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9781782745242

The World's Greatest Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated History Author: Ross, David Code: 49835 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 12/10/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The World's Greatest Aircraft Carriers features 52 of the most significant flat tops and amphibious assault ships built since the 1920s until the present day. Each entry includes a brief description of the ship's development and history, a colour profile view or cutaway, key features and specifications.
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: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2018
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.
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.
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, ......
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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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.
9780233005263

RAF 100

The Official Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Holland, James Code: 50151 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: CARLTON BOOKS Published date: 08/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Officially endorsed by the RAF, and with unique access to the their historic archives, the world-renowned broadcaster James Holland uses photographs and documents to bring the story of the people, planes and missions to life as never before.
9780750984102

Transforming the Skies

Pilots, Planes and Politics in British Aviation 1919-1940 Author: Reese, Peter Code: 50168 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

Following the Armistice of 1918 the British Air Industry, including the newly founded RAF, held a low place in national priorities. The RAF was rapidly run down with the infant airlines being given the least possible help. Such neglect continued during the 1920s. The RAFs role was questioned and civilian air travel remained the province of the ......

9781476665030

Ultra-Large Aircraft, 1940-1970

The Development of Guppy and Expanded Fuselage Transports Author: Dean, William Patrick Code: 49505 Price: AU $73.26 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 01/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018
In 1962, a unique transport aircraft was built from the parts of 27 Boeing B-377 airliners to provide NASA with a means of transporting rocket boosters. With an interior the size of a gymnasium, "The Guppy" was the first of eight wide-body cargo planes built by Aero Spacelines. More than half a century later, the last Super Guppy is still in ......
9781526702623

The Junkers Ju87

Flight Craft 12 Author: Derry, Martin Code: 49820 Price: AU $34.61 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka (a contraction of the German word Sturzkampfflugzeug, ie dive bomber) was arguably the Luftwaffe s most recognisable aeroplane, with its inverted gull wings and fixed spatted undercarriage. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann as a dedicated dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft, the prototype first flew in 1935, and made its ......

9781526701794

The French Air Force in the First World War

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Author: Sumner, Ian Code: 50312 Price: AU $28.43 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018

The French air force of the First World War developed as fast as the British and German air forces, yet its history, and the enormous contribution it made to the eventual French victory, is often forgotten. So Ian Sumners photographic history, which features almost 200 images, most of which have not been published before, is a fascinating and ......

9781473891333

Reconnaissance Planes Since 1945

Author: Schwede, Frank Code: 50287 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018

Reconnaissance aircraft have always been the spearhead of the various air forces, helping to provide the basis for any further military operations. At the time of the Cold War and before the satellite era, the use of reconnaissance aircraft reached its zenith, as the warring nations were determined to know what was happening on the other side. ......

9781473861343

Boeing 707 Group

A History Author: Simons, Graham M. Code: 50273 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018

The Boeing 707 family - that includes the forerunner Model 367-80, the KC-135 series of military transports and the slightly smaller Model 720 - was the pioneer of the sweptback wing, incorporating podded engines borrowed from the B-47 military bomber. It was the aircraft that many regard as the design that really ushered in the Jet-Age. This ......

9781911096535

Air War on Terror

The Role of Airpower in the War Against Isil/Daesh in Iraq, Syria and Li Author: Taghvaee, Babak Code: 47371 Price: AU $59.90 Format: Undefined Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 28/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018
An unstable political environment and unsettled security led to the prevalency of insurgency and long-lasting civil wars in every country with weakened central powers. Sectarianism from one or both partiers in conflict can cause radicalisation and help to sow the seeds of terrorist groups. ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant), ISIS, IS or Daesh ......
9781472821737

Flashpoint Trieste

The First Battle of the Cold War Author: Jennings, Christian Code: 50243 Price: AU $18.95 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 25/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018
Flashpoint Trieste is the story of one year in one city as the Cold War begins. The Western Allies captured the Adriatic port city before the Russians could reach it, but having survived the war, everybody is now desperate to make it through the liberation. Life is fast and violent, as former warring parties find common cause against the Soviet ......
9781472822444

Rabaul 1943-44

Reducing Japan's great island fortress Author: Lardas, Mark Code: 50245 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 23/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018
In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely. The struggle ......
9781472820570

Battle of Britain 1940

The Luftwaffe's `Eagle Attack' Author: Dildy, Doug Code: 50241 Price: AU $26.53 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 23/01/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2018
The Battle of Britain was one of the most iconic campaigns of World War II, where the `Few' of the Royal Air Force took on the might of the German Luftwaffe. At stake was not just air superiority over the British Isles - a German victory would enable Hitler's plan to invade and conquer the last Allied country left fighting. While most narratives ......
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