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Mosquito: The Illustrated History

By: Birtles, Philip J

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Limited: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03408

ISBN: 0750914955

Condition: Fine


Alongside the Spitfire and the Lancaster, the Mosquito is one of the most famous RAF aircraft of the Second World War, if not of all time. Fulfilling an incredible number of contrasting roles from its original concept of a high-speed and low-level unarmed bomber, through reconnaissance fighter-bomber, night -fighter, intruder, bomber support and pathfinder, to naval strike, anti-shipping, minelayer, and many more. A series of comprehensive appendices give full details of Mosquito production figures, production variants, and operational service. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Avro Shackleton : Postwar Military Aircraft : 3

By: Chartres, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK., BCA: 1985

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02426

Condition: Very Good


The Avro Shackleton seems destined to complete at least 35 years in front-line service in the Royal Air Force: the first prototype flew in 1949, and the AEW aircraft of No 8 Squadron were still operational in 1985. It remained in service 20 years after it was first classed as obsolescent. View more info

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Empire of the Clouds: When Britain's Aircraft Ruled the World

By: James Hamilton-Paterson

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03970

ISBN: 0571247946

Condition: Very Good


In 1945 Britain inherited the title of the world's pioneer and leading builder of jet aircraft. The author captures that season of glory in a compelling story that fuses his own memories of being a schoolboy plane-spotter with a rueful history of Britain's loss of self-confidence and power. The d/w is covered in a stuck on clear plastic . View more info

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Racing Ace: The Fights and Flights of Samuel 'Kink' Kinkead DSO, DSC, DFC

By: Julian Lewis

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Pen & Sword Aviation: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04147

ISBN: 1848842163

Condition: Very Good


Based on original despatches, war diaries and news reports, Racing Ace is the story of Samuel KinKead who won six decorations for gallantry as a fighter ace on the Western Front and in the Russia Civil War. The narrative alternates between Kink's action-packed life and contemporary debates on strategy and policy at the highest level - in the armed forces, in Parliament and in Government. A good , clean tight copy. View more info

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Photographing Aeroplanes : The craft of aviation photography

By: Mansfield, Steve

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Airlife ltd: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02411

ISBN: 185310132X

Condition: Very Good


This book will help you to take good and interesting photographs of planes on the ground and flying, full of advice and techniques to make the most of your camera. The head of the spine in chipped on the corner. View more info

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The high-flying Duchess: Mary du Caurroy Bedford 1865-1937

By: Meriel Buxton

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, WoodPerry Books Ltd: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03675

ISBN: 0955892503

Condition: Fine


Known to the press as " The Flying Duchess " after she took up flying in her sixties, Mary established world record flight times to India and the Cape. but her real success lay in her medical career. Shot at by tribesmen, with engine troubles forcing emergency landings in perilous places, she cheated death a hundred times in the air but eventually mysteriously disappeared in her plane. There is an inscription on the title page. There is slight wear to the head of the spine on the D/W. A good near fine copy. View more info

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Test Pilots : The Story of British Test Flying 1903 - 1984

By: Middleton , Don

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., BCA: 1985

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02414

Condition: Very Good


A number of books have been written which have recorded various aspects of test flying or the careers of certain pilots. This book attempts to study the progress of British test flying from its early years to the present day to reveal the problems faced by both the manufacturers' and the Service test pilots. View more info

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C-130 Hercules

By: Morris, M.E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Arms and Armour Press: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02398

ISBN: 0853689768

Condition: Very Good


Since her first flight in 1954, fifty-eight countries have adopted the Hercules for missions ranging from special operation drops and aerial refueling to use as an airborne hospital. She has had rockets hooked up for short overloaded takeoffs and skis strapped on for polar operations. The Hercules has even landed and taken-of from an aircraft carrier at sea. She doesn't go fast, won't win any aerial beauty contests, but... View more info