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Presents in detail the uniforms of the foot artillery between 1786-1815 including detailed descriptions of their equipment (artillery, ammunitions, front axle units, forges, etc.)..
Price: £16.99
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Officers and Soldiers of French Artillery and the Gribeauval Systsem Volume 1 1786-1815 [23]
Covers the tank-based combat vehicles and armoured personnel carriers in service with the IDF. Contains detailed descriptions of the design, developments, combat, operations and history of Namer, a Merkava tank hull based heavy APC
Price: £27.99
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Israeli Wild & Cruel Cats Volume 5 Namer Merkava-Based Heavy APC
Photo album covering the sFH 19 15cm howitzer part 2; Sherman Tankdozer and the M23 Ammo Trailer
Price: £15.99
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Allied-Axis 30 The Photo Journal of the Second World War
A guide to the armour deployed by the Allies over the course of the fighting for this strategic objective. Covering American, British, Indian, Canadian, French, New Zealand and Polish armour, this book includes a number of rare and unpublished photos with detailed captions.
Price: £23.99
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Armor Color Gallery 12 Camouflage & Markings of Allied Armor in the Battle for Cassino January-May 1944
On the night of August 14-15, 1944, the First Airborne Task Force, which included the U.S. 509th, 517th and 551st Parachute Infantry Regiments, jumped into enemy held territory spearheading Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France. Based on interviews from all combatant units, battlefield archaeology, period photos, letters and reports, this book provides an very detailed hour-by-hour account of the advance through southern France, as seen through the eyes of those who lived through it..
Price: £74.99
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Operation Dragoon: Autopsy of a Battle The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera . August-September 1944
This lavishly illustrated reference book includes variations of the most popular models depending on the year, division and army it belonged to. Chapters are set out according to Light Vehicles, Medium/Heavy Vehicles, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Artillery, Markings, Colours and Photos.
Price: £23.99
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D.A.K. Profile Guide
7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen was a German mountain infantry division of the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of the German Nazi Party that served alongside but was never formally part of the Wehrmacht during World War II. This book tells the story of this unit and its operations and includes many previously unpublished photos and maps of the operational areas
Price: £29.99
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Prinz Eugen The Story of 7. SS-Frewilligen Gebirgs Division 1942-1945
A seamless account of the Normandy invasion in the British sector from the German viewpoint which sheds new light on many controversial issues. Follows the division and surrounding events during the retreat to the Seine and the division's later commitment in Alsace-Lorraine and finally, on the Oder Front against the Soviet Union and its eventual demise in the Halbe pocket
Price: £59.95
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The Combat History of the 21st Panzer Division 1943-45
Colour photo album which includes archive photos and close-up walk-around photos. The author outlines the service career of the Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank and Challenger Repair and Recovery Vehicle. The photos selected for this book include original images from the vehicle’s trials, its service in BAOR, in Bosnia and in Operation Granby and describes the highs and lows of the Challenger 1's career in British Army service
Price: £13.99
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Kagero Photosniper 11 Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank Vol.II
French language only. Une Arlesienne de poids le B1ter; Operations le 22 BCC dans la bataille de Lille; FCM M1 le monster pas sorti des eaux; L'AMC 34 YR; Le Schneider CA2 cet inconnu; les vehicules Archer; Les T-26 ex-Espagnols
Price: £11.99
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Histoire de Guerre Blindes et Materiel 109 Juil/Aout/Sept 2014
The author relates the story of the Ju 88 bomber at war, both at day and at night. Operational analysis of the individual Kampfgeschwader is supplemented by detailed orders of battle and strength and loss data and the book covers the deployment of the Ju 88 from its combat debut in 1939 through to final operations in 1945 with the Ju 88 and Ju 188. Includes facsimile copies of Junkers and official German aircraft handbooks in addition to photos and colour profiles..
Price: £60.00
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Junkers Ju 88 Volume 2 The Bomber at War - Day and Night Operational and Service History
This issue covers this  IJNAF trainer with which virtually every Navy pilot achieved a level of flying competence. Contains detailed history and development with some surprises, many previously unpublished photos and detailed artwork.
Price: £40.00
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Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 30
Reveals a fascinating world of technical and military evolution that endeavoured to determine the true capabilities of Soviet forces during the Cold War. This book looks in detail at the RAF's Electronic Intelligence operations (Elint) and explains how the equipment, techniques and platforms evolved, as well as its continuing role after the Cold War
Price: £29.95
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Listening In RAF Electronic Intelligence Gathering since 1945
Comprehensive study of the history, development and operations of this long serving Luftwaffe bomber aircraft. With hundreds of photos, manufacturer's handbook data, scale drawings and colour profiles.
Price: £60.00
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Heinkel He 111 An Illustrated History
In this book, pilots, engineer and ground crew - tell of the aircraft's drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily-deployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era
Price: £20.00
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Jaguar Boys True Tales from Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War
A documentary history of every enemy aircraft brought down over the United Kingdom. The author aims to expand the reader's knowledge of the Luftwaffe's men and machines that fought over Britain thanks to the work of RAF Air Intelligence and where possible, using the words of German airmen as divulged to AI(k). This volume covers the period 28th September to 27th October 1940
Price: £25.00
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Luftwaffe Crash Archive Volume 5   28th September – 27th October 1940
The first in a series of volumes detailing the story of how a co-ordinated force of the Royal Air Force's fighter squadrons came into being as Fighter Command in 1936 and what became of it after the Battle of Britain. This volume recounts the origins of military aviation in Britain, up to the beginning of the First World War in the August of 1914.
Price: £34.95
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To Rule the Winds The Evolution of the British Fighter Force Through Two World Wars Volume 1: Prelude to Air War - The Years to 1914
Complete and detailed history of the North American RA-5C Vigilante. Contains introduction, history, specification, serial numbers, colour profiles, tables, line drawings, available decals and accessories, walk-around photos plus much more. Includes 1:72 scale drawings.
Price: £15.50
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Warpaint 97 North American RA-5C Vigilante
This is the true story of 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown and 2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, two pilots whose lives collided on the 20th December 1943. Charlie Brown was flying a badly damaged B-17 bomber when Stigler a German ace pulled up on his tail in a Messerschmitt fighter plane, A true story of heroism and chivalry during WWII..
Price: £8.99
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A Higher Call The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War
Brief history and close-up walk-around views from the RAF Museum Hendon, this book also includes step by step tips and techniques for building the ultimate Hawker Typhoon, cockpit and engine detail, painting and finishing, after market accessories etc.
Price: £12.95
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How to Build Airfix 1:24 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib
Lavishly illustrated, this book covers the design and construction, general characteristics of the hull, armour, underwater protection, armament plus more. The text part of this book describes history of the ship's construction and service. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing USS Missouri's (BB-63) appearance on 2 September 1945, when Japanese officials signed formal surrender on her board.
Price: £14.99
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Super Drawings in 3D The Battleship USS Missouri
Lavishly illustrated, this book covers the design and construction, general characteristics of the hull, armour, underwater protection, armament plus more. Contains hundreds of colour graphics
Price: £14.99
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Super Drawings in 3D The Battleship Bismarck
Brief history of HMS Duke of York with table of general characteristics. Continues with an extensive collection of detailed line drawings with additional pull-out sections including two colour profiles.
Price: £15.99
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Kagero Top Drawings 19 The Battleship HMS Duke of York
Built at Livorno in 1910, the 10,000-ton RHNS Averof had the distinction of being the flagship, and by far the biggest warship, of the Royal Hellenic Navy until 1951. In the Battle of Cape Helles (3 Dec 1912) Averof inflicted heavy casualties on the Turkish fleet, following it up with a victory in the Battle of Lemnos (5 Jan 1913). In the 1920s the ship underwent a major refit in France, which included modernizing her armament by replacing her obsolete torpedo tubes with more anti-aircraft guns. When the Germans overran Greece in World War Two, Averof made a dramatic escape to Alexandria, dodging attacks by the Luftwaffe, despite Admiralty orders that she be scuttled. This book includes her operational history including full technical specifications, in addition to first-hand accounts of the officers and men who sailed on her
Price: £19.99
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R.H.N.S Averof Thunder in the Agean

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