AVIATION, MILITARY AND NAVAL BOOKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The Aviation and Military Book Centre offers a vast range of books and magazines on Civil & Military Aircraft, Military Hardware & Weapons and Naval Vessels. We cater for the historian and modeller alike..

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History of the Kingtiger including construction history, Technical description and Kingtigers in combat, including archive photos, 3-view line drawings and colour profiles.
Price: £15.99
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Kagero Photosniper 15 Konigstiger
Lavishly illustrated, this book describes the development, technical details and combat history of the Konigstiger Heavy Tank. In addition to the very detailed description of the tank's construction, the book contains many technical drawings showing detail of its equipment in addition to all built and planned versions. Includes the tank's combat history in the numerous units:
Price: £87.00
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Tiger Ausf.B Konigstiger Technical and Operational History
Limited edition two volume set (1000). Lavishly illustrated reference albums containing thousands of high resolution colour photos, these books includes some of the most exotic items of equipment known and are accompanied by in-depth information.
Price: £92.00
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Ausrustung Volume 1 and Volume 2 Set
French language only. Les derniers Chars B; 1915 l'infanterie; Les camions La Buire; le plus celebre des crapouillots; White et White Laffly en campagne 1939-1940; Le D2 lance-flames.
Price: £11.99
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Histoire de Guerre Blindes et Materiel 111 Jan/Fev/Mars 2015
This book shows how to paint and weather tracks and wheels and includes hints and technique tips for the modeller including use of colour
Price: £10.99
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Tracks & Wheels The definitive guide for all kind of effects, nature, weathering etc
Featuring brand new photos during the production of the assault tank Sturmpanzer at the Wien Arsenal in Austria, this book covers the field use of every version of these assault tanks from Russia, Italy, France and Eastern Europe
Price: £24.99
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Panzer Tracts 8-1 Sturmpanzer
On 14 June 1800, during the second Italian campaign, Napoleon narrowly won the battle of Marengo (Piedmont). This famous battle put 28,000 French soldiers against 31,000 Austrian soldiers under the command of General Melas. This is the gripping account of Napoleon’s victory at the Battle of Marengo.
Price: £29.95
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The Victorious First Consul. The Battle of Marengo
In depth book devoted to the art of making dioramas with simple and effective advice on how to recreate natural landscapes that became the war scenarios during WWII. Content includes Barbarossa - coniferous wood forests with rocks; Fall Winter 1943/44 Rocks, water, vegetation, snow, ice and icicles; Cruel Pacific, Bloody Beach - Reproducing sea water; Stream Bed, Techniques
Price: £17.99
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Landscapes of War The Greatest Guide - Diorama. Vol.1
Covers in depth, techniques on creating water effects in aviation, military or naval dioramas. Includes oceans and rivers in addition to water dripping from a vehicle, stagnant water etc. Chapters include Beneath the Baltic; Rotten to the core; LAV taking a bath; Tiger tank crossing a small river; Country lane and Cessna airplane splash landing.
Price: £8.99
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The Weathering Magazine 10 Water
A comprehensive reference on Hitler’s Heeresgruppe Weichsel, its formation, command and key military operations. Volume 2 is divided into four parts
Price: £69.95
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The Oder Front 1945 Volume 2 Documents, Reports and Personal Accounts
High quality (slightly larger size), super detailed photo manual with over 130 pages of colour photos of the Mi-171 & Mi-17V-5 and its sub-variants in particular in Afghan, Czech, Kazakh, Pakistani and Russian markings
Price: £24.99
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WWP Latest Hips in Detail (B15)
.Final volume in this trilogy. The aces of the 5FC are now personalised, and their fighters described, and Japanese aces are portrayed for the first time. American and Japanese pilot training and their importance to the outcome of the war is discussed and compared. Details of the 5FC Groups and Squadrons are revealed, as are those of the Japanese Naval and Army Air Forces. The details of the aircraft of the two combatants are compared, and the vulnerability of Japanese aircraft is discussed.
Price: £58.50
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The 5th Fighter Command in World War II Volume 3 5th FC vs Japan Aces, Units, Aircraft and Tactics
This volume illustrates and documents the instrument panels of six famous German World War II aircraft. Bf 109 F-4, Bf 110 E, Fi 156, Fw 190 A-3, Hs 123A, Ju 88 A-4
Price: £15.00
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INSIDE German Aircraft Instrument Panels Vol 1 Bf 109 F-4, Bf 110 E, Fi 156, Fw 190 A-3, Hs 123A, Ju 88 A-4
French Text. Lavishly illustrated guide covering the history and development of the Alpha Jet from the flight of the first prototype in October 1973 through to its use around the world today. Lavishly illustrated.
Price: £50.00
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Alpha Jet 40 ans, 1973-2013
French Text. Lavishly illustrated, this is the history of the North American P-51 Mustang complemented by the colour profile artwork of Thierry Dekker. Content includes development history and production, military career and the Mustang's return to civil service.
Price: £55.00
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P-51 Mustang Un Chasseur Entre dans la Legende
The book follows the day to day struggles in the air and the rapid development of the Italian Air Force in Spain. This volume follows the struggle  up to July 1937
Price: £15.99
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Kagero Air Battles 22 Crickets against Rats Regia Aeronautica in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1937 Vol.I
An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Royal Navy's life-saving Search and Rescue helicopter
Price: £25.00
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Westland SAR Sea King Owner's Workshop Manual 1988 onwards (HU Mk.5 SAR model)
Content includes: The AV-8A story; Italy's serie 5 fighters; Vickers vespa altitude record; Mustangs in Korea; supplying the RFC in WW1 Egypt;  test pilot pioneers; the Shah's skyhooks; Thunderbird 6; the 1942 Allied Middle-East airlifts.
Price: £13.50
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The Aviation Historian Issue 10
This book provides an overview of preserved F-4 Phantom IIs in the USA. In addition to  a list of the 258 preserved F-4s in the USA, the book includes a pictorial overview of over 150 of the preserved F-4s at their locations, visited during 2009 and 2013. Full colour
Price: £45.00
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Preserved Phantoms
Czech Text only. History of the MiG 19 in use in the Czechoslovakia Air Force. This book is lavishly illustrated with photos not only of the aircraft but the ground crew and pilots
Price: £33.99
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Mikojan-Gurjevic MiG-19 in Czech Air Force
Split into three primary sections, this book offers a concise yet informative history of the Lancaster's post-war operational career (from 1945-1965) charting the course of the various alterations and improvements that occurred during this time and including a selection of contemporary photographs with detailed captions.
Price: £16.99
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Avro Lancaster in Military Service 1945-1965
This book features stunning images of aircraft in action, from the First World War to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and from around the world, including the iconic Spitfire, the  P-51 Mustang and the Gloster Javelin.
Price: £29.99
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Warbirds: The Aviation Art of Adam Tooby
Brief history of the Battleship Haruna with table of general specifications after its 1934 modernisation. Contains an extensive collection of detailed line drawings and 3d graphic illustrations.
Price: £15.99
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Kagero Top Drawings 21 The Battleship Haruna
Contains technical specification and operational history and some 120 colour graphical illustrations showing close-up and walkaround views of the Admiral Hipper
Price: £16.99
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Super Drawings in 3D The Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper
Comprehensive coverage of the colour schemes of the Kriegsmarine. This volume takes off from where volume 1 finished and includes ships from the Tirpitz down to fleet torpedo boats, a section on Alterations and Additions to information reproduced in  volume 1 with revised and extra plates and a general introduction which outlines the sources for the information plus explanation of digital techniques used in preparation of the book
Price: £35.00
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German Naval Camouflage Volume Two 1942-1945
This book takes selections of the best models to tell the story of specific ship types - in this case, the evolution of the ship of the line, the capital ship of its day, and the epitome of British seapower during its heyday from 1650-1850. Chapters cover Wars with the Dutch 1652-74; French Wars in Europe 1674-1714; Stagnation 1714-1739; World Wars 1739-82; Revolutionary Wars and finally, The Long Peace
Price: £25.00
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The Ship of the Line : A History in Ship Models

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