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A complete portrait of the F-16 Dark Falcon and variants containing photos of all the features including action shots, Cockpit views, Fuselage, Weapons and Maintenance in addition to up-to-date information
Price: £21.99
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Aircraft in detail SPECIAL 1 F-16 Dark Falcon
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A complete portrait of the Saab 37 Viggen and variants containing photos of all the features including action shots, Cockpit views, Fuselage, Weapons and Maintenance in addition to up-to-date information
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Aircraft in detail 007 Saab 37 Viggen
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A complete portrait of the Eurofighter Typhoon and variants containing photos of all the features including action shots, Cockpit views, Fuselage, Weapons and Maintenance in addition to up-to-date information
Price: £21.99
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Aircraft in detail 006 Eurofighter Typhoon
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Winter is not only the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate zones. Winter can change the course of a battle or a war. In this special issue of Tanker we go into detail to show you how to get realistic WINTER effects on your tanks but not only this we will deal with scenes, figures and dioramas
Price: £20.99
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Tanker Techniques WINTER Special Issue
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Peter Crichton seized the outbreak of the Second World War to escape his journalistic job in London. Ever adventurous and somewhat impetuous he quickly transferred regiments to the 4th Queen's Own Hussars who were destined for North Africa. In no time he found himself fighting a desperate and ill-fated rear-guard action in the mountains of Northern Greece.
Price: £25.00
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To War With a 4th Hussar, Fighting in Greece, North Africa and the Balkans
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The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 or s.FH 18 (heavy field howitzer, model 18) was the basic German division-level heavy howitzer during the Second World War. The gun was officially introduced into service on 23 May 1935 and by the outbreak of war the Wehrmacht had about 1,353 of these guns in service
Price: £15.00
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Camera On 12 15 CM S.FH 18 German Heavy Howitzer
AVH49AVI
French Text magazine. In-depth articles with lavish illustrations.
Price: £17.99
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Avions Hors-Serie 49 LA 15.(Kroat.)/JG 52 SUR LE FRONT DE L'EST, 1941-1944.
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French Text magazine. In-depth articles with lavish illustrations.
Price: £12.75
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Avions 229 May/Jun 2019
BAT88AVI
French Text. Covering the Luftwaffe over Malta contains a plethora of photos and colour profiles.
Price: £12.50
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Batailles Aeriennes 88 B-29 Sur le Japon
58211AVI
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s and primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. A small number of Flying Fortresses - less than one hundred in all - were operated by a number of air arms across the world
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White Series: The Boeing B-17 Fortress in Foreign Service
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In our series Diorama Classics we will feature work from modelers who influenced the hobby in some way. You will also find elaborate step by step articles, as well as short-format tutorials. Above all else however, our main goal is to provide ideas and inspiration for your own creations. We will strive to cover all aspects of the diorama genre, however there may always be a slight emphasis on military modeling,
Price: £14.99
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Dioramag: Vol 3
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Modelling is an artistic side that combines history or fantasy, skills and art. A very fun hobby, which, like all activities, has a beginning and bases on which to improve until becoming a master. Each two pages comprehend one chapter that will be very useful to know and discover essential aspects of modelling vocabulary and techniques from the basics and that will help the beginner to start in the hobby and the advanced modeler to refresh many concepts.
Price: £11.50
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AK Beginner's Guide To Modelling
99483AVI
The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history and more aerial kills were made with this fighter than any other aircraft. Indeed, A total of 105 Bf 109 pilots were each credited with the destruction of 100 or more enemy aircraft; thirteen of these men scored more than 200 kills, while two scored more than 300.
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Air War Archive: MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 The Latter Years - War in the East to the Fall of Germany
58262AVI
Berlin was situated deep inside the Soviet-occupied region of the country, but the German capital had been divided into two halves, one of which was occupied by the Soviet Union, the other, in separate sectors, by Britain, France and the USA. Stalin decided to make the Allied hold on West Berlin untenable by shutting down all the overland routes used to keep the city supplied.
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Images of Aviation: The Berlin Airlift - The World's Largest Ever Air Supply Operation
29054AVI
Built within a 180-day time limit in 1943, the F-80 Shooting Star first saw service in Italy in the final year of World War 2, and consequently was sent to bases in the US, Europe and the Far East after VJ Day. It was the latter groups based in Japan that initially bore the brunt of the early fighting in Korea,
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Combat Aircraft 128: F-80 Shooting Star Units of the Korean War
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Scottish Aviation Bulldog: Trainer for the World tells the story of the Bulldog from its inception at Beagle as a military trainer derivative of the Pup for Sweden, its troubled gestation with the demise of Beagle and eventual production by Scottish Aviation, its 28-year service with the Royal Air Force and many other air forces around the world and subsequent use by private owners.
Price: £19.95
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Scottish Aviation Bulldog - Trainer for the World
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In 2012 Jean Paul Pallud wrote the After the Battle account of the Desert War; now he completes the story with detailed coverage of the landings of Operation ‘Torch’ in North-West Africa in November 1942. When the western Allies decided to launch a second front in North Africa, they carefully considered the anti-British feeling left in France by the ill-advised attack by the Royal Navy on the French Fleet at Mers el Kébir in July 1940
Price: £39.95
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Operation Torch: The Invasion of North Africa, Then and Now
58297MIL
The FV4201 Chieftain was the main battle tank of the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It is still in service in the Middle East today. A development of the Centurion, the Chieftain introduced the supine (reclining) driver position to British design enabling a heavily sloped hull with reduced height.
Price: £29.00
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Chieftain Britians Flawed Masterpiece
44014AVI
During the First World War, RAF Catfirth in Shetland was the most northerly air station in Britain. a flying boat station planned to house 450 men and 18 aircraft. The author takes a look at the history of this RAF station
Price: £8.50
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RAF Catfirth 1918 - The Story of a First World War Air Station and the First Flight to Shetland
80200AVI
Created in the spring of 1939, the hunting group III / 3 will hardly have the time to train that the declaration of war will make him leave Burgundy to join his field of campaign. A tragedy during this transfer will amputate the group of 6 of its pilots, killed or seriously injured. Reconstituted at Salon-de-Provence, the III / 3 wins the East of France and will spend the Funny War in Ochey (Meurthe-et-Moselle).
Price: £37.90
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Le GC111/3 en 1939-1940 Condors et Pirates au Combat
WP120AVI
Detailed history of this aircraft which includes history and development, camouflage schemes, line drawings, in detail and a list of available kits.
Price: £16.00
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Warpaint 120 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15
72571AVI
Some of the most significant engineering and technological breakthroughs of the last century centered on the development of piston aero engines from the 1920s through to the 1950s when they began to be supplanted by jet engines. This book explains in detailed, well illustrated, and easy-to-understand terms how these piston-powered radial engine airliners developed throughout this long era.
Price: £34.95
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America's Round-Engine Airliners
09572AVI
This book covers the story of all the British military aircraft that served in Latin America since 1940. Though the presence of British combat types is now almost gone from the skies over Latin America, its legacy will last for a long time. After World War 2, Britain was happy to sell the most modern equipment to the region giving it an advantage over the United States, hitherto the main provider of planes to Latin American air forces
Price: £44.95
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British Combat Aircraft in Latin America
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Within this issue we look at the following subjects. Tornado Farewell, Saab Safir, Cosmic Wind, Grumman Gulfstream, Croppies Downunder, Parachuting Planes.
Price: £7.75
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Air-Britian Aviation World Summer 2019
89220AVI
Back in the 1960s and '70s Gatwick became a hub for aircraft enthusiasts and photographers who, thanks to the viewing decks, could get up close to the aircraft and enjoy the eclectic mix of new jetliners and old propeller airliners. Tom Singfield, author and a fan of all classic airliners, has long dreamt of a book showcasing the glory days of Gatwick's classic airliners
Price: £20.00
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Classic Gatwick Propliners
NAB42MIL
With black and white photos from manuals, combat and war fronts in black and white most of them previously unpublished
Price: £27.99
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Nuts & Bolts Vol.42 Einheitsdiesel-The Standard 6x6 Cross Country Lorry of the Wehrmacht
35956NAV
For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more, maintaining the impressive standards of scholarship and research with which Warship has become synonymous.
Price: £40.00
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Warship 2019
60483AVI
Flying Tiger Memories tells the story of one of the world's most legendary airlines, through the eyewitness stories and memories of its employees, pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and friends. From a group of American pilots fighting in China during World War 2, the Flying Tiger Line is born
Price: £40.00
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Flying Tiger Memories
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FRENCH TEXT MAGAZINE
Price: £7.00
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Aero Journal 69
AEJ070
FRENCH TEXT MAGAZINE.
Price: £7.00
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Aero Journal 70
BBH39MIL
French Text. Revised and expanded version of earlier edition, this issue contains a plethora of new photos, profiles and maps.
Price: £14.90
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Batailles & Blindes Hors Serie 39
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French Text. Lavishly illustrated magazine.
Price: £14.90
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LOS! Hors Series 20
63546AVI
Taking a look over the past 50 years of aviation within the Navy. In-depth research with superb illustrations.
Price: £25.00
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Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority
48413AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.
Price: £17.99
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Kagero Top Drawings 7076 Messerschmitt Bf109F
48420AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.
Price: £17.99
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Kagero Top Drawings 7077 Junkers Ju 87 D, G
48406MIL
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.
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Kagero Top Drawings 7075 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger
78585MIL
This book is a result of an extended research on the history and organization of the armoured divisions of the Wehrmacht from its creation in 1935, until the end of World War II. It also covers the different models of AFVs that were a part of the material delivered to these divisions. Included are several organization charts, colour profiles and more than 280 archive photos, many of these previously unpublished.
Price: £52.99
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Panzerdivisionen: History,Organisation, Equipment, Weaponry and Uniforms of Wehrmacht Armoured Divisions 1935-45
58426AVI
Two famous Russian World War Two bombers in Polish Air Force service and colours. The Petlyakov Pe-2 was a Soviet light bomber regarded as one of the best ground attack aircraft of the war; it was also successful in the roles of heavy fighter, night fighter and reconnaissance.
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Polish Wings 26: Petlyakov Pe-2 & UPe-2 Tupolev USB
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FRENCH TEXT MAGAZINE
Price: £7.50
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TNT Trucks & Tanks 73
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French Text. In depth articles, lavish photographs, plus much more
Price: £6.90
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Ligne De Front 79
05350MOD
Airfix acquired the first plastic injection moulding machine in the U.K. in the mid 1940's and was soon manufacturing vast numbers of plastic toys. By 1981, when Airfix's financial woes led to takeover and the end of all production save for plastic model kits, it had made a wide variety of toys, games, arts, crafts, building sets, racing sets, model trains and even Meccano and Dinky toys. Profusely illustrated with over three hundred photographs, Forty Years of Airfix Toys gives the full history of the Airfix toy range.
Price: £25.00
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Forty Years of Airfix Toys
09273AVI
This much anticipated revised edition contains many additional new photographs and updated appendices to this comprehensive book on the Avro Vulcan.
Price: £27.95
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The Avro Vulcan: Revised Edition
52260NAV
The ninth HMS Vanguard, bearing one of the most illustrious names in the Royal Navy with honours from the Armada to Jutland, was the last and largest of Britain's battleships and was commissioned in 1946. Her design evolved from of the King George V class and incorporated much of the fully developed design for the two battleships, Lion & Temeraire, that were laid down in 1939 but never completed.
Price: £35.00
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The Last British Battleship: HMS Vanguard 1946-1960
76968MIL
This magazine contains a plethora of photos and graphics with insightful articles.
Price: £7.99
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Bookazine Panzer German WW2 Designs by Claes Sundin
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Czech text. Lavishly illustrated magazine focusing on the development, service, technical description and camouflage schemes.
Price: £9.99
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Armada Magazine 1 Motorizace of Ceskoslovenske Armady 1918-39
95903MIL
1200 pages in two volume. Containing over 5000 badge illustrations and 500 photos. These two books look at the history of British Army uniform. Extensively researched with many not previously published.
Price: £150.00
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Badges on Battle Dress Vol 1&2: An Illustrated History of the Cloth Insignia Worn on Khaki and Jungle Green by Britian's Armed Forces 1939 to 1967
83162MIL
German Self-Propelled Guns on the Battlefield (Vol.19) is the nineteenth in PeKo’s ‘on the Battlefield’ photo-monograph series. German made self-propelled guns such as the Hummel, Wespe, Sturmtiger, Bison I and many more are covered in this landscape, hardbacked book. Both the introduction and captions are bilingual (English / Hungarian).
Price: £25.99
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Photobook Series 19: German Self-Propelled Guns on the Battlefield
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A guide to painting with acrylics from beginner to advanced levels.
Price: £14.99
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German Equipment in WWII
42277MIL
Illustrating steel helmets of the British forces in WWII, many helmets being camouflage, netted and decaled with divisional insignia. The work by well known author Oliver Lock, is very much a pictorial study of the subject which until now has never been covered and a superb high resolution insight in to an area of collecting that has grown in recent years.
Price: £39.99
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British Painted Steel
46719AVI
It could be argued that the heyday of British military aircraft flight testing began in the 1940s, and continued throughout the three decades that followed, during the so-called Cold War period. The Golden Years, 1945 to 1975 as this was arguably the most exciting period with many wonderful and new types rubbing shoulders with wartime and immediate post-war designs that were utilised for development purposes, making for an eclectic mix of shapes and colour schemes. A
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Flightcraft 18 British Military Test and Evaluation Aircraft-The Golden Years 1945-75
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This well illustrated album contains a wealth of historical photographs and detailed images of the world’s preserved aircraft during production and service use; isometric views and colour profiles in addition to a list of all accessories and decals and special builds.
Price: £18.95
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Airframe Album 15 The Gloster/A.W. Meteor-A Detailed Guide to Britian's First Jet Fighter
21270AVI
Nimrod Boys is a complementary book to Nimrod Rise and Fall from acclaimed author Tony Blackman. It is a collection of over twenty first-hand accounts of operating the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod - an aircraft which served at the forefront of the Cold War. As the first jet-powered maritime aircraft, it could reach critical points for rescues or for operational requirements in rapid time.
Price: £25.00
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Nimrod Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the RAF's Cold War Trailblazer
76944AVI
This magazine contains a plethora of photos and graphics with insightful articles.

Price: £7.99
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Bookazine British Cold War Stories
78593AVI
While French fighter aircraft of the early period of World War II are well known and the subject of many books, the bombers used by the French Air Force in this period are up to now not well documented in English. This book describes and illustrates all such aircraft in use on 1940, from the obsolescent (and very ugly!) older types still in use t
Price: £35.00
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White Series: French Bombers of WWII

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