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  • 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...

  • Tanky Challenorby Harold Challenor; Alfred Draper

    Pen and Sword 1990; US$ 9.99

    Until the events of 11 July, 1963, rocketed him into the headlines of the national press, Tanky Challenor, was only known in- and admired by- the close-knit circle of friends in the SAS and the Metropolitan Police. He was also known, but only grudgingly admired, by most of the villains in the West End. On that fateful July day, however, a demonstration... more...

  • If Chaos Reignsby Flint Whitlock

    Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99

    ?Gentlemen, do not be daunted if chaos reigns; it undoubtedly will.? So said Brigadier S. James Hill, commanding officer of the British 3rd Parachute Brigade, in an address to his troops shortly before the launching of Operation Overlord?the D-Day invasion of Normandy. No more prophetic words were ever spoken, for chaos indeed reigned on that day,... more...

  • Flight Commandby John Oddie

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 20.90

    By turns heart-warming and poignant, the story of an Australian farm boy who carved a military career encompassing service in two international wars. more...

  • Lost in Tibetby Richard Starks; Richard Starks

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen--flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"--were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet. There they had to confront what, to them, seemed a... more...

  • Yanks in the RAFby David Alan Johnson

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    This is the story of American volunteer pilots who risked their lives in defense of Britain during the earliest days of World War II?more than a year before Pearl Harbor, when the United States first became embroiled in the global conflict. Based on interviews, diaries, personal documents, and research in British, American, and German archives, the... more...

  • Leaving Orbitby Margaret Lazarus Dean

    Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 12.00

    Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger , that dream... more...

  • Warigamiby Jayson Merrill

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 10.95

    "A very clever and impressive book of origami designs of military equipment. Great pictures, love the camo paper!" ? Clermont County Public Library Origami enthusiasts with a particular interest in weaponry will appreciate this unique book, which presents instructions for folding fourteen war machines: six jets, three missiles, and five ground vehicles.... more...

  • Flight Craft 5by Yefim Gordon

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 15.50

    In the late 1950s, the Sukhoi Design Bureau, already an established fighter maker, started work on a successor to its Su-9 and Su-11 single-engined interceptors for the national Air Defence Force. Similar to its predecessors, the new aircraft designated Su-15 had delta wings; unlike the Su-9/Su-11, however, it had twin engines and lateral air intakes... more...