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Aviation

  • The Flying Doctorby Dave Baldwin

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2016; US$ 12.46

    From the author of Healthy Bastards , the man known as the 'Flying Doctor' is back, this time with his misadventures, escapades and high jinks from a life of medicine, aviation and hunting. For the first time, Dave Baldwin, known throughout the backcountry as the Flying Doctor, shares his tales from life lived at full-throttle. From his early years... more...

  • The Eastern Front Air War 1941-1945by Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    This selection of over 150 photographs provides a visual guide to the desperate air war fought over the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945. Most of these black-and-white wartime photographs have never been published before. They show Stalin’s Red Air Force and Hitler’s Luftwaffe, their equipment and the role they played in supporting... more...

  • Operation LUSTYby Graham M Simons

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    Graham Simons has been granted access to a staggering archive; a wealth of fascinating documentation that has never before seen the light of day. Category 1, top secret documents, prepared by the Director of Technical Services at Wright Field in 1945, feature lists of aircraft, radar equipment, and other military and aviation accessories that the... more...

  • Mil' Mi-6/-26by Yefim Gordon

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 17.97

    Developed in the early 1950s to meet a Soviet Army requirement and first flown in June 1957, the Mi-6 was the largest-yet helicopter created in the Soviet Union. Its notable features included a power-plant consisting of two turbo-shaft engines (for the first time on a Soviet helicopter) and stub wings offloading the main rotor in forward flight; the... more...

  • Combat Aircraft of the United States Air Forceby Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    When the United States Army Signal Corps created the Aeronautical Division in August 1907, it had a mission ‘to take charge of all matters pertaining to military ballooning, air machines, and all kindred matters.’ That small inconsequential portion of the US Army would grow progressively over the many decades to become a... more...

  • US Navy Light Cruisers 1941?45by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft weaponry as well as the traditional 6in guns. With the speed and range to keep up with aircraft carriers, and their considerable antiaircraft... more...

  • 44 Daysby Michael Veitch

    Hachette Australia 2016; US$ 17.99

    The epic World War II story of Australia's 75 Squadron - and the 44 days when these brave and barely trained pilots fought alone against the Japanese. more...

  • Why Air Forces Failby Robin Higham; Stephen J. Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 29.95

    Since the publication of the first edition of Why Air Forces Fail , the debate over airpower's role in military operations has only intensified. Here, eminent historians Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris assemble a team of experts to add essential new details to their cautionary tale for current practitioners of aerial warfare. Together, the contributors... more...

  • Lighter Than Airby Guy Warner

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.97

    Neville Florian Usborne entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1897. In the years between him joining up and the outbreak of the First World War, he engaged in a huge number of enterprises and endeavours. Praise and respect garnered in accordance with his achievements all helped to establish his reputation in later years as an 'irreplaceable' pioneer... more...

  • The Arsenal of Democracyby Gavin J. Bailey

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Aircraft were at the heart of British supply diplomacy with the United States in the Second World War and were at the forefront of the Roosevelt administration's policy of aiding the Anglo-French alliance against Germany. They were the largest item in British purchasing in the US in 1940, a key consideration in the Lend-Lease of 1941 and a major... more...