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  • Liberatorby Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 10.99

    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B-24 hauled fuel to France during the push towards Germany, carried troops, fought U-boats in the Atlantic and, probably most important of all, made a vital contribution towards winning the war... more...

  • Mosquitoby Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    During the history of aviation there have been very few aircraft that have achieved immediate success when entering front-line service. The de Havilland Mosquito was one such aircraft. It was not designed to an RAF requirement, but was the result of an initiative of the designers and builders to utilize the skills of woodworkers and the relative abundance... more...

  • Fighters Under Construction in World War Twoby Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    There has been bookshelf after bookshelf of books compiled, written and published about British aircraft, the Royal Air Force and the activities of its pilots during World War Two. Tales of derring do, bravery and gallantry quite rightly litter the bookshelves and libraries, but little has appeared in print about the could be called the unsung heroes,... more...

  • Northrop Flying Wingsby Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    Jack Northrop’s flying wings - or to give them their more correct title, all wing aircraft - were some of the most spectacular, graceful and elegant flying machines ever to grace the skies. A design as aeronautically pure as a flying wing had huge advantages over conventional aircraft design. This advantage was that drag was reduced to an absolute... more...

  • Comet! The World's First Jet Airlinerby Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25

    This new volume from the respected and well-regarded aviation historian and author Graham Simons is sure to appeal to all aviation enthusiasts, including as it does a wide array of historical sources and archival information drawn together into one consolidated volume - the closest to a definitive study of the craft than any produced before. Extensively... more...

  • B-29by Graham M. Simons

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 8.99

    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engined heavy bomber flown primarily by the United States in World War Two and the Korean War. The B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The British Royal Air Force flew the B-29 and used the name Washington for the type, and the Soviet Union produced an unlicensed copy as the Tupolev... more...

  • Valkyrieby Graham M. Simons

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 5.99

    During the 1950s, at the time Elvis Presley was rocking the world with Hound Dog and the USA was aiming to become the world’s only superpower, plans were being drawn at North American Aviation in Southern California for an incredible Mach-3 strategic bomber. The concept was born as a result of General Curtis LeMay’s desire for a heavy bomber... more...

  • Concorde Conspiracyby Graham M Simons

    The History Press 2012; US$ 26.24

    Concorde Conspiracy', the story of Concorde and the American Supersonic Transport (SST) project, is one of spies, lies, arrogance, dirty tricks and presidential hatred. It is one of deceit, treachery, mistrust and confusion. The Americans were initially dismissive of Anglo-French efforts, then arrogant to the point that they thought that not only... more...

  • London's Airportsby Martin Bowman; Graham Simons

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99

    This book is for the passengers and aviation buffs who use London’s main airports. It includes a brief history, plans and photographs for each of the five airports, together with directions and information about gates, security, passport control, shopping, restaurants, car parks and other transport connections. Details of Air Traffic Control in... more...

  • B-17 - The Fifteen Ton Flying Fortressby Graham S. Simons; Harry Friedman

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    The Boeing B-17 was the first American heavy bomber to see action in World War when it was supplied to the RAF. The design originated in 1934 when the US Air Corps was looking for a heavy bomber to reinforce their air forces in Hawaii, Panama and Alaska. For its time, the design included many advanced features and Boeing continued to develop the aircraft... more...