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  • Lancasterby Martin W Bowman

    The History Press 2012; US$ 36.44

    The narrative description and condensed history of the Lancaster's construction, combat career and post-war service, brought together to tell the complete, concise history of the world's most famous aircraft of all time and undoubtedly the finest bomber of World War Two. A superlative colour section of 50 photos of the BBMF Lancaster and the Canadian... more...

  • UXB Malta The Most Bombed Place on Earthby S A M Hudson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    As the Regia Aeronautica and the Luftwaffe unleashed their full might against the island of Malta, the civilian population was in the eye of the storm. Faced with the terror of the unexploded bomb, the Maltese people looked for help to the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal Section, who dealt with all unexploded bombs, outside of airfields and the RN dockyard,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Secret World of Vickers Guided Weaponsby John Forbat

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Based on the author's own involvement as an engineer at the company through the 1950s and early 1960s and on more recent research of the archives at Brooklands Museum and the PRO, this book explains the successes and failures of leading-edge developments at Vickers, in the early days of guided weapons. John Forbat explains missile and avionics systems... more...

  • Meteor from the Cockpitby Peter Caygill

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    The Meteor is remembered as the first British jet fighter to enter squadron service and the only jet powered Allied fighter to see action in WW II. Subsequent development was limited as a result of its relatively conventional airframe although it did hold the world air speed record for a while. The Meteor was immensely strong and many pilots owe their... more...

  • Wartime on the Railwaysby David Wragg

    The History Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    From the American Civil War onwards, railways have been an important aspect of war. So important were the railways that in the First World War, the state took control of the railways, and then repeated this exercise in the Second World War. Wartime on the Railways describes the part played by Britain's railways during the Second World War, dealing... more...

  • Space Warfareby John J. Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This new study considers military space strategy within the context of the land and naval strategies of the past. Explaining why and how strategists note the similarities of space operations to those of the air and naval forces, this book shows why many such strategies unintentionally lead to overemphasizing the importance of space-based offensive... more...

  • US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946-1967by Sean N. Kalic

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    In the clash of ideologies represented by the Cold War, even the heavens were not immune to militarization. Satellites and space programs became critical elements among the national security objectives of both the United States and the Soviet Union. According to  US  Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946?1967 , three American presidents... more...