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Eagles over the Sea 1943-45: A History of Luftwaffe Maritime Operations

Product code:  77652AVI
This is the second volume of Lawrence Paterson's detailed account of all the Luftwaffe's naval operations during World War II. The first volume took the story up to 1942, and by the end of that year Hermann G ring's Reich Air Ministry had subsumed nearly every aspect of Wehrmacht maritime aviation. Kriegsmarine attempts to develop an independent Fleet Air Arm had been perpetually frustrated, reflecting the chaotic nature of the Third Reich's internal military and political mechanics.

Top Drawings 7096 Messerschmitt Bf109T

Product code:  48888AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.

Battle of Britain: The Pilots and Planes that Made History

Product code:  78061AVI
In Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history, Ed Gorman and Simon Pearson paint a vivid picture of the men and their machines as the battle for air superiority over Britain is played out across the skies of Europe, from the west of Ireland to the German capital. We experience the battle chronologically through the remarkable stories of seventeen airmen from across the world. Some will be new to many readers: the New Zealander who "borrowed" a seaplane from the Royal Navy to set ...

Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience on the Eastern Front 1941-45

Product code:  99127AVI
It was on the Eastern Front that, essentially, much of the Luftwaffe was destroyed, and this is the subject of the second in the author's trilogy. Death wasn't always in the air: '"Quick, out of the aircraft, the Russians are here." The airfield had been overrun. Chaos followed.'In addition to giving voice to those who were there, Patrick Eriksson describes pilot training and scrutinises the Luftwaffe's complicated victory claims system to find out if it really was as accurate as is often sugges...

La Jagdgeschwader 54: Les Aigles au'Coeur Vert' de la Luftwaffe Tome 02

Product code:  80293AVI2
French Language book. Second part of the history of the Jagdgeschwader 54, one of the most famous Luftwaffe hunting units. This book is illustrated with hundreds of photos telling the fight, the successes and setbacks of the 54th Wing during the first part of WWII.

Sydney Camm: Hurricane and Harrier Designer

Product code:  56220AVI
This Man Saved Britain' ran a headline in the News Chronicle on 18 February 1941, in a reference to the role of Sydney Camm, designer of the Hawker Hurricane, during the Battle of Britain. Similarly, the Minister of Economic Warfare, Lord Selborne, advised Winston Churchill that to Camm England owed a great deal'. Twenty-five years later, following his death in 1966, obituaries in the Sunday Express and Sunday Times, among other tributes, referred to Hurricane Designer' or Hurricane Maker', impl...

Air Campaign 16: Legion Condor 1936-39 The Luftwaffe Develops Blitzkrieg in the Spanish Civil War

Product code:  40073AVI
The bombing of Guernica has become a symbol of Nazi involvement in the Spanish Civil War, but the extent of the German commitment is often underestimated. The Luftwaffe sent 20,000 officers and men to Spain from 1936 to 1939, and the Condor Legion carried out many missions in support of the Spanish Nationalist forces and played a lead role in many key campaigns of the war. Aircraft that would play a significant role in the combat operations of World War II (the Heinkel 11 bomber, the Me 109 figh...

Scramble - Military Transports 2020

Product code:  SCRAM02
Produced by the Dutch Aviation Society this contains detailed in information for the aviation enthusiast.

Fleet Air Arm Legends 1: Supermarine Seafire

Product code:  58290AVI
The story of the Supermarine Seafire - a navalised version of the famous Spitfire adapted for use on aircraft carriers. Some 2646 examples were built and saw action with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm from November 1942 until after the Korean War in the early 1950s. It was involved in combat during the Allied landings in North Africa (Operation Torch), the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy, the D-Day landings, and Operation Dragoon in southern France. With the Pacific fleet, the Seafire prove...

Operation Colossus: The First British Airborne Raid of World War II

Product code:  83787AVI
A detailed account of the now legendary Operation Colossus, the first British airborne raid of the Second World War, which took place in Basilicata, Italy on 10 February 1941. Britain was one of the last major powers of the Second World War to establish an airborne arm of service. Formed by a collection of free-thinking army and air force officers, the fledgling British paratrooper unit, known as the SAS', deployed trial and error in terms of tactics and equipment, costing the lives of several v...

Airframe & Minature 14 The Junkers Ju87 Stuka - A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Famous Dive Bomber

Product code:  32061AVI
An in-depth study of the famous fighter. Contains 40+ pages of technical information; 20+ pages of walk-around images and technical diagrams; 5+ pages of camouflage and markings; 25+ pages of model builds and modelling information; 200+ photographs including wartime images; Colour side views and four-views; 3D isometric views; 1/48th scale fold-out plans and specially commissioned kit builds.

Top Drawings 7094 Gloster Gladiator Mk.1, I Trop, II, II Meteo, Sea Gladiator, J-8

Product code:  48864AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.