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Colour photo album containing an extensive collection of previously unpublished photographs and charts of  the M113 Zelda in IDF service. Includes mini chapters describing the sub-variants within each chapter..
Price: £24.99
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M113 Zelda in IDF Service Part 1 Fitters
With dual language captions (Hungarian/English) this photo album contains previously unpublished photos of the Russian KVI and KV2 tanks from private collections.
Price: £23.99
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KV Tanks on the Battlefield World War Two Photobook Series Volume 5
This book continues from part one of the Wings & Wheels Centurion tank and covers the Mark 12, AVRE-165, ARV, AVLB Bridge Layer, Shot Kal and Strv 105. Lavishly illustrated colour walkaround photos
Price: £22.99
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WWP Centurion in detail Part Two Variants Mk.12, ARV, AVRE-165, Bridge Layer, IDF Shot Kal, Swedish Stridsvagn 104 (G36)
The Tanksman's Experience Continues vol.1
Colour photo album which includes archive photos and close-up walkaround photos. The author tells the story of the Challenger's development and service. Part one of a two volume set
Price: £13.99
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Kagero Photosniper 9 Challenger I Main Battle Tank
Beautifully illustrated reference work illustrating the uniforms and equipment of the British Servicemen in WWI. The book is divided into five sections covering Uniforms, Accoutrements, Small Kit and Ephemera, Officers Uniform, Kit and Equipment, Christmas and Patrotic Tins and Gifts. Photos are from private collections and virtually everything the frontline soldier would have worn and used is represented in this book.
Price: £39.99
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Campaign 1914 Volume 1 Uniforms & Equipment of the British Servicemen in the First World War
This book assesses the strengths and limitations of the Jagdpanther and SU-100 in the context of their clash during the closing weeks of WWII
Price: £12.99
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Osprey Duel 58 Jagdpanther vs Su-100 Eastern Front
This book looks at the techniques required to construct a diorama. Contains award winning dioramas, step by step, scratch built, conversion, box art and techniques with work from  Antonio Fdez, Jesus Gamarra, Alex Varela and others.
Price: £27.99
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Scale Model Handbook Diorama Modelling 1
Covers the IDF Sherman tanks in service with the Israeli Defense Forces. This volume contains detailed descriptions of the combat, operations and history of M1 Super Sherman tanks during the Sinai War, and the late 1950s
Price: £26.99
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Lioness & Lion 14.M1 Super Sherman
At Fort Knox, Kentucky, the newly-formed 781st Tank Battalion was detailed to run an around-the-clock marathon comparison test on forty Sherman tanks to find the best available configuration and fastest solution. When the results of the "Million Dollar Tank Test" were collected, what resulted was the Sherman "Easy Eight", an easier to manufacture tank that was also such an effective fighting vehicle that it would serve for another thirty years. The 781st Tank Battalion shipped out to Europe, where, equipped with the "Easy Eight", it thwarted Hitler's last major offensive in the West -- Operation Nordwind -- and swept southern Germany as the tip of the U.S. Seventh Army's sword
Price: £32.50
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Duty Before Self The Story of the 781st Tank Battalion in World War II
Content includes M-48A3 Vietnam; Ultra scratch MRAP Husky 1:48; Rebel Syrian T-62, British Warrior, German Vehicles in Afghanistan part 2....
Price: £9.99
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Abrams Squad The Modern Modelling Magazine 5
The Gloster Aircraft Company had its foundation in 1917 and in 1934 the company was taken over by Hawker Aircraft, though it continued to produce aircraft under its own name. During the Second World War it built more than 6,000 Hurricanes and Typhoons. This book documents the history of GAC from its early days in 1915 to Gloster’s last aeroplane.
Price: £16.99
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Gloster Aircraft Company
Reviews in detail the Soviet and Russian aircraft types used throughout Asia, starting in the 1950s and continuing through to the present day. Each nation is reviewed individually with an overview of the types used, their service record (including combat in conflicts of varying intensities) and extensive tables of individual aircraft with serials, construction numbers, versions and notes..
Price: £39.95
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Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in Asia
Describes the history of the design, production and combat service of all versions of the Gigant, the glider Me 321 and the motorised Me 323. With 34 unit insignia and names of some aircraft, 10 tables with produced aircraft and their assignment to units, tables with codes of the aircraft produced during WWII, 5 organigrams, 21 maps showing areas where the Gigant operated.
Price: £64.99
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Messerschmitt Me 321, Me 323 Gigant, Technical and Operational History
Monograph detailing the most famous dive bomber of World War II which focuses on the design and combat operations of the late marks of the Stuka: the Ju 87D dive bomber and strike aircraft and the Ju 87G tank buster. Covers combat operations of the Luftwaffe units equipped with the D and G models, as well as the biographies of the most prominent aircrews who flew those aircraft in combat
Price: £16.99
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Kagero Monograph 54 Junkers Ju 87 D/G Vol.1
Well illustrated monograph with black and white photos, line drawings, and colour profiles. The book offers a thorough insight into the development, variants, technical features and camouflage of the ‘Emil’, in addition to an overview of the aircraft’s service with the Luftwaffe
Price: £18.99
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Kagero Monograph Special 96002 Messerschmitt Bf 109E The Blitzkrieg Fighter
Lavishly illustrated containing hundreds of colour profiles of the Messerchmitt Bf 109 and derivatives. Contains some 300 colour profiles, colour charts and 2-views

VOLUME II - German Fighters 1939-1945 Bf 110. Me 210. Me 410. Fw 190. Me 262. Me 163. He 162
Product Code: 03347AVI

Price: £29.95
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German Fighters 1936-1945 Vol.I The Messerschmitt Bf 109
Datafile covering the design history and service of the first Royal Aircraft Factory BE series, one of which was the first Flying Corps aeroplanes to arrive in France just after hostilities began in August
Price: £11.80
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Windsock Datafile 163 RAF BE2/BE2a/BE2b
A detailed look at the development history of the fighters, contrasting the interrupter gear-equipped Fokker with the more improvised solution incorporated in the Nieuport.
Price: £12.99
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Osprey Duel Series 59 Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Fokker Eindecker Western Front 1916
Details the air battles and wartime activity over Buckinghamshire including airfields such as Booker, Halton, Thame and Wing. Investigates 20 air crashes in detail and lists all major incidents from 1923 to 1950
Price: £14.95
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War-Torn Skies of Great Britain Buckinghamshire
Complete and detailed history of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. Contains introduction, history, specification, serial numbers, colour profiles, tables, line drawings, available decals and accessories, walkaround photos plus much more. Includes A2 1:72 scale drawings.
Price: £25.00
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Warpaint 96 Consolidated B-24 Liberator
World-renowned complete reference guide to the world’s warships. Presented in alphabetical order of country, this book contains information on the navies of the world, with facts and figures including numbers and classes, names and designations, displacement figures, measurements, speed, engine and propulsion, performance, endurance, armour, sensor and weapons fit, missiles, aircraft and much more..
Price: £55.00
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Warships of the World Fleet Handbook Weyers Flotten Taschenbuch 2013/2015
British and international battleships feature side by side in this publication which offers a selection of the vessels in action at the time.
Price: £14.99
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Images of War Battleships The First Big Guns Rare Archives from Wartime Archives
Reference work on the famous trio of German commerce-raiders, the book is illustrated with over 500 photos, plans and maps and details the service history of Deutschland/Lutzow, Admiral Scheer and Admiral Graf Spee
Price: £16.99
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Warships of the Kriegsmarine Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class
In this book, veteran battleship crew members describe their unforgettable experiences, including those of a young officer in a British battleship at Jutland; tales of the loss of the German warship Scharnhorst in the arctic off the North Cape; the combat experience inside a sixteen-inch gun turret aboard an Iowa-class battleship bombarding Iraq during the Gulf War, and the adventures of HMS Warspite in World War One, in the Mediterranean and on her way to the breaker's yard in 1947. A selection of historic images representing the era of the great battleships from the early years through the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the preservation of a handful of these vessels as museum pieces today
Price: £14.99
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Images of War World War Two at Sea The Last Battleships

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