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  • Empire of the Skyby Anthony Sampson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    First published in 1984, explosively topical and penetrating in insight, this bestseller from the world's expert on international, high-flying big business is essential and fascinating reading for anyone who has ever looked down on the world from a plane and wondered how airlines have changed it. more...

  • American Attack Aircraft Since 1926by E. R. Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This book provides a concise historical survey of the various types of aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, and Air Force, and the Navy and Marine Corps to accomplish air attack missions since 1926. The text covers four types of fixed-wing aircraft: designated attack aircraft; light, medium, and tactical bombers; fighter-bombers;... more...

  • The Lightning Boys 2by Richard Pike

    Grub Street Publishing 2013; US$ 7.69

    The sequel to the best-selling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2 is a must-have companion and continues the theme of tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into postwar fighter operations. In 20 separate stories to intrigue, amaze and amuse, the book has also been compiled and written by Richard... more...

  • The Other Side Of Airfixby Authur Ward

    Remember When 2013; US$ 20.99

    Airfix is synonymous with plastic model kits. The brand name has virtually become a noun, occupying a special place in that lexicon of trade names alongside Hoover, Sellotape, Perspex and Aqua-Lung.Throughout the war years Airfix survived on government contracts for a whole range of plastic items and by virtue of Kove's tenancious apetitie for... more...

  • Monino Museum Moscowby Ken Duffey

    MMP 2013; US$ 4.99

    One of the premier collections of Soviet and Russian aircraft, the Monino museum opened in 1960 and covers an area of about 20 hectares. It has on display more than 173 aircraft and 127 aero engines, with 44 of its exhibits having been declared as monuments of science and technology. The Monino museum charts the history of Soviet and Russian aviation... more...

  • USN Aircraft 1922-1962by Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    A pictorial study of the USN aircraft between 1922 and 1962. Over forty years, between 1922 and 1962, the USN and USMC used a designation system which began with biplanes and ended with jets, having been used through two major wars, WW2 and the Korean War. This system remained largely the same during that time, though it evolved with the introduction... more...

  • The RAF and Aircraft Designby Colin S Sinnott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational requirements on the basis of a detailed study of Air Ministry... more...

  • The Boeing Fortress Mk.Iby Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    The full history of the Fortress Mk.I (B-17C) is described. This was somewhere an experiment led by the British under the secret supervision of the Americans. Many lessons were learned by the RAF but the British eventually discarded the Flying Fortress as a day bomber, what the Americans decided to ignore. Over 30 photos, 2 colour profiles. more...

  • Beaufighter Aceby Richard Pike

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 12.99

    Tom Pike joined the Royal Air Force on 17 January 1924 as a Flight Cadet at Cranwell. During a long and varied career in peace and war he held a wide variety of RAF appointments around the world and when he eventually retired he had held the ultimate post in the RAF, that of Chief of Air Staff and also that of Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers... more...

  • Straight & Trueby Hugh Soar

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 10.99

    The arrow, essentially a specialized spear, is among the most ancient human inventions and can be found in cultures throughout the world. The need to launch a projectile farther and with greater accuracy than is possible with the human arm gave rise to a variety of solutions. Spearthrowers which extend the length of the user’s arm and therefore... more...