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Wings on the River : Flying Boats on the Brisbane River and Redland Bay

By: David Embry Jones

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2007

Seller ID: 9781921054273

ISBN: 1921054271

Condition: New


Wings on the River tells the colourful story of flying boats from Brisbane's unique viewpoint. Flying boats represented comfort and safety in reaching distant and exotic places across the sea, and Brisbane was on the doorstep of flying boat travel for more than fifty years. Wings on the River traces the whole flying boat era in Australia through its many changes, its triumphs and adversities, including: * Pioneering flights between the wars by overseas and local flying boats alighting in the heart of the city; * Qantas flying boats on the legendary Empire Air Mail route to Britain flying passe... View more info

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BF 109e/F vs Yak-1/7: Eastern Front 1941-42 #65 Duel

By: Dmitriy Khazanov and Aleksander Medved

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001542

ISBN: 1472805798

Condition: New


Featuring first-hand accounts from veteran pilots, rare archival photographs and expert analysis, this volume brings to life the vicious dogfights that took place between the Bf 109 and the Yak as they vied for mastery of the frozen skies of the Eastern Front. Step into the cockpit of the Luftwaffe's Bf 109 and the Red Air Force's Yaks 1-7, two fighters which were involved in some of the largest, fiercest aerial battles in history. The Iconic Messerschmitt fighter and its combat hardened pilots administered a fearful drubbing to the Yaks in the beginning of the war. Some of the highest scorin... View more info

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Supermarine Spitfire # Great Aircraft of World War II

By: Dr. Alfred Price

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books: 2015

Seller ID: 003589

ISBN: 0754829995

Condition: New


This is an illustrated guide shown in over 100 images. It is a compelling history of the Supermarine Spitfire, from the first single-seat prototype of 1936 through to post-war planes that equip fighter units around the world. It includes complete technical specifications detailing the Spitfire's armament, power plant, dimensions, weight and performance. It features over 100 photographs of the Supermarine Spitfire in action, as well as a cutaway diagram showing the interior construction of this classic fighter aircraft. The legendary Supermarine Spitfire was designed solely as an air protection... View more info

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Illustrated Transport Encyclopedia: World War II Fighter Aircraft

By: Francis Crosby

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Southwater: 2014

Seller ID: 000512

ISBN: 1780193858

Condition: New


This title featuring photographs from the Imperial War Museum. It is a guide to over 100 of the fighters that have helped shape history, including the Fokker Dr. I Triplane, the Hawker Hurricane, the Messerschmitt Bf109, the North American P/F-51 Mustang and the Supermarine Spitfire. It features detailed specification boxes for every aircraft listed, with information about country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights and performance. It includes a history of fighter aircraft, from anecdotes about the first flying aces to fighter armament and equipment during World War II. Si... View more info

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A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 #111 Combat Aircraft

By: Gary Wetzel

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001877

ISBN: 1472805739

Condition: New


The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts. Initially, the A-10 Thunderbolt was not a favourite of the USAF, which, prior to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, was hoping to shunt this Cold ... View more info

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Reconnaissance and Bomber Aces of World War 1 #123 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Jon Guttman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000420

ISBN: 1782008012

Condition: New


This book profiles a wide variety of British, French, German, Austro-Hungarian and American aircraft, ranging from frontline stalwarts like the RE 8 and AR 1 to the swift Salmson 2A2 and the compact, fighter-like Halberstadt CL II. Oft-overshadowed by the fighters that either protected or threatened them, two-seater reconnaissance aircraft performed the oldest and most strategically vital aerial task of World War 1 - a task that required them to return with the intelligence they gathered at all costs. Bomber sorties were equally important and dangerous, and the very nature of both types of mi... View more info

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Richthofen: The Red Baron in Old Photographs

By: Louis Archard

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000526

ISBN: 1445633485

Condition: New


Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, was the top ace of the First World War, with eighty confirmed victories. He is also one of the most famous fighter pilots of all time. A Prussian nobleman, he started the war as an officer in a Uhlan cavalry unit, serving on both the Eastern and Western fronts. In May 1915 he joined the flying service, initially as an observer then as a pilot, flying two-seaters. In August 1916, ace fighter pilot Oswald Boelcke recruited von Richthofen into a fighter squadron he was forming. He would later take command of Jasta 11, and then of Jagdgeschwader 1, the famous 'Flyi... View more info

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Avro Lancaster # Great Aircraft of World War II

By: Mike Spick

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books: 2015

Seller ID: 003127

ISBN: 0754829979

Condition: New


This is an illustrated guide shown in over 100 images. It is a fascinating history of the Avro Lancaster, from the first trials of the prototype at Boscombe Down in 1941 through to the famous Dambusters raids of 1943. It includes complete technical specifications detailing the Lancaster's dimensions, weights, power, fuel and oil, performance and armament. It features over 100 photographs of the Avro Lancaster in action, as well as a cutaway diagram showing the interior construction of this classic bomber aircraft. The Avro Lancaster was a truly outstanding combat aircraft of World War II. Lanc... View more info

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Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces #114 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Nicholas Millman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003389

ISBN: 1780962959

Condition: New


This is the story of the elite Japanese Army Air force (JAAF) aces that flew the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Swallow), and the Ki-100 Goshikisen in the Pacific Theatre of World War 2. The former, codenamed 'Tony' by the allies, was a technically excellent aircraft, possessing power, stability and a good rate of climb - differing radically from the usual Japanese philosophy of building light, ultra-manoeuvrable fighters. Its pilots soon realised, however, that the type was plagued by a number of dangerous mechanical issues. Then as the war moved relentlessly closer to Japan's doorstep, a desperate, ex... View more info

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Ton-Up Lancs : A Photographic Record of the Thirty-Five RAF Lancasters that each completed One Hundred Sorties

By: Norman Franks

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 002911

ISBN: 1909808261

Condition: New


Ton-up Lancs is a welcome reassessment of a study which first appeared under the 'Claims to Fame' series. Since that publication years ago, information and photographs continued to be sent to and researched and collected by the author, so much so that a complete revision was necessary, with a new 100-sortie aircraft added to the list, and with many more photographs of the aircraft and men who flew in these very special Avro Lancs. Each aircraft's history is recorded, supported by stories from aircrew that flew them, along with what happened to them once - or if - they survived. The most famous... View more info

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird #20 Air Vanguard

By: Paul F. Crickmore

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001544

ISBN: 1472804929

Condition: New


Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant, tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent reputation along the way This study uses archival records, first-hand accounts and revealing photographs to illuminate the combat career of this remarkable aircraft for the first time in English. The German-built Do 24 was the Netherlands Navy's principal aerial asset during the Japanese invasion of the East Indies. While the survivors of that ordeal served in the Australian Air forc... View more info

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Dornier Do 24 Units #110 Combat Aircraft

By: Peter de Jong

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001543

ISBN: 1472805704

Condition: New


Perhaps the most seaworthy flying boat ever built, the elegant, tri-motor Dornier Do 24 served with both the Allied and Axis forces in very different parts of the globe during World War II, garnering an excellent reputation along the way This study uses archival records, first-hand accounts and revealing photographs to illuminate the combat career of this remarkable aircraft for the first time in English. The German-built Do 24 was the Netherlands Navy's principal aerial asset during the Japanese invasion of the East Indies. While the survivors of that ordeal served in the Australian Air forc... View more info

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Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2016

Seller ID: 9781460751909

ISBN: 1460751906

Condition: New


The must-read story of the boy from Brisbane who became a wartime hero and aviation trailblazer. In an action-packed life, the indomitable 'Smithy' went from fighting as a soldier amid the carnage of Gallipoli and the Western Front to taking to the skies against the likes of the Red Baron - for which he won the Military Cross for gallantry - before becoming the greatest peacetime aviator of his generation. Along with Charles Ulm, he was the first to conquer the Pacific by air, the first to fly across the Tasman Sea, the fastest to fly from England to Australia, and the first pilot to cir... View more info

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Phantom Boys: True Tales from UK Operators of the McDonnell Douglas F-4

By: Richard Pike

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 002140

ISBN: 1909808229

Condition: New


From Richard Pike, best-selling author of Hunter Boys and The Lightning Boys series comes the newest addition to Grub Street's popular Boys series; Phantom Boys. Originally developed for the US Navy, this twin-engined supersonic long-range fighter-bomber first flew in the spring of 1958. It then entered service for the US Navy in 1961, and in 1969 with the Fleet Air Arm and RAF in the UK. Regarded as one of the most versatile fighters ever built, the Phantom F-4 was the US Navy's fastest and highest-flying aircraft. It was flown by both US military demonstration teams (Navy Blue Angels and the... View more info

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A-3 Skywarrior Units of the Vietnam War #108 Osprey Combat Aircraft

By: Rick Morgan

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000428

ISBN: 147280564X

Condition: New


The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, though something of a cult favourite, remains a largely unremarked classic of Naval Aviation. Built for nuclear weapon delivery, the A-3 made its name in Vietnam as a conventional bomber, tanker and Electronic Warfare platform. It was the largest aircraft ever regularly operated from the decks of aircraft carriers, earning it the fleet-wide nickname 'Whale'. It excelled in every mission area assigned to it and operated in the US Navy for more than four decades, from 1956 through to 1991. Fully illustrated to depict the incredible array of paint schemes and its aweso... View more info

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Flight Stability and Automatic Control [Second Edition][used book]

By: Robert C. Nelson

Price: $80.00

Publisher: USA, McGraw-Hill Professional: 1998

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 0070462739

ISBN: 0070462739

Condition: Very Good


The second edition of Flight Stability and Automatic Control presents an organized introduction to the useful and relevant topics necessary for a flight stability and controls course. Not only is this text presented at the appropriate mathematical level, it also features standard terminology and nomenclature, along with expanded coverage of classical control theory, autopilot designs, and modern control theory. Through the use of extensive examples, problems, and historical notes, author Robert Nelson develops a concise and vital text for aircraft flight stability and control or flight dynamic... View more info

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-D Series #18 Osprey Air Vanguard

By: Robert Jackson

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472804860

ISBN: 1472804864

Condition: New


From the nascent days of the Spanish Civil War to the desperate, final defence of the stricken Reich, the Messerchmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe's signature fighter. From the very beginning of its combat career it came to symbolize what could be achieved with a modern monoplane fighter aircraft, instilling fear and respect into Allied pilots wherever it was encountered. 35,000 of the ubiquitous Messerschmitts were eventually built, making it the most-produced fighter in history. This is the first Air Vanguard volume to cover the Bf 109, detailing models A-D. Featuring stunning aerial photos the... View more info

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-F Series #23 Osprey Air Vanguard

By: Robert Jackson

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472804891

ISBN: 1472804899

Condition: New


The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was one of the truly world class piston-engined fighters of World War II. This reputation rests largely with the E and F variants, which bore the brunt of the Luftwaffe's most important operations in World War II and shot down tens of thousands of Allied aircraft in the Battle of Britain, the Blitzkriegs across Europe and on the Eastern Front. This volume looks at the design and development history of these formidable warplanes, with a meticulous technical focus to reveal why the types were so effective. It explores the long process of tweaks to the E variant, and solu... View more info

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Fifty Years of Flying Fun

By: Rod Dean

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 001988

ISBN: 190980827X

Condition: New


Fifty Years of Flying Fun covers, in a roughly chronological order, over fifty continuous years of flying. This ranges from joining the RAF in 1962, through his intriguing first operational tour on Hunters in Aden, the early days of the Jaguar in Germany and, finally in the RAF, an almost outrageous two years flying the Jaguar and Hunter with the Sultan of Oman's Air Force. His subsequent civil flying has been exclusively in the General Aviation and flying display fields as a flying instructor and well known display pilot, including being involved in many varied and interesting display-rela... View more info

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F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-2 #125 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000421

ISBN: 1472805585

Condition: New


The first VF-2 was a prewar unit that had been dubbed the 'hottest outfit afloat' due to the skill of their non-commissioned pilots. This first unit only saw combat at the Battle of the Coral Sea, but VF-2 pilots flying Grumman F4F Wildcats were able to rack up 17 claims there during the bitter 48-hour period of fighting. The second 'Fighting Two' was armed with the new Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat fighter. Arriving in Hawaii in October 1943, the squadron so impressed Cdr Edward H 'Butch' O'Hare, the Medal of Honor winning first US Navy ace of World War 2, that he requested the squadron replace VF-6 ... View more info