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Darwin's Air War 1942-1945

Product code:  71305AVI
Revised and vastly improved edition of a book first published in 1991. It remains the most authoritative work on Darwin air war, and has been compiled from a wide range of sources worldwide, including Japan. This edition contains many new photos, most of them from private collections. The entire scope of Darwin air war is covered, beginning with the pre-war defence build-up. After the Pacific War began, Darwin was a key staging post in attempts to reinforce and defend Java, but this ended with t...

Battle Of Britain Defenders

Product code:  49142AVI2
This book is the latest in a new reference series for aircraft modellers called 'Spotlight On' and presents detailed illustrations of the aircraft that defended the UK skies during the Battle of Britain: the Hawker Hurricane Mk.I and the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I. The book contains 40 colour plan and profile views of the camouflage, colours and markings with a very high level of detail.

Polish Wings 29 Supermarine Spitfire V Vol.1

Product code:  49128AVI
This new book in the popular Polish Wings series tells the story of Spitfire Vs used by Polish pilots in Britain during the war period 1941-1945. Volume One covers Polish 302-308 Squadrons includes listings of losses and of officially credited victories. The core of the Polish air units fighting alongside the Allies were experienced veterans of the 1939 invasion of Poland. They contributed to the UK victory in the Battle of Britain and to RAF air operations throughout the war. A total of 145 Po...

Chatillon - A Junkyard Story

Product code:  34124MOD
This book “Chatillon” is a “must” for all oldtimer enthusiasts who have visited this legendary scrap yard in the past. Hundreds of mostly old American cars were rusting away in an area where you certainly wouldn’t expect them. Visitors certainly remember Fernand Contant, the owner of the scrapyard. Everything has now been cleaned up, but numerous photos show that it was not always the jungle of car wrecks that can be seen on the internet. This book deals with history and also the current museum....

All Along the Control Tower Vol.3

Product code:  34122AVI
The towers stand alone derelict in the fields, in use as a pig sty, club house, museum, office, still active as a Control Tower, or converted into a house. They form part of the English landscape and are mostly to be found in the Eastern counties. Some of them are listed buildings, cultural heritage. The photographic survey is also supported by the stories of the situation in which they are found. Together with geographical co-ordinates and OS reference they are easy to find or visited.

All Along the Control Tower Vol.2

Product code:  34121AVI
The towers stand alone derelict in the fields, in use as a pig sty, club house, museum, office, still active as a Control Tower, or converted into a house. They form part of the English landscape and are mostly to be found in the Eastern counties. Some of them are listed buildings, cultural heritage. The photographic survey is also supported by the stories of the situation in which they are found. Together with geographical co-ordinates and OS reference they are easy to find or visited.

T-34 An Illustrated History of Stalin's Greatest Tank

Product code:  84951MIL
The Long Range Desert Group has a strong claim to the first Special Forces unit in the British Army. This superb illustrated history follows the LRDG from its July 1940 formation as the Long Range Patrol in North Africa, tasked with intelligence gathering, mapping and reconnaissance deep behind enemy lines. Manned initially by New Zealanders, in 1940 the unit became the LRDG with members drawn from British Guards and Yeomanry regiments and Rhodesians.

Images of War: Essex Class Aircraft Carriers 1943-1991

Product code:  72145NAV
Essex-class aircraft carriers played an essential role in the victory of the United States over Japan in the Second World War. Without these remarkable ships, the island-hopping campaign of American forces across the Pacific towards Japan would not have been possible. They also took part in the Korean and Vietnam wars that followed. During the Second World War they were at the centre of the powerful task groups that could put up hundreds of aircraft to support forces on the ground. They were als...

Images of War: The Long Range Desert Group in Action 1940-43

Product code:  77416MIL
The Long Range Desert Group has a strong claim to the first Special Forces unit in the British Army. This superb illustrated history follows the LRDG from its July 1940 formation as the Long Range Patrol in North Africa, tasked with intelligence gathering, mapping and reconnaissance deep behind enemy lines. Manned initially by New Zealanders, in 1940 the unit became the LRDG with members drawn from British Guards and Yeomanry regiments and Rhodesians.

Images of War: Hitler's Panther Tank Battalions 1943-1945

Product code:  65451MIL
From July 1943 to the Nazis final defeat in May 1945 the Panther main battle tank and its variants were the mainstay of Germanys armoured forces. This superbly engineered fighting vehicle offered a lethal combination of firepower, mobility and protection. The Panther saw non-stop fighting on the Eastern, Western and Italian fronts. Using rare and often unpublished contemporary photographs with full captions and authoritative text, it provides a comprehensive coverage of elite Panther battalions ...

Air War on the Eastern Front

Product code:  09087AVI
The Red Air Force versus the Luftwaffe in the skies over Eastern Europe. June 1941, having conquered most of Western Europe, Adolf Hitler turned his attention to the vast Soviet Union. Disregarding his Non-Aggression Pact with Joseph Stalin, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, a full-scale invasion of the Soviet homeland, aimed squarely at Moscow. In the skies over Russia, the battle-hardened airmen of the Luftwaffe made short work of the Red Air Force during opening days of Barbarossa. To mak...

German Mountain Troops 1939-42

Product code:  09100MIL
Fifteen elite mountain divisions and a multitude of small units fought for the Wehrmacht during World War II. They fought on all fronts, operating in hostile environments ranging from the far north to Libya, the Atlantic to the Caucasus - serving in all the "hot spots." This book, the culmination of some four decades of research and the support of many veterans and collectors, describes the life, operations and equipment of these specialist units.