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9781781557259

American Aircraft Development of the Second World War

Research, Experimentation and Modification 1939-1945 Author: Norton, William Code: 55338 Price: AU $63.00 (was AU $105.00) Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 29/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book presents a little-known aspect of America's World War II aircraft development in emphasizing unique aircraft or modifications for research in support of aviation development, advancing technology, or meeting combat needs. It describes important areas of aviation maturation in wartime with emphasis on advanced technology.
9781445689029

The Fleet Air Arm and Royal Naval Air Service in 100 Objects

Author: Morris, David Code: 57137 Price: AU $22.90 (was AU $30.54) Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 10/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Delving in to the official archives of the Fleet Air Arm Museum and the wider National Museum of the Royal Navy, David Morris tells their incredible story through a selection of significant objects.
9781526742223

Lionel Morris and the Red Baron

Air War on the Somme Author: Jill, Bush, Code: 56802 Price: AU $56.25 (was AU $75.00) Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 24/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Using previously unpublished archive material, this biography captures the atmosphere of that extraordinary summer on the Somme, when pilots lived in the stretch and sag of nerves'.
9780764356728

Messerschmitt Bf 110

The Luftwaffe's FighterDestroyer in World War II Author: MacKay, Ron, Jr. Code: 56789 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 29/06/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The concept of a twin-engine fighter that could accompany bomber formations and effectively drive off defending fighters was the rationale behind the creation of the Messerschmitt Bf 110. Initial operations during 1939a40 seemed to justify its existence, but the generally weak level of aerial opposition bred a false sense of security among the ......
9780764356698

Consolidated B24 Vol.2

The B24G to B24M Liberators in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 56050 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 10/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The B-24 Liberator remains to this day the world's most produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft, and the most-produced military aircraft in US history, with almost 19,000 examples leaving the assembly lines of five plants. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book, the second of two volumes on the B-24, ......
9781910809259

Military Aircraft Markings 2019

Author: Crecy Publishing Code: 56639 Price: AU $13.79 (was AU $22.99) Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
First published in the 1970s, Military Aircraft Markings has become an indispensable annual publication for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and students of military aviation.
9788366148147

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Xp-47b, B, C, D, G

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 56943 Price: AU $33.75 (was AU $45.00) Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 15/03/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Before the P-47 Thunderbolt gained a "bubble top" fairing, these fighters had slightly different - some claim to be more racial - figure. In the first versions, the plane had a typical canopy built into the fuselage, which resulted in a slightly hunched line. The first copies of the P-47B underwent a series of tests at the turn of 1941 and 1942. ......
9781781556917

High Hulls

Flying Boats of the 1930s and 1940s Author: Bain, Charles Code: 52454 Price: AU $53.99 (was AU $89.99) Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 20/12/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The history of some of history's most interesting, and strangest, flying boats! High Hulls delves into the stories of beautiful and unusual aircraft from a vanished time. Both ship and plane, these machines covered the globe in the 1930s and 1940s, performing a multitude of tasks. This book reveals the history of over thirty of these amazing ......
9781781557372

Thunder Through the Valleys

Low Level Flying-Low Level Photography Author: Stevens, Philip Code: 55734 Price: AU $34.79 (was AU $57.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 22/11/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Low level flying in military aircraft is challenging for the pilot as it is for the photographer capturing the action. Pilots across air forces describe the skills, procedures and dangers faced when flying fast and low from desert canyons to snow covered mountains. The photographer describes how and where he took the stunning images.
9781781556771

Aircraft Carrier Impero

The Axis Powers V-1 Carrying Capital Ship Author: Jabes, D. Code: 51697 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 255 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 22/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
From late 1941 Italy had been developing a secret project with her German allies to move the V1 wunderwaffen aboard aircraft carriers. Hitler required one million victims to get the British and American governments on their knees and force them to sign an honourable ceasefire. The personal archives of Ansaldo's naval architect Lino Campagnoli ......
9781912332120

RAF 100

The Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Lepine, Mike Code: 51696 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date: 16/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates 100 years of the Royal Air Force with access to rare RAF archives, Mike Lepine uses photographs and documents to bring the story of the people, planes and missions to life as never before.

9781781556641

Focke Wulf Jet Fighters

Author: Miranda, Justo Code: 51943 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 20/06/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The biggest success of the Focke Wulf company during the Second World War was the choice of a radial engine for the Fw 190 fighter, in this way avoiding to compete against Messerschmitt for the in line engines. The decision of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe to assign the few turbojets available to the Messerschmitt and Arado firms and the ......

9781781556511

Undarkened Skies

The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World War Author: Hare, Paul R. Code: 49975 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 19/01/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
9781781556320

Fighters Over the Aegean

Hurricanes Over Crete, Spitfires Over Kos, Beaufighters Over the Aegean Author: Cull, Brian Code: 50867 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 08/12/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the first comprehensive account of RAF and Luftwaffe aerial operations over the Aegean 1943-1944. Original research with extracts from official operations and published memoirs. The book also includes many first-hand accounts from both British and German aircrew extracted from official reports and memoirs.
9781781555057

The Zeppelin

An Illustrated History Author: Carradice, Phil Code: 38151 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 14/11/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In the early 20th century the future of air travel seemed to lie with the giant airships of Count von Zeppelin. Zeppelins were used during the First World War and afterwards the 'Graf Zeppelin' and 'Hindenburg' were the height of elegance. The 'Hindenburg' disaster of 1937 proved to be the end of the giant airship as a commercial enterprise.
9781781556177

Flying into the Storm

RAF Bombers at War 1939-1942 Author: Sams, Chris Code: 50797 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 25/10/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The story of the early years of Bomber Command and the aircraft they flew from 1939 to 1942, including Blenheims, Hampdens, Wellingtons, Whitleys, and Battles. These aircraft were involved in campaigns in France, Norway, Germany, Greece, Africa, and the Middle East, where they were often outmatched, but relentless in their missions.
9781910809105

British

Jet Bombers Since 1949 Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 49758 Price: AU $33.61 (was AU $56.02) Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 29/09/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book, a natural companion to the author's earlier British Secret Projects: Jet Fighters Since 1950, chronicles the design and development of the British bomber since the end of World War II. Like fighters, many bomber projects were drawn by British aircraft manufacturing companies in times of potential or actual combat.
9780993415296

Last of the Kriegies

The Extraordinary True Life Experiences of Five Bomber Command Prisoners Author: Barker, Reg Code: 49604 Price: AU $44.99 (was AU $59.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 28/09/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The extraordinary stories of five of the last remaining Second World War RAF Bomber Command Prisoners-of-War: pilot Reg Barker, bomb aimer Charles Clarke, air gunner David Fraser, air gunner Albert Gunn and navigator Henry Wagner.
9781781556221

RAF Acklington

Guardian of the Northern Skies Author: Fife, Malcolm Code: 49898 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 06/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In the late 1930s the RAF constructed a new airfield, near the village of Acklington, Northumberland, to train aircrews. With the outbreak of hostilities, it was hastily converted to a fighter station, deploying Spitfire and Hurricane squadrons against German bombers, and continued to host night fighters long after the Battle of Britain was won.
9781781556252

Battle for the Channel

The First Month of the Battle of Britain 10 July - 10 August 1940 Author: Cull, Brian Code: 49897 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 06/07/2017 Availability: Sold Out
10 July 1940-the official first day of the Battle of Britain-witnessed the main assaults by ever-increasing formations of Luftwaffe bombers, escorted by Bf109s and Bf110s. The Thin Blue Line tells the story. RAF Spitfires and Hurricanes endeavoured to repel the Heinkels, Dorniers and Ju88s, frequently with ill-afforded loss in pilots and aircraft.
9781781555712

Operational Test

Honing the Edge Author: Gledhill, David Code: 48645 Price: AU $35.99 (was AU $59.99) Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The process to deliver a modern combat aircraft from concept to introduction to service is often measured in decades. Described as a weapon system, modern designs such as the Eurofighter Typhoon are intricate jigsaws with a fusion of new techniques and sometimes unproven, emerging technologies. By the time the new weapons system reaches the front ......
9781781555842

Time Flies

Reflections of a Fighter Pilot Author: Hamilton, David Code: 48648 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Time Flies: Reflections of a Fighter Pilot' retells the exploits of David Hamilton's thirty years of service in the Royal Air Force. He had a wide and varied career; flying Lightnings to defend UK airspace, operating from HMS Ark Royal in F-4 Phantoms, and defending the Inner German Border from RAF Wildenwrath. In the UK MoD he was a staff officer ......
9781781555910

Night Hawk

Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder Ace Author: Darlington, Roger Code: 49076 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Karel Kuttelwascher may have had a German surname, but he was a Czech who became the scourge of the Luftwaffe bombers operating from France and the Low Countries in 1942. Flying with the RAF's legendary No. 1 Squadron, his destruction of fifteen aircraft in only three months earned him the DFC twice in a mere forty-two days, and made him the RAF's ......
9781781555965

Patrolling the Cold War Skies

Reheat Sunset Author: Keeble, Philip Code: 49077 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is a flying adventure book set within the framework of the Cold War and told through the lens of the RAF Pilot's Flying Log Book. Philip Keeble's logbooks cover ten different types of aircraft: from learning to fly in a Chipmunk trainer in 1965, right through to flying the Tornado F3 Fighter in 1994. These true tales are told as anecdotal ......
9781781556092

Northern 'Q'

The History of Royal Air Force, Leuchars Author: Watson, Ian Smith Code: 48478 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 08/06/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Leuchars was one of the oldest airfields in the UK, its links with military aviation go back to 1911. Following the outbreak of war in 1939 the station was identified as an ideal location to launch maritime operations under Coastal Command. From 1950-2015 Leuchars was on permanent guard with every type of operational interceptor in RAF service.
9781781556153

Into the Swarm

Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War Author: Larsen, Tor Idar Code: 48479 Price: AU $26.99 (was AU $44.99) Format: Paperback / 15 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 08/06/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Into the Swarm tells the sobering and heroic stories of RAF fighter pilots in the most ferocious air battles of the war. Gripping and detailed stories of aerial combat are accompanied by unpublished photographs and letters which add to the rich content provided by the authors whose passion for the subject is apparent within each chapter.
9781781550960

A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1941-1945

Author: Joe Bamford Code: 47781 Price: AU $30.00 (was AU $50.00) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 22/01/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The story of one of Britains most distinguished RAF stations. Not as well-known as Biggin Hill, Manston was the nearest airfield to the Luftwaffe and suffered accordingly. The stations motto was Arise to Protect and in two wars Manston carried out that role. It was the only station that housed aircraft of every command as well as the USAAF.

9781781555323

Tupolev Tu-2

The Forgotten Medium Bomber Author: Jason Nicholas Moore Code: 47796 Price: AU $45.00 (was AU $75.00) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 14/12/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book gives a complete history of one of the best medium bombers of the Second World War, but one that has been sadly neglected in Western histories of that war. The Tu-2, an aircraft that first appeared in 1942, had its production stopped, then restarted, and really came into its own in the last year of the Second World War.
9781781555491

Skalski

Against All Odds Author: Franciszek Graboswki Code: 47789 Price: AU $35.97 (was AU $59.95) Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 18/08/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The story of General Stanislaw Skalski, VM & bar, KW & 3 bars, DSO, DFC & 2 bars, the leading Polish fighter ace, who gallantly served from the first to the last day of the Second World War. Back in communist Poland, he was arrested for spying for Britain, sentenced to death but finally released following eight years in prison.
9781781555361

Sino-Japanese Air War 1937-1945

The Longest Struggle Author: Hakan Gustavsson Code: 47795 Price: AU $45.00 (was AU $75.00) Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 21/07/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Sino-Japanese war was the longest struggle of the Second World War. It started in July 1937 and not getting much help from the outside world, the Chinese soon closed a treaty with the Soviet Union to receive armament including a large number of aircraft. Everything was to change with Pearl Harbor, but the struggle continued until August 1945.
9781781555194

B-24 Bridge Busters

RAF Liberators Over Burma Author: Colin Pateman Code: 49072 Price: AU $35.97 (was AU $59.95) Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 30/06/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
RAF Liberators over Burma provides an insight of operational flying in the Far East, including an examination of the importance of bombing bridges and railway constructions to thwart the Japanese transit infrastructure. In many cases the efforts and sacrifice by dedicated Commonwealth aircrew are recounted from their own flying logbooks.
9781781555033

German Night Fighter Force 1917-1945

Author: Gebhard Aders Code: 47804 Price: AU $66.00 (was AU $110.00) Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 24/06/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Gebhard Aders' study of the History of the German Night Fighter Force is a highly detailed analysis with numerous appendices which provides a comprehensive account of the Luftwaffe's thoroughness right up to the end when the hunters became the hunted. Highly illustrated it also outlines techniques and tactics from 1917 up to the end of the war.
9781781555200

Air Wars 1920-1939

The Development and Evolution of Fighter Tactics Author: Philip MacDougall Code: 47797 Price: AU $35.97 (was AU $59.95) Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 23/06/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Ethiopia (1935-6), Spain (1936-9), China (1937 onwards), Mongolia (1939), Finland (1939-40) France (1939-40) were the testing grounds for the aerial fighter tactics of World War Two and even today. In a subject rarely looked at in depth the author explores the lessons learnt, the means by which information was collected and subsequently used.
9781781555293

The Diary of Sonny Ormrod DFC

Malta Fighter Ace Author: Cull, Brian Code: 47801 Price: AU $45.00 (was AU $75.00) Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 23/06/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Although extracts from Sonny Ormrod's diary have appeared in various publications over the years, the editors now offer the complete story of his brief period of aerial combat over Malta. His was one of many young lives lost in the effort to safeguard Malta, and he was there when only Hurricanes were available to combat the Luftwaffe's onslaught.
9781785210839

Avro Vulcan Manual

1952 Onwards (B2 Model) Author: Dr Alfred Price Code: 38337 Price: AU $23.97 (was AU $39.95) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 02/06/2016 Availability: Sold Out
The awesome Avro Vulcan is an enduring image of the Cold War era when the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. For many years the RAF's delta-wing jet bomber was the cornerstone of Britain's nuclear deterrent. Read about the Vulcan's operational history and take a close-up look at its construction. Discover what it takes to own and ......
9781781555347

Britain's Cold War Bombers

Author: Tim McLelland Code: 47799 Price: AU $35.97 (was AU $59.95) Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 26/05/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
From the iconic Vulcan to the latest generation of Typhoon aircraft, this fascinating and highly illustrated book tells how each design was created and translated into operational aircraft. The book gives a detailed account on how specific aircraft types were envisaged, created, developed and manufactured together with their service history.
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