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This book tells the day by day story of Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107 which first saw action on 11 September 1944 after the British Guards Division captured the bridge at Lommel/Neerpelt (nicknamed Joe's Bridge). The story culminates in the battle for Overloon where some of the toughest fighting since Normandy took place. With many previously unpublished photos, documents and full-colour maps
Price: £57.00
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Kampgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107 A Thorn in the side of Market Garden
Photographed by Soldiers - Vol.2. How did the Werhmacht really experience the attack on the Soviet Union and the battles that followed? This book delivers a real view of events from Assistenzsart Dr Turk's unabbreviated diary entries from 1941 supplemented by documentary supporting text, colour maps and colour slides. Read what father and grandfather experience in the Russian campaign which provide extraordinary insights into events as they were
Price: £82.00
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To the Gates of Moscow with the 3rd Panzer Division. A Medical Officer in the Campaign Against Russia
This book illustrates and describe the multiplicity of equipment and weapons systems used on the ground during World War II. The author's abilities as a 3D technical artist brings to life all major and many minor and less well-known items of Soviet weaponry and equipment including detailed cutaways showing their internal workings
Price: £16.95
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World War II Soviet Field Weapons & Equipment A Visual Reference Guide
The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.  This is the first detailed military history using materials from both sides, as well as materials obtained from US intelligence circles and British governmental archives. It provides a unique insight into a war which began through miscalculation and rapidly escalated into the longest conventional conflict in the post-Second World War era.
Price: £19.95
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The Iran-Iraq War The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980 - May 1982 Volume 1
Spanish Text. Begins with a brief history of Operation Dynamo and features numerous British vehicles including Austin, Wolseley and Humber, Morris PU, CS8 and CD/SW; Bedford MW/OX/OY; Albion BY3; Austin K-2; Commer, Ford and Morris.
Price: £16.99
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De Dunquerque a Moscu Camiones britanicos en la Wehrmacht
Step by step guide to techniques used to successfully complete a stunning diorama. Content includes Kits, workplace, planning and composition, base and its development, natural and realistic landscapes, seasons, natural elements, debris, architectural elements plus more.
Price: £19.99
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Static Model Manual Step by Step (13) Dioramas Elements in Combat
A step by step guide by the master modeller, this book shows you the latest techniques, materials, tricks of the trade along with detailed information on how to make any kind of terrain, weather effects such as snow and rain, and desert scenes.
Price: £75.00
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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions DIORAMAS
This second volume uses images taken by photographers of the Propaganda Companies and photos from private colledtions of members of the Abteilung. The book is arranged in chronological order by place and sequence to show the tiger in the field, under maintenance and in action and includes: Formation in May 1942; Winter 1942/43; Unit completion in april 1943; Summer 1943; Autumn/Winter 1943/44; Summer 1944; Winter/Spring 1944/45
Price: £24.99
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Der Tiger Volume 2 Schwere Panzerabteilung 502
The result of unparalleled research using information gathered from a wide range of sources, including Museum and National Archive records, Squadron and Flight diaries, Navy Lists, individual Flying Log Books, aircraft records, reference works, photographic records, contemporary newspaper reports and the magazines, reports and websites of various naval and aviation historical societies and associations, this book is the authoritative reference work on the subject. Contains brief histories of every Naval Air Squadron  including Australian, Canadian and Dutch squadrons where these have been numbered in the 700- and 800-series - aircraft- and helicopter-capable ships, bases, Battle Honours, Trophies and Awards, detailed sections on helicopter Flights and notes of many of the Schools, Sections and Units that have supported the Fleet Air Arm for more than eight decades
Price: £47.50
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The Squadrons and Units of the Fleet Air Arm
This book tells the story of the Havilland Australia Drover and demonstrates that it most definitely was not a Dove with an extra engine. The author explains the genesis and design of the Drover as a replacement for the pre-war Dragon; the issue with the variable pitch propellers, which arguably sealed the commercial fate of the aircraft along with the attempts to solve this and the subsequent fitting of Lycoming engines
Price: £19.95
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De Havilland Drover - Australia's Outback Workhorse
Well known modeller and author JM Villalba turns his attention to painting and weathering WWII aircraft of the United States Air Force. This DVD features Cockpit superdetailing; scratchbuiling techniques; masking; detailed paint mixtures, special markings, filters, fades, washes and decal techniques. The author has used the legendary Tamiya 1:48 P-51D Mustang to demonstrate the step by step sequences. Available in SIX Languages - English, Espanol, Deutsch, Cesky, Italiano and Francais. ALSO AVAILABLE IN NTSC FORMAT PRODUCT CODE 75287NTS
Price: £16.99
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DVD PAL FORMAT USF Detailing, Painting and Weathering United States WWII Fighters
On Atlas’ Shoulders describes how the lessons of WW2 were absorbed and prompted design studies and aircraft projects including the Beverley, Vickers’ V.1000 and Type 799, the Argosy and HS.681 V/STOL transport or the Britannia, HP.111, VC10 and Belfast. It also explains how the RAF developed their transport force from the late Forties to today’s fleet, providing strategic airlift and precision delivery of equipment to forward operating bases in Afghanistan and beyond.
Price: £29.95
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On Atlas' Shoulders RAF Transport Since 1945
This well illustrated monograph is devoted to the ‘F’ variants of the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the most famous WWII German fighter and covers its development, prototypes and serial production.
Price: £28.99
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Kagero Monograph Special 96008 Messerschmitt BF 109F
Gives an introduction to the background of The Consolidated Vultee (Convair) XB-46 four-jet medium bomber including characteristics, development, construction, pneumatic system, weapons capabilities, plus much more.
Price: £19.99
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Air Force Legends 221 Consolidated Vultee XB-46
This book contains an extensive history and technical description of the Barracuda, drawing from a wide range of archive materials and accounts from the men who flew and operated the aircraft in service, together with over 100 photographs, many never before published
Price: £19.00
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Mushroom Orange Series 8117 The Fairey Barracuda
This book covers U.S. military aircraft used by Royal Swedish Air Force during World War II and up to the present day. Aircraft in service are illustrated and described in unparalleled detail by the highly-respected Swedish aviation expert Mikael Forslund. The aircraft covered in the book are: North American NA-16 4M; Northrop 8A-1; Beech 18R; Seversky EP-106; Seversky 2PA; Fairchild 24C8C; Waco UIC-4; Waco ZQC; North American P-51B/D; Noorduyn AT-16/North American AT-6; Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina; Beech C-45; Douglas C-47; Grumman JRF-6 Goose; Rockwell Sabreliner 40A; Cessna 404 Titan; SA 227AC Merlin IVC, Metro III; Beech 200 Super King Air; Gulfstream G IV; Cessna 550 Citation II; Piper PA-18 Super Cub.
Price: £25.00
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Mushroom White Series 9132 U.S.Military Aircraft in the Royal Swedish Air Force
This detailed monograph covers the design and development of the P-51D Mustang family, the main wartime production variant of this classic American fighter aircraft. Contains comprehensive technical details of the American built P-51D, P-51K and the Australian CAC Mustangs; Numerous specially selected original NAA technical photographs; Production and service photos, plans in 1:72; diagrams from official manuals
Price: £19.00
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Mushroom North American P-51D Mustang
Brief overview looks at design, armour and armament, general characteristics etc. is followed by 164 colour renders, and 10 anaglyphs.
Price: £24.99
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Kagero Super Drawings in 3D 16050 The Japanese Battleship Yamato
The author includes all the paint schemes that adorned the cruisers, minelayers and armed merchant cruisers of the Royal Navy and Commonwealth and looks at the changes of armament and electronics that affected the outward appearance of each ship
Price: £30.00
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British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WWII Volume 3
Content includes The most unusual cruisers of the 20th Century; ORP Conrad; Ochakov an old symbol of a new cold war? Arriba - flying Harriers for 40 years; Japanese Battleship Fuso
Price: £14.99
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Naval Archives Vol.3 (92003)

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