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Scottish Aviation Bulldog - Trainer for the World

Product code:  05202AVI
Scottish Aviation Bulldog: Trainer for the World tells the story of the Bulldog from its inception at Beagle as a military trainer derivative of the Pup for Sweden, its troubled gestation with the demise of Beagle and eventual production by Scottish Aviation, its 28-year service with the Royal Air Force and many other air forces around the world and subsequent use by private owners. Author Tom Wenham gives readers everything they need to know about the design, development, production and usage w...

Classic Gatwick Propliners

Product code:  89220AVI
Back in the 1960s and '70s Gatwick became a hub for aircraft enthusiasts and photographers who, thanks to the viewing decks, could get up close to the aircraft and enjoy the eclectic mix of new jetliners and old propeller airliners. Tom Singfield, author and a fan of all classic airliners, has long dreamt of a book showcasing the glory days of Gatwick's classic airliners. After thirty years of searching out the very best colour images of that time, he is now able to publish the results of his s...

Flying Tiger Memories

Product code:  60483AVI
Flying Tiger Memories tells the story of one of the world's most legendary airlines, through the eyewitness stories and memories of its employees, pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and friends. From a group of American pilots fighting in China during World War 2, the Flying Tiger Line is born, the airline who can do anything, through the golden piston prop days of Commandos and Connies to the Jet Age with the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, Boeing 747 Jumbo, all the way up to the 1989 billion-dolla...

Famous Russian Aircraft Mikoyan MiG-29 & MiG-35

Product code:  09228AVI
Revised & Updated edition with previously unpublished information and photos. Designed as a mass-produced and relatively cheap light tactical fighter, the MiG-29 first flew on 6th October 1977. After extensive flight testing, it entered production in 1982 and deliveries to the Soviet Air Force began in 1983. In addition to its main counter-air role, the aircraft had a useful air-to-ground capability, carrying free-fall bombs and unguided rockets. From the outset the MiG-29 had been steadily deve...

Civil Aircraft Markings 2019

Product code:  09242AVI
This 70th 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...

Wings Above the Planet: The History of Antonov Airlines

Product code:  89630AVI
The Ukraine based Antonov company had its origins in the Soviet era Antonov Design Bureau which latterly had been working on large transport aircraft. Created in the late 1980s in the turbulent post-Soviet era, the new company began to focus on this aspect of the international aviation market. Antonov Airlines was the first to offer the services of the most capable heavy-lift aircraft in serial production, the An-124 Ruslan, laying the foundations for a new sector of that market, the transportat...

BAe I46 Whisperjet: Britain's Most Successful Airliner

Product code:  80996AVI
This book tells the full story of the BAe 146, a short-haul airliner produced between 1983 and 2002. It has been operated by several airlines around the world and an adapted version with a countermeasures suite is also part of Britain's Royal Squadron. The BAe 146 and its later version, the Avro RJ, are also used as VIP transports, military transports and aerial firefighting tankers. In this comprehensive book, experienced aircraft expert David Oliver provides an unparalleled analysis of the dev...

Victor Boys: True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber

Product code:  21256AVI
The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods. Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted first hand by the operators ...

Valiant Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber

Product code:  21249AVI
There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking airfields with conventional bombs in Egypt during the very brief and abortive Suez campaign. We are reminded of how the Valiant provided the UKs first nuclear deterrent by always having some armed aircraft on stand-by twenty-four hours a day, supported by their air and ground crews, ready to be flown at a moments notice on a one-way trip to l...

Jaguar Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War

Product code:  21232AVI
Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAFs tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys pilots, engineer and ground crew tell of the aircrafts drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily-deployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the ...

Vulcan Boys : From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber

Product code:  21263AVI
The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognisable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for take-off. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves. It tells the story of the aircraft from its design conception through the Cold War when it played out its most important job as Britains nuclear deterre...

The Curtiss-Wright AT-9: The Other Jeep

Product code:  58303AVI
he Curtiss-Wright AT-9 was a twin-engined advanced trainer aircraft used by the United States during World War II to bridge the gap between single-engined trainers and twin-engined combat aircraft. It became known as the ""Jeep"" in the United States Army Air Force (USAAF). This book by the senior curator with the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle examines the genesis of the AT-9 design, its competitors and, eventually, comrades-in-arms, with whom AT-9s were always the best and the bri...