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9781472852502

H6K "Mavis"/H8K "Emily" vs PB4Y-1/2 Liberator/Privateer

Pacific Theater 1943-45 Author: Young, Edward Code: 62563 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/02/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

An illustrated exploration of the dramatic aerial combats between the US Navys long-range bomber and Japanese flying boats in the Pacific War. Edward Young explores these rarely written about combats, examining the aggressive and strategic tactics deployed by both US Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force and analyzing the ......

9781472854568

F-4 Phantom II Wild Weasel Units in Combat

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 62619 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/02/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

With first-hand insight into the into the key role of the US Air Forces fighter-bomber from the Vietnam War through to Operation Desert Storm during the First Gulf War, this book is an unmissable account of some of the most dangerous and demanding missions in the two ......

9781802821956

French Naval Aviation

Author: Grolleau, Henri-Pierre Code: 62559 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Over the last two decades, the Aeronautique Navale, French Naval Aviation, has grown into a powerful and battle-hardened force equipped with a large inventory of Rafale Marine naval strike fighters, E-2C Hawkeye early-warning aircraft, Falcon 50, Gardian and Atlantique 2 maritime surveillance/maritime patrol aircraft, Dauphin, Panther, Alouette ......

9781802822083

Airfix Model World Basic Guide to Modelling

Author: Fone, Stu Code: 61996 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available

Whether you are just entering the hobby or re-acquainting yourself with it, this book provides simple step-by-step advice on how to get started on a build regardless of whether it is a ship, tank, aircraft or spaceship along with guidance on tools and equipment. The wealth of handy tips on basic modelling techniques includes eliminating seams, ......

9781802822632

Lockheed SR-71

Author: Archer, Bob Code: 62120 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

One of two Lockheed reconnaissance "black" jets that emerged during the 1950s and 1960s, the SR-71 was operated by the USAF and NASA. Produced in tremendous secrecy, and initially flown from areas away from public gaze, the SR-71 is renowned for its high speed and distinctive design. The Lockheed Blackbird family the A-12, YF-12, and SR-71 were ......

9781802823141

Junkers Ju 88

Author: Lowe, Malcolm Code: 62122 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This fully illustrated book looks at the German Luftwaffes famous bomber, the Ju 88, in all its variants. Chapters on bombers, heavy fighters, night fighters and reconnaissance sub-types are included, along with a look at foreign operators. The Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most important tactical bombers of the World War Two era. Its beginnings ......

9781802823714

Supermarine 1913-63

Author: Key Publishing Code: 62590 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Great Britain was once filled with a plethora of aircraft manufacturers. The seeds of many of them were sown as the demand for aircraft gained pace following the outbreak of World War One. However, not all survived after the war, and while Supermarine managed to keep going by the skin of its teeth, it certainly did not settle into a profitable ......

9781684513635

The Bridgebusters

The True Story of the Catch-22 Bomb Wing Author: Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey Code: 62623 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: REGNERY PUBLISHING INC Published date: 29/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Will resonate with readers of the The Forgotten 500 and Code Talker. The exploits, trials, disappointments, and victories of members of the American 57th Bomb Wing in WW II, including one young bombardier who would go on to write legendary WW II novel, Catch-22.

"He had decided to ......

9781802823011

P-51 Mustang Warbirds

Author: Veronica, Dunne and Leininger Code: 62569 Price: AU $56.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 29/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This fascinating story begins with post-World War Two sales of surplus Mustangs to various foreign governments and a few civilian customers. More than a decade later, in 1957 and 1958, the US Air Force auctioned off its remaining inventory of P-51s. These Mustangs became high-speed executive transports in the days before the introduction of the ......

9780750995160

Female Few

Spitfire Heroines Author: Hyams, Jacky Code: 60586 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 28/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Spitfire Heroines. Through the darkest days of the Second World War, an elite group of courageous civilian women risked their lives as aerial courier pilots, flying Lancaster bombers, Spitfires and many other powerful war machines in thousands of perilous missions. In 'The Female Few', five of these astonishingly brave women tell their ......
9780764364655

USS Kidd (DD-661)

From WWII and Korea to Museum Ship Author: Young, Edward Code: 62564 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 26/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

USS Kidd is the best preserved example of the iconic Fletcher class of destroyers, which played a crucial role in the Second World War. USS Kidd (DD-661) is the only Fletcher-class destroyer preserved in WWII configuration. With 175 total ships launched, the Fletchers were the most numerous and most impactful class of destroyers in the US Navy ......

9780764364662

USS Saratoga (CV-3)

From the 1920s - 30s and WWII Combat, to Operation Crossroads Author: Doyle, David Code: 62565 Price: AU $52.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 19/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

An illustrated history of one of the US Navys earliest aircraft carriers. USS Saratoga and her sister ship USS Lexington were the two largest aircraft carriers in the world until 1944. The keel of the battle cruiser USS Saratoga (CC-3) was laid by New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey, on September 25, 1920. Work on the fast, formidably ......

9780764364891

US Half-Tracks

In World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 62555 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 19/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A visual guide to some of the most important American ground vehicles of the Second World War. Based on an adaptation of the White Scout Car, the US half-track vehicles of WWII combined the cross-country ability of a fully tracked vehicle with the road performance of a medium truck. A myriad of variations of these vehicles were produced, ......

9781612519104

Tomcats and Eagles

The Development of the F-14 and F-15 in the Cold War Author: Tovy, Tal Code: 62064 Price: AU $164.00 Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 15/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

During the first half of the 1970s, two new fighter aircraft entered operational service in the United States: The Navys Grumman F-14 Tomcat and the Air Forces McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. These two aircraft were part of the backbone of the tactical air power of the United States; their introduction was accompanied by comprehensive reforms in ......

9781472850515

Me 262

Northwest Europe 1944-45 Author: Forsyth, Robert Code: 62571 Price: AU $94.00 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 11/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

Using rare first-hand accounts from Me 262 pilots, Robert Forsyth examines what it was like to fly the worlds most advanced interceptor in the deadly skies over Germany in 1944-45. Right from its operational debut in the summer of 1944, the Me 262 outclassed anything the Allies had in terms of speed and firepower ratio, ......

9781472846723

Super-Battleships of World War II

Montana-class, Lion-class, H-class, A-150 and Sovetsky Soyuz-class Author: Stille, Mark Code: 62116 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A study of the design, development and eventual fates of the uncompleted super-battleships intended to be built before and during World War II. At the start of World War II the battleship was still king, and all the major powers were designing even mightier battleships to surpass their most modern and powerful classes. But when ......

9781399077347

Deborah and the War of the Tanks 1917

Author: Taylor, John A. Code: 61962 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Deborah is a British First World War tank that rose from the grave after taking part in one of the most momentous battles in history. In November 1917 she played a leading role in the first successful massed tank attack at Cambrai. Eighty years later, in a remarkable feat of archaeology, the tanks buried remains were rediscovered and excavated, ......

9781682477625

U.S. Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated Design History Author: Friedman, Norman Code: 61879 Price: AU $420.00 Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Norman Friedman Illustrated Design History series of U.S. warships books has been an industry standard for three decades and has sold thousands of copies worldwide. To mark and celebrate this achievement, the Naval Institute Press is proud to make these books available once more. Digitally remastered for enhanced photo resolution and ......

9780764363559

Turbulent Journey

The Jumo Engine, Operation Paperclip and the American Dream Author: Decher, Reiner Code: 61695 Price: AU $56.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 26/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This untold story of early jet development, surviving the collapse of the Reich, and starting over in America is recounted by Reiner Decher, whos father Siegfried was an engineer on the team that designed the engine for the Me 262. Germany built the first operational jet aircraft during World War II, the Messerschmitt Me 262. Siegfried Decher ......

9780764363412

B-25 Mitchell Vol 1

The A through D Models in World War II Author: Wolf, Dr William Code: 61822 Price: AU $47.50 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 21/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Volume 1 of our two-volume visual history of the North American B-25 Mitchell. The North American B-25 Mitchell is WWIIs most heralded and versatile medium bomber. Volume 1 (of two) gives the reader a concise illustrated look at the A through D models and follows the bombers genesis from the formation of the North American Company and its early ......

9781784388300

Blood, Dust & Snow

Diaries of a Panzer Commander in Germany and on the Eastern Front Author: Schafer, Robin Code: 62578 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Published date: 19/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The infantry is only a few metres ahead of us when suddenly, on the left of our tank, a Russian stands up. The swine had pretended to be dead when our infantry came past him! Thats an old classic, pretending to be dead and then firing from the rear. But that isnt a good idea when facing tank-men like us... floor the accelerator! Turn left and ......

9781631496370

The Great Air Race

Glory, Tragedy, and the Dawn of American Aviation Author: Lancaster, John Code: 61992 Price: AU $53.00 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: LIVERIGHT PUBLISHING CORP Published date: 15/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Great Air Race reclaims one of the most important moments in the history of American aviation: the transcontinental air race of October 1919 that saw scores of pilots compete for the fastest roundtrip time between New York and San Francisco in frail, open-cockpit biplanes. Riveting the nation, the aviators-most of them veterans of ......

9781914929038

The Complete Catalogue of British Tanks

An A-Z of all British-Built Tanks Author: Taylor, James Code: 61953 Price: AU $93.00 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: HERRIDGE & SONS LTD Published date: 12/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

As the nation that conceived the first tank more than a hundred years ago, Britain has a long and fascinating series of tank designs to its credit. Despite a period of apathy from the relevant authorities about the value of tanks, which led to its grateful reliance on American-made models during the Second World War, Britain bounced back to ......

9780593187272

Chuck Yeager

World War II Fighter Pilot Author: Keith, Don Code: 61947 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC Published date: 07/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

For Dutton Calibers American War Heroes series, the riveting true story ofUnited States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot Chuck Yeager. Bold, brash, and brimming with courage, Chuck Yeager burst onto the scene as a national hero in 1947, when he became the first to fly an airplane faster than the speed of sound. Yet ......

9780764363542

Tupolev Tu-22M

Soviet/Russian Swing-Wing Heavy Bomber Author: Gordon and Komissarov Code: 61699 Price: AU $139.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The only English-language book in print on this active-duty Russian supersonic bomber. In the late 1960s, the patriarch of Soviet aircraft design, Andrey Tupolev, offered the Soviet air force a supersonic bomber to replace the 1950s-vintage Tu-22 Blinder with a less capable - but cheaper - alternative to the Sukhoi design bureaus proposed T-4 ......

9781591148722

Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen

Naval History Special Edition Author: O'Hara, Vincent Code: 61984 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Building upon the expertise of the authors and historians of the Naval Institute Press, the Naval History Special Editions are designed to offer studies of the key vessels, battles, and events of armed conflict. Using an image-heavy, magazine-style format, these Special Editions should appeal to scholars, enthusiasts, and general readers ......

9780754835622

The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles

A complete reference guide to over 100 years of military vehicles, fromtheir first use in World War I to the specialized vehicles deployed Author: Ware, Pat Code: 61808 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: ANNESS PUBLISHING Published date: 26/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

An authoritative 100-year overview of the fascinating history of the cargo/troop-carrying trucks, wreckers, tankers, ambulances, communications vehicles and other specialized types that provide technical support to the front-line troops. The author begins by describing the history of the wheeled military vehicle. Key issues are covered in ......

9781800180949

The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes

Author: Coles, Joe Code: 62057 Price: AU $64.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date: 26/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

From the terror and exhilaration of First World War dogfighting to the dark arts of modern air combat, here is an enthralling ode to that most brutally exciting of machines: the warplane.

The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes is a beautifully designed, highly illustrated collection of the very best articles from Hush-Kit - ......

9781802820430

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Author: Archer, Bob Code: 62070 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 21/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Loved by most associated personnel and enthusiasts alike, the C-141 Starlifter, quite simply, looked right and was right. During the second half of the 1960s, it quickly became a commonplace visitor worldwide, and it was in service for more than forty years before the final examples were retired in favour of more capable airlifters. Such was ......

9781802821352

British Interwar Aircraft

Author: Chapman, Lee Code: 62072 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

When the RAF was formed in 1918, Great Britain boasted the largest air force in the world, but it was not to last. As soon as the armistice was declared, a rapid disarmament began. After a period of austerity, the surplus military aircraft formed the basis for civil aviation as we know it today. More people learned to fly, and pioneering ......

9781802821857

RAF Transport Aircraft

Author: Gibson, Chris Code: 62074 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 20/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

From their modest origins with BE.2c and Vickers Victoria biplanes delivering food and ammunition in the Mesopotamian deserts to the massive Globemasters delivering hardware in the same theatre a century later, transport aircraft have played a key role in Britains wars. It was the Cold War that saw transport aircraft become necessary ......

9781803990620

World War II Trucks and Tanks

Author: Norris, John Code: 62059 Price: AU $54.00 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 19/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Many thousands of different types of vehicles were used by the armies during the Second World War for various roles, including the fighting vehicles such as armoured cars and tanks. Today these are very popular with enthusiasts who restore these historic vehicles to their pristine state and attend specialist gatherings around the country and ......

9781472831811

Foreign Panthers

The Panzer V in British, Soviet, French and other service 1943-58 Author: Seignon & Robinson Code: 62056 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 17/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A study of the little-known career of Germanys Panther, perhaps the greatest tank of World War II, in foreign hands both during and after the war. The Panther was arguably the most successful medium tank design of World War II, demonstrated by the number of Germanys enemies that used them after, and even during the war. While ......

9781911658627

Secret Project of the Luftwaffe in Profile

More than 200 highly detailed full colour aircraft design Author: Uhr, Daniel Code: 59741 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 17/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Second World War was a time of tremendous technological progress in aviation with innovations such as jet engines and swept wings being brought in as engineers on all sides desperately sought every possible performance advantage. In Germany, the quest for better aircraft resulted in some astonishing designs - everything from bombers with ......

9781472848710

Tanks in the Battle of Germany 1945

Eastern Front Author: Zaloga, Steven J. Code: 62117 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 16/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A new history and analysis of the German and Soviet tank forces that battled on eastern German soil in the final months of World War II. The final months of World War II on the Eastern Front saw the Wehrmacht fighting with exhausted armoured divisions, albeit now armed with the most advanced and heaviest tanks of the war, to ......

9781800352643

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanke 3/e

More than a Tanker Author: Hopkins, Robert Code: 62069 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The KC-135A made its maiden flight on 31 August 1956 and was still in front line service some 60 years later. What began as a jet-powered replacement for the KC-97 to refuel Strategic Air Commands growing B-47 and B-52 bomber fleet soon evolved into Americas first military heavy jet transport, an airborne command post platform, a testbed that ......

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