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Lavishly illustrated with black and white photos, illustrations and profiles this book is a chronological account of the history of the Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 202
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Illustrated History of the Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 202
The second volume continues the journey in Czech territory where vehicles were knocked out, blown up or abandoned by retreating German Forces during the final weeks of WWII. This book covers what happened to the vehicles after the war, when they were collected systematically and transported to the melting plants and includes King Tigers, Panthers, Pz.IVs, StuGs. Hetzers, SPWs, T-34s and IS-2s as well as Möbelwagens, Marders and L/70As.
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AFV Photo Album Volume 2 Armoured Fighting Vehicles on Czechoslovakian territory 1945
This book describes the evolution of the Valentine design and weighs up its impact on the battlefield.
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Osprey New Vanguard 233 Valentine Infantry Tank 1938-45
The development and deployment of the U.S. Army’s half-track based multiple gun motor carriages and gun motor carriages. This volume features the myriad of half-track based mortar, howitzer and gun motor carriages ranging from the M4 Mortar Carrier to the twin-40mm Bofors-armed T68, o the acclaimed M16 anti-aircraft vehicle
Price: £39.99
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The Military Machine Volume One U.S. Half-tracks Part TWO
A chronicled photographic record commencing with the formation of the Irish Guards in 1900 taking the reader through to the war in Afghanistan. The book shows the development of regimental soldiering from the rigidity of the Victorian era, through the horrors of the trenches to armoured warfare in Europe and light infantry soldiering worldwide. A include a record of facts about the regiment - the people, places and events in the history of the Irish Guards
Price: £40.00
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Up the Micks! A Pictorial History of the Irish Guards Regiment
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War this book contains 9 1:35 scale articles including: US LAV25 Desert Shield; Iraqi T-55 Model 1970; French AMX30B2; British Challenger I; US MLRS; Iraqi T-72; US M1A1 Abrams
Price: £23.99
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Modelling the Gulf War 1991
This volume completes the role of armour in the Normandy campaign June-August 1944 and addresses aspects of the US and German forces involved.
Price: £16.00
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Armour in Theatre Camouflage & Markings Normandy Campaign Part 2: US and German forces Volume 3
This third volume looks at pontoneers, permanent gunners or Coastguard gunners, the materials and guns which they serve and operate. A chapter is dedicated to the Team Train which forms part of this Armes savants.
Price: £14.50
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Officers and Soldiers of French Artillery and the Gribeauval System Volume 3
Australian Army Campaigns Series 8. Published by the Army History Unit Canberra, the book focuses on leadership, command, strategy, tactics, lessons and personal experiences of war. Contains specially commissioned art, digital graphics and 3D maps. This book attempts to look at the battle, free from emotion, and place the course of events and the unfurling of the tragedy into its tactical, operational and strategic setting
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The Battle of Fromelles 1916
A comprehensive study of all company test pilots which contains incidents and anecdotes. From Short biplanes of 1909, the book traverses the abundance of prototypes in the 1920s and 1930s, the advances of World War Two from Spitfire to Vampire, the post-war challenges of the ‘sound barrier’ and the pressures of the ‘Cold War’ to the supersonic Concorde, the Harrier ‘jump-jet’ and today’s fly-by-wire Typhoon.
Price: £24.95
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Testing to the Limits Volume Two British Test Pilots Since 1909 James to Zurakowski
French text. This lavishly illustrated book recounts the development of the prototype aircraft produced in response to expected military developments.
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Les Materiels de L'armee de L'air et de L'aeronavale Les Prototypes Experimentaux Dassault. Tome 1 Les Avions a Decollage et Atterrissage Vertical
This book looks at the main development periods of Soviet fighter designs and covers all the important features and developments for each. A total of four generations of fighter were developed from the late 1940s to the early 1980s including fighters such as the MiG-15, MiG-21, Tu-128, Su-9, MiG-23, MiG-25 followed by the modern day MiG-29, MiG-31 and Su-27. This book describes all these aircraft in detail
Price: £40.00
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Soviet Cold War Fighters
The ultimate reference guide featuring hundreds of colour photos captured by one of the world's leading aviation photographers. This book covers the F-4E AUP in Hellenic Air Force service including External details, walkaround, cockpits, engines and engine bays, access panels, fuel lines, landing gear, exhaust nozzles and all the modern ordnance.
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Phantom Under the Skin Volume 1 F-4E Phantom II AUP
Volume 1 The Phoenix is reborn 1918-1934. Based on forty years of detailed research, the Phoenix Project is a unique history of the wartime German Luftwaffe. The author draws extensively on original documents, secondary sources and contemporary accounts to place the Luftwaffe within its proper historical context gathering together its many disparate components and provide a hitherto unpublished balance to its diverse activities.
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Phoenix - A Complete History of the Luftwaffe 1918-1945
This book begins with state of the art designs at the beginning of the war, to the advances during the conflict itself and includes armed photo reconnaissance aircraft, catapult launched seaplanes, autogyros, tactical haulers and armed drones as well as one-off aircraft such as rocket boost, floats and skis added to landplanes, fighters with second seats added for training, engine testbeds, and oddball experiments
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American Aircraft Development of WWII Special Types 1939-1945
Detailed guide which includes a wealth of historical and modern photographs and a detailed study of the structure, equipment and armament used.  Contains pages of isometric views of all prototype and production airframes in addition to colour profiles by Richard Caruana. Final section lists of all  kits, accessories and decals produced in all scales. With Kit builds of the Dragon 1:72 Ar 234B by Libor Jekl and the Hasegawa 1:48th Ar 234B.
Price: £16.95
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Airframe Album 8 The Arado Ar 234 - A Detailed Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Jet Bomber
The ultimate reference guide featuring hundreds of colour photos captured by one of the world's leading aviation photographers. This book covers the F-4E AUP in Hellenic Air Force service including External details, walkaround, cockpits, engines and engine bays, access panels, fuel lines, landing gear, exhaust nozzles and all the modern ordnance.
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Phantom Under the Skin Volume 1 F-4E Phantom II AUP
This lavishly illustrated monograph was designed to help readers identify the different variants of this famous fighter aircraft. Chapters include: Genesis; Bf 109 A to D; Bf 109 E and T; Bf 109 F; Bf 109 G and K; Special versions; Lengthy annex. English language version
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Messerschmitt Bf 109
This book aims to uncover fully the mystery surrounding the Soviet Aircraft Industry by drawing on original and previously unpublished information obtained directly from the former USSR. It examines the unique characteristics of Soviet-designed aircraft—particularly military types, which were the cause of great concern to the West
Price: £25.00
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Soviet Aircraft Industry
Photo album containing large format photos of the USS California beginning with the laying of her keel in 1916 through her launching, commissioning and outfitting, to her days in the “Blue Water Navy and her sinking at Pearl Harbour.
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USS California A Visual History of the Golden State Battleship BB-44
A complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the fleet. Fully updated and revised. Each entry includes a full colour photograph together with a class listing, pennant numbers, technical specifications and brief notes. Similar sections cover the aircraft and weapons operated by the Royal Navy. The book includes a short summary of future ships - due to join the Fleet, ordered or under development. It concludes with a listing of those ships preserved within the UK and operating in a secondary role after decommissioning and a summary of those vessels which have been scrapped since the previous edition.
Price: £8.99
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British Warships & Auxilliaries 2016/2017
A guide to how the ships, submarines and naval weapons that have been developed since the outbreak of World War I have fought their battles
Price: £19.99
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Sea Combat From World War I to the Present Day

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