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The Battle of Britain: July - September 1940

By Jullian, Marcel

UK: Panther, 1969. The Battle of Britain: July - September 1940 by Jullian is less than 500g & 248pp + an index. "a breathless minute-by-minute account of some of the fiercest dogfights in the history of aerial warfare". Paperback. Good/None issued. 18 Cm.

$7.01

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The World's Aircraft

By Mondey, David

Sandstone Books, 1997. The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The World's Aircraft edited by Mondey is well over the 500g & about 320pp arranged alphabetically. The book provides listings of all the world's manufacturers of both military & civilian aircraft since the beginning of powered flight. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 30cm.

$22.44

In the Cockpit Flying the World's Greatest Aircraft

By Robinson, Anthony (ed)

UK: Orbis Publishing, 1981. With an intro by Jeffrey Quill, at 304 copiously illustrated pp & well over 500g. Entries include the Sopwith Camel, the Mustang, the DC3, the Zero, the Sabre and many more. This book recreates the experiences of many distinguished aviators, using detailed diagrams and color illustrations, and the words of the pilots themselves, to capture the excitement of flight.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 31.5cm.

$15.43

Goshawk Squadron

By Robinson, Derek

Cassell, 2003. Goshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson is under 500g at 224pp World War One aviators were more than just soldiers they were the knights of the sky, and the press and public idolised the gallant young heroes. But for Stanley Woolley, commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron, the romance of chivalry in the clouds is just a myth. There are two types of men up there: victims and murderers, and the code he drums into his men bans any notion of sport or fair play. This produces better killers but, even so, Wolley believes the whole squadron will be dead within three months. Derek Robinson quietly builds the day-to-day details of these mens lives and deaths into a powerful indictment of war. But this classic of war literature is also very funny, often painfully so; Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this is Derek Robinson's masterly novel of the war in the air over the Western Front in 1918.. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 15.5cm.

$9.12

Island in the Sky

By Gann, Ernest

Hodder & Stoughton, 1955. Island in the Sky was the first book to be written about the Army Air Transport Command during WWII. It is also the first book of Ernest Gann's to be made into a motion picture that starred John Wayne. Island in the Sky is not a war story, but based on a true incident that happened in the frozen lands of Northern Canada. It is a tale of survival and comradeship. review >>> Gann was a left-seat man and he was able to tranfer his need for perfection to the printed page. A veteran pilot will find no flaws or mistakes or stupid exaggerations in the technical descriptions in this book. Ernie Gann will put you in the left seat and make you sweat. He will give you the sense and the thrill of flying a four-engine transport under dubious conditions in 1944. 193pp less than 500g for post - faults? dj spine slight sunning.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good/Good. 19cm.

$43.49

UNDER THE GUNS OF THE RED BARON The Complete Record of Von Richthofen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated

By Franks Norman, Giblin Hal and McCrery Nigel

Caxton, 2000. 1.2 kg, 224pp with numerous illustrations throughout, faults? two small repaired tears atop dj at spine & flapfold. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen was the most feared and celebrated of all German pilots in World War I, and has become one of the iconic figures of history. This book, by three respected historians, has researched in detail the lives of all of his 123 victims (over 100 of whom are depicted), and provides a blow-by-blow account of their encounter with the great man - a unique compilation of material. reviewer says >>> The book itself is thoroughly well researched,the authors having combed both British and German records to authenticate MvR`s claims. The result is probably the definitive listing of the 80 victories. However, it goes further by giving the biographies, and wherever possible, the photographs of each of the RFC/RNAS/RAF crewmen. . Hardcover. Very Good/excellent/Good. 25cm.

$26.65

Illustrated History of Seaplanes and Flying Boats

By Casey, Louis & Batchelor, John

Hamlyn, 1980. 128 well-illustrated pp, one kilo to post. Long before the concept of the aircraft runway was realised, those aircraft which forged original air routes around the globe had no option but to land on water. The very first aircraft to take off from water, however, did so as early as 1910 in France after which the idea spread and it was not long before a variety of hull designs appeared throughout the world. In this work, we find a fascinating history of the Seaplane and the larger variety which became known as Flying Boats. In addition we learn of the progress in design brought about by the Schneider Trophy races in addition to that shown by the military with recoverable spotter planes being used long before the advent of the Aircraft Carrier.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 30.5cm.

$18.94

Victory Fighters: The Veteran's Story Winning the Battle for Supremacy in the Skies Over Western Europe 1941-1945

By Darlow, Stephen

UK: Grub Street, 2009. 700g & 256 crisp white pp. Based on eyewitness accounts, diaries, documents, etc. analyze the author how decisions at the highest level prepared, planned and carried out by the implementing units in the second World War. The author concentrates on 6 pilots and navigators & eyewitness accounts include for Operation Overlord, the liberation of France, and VE-Day.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Very Good. 23 Cm.

$31.56

D-Day Bombers : The Veterans' Story : RAF Bomber Command and the US Eighth Air Force Support to the Normandy Invasion 1944

By Darlow, Stephen

Bounty Books, 2007. D-Day Bombers : The Veterans' Story by Stephen Darlow is 288 pp with a centre photo section & 750g packed to post. D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story is largely an eye-witness account of the vital heavy bomber contribution to the success of the D-Day landings and therefore to the winning of the war in Europe. It is told using considerable first-hand experience from the veterans of the campaign, something not really covered in any other books on the subject, together with background information from primary source documents on the tactics and strategy employed before, during and after the invasion. Eight different aircrews, five RAF and three USAAF, tell widely differing stories of their part in the operations. Their vivid and dramatic accounts are supplemented by numerous contributions from other aircrew and ground crew veterans, army personnel and French civilians, which have been carefully gathered by Stephen Darlow from interviews with the participants and their relatives, through correspondence and contemporary diaries. Certain raids have been selected and described in detail and there are numerous previously unpublished photographs. As Winston Churchill wrote: '...This is no war of chieftains or of princes, of dynasties or national ambition; it is a war of peoples and of causes. There are vast numbers, not only in this island but in every land, who still render faithful service in the war, but whose names will never be known, whose deeds will never be recorded...' By meeting with the veterans themselves, Stephen Darlow has helped to record such deeds. Here is their story, sixty years on.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 25cm.

$23.15

The Complete Book of Fighters: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Every Fighter Aircraft Built and Flown

By William Green, Gordon Swanborough

Salamander Books, 1997. 608 pages awash with information & illustration - will need to go well packed in a 5kg pack (weighs about 3.6) An authoritative description of every fighter aircraft type which have flown up to the time of this writing (1998). Includes the development history and production details of nearly 1,700 types of fighters. More than 4,000 illustrations, including photographs, arrangement drawings, profile paintings, and more than 80 detailed cutaway drawings. reviewer says >> This book is a thorough and complete work, the scope of which is unmatched. Many rare photographs and outstanding color illustrations provide for hours of enjoyable reading or browsing. and >> This book is a great reference for those interested in aviation and is a wonderful place to start a research on a particular aircraft. . Illustrated Board Cover. Excellent/No Jacket. 34cm.

$31.56

Fighting High World War Two Air Battle Europe

By Darlow, Stephen (ed)

UK: Fighting High Ltd, 2009. 128 crisp white pages & 850g to post. Based on extensive interviews, first-hand accounts, original research, and archive sources Fighting High tells the story of those who took to the skies to oppose the Axis powers during World War Two. World War Two military aviation author Steve Darlow brings together twenty-one accounts of extreme bravery, heroism and sacrifice. The stories in Fighting High - World War Two - Air Battle Europe, Volume 1, span the entire war, from the early days of defending against the might of the Luftwaffe through to the exercising of Allied air superiority in the latter days of the conflict. Each story is told at a personal level, set within the context of the ferocious European air battle. In totality an exciting, vivid, graphic and moving account of what the airmen went through when they were 'Fighting High'. about the author >> "My interest in military aviation really began the day my father showed me the picture of the wreckage of a Lancaster strewn over a field in Belgium. My grandfather had piloted the bomber, been captured and had seen out the war behind wire. I needed to know more about who this man was and what he had done. The outcome was my first book Lancaster Down!" + Steve Darlow is a critically acclaimed military aviation author who has written numerous books detailing the experiences of those who fought during the Second World War. . Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 28.5cm.

$24.55

By Day and by Night: The Bomber Air War in Europe 1939-1945

By Merrick, Kenneth A

UK: Ian Allan, 1989. 128pp & 800g to post. In the same way as the Napoleonic tactics of the opening years of World War 1 gave way to the demands of mechanised warfare, so too did the naive visions of the interwar bombing theorists as the role of the bomber became eroded by the harsh operational realities of World War 2. Using 44 two-colour route and target maps culled from official sources as his main tool, Ken Merrick examines the development of tactical and strategic bombing during World War 2 through the bombsights of the Luftwaffe, RAF Bomber Command and the US 8th Air Force. Detailed commentaries on 44 significant raids are provided and reveal how the prewar ideas of planning and implementation by the three air arms changed radically with the operational realities and technological innovations of the period 1939-45. The Front cover photograph is of the Munich-Pasing Marshalling Yards, a Lancaster is captured by the camera of a higher-flying Lancaster. The book is iIllustrated with over 50 black & white photographs, By Day and By Night provides a unique and detailed graphic treatment of the bomber air war from both the Allied and Axis viewpoints during World War 2.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 30cm.

$21.04

USAAF Fighters of World War Two in Action

By O'Leary, Michael

UK: Blandford Press, 1986. 478 crisp pp & just over the 2 kilos to post. Covers all the fighters that the Army Air Force used or developed during WW2 and covers fighters including among others: Curtiss P-36; Lockheed P-38 Lightning; Bell P-39 Airacobra; Curtiss P-40; Republic P-47 Thunderbolt; North American P-51 Mustang; Northrop P-61 Black Widow; Bell P-63 Kingcobra. Great reference for the military enthusiast or for use by modellers to ensure accuracy of detail. Faults? corners bumped.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good/Good. 28.5cm.

$30.86

Victory Fighters: The Veterans' Story, Winning The Battle For Supremacy In The Skies Over Western Europe, 1941-1945

By Darlow, Stephen

London: Grub Street, 2009. 700g & 256 crisp white pp. Based on eyewitness accounts, diaries, documents, etc. the author analyzes how decisions at the highest level prepared, planned and carried out by the implementing units in the second World War. The author concentrates on 6 pilots and navigators & eyewitness accounts include for Operation Overlord, the liberation of France, and VE-Day.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 24cm.

$28.06

Lancaster Down: The extraordinary tale of seven young Bomber aircrew at War

By Darlow, Steve

UK: Grub Street, 2000. 215 crisp pp, 700g packed for post. During WWII, on one raid alone, Nuremburg March 1944, more Bomber Command airmen lost their lives than were lost in the Battle of Britain. These were ordinary men who became part of extraordinary events. One such was Arthur Darlow, the author's grandfather. A pilot of a Lancaster crew in 405 RCAF crew, they were one of the legions of men who took the offensive against the enemy for most of the war. Their story, vivdly recreated here, is special. The crew's tour starts with Bomber Command's Main Offensive in late 1943. German night fighters and flak regiments defend their homeland with grim determination and losses are high. But our crew survive. Thousands do not. Darlow's crew continue, through D-Day and the invasion of Western Europe. One day though, they are shot down over Belgium, to become, in turn, prisoner, evader, casualty. Collectively they experience it all. Not romanticised but written with feeling and respect, this book should be read by all age groups.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 24.5cm.

$27.35

Victory Fighters: The Veteran's Story Winning the Battle for Supremacy in the Skies Over Western Europe 1941-1945

By Darlow, Stephen

UK: Grub Street, 2009. 700g & 256 crisp white pp. Based on eyewitness accounts, diaries, documents, etc. analyze the author how decisions at the highest level prepared, planned and carried out by the implementing units in the second World War. The author concentrates on 6 pilots and navigators & eyewitness accounts include for Operation Overlord, the liberation of France, and VE-Day.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Very Good. 23 Cm.

$31.56

Wolfpack Hunting MIGs Over Vietnam

By Scutts, Jerry

UK: Airlife England, 1988. 138pp & approx 700g packed to post. Multiple bw photos throughout. ex Newcastle on Tyne lib, usual stamps & plastic cover, pocket page removed. Here is the true story of the daring aerial combat adventures in Vietnam performed by the U.S. Air Force's MiG hunter-killer squadrons: the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing. "Explosive . . . takes you into the fury and the fire of the air war over Vietnam".--Pacific Flyer. Even my cursory glance through has shown engrossing first hand accounts of the machines, the terrain, the missions & the challenges. I suspect it would be unwise to lend this to any friends without a long chain!. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 25 Cm.

$17.54

USAAF Fighters of World War Two in Action

By O'Leary, Michael

UK: Blandford Press, 1986. 478 crisp pp & just over the 2 kilos to post. Covers all the fighters that the Army Air Force used or developed during WW2 and covers fighters including among others: Curtiss P-36; Lockheed P-38 Lightning; Bell P-39 Airacobra; Curtiss P-40; Republic P-47 Thunderbolt; North American P-51 Mustang; Northrop P-61 Black Widow; Bell P-63 Kingcobra. Great reference for the military enthusiast or for use by modellers to ensure accuracy of detail. Faults? small bump to top right rear corner.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Very Good/Good. 28.5cm.

$32.97

Luftwaffe Aircraft Paintings by Michael Turner

By Mason, Frank

UK: Newnes Books, 1986. 1200g & 159pp with close to sixty paintings & many many pencil works. Fault is ruffled top edge to dj & corner wear to dj. Frank Mason, one time night fighter pilot & aviation writer provides the commentary. Turner is a founder member of The Guild of Aviation Artists, he was born and raised within the suburbs of Harrow, Middlesex. During the Second World War, he became interested in aviation and those aeroplanes of the Royal Air Force and drew aircraft in his school exercise books. Turner, born 1934, is a British illustrator who specialises in motoring and aviation paintings. He is regarded as one of the most highly regarded of all. Turner counts racing drivers, teams, sponsors, pilots, motor and aircraft manufacturers, R.A.F. and Army messes, museums and private collections as his client lists and has hosted a number of solo shows all over the world, plus other specialist shows. It's hard to overide the regime which created it but Turner's artwork herein invokes a reluctant admiration.. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by Michael Turner. 29cm.

$20.34

The Spitfire Story

By Price, Alfred

UK: Arms and Armour Press, 1986. The Spitfire is probably the most famous Second World War fighter aircraft. Alfred Price, international authority on the Spitfire, traces the life of the aircraft that has become a living legend. From the original design concept of Reginald Mitchell to the first flight in 1936, and on through 12 years of continuous development, this extensively illustrated history of the Spitfire has benefited from the help of many people engaged in the design, production and testing of the Spitfire, in particular Jeffrey Quill, the former Chief Test Pilot for Supermarine. Quill has written the Foreword for this edition (BTW we have Quill's book as well) review >>> this book is full of anecdotes by the rest of "The Few" Book is approx 1.4kilo to post, 256 engrossing crisply presented pp. review >>> Five stars are not enough for this excellent work.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 28.5cm.

$28.76

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