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US Air Force Bases in the UK

Product code:  79655AVI
Nowhere is the `special relationship' more evident than in the scores of airfields used by the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. Today, just a handful remain in active service. US Air Force Bases in the UK examines the history and continuing use of modern-day British airfields by the US Air Force. It also chronicles the many others that survived the Second World War, but not the passage of time. While most have been reclaimed by agriculture. This book retraces its concr...

The Admiralty and the Helicopter - Royal Navy Helicopter Projects

Product code:  95142AVI
Lavishly illustrated, this book charts the development of the Admiralty's pioneering requirements and numerous projects, from the 1950's to present. Looking at Bristol Type 191, Westland Wasp, Wessex & Sea King, Lynx, EHI Merlin and Leonardo Wildcat. We also look at the weapons fitted to these helicopters.

100 Years Of The RAF : Official Guide - Blue Cover

Product code:  70542AVI
A comprehensive look at the RAF over its first 100 years. Containing lavish photographs and illustrations.

Spider Zero Seven a Life

Product code:  38966AVI
Silver Cross recipient, Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times. Now he collates his experiences in this compelling wartime memoir set against the backdrop of the civil war fought in Rhodesia during the 1970s. Helicopters were a vital component of the small Rhodesian Defence Force and as part of special forces, Borlace and his fellow aircrew soon became key weapons in the counterinsurgency operations. Adopting new flexible tactics and...

Finland at War, 1939-45 : History in Models

Product code:  57636AVI
A study of scale plastic models built by both semi-professional and amateur modellers, inspired by the three wars that Finland fought between 1939 and 1945, all related to ongoing hostilities between Finland and the expansionist Soviet Union: The Winter War, 1939-1940; The Continuation War, 1941-1944; The Lapland War, 1944-45.

Helicopter Boys True Tales from Operators of Military and Civilian Rotorcraft

Product code:  90550AVI
The author explores the roles of helicopters in military and civilian situations thanks to more than 14 contributors who recount the diverse nature of helicopter operations. Includes war scenes during the Indo/Pakistani war, experience of Chinook pilots on board the Atlantic Conveyor during the Falklands War, rescue missions in the Outer Hebrides as well as experiences in Kosovo distributing emergency humanitarian aid.

Haynes Manual Westland Wessex 1958 onwards (all models)

Product code:  11171AVI
Insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance of an anti-submarine, trooping. SAR and WIP helicopter.

SS10248 CH-47 Chinook in action

Product code:  SS10248
Part of the Squadron Signals series, this book contains numerous photos and drawings taking an in-depth look at the subject matter.

The Bell AH-1 Cobra From Vietnam to the Present

Product code:  54519AVI
Looks at design, development and construction of this attack helicopter as well as modifications made during production and the addition of night combat capabilities. It looks at operational use in Vietnam, Operations Desert Shield/Storm, as well as current day combat in addition to AH-1 use by other armed forces around the world such as Spain, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey

Images of War US Military Helicopters

Product code:  94846AVI
Black and white photo reference featuring attack helicopters of the US Air Force. Features Bell H-13 Sioux, OH-23 Raven and Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw, the Boeing CH-47 Chinook and the CH-37 Mojave

Legends of Warfare Bell 47/H-13 Sioux Helicopter Military & Civilian Use, 1946 to the Present

Product code:  53765AVI
Famously pictured in the opening credits of the popular television series M.A.S.H., Bell's Model 47 helicopter was the first helicopter certified for civilian use in March 1946 and went on to serve a wide variety of military and civilian applications. Over 5,600 Model 47s were built, many under license in Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Invasion Airfields Then and Now

Product code:  67911AVI
This book tells the story of every airfield that became operational by D+90 explaining the methods used to construct them and the units that flew from them. The vast majority of the temporary airstrips have now been returned to the farmland from which they came, but by using engineers' plans from the period and modern aerial photographs, the author has managed to portray the sites as they were then and as they are today.