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9781472854568

F-4 Phantom II Wild Weasel Units in Combat

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 62619 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/05/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: May 2023

With first-hand insight into the into the key role of the US Air Forces fighter-bomber from the Vietnam War through to Operation Desert Storm during the First Gulf War, this book is an unmissable account of some of the most dangerous and demanding missions in the two ......

9781399085397

Soviet Air Power of the Cold War

Author: Green, Michael Code: 62622 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 01/05/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: May 2023

At the peak of the Cold War in the 1950s the Soviet Union possessed some 12,000 aircraft, making it the largest air force of all the protagonists. By the 1990s this had declined to around 8,000, the reduction largely reflecting the increase in aircraft capability. As well as fighters and bombers, the Soviet inventory included trainers, ......

9781910809952

General Dynamics F-111

Author: Baker, David Code: 70066 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 356 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 30/04/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2023

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 ......

9781399077361

Flying the Buccaneer

Britain's Cold War Warrior Author: Caygill, Peter Code: 62615 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/04/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2023

Originally conceived as a carrier-born maritime attack aircraft, the Blackburn design included many original features such as Boundary Layer Control, a system which blew hot air over the flying surfaces to increase lift when landing. The rotating bomb bay was also new and enabled easier maintenance, accessibility and reduced drag. The first ......

9781636242057

Nightstalkers

The Wright Project and the 868th Bomb Squadron in World War 11 Author: Lawless, Richard, Phillip Code: 62621 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Hardback / 432 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 01/04/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2023

The untold story of the 868th Bomb Squadron, the Nightstalkers, who paired cutting-edge technology with daring - launching single-aircraft night-time missions stalking the Japanese in the Pacific. In August 1943, a highly classified US Army Air Force unit, code-named the "Wright Project," departed Langley Field for Guadalcanal in the South ......

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 ......

9780764365362

Last Mission of Lady Jane II

The Life and Death of an 8th Air Force B-17 and Her Crew Author: Vans, Lisa A. Code: 62617 Price: AU $52.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 28/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

A detailed investigation into the downing of an American B-17 Flying Fortress and the fate of her crew in the final months of the Second World War. On March 18, 1945, the B-17G "Lady Jane II" lifted off from her base at Deenethorpe, England; she never returned. The story is one of deep tragedy and survival, of sacrifice, and of the love the ......

9781802823134

B-17G Flying Fortress

1955-2015 Author: Lowe, Malcolm Code: 62556 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 28/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

The B-17 Flying Fortress was conceived by the well-known US aviation designer and manufacturer Boeing during the 1930s, principally as a defensive weapon. Owing to the high levels of publicity it received during its service, it duly became a symbol of the Allied war effort. Indeed, the B-17 became one of the most important US aircraft of the ......

9781802823745

Lockheed Constellation

Author: Key Publishing Code: 62594 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 28/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

While many airliners from the Second World War have either disappeared completely or only survived as remnants in a museum, approximately 55 Constellations out of the 856 built still survive today, and two of them, both C-121s, are airworthy. A real head turner, the Connie raised the bar in both performance, economy and passenger comfort and ......

9781802823806

Avro Military 1910-63

Author: Key Publishing Code: 62557 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 28/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

Founded in 1910 by Alliott Verdon Roe, A.V. Roe and Company Limited built its first military aircraft two years later. By 1914, the company was literally flying when it designed the first of many iconic aircraft in the shape of the Avro 504, which sold in colossal numbers and was the key factor in keeping the company in the aviation industry ......

9781472852502

H6K "Mavis"/H8K "Emily" vs PB4Y-1/2 Liberator/Privateer

Pacific Theater 1943-45 Author: Young, Edward Code: 62563 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 16/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

An illustrated exploration of the dramatic aerial combats between the US Navys long-range bomber and Japanese flying boats in the Pacific War. Edward Young explores these rarely written about combats, examining the aggressive and strategic tactics deployed by both US Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force and analyzing the ......

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: 16/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023
"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."
9780764364808

US Air Force Air Rescue Service

An Illustrated History Author: Mutza, Wayne Code: 62616 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 14/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

This definitive work on air rescue operations of the US Army Air Force and US Air Force takes the reader from the birth of the service during World War II, through the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to present-day operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Detailed text, accompanied by numerous photos - including many never before published - presents all ......

9781802821970

British Reconnaissance Aircraft of the 1970s and 80s

Author: Goss, Chris Code: 62119 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

This book explores the reconnaissance aircraft used by the British armed forces in the 1970s and 80s, namely the Avro Shackleton, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, Fairey Gannet and English Electric Canberra. The maritime patrol and airborne early warning (AEW) Shackleton was a descendant of the Avro Lancaster and Lincoln and was in service from 1951 to ......

9781802822397

RAF Helicopters of the 70s and 80s

Author: Goss, Chris Code: 62570 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

During the 1970s and 80s, the RAFs helicopters went from strength to strength, playing a significant role in the RAFs endeavours both at home and abroad. The Westland Whirlwind was used in the search and rescue (SAR) role before being replaced by the Westland Sea King. Highly visible in their bright yellow liveries, both these aircraft were ......

9781802822687

Vulcan B Mk2: 1955-2015

Author: Fildes, David Code: 62121 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

In 1955, the Vulcan B.Mk2 was proposed and a new wing modification was designed to take advantage of the more powerful Olympus engines and a new stand-off missile known as Blue Steel. The new wing was known as the Phase 2C development. Avro were given a contract for an aerodynamic prototype on 10 July 1956, with the first prototype VX777 making ......

9781802823035

American Aviation

The First Half Century Author: Willis and Molloy Code: 62588 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

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, a rate of technological advance unparalleled in any other field. With carefully colorized images, this book chronicles ......

9781802823158

Hawker Hunter

Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 62123 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

This fully illustrated volume looks at the classic jet fighter, the Hawker Hunter. The types development, entry into service and operations are examined in detail. Development of the Hawker Hunter began in 1946 under the steady hand of chief designer Sydney Camm. With so many advances in aircraft design and technology during the late 1940s, the ......

9781802823165

Buccaneer

Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 62549 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

The mighty Blackburn Buccaneer was considered an important and capable Cold War aircraft. This fully illustrated book details the types development and entry into service with the Royal Navy, RAF and South African Air Force, operations, weaponry and test flying.

9781802823707

Douglas DC-3

Author: Key Publishing Code: 62553 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

It is fair to say that the DC-3 was the very first true airliner, and it paved the way for the hundreds of increasingly advanced commercial aircraft that have emerged over the eighty years since Douglas design was developed. The story of the C-47 is of course well known, but the history of the civil DC-3 (which directly led to the creation of ......

9781802824254

Mirage 2000

Author: Grolleau, Henri-Pierre Code: 62558 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

The Dassault Mirage 2000 was for many years the backbone of the French Air Force. This multi-role, fourth-generation fighter has been used during a number of wars and operations, including the Gulf War, the Bosnian War and the war in Afghanistan. It has not just served the French Air Force but has been exported to a number of countries, ......

9781804510384

Turkey's Drone Force 1995-2022

The Operational History of Turkey's Drone Programs Author: Mevlutoglu, Arda Code: 62124 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

From the first experience through the procurement of GNAT-750 and I-GNAT UAVs made by General Atomics in the mid-1990s, Turkey launched a continuously expanding development of domestic designs. Initially basing its designs on the TAI Sahit X1, then the TIHA Heron (TAI Anka), it gradually developed its own drone industry. Turkeys Drone Force ......

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: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

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 ......

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: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

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 ......

9781682477892

Airpower Pioneers

From Billy Mitchell to Dave Deptula Author: Olsen, John, Andreas Code: 62624 Price: AU $84.70 Format: Hardback / 446 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 28/02/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: February 2023

Airpower Pioneers studies twelve especially influential airmen, detailing their impact on the evolution of the United States Air Force (USAF). Rather than focus on command in a series of air campaigns, this book describes the personal qualities and careers of people who distinguished themselves first and foremost by advancing airpower ......

9781781558867

The Avro Shackleton

The Long-Serving 'Growler' Author: Moore, Jason Nicholas Code: 62562 Price: AU $96.99 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 19/02/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: February 2023
The Shackleton served for forty years with the RAF. This book contains a detailed technical description of the Avro Shackleton, its development, deployment and and its weaponry. Photographs and accurate colour profiles accompany the text.
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: 01/02/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: February 2023
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.
9781802821956

French Naval Aviation

Author: Grolleau, Henri-Pierre Code: 62559 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Over the last two decades, the Aeronautique Navale, French Naval Aviation, has grown into a powerful and battle-hardened force equipped with a large inventory of Rafale Marine naval strike fighters, E-2C Hawkeye early-warning aircraft, Falcon 50, Gardian and Atlantique 2 maritime surveillance/maritime patrol aircraft, Dauphin, Panther, Alouette ......

9781802822632

Lockheed SR-71

Author: Archer, Bob Code: 62120 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

One of two Lockheed reconnaissance "black" jets that emerged during the 1950s and 1960s, the SR-71 was operated by the USAF and NASA. Produced in tremendous secrecy, and initially flown from areas away from public gaze, the SR-71 is renowned for its high speed and distinctive design. The Lockheed Blackbird family the A-12, YF-12, and SR-71 were ......

9781802823141

Junkers Ju 88

Author: Lowe, Malcolm Code: 62122 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This fully illustrated book looks at the German Luftwaffes famous bomber, the Ju 88, in all its variants. Chapters on bombers, heavy fighters, night fighters and reconnaissance sub-types are included, along with a look at foreign operators. The Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most important tactical bombers of the World War Two era. Its beginnings ......

9781802823714

Supermarine 1913-63

Author: Key Publishing Code: 62590 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Great Britain was once filled with a plethora of aircraft manufacturers. The seeds of many of them were sown as the demand for aircraft gained pace following the outbreak of World War One. However, not all survived after the war, and while Supermarine managed to keep going by the skin of its teeth, it certainly did not settle into a profitable ......

9781684513635

The Bridgebusters

The True Story of the Catch-22 Bomb Wing Author: Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey Code: 62623 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: REGNERY PUBLISHING INC Published date: 29/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Will resonate with readers of the The Forgotten 500 and Code Talker. The exploits, trials, disappointments, and victories of members of the American 57th Bomb Wing in WW II, including one young bombardier who would go on to write legendary WW II novel, Catch-22.

"He had decided to ......

9781802823011

P-51 Mustang Warbirds

Author: Veronica, Dunne and Leininger Code: 62569 Price: AU $56.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 29/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This fascinating story begins with post-World War Two sales of surplus Mustangs to various foreign governments and a few civilian customers. More than a decade later, in 1957 and 1958, the US Air Force auctioned off its remaining inventory of P-51s. These Mustangs became high-speed executive transports in the days before the introduction of the ......

9780750995160

Female Few

Spitfire Heroines Author: Hyams, Jacky Code: 60586 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 28/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Spitfire Heroines. Through the darkest days of the Second World War, an elite group of courageous civilian women risked their lives as aerial courier pilots, flying Lancaster bombers, Spitfires and many other powerful war machines in thousands of perilous missions. In 'The Female Few', five of these astonishingly brave women tell their ......
9781526781208

Dornier Do 17 in the Battle of Britain

The 'Flying Pencil' in the Spitfire Summer Author: Goss, Chris Code: 60489 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 232 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
For the first three years of the Second World War, the Dornier Do 17 was the Luftwaffe's principal light bomber and this book explores its role in the Battle of Britain.
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: 15/01/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: January 2023
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.
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