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  • Growling Over the Oceansby Deborah Lake

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    The Avro Shackleton was a formidable machine with its Griffon engines producing the characteristic grumble that gave the aircraft one of its nicknames, the Growler. This book contains stories from the men for whom the aircraft became a way of life. Combining memories and anecdotes from crew members with archive material (including rare and previously... more...

  • The Handley Page Victorby Roger Brooks

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 8.99

    The Handley Page Victor was the longest serving V-Bomber with the RAF. It was conceived in 1945 and after much research and development the Mk 1 entered service in the late 1950s to become part of the UK's nuclear deterrent force. It could fly faster, higher and further than any comparable aircraft of that era. It boasted a unique crescent wing... more...

  • The Harrier Storyby Peter R March

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The 'Jump-jet' was the world's first vertical/short take-off and landing operational jet aircraft (VSTOL). Developed using the revolutionary Pegasus engine, the Harrier has served the RAF and US Marine Corps for well over 30 years. Here, vividly told, is the fascinating story from tentative hovering by the Hawker P1127 in 1960 to today's frontline... more...

  • Hawker Siddeley Aviation and Dynamicsby Stephen Skinner

    Crowood 2014; US$ 36.46

    Hawker Siddeley's history can be traced back to 1912 and the formation of the Sopwith Aviation Company by Tom Sopwith which metamorphosed into Hawker Aircraft after World War One. In 1934-35, Gloster, Avro, Armstrong Siddeley, Armstrong Whitworth and others were taken over to create the Hawker Siddeley Group. The Group built some of the most important... more...

  • The Hercules Storyby Martin Bowman

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    C-130 Hercules first flew in 1954, an easily maintained aircraft which entered service with the USAF Tactical Air Command. Ten years later the 'Charlie 130' was providing the essential logistical support in Vietnam where a new landing technique, the Khe Sanh approach, added to the Hercules folklore. Paradrops, airlift and evacuation operations were... more...

  • History of Dive Bombingby Peter Smith

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 9.99

    This is the incredible history of the dive bomber told from both official records and eyewitness accounts. It tears away the many myths and misrepresentations that surrounded this type of warplane and presents a truly original and detailed history, from the first true combat dive bombing by an RAF pilot in 1917 to the last stirring wartime actions.... more...

  • Hitler’s Jet Planeby Mano Ziegler

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    The first operational military jet in the world, towards the end of the Second World War the ME 262 was to be the German ‘miracle weapon’. Mano Ziegler was involved from its inception and contributed to the design, testing, and training and even served in it operationally. Could the ME 262 have broken the Allied supremacy in the air? Why... more...

  • Human Factors of Remotely Operated Vehiclesby Nancy J. Cooke; Maj. Heather Pringle; Harry Pedersen; Olena Connor

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 94.95

    The role of the humans in remotely operated vehicle systems is critical, and raises a number of human factors research and design issues ranging from multiple vehicle control and adaptive automation to spatial disorientation and synthetic vision. This book aims to highlight these human factors issues, with a focus on the human components. more...

  • Hunter Boysby Richard Pike

    Grub Street Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    From the highly successful author of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a welcome addition to the ‘Boys’ series, Hunter Boys. A fascinating insight into the experiences and affections of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter. Fifteen aircrew relate their individual recollections of the highs and lows, the dramas and... more...

  • The Hunter Storyby Martin Bowman

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    One of the world's greatest aircraft, for three decades pilots enthused about the Hunter and its smooth lines, Rolls-Royce Avon engine, outstanding handling characteristics and lively performance. Designed by Sir Sydney Camm, the genius behind the Hurricane, work on the Hunter commenced late in 1948, but the post-war economic situation in Britain... more...