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Sub Hunters: Australian Sunderland Squadrons in the Defeat of Hitler's U-Boat Menace 1942-43

Product code:  58324AVI
1943 was the turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic, when the balance of forces, technologies and tactics turned irrevocably against Germany's U-boats. The victory thus obtained not only secured Britains transatlantic lifeline to the United States, but in so doing enabled the vast build up in military forces in Britain necessary to launch D-Day in June 1944. The Allied battle to defeat the U-boat menace was a combined effort by the naval and air forces of several Allied nations, and this is...

Savoia Marchetti SM.79 - The Yugoslav Story Operational Record 1939-47

Product code:  72753AVI
Beautiful and ugly, rugged and elegant, celebrated and underrated, Savoia Marchetti SM.79 was one of the greatest aircraft of it’s time. Side-lined by other, more famous and potent types, with a combat record unpretentious, it still left a colourful mark in Yugoslav military history. This book tells the story of the acquisition of the third modern bomber type in the inventory of the Royal Yugoslav Air Force, it’s peacetime service and the role it played during the April War in 1941. It uncovers ...

Encyclopedie des Avions de Chasse Italiens 1939-45

Product code:  03328AVI2
FRENCH Language Book. Lavishly illustrated, this book takes the reader through an alphabetical list of Italien aircraft of 1939-45.

South African Air Force Fighter Colors: Vol.2 The War in the Desert 1941-42

Product code:  72334AVI
This volume covers the combat history of these fighter squadrons during the campaign, as well as the colours and markings of their aircraft. Primary sources, such as Squadron War Diaries, Pilot Logbooks, Personal Diaries, Aircraft Movement Cards, Medical and Incident Reports, Combat Reports and Supplementary reports, were used in the preparation of the text contained herein.

Taranto: Naval Air Warfare in the Mediterranean 1940-45

Product code:  93836AVI
This is the first book to focus on the Fleet Air Arm's contribution to naval operations in the Mediterranean after the Italian declaration of war in June 1940. The Royal Navy found itself facing a larger and better-equipped Italian surface fleet, large Italian and German air forces equipped with modern aircraft and both Italian and German submarines. Its own aircraft were a critical element of an unprecedented fight on, over and under the sea surface. The best-known action was the crippling of t...

Battle of Britain Combat Archive 9: 1 - 3 September 1940

Product code:  92653AVI
Volume Nine covers the first three days of September as the Luftwaffe gradually gains the upper hand as Fighter Command is stretched to the limit.

Top Drawings 7108 The German Night Fighter Heinkel He 219 Uhu

Product code:  73106AVI
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.

Johnnie Johnson's 1942 Diary: The War Diary of the Spitfire Ace of Aces

Product code:  91702AVI
Air Vice-Marshal Johnnie Johnson was a character literally from the pages of Boys Own, an individual who became the RAF top-scoring fighter pilot and wing leader par excellence of the Second World War. A one-time household name synonymous with the superlative Spitfire, Johnnie aerial combat successes inspired schoolboys for generations. As a lowly Pilot Officer, Johnnie Johnson learned his fighter pilots craft as a protege of the legless Tangmere Wing Leader, Douglas Bader. After Bader was broug...

Foreign Planes in the Service of the Luftwaffe

Product code:  96448AVI
More than just an account of the Luftwaffes use of captured aircraft, the book debunks myths about how prepared the Germans were for war in 1939, and shows how important even such an unreliable source of supplies as captured planes would become to the Luftwaffe. Translated into English for the first time, Robas investigative work is supported by over a hundred pictures of the planes themselves, and gives a rare opportunity to see British and American planes repainted in German colours and symbols.

X Planes 15 Cold War Delta Prototypes: The Fairey Deltas, Convair Century-Series and Avro 707

Product code:  43333AVI
At the dawn of the supersonic jet age, aircraft designers were forced to devise radical new planforms that suited the new power of the jet engine. One of the most successful was the delta wing. Although Gloster produced the delta wing Javelin, and Boulton Paul -its P.111 research aircraft - Fairey and Avro were the champions of the delta in Britain.

Poles in the Battle of Britain: A Photographic Album of the Polish Few

Product code:  82410AVI
The Polish Air Force, which was created in Britain in the summer of 1940 from flying and ground personnel evacuated from Poland and then from France, proved to be one of the most successful formations to fight the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain. Overcoming the obstacles of language and operating in a foreign country, the Polish Air Force gained independent status, flying alongside the RAF rather than being a part of the RAF - and for the first time the Polish Air Force became a separate ...

Flightcraft 22 A6M Zero Mitsubishi

Product code:  59948AVI
The quality of Japanese aircraft came as an unpleasant surprise to the Allies at the outbreak of the Pacific War, and it was personified in one type, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. One of the finest aircraft of all time, the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen - Zero fighter, first flew on 1 April 1939. It soon showed itself to be clearly superior to any fighter the Allies could put into the air in the early stages of the Pacific campaign. Armed with two 20mm cannon and two 7.7mm machine-guns, it was highly manoeuv...