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Nieuport 1-27 French Fighters Family

Product code:  48611AVI
The aerial combat during the Great War1 gave life to numerous legends about flying machines and the men who flew them. It was a result of passion for flying. For to fly into the sky had been the man’s dream for ages. Also to the domain of dreams belonged the time when the knight was the live example of all virtues and nobility, courage and devotion in defense of the weaker and the abused. Most of us will remember the Excalibur – King Arthur’s legendary sword – or Don Quixote, the knight-errant o...

Building the Wingnut Wings 8 Hannover CL.11

Product code:  BWWHCL
Special edition modeller's guide to building the Wingnut Wings of the Hannover CL.11 with archive photos and contemporary drawings all accompanying a detailed stage by stage build.

Camel Pilot Supreme: Captain D.V. Armstrong DFC

Product code:  52673AVI
D'Urban Victor Armstrong was born on 26 July 1897 in Natal, South Africa. Having initially enlisted in the South African Defence Force on the outbreak of war in 1914, he soon sought a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps. He was awarded his flying licence on 12 February 1916, marking the start of what was a remarkable wartime career as a fighter pilot. Such was the skill Armstrong displayed when in the air, he was famed among his British, French and American contemporaries as the best Camel pilot ...

Middle East @ War 20 Air Power and The Arab World

Product code:  66434AVI
At a time when multiple wars are raging across much of the Middle East, it is almost forgotten that it was Abu al-Qasim Abbas ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas at-Takurni - an Andalusian inventor, physician and engineer - who was the first person to undertake experiments in flying with any degree of success. That was back in the 9th Century A.D. Nigh on a thousand years later the Arab World's critical strategic location made it almost inevitable that these regions would be drawn into the imperial rivalries ...

War Amongst the Clouds : My Flying Experiences in World War I and the Follow-On Years

Product code:  21430AVI
This is a personal account written by a man reflecting on his time as a young pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in France during the First World War, who eventually became an ace. It is a story of survival against the odds at a time when the conduct of air operations depended so much on individual skills, innovation, courage - and luck. Hugh White flew F.E.2D Scout aircraft with 20 Squadron as a reconnaissance patrol pilot aged just eighteen. He describes Hugh's life and RAF career from flying B...

RAF Catfirth 1918 - The Story of a First World War Air Station and the First Flight to Shetland

Product code:  44014AVI
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.

August Euler & His Airplanes 1908–20 Vol 2

Product code:  81698AVI
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. ...

August Euler & His Airplanes 1908–20 Vol 1

Product code:  81674AVI
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. ...

Les Aeroplanes Voisin

Product code:  80187AVI
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 ...

Orange Series 8119: PZL.23 Karas

Product code:  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, ph...

Building the Wingnut Wings Dolphin & Pfalz D.IIIA

Product code:  BWWDOP
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.