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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Modellers will learn everything they need to finish their AFV models in attractive and realistic finishes. Explains in step by step detail the techniques used such as: how to tackle the painting and weathering process of tracks, car and truck wheels, exhaust pipes, tools, tow cables, personal weapons and machine guns, antennas, as well as clear parts for periscopes and sights;  how to paint and weather all kinds of wooden items; and natural elements like rocks, earth, fallen leaves, small branches, and grass

Price: £29.99
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Encyclopedia of Armour Modelling Techniques Volume 5. Final Touches
This book provides an in-depth detailed account of military operations during the first 16 years of this war drawing on extensive studies of the Sri Lankan War with the help of first-hand sources, official documentation and publications from all of involved parties.
Price: £16.95
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Asia at War 6 Paradise Afire, Volume 1, The Sri Lankan War, 1971-1987

Provides minute details about the motivation, organization and equipment of all involved parties and explains why the Chilean military not only launched the coup but also imposed itself in power, and how the leftist movements reacted

Price: £16.95
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Latin America at War 6. Chile 1973, the Other 9/11. The Downfall of Salvador Allende

The memoirs of Richard Freiherr von Rosen, a highly-decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. The book is illustrated with contemporary photographs, including key confrontations of World War II.

Price: £25.00
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Panzer Ace The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy
This photo-album in the Camera On series contains archive photos of the Sd.Kfz. serving on all fronts in a variety of roles. It includes a large number of previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany
Price: £15.00
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Camera On 1 Sd.Kfz.6 Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 5t
This In the Field book looks at the Challenger 2 family that served in Germany until the withdrawal of British forces. It includes not only the CR2 main battle tank, but also the CRARRV recovery vehicle, Trojan engineer vehicle and the Titan bridgelayer. The author follows the CR2 on exercise, carrying out different types of manoeuvres, in a troop hide in the woods, live firing, and being deployed by road and rail.
Price: £18.50
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The Challenger 2 Family in Germany

This comparative study reveals interesting details of the largest German tanks and assault guns. It contains many previously unpublished photos alongside interesting examples of battle damage and also incorporates details of current and ongoing restoration projects of these vehicles.

Price: £18.99
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German Heavy Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War  From Tiger to E-100
This book covers the named formations of the Heer, the independent Panzer brigades, the Panther battalions of the Waffen-SS units and the Hermann Goering division.
Price: £14.99
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PANTHER Panther and Jagdpanther Units The Eastern Front - From Operation Bagration to Berlin Part 3
A step by step guide by to dioramas and their environment which covers composition, construction, assembly, painting and weathering. Chapters focus on Water - flowing, creek, ponds and lakes, snow water and ice, snow and mud, beach with waves. Special Effects include Road Sinkhole, muddy road with water plus much more
Price: £21.99
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FAQ Dioramas Water, Ice and Snow

This book covers every aspect of the aircraft's development, manufacture, and modification. The airplane’s service in key campaigns in Vietnam is covered, followed by the quieter years after it and looks at the constant upgrades that will keep the B-52 an integral part of U.S. airpower for decades to come..

Price: £16.99
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B-52 Stratofortress : The Complete History of the World's Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber
This book chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific from December 1941 to early March 1942 during which air operations by both sides became a daily occurrence. This is the full story of both sides of an air war that could have been won by either incumbent but for timing, crucial decisions and luck.
Price: £35.00
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South Pacific Air War Volume 1 The Fall of Rabul December 1941-March 1942

Detailed look at the Vought SB2U Vindicator the Navy’s second production carrier monoplane to fly after the Douglas TBD. For a while it was the fastest aircraft in the Navy's inventory. This book includes narrative from Vought test pilots, USN/USMC pilots and a French V-156-F commander

Price: £39.99
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Naval Fighters 106 Vought SB2U Vindicator

Content includes Period diagrams; Data from flight manuals; Data from spare parts catalogues;  Walkaround images of preserved examples; Fully detailed 3D isometric views of prototype and production machines;  Full colour profiles and concise camouflage and marking notes PLUS A wealth of pictures of the restored TFC and airworthy FAA examples; Pictures before and during restoration; Isometric views by Jacek Jackiewicz; Colour profiles and camouflage detail by Richard J. Caruana and an overview of all Hawker Sea Fury kits available in 1/32. 1/48 and 1/72 scales

Price: £16.95
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Airframe Album 2 The Hawker Sea Fury – A Detailed Guide to The Fleet Air Arm’s Last Piston-engine Fighter
The author covers the design and development work that took place within various tender design competitions and includes many little-known projects and 'might have been' projects showing how British bomber development changed against a backdrop of political upheaval, shrinking defence expenditure and technological advancement including supersonic flight, nuclear weapons and VTOL
Price: £14.99
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Air War Archive Dornier Do 17 The Luftwaffe's Flyi

A book about the recollections of four German Ace's and their time served in the Luftwaffe. Includes Walter Krupinski, Adolf Galland, Eduard Neumann, and Wolfgang Falck

Volume 2 Includes Johannes Steinhoff, Erich Alfred Hartmann, Gunther Rall, and Dieter Hrabak (61559AVI)

Price: £12.99
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The German Aces Speak World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
Of the many futuristic military aircraft concepts created in the 1950s the North American XB-70 arguably stands out as the most awe-inspiring. This is the complete story of the ultimate US Cold War military X-plane..
Price: £12.99
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X Planes 7 North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Looks at design, development and construction of this attack helicopter  as well as modifications made during production and the addition of night combat capabilities. It looks at operational use in Vietnam, Operations Desert Shield/Storm, as well as current day combat in addition to  AH-1 use by other armed forces around the world such as Spain, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey

Price: £30.50
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The Bell AH-1 Cobra From Vietnam to the Present

The author covers the little-known flying-boat legacy of the Second World War, which includes jet fighter flying boat projects; the jet maritime reconnaissance flying boat development in the Cold War; the successes and failures of turbo-prop flying boats; converted turbo-prop flying boats; as well as the new horizons for flying boats in the twenty-first century.

Price: £14.99
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Jet Flying Boats

The author describes the development and production of the Harrier from the original Kestrel project. He follows the Harrier into service with the RAF, covers the development of the Sea Harrier, escribes the use of the Harrier in other deployments such as Belize and Afghanistan, covers Anglo-US developments and examines the legacy of the Harrier in the shape of the F-35B Lightning II multi-role fighter.

Price: £14.99
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The Harrier The World's First V/STOL Fighter

10 fold-out A3-format scale plans for 1/72 scale modellers of the German WWII twin-engined fast medium bomber with its distinctive "greenhouse" nose.

Price: £9.00
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Scale Plans 48 Heinkel He 111
This book presents a thorough analysis of the sophisticated technical equipment used by the , cinematographers and other specialists who have visited the legendary wreck 21/2 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic.
Price: £30.00
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The Titanic Expeditions  Diving to the Queen of the Deep 1985-2010

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)

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