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9781781556443

The Rise and Fall of the French Air Force

French Air Operations and Strategy 1900-1940 Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 51125 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 15/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

On 10 May 1940, the French possessed one of the largest air forces in the world. On paper, it was nearly as strong as the RAF. Six weeks later, France had been defeated. For a struggling French Army desperately looking for air support, the skies seemed empty of friendly planes. In the decades that followed, the debate raged. Were there unused ......

9780399564130

The Flying Tigers

Author: Kleiner, Samuel Code: 51265 Price: AU $40.53 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation's desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific.
9780393652291

RAF

The Birth of the World's First Air Force Author: Overy, Richard, Ph.D. (King's College) Code: 51264 Price: AU $33.22 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: WW NORTON & CO Published date: 15/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
A great historian's masterful account of the origins of air power in the RAF.
9781621576266

Coffin Corner Boys

One Bomber, Ten Men, and Their Harrowing Escape from Nazi-Occupied Franc Author: Avriett, Carole Engle Code: 49861 Price: AU $39.59 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: REGNERY PUBLISHING INC Published date: 06/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

As a young band of brothers flies over German-occupied France, they come under heavy fire. Their B-17 is shot down and the airmen--stumbling through fields and villages--scatter across Europe. Some struggled to flee for safety. Others were captured immediately and imprisoned. Now, for the first time, their incredible story of grit, survival, ......

9781501181672

Tanker Pilot

Lessons from the Cockpit Author: Hasara, Mark Code: 51278 Price: AU $23.16 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: THRESHOLD EDITIONS Published date: 01/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
"A military memoir with inspirational stories and moral lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardrooms, or in their everyday lives, by a veteran air-refueling expert, with a foreword by Rush Limbaugh."--Provided by publisher.
9780062692351

Never Call Me a Hero

A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway Author: Kleiss, N Jack Code: 51261 Price: AU $24.59 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 23/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

National Bestseller • "An instant classic." Dallas Morning News

On the morning of June 4, 1942, high above the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway, Lt. (j.g.) "Dusty" Kleiss burst out of the clouds and piloted his SBD Dauntless into a ......

9781910809150

Wrecks & Relics 26/e

Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 51071 Price: AU $31.95 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
9781848324336

Zeppelin Onslaught - The Forgotten Blitz

Bombing Britain in 1915 Author: Castle, Ian Code: 50442 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 12/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

At the outbreak of the First World War, the United Kingdom had no aerial defence capability worthy of the name. When the war began Britain had just thirty guns to defend the entire country, with all but five of these considered of dubious value . So when raiding German aircraft finally appeared over Britain the response was negligible and ......

9781472823601

US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1969-73

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 51347 Price: AU $26.53 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 12/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Although the F-4 Phantom II was the most important fighter-bomber to see action with all three American services during the Vietnam War, it was essentially a U.S. Navy design, and the carrier-borne squadron crews were its main operators in combat. The aircraft pioneered the use of long-range, radar-guided missiles in combat, although the ......
9780750982795

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Air Superiority Legend Author: Chambers, Mark A Code: 51068 Price: AU $47.95 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 11/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Since its first flight in May 1958, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II proved to be a tough, rugged and excellent all-weather, air superiority fighter/bomber. From flying fleet defence missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis and performing as an air superiority fighter/bomber during the Vietnam War, to taking out Iraqi surface-to-air missile ......

9781472831538

Hurricane

Author: Osprey Code: 51352 Price: AU $13.26 Format: Hardback / 136 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 11/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This remarkable aircraft, designed and built to combat the emerging fighter strength of the Axis nations in the lead-up to World War II, made its name in the air battles over Britain and France in the first years of the war. Beloved by its pilots for its stable firing platform and reputation as a rugged survivor, the Hawker Hurricane quickly ......
9781681776637

Blood and Fears

How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II Author: Wilson, Kevin Code: 51289 Price: AU $28.88 Format: Paperback / 560 pages Publisher: PEGASUS ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 10/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The heroic, dramatic, and sometimes tragic history of how the US 8th Air Force changed the course of World War II.
9781910809204

Military Aircraft Markings 2018

Author: Curtis, Howard Code: 51073 Price: AU $19.95 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 08/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

First published in the 1970s, Military Aircraft Markings has become an indispensable annual publication for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and students of military aviation. At the heart of Military Aircraft Markings is the most complete listing of all the aircraft of the UK Armed Forces – the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, ......

9781612005843

THE World War I Aviator's Pocket Manual

Author: McNab, Chris Code: 51286 Price: AU $21.64 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 05/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
This pocket manual opens up the world of the Great War aviator, with extracts and images from WWI training manuals for pilots, with modern introductions.
9780233005263

RAF 100

The Official Story of the Royal Air Force 1918-2018 Author: Holland, James Code: 50151 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: CARLTON BOOKS Published date: 05/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Officially endorsed by the RAF, and with unique access to the their historic archives, the world-renowned broadcaster James Holland uses photographs and documents to bring the story of the people, planes and missions to life as never before.
9788365281975

Scale Plans No. 49: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 51409 Price: AU $16.47 Format: Paperback / 10 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 25/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
10 fold-out A3-format scale plans for 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale modellers of the Japanese high speed single-seat fighter aircraft in the last three years of WWII.
9781445650418

The Harrier

The World's First V/STOL Fighter Author: Oliver, David Code: 51067 Price: AU $27.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 22/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The iconic Hawker-Siddeley Harrier was designed to fight the Cold War from the fields of West Germany but won its battle spurs in the Falklands, Belize and Afghanistan. It was controversially scrapped by the British Government fifty years after entering service with the RAF and its loss raised serious questions over Royal Navy fleet protection. ......

9781788038959

Spider Zero Seven

A Life in Combat Author: Borlace, Mike Code: 50435 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 18/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s.
9780760361511

The German Aces Speak

World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Author: Heaton, Colin Code: 50912 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 376 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 17/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
In The German Aces Speak, for the first time in any book, four prominent and influential Luftwaffe fighter pilots reminisce candidly about their service in World War II.
9781782745976

The Luftwaffe 1933-45

Facts, Figures and Data for the German Air Force Author: Pavelec, S. Mike Code: 51369 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 14/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Luftwaffe - the German Air Force - played a crucial role in the Wehrmacht's blitzkrieg tactics, providing both air cover and air artillery for Germany's panzer troops on the ground. Germany's successful invasions of France, the Low Countries, the Balkans and the Soviet Union are due in no small part to the professionalism, dedication and skill ......
9780062693938

Drone Warrior

An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangero Author: Velicovich, Brett Code: 50884 Price: AU $24.59 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 13/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
"A must read for anyone who wants to understand the new American way of war." - General Michael V. Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency A former special operations member takes us inside America's covert drone war in this headline-making, never-before-told account for fans of Zero Dark Thirty ......
9781445671499

A Spitfire Pilot's Story

Pat Hughes: Battle of Britain Top Gun Author: Newton, Dennis Code: 50210 Price: AU $32.22 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 12/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Pat Hughes is today perhaps the greatest unsung hero of the Battle of Britain. Ranked sixth in the `ace of aces of the aerial campaign of summer 1940, he shot down at least fourteen enemy aircraft, mostly the Spitfires closely matched rival the Messerschmitt Me 109. As a flight commander in 234 Squadron he advocated bold, close-in tactics and ......

9780760361559

The German Aces Speak II

World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Impor Author: Heaton, Colin Code: 50913 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 312 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 11/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
In The German Aces Speak II, Colin Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis profile the WWII air war over Europe through the eyes of Johannes Steinhoff, Erich Alfred Hartmann, Gunther Rall, and Dieter Hrabak-four of the Luftwaffe's's most interesting and significant pilots.
9781473897960

RAF in Camera: 1970s

Author: Wilson, Keith Code: 49500 Price: AU $71.30 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The 1970s were an event-filled and action packed decade for the Royal Air Force. Many events are worthy of note and all are recorded here, in words and images. Keith Wilson takes up from where he left off with RAF In Camera 1960s in order to take us on a journey through a particularly significant decade. The start of the 1970s saw the ......

9781781556504

Liberators Over the Atlantic

Author: Colman, Jack Code: 49973 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A compelling account of a young man's flying experiences over the north Atlantic during WW2. Joining the RAF in October 1940 aged 21 Jack is sent to Canada to learn to fly. On becoming a Pilot/Navigator he joins Coastal Command on Liberators based in Iceland, renowned for its bad weather. The difficulties encountered hunting U-boats are relived.
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Birth of the RAF, 1918

The World's First Air Force Author: Overy, Richard Code: 51334 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A short, brilliant account of the birth of the RAF for the centenary of its founding The dizzying pace of technological change in the early 20th century meant that it took only a little over ten years from the first flight by the Wright Brothers to the clash of fighter planes in the Great War. A period of terrible, rapid experiment followed to ......
9781781556450

Thud Pilot

A Pilot's Account of Early F-105 Combat in Vietnam Author: Vizcarra, Victor Code: 49970 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Thud Pilot covers F-105 early combat in 1964 thru 1966, the year of heaviest losses. It details the first counter Surface-to-Air-Missile strike in warfare history, political blunders and inane Rules of Engagement that placed the Thud in unwarranted peril. Thud Pilot goes beyond the air battle; it shares the emotional impact on families left ......
9781526724885

Royal Observer Corps

The Eyes and Ears of the RAF in WWII Author: Frontline Books Code: 50360 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 232 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The key roles played by the Royal Observer Corps in the Second World War have, all too often, been overshadowed by more glamourous arms of the defence forces. The teams in the Sector Stations, plotting the battles raging above, and the Spitfires and Hurricanes swooping upon the formations of enemy fighters and bombers, present easily-imagined ......

9781472828279

No Ordinary Pilot

One young man's extraordinary exploits in World War II Author: Campbell-Jones, Suzanne Code: 50937 Price: AU $36.02 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 26/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
After a lifetime in the RAF, Group Captain Bob Allen, finally allowed his children and grandchildren to see his official flying log. It contained the line: 'KILLED WHILST ON OPERATIONS'. He refused to answer any further questions, leaving instead a memoir of his life during World War II. Joining up aged 19, within six months he was in No.1 ......
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Gloster Gauntlet

Author: Crawford, Alex Code: 51402 Price: AU $27.39 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 26/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A complete history of the 1930s development and service of the RAF's last pre-war biplane fighter aircraft with an open cockpit, featuring scale plans, period photographs and specially commissioned colour artwork profiles.
9781742379111

Crew

The Story of the Men Who Flew Raaf Lancaster J for Jig Author: Colman, Mike Code: 51411 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 21/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
On the evening of 24 February 1944, RAAF Lancaster bomber J for Jig took off from an airfield in Lincolnshire. On board was a crew of seven young men-five Australians, two Scots-whose mission was to bomb factories in Schweinfurt, Germany. But J for Jig never reached its target. It was shot down in the night skies over France. This book is about ......
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.
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. ......

9781912174942

Eagles Over Husky

The Allied Air Forces in the Sicilian Campaign, 14 May to 17 August 1943 Author: Fitzgerald-Black, Alexander Code: 51393 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Eagles over Husky is an account of the Allied air forces' crucial role the Battle of Sicily, an important step to victory in the Second World War.
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 same business day from Sydney, Australia

"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 ......

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.
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