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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.Prior to Phil Stern's death on December 13, 2014, his original, unfinished, tattered wartime memoir was discovered, stashed away in an old folio box in his cluttered Hollywood bungalow. Best remembered for his service during World War II as a combat photographer this book is an  artifact of that time, told not by a man reminiscing in his twilight years, but by a young soldier fresh from the battlefields.

Price: £20.00
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Snapdragon The World War II Exploits of Darby's

A guide to the Nazi tanks, vehicles, and crews of World War II featuring previously unpublished photos from the US National Archives and the author's personal collection. It includes annotated artist renderings, detailed explanation and historical context for each collection of images. With combat histories, maps, organisational diagrams, vehicle allocation charts, and unit biographies

Price: £21.99
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Death Ride of the Panzers : German Armor and the Retreat in the West, 1944-45

The second volume in this detailed step-by-step coverage of the restoration of  Panther Ausf.A, Fgst.Nr. 158134 at the Wheatcroft collection. Covers the documented restoration from 2007 to 2018 during which time the authors gained unrestricted access to the workshop resulting in a plethora of colour photos and illustrations.

Price: £33.00
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Research Squad Panther Project Volume Two Engine and Turret

This volume features  UntersturmfuhrerReifkogel, Kharkov 1943 - 120mm; James McCudden VC - 180mm; Major of the Royal Field Artillery on the Somme 1916 - 54mm; German 6th Army, Stalingrad 1942 - 180mm; WWI German Stretcher Team - 54mm; Waffen SS Grenadier - 50mm; Russian Cossack WWII - 180mm; German Stormtrooper WWI - 180mm; Private London Scottish at Messines 1914 - 54mm.

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Scale Model Handbook Figure Modelling 21

French Text. Les chars D1 a la rescousse 1940; L'infanterie en 1918; Les quatres chenilles; Toute l'artillerie dans GBM; La defense rapprochee; 67e BCC a la rescousse

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Histoire de Guerre Blindes et Materiel No.124
With the introduction of the Leopard 1BE as the new main battle tank for the Belgian Army in 1968, it was a logical decision that the Bergepanzer 2 would be bought as a replacement for the ageing Sherman-based ARV’s then in service. This was an enormous improvement for the recovery and maintenance teams in the Leopard 1 tank units. This Model Foto Focus takes a thorough look around these machines
Price: £16.50
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Belgian Bergepanzer 2 and 2000

This issue focuses on pre-assembled Die-Cast and plastic models available for painting and weathering. Includes most appropriate techniques for weathering the unique features of a workable H0 locomotive, a caterpillar tractor, or a collectible Star Wars figure; how to bring a rally car or a die-cast excavator to life and how to change a small toy bus into a realistic miniature

Price: £8.99
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The Weathering Magazine 23 Die Cast from Toy to Model

The final book in a series of five titles which graphically cover each year of the war The Great War Illustrated series ends with 1918 and includes many previously unpublished photos

Price: £30.00
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The Great War Illustrated 1918 : Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI

Using archive photographs, specially commissioned artwork and battle reports, this study assesses the realities of tactical armoured combat during the desperate battles after D-Day

Price: £12.99
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Osprey Duel 86 Cromwell vs Jagdpanzer IV Normandy

Detailed look at this iconic aviation company and its' light aircraft, examples of which can still be seen today amongst enthusiastic owners.

Price: £39.95
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Auster. The Company and the Aircraft

A workhorse that is also astonishingly adaptable for a range of specialised operations, the Hercules is capable of carrying troops as well as vehicles, moving men from one location to another in peacetime training or inserting special forces teams on clandestine operations in time of war. This book tells the full story of one of the most important aircraft in RAF service over the last fifty years

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C-130 Hercules in the RAF

The author's passionate portrait of this magnificent fighter aircraft, its many innovations and updates, and the people who flew and loved them, carries the reader beyond the dogfights over Kent and Sussex. He takes the reader on a hair-raising, nail-biting and moving wartime history of the iconic Spitfire populated by a cast of redoubtable, heroic characters that make you want to stand up and cheer

Price: £20.00
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Spitfire : A Very British Love Story

The author explores the roles of helicopters in military and civilian situations thanks to more than 14 contributors who recount the diverse nature of helicopter operations. Includes war scenes during the Indo/Pakistani war, experience of Chinook pilots on board the Atlantic Conveyor during the Falklands War, rescue missions in the Outer Hebrides as well as experiences in Kosovo distributing emergency humanitarian aid.

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Helicopter Boys True Tales from Operators of Military and Civilian Rotorcraft
Lavishly illustrated and detailed history of the Avro Lancaster BIII Type 464 (Provisioning) from inside and out using a 3d model created by one of the world's leading digital aviation artists.  This boo pays tribute to each of the 23 Type 464s and includes many of the Type's secrets.
Price: £30.00
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Dambuster Lancaster The Definitive Illustrated Guide to the Avro Lancaster BIII Type 464 Provisioning
This book offers a powerful account of the Battle of Britain, related by young pilots in their most unguarded moments, talking with their chaplain. The author was the Station Chaplain at the RAF's Duxford base in the summer of 1940.


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Life and Death in the Battle of Britain
This well illustrated album contains a wealth of historical photographs and detail images of the world’s preserved He 162s; period detail images during production and service use; isometric views and colour profiles in addition to a list of all He 162 accessories and decals as well as special builds of the Tamiya 1:48 He 162 A-2
Price: £16.95
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Airframe Album 13 The Heinkel He 162 - A Detailed Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Volksjager

This magazine profiles Arado’s flying triangle and the amphibian Ar 233, the DVL’s tailless jet fighter, Gotha’s missing link P-60.007, Henschel’s single-jet P 108, Messerschmitt’s supersonic experimental research aircraft and more ‘unknown’ designs.

Price: £6.99
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Luftwaffe Secret Designs of the Third Reich

French Text.  1st part covering the Luftwaffe over Malta contains a plethora of photos and colour profiles.

Price: £12.50
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Batailles Aeriennes 84 La Luftwaffe sur Malte (1er partie)

Content includes  Radetzky-Class Forgotten Battleships of the Royal Navy. Three Embodiments of the Sedlitz. U-481 in the Gulf of Finland. Italian Battleships in Drawings. Lemoore Prepares for Lightning Strike. Polish Destroyer ORP Grom. The Escort Carrier Casablanca. The German Destroyer Z37

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Naval Archives Vol.9 (92009)

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was established in 1824 and has a long and proud tradition of saving life at sea and it currently runs 16 lifeboat stations along the north-east coast of England. This comprehensive book has details of every one, and covers their histories and the current operations and it also looks at old stations that have been closed

Price: £17.99
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The Lifeboat Service in England: The North East Coast : Station by Station

Brief history covering the technical design work followed by a plethora of graphical illustrations including captioned walk-around 3d graphic illustrations

Price: £26.95
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Kagero Super Drawings in 3D 16057  The Japanese Destroyer Shimakaze

Brief history covering the technical design work followed by a plethora of graphical illustrations including captioned walk-around 3d graphic illustrations.

Price: £26.95
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Kagero Super Drawings in 3D. 16058 The Japanese Cruiser Maya

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