AVIATION, MILITARY AND NAVAL BOOKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The Aviation and Military Book Centre offers a vast range of books and magazines on Civil & Military Aircraft, Military Hardware & Weapons and Naval Vessels. We cater for the historian and modeller alike..

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How do you convert a Panther into a pepperpot? Why was a UN Navy doctor taking photos of Panzers? What unique emblem was painted on a Jagdtiger? Which Panzer was left outside the monastery at Wiebrechtshausen? What British unit used a Sturmgeschütz as an ARV? Includes Jagdtiger, Tiger II, Tiger I, Panther Ausf.G, Panther Ausf.G (last steel wheel), Panther Ausf.A, Panther Ausf.D (+Befehls.Pz.), Bergepanther, Jagdpanther, Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J, Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H,
Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F, Panzer IV/70(A),Panzer IV/70(V), Jagdpanzer IV, Sturmgeschütz IV, Sturmpanzer IV, Hummel, Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G, Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.G, Sturmgeschütz III ARV (British), Sturmhaubitze 42, Jagdpanzer 38 (Hetzer), Marder 38.

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Panzerwrecks 21 German Armour 1944-45
The story of the infantrymen of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, the Tigers by nickname, who, since the end of the Cold War and fall of the Iron Curtain, have served on the front line in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as the many small wars and brush fires across Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Price: £25.00
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 Tigers at War : The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. 25 Years in Front-Line Modern Conflict
Drawing on original material from German archives and private collections, and replete with over 200 images, this book tells the story of the Wehrmacht's unsung workhorse in the final years of World War II.
Price: £30.00
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Sturmgeschutz Panzer, Panzerjager, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe Units
Following on from an earlier title, this volume concludes the unit histories of the army's Panther battalions and chronicles the service of the Jagdpanther units on the Eastern Front. With black and white archive photos, detailed orders of battle, organisational charts and campaign maps
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Panther Panther and Jagdpanther Units Part 2 The Eastern Front-From Operation Bagration to Berlin Part 2
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: £11.50
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Miltiaria Magazine Hors-Serie 104 Rommel Le Tacticien de L'Audace
Modellers will learn everything they need to about weathering effects including Weathering materials and references; Dirt accumulation; Streaking grime; Dust and Earth; Streaking; Mud effects and splashes; Oil, fuel and wet stains; Rust effects; winter and desert weathering.
Price: £28.99
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Encyclopedia of Amour Modelling Techniques 4 Weathering
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 issue focuses entirely on faded colours and features include Abandoned Tractor; Pale blue Warrior; Pal Catshark; E-100 Too long in the sun; The Gustav has faded; Renault 4L; The Aussie Avenger; Tank Zagkk AGIP, A-Wing Star Fighter
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The Weathering Magazine 21 Faded
Published in two volumes (TKMS5071), this publication shows the tank‘s development, technology, variants and active use. Photos, graphics and drawings offer arguably the closest look on modern German main battle tank technology ever published.
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Tankograd Military Special 5070 Leopard 2A6  The German Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank
Among modern armies the motor pool of the Finnish Army (Maavoimat) is certainly the most eccentric. This publication shows the Finnish Army motor pool in exercise photos and concludes the Tankograd coverage of military vehicles in Scandinavian Armies. (includes Danske Haeren, Norge Haerens Styrker, Svenska Armen)
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Tankograd Missions & Manoeuvres 7030 Finland's Maavoimat
This magazine examines types such as the Messerschmitt P 01, P 04 and P 08, Alexander Lippisch’s tailless Delta wing destroyers and the little known Messerschmitt Super 163, the Horten brothers’ 8-229, the Gotha P-60, Arado’s nine twin-jet night fighter designs, Blohm & Voss’s line of batwing fighters, the mighty Harbich Arctur and many more. With hundreds of new and period drawings, illustrations and photographs..
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Luftwaffe – Secret Wings of the third Reich
Created by the famous Mikoyan Design Bureau in the early 1950s, the MiG-19 fighter was the Soviet Union’s first true supersonic fighter that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. This book describes its development and operational history both at home and overseas including its involvement in conflicts in Asia and the Middle East.
Price: £39.95
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Famous Russian Aircraft Mikoyan MiG-19
Spanish Text. This book details the licence built Messerschmitt Bf 109s that served with the Spanish Air Force in the post WWII years.. With black and white photos throughout
Price: £42.00
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Los Derivados Hispanos Del Bf 109
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
Illustrated with full colour artwork, this volume examines why the Ki-44 was unable to break up bomber formations conventionally during the Pacific War, and how its ramming tactics, while terrifying, graphically revealed Japan's inability to stop the B-29.
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Osprey Duel 82 B-29 Superfortress vs Ki-44 'Tojo' Pacific 1944-45
Famously pictured in the opening credits of the popular television series M.A.S.H., Bell's Model 47 helicopter was the first helicopter certified for civilian use in March 1946 and went on to serve a wide variety of military and civilian applications. Over 5,600 Model 47s were built, many under license in Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
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Legends of Warfare Bell 47/H-13 Sioux Helicopter Military & Civilian Use, 1946 to the Present
History and development of the Super Hornet and Growler covering the types backgrounds, operators, colour schemes and roles. Includes Colour profiles, modelling in various scales plus walkarounds, list of kits, decals and accessories.
Price: £14.99
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MDF Scaled Down 7 The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler
This gift box set contains three volumes, Art from the First World War, Art from the Second World War, and Art from Contemporary Conflict
Price: £20.00
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War Art - Three volumes - boxed set
Using newly released secret intelligence sources, neglected memoirs, and popular memory, this book tells the story of military flying in Yemen between 1962 and 1994. It provides  It is provides in-depth insights and analysis of campaigns fought by the Egyptian air force of the 1960s, the creation of two Yemeni air forces in the 1970s, an entire series of inter-Yemeni wars of the 1980s and 1990s.
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Hot Skies Over Yemen  Aerial Warfare Over the Southern Arabian Peninsula, 1962-1994 Volume 1
WK275 is a unique historic airframe and the only Supermarine Swift F4 left in the world.  This book covers the development of the Swift, then traces the heritage of that aircraft, its operational life, how it was acquired and finally the full story of its restoration with a plethora of detailed photographs, drawings and publicity images.,
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WK275 The Restoration and Preservation of the Last Supermarine Swift F4
This well illustrated album contains period diagrams; data from flight manuals; data from spare parts catalogues; fully detailed 3D isometric views of prototype and production machines; lists of all Gladiator accessories and decals produced in all scales and a Kit build of the Silver Wings 1/32nd example by Steve Evans; Full colour profiles and concise camouflage and marking notes
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Airframe Album No 12 The Gloster Gladiator A Detailed Guide To The RAF’s Last Biplane Fighter
This issue looks at cockpit interiors and features TBD-1A Devastator; Pfalz D.XII; B-25 G-12; F/A-18C Hornet; Sikorsky H-34; FW 190 S-5; Canberra B.62; BF 109E and G-6; Lavochkin La-7; Sukhoi Su 25 UB
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The Weathering Aircraft  7 Interiors
In this book the author  takes a fresh, hard-headed look at the TSR2 project, telling the story of its development, short career and cancellation, and evaluating how it would have performed in Cold War strike roles as well as in the recent wars in the Middle East.
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X Planes 5 Britain's Lost Cold War Strike Jet
This book showcases vivid and evocative images from the Mirrorpix archive that trace the story of the RAF from its earliest days through wartime and peacetime and into the modern age.
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The RAF at 100 A Century in Photographs

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