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With dual language captions (Hungarian/English) this photo album contains rare large format photos of the Tiger I tank during combat
Price: £23.99
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Tiger I on the Battlefield World War Two Photobook Series Volume 7
Tells the story of the story of the county from the beginning of the war to the end and afterwards from both civil and military perspectives
Price: £14.99
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Images of War Kent At War 1939-1945
Which 15cm chemical rockets were available to the Germans in Normandy? How do you identify them?
Who helped clear the battlefield of wrecked vehicles? What is a wyvern? How do you identify a 'Funklenk' Stug? Which German unit left an Italian armoured car in Normandy? You will find the answers in Panzerwrecks 17. Features include Panther Recovery; 15cm Panzerwerfer 42 Evaluated; s.Pz.Jg.Abt.654 in Normandy; Concreted StuGs: Normandy Edition; Francheville: Windhund and Lehr
Price: £16.99
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Panzerwrecks 17 Normandy 3
This issue includes Tamiya M20 Old school white wash; Eduard Phantom F4-B; Model Factory HIRO Porsche 917; Dragon Bergepanzer Tiger (P) Heavy Metal Tow Truck. Painting and weathering Panzer Grey; Weathering Buildings with chipping fluids
Price: £7.99
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Art of Modelling 05 Sep/Oct 2014
After two years of preparatory work, the field training exercise Spearpoint 80 was conducted as part of the large-scale Exercise Crusader 80 between 11 and 26 September 1980. publication traces the various phases of the exercise in great detail and shows how a full scale armoured battle of the Cold War would have been fought.
Price: £13.99
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Tankograd British Special 9022 Spearpoint 80 Joint British and American Forces face the Threat from the East
Special edition covering the Fennek which includes a historical introduction, assembly and painting of both Dutch and German versions (winter or summer, snow or desert)
Price: £10.00
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Abrams Squad Special Modelling the Fennek
A reference of archive photos and contemporary drawings,  this publication looks at allied vehicles and weapons of World War I. Chapters include artillery, machine guns, pistols, revolvers and rifles, tanks, trench mortars, wheeled armoured vehicles, lorries and motorcars, motorcycles and bicycles, hand grenades, tractors, steam engines and ambulances.
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The War Archives Allied tanks, trucks and weapons of World War I
Comprehensive guide to modelling this famous vehicle in its many forms. From battle tanks to recovery vehicles, homeland protectors, to battle-hardened veterans, this book features articles from guest modellers Brett Green, Marcel Jussen and John Murphy. Includes Leopard 1A3, 2A4NL, 2A5, AEV, 2A6 and an extended section on the Canadian C2 Mexas
Price: £12.95
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How to Build the Leopard Family in 1:35
This book spans from 1940 until the end of the war, presenting up-close, rarely seen views of newly built plants and repurposed production lines, a staggering variety of war products and components, and the many workers behind Detroit's wartime production miracles.
Price: £31.95
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Images from the Arsenal of Democracy
Colour photo album covering the M2A2 ODS Bradley Infantry Fighting vehicle. Contains an introduction to the vehicle including general statistical data and a plethora of walkaround photos showing the Bradley in full colour detail
Price: £21.99
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WWP M2A2 Bradley in Detail (G39)
Insight into owning, flying and maintaining  the air defence and strike versions of the swing-wing jet. Covers Tornado variants past and present; Tornado at War; Anatomy of the Tornado; RB199 Engine; Weaponry; Maintenance plus more.
Price: £19.99
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Haynes Owners Workshop Manual RAF Tornado 1974 onwards (all marks and models)
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
Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, this book is a history of the Tiger Moth from its beginnings through to its use as a wing walker platform. It has been used as a trainer, glider tug, crop sprayer and film stunt plane and saw service with almost every British and Commonwealth air force as well as being exported for military service in Europe, South America, the Middle East and the Pacific.
Price: £29.95
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Tiger! : The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
For the first time a book documents  the service record of ten Greek fighter pilots who honoured not only the country that they were born in, but also the birthplace of their ancestors. This lavishly illustrated book documents the history of many pilots with Greek parentage who served with the Allied Air Forces, RAF and USAAF. Greek text with extensive English language photo captions
Price: £35.99
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Greeks in Foreign Cockpits: The Life and the Career of Hellenic Parentage Fighter Pilots in Service with the USAAF and the RAF, 1940-45 - Volume 1.
The title of this book succinctly sums up the importance of the Division s presence within the 8th Air Force structure and the part it played in hammering the life out of the industrial and military infrastructures sustaining Hitler's Third Reich.
Price: £41.50
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Second in Line - Second to None  A Photographic History of the 2nd Air Division
This book take an in-depth look at the Finnish Fighter aircraft deployed during World War Two. Looks at camouflage and markings schemes of fighters obtained from France, the USA, Germany, the UK and the USSR. This volume covers Bristol Bulldog, Fokker D XXI, Gloster Gladiator, FIAT G.50, Morane Saulnier MS 406 including Morko Morane, Brewster Model 239
Price: £35.00
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Finnish Fighter Colours 1939-1945
Gerhard Barkhorn scored 301 victories whilst flying with JG 52 making him the second most successful fighter pilot of WWII however, today, he is almost forgotten. This book describes Barkhorn's wartime experiences with 52, JG 6 and finally JV 44. Includes excerpts from original combat reports and colour profiles of every aircraft that he flew.  Bi-lingual German/English text
Price: £54.99
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The Forgotten Ace Fighter Pilot Gerhard Barkhorn
The story of this remarkable airplane and the people who made the Constellation great including aviation legends like Howard Hughes and Clarence Kelly Johnson. It sheds light on the dynamics of technology, politics, and society in the years 1940 to 1980. Contains cd digital file of the Constellations' operations manual
Price: £37.50
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Queen of the Skies The Lockheed Constellation
10 years in Luftwaffe Service. This publications covers design and development, development and pre-production aircraft, Luftwaffe service introduction,  versions, tranches and blocks, Luftwaffe special liveries, technical details and armament plus a selection of cockpit views and colour profiles
Price: £14.99
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AirDoc Aircraft of the Modern German Armed Forces BAe/EADS Eurofighter
Detailed guide containing a history of Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Radial-engine Versions. With pages of technical information, walkaround images and technical diagrams, camouflage and markings schemes, model builds and  modelling information, archive photos, four-views, 3d isometric views and fold-out 1:48 scale plans
Price: £18.95
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Airframe & Miniatures 7 The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Radial-engine Versions (including Fw 190A, B, C, F, G & S) – A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Butcher Bird
Lavishly illustrated, this French magazine features. 1:32 Nieuport 17; 1:72 F-16C Viper; 1:48 BF 109G-6; 1:32 T-6G plus much more
Price: £6.99
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Wing Masters 102 Sept/Oct 2014
Lavishly illustrated, this English language book tells the story of Bocche di Cattaro, the most important naval base of the Central Powers in the Mediterranean during the Great War.
Price: £24.99
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Seaplanes of Bocche. The Story of Austro-Hungarian Naval Aviation in Southern Adriatic 1913-1918
Devoted specifically to the design and development of the Hawker Hunter and covers how and why the aircraft came into being, the troubles it experienced on the way, its flight test programme and what it was like to pilot. The book draws on many original Air Staff and Ministry documents and Hawker day to day diaries
Price: £20.00
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The Design and Development of the Hawker Hunter : The Creation of Britain's Iconic Jet Fighter
A broad-ranging international history of the Torpedo weapon, tracing not only its origins and technical progress down to the present day, but also its impact on all subsequent naval wars.
Price: £35.00
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Torpedo : The Complete History of the World's Most Revolutionary Naval Weapon
From 1895-1944 the US Navy commissioned almost 60 steel-clad battleships from the Indiana (BB-1) to the USS Missouri (BB-63). This book gives a broad overview of the history of the US Navy battleships from their beginning to their end.
Price: £14.99
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Images of War Battleships of the United States Navy
This book depicts in detail the official and unofficial paint schemes that adorned ships of the Royal Navy and Commonwealth. It includes discussion on of armament and electronics that effected the outward appearance of each ship. Starting with destroyers from WW1 still in service during WW2, the book progressively covers ships below cruisers, class by class, to provide a detailed and easy-to-use guide to paint schemes in use.
Price: £30.00
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British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WWII Destroyers, Frigates, Sloops, Escorts, Minesweepers, Submarines, Coastal Forces and Auxiliaries

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