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  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flightby Jarrod Cotter

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 9.99

    The history of the Flight began with the formation of the Historic Aircraft Flight in July 1957, it was later to become known as The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Countless displays and fly-pasts have enthralled audiences and enthusiasts all over Britain and in many parts of Europe, when the traditional Avro Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane can... more...

  • Swift to Battleby Tom Docherty

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 9.99

    This first of three volumes traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, operational personnel and missions flown are fully described with firsthand accounts from pilots and both air and ground crew.Having been first established in 1917 the squadron was disbanded in February 1918.... more...

  • The Influence of Air Power Upon Historyby Walter J. Boyne

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 8.99

    The Influence of Air Power upon History makes a startlingly new analysis of the far-reaching implications flight has had on warfare, politics, diplomacy, technology and mass culture. Author Walter Boyne examines the application of air power from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the current era of space warfare and postulates some new and... more...

  • Royal Air Force Handbook 1939-1945by David Wragg

    The History Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    It opens with a brief history of the service, followed by a chapter that reviews its situation on the outbreak of war. The chapters that follow look at the structure of the RAF, from the Air Ministry and Chief of the Air Staff down to squadron level, to include each of the Commands, including Transport Command (a creation of the war years). The main... more...

  • The Illusion Of Victoryby Bickerton Ian; Ian Bickerton

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 26.65

    The Illusion of Victory demonstrates that most of the rewards of victory in modern warfare are either exaggerated or false. When the ostensible benefits of victory are examined a generation after a war, it becomes inescapably evident that the defeated belligerent rarely conforms to the demands and expectations of the victor. Consequently, long-term... more...

  • Predatorby Richard Whittle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 14.00

    The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle... more...

  • The Royal Air Force - Volume 2by Ian Philpott

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 10.99

    Volume II of this mammoth reference work covers the years in which the League of Nations failed because of the emerging dictatorships in Germany and Italy and the expansionist policies adopted by Japan. Britain was still reeling from the consequences of World War I and the RAF was sadly far behind the other major world powers in aircraft design, still... more...

  • The Luftwaffeby John Killen

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    John Killen's exhaustive work is a study of German air power between 1915 and 1945, from the early days of flying when Immelmann, Boelke, Richtofen and other First World War aces fought and died to give Germany air supremacy, to the nightmare existence of the Luftwaffe as the Third Reich plunged headlong to destruction.Here are the aircraft: the... more...

  • The Red Devilsby G. G. Norton

    Pen and Sword 1984; US$ 12.99

    From Bruneval to North Africa, from Normandy to Suez, by parachute and glider the men of the Airborne Forces have gone by air to battle. But their activities have by no means been confined to purely airborne operations- the Special Air Service performed prodigies of valor behind the German Lines in the Western Desert and Italy; the Glider Pilot Regiment... more...

  • The Sword of Davidby Don McCarthy

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25

    Founded in 1948, the Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic and important conflicts of post-War history. In action during the Suez crisis and on call during the Gulf War, the Force continued to see active deployment right through to the 2006 Lebanon War and beyond into recent conflicts in Gaza. This is a timely release... more...