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9781911667391

Vampire Boys

True Tales from Operators of the RAF's First Single-Engined Jet Author: Bailey, Charlotte Code: 61988 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 29/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Sliding out of the shadows of World War Two, the de Havilland Vampire accompanied by the distinctive whine of its Goblin engine quickly proved itself an effective alternative to piston-powered fighters. After entering operational service with the RAF (as the services first single-engined jet) in 1946, the Vampire sought by air forces the world ......

9781922765642

The Death Railway

The Personal Account of Lieutenant Colonel Kappe on the Thai-BurmaRailroad Author: Lieutenant Colonel Charles KAPPE OBE, PSC, AMIC Code: 62085 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 286 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 19/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

They had faced the indignity of surrender and the squalor of Changi prison, so the spirits of the British and American troops lifted when they were told that they would be transferred to another healthier location where conditions would be more benign and food far more abundant. A total of 7,000 men, approximately half British and half ......

9781399095389

Red Army Weapons of the Second World War

Author: Green, Michael Code: 62060 Price: AU $74.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 18/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

While the Red Armys arsenal at the start of the Second World War included weapons dating back to the Great War or earlier, the 1930s modernisation programme had introduced the automatic Tokarev pistol and self-loading Tokarev rifle. Its small arms were soon replaced by mass-produced sub-machine guns, such as the PPSh 1941, nicknamed the ......

9781472845818

Essex-Class Aircraft Carriers 1945-91

Author: Stille, Mark Code: 62055 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A history of the enduring Essex-class ships, the US Navys finest and most numerous fleet carrier during World War II, which were modernized repeatedly and served with distinction. The Essex class was the USNs war-winning ship class of the Pacific War. Of the 24 ships completed, 14 saw action, making the Essex class the largest ......

9781922765383

Attack on Sydney Harbour: June 1942

Author: Lewis, Tom Code: 62083 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 364 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 12/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

On the night of 31 May 1942, Sydney Harbour was attacked by midget submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy. A vessel of the Royal Australian Navy was torpedoed, and 21 sailors died. The midget submarines were hunted down, and two sunk, while another was found in more recent times.

War had already come to northern Australia, and now ......

9781922765611

Saving Port Moresby

Fighting at the End of the Kokoda Track Author: Cameron, David Code: 62082 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 364 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 12/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Japanese Major General Horii Tomitarô, commanding the South Seas Force, was after taking Kokoda Plateau in late July tasked with entering the Owen Stanley Range to capture Port Morseby. After the battles for Deniki and Isurava, his troops were pushing south through the mountains. The Australians under Brigadier Arnold Potts, however, were not ......

9781399074858

C-130 Hercules

A History Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 61979 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 10/09/2022 Availability: Delivery estimate: Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Designed in response to a 1951 requirement, the C-130 Hercules is the most successful military airlifter ever built. Since it first flew in prototype form on 23 August 1954, more than 2,100 have been produced in over eighty different versions. Across its variants, the Hercules serves more than sixty air forces, as well as many civilian cargo ......

9781911667353

Javelin Boys

Air Defence from the Cold War to Confrontation Author: Bond, Steve Code: 61717 Price: AU $33.95 Format: Paperback / 204 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 09/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Gloster Javelin was the UKs first line of night and all-weather air defence both at home and in RAF Germany. In the 1950s, when it replaced the Meteor and Venom, this revolutionary bomber interceptor became integral to many great stories told here in terrific detail. With an unorthodox aerodynamic design, the Javelin initially had major ......

9781911667377

Cold War Boys: Previously Unpublished Tales of Derring-Do

From Lightning, Phantom and Hunter Pilots Author: Pike, Richard Code: 61987 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 08/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

When the US president, Harry S Truman, declared the Truman Doctrine in March 1947, he could not have known that the resultant Cold War would persist for over 40 years until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991. In addition to nuclear and conventional military friction between the Eastern and Western blocs, the struggle for ......

9781472849687

British/Commonwealth Cruiser vs Italian Cruiser 1940-1943

The Mediterranean Author: Konstam, Angus Code: 61981 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 07/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

This illustrated history explores the cruiser forces of the Italian and British Royal navies, the jack-of-all trades warships of the Mediterranean Naval War. In 1940, when Italy entered World War II, the Royal Navy was badly overstretched, and its Mediterranean Fleet had to face both the Italian Navy and the German and Italian ......

9781839418563

2023 Spitfires Square Wall Calendar - 16 Month

Author: Avonside Publishing Ltd. Code: 61643 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Calendar / 24 pages Publisher: AVONSIDE Published date: 07/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A 16 month calendar that can be used from September 2022 containing images of Spitfires. The iconic Spitfire continues to stir emotion over 70 years after being introduced to the RAF. Along with the Hurricane, it helped save Britain during the second world war. The calendar contains all public holidays, notable events & important dates. The ......

9781911667261

Gnat Boys

True Tales from the RAF, Indianand Finnish Pilots who Flew theSingle-Seat Fghter and Two-Seat Trainer Author: Peacock-Edwards and Eeles Code: 61876 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 31/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Gnat Boys relates the history of the aircraft and includes many fascinating and untold stories told by those who flew the aircraft, many of them well-known and distinguished aviators. The Folland Gnat was used by the RAF mainly in the advanced training role, in the 1960s and 70s, where it proved to be an ideal lead-in trainer for high ......

9780754835226

The World Enyclopedia of Cruisers

An illustrated history Author: Ireland, Bernard Code: 60588 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date: 26/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A comprehensive country-by-country visual directory of more than 260 of the most significant examples. From the Alabama of the American Civil War to the Royal Navy's Tigers, the author traces cruiser development from ships with muzzle-loading, broadside armament, through casemates and turrets to the age of guided missiles.
9781472854216

The Mighty Eighth

Masters of the Air over Europe 1942-45 Author: Nijboer, Donald Code: 61878 Price: AU $64.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 23/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The perfect companion to Masters of the Air on Apple TV+, this is a superbly illustrated examination of the aircraft, pilots, crews and operations of the US Eighth Air Force. The US Eighth Air Force-known as the "Mighty Eighth"-was a combat air force activated in Georgia, USA on January 28, 1942. Its bomber command ......

9781838862183

Battleships

The World's Greatest Battleships from the 16th Century to the Gulf War Author: Ross, David Code: 61937 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date: 22/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

For more than 400 years, the big-gun warship stood as the supreme naval war machine. It was not only a major instrument of warfare, but a visible emblem of a nations power, wealth and pride. Battleships features 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed in the last 500 years. Beginning with English king Henry VIIIs flagship, Henry ......

9781472848161

Tanks at the Iron Curtain 1960-75

Author: Zaloga, Steven J. Code: 61978 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 21/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A new analysis of the technology and tanks that faced off against each other on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain, during the very height of the Cold War. From the 1960s onwards, there was a generational shift in tank design and warfare with the advent of CBR (chemical, biological, radiological) protection and a move away from ......

9788366549685

German Aircraft Instrument Panels

Author: Karnas, Darisz Code: 61469 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 21/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This book, the sixth in the series called INSIDE, features detailed colour illustrations of the instrument panels from German aircraft. It is a compilation in paperback of the material originally published in two separate hardback volumes: German Aircraft Instrument Panels Volume 1 (February 2015, ISBN 978 8363678 55 5). German Aircraft ......

9788366549708

Single Vehicle No. 04: Type 95 Ha-Go

Author: Przemyslaw Skulski Code: 61425 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 24 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 20/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Continuing the Single Vehicle series from Mushroom Model Publications - a new range of booklets for military modellers featuring original colour profiles, photographic details and scale plans in 1/35 scale, plus drawings from military technical manuals for individual single variant military vehicles. This forth title covers the single variant ......

9781911667278

Fleet Air Arm Boys Volume Three: Helicopters

True Tales From royal Navy Men and Women Air and Ground Crew Author: Bond, Steve Code: 61877 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/08/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Helicopters have been going to sea with the Royal Navys Fleet Air Arm for over 70 years. Initially used for search and rescue (SAR) duties from aircraft carriers, the rapid development of both the helicopters and service experience resulted in them taking on the vital anti-submarine (and later anti-ship) attack roles. The 1956 Suez campaign saw ......

9781472846211

F2H Banshee Units

Combat Aircraft Author: Burgess, Rick Code: 61828 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 10/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A fully illustrated study of the extraordinarily successful early-generation jet, the F2H Banshee, a frontline aircraft that served with 27 US Navy and US Marine Corps squadrons and three Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) squadrons. The F2H Banshee was an extraordinarily successful early-generation jet that outlasted ......

9780750999731

From Wax Wings to Flying Drones

A Very Unreliable History of Aviation Author: Ferguson, Norman Code: 61860 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 06/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

An irreverent romp through time looking back over the history of aviation, from Icarus and his wax wings to everything that happened since. This irreverent history looks back at the story of flight since the first patient-to-be jumped from a castle parapet to the joy that is flying with a hen night to Prague. It features all the important ......

9780764363405

AV-8B Harrier II

The US Marine Corps' VSTOL Jet Aircraft Author: Neubeck, Chris Code: 61821 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 04/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier IIvertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL)is the US Marine Corps current frontline close-air-support aircraft. A variant of the famed British Aerospace Harrier II, the AV-8B is noted for its ability to hover in place, ideal for operating on smaller carriers and in less-than-ideal landing zones. This book ......

9780764363573

USS Intrepid (CV-11/CVA-11/CVS-11)

From World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to Museum Ship Author: Doyle, David Code: 61825 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 04/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A visual history of USS Intrepid, one of the most visited museum ships in the world. USS Intrepid, the "Fighting I," was one of Americas longest-serving aircraft carriers. Launched during WWII, Intrepid and her crews weathered kamikazes, torpedoes, and typhoons throughout three years of heavy combat. Decommissioned after WWII, Intrepid was ......

9781838862015

Modern Russian Military Aircraft

Fighters - Bombers - Transport - Helicopters Author: Cunningham, Ryan Code: 61935 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Russian Air Force is the worlds second largest military air arm, capable of deploying more than 4,000 military aircraft, including 1,522 helicopters, 497 trainers, 873 fighters, 424 transports, and more. Illustrated throughout with detailed artworks with authentic markings and exhaustive specifications, Technical Guide: Modern Russian ......

9781838862107

Allied Carrier Aircraft of World War II 1939-1945

Fighters : Fighter-Bombers Author: Ward, Edward Code: 61936 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Illustrated with colourful artworks of carrier aircraft and their markings, Allied Carrier Aircraft of World War II is a detailed guide to all the aircraft deployed by the Allied navies from 1939 to 1945. Organised chronologically by type and nationality, this book includes fighters, fighter-bombers, torpedo bombers, dive-bombers, ......

9780645246919

Pacific Profiles Volume Seven: Allied Transports

Douglas C-47 Series South & Southwest Pacific 1942-1945 Author: Claringbould, Michael Code: 61177 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Published date: 01/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of aircraft which served in the South Pacific theatre. Volume Seven covers the Douglas C-47, including numerous derivatives such as the C-53, R4D and DC-3. This was the most universal aircraft type to appear in the South Pacific and was deployed from day one to the cessation ......

9781399075022

Bomber Command 1936-1968

A Reference to the Men - Aircraft & Operational History Author: Delve, Ken Code: 61844 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The basic concept is a series of books each of which will focus on one RAF Command during World War Two. Format for each one will be the same, which in outline will comprise: Introduction - outline of the Command and its predecessors in the period up to 1939. Command history 1939-1945. This will be divided into sections either by role or ......

9781913870409

Allied Aircraft of D-Day

Author: Chapman, Lee Code: 61833 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: KEY PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/08/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

The 1944 Allied invasion of France was a combined effort, with land- and sea-based forces supported by a huge aerial task force, which included legendary aircraft such as the Spitfire, Mosquito, Dakota and Mustang. The force comprised the RAF, its commonwealth allies and the USAAF, which resulted in an eclectic mix of gliders, heavy bombers, ......

9780753557822

The Pathfinders

The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII Author: Iredale, Will Code: 61870 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: EBURY PRESS Published date: 31/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The untold story of the elite force that spearheaded almost every British bombing raid over Nazi Germany by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Kamikaze Hunters. Perfect for fans off John Nichols Spitfire, Patrick Bishops Fighter Boys and Dambusters Dark low-level raids, dodging anti-aircraft flak to make pinpoint-accurate drops - the ......

9781529825763

2023 Vulcan XH558 Square Wall Calendar

Author: Carousel Calendars Code: 61752 Price: AU $21.99 Format: Calendar Publisher: CAROUSEL Published date: 28/07/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

This Vulcan To The Sky Calendar for 2023 relives the glory of the XH558 and features fabulous monthly images of this much-loved aircraft.

9781761042003

The Scrap Iron Flotilla

Five Valiant Destroyers and the Australian War in the Mediterranean Author: Carlton, Mike Code: 61985 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA Published date: 27/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The British Admiraltys telegram arrived at Navy Office in Melbourne, the order to go to all-out war. It was coldly succinct- TOTAL GERMANY ... The war at sea had begun. When the Second World War broke out in September 1939, the British asked Australia for help. With some misgivings, the Australian government sent five destroyers to beef up the ......

9780764363498

Twin Mustang

North American's P-82, F-82, and XP-82 Fighters Author: Gourley, John Code: 61823 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 26/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Aviation monograph of the F-82 Twin Mustang, an unusual variant of the famous P-51 Mustang. Developed during the Second World War, but too late to see combat, the Twin Mustang was created by the engineering team at North American Aviation to provide long-range escort for larger, slow bombers. With the outbreak of the Korean Conflict, the Twin ......

9781838861926

Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions 1939-45

Tanks, Self-Propelled Guns, Halftracks & AFVs Author: Bishop, Chris Code: 61830 Price: AU $43.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 22/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

 Illustrated with detailed artworks of German tanks and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications, Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions 1939-45 is the definitive study of the equipment and organisation of the Wehrmachts armoured divisions. Organised by division, the book describes in depth the various models of ......

9781838861933

Allied Fighter Aircraft 1939-45

American, British, French, Soviet, Dutch, Polish Author: Chant, Chris Code: 61831 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 22/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Allied Fighters 1939-45 offers an highly-illustrated guide to Allied fighter aircraft that fought in Europe during World War II. Featuring all the main models flown by the Allied air forces from 1939 to 1945, the book offers a wealth of detail, including unit markings, organization, numbers of aircraft flown by campaign and exhaustive ......

9781906537593

Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero

From Airliner and Record-Breaker to Bomber and Torpedo-Bomber 1934-1947 Author: Caliaro, Luigiano Code: 61815 Price: AU $82.50 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 18/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The elegant, three-engined Savoia Marchetti S.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) was for a period the fastest medium bomber in the world. Designed by Alessandro Marchetti, the first prototype was produced in September 1934 and over 1,300 aircraft were built up to 1943.

During the 1930s, the S.79 made several record-breaking long-range ......

9781399074872

Tornado Over the Tigris

Recollections of a Fast Jet Pilot Author: Napier, Michael John Code: 61856 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 12/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Written from the unique perspective of a fast jet cockpit, Tornado Over the Tigris captures the essence of what it was really like to fly a Tornado at the front-line of the Cold War in Germany and on operations over Iraq in the aftermath of the Gulf War. After achieving a boyhood ambition to qualify as an RAF pilot, Michael Napier was posted to ......

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