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Fleet Air Arm Legends 2: Fairey Swordfish

Product code:  58498AVI
Few aircraft encompass as many contradictions as the Fairey Swordfish – the legendary ‘Stringbag’ naval torpedo bomber was approaching antiquation at the start of the war yet struck mortal blows against some of the most powerful battleships in the Axis fleets. Naval aviation historian Matthew Willis explores how modern technology such as radar kept the Swordfish effective in the early years of the war and enabled it to find and hit the Italian fleet at Taranto, and the Bismarck in the Atlantic, ...

King of Fighters: Nikolay Polikarpov and His Aircraft Designs Vol.1 The Biplane Era

Product code:  28859AVI
In the century-long history of the conquest of the sky there have been a number of outstanding personalities. Among them is the name of designer Nikolay Polikarpov, which is inseparably associated with the best achievements of the Russian and Soviet aviation. His practical activity in the aircraft industry began upon graduation from the Petersburg Polytechnic Institute in 1916. Aged 25, Polikarpov was sent to the Russo-Baltic Wagon Factory, where the four-engined Ilya Muromets bombers designed b...

Military Aviation of the First World War: The Aces of the Allies and the Central Powers

Product code:  58454AVI
This beautifully illustrated book provides information on the air arms of the nations which took part in aerial warfare during the First World War featuring the Aces and their mounts. The war was a global conflict with 57 nations involved, but with aviation being in its infancy only eight nations had a major air arm to their fighting Services. The Allies: Britain, America, Italy, Belgium, France, and Russia and then the Central Powers comprising Germany and Austria-Hungary.

Africa@War 56: The Rif War Vol.1 From Taxdirt to the Disaster of Annual 1909-1921

Product code:  77013AVI
The Rif War in rugged northern Morocco is remembered for romantic films and novels about the French Foreign Legion, such as Beau Geste. In reality, the French intervention, although very important, was late and secondary in importance to that of the Spanish. Spain, had been fighting in North Africa since 1909 in order to carve out new colonial possessions, in part at least to compensate for the recent loss of Cuba and the Philippines to the U.S. It was not an easy road however and Spain suffered...

King of Fighters - Nikolay Polikarpov and his Aircraft Designs - Vol.2 The Monoplane Era

Product code:  36196AVI
In the century-long history of the conquest of the sky there have been a number of outstanding personalities. Among them is the name of designer Nikolay Polikarpov, which is inseparably associated with the best achievements of the Russian and Soviet aviation. His practical activity in the aircraft industry began upon graduation from the Petersburg Polytechnic Institute in 1916. Aged 25, Polikarpov was sent to the Russo-Baltic Wagon Factory, where the four-engined Ilya Muromets bombers designed b...

Fairey Fox - Caught in the Tides of War

Product code:  50146AVI
A definitive monograph describing the Fairey Fox. The bomber from 1925, saw extensive service in especially the Belgian and Peruvian air forces, but was very much liked when in service with Royal Air Force. The aircraft survived long enough to face the mighty, modern Luftwaffe, when German attacked the neutral state of Belgium on May 10, 1940. During their sorties she even managed to down some German aircraft in dog fights. The authors have managed to correct many misunderstandings and outright ...

Medal of Honor Vol.1 Aviators of WW1

Product code:  01195AVI
Medal of Honor Volume 1 Aviators of WWI tells the story of the first American aviators to earn their countries highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, in the first great air war. Every aircraft in which the medal was won is shown in multiple color views. The story of these aviators is told with detail.

Medal of Honor Vol.2 Interwar Years 1919-1939

Product code:  01201AVI
Medal of Honor Volume 2 Interwar Years 1919–1939 tells the story of the six American aviators to earn their countries highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, between the world wars. Every aircraft in which the medal was won is shown in color profiles. The story of these aviators is told in detail

Famous Airplanes: PZL P.11c

Product code:  73649AVI
If you were to ask about the symbolic aircraft of the desperate defence of Polish sky during the tragic September 39, without any doubt the answer should be one – the PZL P.11c. Although older machines fought next to it, the mentioned variant was a true backbone of the defence force. Pilots liked P.11c but in all publications it is described by an adjective obsolete. It was the penultimate stage in the evolution of a long line of fighter planes, no longer having the disadvantages of the infant p...

British Aircraft of World War One

Product code:  20003AVI
A photographic guide to modern survivors, replicas and reproductions. During the course of the World War One, the role of the aeroplane evolved from a stable, lumbering observation platform to a more agile fighter, capable of shooting down another aircraft, and rapid developments in aeroplane technology led to an incredible array of ever-advancing aircraft seeing service during this time. This book features a potted history of the British aircraft that were involved in World War One. It include...

Middle East@War 35: Air Power and the Arab World Vol.4, The First Arab Air Forces 1918-36

Product code:  59278AVI
Volume 4 of Air Power and the Arab World continues the story of the men and machines of the first half century of military aviation in the Arab world. The earliest of the Arab air forces to be established trace their histories back to the 1920s and 1930s when the overwhelming majority of Arab countries, and an even larger majority of the Arabic-speaking people, were ruled or dominated by four European powers.

The Thomas-Morse MB-3: America's First Indigenous Fighter

Product code:  01232AVI
The Thomas-Morse MB-3 | America’s First Indigenous Fighter, tells the story of the first American-designed production fighter. Designed during The Great War, it first flew in February 1919, after the Armistice. Later it starred in ‘Wings’, the first movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Historian Jan Forsgren tells the story with authoritative text, 93 photos, 24 drawings, 14 colour profiles, and 1/48 scale drawings of the MB-3 and MB-3A.