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Aviation

  • Flight from Colditzby Tony Hoskins

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 29.97

    Colditz Castle was one of the most famous Prisoner of War camps of the Second World War. It was there that the Germans interred their most troublesome or important prisoners. Hundreds of ingenious escape attempts were made but the most ambitious of all was to build a glider and fly to freedom. Though the glider was built, the war ended before it... more...

  • The Hurricane Pocket Manualby Martin Robson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The... more...

  • Spitfireby John Dibbs; Tony Holmes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 32.99

    The Spitfire turns 80 on 5 March 2016, and the passion for the RAF's best-loved fighter is running at an all-time high. There are more than 50 Spitfires flying in the world today, and John Dibbs has shot virtually all of them 'on the wing' in his breathtaking style. This eye-catching book combines a unique collection of stunning photos with poignant... more...

  • F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 "Frank??by Edward M. Young; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Vought Corsair was the first American single-engined fighter to exceed 400 mph and establish dominance over the legendary Mitsubishi Type Zero-sen. The Ki-84 Hayate was introduced by the Japanese specifically to counter this growing American dominance of the skies over the Pacific. Built in greater numbers than any other late war Japanese fighter,... more...

  • The Mosquito Pocket Manualby Martin Robson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War. It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed "The Wooden Wonder". The Mosquito was also known affectionately as the "Mossie" to its crews.... more...

  • SR-71 Blackbirdby Paul F. Crickmore

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    Lockheed's SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most iconic and famous jets ever built. Assembled in secret at Lockheed's Skunkworks, the Blackbird's vital statistics remain phenomenal decades later. It holds the airspeed record for a manned jet aircraft, operated at an altitude other aircraft could barely touch and was a marvel of technical engineering.... more...

  • Blood and Fearsby Kevin Wilson

    Orion 2016; Not Available

    How America's bomber boys and girls in England won their war, and how their English allies responded to it. The US 8th Air Force came of age in the England of 1944. With a fresh commander, it was ready to demonstrate its true power: from Big Week in February, targeting German aircraft production plants, to bringing the Luftwaffe to battle over... more...

  • The Bridgebustersby Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

    Regnery Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    "He had decided to live forever, or die in the attempt." Catch-22 The men of the 57th Bomb Wing flew out of Corsica during World War II and bombed vital bridges throughout Italy to sabotage German supply routes. Their missions were dangerous and never-ending. One bombardier in the wing was a young New Yorker named Joseph Heller, who would later... more...

  • Around the World in 175 Daysby Carroll V. Glines; Walter J. Boyne

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 29.95

    American military aviation reached a low point after World War I, lagging behind its European counterparts and facing a peacetime battle for survival. To raise the public profile of aviation, military leaders encouraged their pilots to enter air shows and vie for speed, endurance, and altitude records. As a result, U.S. Army airmen daringly accomplished... more...

  • Apache Over Libyaby Will Laidlaw

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    In May 2011 after a Mediterranean exercise to prove the Apache’s ability to work ship-borne, HMS Ocean and her embarked Apache attack helicopters from 656 Squadron, Army Air Corps were about to head home. But the civil war in Libya and the NATO air campaign intervened. A few days later the Author and his fellow Apache pilots and crewmen were... more...