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  • The RAF and Aircraft Designby Colin S Sinnott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.72

    This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational requirements on the basis of a detailed study of Air Ministry... more...

  • Aircraft Recognitionby R.A. Saville-Sneath

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68

    When this book was first published in 1941, aircraft recognition was far more than just a pleasant pastime; it was often a matter of life and death… This classic text provides a definitive catalogue of the aeroplanes, enemy and friendly, seen over British skies during the Second World War. R.A. Saville-Sneath set out to produce a handy classification... more...

  • Wings on My Sleeveby Eric Brown

    Orion 2008; US$ 15.99

    The autobiography of one of the greatest pilots in history. In 1939 Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realising he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve: and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air... more...

  • A Spotter's Guide to Selected Aircraft of World War IIby Charles Nix

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.99

    A Spotter's Guide to Selected Aircraft of World War II book is a fact-filled treasure of information covering all of the most active Axis and Allied planes in both European and Pacific theaters. History of manufacture, combat service, and technical specifications are included with each entry. Featured plans include: B-17 Flying Fortress B-24 Liberator... more...

  • Aircraft Downby Alec Brew

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 5.99

    When a pilot experiences a sudden loud bang or sudden total silence, he is often faced with the stark choice of the parachute or attempting to get the aircraft down to earth in as few pieces as possible. This book describes twenty-three remarkable and true instances when, for a variety of reasons, all seems lost - but life was not. These life-threatening... more...

  • North-West Aircraft Wrecksby Nick Wotherspoon

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    This is a different approach to Aviation Archaeology. The book includes 18 crash sites and each chapter includes a description of how the incident occurred and the reasons behind the crash. Copious notes then reveal what the authors have discovered about the artifacts and the history surrounding the cause of the event. Contact with surviving relatives... more...

  • Military Low-Flying Aircraftby Michael Leek

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 5.99

    The UK has some of the most dramatic landscapes for NATO pilots to exercise the increasingly important military art of high-speed low flying. It also offers splendid opportunities for photography of close-up dramatic shots taken from the hillsides and mountains of Wales, Scotland and other steep terrain within the UK. Pilots training for operations... more...

  • United States Naval Aviation 1911-2014by Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.50

    From humble beginnings in 1911 with floatplanes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing bi-planes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway.Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such... more...

  • Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 2by Ron Collier; Roni Wilkinson

    Pen and Sword 1992; US$ 9.99

    The companion volume to Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1 carries more of the in-depth stories of aircraft crashes in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District. The history of flying is told by way of the crash sites, where to this day piles of rusting metal still exist. more...

  • Pistolsby Jeff Kinard

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    This is a comprehensive history of the pistol, covering its technological development and its impact on warfare and society. It provides complete technical details of examples of pistols from the first working models to the present and includes in-depth coverage of the three major pistol designs. more...