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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Colour photo album containing an extensive collection of previously unpublished photographs with historical background and in action shots 

Price: £29.50
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Merkava Siman 4/4M Merkava Mk 4 in IDF Service Part 3
This album tells ?the story of the Jeep in Israeli service from the very start of the State of Israel, and even before. Detailed captions put the photos in their historical context.
Price: £19.50
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IDF Jeeps Trackpad Photo Album
The author tells the story of the T-34, arguably one of the best tanks of all time. He describes its conception in the 1930s, its development during the Second World War, and its post-war deployment to over thirty countries within the Soviet sphere of influence. This book provides details of available kits, colour schemes applied to the T-34 by its operators throughout the world; a plethora of photos in addition to a section dealing with the range of armoured vehicles that were built using the T-34 chassis.
Price: £14.99
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Tankcraft (5) T-34 Russia's Armoured Spearhead

This first volume describes the tanks and armoured vehicles paraded by the Red Army on Red Square from the first anniversary of the Russian Revolution in November 1918 until the end of the war in 1945. From the first captured French and British tanks displayed on Red Square, via the first Soviet KS tank to the T-34, KV and IS tanks, the book describes the first public appearance of all Red Army tanks and military vehicles displayed on Red Square and the background philosophy involved in their development.

Price: £39.00
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The Red Army on Parade : Volume 1
First in a new series featuring techniques on building, detailing and painting 1:72 scale vehicles. This issue features basic techniques in small scales, paint and theory of colour, T-64 BV in Ukraine; GTK Boxer in Afghanistan; AMX10 Separ in Afghanistan' STRV 122 Manoeuvres in Sweden; M2A2 ODS Battle of Fallujah.
Price: £18.99
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Little Warriors Building, Detailing & Painting Small Scale Models

Beautifully illustrated reference work on the battle insignia worn by the British Army in WWI, using data obtained direct from the Regiments and the IWM

Price: £39.99
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British Battle Insignia of WWI
History of 4 Panzer Division with English photo captions throughout. Polish Text
Price: £16.99
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WM438 4 Panzer Division 1938-1945

In September 1943, shortly after the conquest of Sicily, the Allied armies made amphibious assaults on the Italian Mainland at Calabria, Taranto and along the Gulf of Salerno beaches. The Italian Government quickly capitulated but the Germans fought on. Although the British XIII Corps and 1st Airborne s attacks were largely uncontested in Calabria and Taranto, the Allied Fifth Army s beachheads at Salerno underwent savage Nazi counterattacks. Through a photographic record, this book traces the history of the invasion.

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Images of War Invasion of the Italian Mainland : Salerno to the Gustav Line, 1943 1944
New publication offering the reader a comprehensive profile of an enclosed kit. The magazine looks at the history, development, service and use of the vehicle and continues with build instructions for the kit itself. First issue is the Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. A 1:72 scale. Bi-lingual English and German.
Price: £9.49
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The World at War Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf A German Forces and Equipment

French text, lavishly illustrated, this book highlights the weapons, armaments, equipment and materials developed for the Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and the Waffen-SS. Volume 2 covers the Kriegsmarine, the Luftwaffe, the Waffen-SS and weapons of mass destruction. Contains 3D illustrations of the Sanger Silbervogel orbital bomber.

Price: £46.00
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Wehrmacht 46 L'Arsenal du Reich Volume 2 Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine/ Waffen-SS/Armes Nucleaires
This study covers the historical background of Kampfgeshwaders’ transfer into Kampfgeschwader(J) units with the focus on KG 6 and KG(J) 6 and its training in the area of Protektorat Bohmen und Mahren. It includes a detailed analysis of 16 Bf 106G-6, G-10 and K-4 used by the unit and features numerous colour profiles
Price: £39.90
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Messerschmitt Bf 109s of KG(J)6

This book tells the story of No. 303 Squadron, the only Polish unit equipped with the Mustang IV, as the bubble-top P-51D and P-51K were known collectively to the RAF. Between April 1945 and December 1946, the squadron used a total of 29 of these aircraft, plus six Mustang 1s as hacks.

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Polish Wings 23: 303 Squadron North American Mustang
The author charts the dramatic changes that swept aviation across the dynamic interwar period, revealing the transformative last-minute preparations for defence in a world where much depended on the contributions of some outstanding individuals.
Price: £19.99
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Transforming the Skies : Pilots, Planes and Politics in British Aviation 1919-1940
De Havilland Comet 3; Arado mystery transport; Hawker P.1129; Westland Wyvern; Alf Gunstead; Gabonese Skyraiders; San Francisco Helicopters plus more.
Price: £13.50
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The Aviation Historian Issue 22

Using first-hand accounts, the author chronicles the history of the S.79's war in the Mediterranean, North African, Balkan, and East African theatres.

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Combat Aircraft 122 Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Bomber Units
The first in the new Nachtjagd Combat Archive series covering 1 January – 22 June 1943. This is comprehensive record of over 6000 Luftwaffe Night Fighter Claims and over 2100 Flak claims which have been painstakingly matched to RAF Bomber Command losses resulting in over 95% of them now being identified.  This means that for the first time ever, the fate of the vast majority of RAF Bomber Command losses can be clearly understood with exact locations, times and identities of the pilots or Flak units responsible for bringing them down. Volume 1 is the first of three covering 1943..
Price: £20.00
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Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1 January -22 June 1943 Part 1
Volume Twelve covers the period from  1st June 1944 to 18th January 1946. Series index covers all personnel, fuselage codes, werke numbers in addition to a section of corrections and additions
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Luftwaffe Crash Archive Volume 12 1st June 1944 to 18th January 1946

Updated second edition covering the F-15I. Includes an introductory history, deployment history, a photo gallery featuring walkaround photos and in-air shots and colour profiles.

Price: £30.00
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F-15I Ra'am in IAF Service Revised Edition
French Text. Lavishly illustrated. This edition includes: Le Pont Aerien de Berlin 1948-1949; Luftproducktion

Le défi industriel; Torpedoflieger !Raids Sur Les Convois De Méditerranée; Burma Banshees Les P-47 Du 90th Fighter Squadron; Les Derniers Gladiateurs La Chasse Italienne Sur Biplan
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Aero Journal 63 Luftproduktion

This book looks at the history, construction and development of the Fokker D.VII and contains a lengthy section on building the 1:32 Wingnut Wings Fokker D.VII Diorama

Price: £17.99
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Famous Airplanes 5009 Fokker D.VII Kaiser's best fighter
This book offers a campaign study of the Luftwaffe's Operation Adlerangriff, researched in Germany's World War II archives and using the most accurate data available. The author explains the capabilities of both sides, sets the campaign in context, and argues persuasively that it was the Luftwaffe's own mistakes and failures that led to its defeat, and kept alive the Allies' chance to ultimately defeat Nazi Germany.
Price: £13.99
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Air Campaign 1 Battle of Britain 1940 The Luftwaffe’s ‘Eagle Attack’

Content includes  Elizabethan Cruisers; Leipzig-The Third Reich's Cruiser; The Fairey Fulmar;  The Carrier Qualification of the GrupAer; Japanese Battleship Musashi

Price: £14.99
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Naval Archives Vol.8 (92008)
French Text. Lavishly illustrated with 3d graphic images, this edition features USS Arizona (BB-39); USS Iowa (BB-61); USS Enterprise (CV-6); USS Drum (SS-228); USS South Dakota (BB-57); USS San Francisco (CA-38); USS Cecil J Doyle (DE-368); USS Block Island (CVE-21)
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LOS! Hors Series 16 Les grandes marines de la seco
Brief history covering the technical design work followed by a plethora of graphical illustrations including captioned walk-around 3d graphic illustrations
Price: £27.99
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Kagero Super Drawings in 3D 16055 The German Destroyer Z37

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