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VALIANT BOOK OF CONQUEST OF THE AIR

(Subject: Aviation - General) Designed for young people, this attractively illustrated book contains more than 100 colour illustrations of aircraft from the earliest balloons and flying machines, to the Concorde, Boeing 747, F-111 and many more. Interesting and collectible. (Published: 1968) (Publisher: IPC Magazines) (ISBN: No ISBN) (Pagination: 70pp, c120 colour illustrations) (Condition: large format, good in rubbed illustrated boards ) UL-XXXXXX

$15.17

CLIPPED WINGS

By Ian & Ralph Ormes

(Subject: Aviation - General) 10 British aircraft designs which were never wholly successful. Includes the Fairy Battle, the Blackburn Roc, the Saunders-Roe Lerwick flying boat, the Avro Manchester, the Supermarine Swift and others. (Published: 1973) (ISBN: 0718300238) (Pagination: 192pp, 22 photos) (Condition: dw slightly creased and mark on back. Good) UL-XXXXXX

$9.10

FIGHTER! A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

By Bill Gunston

(Subject: Aviation - General) This vividly illustrated book traces the history of the world's greatest fighters from World war I to the 1970s. (Published: 1998) (Publisher: Parragon ) (ISBN: 0752526081) (Pagination: Large Format 96pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in dustjacket with small tears on top and bottom of spine.) UL-XXXXXX

$9.10

ANTIQUE & CLASSIC AIRPLANES

By David Davies and Mike Vines

(Subject: Aviation - General) Osprey Colour series. The book captures the art and technology of private flying over five decades from the twilight of the Edwardian era. Featuring Stearmans, Tiger Moths, Monocoupes and many more, all active at the time of publication and kept in airworthy condition. (Published: 1985) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 0850456401) (Pagination: 128pp. profusely illustrated in colour.) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$9.10

THE LEADING EDGE

By Walter J Boyne

(Subject: Aviation - General) Updated edition. The author presents a retrospective of the leading edges in aviation technology. He tells the story of pivotal developments in materials and design. His story is also one of the inventors. From Louis Bleriot's historic flight across the English Channel, of Howard Hughes dreams of winning the Thompson Trophy, Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 'Glamorous Glennis', and of the hundreds of nameless engineers who worked in England and France to bring the Concorde to life. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Artabras) (ISBN: 0896600203) (Pagination: 232pp illustrations) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.17

PILOT'S NOTES FOR TIGER MOTH AIRCRAFT (TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A.P.1732A)

(Subject: Aviation - General) Originally published by the Royal Australian Air Force in February 1944 (R.A.A.F. PUBLICATION No. 416) This is divided into 4 sections, Descriptive, Handling, Operating data and Emergencies. (Publisher: Air Data Publications) (Pagination: 26pp plus foldout.) (Condition: Good in card covers, small stain on the front. ) UL-XXXXXX

$6.07

HANDBOOK OF AVIATION METEOROLOGY

(Subject: Aviation - General) Torn d/w, previous owner name on endpaper. Good. Prepared as a successor to 'Meteorology for Aviators', this book provides instruction suitable for pilots and navigators undergoing intermediate or advanced courses of instruction. (Published: 1966) (Publisher: HMSO) (Pagination: 404pp, illustrations.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$15.17

WINGS OF WAR, AN AIR FORCE ANTHOLOGY

By Editor F Alan Walbank

(Subject: Aviation - General) Good. No d/w. Blue boards rubbed. Previous owner name on endpaper.Signs of use but an interesting collection. A collection of aviation anecdotes from various sources, they relate to records, routes and wartime. (Published: 1943) (Publisher: Batsford) (Pagination: 164pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.10

AIR NAVIGATION VOLUME 1. AIR PUBLICATION 1234

(Subject: Aviation - General) British Air Ministry publication A.P.1234. for the Royal Air Force. This copy originally belonged to a Cadet Flight Sgt. at Westminster School CCF/RAF. Includes very detailed chapters with figures on Maps and Charts, Mathematics, Time and Theory. (Published: 1944) (Publisher: Air Ministry (UK)) (Pagination: 308pp illustrations, fold-out) (Condition: Good in rubbed blue boards) UL-XXXXXX

$54.63

JANE'S WORLD AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION HANDBOOK

By Derek Wood

(Subject: Aviation - General) Updated to include the 40 or more significant types that have made their first flights in the previous three years from 1985. Instant reference symbols and classification information is backed up by cutaway drawings. (Published: 1985) (Publisher: Jane's Publishing) (ISBN: 0710603436) (Pagination: Landscape format. 571pp profuselt illustrated) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$6.07

THE GREAT PLANES

By James Gilbert

(Subject: Aviation - General) Twenty six planes chosen by the author including SPAD, Sopwith's Scouts. The Spitfire, Staggerwing, Grunman's Cats, the Lear and F-86 Sabre jet. The narrative is from the authors extensive research and knowledge and the expansion of articles originally from 'Flying' Magazine (Published: 1970) (Publisher: Ridge Press) (Pagination: large Format. 251pp illustrations) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.14

THE WINGED LIFE: A PORTRAIT OF ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY, POET AND AIRMAN

By Richard Rumbold and Lady Margaret Stewart

(Subject: Aviation - General) This book sheds light on the life and ideas of a complex, gifted, and fascinating individual; a man whose life was packed with adventure, both in the realms of action and in the realms of thought; who was pioneer airman, writer, poet, philosopher, administrator, mathematician, scientist and practical inventor. Secondly, and in so doing, to say something about that relatively new discovery - flying; about the psychology of the airman; and about the beauty and interest of his profession. (Published: 1953) (Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson) (Pagination: 224pp, portrait) (Condition: fair in blue boards (no d/w), some foxing) UL-XXXXXX

$12.14

JORDANOFF'S ILLUSTRATED AVIATION DICTIONARY

By Assen Jordanoff

(Subject: Aviation - General) Released in 1942, this book give the reader masses of accurate information about aviation at the time. It consists of nearly 2,500 small drawings from 'A Power Supply' - a device for heating the cathode of a vacuum tube, to Z - zoom (as in a fast climb). There is an Apppendix of Aviation slang. Includes the definition of a "Gremlin", the correct definition for a good landing, when the balloon goes up and many more. (Published: 1942) (Publisher: Harper & Brothers) (Pagination: large format, 415pp, c 2,500 illustrations ) (Condition: good in blue boards with white titling (no d/w)) UL-XXXXXX

$45.52

INTERCEPTOR

By James Goulding

(Subject: Aviation - General) This interesting volume published in 1986 contains much new material on the development of both RAF interceptors and armament. Amongst the numerous topics covered are 'The Search for a Multi-Gun Fighter', 'The Hurricane and Spitfire', 'The 2,000HP Engine Becomes Available', 'The Early Jet Fighters' and 'The aden Gun Fighters'. (Published: 1986) (Publisher: Ian Allan) (ISBN: 071101583X) (Pagination: large format, 192pp, numerous b/w photos, 3 and 4-view plans) (Condition: fair in partially faded d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.14

FLIGHT: THE FIVE AGES OF AVIATION

By John Blake

(Subject: Aviation - General) The story of aviation illustrated entirely with incredible paintings by members of the Guild of Aviation Artists. Period One: The Heroic Age featuring Hot Air Balloons, Airships, Bristol Boxkite. Period Two. World War One. Period Three the uneasy peace, Period Four. World War II. Period Five from 1946 to the 1980s. With an introduction by Frank Wootton. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Guild Publishing) (Pagination: Large Format. 151pp illustrations) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.14

THE TURRET FIGHTERS: DEFIANT AND ROC
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THE TURRET FIGHTERS: DEFIANT AND ROC

By Alec Brew

(Subject: Aviation - General) Before World War II the turret fighter was predicted by many to be the only effective way of dealing with the new threat of the heavy bomber. In the event, a two-man fighter with its armament concentrated in a power-operated turret did not turn out to be the answer. The Boulton Paul Defiant and the Blackburn Roc were only two examples of the concept to enter service and only the Defiant was able to claim any success in combat. From the archives of Boulton Paul Aircraft, come a host of photographs and testaments to the Defiant from those who built them and those who flew them. (Published: 2002) (Publisher: Crowood Press) (ISBN: 1861264976) (Pagination: Large Format.157pp index, c 300 illustrations, tables) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$36.42

IN THE COCKPIT: FLYING THE WORLD'S GREATEST AIRCRAFT

By Anthony Robinson

(Subject: Aviation - General) Over 50 aircraft, what it was like to fly them, supported by numerous illustrations. Includes Fokker Eindekker, Spad SXIII, Bristol Fighter, Camel, DH4 and DH 9, Fokker D VII. Ju 52, DC-3, Gladiator, Hurricane, Spitfire, Swordfish, Sunderland, Lysander, Mosquito, B-25, Zero, Hellcat, F4U, B-17, P-51, Yak 1-9 and ME 109. (Published: 1979) (Publisher: Studio Editons) (ISBN: 0856132462) (Pagination: 304pp, col & b/w ills, Large Format) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.17

MARVELS OF THE AIR

By Editor T. Stanhope Sprigg

(Subject: Aviation - General) A fascinating, contemporary study of aviation from the perspective of 1936. World War II was approaching and some 'modern' fighters, such as the Hawker Hurricane (at the time apparently unnamed) feature alongside such types as the Hawker Hardy and Demon. There are chapters on civil aviation between the wars, seaplanes, airships and much more. Extensively illustrated in black and white, this book will be of interest from a historical point of view. It even includes some bizarre, and some more accurate predictions of things to come in the future. (Published: 1936) (Publisher: George Newnes Ltd.) (ISBN: No ISBN) (Pagination: large format, 152pp, numerous photographs and illustrations) (Condition: good in pictorial boards with bumped corners) UL-XXXXXX

$9.10

TIGER MOTH (SUPER PROFILE)

By Michael F Jerram

(Subject: Aviation - General) The Tiger Moth developed into one of the world's finest and best known training aeroplanes. More than 8000 were built and hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth pilots were trained on them in World War II. The lynchpin of the post-war flying club movement, popular aerobatic and air display performer, the Tiger Moth is now a classic biplane. (Published: 1984) (Publisher: Haynes) (ISBN: 085429421X) (Pagination: Large format.56pp b/w illustrations) (Condition: Faded spine but good in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$7.59

AT THE CONTROLS: THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM BOOK OF COCKPITS
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AT THE CONTROLS: THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM BOOK OF COCKPITS

By Editor Tom Alison and Photographer Eric F Long

(Subject: Aviation - General) The Smithsonian Museum (NASM) holds the world's finest collection of historic aircraft. In this book, two NASM photographers use creative lighting techniques and an extremely wide-angle lens mounted on an architectural camera to duplicate the sensation of actually being at the controls inside the cockpits of 45 legendary aircraft, including: Wright Brothers 1903 Flyer; Bleriot Type XI; Fokker D.VII; Spitfire VII; Spirit of St. Louis; Focke-Wulf 190; Messerschmitt Me262; P-51 Mustang; B-29 Enola Gay; Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1; F-16 Falcon; Airbus A320; Gemini VII; Apollo Lunar Module; and Space Shuttle Columbia. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Smithsonian [Airlife]) (ISBN: 1840373466) (Pagination: Large Format 144pp 90 col illustrations) (Condition: very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$18.21

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