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Image for The Aeroplane: Pictorial Review ( No. 3)

The Aeroplane: Pictorial Review ( No. 3)

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Temple Press: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03818

Condition: Fair


In this book are many new and spectacular types of aircraft and missiles which made their appearance during 1958 lend outstanding interest to this third annual collection of photographs from The Aeroplane. Containing over 250 illustrations, grouped in sections for ease of comparison and accompanied by descriptive captions. The hardcovers have water marking to the base of the spine and the bottom edge of the boards. The front and back free end papers are tanned. The D/w is water stained to the base of the spine and the bottom edge its interior is tanned and the exterior is grubby and stained w... View more info

Image for British Civil Aircraft Registers including Ireland1919-99

British Civil Aircraft Registers including Ireland1919-99

By: Austin, Michael

Price: £45.00

Publisher: UK, Air Britain Historians Ltd: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03410

ISBN: 0851302815

Condition: Fine


For anyone interested in aviation and civilian aircraft this book is a must. From front to back cover it is full of registration numbers of all sorts of aircraft dating from 1919 - 1999. It does not have a D/J A fine, tight copy. View more info

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Faster Than Sound: The Story of Supersonic Flight

By: Bill Gunston

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Haynes Pubns: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03859

ISBN: 1852603178

Condition: Fine


Aviation expert Bill Gunston explains in simple language why many of the basic rules of aerodynamics change completely at exactly at the speed of sound. Superbly illustrated, this meaty book is packed with technical information yet presented in an easily digestible style. It makes fascinating reading. A fine, tight , clean copy. View more info

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Gloster Meteor: Postwar Military Aircraft : 2

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK., Littlehampton Book Services Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02427

ISBN: 0711014779

Condition: Very Good


The Gloster Meteor was the first jet-engined aircraft to enter full squadron operational service with any air force in the world, and from mid -1944 it served for a decade as the premier fighter design as well as being used by many other services. Illustrated with 150 photographs depicting unit liveries, technical facets, experimental installations, et al: it is a worthy record of one of the RAF's most significant aircraft. View more info

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Bombers: From the First World War to Kosovo

By: David Wragg

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Pub Ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04081

ISBN: 0750920904

Condition: Near Fine


The role of the bomber has proved to be one of the most controversial aspects of twentieth-century warfare. Bombers tells the story of the bomber with a blend of narrative and personal accounts, recording the history of the principle bombing raids and the skill and courage of those who flew them. Fully illustrated with a wide selection of photographs, Bombers will appeal to all with interest in this key weapon of twentieth-century warfare. There is an inscription on the front end paper. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Whittle: The True Story

By: Golley, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Airlife Publishing Ltd: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03053

ISBN: 0906393825

Condition: Very Good


Sir Frank Whittle was a technical prodigy, whose foresight in the 1920's enabled him to visualise aircraft flying at speeds and heights hitherto undreamed of, powered by his totally new kind of engine: a gas turbine whose sole objective was to produced a jet of hot gas. Yet therein lay the seeds of years of bitter struggle, against self interested MInistry officials and , later, against unscrupulous industrialists. There is a signature ( not the author) in ink on the front paste down, there is also very light wear to the corners of the D/W. A nice clean copy. View more info

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Airshow

By: Hurley Graham

Price: £15.00

Publisher: london, orion: 1998

Sellers ID: 01876

ISBN: 0752817930

Condition: Good


In twenty-five years,it has grown from a cheerful day out on an old wartime airstrip to a must-attend entry on the international aviation calendar. The d/w is slightly self worn but is good.And is price clipped. View more info

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The Desert Air force : An Authoritative History published in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

By: Owen, Roderic.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK., Hutchinson & Co Ltd: 1948

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02789

Condition: Good


This book is far from technical,It is a first-rate story of Air Force men and their achievements, and of activities which are given a proper setting by being contrasted with Axis air experiments of the same period. The blue boards are faded and worn at the corners, the edges of the text blocks are spotted and the DJ has nicks and chips to its edges there is also an open tear to the head of the spine to a length of 30cm. and another half the length of the spine. This is still a tight copy. View more info

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Crop Dusters: Props in the Crops

By: Rasmussen, Henry

Price: £30.00

Publisher: USA, Motorbooks Intl: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03438

ISBN: 0879382198

Condition: Fine


Perhaps the last grass-roots flying today " Real" flying as ti used to be! All expressions often heard or read around this flying excitement. One pilot, when asked to describe his job, said simply, " bug zapping". Here is the first all-colour book on these fascinating aircraft and their pilots. There is a previous owners label on the front paste-down. The d/j shows light shelf-wear on both front and back panels. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning

By: Richard Pike

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street Publishing: 2012

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03840

ISBN: 190811715X

Condition: Very Good


This entertaining book which has over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, relates the highs and low, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end. There is a small mark on the fore edge of the text block, and there is light wear to the edges of the D/w. The price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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Airlife's General Aviation: A Guide to Postwar General Aviation Manufacturers and Their Aircraft

By: Simpson, R. W.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Airlife Pub Ltd: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02987

ISBN: 185310194X

Condition: Good


This book aims to give details of all light aircraft which were flying upto 1991 and to identify the characteristics of the individual models and , for the major manufacturers, and the year in which they were built. The text block is a little grubby with light spotting and the soft covers show signs of shelf-wear. there is also the shadow of a price label on the base of the rear panel. A good tight copy. View more info