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Yellow Series 6140: Messerschmitt Bf 1
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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the German World War II fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. The G series, was introduced in mid-1942 and benefited from the powerful 1,455 horsepower DB 605 engine. This book describes and illustrates all the famous Bf 109 G variants with the DB 605 A engine. It explains in detail the technical aspects of all the different variants and is lavishly illustrated by specially commissioned colour artwork profiles, 1/72 scale plans for modellers and walk-around photographs of the plane and its systems in restored and stripped down examples.
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The Aviation Historian Issue 25
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In TAH25 we take a typically far-ranging approach, exploring military, civil and offbeat aviation. The military brief is fulfilled by articles on the Luftwaffe’s bombing capability in 1938 – a classic example of how “dodgy dossier” information can influence political decisions – and on the UK’s painful procurement of the F-4K/M Phantom. Ray Flude continues his three-part series on Axis plans to create internal air bridges in World War Two, with a chronicle of Japan’s attempt to fly a delegation to Berlin in 1943; illustrations include scale drawings and internal details of the Tachikawa Ki-77. We also examine the career of the Soviet Union’s Yakovlev Yak-28PP “SAM-jammer”, a little-known ECM variant of the Brewer strike bomber; and the RAF Far East Flight’s epic 1927–28 tour of Asia and Australia, recorded in the expedition’s log and illustrated with evocative photographs taken en route. Covering the civil aviation angle, we continue David H. Stringer’s account of how the Vickers Viscount was adopted with great enthusiasm and fanfare by three American airlines; we also examine Alan Cobham’s flight-refuelling experiments in 1938–40 using Handley Page Harrows. We tour the Channel islands in a BEA de Havilland Dragon Rapide, seen through the camera lens of the late John Stroud; and we reveal how a party of watermelons, painted with smiley faces, came to be strapped into the cabin seats of a de Havilland Heron and flown from Jordan to the UK in 1965.
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Blackbushe: London''s lost Airport 1
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This book takes a look at Blackbushe Airport. During its time as a RAF base from 1942 to 1944. Then covers the period 1944 to 1960 when it became a civil Airport. Includes the history of the Airlines that used the airport during the post war period. A in-depth look including numerous colour photos.
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Flying Boats : Air Travel in the G
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Flying Boats: Air Travel in the Golden Age sets out to do justice to a time of glamorous, unhurried air travel, unrecognisable to most of today's air travellers, but sorely missed by some. During the 1930s, long-distance air travel was the preserve of the flying boat, which transported well-heeled passengers in ocean-liner style and comfort across the oceans. But then the Second World War came, and things changed. Suddenly, landplanes were more efficient, and in abundance: long concrete runways had been constructed during the war that could be used by a new generation of large transport aircraft; and endless developments in aircraft meant they could fly faster and for further distances. Commercial flying boat services resumed, but their days would be numbered.
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Shackleton Boys: Vol 1: True Stories
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Essentially a development of the Avro Lancaster via the later Lincoln, the Avro Shackleton was the RAF's first line of defence in the maritime role from 1951 for twenty years. The `Old Grey Lady', the `Growler', `20,000 rivets in loose formation', but mostly known simply as the `Shack', it is viewed with great affection by those who flew and maintained it. In addition to its traditional sub-hunting role, it was also used extensively for search and rescue operations. Operating around the world with squadrons based in the UK, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Far East, `Shacks' were also used to support the blockade of oil supplies to Rhodesia during the UDI crisis in the '60s and '70s, and searching for gun-running boats during the Indonesian Confrontation. Original photographs and extensive appendices.
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A Golgen Age - Impperial Airways in the 1930's looking at some unusual designs built for the airline. Rome Tokyo Express - an in-depth account of |Italy's wartime attempt to to connect Rome with its wartime partners.Plus much more
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50 Airliners that Changed Flying
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50 Airliners that Changed Flying presents the exciting airliners which can genuinely claim to have changed air travel, from the early mail planes and piston liners through the emergence of the jet age, to the sleek and ultra-modern airliners of today.
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The Beginnings Of Norway''s Airlines%2
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In this book, the author presents the first airlines formed in the period up to 1922 and shows the development of commercial aviation in Norway.
£42.00
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The Aviation Historian Issue 23
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Compressiblity & the P-38; RAF Centenary; Fairey Rotodyne; Ernle Clarke; Jaguars in Nigeria; Garuda's convari 990s plus much more
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Les avions S.A.B.C.A et associ?s, pr
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French text, this book looks at the rich and complex history of SABCA through its reorganisations and joint projects.
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Fabulous Flying Boats A History of the
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The author describes what it was like to be aboard one of these huge passenger flying boats, as air crew and as a passenger covering the globe-trotting air routes, from Europe to the Far East and to the Americas
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Civil Aircraft Markings 2018
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This 69th annual edition is the most complete listing of all aircraft currently on the UK Register of Civil Aircraft – over 22,000 entries ranging from historic biplanes through to the latest airliners, and also covering light aircraft, microlights, helicopters, balloons and gliders of every type. For each entry the registration marks, exact aircraft type and owner or operator is given. In addition the civil aircraft registers of Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are listed as well as sections from overseas registers of aircraft commonly visiting the UK.
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I Have Control : A pilot''s view
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The author, a fully qualified jet captain, went on to become an experienced pilot trainer and examiner, ultimately flying ten different types with nine different airlines. In this book he tells his story and that of the changing face of airline development
£14.99
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Empire of the Clouds : When Britain%
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In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft including the Comet, the first jet airliner, the delta-winged Vulcan, the Hawker Hunter and the Lightning to name a few. So how did Britain so lose the plot that today there is not a single aircraft manufacturer of any significance in the country?
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The Aviation Historian Issue 22
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De Havilland Comet 3; Arado mystery transport; Hawker P.1129; Westland Wyvern; Alf Gunstead; Gabonese Skyraiders; San Francisco Helicopters plus more
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Gone but not Forgotten: Defunct Britis
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This book covers a large number of British airlines that have ceased operating since 1946. Some collapsed due to financial difficulties and others were taken over by larger airlines or ceased operating altogether
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