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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: 17/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
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.
9781493026302

The 25 Most Influential Aircraft of All Time

Author: Boyne, Walter J. Code: 50950 Price: AU $50.66 Format: Hardback / 408 pages Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT Published date: 16/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The 25 Most Influential Aircraft of All Time conveys the fascinating progression of flying technology from flimsy wood-and-fabric biplanes to thunderous supersonic wonders. Aviation's most historically relevant and arguably most influential aircraft - planes like the elliptical-winged Spitfire, the blisteringly-fast X-15, and the ubiquitous ......
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: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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. ......

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: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
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: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

"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 ......

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: 12/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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 ......

9781472827784

Concorde Pocket Manual

Author: Johnstone-Bryden, Richard Code: 50936 Price: AU $17.00 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 12/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
First flown in 1969, Concorde was the first supersonic aircraft to go into commercial service in 1976 and made her final flight in 2003. She was operated primarily by British Airways and Air France. British Airways' Concordes made just under 50,000 flights and flew more than 2.5m passengers supersonically. A typical London to New York crossing ......
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: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
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.
9781472820334

Zeppelin vs British Home Defence 1916-18

Author: Guttman, Jon Code: 50933 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 09/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
When Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin's rigid airship LZ 1 flew over Lake Constance in 1900, it was the most advanced and impressive flying machine in the world: a colossal, lighter-than-air craft capable of controlled flight. In World War I, Zeppelins were first used in a reconnaissance role, but on 19 January 1915 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorised their ......
9781785211416

Junkers JU 87 'Stuka' Manual: All marks and variants (1935 - 45)

Owner's Worksop Manual Author: Falconer, Jonathon Code: 50136 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: BOOKWORKS Published date: 08/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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.
9781472825032

North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 50935 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 07/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Of the many futuristic military aircraft concepts created in the 1950s the North American XB-70 still stands out as the most awe-inspiring. With its huge, white partially-folding delta wing, its fuselage resembling a striking cobra and its extraordinary performance, it was one of the foremost technological achievements of the 20th Century. A ......
9781259835704

Aircraft Powerplants 9/e

Author: Wild, Thomas W. Code: 50916 Price: AU $115.79 Format: Paperback / 736 pages Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Published date: 02/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days

The most comprehensive guide to aircraft powerplants―fully updated for the latest advances

This authoritative textbook contains all the information you need to learn to master the operation and maintenance of aircraft engines and achieve FAA Powerplant certification. The book offers clear explanations of all engine components, ......

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: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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 ......

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: 30/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
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 ......
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: 29/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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 ......

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: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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 ......
9781625450357

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art

Author: Brennan, J. Code: 50808 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 19/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art brings to light over 250 recently recovered Vietnam War photographs from Army aviation veterans. The vast majority of these photographs have never before been published, with them all capturing that quintessential and unmistakable American war custom of embellishing ones assigned aircraft with personalized ......

9781781556511

Undarkened Skies

The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World War Author: Hare, Paul R. Code: 49975 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 19/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
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: 18/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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 ......
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: 15/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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 ......
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RAF WWII Fighters Instrument Panels

Author: Karnas, Dariusz Code: 49735 Price: AU $30.56 Format: Hardback / 40 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 05/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This book - the fourth in a new series called INSIDE - features detailed colour illustrations of the instrument panels from the most famous RAF World War II fighters in very great detail. Additionally, every single instrument is shown in a separate large-scale drawing. The book illustrates and documents the instrument panels of the following ......

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: 04/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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 ......
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: 04/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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, ......
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: 22/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
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 ......
9781510728189

The Crowd Pleasers

A History of Airshow Performers from 1903 to the Present Author: Fusco, Peter Code: 49826 Price: AU $33.72 Format: Hardback Publisher: SKYHORSE US Published date: 16/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
An adventure-filled romp through one of aviation's most notable, dangerous and entertaining pursuits: airshows! In the early days of aviation, all flights were airshows. Spectators gathered whenever a new flying machine attempted to leave the ground--the trick was to get them to pay. Takeoffs and landings did not sell tickets but people lined up, ......
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: 16/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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 ......

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: 15/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
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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: 07/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

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 ......

9781476669755

Fairchild C-82 Packet

The Military and Civil History Author: Beck, Simon D. Code: 48346 Price: AU $70.40 Format: Paperback / 148 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 01/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Originally designed as a cargo and paratroop transport during World War II, the Fairchild C-82 Packet is today mainly remembered for its starring role in the Hollywood film The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). Its ungainly appearance earned it the nickname "the flying boxcar" but the aircraft was the first to achieve practical end-loading and aerial ......
9781473891296

Fighter Aircraft Since 1945

Author: Schwede, Frank Code: 49492 Price: AU $20.35 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 24/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Part of the new Fact File series: fundamental knowledge for aviation enthusiasts, covering a vast number of brands and model history with technical data, facts and images
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Courage in the Skies: The Untold Story of Qantas, its Brave Men and

Women and Their Extraordinary Role in WWII Author: Eames, Jim Code: 50979 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 22/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Between 1942 and 1943, Qantas lost eight aircraft during its involvement in Australias war against the Japanese. Over sixty passengers and crew died as a result. Yet Qantas exemplary contribution to Australias war effort and the courage of its people in those difficult times has been forgotten.Courage in the Skies is the remarkable story of ......

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IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2017 DVD (PAL)

Author: Planes TV Code: 49923 Price: AU $33.95 Format: DVD / 90 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 20/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

PlanesTV is excited to be covering The Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford. With no fewer then 15 Spitfires and 7 Hurricanes expected to fly during the day, this promises to be a very special show indeed.

With 5 cameras on site and more planned on board with some of the display aircraft, well be including the very best of the ......

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IWM Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2017 DVD (Blu-Ray)

Author: Planes TV Code: 49924 Price: AU $49.95 Format: DVD / 90 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 20/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

PlanesTV is excited to be covering The Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford. With no fewer then 15 Spitfires and 7 Hurricanes expected to fly during the day, this promises to be a very special show indeed.

With 5 cameras on site and more planned on board with some of the display aircraft, well be including the very best of the ......

9780764354182

Tupolev Tu-16

Versatile Cold War Bomber Author: Gordon, Yefim Code: 49633 Price: AU $117.32 Format: Hardback / 464 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Developed to meet a Soviet Ministry of Defense requirement for a fast bomber that would counter the threat posed by NATO, the Tu-16 was a ground-breaking project. It was the first Soviet medium bomber to feature swept wings, and it was built around a pair of turbojets that were the world's most powerful jet engines at the time. First flown in ......
9780764354335

Grumman F4F Wildcat

Early WWII Fighter of the US Navy Author: Doyle, David Code: 49636 Price: AU $29.32 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The F4F and FM Wildcat aircraft was the US Navy's front-line fighter in the early days of WWII. This iconic aircraft was designed and produced by Grumman, as well as the newly-formed Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors. As larger and more powerful fighters joined the fleet in the later stages of the war, the Wildcat remained in the fray, ......
9781445664415

Flying to the Edge

The Groundbreaking Career of Test Pilot Duncan Menzies Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 49463 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Duncan Menzies flew with the RAF in the Middle East, the Aeroplane and Armament Evaluation Establishment, and finally Fairey Aviation in a flying career that lasted from the late 1920s to the 1950s. In doing so he saw the world of flying change from a carefree one of open cockpits and few rules to the jet age, with its complexities and crowded ......

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