bombers. The Focke-Wulf Fw 190, together with the Bf 109G, was the mainstay of the Luftwaffes Reichsverteidigung (Defence of the Reich) fighter force, both by day and by night. As the war ......

9781526789570

Beaufighter and Mosquito Operations in WWII

The Memoirs of a Radar Operator Author: Pemberton, John Code: 60271 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 296 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022
Zbysek Necas was just 18, and still a high school student, when he escaped from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia a month before the outbreak of war in 1939.
9781802820232

Airliners of the 1990s

Author: Manning, Gerry Code: 61650 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

The 1990s brought with it many important developments for the aviation world. The dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia led to a rise of new countries and airlines. The aircraft faced changes as well. The early jetliners found themselves hauling cargo in many cases, and the new wide-bodies became the normal mode of passenger transport for ......

9781802821345

British Aviation

The First Half Century Author: Willis and Molloy Code: 61660 Price: AU $65.50 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

The first half of the 20th century saw the birth of the airplane and its development as an instrument of war and commerce. Within five decades, contraptions barely able to take to the air had given way to jet-powered aircraft flying near the "sound barrier," a rate of technological advance unparalleled in any other field. It was the period when ......

9781906537609

Arado Ar 234 Blitz

The World's First Jet Bomber Author: Smith, Richard Code: 62065 Price: AU $125.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 30/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

When it appeared over the Western Front in the summer of 1944, the Arado Ar 234 was truly state-of-the-art in terms of aeronautical and technical development. As the worlds first operational jet reconnaissance aircraft, it undertook high-speed, high-altitude observation missions over the Allied beachheads in Normandy. In September 1944 and as ......

9781803990378

Secret Spitfires

Britain's Hidden Civilian Army Author: Howman, Cetinas and Clarke Code: 61986 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 27/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

September 1940: In the midst of the Second World War, the Luftwaffe unleashed a series of devastating raids on Southampton, all but destroying its spitfire factories. But production didnt stop. Instead, manufacturing of this iconic fighter moved underground, to secret locations staffed by women, children and non-combatant men. With little ......

9781911658450

BBMF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Profile

Highly detailed full colour aircraft designs and rare photographs Author: Sandham-Bailey, Chris Code: 60494 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 21/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is a standing reminder of the heroism and sacrifice of countless British and Commonwealth aircrew who flew and fought during the Second World War.
9781911658566

F-16 Fighting Falcon

American All-Purpose Combat Machine Author: Simmonds, Bertie Code: 60492 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 14/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

Sleek, futuristic and deadly - the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon was born from the crucible of the air war over Vietnam and the need for cheaper, simpler, and more maneuverable fighter aircraft with which to combat the many thousands of Soviet-bloc supplied aircraft sold around the world.

Back in the early 1970s the F-16 ......

9781910809495

Echoes in the Air

A Chronical of Aeronautical Ghost Stories Author: Currie, Jack Code: 61648 Price: AU $21.95 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 07/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022
More so than even the sea, the world of aviation has spawned an amazing store of tales of ghosts, the supernatural and inexplicable events, ghostly bombers and phantom aircrew on long-deserted airfields, prophetic warnings from beyond the grave, restless spirits apparently drawn back to places from which they flew.
9781910809952

General Dynamics F-111

Author: Baker, David Code: 70066 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 356 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 07/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

The General Dynamics F-111 was a swing-wing tactical fighter, interdictor, nuclear bomber and electronic warfare aircraft developed in the early 1960s in the belief that requirements from the US Air Force and the Navy could be satisfied more economically and efficiently by a single design. The idea was flawed and the Navy never got its aircraft ......

9781911658948

American Interceptor

US Navy Convoy Fighter Projects Author: Zichek, Jared Code: 61869 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Hardback / 350 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 06/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

The Soviet Unions first successful atomic bomb detonation in August 1949 was a wakeup call for US Navy planners. The possibility of a single Soviet aircraft wiping out an entire convoy of merchant ships with a nuclear weapon had suddenly become very real. With military budgets having shrunk prior to the Korean War, it was simply not possible to ......

9780764363436

B-26 "Flak-Bait"

The Only American Aircraft to Survive 200 Bombing Missions during WWII Author: Crouchman, Alan Code: 62077 Price: AU $84.95 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

The definitive history of Flak-Bait, the most accomplished American bomber of the Second World War. Battling flak and enemy fighters over the skies of Europe during World War II, the US Army Air Force Martin B-26 Marauder bomber named "Flak-Bait" completed a remarkable 201 combat missions, a feat that made it the highest mission scorer of any ......

9780764363559

Turbulent Journey

The Jumo Engine, Operation Paperclip and the American Dream Author: Decher, Reiner Code: 61695 Price: AU $56.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

This untold story of early jet development, surviving the collapse of the Reich, and starting over in America is recounted by Reiner Decher, whos father Siegfried was an engineer on the team that designed the engine for the Me 262. Germany built the first operational jet aircraft during World War II, the Messerschmitt Me 262. Siegfried Decher ......

9788366549814

Reggiane Re 2000, Re 2002, Re 2003

Author: Przemyslaw, Skulski Code: 61880 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

This book describes and illustrates the development of the famous range of lightly-built and highly-manoeuverable Italian WWII fighters of the Reggiane factory, with their radial engines. These planes served with the Regia Aeronautica and other forces, including the Hungarian and Swedish air arms. This book describes the design, development and ......

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