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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.
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The Aviation Historian Issue 27
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A salute to Richard T Riding, aviation publishing pioneer and photographer, Concorde: Interdependence Day. South of the Border' looking at the Argentinian Navy ferrying 11 Vought F4Us from the USA. Plus much more.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Aviation Historian Issue 26
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Demonstrating the astonishing pace at which technology moved in the “Century of Aviation”, 2019 marks 50 years since the first flight of Concorde, which regularly retraced Alcock and Brown’s transatlantic steps in little more than 3hr. And that’s not to mention mankind finally reaching the Moon in July 1969. With so much to celebrate – and so much still to explore – let’s get going with this first 2019 edition of The Aviation Historian, our 26th quarterly issue! It contains its own celebratory flourish, in the shape of a double gatefold which opens out to reveal details of the RAF Far East Flight’s tour to Australia in 1927–28. Our cover story this time features test pilot Wg Cdr James Addams. Never heard of him? That’s because he was a rare beast – a Brit who was posted to California in 1938 and played a major role in evaluating American aircraft for possible adoption by the RAF. Matt Bearman describes how he was instrumental in rejecting the Lockheed P-38 Lightning for British use.
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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.
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Orange Series 8119: PZL.23 Karas
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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The Naval Aviation in the Adriatic 191
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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
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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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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.
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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
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