Military Aviation Bi-Plane Era 1903-35

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Camel Pilot Supreme: Captain D.V. Arms
52673AVI
D'Urban Victor Armstrong was born on 26 July 1897 in Natal, South Africa. Having initially enlisted in the South African Defence Force on the outbreak of war in 1914, he soon sought a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps. He was awarded his flying licence on 12 February 1916, marking the start of what was a remarkable wartime career as a fighter pilot. Such was the skill Armstrong displayed when in the air, he was famed among his British, French and American contemporaries as the best Camel pilot of the war, bar none. His aerobatic performances were in demand to entertain visiting senior officers, politicians and dignitaries. He even once outfought Ren Fonck in a mock dogfight.
£25.00
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Middle East @ War 20 Air Power and%2
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At a time when multiple wars are raging across much of the Middle East, it is almost forgotten that it was Abu al-Qasim Abbas ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas at-Takurni - an Andalusian inventor, physician and engineer - who was the first person to undertake experiments in flying with any degree of success. That was back in the 9th Century A.D. Nigh on a thousand years later the Arab World's critical strategic location made it almost inevitable that these regions would be drawn into the imperial rivalries of the leading European powers, while the Ottoman Empire struggled to maintain its existing position in the area.
£19.95
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War Amongst the Clouds : My Flying%2
21430AVI
This is a personal account written by a man reflecting on his time as a young pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in France during the First World War, who eventually became an ace. It is a story of survival against the odds at a time when the conduct of air operations depended so much on individual skills, innovation, courage - and luck. Hugh White flew F.E.2D Scout aircraft with 20 Squadron as a reconnaissance patrol pilot aged just eighteen. He describes Hugh's life and RAF career from flying Bristol Fighters in India during the 1920s, undertaking engineer training at Henlow, to commanding 501 Squadron in the mid-1930s and becoming a full-time technical officer until his retirement as an air vice-marshal in 1955.
£20.00
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RAF Catfirth 1918 - The Story of a%2
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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.
£8.50
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Monographs 3D Edition 3065: Gloster Gl
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214 pages of walk round photos, illustrations and a detailed look at this aircraft.
£21.99
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August Euler & His Airplanes 1908%u201
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August Euler & His Airplanes 1908–1920 Volume 1 August Euler was a very important German aviation pioneer; he gained German pilot’s license No.1, designed and built airplanes, was a flight instructor, created a flight school, and founded an aircraft company bearing his name. After WWI he served as Germany’s first Secretary of State for aviation. This is the story of Euler and his aircraft for the first time in English. It is translated and expanded from Abenteuer Gelber Hund by Michael Du?sing. The book is published in two volumes totaling 440 pages with 396 photos and 136 drawings and other graphics plus 1/48 scale drawings of six Euler aircraft.
£35.99
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August Euler & His Airplanes 1908%u201
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August Euler & His Airplanes 1908–1920 Volume 1 August Euler was a very important German aviation pioneer; he gained German pilot’s license No.1, designed and built airplanes, was a flight instructor, created a flight school, and founded an aircraft company bearing his name. After WWI he served as Germany’s first Secretary of State for aviation. This is the story of Euler and his aircraft for the first time in English. It is translated and expanded from Abenteuer Gelber Hund by Michael Du?sing. The book is published in two volumes totaling 440 pages with 396 photos and 136 drawings and other graphics plus 1/48 scale drawings of six Euler aircraft.
£35.99
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Les Aeroplanes Voisin
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n 1908 Neighbor and America the Wright were the only ones to build machines that really flew. In 1910 Voisin was still at the same level as Blériot, REP, Saulnier, and even above. Then lost in the Duck adventure and overtaken by Blériot, Farman, Breguet, he bounced back with the Type L which, with its derivatives, will be built in large quantities from the beginning until the end of the Great War. But the multiple prototypes inspired by his imagination, which are on the fringes, do not meet the success and Gabriel Voisin abandons from 1919 aviation to focus primarily on the automobile. And incidentally we can mention prefabricated houses, inflatable hangars, motorized bicycles, armored ..., but his heart remained attached to the aviation for which until his death, he draws some projects more or less utopian. On 176 pages, with more than 450 photos and a hundred shots 3 views and diagrams.
£39.90
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Orange Series 8119: PZL.23 Karas
81630AVI
The illustrated history of Poland's World War II Army co-operation aircraft and attack bomber in 1939. The P.23 Karas ('crucian carp') was flung into action against the German ground forces and the Luftwaffe. This is the revised and updated edition of the book originally published in 2004 and it remains the only English language book about this historic aircraft - the first from any country to oppose the might of Germany's Luftwaffe in 1939. The book features 1/72 scale plans of all versions, photographs and drawings from pre-war technical manuals, rare B&W period photographs and superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings.
£17.00
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Building the Wingnut Wings Dolphin &%2
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Special edition modeller's guide to building the Wingnut Wings Dolphin & Pfalz D.IIIA with archive photos and contemporary drawings all accompanying a detailed stage by stage build.
£26.00
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The Stirling Bomber
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A illustrated history for us of this Second World War bomber. A two page introduction sets the scene starting with the Air Ministry specifications of 1936 and developments from there. The photographs tell the story and include images of production, crews, equipment, controls, maintenance etc. The photos are all accompanied by informative captions and anybody who could have been identified is named.
£10.00
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A History of British Waterplanes: Flyi
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A new word ‘Waterplanes&rsquos; to denote the flying machines that took off and landed on water as listed in the sub-title. Although they played an important role in defence, communication, freight transport and early civil aviation hardly any trace of them remains today. Aircraft were not preserved and these fine craft have no museum of their own. The author wants this book to deal with the subject comprehensively. Starting with the early machines of 1909/10 and ending with the post-war period and the subsequent decline. ‘Whitehall decision-makers...who had difficulty understanding how things flew’ get a bit of a pasting from the author whose text is in his usual style. A massive appendix details the people and the makers involved and the book is fully indexed as well as being profusely illustrated with ‘amazing photographs’.
£37.00
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Latin America At War 9 Mexicans at W
90069AVI
This book introduces the reader to an unknown Ally of the Second World War. Few people remember that Mexico, took an active part in that conflict. This volume covers Mexican participation in the Second World War for the first time using photos, documents and testimony from official and personal archives. Following the sinking of Mexican ships by German u-boats the first North American Texan armed trainers entered service in the Gulf of Mexico, earning the title of the "Mexican Dive Bomber". Due to the necessities of the war, the service had to reorganize its aviation assets to be able to receive a larger number of American-built lease aircraft, which started the modernization and reorganization process that is felt even today. The war affected all aspect of Mexican military aviation from tactical units, to training, to logistics and military doctrine. As Mexico was securing its coasts and sending aviation personnel to train in the USA, it would later field its fighter squadron to participate in the liberation of the Philippine islands. By the end of the war the Mexican air force had experienced its most rapid growth since it was officially established back in February 1915. The text is fully supported by numerous previously unpublished photographs and colour profiles showing camouflage and markings.
£29.95
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Black September 1918: WW1''s Darkest
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With the mighty push on, once more masses of men and aircraft were put into the air. They were opposed by German fighter force were able to inflict an even larger toll of British, French and American aircraft shot down, making this the worst month for the Allied flyers during the whole of World War I - and this just a mere six weeks from the war's bloody finale. The authors of Black September 1918 have analysed the daily events throughout September with the use of lists of casualties and claims from both sides. The book also contains seven detailed appendices examining the victory claims of all the air forces that fought during September 1918.
£20.00
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Warpaint 116 Hawker Fury & Nimrod
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Detailed history of this aircraft which includes history and development, camouflage schemes, line drawings, in detail and a list of available kits.
£16.00
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Images of War. Sopwith Camels Over Ita
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Black and white photo album showing the men and machines that saw action during the battle of Caporetto
£8.99
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