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This second volume completes the story of the uniforms and equipment of British and Commonwealth tank and AFV crews during 1939-1945. It describes the evolution of uniforms, and the variations in use on all fronts in addition to the personal equipment of AFV crews.  Illustrations include drawings, photos, insignia plus much more.
Price: £24.99
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The Men Inside the Metal The British AFV Creman in WW2 Vol.2
Colour photo album containing an extensive collection of photographs of the Rochev and Doher self-propelled guns used by the IDF. These are the Israeli versions of the US made M109/109A1 and 109A2 and were used by the IDF for the first time in the early 1970s. This tracked vehicles is described in recent action and training roles, together with many walk-around detailed photos
Price: £24.99
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Rochev & Doher M109A1/A2 Rochev and Doher in IDF Service
The second volume in this set of two covering the AMX-30: Char de Bataille looks at the later part of the long career of the AMX-30 in French Army service and focuses on the improvement of the AMX-30B, which resulted in the adoption of the AMX-30B2 in 1982 and its long subsequent service.
Price: £16.99
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Kagero Photosniper 12 AMX-30 Char de Bataille 1966-2006 Volume II
PRE-ORDER - Due into stock week commencing 27th October. HARDBACK EDITION. The step by step story of David Parker’s remarkable award winning 1:16 scale replica. Bringing together the three and a half year coverage from AFV Modeller with additional unpublished material and combining archive photographs with extensive walk-around photography of the real vehicle in 452 pages with over 1500 images for the ultimate guide to modelling the King Tiger (Available in Softback - £55)
Price: £65.00
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Super King Building Trumpter's 1:16th Scale King Tiger
The small, amphibious landing craft known as the Landing Vehicle, Tracked, or Amtrac evolved from a civilian rescue vehicle to a ship-to-shore cargo transport, to finally an amphibious troop transport and fire support craft. This book covers in detail the development, production, and combat career of the LVT(4) which saw extensive action in the Pacific and Rhine Crossing
Price: £14.99
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SS12049 LTV(4) Amtrac in action
Commemorative edition. English language. This modelling magazine features articles on Char B FCM; BA 64B minimalistic modelling; Matilda Mk4 CS; US Cavalry Vietnam 1.968; F-16 CJ (Block 50); Me 193B Komet; Zouave V.A
Price: £8.99
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Euro Modelismo Special Edition 250
This book traces the history of World War One the examination of iconic items like the Zeppelin, the gas mask and Winston Churchill's Cigar, to personal objects which tell the poignant stories of individuals and official documents, medals and badges. Each entry is accompanied by a lengthy chapter outlining the significance of this item.

Price: £25.00
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The First World War in 100 Objects
Covers in depth, techniques on destruction and wreckage. Includes knocked-out Lebanese Tiran, F-84 Thunderstreak, Tangled twisted pile of scrap, Rail art - graffiti, Works from favourite modellers
Price: £8.99
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The Weathering Magazine 9 K.O. and Wrecks
The author presents a new picture of the Battle of the Bulge - the bloodiest in the history of the US Army. The author has interviewed veterans and travelled and studied the area for many years resulting in this work of reference book (translated from the original 2013 Swedish edition)..
Price: £45.00
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The Ardennes, 1944-45 : Hitler's Winter Offensive
An in-depth study of the defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer army analysed using data from both Soviet and German archives. It focuses on both Operation Spring Awakening and the preceding Konrad offences conducted by the Germans in an effort to come to the aid of the encircled defenders of Budapest.
Price: £35.00
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Tomb of the Panzerwaffe : The Defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army in Hungary 1945
Third volume covering the Luftwaffe seaplanes and flying boats. This volume focuses on the Dornier 24, development, service and variants, Arado 199; Blohm & Voss 238; Heinkel 42; Junkers 52/3m (See); Junkers W 34 (See); Fokker T.VIII (N-L); Breguet 521 Bizerte (F); Cant Z 506 (l);and Hover MF 11 (Nor). English photo captions.
Price: £60.00
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Les Hydravions de la Luftwaffe Vol.3
Scenery: Hit in the Cockpit! (JG 26 Colour Photos of a Seldom-Seen Kampfgeschwader (I./KG 28); Aircraft in Focus: An Extraordinary Aircraft from the Defense of the Reich  –  The Fw 190 of Major Philipp, Geschwaderkommodore of JG 1; Unknown Emblems: 7.(H)/12’s Jaunty Dachshund; Unusual: The Camouflaged Tarpaulin; Fate: Shot Down Over the Murmansk Railway  –  The Fate of a KG 30 Crew in the Summer of 1942 PLUS MUCH MORE
Price: £17.99
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Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition 23
Volume 1 looks at the organisation of air defence, Changes after the Doolittle Raid, B-29s over Kyushu, Intensification of the US raids, and a look at Japanese fighter aircraft
Price: £16.99
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Kagero Air Battles 21 Japanese Fighters in Defense of the Homeland 1941-1944 Vol.1
Covers the history of the Alouette III which served not only a military role but a civilian one too. It was involved in missions  from France, Australia, India, Costa Rica and Denmark to South Africa. The book focuses on all domestic Alouette users including the French army, navy, air force, security forces and police in addition to overseas use. Lavishly illustrated with production lists, technical information plus much more. English Photo captions.
Price: £50.00
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Alouette III sous L'uniforme
Complete and detailed history of the Avro York which begins with a historical Background, the Brabazon Committee, Prototypes, Colour schemes, Specifications, Production, Squadrons and Units, Commercial use plus much more
Price: £15.00
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Warpaint 98 Avro York
A war diary of 199 Bomber Support Squadron of the RAF, the title of the book being the squadron's motto. Covers the period from November 1942 to the end of WWII and details the squadron's role in helping to defeat the Nazis by degrading their industrial capacity.
Price: £30.00
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Let Tyrants Tremble The War Diary of 199 (Bomber Support) Squadron November 1942 - July 1945
This Zeppelin special covers the earliest of the wartime Zeppelins including three pre-WWI civilian vessels pressed into military service.
Price: £26.00
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Zeppelins at War! 1914-1915
Illustrated history of the aircraft of the successful Polish bomber squadron flying for the RAF during WWII. The 305 Weilkopolski Squadron was a Polish bomber squadron which originally served as a night bomber squadron and then in 1943 converted to daylight operations and ended war as a low-level specialist bomber squadron. Cover the history of the squadron including Vickers Wellingtons, B-25 Mitchells and De Havilland Mosquitos. With many previously unpublished photos and colour profiles.
Price: £35.00
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Bomber Aircraft of 305 Squadron
The first of two volumes covering the development and wartime performance of the S.79.
Price: £13.99
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Osprey Combat Aircraft 106 Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-bomber Units
This book looks at the history of the most significant and long lasting Luftwaffe combat units, Nachtschlachtgruppe 7.
Price: £28.99
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Hunting Tito A History of Nachtschlachtgruppe 7 in World War II
History of the English Electric Canberra covering main production variants, foreign users, experimental Canberras, Canberra records and technical data. Contains a plethora of photos, cutaways, technical drawings, colour walk-around photos, colour and black and white photos and colour profiles.
Price: £12.99
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Warplane 9 English Electric Canberra
This A4 format comprehensive guide for the aircraft modeller, aviation historian and researcher provides full chronology of the type's development and operational use. Lists kits, decals and accessories and includes additional model builds and notes covering the significant new toolings that have appeared in the years since the original publication. Content includes Merlin-Mustang Development; Initial USAAF Operations; Service Excellence in Europe and Worldwide; The RAF’s Merlin-Mustangs; Post-War Merlin-Mustang Service; Lightweight Mustangs; Twin Mustangs and Further Developments plus much more.
Price: £19.99
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Modellers Datafile 24 The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang Part 2 Merlin Powered
Book of colour profiles (based on original drawings by John Lambert), detailing the colour schemes and equipment of Vosper Motor Torpedo Boats from Job 1764 (MTB102) to MTB538, the last boat ordered during wartime.
Price: £17.99
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Coastal Craft History Volume 1 Vosper Motor Torpedo Boats From 68ft PV boat to MTB 538
An insight into the design, construction and operation of the most feared German U-boat of World War Two. Looks at the U-boat at war, Anatomy of the Type VII class, armament, crew, and in-action
Price: £21.99
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Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual U-Boat
Contains technical specification and operational history and some 100+ colour illustrations showing  Lutzow's appearance during Operation Rösselsprung, July 1942. Line drawings in 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales are included
Price: £15.99
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Super Drawings in 3D The Heavy Cruiser Lutzow
Contains a brief introduction to the Rotterdamsche Lloyd steam shipping company and focuses on the lilner Willem Ruys who departed on her maiden voyage on 2nd December 1947. Looks at the impact of War; construction at the De Schelde shipyard, technical data, her maiden voyage and much more.
Price: £13.99
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Liners No.1 Willem Ruys

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