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Aviation

  • Lancasterby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    Developed from the underperforming twin-engined Manchester, the Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most successful heavy bomber of World War II, forming the backbone of Bomber Command during the large-scale night bombing campaign against occupied Europe. While Britain was unable to hit back on the ground, the Lancaster enabled Britain to take the fight to... more...

  • Three in Thirteenby Roger Dunsford; Geoff Coughlin

    Casemate 2017; US$ 17.94

    Joe Singleton was an unlikely hero. A junior manager at a paints and varnish company at the outbreak of war, he was surprised to discover he had a hidden talent for flying. Despite RAF Fighter Squadrons crying out for replacements after the carnage of the Battle of Britain, Joe was posted to the rapidly developing world of night fighting. He flew... more...

  • The Greatest Air Aces Stories Ever Toldby Col. Robert Barr Smith; Esq. Laurence J. Yadon

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 17.99

    In thirty-five chapters, The Greatest Air Aces Stories Ever Told covers many of the leading American and British Commonwealth fighter aces of WW I and II, together with a few bomber crews whose gallantry made a substantial contribution to the end of WW II. Other nations had their aces, but this book concentrates on American and Commonwealth... more...

  • Fallen Eaglesby Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 24.47

    The 50 pilots featured in Fallen Eagles were all decorated for bravery during The Great War. All survived the conflict only to die flying in the postwar years.The causes of their deaths ranged from being casualties of small wars, then as now rife in the Middle East, mechanical failure or pilot error. The 1920s were still pioneering years for aviation... more...

  • Instruments of Darknessby Alfred Price

    Frontline Books 2017; US$ 14.29

    The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during the Second World War, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford to lose. The result was a continual series of thrusts, parries and counter-thrusts, as first one side then the other sought to wrest the initiative... more...

  • VC10: Icon of the Skiesby Lance Cole

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 24.47

    Other books have charted the VC10 in airline life, but this book blends that story with a well-researched tale of corporate and political power play. It asks; just what lay behind the sales failure of the VC1O? Politics played an important part of course, as did BOAC?s tactics, and a ?who dunnit? cast of politico-corporate events and machinations at... more...

  • Great War Fighter Aces 1916 - 1918by Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.58

    By the close of 1916, the air war over France was progressing amazingly. The Royal Flying Corps, the French Air Force and the opposing German Air Service, were all engaged in fierce aerial conflict and the Allied air forces were following a particularly successful if aggressive policy. They were taking the war to the Germans by constantly crossing... more...

  • The Great War in the Airby John H. Morrow

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 39.95

    "For the general reader as well as the specialist, Morrow's history of the development and significance of airpower during WWI will be considered definitive. He compares the military, technological, and industrial aspects of the air services of the major powers--France, Germany, England, Italy, Austria-Hungary, and the United States--and reveals how,... more...

  • Spitfire II/V vs Bf 109Fby Tony Holmes; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of North-West Europe. As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire... more...

  • Concordeby Christopher Orlebar

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    When commercial air services were launched in 1976, Concorde was hailed as one of the wonders of the technological world. Flying at speeds in excess of Mach 2, she was the only commercial airliner ever developed that could maintain twice the speed of sound for periods of over two hours. This is a complete illustrated guide to Concorde, which examines... more...