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9781783463398

The Millionaires' Squadron

Author: Tom Moulson Code: 35687 Price: AU $38.49 (was AU $54.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 19/11/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Imagined by an aristocrat in Whites Club, London in 1925, a part-time squadron of wealthy young men with their own private aircraft was incorporated into a newly-established combat-ready Auxiliary Air Force, first as bombers, then fighters. The pre-war years combined serious training with frivolity and mischief, but the outbreak of war in 1939 ......
9781781550656

Fokker Fodder

The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c Author: Hare, Paul R. Code: 26121 Price: AU $38.50 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 25/10/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The full story of the aeroplane that formed the backbone of the RFC during World War 1. It was outclassed by the Fokker Eindecker and its defenceless crews quickly became known as 'Fokker Fodder'. Piloted by German aces such as Immelmann and Boelcke, Fokkers made short work of the B.E.2c in the aerial bloodbath coined as the 'Fokker scourge'
9781844259847

John Derry: Story of Britain's First Supersonic Pilot

Author: Brian Rivas Code: 23844 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
On 6 September 1948, John Derry became the first pilot in Britain to fly faster than the speed of sound. Exactly four years later he died tragically as his experimental prototype DH110 jet broke up in the air at the Farnborough Air Show, in full view of 120,000 spectators. This biography traces Derry's life story.
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