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Guardians of Ukraine: The Ukrainian Air Force Sin

Product code:  09619AVI
The independent Ukrainian Air Force was officially established on 17 March 1992. It inherited 944 former Soviet aircraft, making it the second largest air force in Europe. With a variety of exotic combat aircraft types, including the last operational Yak-28s and Su-15s in the world, the Ukrainian Air Force became of immediate interest to both aviation enthusiasts and air defence analysts. In the mid-2000s the country's aircraft repair plants inaugurated upgrades to enhance the combat readiness o...

British Secret Projects 4: Bombers 1935-1950

Product code:  09341AVI
This book examining the design and development of the British bomber from roughly the introduction of monoplane designs through to the start of the jet era. This split has allowed space for the inclusion of much new information and many additional photographs. Concentrating on designs that were never built, the projects and programmes explored here start with designs that were prepared in the knowledge that war was approaching and go right through to the last generation of British piston-engined...

SIGNED - LIMITED EDITION Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe Vol.1 Jet Fighters 1939-45

Product code:  58085AVI
Signed by the Author. The first 300 copies of this book will receive a limited edition front cover. The cover will include a spot UV on the title and author Dan Sharp’s name so when you look at the cover straight on, you can admire the fantastic cover image, but as you tilt the book you will be able to see the text shining in the light. Renowned aviation author Dan Sharp will be signing and stamping the first 300 copies.

Safety is No Accident: From 'V' Bombers to Concorde: A Flight Test Engineer's Story

Product code:  69442AVI
Numerous books have been written by Test Pilots, but few, if any, from the perspective of an Aeronautical Engineer working as Flight Test Observer/Engineer in partnership with the Test Pilot. This book is an account of the author's flight-testing career, from the 1960s to early 1980s, at Avro and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). During the author's time at Avro, he flew on the development and certification test flights of the Avro 748, 748MF, Shackletons, Nimrod and Handley-Page Victor tanker...

Polish Wings 28: Tupolev Tu-2. Sukhoi UTB-2, Schcherbakov Shche-2

Product code:  58877AVI
This new book in the popular Polish Wings series tells the story of three famous Russian bombers and trainers in the Polish Air Force during World War II and post-war. The Tu-2 was a twin-engine Soviet high-speed daylight and frontline bomber aircraft of World War II vintage. The UTB-2 was derivative of the Tu-2, used as a trainer; the elimination of combat equipment meant it was much lighter and this allowed the use of less powerful engines. The Shche-2 was a twin-engined utility aircraft manuf...

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 ...

Encyclopedie des Avions de Bombardement Francais 1939-42

Product code:  03298AVI
FRENCH Language Book. Lavishly illustrated, this book takes the reader through an alphabetical list of French bomber aircraft of 1939-42.

Airlift to the Top of the World - The Royal Air Force and the British North Greenland Expedition 1951-54

Product code:  14009AVI
By 1950 it had been almost forty years since a publicly funded British polar expedition had been attempted. In contrast to the days of Scott and Shackleton, it was now possible to support such a venture with both motor and air transport. The British North Greenland Expedition (BNGE), a combined scientific and military venture to a remote region within 800 miles of the North Pole and headed by a Royal Navy Lieutenant-Commander, would not have been possible without the support of military aviation...

F-100 Super Sabre - Detail & Scale 11

Product code:  32578AVI
F-100 Super Sabre in Detail & Scale is the eleventh volume of the expanded Detail & Scale Series of military aviation publications. The F-100 Super Sabre is significant in the history of military aviation in that it was the first U. S. fighter capable of maintaining supersonic speeds in level flight, and it was the first supersonic fighter in the world to reach operational status. This new book covers every aspect of this significant aircraft, from its developmental history through its use as a ...

UK Airfields Past and Present - A Directory of Airfields from 1908 to 2018

Product code:  57921AVI
A great many books have been written over the years about individual airfields or those in particular counties/areas but this one covers a good proportion of them in one publication, from Abbots Bromley to Zeals. It provides brief details of over 1700 airfields from before the First World War to the present day and describes the main activities carried out, based units/operators and current status. It includes military bases, civil airports/airfields, gliding sites, microlight sites and larger f...

Royal Vikings - The Saga of Scandinavian Airlines and Predecessors

Product code:  50092AVI
Scandinavian Airlines System and its predecessors. One hundred years ago, a small Danish company, DDL, began a scheduled passenger service from a naval station in Copenhagen. Sweden with ABA, and later DNL in Norway, also developed significant air links with the rest of Europe. The occupation of Denmark and Norway, during the Second World War disrupted services for a time, but soon after peace returned, putting cultural, geographic and economic issues aside, the three airlines combined their res...

Famous Russian Aircraft Sukhoi Su-25

Product code:  09402AVI
The Su-25 ground attack aircraft made its first flight on 22nd February 1972. After five years of tests the aircraft reached its definitive configuration with new engines, a revised airframe and new armament, entering certification trials which were completed in 1981. A year earlier, however, the initial production Su-25 had received its baptism of fire in the Afghan War. Gradually the Su-25 became the progenitor of a family. The Su-25UB combat trainer came first; the single-seater and two-seate...