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Bleriot - Herald of an AgeBleriot - Herald of an Age
Author:Brian A. Elliott

The story of his life is one of triumph and much adversity, of implacable determination, high courage and bold vision. It is the story of a man for whom success was never a sure protection against disaster, for whom despite fame and fortune , life in pursuit of his chosen star was a struggle without remission. Hardback/Illus
 
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Test PilotsTest Pilots
Author:Wolfgang Spate

This is an exciting book relating to the firsthand experiences of predominantly German Test Pilots. Including over 100 photographs and illustrations, the majority have never been seen before. It covers such varied flying tests as those of the Natter. There are vivid descriptions of the first trials of the ejector seat; beginnings of air-to-air refuelling, and even the plans for a bomber which would tow its own fighter escort across the Atlantic to engage the USAF over their home ground. Hardback/Illus.
 
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Torpedo LeaderTorpedo Leader
Author:Wing Commander Patrick Gibbs, DSO, DFC and BAR

A first-hand and very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustrations as a Staff Officer in Cairo, then more significantly his triumphs and disasters as a Beaufort Flight Commander on anti-shipping, operations from Malta in the crucial summer of 1943. His book gives new insight into the often haphazard way war was waged in the Mediterranean, the daily dangers, the inevitable losses, Gibbs' contribution was immense. Hardback/Illus
 
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Liberator Album - B-24s of the 2nd Air Division USAAFLiberator Album - B-24s of the 2nd Air Division USAAF
Author:Mike Bailey with Tony North

An unparalled collection of wartime photographs has been assembled and carefully annotated. Along with Mike Bailey's paintings of the aircraft, showing many varied colour schemes used. The album would be a delight to both enthusiasts of the 'Mighty Eighth' and by modellers keen to match the details found within this book. Hardback/Illus
 
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Heinkel - HE177, 277, 274 Heinkel - HE177, 277, 274
Author:Manfred Griehl & Joachim Dressel

The story of the evolution of Heinkel's heavyweight is one of genius, disaster and despair. Many configurations were tried and tested as the designers struggled to iron out the problems of unreliability that were causing the deaths of many pilots and crew. This is the entire story of this unlucky aeroplane and its operational career. Hardback/Illus
 
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Short SunderlandShort Sunderland
Author:Ken Delve

The aeroplane was the largest aircraft used by RAF Coastal Command during WWII. It was one of the few Allied aircraft to remain in service throughout WWII and it went on to serve for several more years before being replaced by land-based aircraft. The Sunderland also played an important role in the Berlin Airlift and served with several foreign air forces. Hardback/Illus
 
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Junkers Ju 87 StukaJunkers Ju 87 Stuka
Author:Manfred Griehl

This book details the development of the Ju 87 from birth, through each model variant to its final demise. Many wartime photographs are included as well as original design drawings and plans. Hardback/Illus
 
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World War 2 - AirfieldsWorld War 2 - Airfields
Author:Philip Birtles

In this new addition to the Ian Allan list, Philip Birtles provides a guide to the current status of the airfields operated in Britain during the war. Each entry provides the reader with information about location, status and remains. In addition to the comprehensive text, the book also includes a selection of photographs to illustrate the various features discussed. Hardback/Illus
 
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Hawker HurricaneHawker Hurricane
Author:Peter Jacobs

The Hawker Hurricane was one of the most important aeroplanes of WWII. It was a first-class fighter which went on to become a highly effective ground-attack aeroplane.The author tells the full story of this remarkable aeroplane, from its beginnings in the days before WWII, through its service in the Battle of Britain, over Europe, Russia, the desert and the Far East, and it use as a Naval Fighter. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Darlington SpitfireThe Darlington Spitfire
Author:Peter Caygill

This is the operational history of Spitfire W3320, with first hand accounts supplied by many of those who flew it throughout its wartime service. The story spans three and half years of WWII. Hardback/Illus
 
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Luck and a LancasterLuck and a Lancaster
Author:Harry Yates, DFC

This book takes you, raid by raid, through the author's tour of operational duty over the last five months of 1944. It is a bomber pilot's story, but it is also about the grinding operational pressure, the brotherhood of the crew and fears of injury and death. It is about a squadron of Bomber Command that bore a barely-equalled burden in operational effort and losses. Hardback/Illus.
 
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De Havilland Vampire - The Complete HistoryDe Havilland Vampire - The Complete History
Author:David Watkins

The book is illustrated throughout with a varied selection of photographs and line drawings, many previously unpublished. It will appeal to historians and everyone interested in the RAF and its early jet aircraft. Hardback/Illus
 
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Fokker Commercial AircraftFokker Commercial Aircraft
Author:Ken Fulton

With a collection of wonderful photographs and drawings specially made for this publication, this book gives a review of the fascinating and hectic history of the Fokker factories both in The Netherlands as well as in America - and the prominent role of the Fokker aircraft have played in the development of world air traffic. Hardback/Illus.
 
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MosquitoMosquito
Author:Philip J. Birtles

In this fully illustrated history, the design, development and production of the aircraft is described in detail, and includes particulars of its construction and the dispersed production methods adopted by its manufacturer. Its widely varied operational roles are examined and a series of comprehensive appendices gives full details of Mosquito production figures and other relevant data. Paperback/Illus
 
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Mosquito The Wooden Wonder  (4th Edition)Mosquito The Wooden Wonder (4th Edition)
Author:Edward Bishop

The de Havilland Mosquito was the most successful and versatile military aircraft of the Second World war. The little wooden wonder, powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, starred in just about every possible role during the war. This is the story of the plane and it's crew. Hardback/Illus
 
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One of the FewOne of the Few
Author:Group Captain Johnny Kent

This is Captain Kent's own story of his life in the RAF - from his struggles as a boy in the wilds of Canada to getting into the air, through his experience as a test pilot at Farnborough and his constant efforts to be flying wherever the action was during WW II. Paperback/Illus
 
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Boeing B-52 StratofortressBoeing B-52 Stratofortress
Author:Peter E. Davies and Tony Thornborough with Tony Cassanova

The authors assisted by over forty 'veterans', tell the story of this exceptional aircraft in this addition to the Crowood Aviation Series. The development of the B-52 is explained with text boxes and appendices to describe its equipment, weapons, mission profiles and notable achievements. Hardback/Illus
 
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Hawker HunterHawker Hunter
Author:Barry Jones

Barry Jones tells the full story of the Hawker Hunter covering the testing and development, and operational and experimental uses of what were not only a beautiful design, but also a true 'pilot's aeroplane'. Hardback/Illus
 
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Avro LancasterAvro Lancaster
Author:Ken Delve

This is the entire history of one of the most famous aircrafts of all time. The plane played a major part in the battles of Berlin and the Rhur. Post war it's range made it suitable as a maritime patrol aircraft. Hardback/Illus
 
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Gloster MeteorGloster Meteor
Author:Barry Jones

This is the full story of a remarkable aeroplane. It was the first jet-powered aircraft to enter service with the Royal Airforce and was to remain in service for over forty years. Hardback/Illus
 
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Vickers VC10Vickers VC10
Author:Lance Cole

Lance Cole tells the full story of the design, development and operational use of the VC10. Using much previously unseen material and interviews with former Vickers employees, this is a fascinating story of a superb airliner. Hardback/Illus
 
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A-10 Thunderbolt IIA-10 Thunderbolt II
Author:Peter C. Smith

Fairchild's A-10 Thunderbolt II is a distinctive-looking aeroplane designed for a very definate role. This is the full story of the aeroplane from its inception and development, through its service career and right up to the present. Deeply researched and well illustrated, this is a welcome addition to the Crowood Aviation Series. Hardback/Illus
 
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'Heelicopter' Pioneering with Igor Sikorsky'Heelicopter' Pioneering with Igor Sikorsky
Author:Based on a Personal Account by William E. Hunt

This is an important record of how vertical lift-off and flight were perfected in the early pioneering days of helicopters. William E. Hunt was a close assistant to Sikorsky in the early days of helicopter design during the late thirties and early forties. Hardback/Illus
 
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