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The author draws upon original German archival material to tell the story of the birth of the Panther in response to the Soviet tanks encountered in 1941. He then analyses its success on the battlefield and the many modifications and variants that also came into play
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Panther
This book contains photos and illustrations of this German standard lorry. which was used extensively by German forces in World War II. Focuses on the standard version, the kitchen variant, and the communications variant.
Price: £17.99
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Foto File 2. Einheitsdiesel and Variants
A colour visual reference of the M1A1 SA In Iraqi Service With large format photos and walkaround detail. Includes a bonus decal sheet.
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War Machines 4 M1A1 SA in Iraqi Service
Colour photo album containing an extensive collection of previously unpublished photographs from the Chieftain to the Merkava Mk.1. Contains historical background, In action - winter and summer colour photos, General views, colour walk-around photos of tanks in the field, weapons, suspension close-ups, mk. 1 with mk. 2 turret armour plus more.
Price: £29.50
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Merkava Siman 1 Merkava MK1 in IDF Service
This book uses archive photos and colour profiles and examines the Churchill tank's role. Section explains technical details and production modifications in addition to a showcase of completed models, kit lists and aftermarket products.
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Tankcraft Churchill Tanks  British Army, North-West Europe 1944-45
This illustrated study examines the technical details of the French artillery turrets and includes the evolution of he design of the guns and turrets used in the French forts before and during World War I, then those built exclusively for the Maginot Line to give a comprehensive overview of the weapons designed to protect France from invasion.
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New Vanguard 250 Maginot Line Gun Turrets
History, development and use of the Scammell Pioneer with black and white photos, colour profiles and line drawings. Includes In Service, Exterior, Chassis, Engine and Interior Exterior details with detailed drawings from the instruction manual.
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Army Wheels in Detail (18) Scammell Pioneer SV2S Tractor Heavy Breakdown 6x4, Tank Transporter TRMU/30, R100 Heavy Artillery Tractor
This book uses archive photos and colour profiles to examine the part these powerful tanks played in the Normandy battles and also the battalions that operated them. Features a showcase of completed models, kit lists and aftermarket products.
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Tankcraft Panther Tanks Germany Army and Waffen SS, Normandy Campaign 1944
French Text. New lavishly illustrated magazine which covers the 1st to 8th Fighter Squadrons and the aircraft associated with these Squadrons. Beautifully illustrated with mainly colour photos (includes occasional black and white) in addition to a plethora colour profiles and emblems.
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Hors-Serie Avions de Combat 1 Histoire des Escadres de l'Armee de L'Air de 1945 a nos jours. 1er Partie - Les Escadres de Chasse No.1 a 8.
The book is underpinned by research from original official documents, augmented by the personal accounts by Tornado air- and ground-crews. It describes in detail the accomplishments and day-to-day workings of the operational RAF Tornado GR1 units in the UK, Germany, the Middle East and across the globe.
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Tornado Gr1 : An Operational History
A detailed look at the De Havilland Mosquito featuring numerous line drawings, colour profiles and archive photos.
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SS10250 DH.98 Mosquito in action
Designed in response to a 1951 requirement, the C-130 Hercules is the most successful military airlifter ever built. The author tells the story of this remarkable aircraft.
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C-130 Hercules A History
The author examines the high point of the RAF's existence ie the Second World War, when the Air Force saved the nation from defeat then led the advance to victory. Air warfare was a terrible novelty of the modern age, requiring a new military outlook. Drawing from diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews, the book captures the nature of combat in the skies over the corrugated wastes of the Atlantic, the sands of the Western Desert and the jungles of Burma..
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Air Force Blue The RAF in World War Two - Spearhead of Victory
This book describes the history of the little-known emblems and distinctive markings of Russian Military Aviation from its early origins to the exit of Russian from WWI. Covers all the aircraft used with brief details of their service use and detail of the colours and markings carried. Volume 1 and 2 still in print (78487AVI and 81005AVI)
Price: £40.00
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Russian Aviation Colours 1909-1922 Camouflage and Markings Vol.3 Red Stars
A close up of all the F-16 variants in service today, from the MLU    up till the F-16 E/F block 60, in service with 23 different countries. Features Action shots, Cockpit views, Fuselage, Weapons and Maintenance
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Aircraft in detail 002. F-16 Fighting Falcon
Alarmstart (scramble) charts the experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, diaries and flying log books, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published..
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Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War : Northwestern Europe - from the Battle of Britain to the Battle of Germany
The author has interviewed a number of veterans, all with captivating tales of their time on the aircraft. Alongside their anecdotes is a detailed history of this unusual aircraft, accompanied by photography never seen before in print.
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Javelin Boys  Air Defence from the Cold War to Confrontation
Companion volume to FSP1, this volume contains a comprehensive view of French military bomber and strike aircraft designs from the Liberation of France to the late twentieth-century. The author uncovers many previously unknown types including nuclear strike aircraft proposals. It describes some of the most innovative and outlandish military aircraft projects of the Cold War,
Price: £27.50
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French Secret Projects 2 Bombers, Patrol and Assault aircraft
In late February, 1968, a Russian submarine, holding a battery of three ballistic missiles with enough nuclear material to create an explosion 50 times greater than Hiroshima, disappeared in the Pacific Ocean. The Soviet Navy used ships, subs and planes in an enormous search of open ocean, in stormy seas, where the depth ranged up to 18,000 feet. But they were looking in the wrong place. Project Azorian was the top secret operation to find it.
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The Taking of K-129 : The Most Daring Covert Operation in History
The book is based on masses of previously unpublished documents from the German U-boat Museum, many of them written during or shortly after the war by men who survived this bitter conflict. It concentrates more on how it was done. How the men survived, how they lived and died and how they still found time to carry out their orders. This is the story of how specially built long-range ocean-going U-boats started out one step ahead of the Allied navies and air power, how they fell one step behind and how they finally vanished into the depths of the biggest and deepest oceans.
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U-Boats of the Second World War  Their Longest Voyages
French text. Corsaires du Reich Les croiseurs auxiliaires de la Kriegsmarine; La Classe Gerald R Ford Les prochains Porte-Avions de L'US Navy
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LOS! Hors Series 15 Corsaires du Reich
FRENCH TEXT.  Lavishly illustrated magazine. This issue looks: Le Kongo de tous les combats de la Marine Imperiale; La 2e Bataille de Syrte, Un Combat, Deux Vainqueurs; Le Bearn Premier Porte-Avions Francais' Le Crepuscule des Loups Gris - Le Destin des Derniers U-Boote
Price: £6.99
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LOS! 34 Le Magazine de la Guerre Navale, Aeronavale et Sous-Marine

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