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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49970MIL
Lavishly illustrated, this is the true history of the 12.SS-Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend. Second volume of 3, reviews the history of the combat units (Divisions-Stab, SS- Pz.Gren. Rgt. 25, SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.26, SS-Pz.Pi.Btl.12, SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt.12, SS-Pz.Art.Rgt.12, SS Flak-Abt.12, SS-Pz.Nachr.Abt.12). FRENCH TEXT
Price: £60.00
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Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend Volume II 6/6 - 7/7/44 Invasionsfront
DEP27MIL
We look at M32 Sherman, Centurion ARV Mk2, Sherman 'Gordon' Type C, Rekem Aqhzaka early and late plus much more.
Price: £29.90
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Desert Eagle 27 ARV & Wreckers in IDF Service - Part 1
32009AVI
An in-depth study of the famous fighter. Contains 40+ pages of technical information; 20+ pages of walk-around images and technical diagrams; 5+ pages of camouflage and markings; 25+ pages of model builds and modelling information; 200+ photographs including wartime images; Colour side views and four-views; 3D isometric views; 1/48th scale fold-out plans and specially commissioned kit builds.
Price: £21.95
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Airframe & Miniature 13 The Supermarine Spitfire Part 2 (Griffon-powered) including the Seafire, Spiteful & Seafang
72746AVI
25 Stories from the past century of aviation, about the men and machines from 1913 to 1999 . Containing numerous rare photos and in-depth articles.
Price: £19.99
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Scrapbook of Lost Aviation Snapshots and Tales from the First Century of Aviation
80217AVI
French Text book. Lavishly illustrated book with high quality photos on this fascinating subject.
Price: £59.00
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le Flamant & Ses Derives
92269AVI
Dutch/English language – this book looks at the history and use of the Dutch Air Force. With detailed camouflage and marking profiles.
Price: £19.99
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Dutch Profile Hawker Hunter
92276AVI
Dutch/English language – this book looks at the history and use of the Dutch Air Force. With detailed camouflage and marking profiles.
Price: £19.99
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Dutch Profile Neptune P2V-5
20700AVI
Dutch/English language – this book looks at the history and use of the Dutch Air Force. With detailed camouflage and marking profiles.
Price: £19.99
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Dutch Profile F-86K Sabre
39015AVI
This magazine contains a plethora of photos and graphics with insightful articles.
Price: £7.99
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Bookazine American Cold War Stories
AVI230
French Text magazine. In-depth articles with lavish illustrations.
Price: £12.75
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Avions 230 Jul/Aug 2019
49963MIL
Lavishly illustrated, The story of Robert Thomas - cartographer, his part in helping the allies plan for the invasion of France. Containing detailed maps and illustrations. FRENCH TEXT
Price: £30.00
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Robert Thomas Resistant et Cartographe du Mur de L'Atlantique
44366AVI
Lavishly illustrated book containing 126 colour aircraft profiles with additional illustrations and accompanying historical text. Contains tables and specifications.
Price: £44.00
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Pacific Fighter Aircraft Profile Book No 9
38355AVI
So large and heavy it would drop like a deadweight from the clouds, this is the ultimate word on gliding, which in Britain began in earnest in 1929 when the nation’s first gliding club was formed. Experimental flights followed and within months gliding clubs had sprung up all over Britain.
Price: £37.00
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Gliding & Soaring in Britain The History of British Gliders and Sailplanes
61663AVI
Limited Edition Re-Print. An in-depth detailed and photographic look at the Douglas A-1 Skyraider. Including modelling, painting, photos and technical diagrams.
Price: £24.99
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Modellers Datafile 33 The Douglas A-1 Skyraider
93029AVI
Looks at origins and developments, in service with the Italian Air Force. Modellers notes, technical data and serial numbers.
Price: £19.99
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Italian Aviation Series Meraviglioso - A Brief History of Italian 9th Squadron
28224MIL
Following an authorisation from the United Nations, the Coalition launched the Operation Desert Storm, on 17 January 1991, opening one of the most intensive air campaigns in history. The last conventional war of the 20th Century saw the large, but essentially traditional, Iraqi Army overwhelmed by forces trained and equipped to exploit the latest technologies. Desert Storm reveals the whole war fought between Iraq and an international coalition, from the start of this campaign to its very end.
Price: £16.95
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Middle East @ War Desert Storm : Volume 1: the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait & Operation Desert Shield 1990-1991
07373MIL
Everyone is familiar with the iconic WWII Jeep, its green paintwork annotated with white letters, numbers and symbols. Unintelligible to the casual observer, these markings were integral to the organization of the U.S. Army on the move in 1944.
Price: £29.99
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U.S. Army Vehicle Markings 1944
21874AVI
D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story is largely an eye-witness account of the vital heavy bomber contribution to the success of the D-Day landings and therefore to the winning of the war in Europe. It is told using considerable first-hand experience from the veterans of the campaign
Price: £25.00
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D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story : RAF Bomber Command and the US Eighth Air Force Support to the Normandy Invasion 1944
47839AVI
It was Tuesday, 15 July 1919 and for the residents of Clifden on Ireland's west coast this was not to be a normal day. Just before 08.40 hours, descending out of the gloom, came a large, twin-engine aeroplane lining up for final approach. One or two on-lookers recognised the danger straight away for this was an area of soft bog, but their attempts to alert the pilot were in vain. The aircraft began to sink and, with a squelch, came to a sudden stop, the tail rearing up in the air
Price: £25.00
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Race Across the Atlantic : Alcock and Brown's Record-Breaking Non-Stop Flight
21041AVI
Bold Venture tells an important and riveting untold wartime story of the American airmen who flew combat missions over Hong Kong during the Second World War. looking at the American campaign against Japanese forces throughout occupied China. We begin with the discovery of an unexploded one-thousand-pound bomb in Hong Kong in 2014, which unfolds a rich history of American heavy bombers in World War II. Looking at these heavy bombers' role in World War II
Price: £27.25
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Bold Venture : The American Bombing of Japanese Occupied Hong Kong, 1942-45
54134AVI
The Indonesian Confrontation that raged from 1963 to 1966 stemmed from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of Malaysia. Fighting in the challenging jungle terrain of Borneo. Commonwealth forces enjoyed the advantage of vastly superior helicopter resources and better trained crews - many of which were provided by British units. This book tells the story.
Price: £25.00
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The First Helicopter Boys: The Early Days of Helicopter Operations-The Malayan Emergency 1947-60
38165NAV
Although the Royal Navy did not invent the submarine, Norman Friedman's new book demonstrates how innovative the service was, to an extent which few will recognise. Its submarines performed well in combat in both world wars, and often in unheralded ways. Few will be aware that in 1914 Britain had the largest submarine fleet in the world, and that at the end of World War I it had some of the largest and most unusual of all submarines - whose origins and design are all detailed.
Price: £50.00
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British Submarines in Two World Wars
02316MIL
The D-Day landings have lost none of their impact. Even today the vestiges of Hitler's Atlantic Wall speak of the huge undertaking necessary for the Allies to gain a foothold in Normandy. In this beautiful new full-colour book, the reader goes "on-site" to the sacred battleground from its scarred medieval villages to the remains of modern means of destruction.
Price: £19.99
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The Normandy Battlefields D-Day & The Bridgehead
59184AVI
Love it or loathe it, Heathrow is the United Kingdom's largest and most important airport by a distance. It currently serves over 190 routes to more than 80 countries. Over 100 billion of imports and exports are handled every year, making it the UK's primary port by value. This fascinating book traces the often controversial development of the airport over the last 70 years from the most humble of beginnings. 
Price: £25.00
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Heathrow Airport : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
05079MIL
In the case of the new Eagle V Protected Utility Vehicle for Command Staff the focus of development was mainly on increasing the payload, improved protection of all areas, better mobility, logistical similarity to the already fielded Eagle IV, and quick availability. Since the first series vehicle had been handed over to the German Army on 04 April 2014, 176 vehicles have been procured by the Bundeswehr.
Price: £13.99
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Tankograd 5079 Eagle V - The German Protected Utility Vehicle for Command Staff
05080MIL
In previous volumes of this series the various legendary Unimog truck variants in Bundeswehr service were covered in great detail, including the U1300L, U4000, U5000 and Unimog S. This publication now closes the gaps on specialised Unimog variants, including aircraft tugs, small emplacement excavators,
Price: £13.99
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Tankograd 5080 UNIMOG Specialised UNIMOG truck Variants in German Army Service
09029MIL2
The TM truck range is a family of all-wheel-drive logistics trucks manufactured for the British Armed Forces by Bedford Vehicles in the final decade of the Cold War era. It contains the TM 4-4 fleet of 8-tonne and TM 6-6 fleet of 14-tonne payload-class vehicles. The range includes 4x4 and 6x6 cargo truck variants with or without a self-recovery winch, those with or without a Crane Attachment Lorry Mounted (CALM),
Price: £13.99
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Tankograd 9029 British Cold War Military Trucks Bedford TM Series 4-4 and 6-6
03037MIL
n the autumn of 1973, the US Army executed Exercise REFORGER V between 29 September and 22 November. This was the fifth exercise in the series since the first REFORGER (REturn of FORces to GERmany) had been carried out in 1969.
Price: £13.99
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Tankograd 3037 Reforger 73 Certain Charge, Building up NATO after the Vietnam War
65029AVI
SOLUTION BOOK is a simple and basic guide intended to help any modeler to easily achieve similar results to those shown in every example. It doesn´t matter if you are a novice or a more seasoned and experienced modeler, by following the steps in this guide you will be able to obtain amazing results with very little effort. These steps have been tested on numerous models to great effect.
Price: £10.99
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Solution Book 2: How to Paint WWII Luftwaffe Late Fighters
61359MOD
Within the world of urban scenery, if there is one brand that stands out from the others it is Miniart, offering a huge product catalogue that covers virtually all the needs of the modeler. The author of this guide Jorge Porto del Corral is a specialist in scenography and dioramas and will dispel any doubt that the modeler may have by explaining each and every one of his processes to include the assembly, painting, and setting in a simple, practical and didactic way to resolve any questions that may arise.
Price: £23.99
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How to Make Buildings: Basic Construction and Painting Guide
58099MIL
During Weimar Germany's first programme for motorising the Reichswehr from 1926, development of three-axled cross-country lorries with a payload of 3 tons was demanded (in addition to vehicles of other specification). Three companies were involved in the development of these lorries: Bussing, Henschel and Krupp. The first Henschel model - the Henschel type 33 B 1 - was delivered in 1928.
Price: £15.00
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Camera On 13 Cross-Country Lorries - German Manufacturers
05563AVI
Looking at the early 1950's when the English Electric Lightning jet emerged. When British jet technology led the world. In-depth interviews and photos chart the history of this Jet.
Price: £16.99
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Images of War: The English Electric Lightning
48338AVI
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was without doubts one of the most important airplanes in the history of aviation and since the beginning its history was linked to Spain. Only a few months since the maiden flight, three prototypes were sent to Spain to be tested during the Spanish Civil War and shortly after Spain bought E and F series.
Price: £20.99
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Monographs 3067 Hispano Aviación HA-1112
48369MIL
Exactly seventy years after the battle of Kursk, which was probably the greatest tank battle of the Second World War and perhaps of all military history, comes this new publication, characterized above all by the presence of hundreds of period photos, for to be able to relive those tragic and terrible events almost closely, as if to ‘touch’ the battlefield with our hands, through the images of the German war correspondents,
Price: £23.99
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Zitadelle: The SS-Panzer-Korps on the Attack July 1943
09692MIL
Contains a plethora of colour photos. Content covers history, walkaround, interior-detail, engine detail and chassis detail.
Price: £23.99
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WWP G060 Early M113, ACAV, Dozer, Fitter & Early IDF Zelda
77542AVI
Broken Wings is a unique collection of photos of captured and wrecked aircraft of the allied forces of the Blitzkrieg era.
Price: £24.99
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Broken Wings: Captured & Wrecked Allied Aircraft of the Blitzkrieg
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A complete portrait of the F-16 Dark Falcon and variants containing photos of all the features including action shots, Cockpit views, Fuselage, Weapons and Maintenance in addition to up-to-date information
Price: £21.99
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Aircraft in detail SPECIAL 1 F-16 Dark Falcon
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A complete portrait of the Saab 37 Viggen and variants containing photos of all the features including action shots, Cockpit views, Fuselage, Weapons and Maintenance in addition to up-to-date information
Price: £20.99
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Aircraft in detail 007 Saab 37 Viggen
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A complete portrait of the Eurofighter Typhoon and variants containing photos of all the features including action shots, Cockpit views, Fuselage, Weapons and Maintenance in addition to up-to-date information
Price: £21.99
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Aircraft in detail 006 Eurofighter Typhoon
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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s and primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. A small number of Flying Fortresses - less than one hundred in all - were operated by a number of air arms across the world
Price: £25.00
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White Series: The Boeing B-17 Fortress in Foreign Service
00545MOD
Modelling is an artistic side that combines history or fantasy, skills and art. A very fun hobby, which, like all activities, has a beginning and bases on which to improve until becoming a master. Each two pages comprehend one chapter that will be very useful to know and discover essential aspects of modelling vocabulary and techniques from the basics and that will help the beginner to start in the hobby and the advanced modeler to refresh many concepts.
Price: £11.50
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AK Beginner's Guide To Modelling
58297MIL
The FV4201 Chieftain was the main battle tank of the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It is still in service in the Middle East today. A development of the Centurion, the Chieftain introduced the supine (reclining) driver position to British design enabling a heavily sloped hull with reduced height.
Price: £29.00
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Chieftain Britians Flawed Masterpiece
72571AVI
Some of the most significant engineering and technological breakthroughs of the last century centered on the development of piston aero engines from the 1920s through to the 1950s when they began to be supplanted by jet engines. This book explains in detailed, well illustrated, and easy-to-understand terms how these piston-powered radial engine airliners developed throughout this long era.
Price: £34.95
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America's Round-Engine Airliners
09572AVI
This book covers the story of all the British military aircraft that served in Latin America since 1940. Though the presence of British combat types is now almost gone from the skies over Latin America, its legacy will last for a long time. After World War 2, Britain was happy to sell the most modern equipment to the region giving it an advantage over the United States, hitherto the main provider of planes to Latin American air forces
Price: £44.95
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British Combat Aircraft in Latin America
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Within this issue we look at the following subjects. Tornado Farewell, Saab Safir, Cosmic Wind, Grumman Gulfstream, Croppies Downunder, Parachuting Planes.
Price: £7.75
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Air-Britian Aviation World Summer 2019
NAB42MIL
With black and white photos from manuals, combat and war fronts in black and white most of them previously unpublished
Price: £27.99
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Nuts & Bolts Vol.42 Einheitsdiesel-The Standard 6x6 Cross Country Lorry of the Wehrmacht
95903MIL
1200 pages in two volume. Containing over 5000 badge illustrations and 500 photos. These two books look at the history of British Army uniform. Extensively researched with many not previously published.
Price: £150.00
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Badges on Battle Dress Vol 1&2: An Illustrated History of the Cloth Insignia Worn on Khaki and Jungle Green by Britian's Armed Forces 1939 to 1967
05350MOD
Airfix acquired the first plastic injection moulding machine in the U.K. in the mid 1940's and was soon manufacturing vast numbers of plastic toys. By 1981, when Airfix's financial woes led to takeover and the end of all production save for plastic model kits, it had made a wide variety of toys, games, arts, crafts, building sets, racing sets, model trains and even Meccano and Dinky toys. Profusely illustrated with over three hundred photographs, Forty Years of Airfix Toys gives the full history of the Airfix toy range.
Price: £25.00
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Forty Years of Airfix Toys