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Military Aviation Bi-Plane Era 1903-35

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Bristol Fighter - Frank Barnwell's Ubiquitous Multirole Masterpiece

Product code:  05363AVI
This is the most complete book yet produced on this genuinely iconic aircraft. After a faltering introduction into Royal Flying Corps service in the spring of 1917, owing to its crews initial failure to exploit the this two-seat fighters outstanding capabilities, the Bristol Fighter rapidly gained a reputation as a formidable opponent. Such was its success in several war theatres that it became one of the few First World War types to continue in RAF service well into the interwar years. During ...

Aero tovarna letadel 1919-45 a jeji letadla

Product code:  80247AVI
Czech Language Book. Lavishly illustrated book focusing on the development, service, technical description and camouflage schemes.

Famous Airplanes: Duks in Royal Serbian Air Force

Product code:  73113AVI
An in-depth look at this fascinating subject. contains archive photos, modelling plans and colour profile drawings.

Supermarine Southampton: The Flying Boat that Made R.J. Mitchell

Product code:  84940AVI
The Supermarine Southampton was the first in a series of successful flying boats designed by Supermarine's RJ Mitchell and was the first one to be designed for the RAF after the First World War. Produced between 1924 and 1934 it entered into RAF service in 1925 and became the second longest serving (behind the Short Sunderland) and one of the most successful of the inter-war flying boats.

Naval Fighters 112: Grumman F2F/F3F And Civilian Variants

Product code:  72726AVI
The early 1930s was a time of great change in the field of military fighter aviation. At the beginning of the decade, the state-of-the-art in fighter manufacture was the use of traditional construction techniques of welded tube fuselages and fabric covered surfaces. Fixed landing gear and open cockpits were standard equipment. By mid-decade, the state-of-the-art was changing. Lightweight aluminum alloys were being developed that offered high strength and light weight. External bracing gave way t...

Legends of Warfare: FokkerDr.1 Germany's Famed Triplane in World War I

Product code:  59682AVI
The most iconic German fighter of WWI-the Fokker Dr. 1 triplane or "Dreidecker." The Dr. 1 was born from experiments in cantilever monoplanes and the excellent combat record of the Sopwith triplane, which appeared at the western front at the end of 1916. Only 320 Fokker Dr.1s were built, yet their imprint on aviation history was and is far reaching and enduring-perhaps due to those who flew them. Baron Manfred von Richthofen and his brother Lothar, as well as Werner Voss, Ernst Udet, and many ot...

White Series: Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-41 Vol.1

Product code:  58570AVI
This first volume describes in detail the camouflage and markings of the day fighters used by the Yugoslav Air Force from 1918 to 1941. Aircraft of Yugoslav, British, German, Czech and French origin are shown in many historical photographs and colour profiles showing the colours and markings carried by the aircraft. Detailed colour notes and precise description and illustration of national markings over the period begins a two-book set that will be invaluable to aircraft enthusiasts, historians ...

Yellow Series: PZL P.11c

Product code:  49067AVI
This is the story of Poland's most famous fighter aircraft. The plane, built at Panstwowe Zaklady Lotnicze (PZL - the Polish State aeronautical factory), represented one of the key stages of transition between the biplane and the monoplane. The first P11 flew in 1931, and the P11c went into service with the new Polish Air Force in 1934. At the time of the German invasion in 1939, 12 Polish fighter squadrons were equipped with the P11c; the 114 that were lost shot down approximately 120 enemy pla...

Famous Airplanes: R.E.P. Type F in Royal Serbian Air Force

Product code:  48536AVI
By the turn of the events, at the very begging of the first Balkan war, entirely unexpectedly an example of R.E.P type F fell into the hands of the Serbian Army. This example was ordered by the Ottoman empire, and when the war started it was crated in a railway wagon within a composition which was at the time located at the railway station in Toponica near Nis. Even though Serbia later had to pay for the confiscated example, "the present" was welcomed by the Serbian Army Command which hurriedly ...

The Vintage Aviator Ltd - Up Close and Personal

Product code:  26294AVI
I am so pleased, a TVAL pilot wrote this to me. It’s just amazing! I’ve been part of TVAL now for just over 12 years and have seen a lot of pictures taken and books and movies done on the vintage aviator, but I reckon your book has to be the finest example I've seen. This book is 444 page giant of a book, with a page size of 29x30cm. Large photographs of TVAL's fantastic aircraft in New Zealand and the UK. Colour photographs of TVAL's aeroplanes, aerodrome, workshops and their hangar at Hood Ae...

Pioneering Places of British Aviation: The Early Adventures of Powered Flight in the UK

Product code:  50150AVI
From as early as the beginning of the nineteenth century, Britain was at the forefront of powered flight. Across the country many places became centres of innovation and experimentation, as increasing numbers of daring men took to the skies. It was in 1799, at Brompton Hall, that Sir George Cayley Bart put forward ideas which formed the basis of powered flight. Cayley is widely regarded as the father of aviation and his ancestral home the cradle' of British aviation. There were balloon flights a...

Wings Over Karachi

Product code:  38775AVI
From the 1920s until the start of the 1960s and the jet airliner era, Karachi’s airport was an important staging post for flights from Europe to India, the Far East and Australia. The Royal Air Force had a depot nearby from 1920 until the end of colonial rule in 1947. Karachi assumed strategic importance in the Second World War and in the post-war period was used by BOAC for its flying boat route to India.