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The General Aviation Industry in America - A History (Second Edition)

Product code:  77217AVI
The industry known as "general aviation"-encompassing all flying outside of the military and commercial airlines-dates from the early days of powered flight. As technology advanced, making possible smaller aircraft that could be owned and operated by civilians, manufacturers emerged to a serve a growing market. Increasingly this meant business flying, as companies used aircraft in a variety of roles. The industry struggled during the Great Depression but development continued; small aircraft man...

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 Part 2 16 Mar to 11 May

Product code:  92615AVI
The Nachtjagd Combat Archive is possibly the largest WWII aviation project ever published running to over 1.3 million words with over 1200 original photos, a remarkable 70% of which are previously unpublished. In simple terms, the NCA is a comprehensive record of over 6000 Luftwaffe Night Fighter Claims and over 2100 Flak claims which have been painstakingly matched to RAF Bomber Command losses resulting in over 95% of them now being identified. This means that for the first time ever, the fate...

Royal Flying Corps Kitbag: Aircrew Uniforms and Equipment from the War Over the Western Front in WWI

Product code:  52994AVI
They represented, noted the Official Historian of the RFC, the first organized national [air] force to fly to a war overseas'. As the Great War raged, the developments in military aviation were profound, not only in terms of aerial warfare but, as this book reveals, the uniforms and equipment the aircrew used. All the objects that a Royal Flying Corps pilot or airman was issued with for sorties over the Western Front during the First World War are explored in this book in high-definition colour ...

Boulton Paul Aircraft Since 1915

Product code:  57518AVI
The ancient Norwich firm of Boulton & Paul were brought into aircraft construction in 1915, and quickly became one of the great innovators. They pioneered metal construction and built the frame of the largest aircraft ever built in Britain, the R.101 airship. The Overstrand, the last of their superlative medium bombers, was the first aircraft in the world to feature a power-operated gun turret, and after their move to Wolverhampton in 1936 and change of name to Boulton Paul Aircraft their gun tu...

Powering the World's Airliners: Engine Developments from the Propeller to the Jet Age

Product code:  59146AVI
To enable an easy understanding of this intriguing subject, Powering the World's Airliners is profusely illustrated, transporting readers back to the time of each major development and introducing them to the key individuals of the aero industry in each era. After reading this comprehensive yet engaging story of the machines that power the aircraft in which we fly, no journey will ever seem quite the same again.

Warpaint 124 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17

Product code:  WP124AVI
Detailed history of this aircraft which includes history and development, camouflage schemes, line drawings, in detail and a list of available kits.

Kalashnikov AK-47

Product code:  00402MIL2
This is book takes a in-depth look at the history of this iconic Russian Rifle. Contains colour photos, equipment specifications and its various rolls during service. In RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

An-124 The Age of Ruslan

Product code:  RUS103AVI
This is book takes a in-depth look at the history of this iconic Russian Aircraft An-124. Contains colour photos, equipment specifications and its various rolls during service. In RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

Hawker - The Yugoslav Story, Operational Record 1931-1941

Product code:  62506AVI2
This book describes the history of the Hawker Fury and Hurricane in Yugolsav service. It contains accounts by participants from all sides that took part in 1941 April war. It also contains a completely unknown interview with the engineer who participated in the modification of the Hurricane to a Daimler Benz DB601 A engine (LVT-1 Project), describing the entire job in smallest details. Illustrated throughout with carefully selected photographs and 50 color profiles and views prepared by Aerosp...

Squadrons! 39: The Douglas Boston & Havoc - The Intruders

Product code:  90622AVI
The Douglas Boston or Havoc is one major aircraft of WW2. Designed as a light bomber, it proved to be very versatile and was used with success in various roles over all theatres of operations. In the RAF it served as a night fighter for defensive role (see SQUADRONS! 24), but in the same time the RAF found the type perfectly suited for offensive operations by night to harass the Germans airfields when the Fighter Command went to the offensive in the spring of 1941. This book tells how the Boston...

Legends of Warfare: F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler - The US Navy's Primary Fighter/Attack Aircraft

Product code:  59231AVI
The Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet is an evolutionary redesign of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 A/B Hornet. The Legacy F/A-18 Hornet first flew in 1980 and met the requirement for a multirole fighter to complement the larger and more expensive Grumman F-14 Tomcat, serving in fleet defense interceptor and air superiority roles. The Hornet proved to be effective, but it was limited in combat radius due to fuel capacity. This would be corrected with the newer and larger F/A-18 Super Hornet design, w...

Legends of Warfare: P-8A Poseidon - The US Navy's Newest Maritime Patrol and Antisubmarine Aircraft

Product code:  59224AVI
The P-8A Poseidon, a variant of the Boeing 737 series of airliner, takes over the role of antisubmarine warfare from the P-3 Orion, itself a derivative of an airliner, the Lockheed Electra. The P-8A brings new capabilities, endurance, and crew enhancements to the art form of maritime patrol, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The Poseidon also brings with it weapons such as antiship missiles, mines, torpedoes, and bombs. It can lay down sonobuoys to detect, track, and attack submarines that are q...