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A limited edition book devoted to the original colours of vehicles used during WWII. book reveals the development and use of colours on the German, Soviet, US and British army vehicles during WWII with black and white and colour archive photos, colour chips, photos of preserved vehicle parts and equipment, documents etc.

 

Price: £45.00
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Real Colors of WWII
This book uses archive photos and colour profiles to  tell the story of the technical development of the Panzer IV and the numerous variants that went into production, and it describes how it evolved from an infantry support vehicle to become the backbone of the Panzer units.  Features a showcase of completed models, kit lists and aftermarket products.
Price: £14.99
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Tankcraft Panzer IV 1939-1945
French Text. Lavishly Illustrated. Content includes T-34 Lance Flammes; Les T-72 de Saddam Hussein; A38 Valiant, Tank Infantry; Standardpanzer E-50 plus more.
Price: £7.50
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TNT Trucks & Tanks Magazine 64 La Saga Panhard
Commander's display unit; Remote Thermal Sight: M-113A1 ACAV; M113 TUA. By Cheng-Hsien Meng; Syrian T-72B - The Survivor; Type 653; BMP-2 & Soviet UAZ-469
Price: £9.99
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Abrams Squad The Modern Modelling Magazine 22
This book offers a photo review of the oldest Panzerregiment of the Wehrmacht and covers the first years before the war, the campaign periods in the Sudeten, in Poland, Belgium, France, Russia, Greece, Italy and Hungary. Includes detailed inventory tables, campaign maps, unit structure organigrams in addition to 300 photos from veteran albums previously unpublished.
Price: £24.00
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Panzer-Regiment 1  1935-45
The story of all those from Gloucestershire who have served their country, including the history of the Glosters and their predecessor regiments. From uniforms worn in battle against Napoleon to beautiful paintings of the Indian Raj and moving artefacts from the two World Wars, and the Glosters' famous role in Korea, the book tells the stories  behind the objects.
Price: £9.99
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Soldiers of Gloucestershire in 100 Objects
Volume 2. Caumont-l'Evente, Saint-Martin-des-Besaces; Le Beny-Bocage; Vire. Using numerous and mostly previously unpublished photos, maps and unedited accounts taken from unit journals, the author, the curator of the Musee de la bataille de Tilly sur Seulles, gives a blow-by-blow account of the fighting in the Bocage..
Price: £77.00
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La Percee du Bocage : 30 Juillet - 16 Aout 1944 Vol. 2
The book covers the development and technology throughout the war that led to tank destroyers like the Panzerjger I, Sturmgeschtz, Marders, Nashorn. Hetzer, Jagdpanzer, Elefant, Jagdtiger IV and Jagdpanther vehicles being developed. This comprehensive account covers all the Nazis mobile anti-tank vehicles in words and images
Price: £14.99
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Images of War Hitler's Tank Destroyers
A translated account and analysis of the actions of 3rd Panzer Group in Operation Barbarossa, written by the officer commanding, Hermann Hoth.
Price: £14.99
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Panzer Operations Germany's Panzer Group 3 during the Invasion of Russia 1941
The author charts the history and output of Hawker Aircraft Ltd from Sopwith onwards, through the Harrier's development, production, flight testing and operational and combat history, and also considers its future replacement, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Price: £25.00
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Hawker Siddeley Harrier : The World's First Jump Jet
Lavishly illustrated, this publication looks at an array of innovative and outrageous aircraft projects that resulted from the Cold War threat. Chapters include The Soviet Bomber threat; Fighter Command's Interceptor; Race to modernise the RAF; Guided weapons vs fighters..
Price: £6.99
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RAF: Secret Jets of Cold War Britain
Personal insight by a former Commander of the only operation U-2 squadron in the USA which provides a unique account of the pressures and dangers involved in flying this iconic intelligence gathering machine..
Price: £18.95
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Shady Lady 1,500 Hours of Flying the U-2 Spy Plane
Volume 2: The Phoenix Matures 1935-1937  Covers the early years of post-Reichswehr development from March 1935. Key studies include: the formation of the Flakartillerie, the Luftwaffe General Staff, Luftwaffe uniforms, the construction programme of 1935-39, the development and production of new combat aircraft and weapons, flying training, the Luftwaffen-Reserve, the supply organisation, the development of the Regiment General Goring and the re-militarisation of the Rhineland.
Price: £59.95
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Phoenix, A Complete History Of The Luftwaffe 1918-1945, Vol. 2 The Genesis of Air Power 1935-1937
Comprehensive study of the development of the Chance Vought F-8 Crusader, the Navy's first operational supersonic fighter. Covers the design and evolution from earliest Navy BuAer specs through mock-up, prototype, flight test and carrier qualifications.
Price: £32.99
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Vought F-8 Crusader Development of the Navy's First Supersonic Jet Fighter
Detailed history of the Douglas A3D Skywarrior which includes history and development, camouflage schemes, line drawings, in detail and a list of available kits..
Price: £19.00
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Warpaint 112 Douglas A3D Skywarrior
The story of RAF Transport Command formed in 1943 by merging RAF Ferry Command and the Transport Groups established on a worldwide basis out of the needs of war, by the end of 1945 RAF Transport Command had grown into an enormous organisation. Its history is well documented through the use of black and white and colour photos, colour profiles, tables of technical data and comprehensive text coverage
Price: £19.00
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Airlift Force RAF Transport Command 1948-1967
The book covers the PB4Y-1 Squadron's history including combat operations, engineering detail and structures
Price: £34.99
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Naval Fighters 105 Consolidated PB4Y-1/1 P Liberator
The most comprehensive photo manual for the world's famous delta fighter. Pictures range from cockpits to landing gear, from radar to engine, from airframe to weapons. All major variants are covered including the Mirage 2000E, Mirage 2000-5 and Mirage 2000D in service with all major Mirage 2000 users around the world
Price: £28.99
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Mirage 2000 Under the Skin
Brief introduction to the Hs 126 followed by a plethora of line drawings and colour profiles. Includes masking foil
Price: £17.99
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Kagero Top Drawings 7045 Henschel Hs 126 A-D, A-1, B-1
Looks at the design, development, testing and service history of the Dornier Do 22 with the Yugoslav, Greek and Finnish Air Forces
Price: £29.99
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Kagero Monograph Special 96010 Dornier Do22
A step by step guide to building 6 highly detailed builds of 1:32 scale Wingnut Wings WWI Aircraft. From rigging to replicating wood and canvas and much more, this book features AEG G.IV (LATE); DH.9A Ninak; Roland D.VIA; Hansa Brandenburg W.29; Albatros B.II; Hannover C.I.II
Price: £25.00
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Stringbag A Modeller's Guide to the Art of WWI Air
A book for people new to the modelling hobby, or somewhat rusty after time out, chapters include Getting Started; Tools and Techniques; Basic Assembly, Cockpit, Wheel wells, Engine; Camouflage; Decals; Masking; Weathering Accessories etc.
Price: £27.99
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Aircraft Modelling Essentials A Comprehensive Guide
A Step by Step modeller's guide to building, painting and weathering a selection of United States Navy aircraft including A-6E Tram Intruder; A-7E Corsair II; F-4J Phantom II; F-5E Tiger II Agressor; F-8E Crusader; F-14A Tomcat; F-18F Superhornet and the F-21 Lion.
Price: £28.99
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USN Legendary Jets
Brief introduction to the USS Massachusetts followed by a plethora of line drawings.
Price: £17.99
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Kagero Top Drawings 7046 The Battleship USS Massachusetts
Content includes HMS Warspite; The Grumman Avenger; The U-387 in the New Land; Russian Navy in the 21st Century.
Price: £14.99
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Naval Archives Vol.7 (92007)

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