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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.
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 ......
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. ......
9781922131515

Rocket Man

Von Braun: Nazi at NASA Author: Astridge, Paula Code: 52391 Price: AU $18.71 (was AU $24.95) Format: Paperback / 370 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 05/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

RELEASED IN CELEBRATION OF THE 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING. Baron Wernher von Braun is one of the most controversial men in history. While he was responsible for the V-2 missile which caused devastation and killed thousands during WW2, he is also celebrated as the man who flew us to the moon in Apollo 11. Was he good or bad? 

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 ......

9781925043402

Tobruk and Beyond

War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943 Author: Poland, Albert and Poland, Peter Code: 51127 Price: AU $18.47 (was AU $36.95) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS Published date: 15/04/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

An illustrated collection of personal records from the Mediterranean theatre of the Second World War. Vice Admiral Sir Albert Poland arrived in Tobruk in March 1941, just weeks before the siege commenced. Initially tasked with commanding the supply ships that served the British Army during the North Africa campaign, he went on to command a ......

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: Sold Out
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ......
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.
9781781555125

Paddy Finucane and the Legend of the Kenley Wing

No.452 (Australian), 485 (New Zealand) and 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadro Author: Anthony Cooper Code: 49070 Price: AU $45.00 (was AU $75.00) Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 24/06/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In 1941, the RAF's Kenley Wing, under the leadership of 'ace' pilots like the Irishman 'Paddy' Finucane, won fame as one of the top-scoring outfits in the war. Flying the iconic Spitfire, the wing's three fighter squadrons-the Australian No.452, the New Zealand No.485 and the British No.602, flew escort missions almost daily against the Luftwaffe.
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.
9781781555149

Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War

Author: Jason Moore Code: 47829 Price: AU $53.97 (was AU $89.95) Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 24/05/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book covers the Lavochkin fighters of the Second World War, from the original I-301 prototype, first flown in 1940, to the La-7 fighter of 1944. The book describes in detail the history and design of the three main variants of these Lavochkin fighters: the inline engined LaGG-3, the radial engined La-5, and the radial engined La-7.
9781781555095

Moonlight Flyer

Diary of a Second World War Navigator Author: John Gellner Code: 47833 Price: AU $35.97 (was AU $59.95) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 25/02/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Diary of Jan Gellner, Czech navigator, after being trained in the first air observer course within the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, he began his tour with the No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Bomber Squadron RAF. During 37 bombing sorties on Vickers Wellington over the occupied European territory and Germany he earned the DFC.
9781781554586

RAF 100 Group 1939-43

The Birth of Electronic Warfare Author: Harrington, Janine Code: 49064 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/12/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Story of the early years of electronic warfare and the formation of the special RAF group 100
9780993016936

Voices of the Battle of Britain H/C plus 2 DVDs

Author: Higgs, Colin Code: 49045 Price: AU $67.49 (was AU $89.99) Format: Mixed media product / 180 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date: 01/06/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
It was a crucial moment of World War II. 1940. The Royal Air Force, virtually alone, defended the skies of Britain against massed formations of German bombers. They put up such a ferocious defense that Hitler gave up ideas of invading Britain and turned his attention to an assault on the Soviet Union. Of those pilots who courageously flew their ......
9781625450425

Il-2 Shturmovik

Red Avenger Author: Jason Nicholas Moore Code: 37979 Price: AU $53.99 (was AU $89.99) Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/05/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The most comprehensive reference work on the Il-2 Shturmovik attack aircraft, the iconic Red Army warplane of the Second World War
9781781553312

From War to Peace

A Photographer's View of British Aviation During the 1940s Author: Riding, Richard Code: 47819 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/04/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
One man's photographic record of the British aviation scene during wartime and the immediate post-war period of the 1940s
9781781552964

Blood, Sweat and Courage

41 Squadron RAF, 1939-1942 Author: Steve Brew Code: 49053 Price: AU $57.00 (was AU $95.00) Format: Hardback / 1040 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/02/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A comprehensive study of 41 Squadron RAF, concentrating on its wartime activity between September 1939 and July 1942
9781781553411

Rapid Rundown

RAF Operations East of Suez 1945-1948 Author: Gifford, Simon Code: 50845 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/10/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The first detailed account of RAF operations in the Middle East and Far East regions following VJ-Day in the Second World War
9781781553084

Little Blitz

The Luftwaffe's Last Attack on London Author: Conen, John Code: 47831 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/10/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The first book to examine the "Little Blitz" of January 1944 and its effect on London
9781781553046

RAF Special Duties

A Collection of Exclusive Operational Flying Sorties by the Royal Air Fo Author: Colin Pateman Code: 47841 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/10/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Thrilling rare and previously unpublished special operations flown by the RAF during World War 2
9781781554302

Whirlwind

Westland's Enigmatic Fighter Author: Niall Corduroy Code: 49056 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/09/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The first book to unravel the true story behind a charismatic British fighter aircraft of the Second World War
9781781553183

Sinking the Beast

The RAF 1944 Lancaster Raids Against Tirpitz Author: Forsgren, Jan Code: 47843 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/04/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Churchill dubbed her 'The Beast'. From 1940 to 1944, the RAF sent 700 bombers to sink her: all failed. However, in late 1944, Lancasters sealed her fate with Barnes Wallis' 12,000 lb 'Tallboy' bombs
9781781550953

Detailed History of RAF Manston 1931-40

Author: Bamford, Joe Code: 46373 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 28/02/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The second volume of this superb three-volume series detailing the history of Britain's most distinguished RAF station
9781781553022

Other Ninth Air Force

Ninth US Army Light Aircraft Operations in Europe Author: Wakefield, Kenneth Code: 1781553025 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/11/2013 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book covers in detail Air Observation Post light aircraft operations carried out by the Ninth US Army in Europe during World War II, as recorded in the daily Journal or war diary maintained by the Artillery Air Officer at that Headquarters. Associated administrative matters are also covered.
9781781552599

Gloster Aircraft Company

Author: James, Derek Code: 1781552592 Price: AU $28.79 (was AU $47.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 31/10/2013 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Gloster produced the Gladiator biplane and during WWII built more than 6,000 Hurricanes & Typhoons. Gloster Meteor was the first Allied jet of the War and in 1952 the delta-winged Javelin was developed as an all-weather fighter that could fly above 50,000 feet. Gloster merged into Hawker Siddeley Aviation in 1963, and the name Gloster disappeared.
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