Military Bi-Plane Era 1903-35

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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
38218AVI
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
37976AVI
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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The Naval Aviation in the Adriatic 191
18019AVI
Bi-lingual English/Croatian text. This book describes the history of naval aviation in the Adriatic region, starting from the Austro-Hungarian Empire up until 1991 and the breakup of Yugoslavia. The authors trace the origins and development of the naval aviation in the region from their humble post-WW1 beginnings, their growth in the interwar period to the aerial operations during World War Two and focus on the unknown yet fascinating information on the 1941 April War, the operations of the Yugoslav Seaplane Squadron within the British RAF in Egypt in 1941 and 1943, and the actions of the Partisan seaplane fleet in 1943
£49.90
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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.
£13.50
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Black September 1918: WW1''s Darkest
21119AVI
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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Images of War. Sopwith Camels Over Ita
23086AVI
Black and white photo album showing the men and machines that saw action during the battle of Caporetto
£8.99
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TAH24AVI
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
£13.50
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Modellers Datafile 23 The Supermarine Sp
59357AVI
In depth detail and photographic coverage looks at the Sepecat Jaguar's service, with comprehensive walkarounds, colour profiles, scale plans and how to model the Jaguar in popular scales.
£19.99
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The Defeat of the Zeppelins Zeppelin R
02494AVI
The author describes the threat posed to the British war effort by the raids of German airships and the struggle to develop effective defences against them
£25.00
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The Lost Pilots : The Spectacular Ri
28494AVI
The Sahara Desert, February 1962: the wreckage of a plane emerges from the sands revealing, too, the body of the plane's long-dead pilot. But who was he? And what had happened to him? This is the true story of Jessie Miller and Bill Lancaster who flew from London to Melbourne, the Wall Street Crash, a shocking crime and the trial that followed
£20.00
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Junkers Aircraft of WW1-Vol 2 JunkersJ.5
81667AVI
The author discusses and illustrates the world’s first all-metal airplanes, including the development of their all-metal structural technology as well as the aircraft themselves. Numerous photographs and contemporary drawings are included, and each volume includes scale drawings of three aircraft types. This volume contains 229 photographs, including 30 in colour, and colour profiles of 14 aircraft. It also includes 7 colour images illustrating factory colours and markings.
£44.99
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Junkers Aircraft Of WW1-Vol1 Junkers J.1
81650AVI
The authors discusses and illustrates the world’s first all-metal airplanes, including the development of their all-metal structural technology as well as the aircraft themselves. Numerous photographs and contemporary drawings are included, and each volume includes scale drawings of three aircraft types. This volume contains 356 photographs, including 82 in colour, and colour profiles of 13 aircraft.
£44.99
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The Aviation Historian Issue 23
TAH23AVI
Compressiblity & the P-38; RAF Centenary; Fairey Rotodyne; Ernle Clarke; Jaguars in Nigeria; Garuda's convari 990s plus much more
£13.50
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