Military Aviation Piston Era 1936-45

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Eagles over the Sea 1935-42: A Histo
40021AVI
The arduous development of a dedicated naval air arm for Germany's resurgent military was fraught with the kind of fierce inter-service rivalry that was rife throughout the turbulent history of the Third Reich. However, almost despite the odds, a small dedicated maritime strike force was assembled, germinating during the Spanish Civil War before being committed to action from the first days of the invasion of Poland. Concurrently, the operational Luftwaffe developed its own maritime units that would eventually subsume all of the Kriegsmarine-controlled formations as the war years progressed. This new book by the well-known author of German naval operations in WWII offers, for the first time, an in-depth study of all the Luftwaffe maritime operations. This is the first of two volumes and takes the story up to 1942. The story of Luftwaffe maritime operations has frequently been written about in fragmentary terms, delineating between the planned naval air arm operating under Kriegsmarine direction and the operational Luftwaffe'.
£30.00
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Nachtjagd Combat Archive-The Early Years%2
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THE EARLY YEARS PART THREE (30 May – 31st December 1942) in the continuing book series that will prove essential for not only Luftwaffe historians but also anyone with an interest in RAF Bomber Command. The Nachtjagd Combat Archive is possibly the largest WWII aviation project ever published running to over 1.3 million words with over 1200 original photos, a remarkable 70% of which are previously unpublished.
£20.00
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Airframe Extra No.10 The Battle of Mid
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Covers the historical aspects of the battles in the air and at sea over and above Midway between the 4th & 7th June 1942.
£11.95
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Henschel Hs 129 Panzerjager
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This is a fully updated and revised edition of Martin Pegg’s groundbreaking 1997 study of the Luftwaffe’s ground-attack aircraft, the Henschel Hs 129. For this title, based on several years of further research, the author has uncovered much new information and photographic material on the development and operational use of the Hs 129 in German and Rumanian service. The book includes chapters on the First World War and pre-Second World War development of the Schlachtflieger, plus comprehensive coverage of the development of the aircraft itself and its various associated experimental and operational weapons.
£60.00
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Boulton Paul Defiant: An Illustrated H
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Fighting over the beaches of Dunkirk and in the Battle of Britain, guarding the night skies during the perilous months of the Blitz, pioneering electronic countermeasures, and serving air-sea rescue roles all around our coasts, the Boulton Paul Defiant played a vital part through most of the Second World War, finishing it in the important target-tug role. The Defiant is rightly considered Wolverhampton's highest profile contribution to the war, and the most important product of Boulton Paul Aircraft. This book celebrates the contribution of the Defiant to the war in over 200 illustrations, most from Boulton Paul's own archives, and many never published before.
£14.99
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Courage Alone: The Italian Air Force%2
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Courage Alone takes a close look at the Italian Airforce during the period 1940-1943. looking at the man, aircraft, bases and areas of operation. With previously unseen photos and charts.
£34.95
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A Battle of Britain Spitfire Squadron
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Formed at Rochford on 1 October 1918, just weeks before the Armistice that ended the First World War, 152 (Hyderabad) Squadron was originally a night fighter unit equipped with the Sopwith Camel. Its existence was short-lived, for the squadron was disbanded on 30 June 1919. With war clouds looming over Europe once more, 152 Squadron reformed at Arklington on 1 October 1939, becoming operational just over four weeks later.
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The Chow-Hound
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The Mighty Eighth Air Corps of the U.S. Army lost more combat veterans in the destructive maw of World War II than any other combat unit in the US military, yet these very young crew members climbed aboard their aircrafts daily and, in the leering face of death, ground down the Nazi infrastructure and combat units across the European Theatre of Operations. As the losses mounted, the tours of duty extended. Finally, the Chow-hound was assigned a “milk run” into the edge of France, where a direct hit at the waist of the ship separated the Chow-hound into three pieces at 14,000 feet. The plane and crew were doomed. But fate, human kindness, luck, scientific advancement and coincidence have transformed this ordinary combat loss into an extraordinary story that ripples across time and generations.
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Beaufighter Boys: True Tales from thos
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These reminiscences to trace the roles of Beaufighter squadrons spread across all the theatres of World War Two operations. From home bases, through north-west Europe, North Africa, Malta and the Mediterranean to the far Far East and south-west Pacific, the Beaufighter served far and wide as did the crews of the RAF, RAAF, SAAF and New Zealand and Canadian squadrons. All are covered in this quite unique book to be savoured by all those interested in the war in the air from 1939-1945.
£20.00
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Yellow Series 6143
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This detailed monograph covers the design and development of the P-51B/C Mustang family, the main wartime production variant of this classic fighter aircraft. The P-51B/C model introduced the definitive Packard engine and was the mount of many fighter aces. This book contains: Comprehensive technical details of the American built P-51B/C and F-6C; Numerous specially selected original NAA technical photos; Production and service photos; A wide range of specially commissioned colour profiles by Artur Juszczak; Rare colour photographs from World War II; Detailed photographs featuring modern highly accurate restorations, inside and out, and including under rebuild and servicing details; A comprehensive walk-around section showing all aspects of the airframe and diagrams from official manuals; All the core technical details of the P-51B/C family in one compact, economical volume.
£25.00
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F4F & FM Wildcat
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This work combines all of the content of those early works into the most comprehensive book on Grumman’s only aircraft to serve on the front lines from the first to the last day of World War II. F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale includes many new photographs, many of which have never been published, along with over three dozen line drawings, artworks and full color aircraft profiles.
£22.99
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Scrapbook of Lost Aviation
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25 Stories from the past century of aviation, about the men and machines from 1913 to 1999 . Containing numerous rare photos and in-depth articles.
£19.99
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Pacific Fighter Aircraft Profile Book No
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Lavishly illustrated book containing 126 colour aircraft profiles with additional illustrations and accompanying historical text. Contains tables and specifications.
£44.00
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Bold Venture : The American Bombing
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Bold Venture tells an important and riveting untold wartime story of the American airmen who flew combat missions over Hong Kong during the Second World War. looking at the American campaign against Japanese forces throughout occupied China. We begin with the discovery of an unexploded one-thousand-pound bomb in Hong Kong in 2014, which unfolds a rich history of American heavy bombers in World War II. Looking at these heavy bombers' role in World War II, he reveals the story behind the American air raids and the airmen who were eventually shot down over Hong Kong. Bold Venture's exploration of World War II and its aftermath in Hong Kong goes into detail about the British civilians and soldiers who were released from prison and repatriated.
£27.25
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D-Day Bombers: The Veterans'' Story%
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D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story is largely an eye-witness account of the vital heavy bomber contribution to the success of the D-Day landings and therefore to the winning of the war in Europe. It is told using considerable first-hand experience from the veterans of the campaign, something not really covered in any other books on the subject, together with background information from primary source documents on the tactics and strategy employed before, during and after the invasion. Eight different aircrews, five RAF and three USAAF, tell widely differing stories of their part in the operations.
£25.00
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Spain in Arms: A Military History of
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Spain in Arms is a new military history of the Spanish Civil War. It examines how the Spanish Civil War conflict developed on the battlefield through the prism of eight campaigns between 1937-1939 and shows how many accounts of military operations during this conflict are based upon half-truths and propaganda. The book is based upon nearly 60 years of extensive research into the Spanish Civil War, augmented by information from specialised German, Italian and Russian works.
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