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Aviation  /  WWII Aviation
Never a Dull Moment Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781636240060
Pub Date: 14 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 30 photos
Description:
Most modern books and films glamorize World War II airborne soldiers as troopers leaping into the night to descend by parachute into combat. Much less often considered is the role of glider forces. Glider troops lacked the panache and special distinctions of paratroopers, despite their critical role in airborne warfare.
Admiral VAT Smith Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780645700480
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
Admiral Sir Victor Alfred Trumper “VAT” Smith AC KBE CB DSC MiD RAN is a towering figure in Australian naval circles;his extraordinary career spanning almost 50 years. As the first graduate of the Royal Australian Naval College to be promoted full admiral he was the founding father of the Australian Fleet Air Arm.Joining the navy in 1927 aged thirteen;Smith specialised in aviation.
Main Force to Mosquito Master Bomber Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781838068745
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Illustrations: approx 45 black and white illustrations
Description:
Wing Commander Eric Benjamin was no stranger to danger or excitement. In an action-packed career as part of the RAF Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR), he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross twice for his bravery under fire. He flew Fairey Battles with No.
Pacific Profiles Volume 15 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780645700497
Pub Date: 01 May 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of Allied and Japanese aircraft which served throughout the Australia;New Guinea and Solomons theatres. This Volume 15 covers the B-26 and US Navy JM Marauder series which served in these theatres from their first delivery to Australia in April 1942 until the war’s end. Marauders served with a total of six USAAF bomber squadrons;including the reformed 19th BS Silver Fleet;whilst US Navy JM-1 and JM-2 variants were operated by utility squadrons from March 1944 onwards.
Polish Wings No. 44 Curtiss Hawk H-75 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9788367227612
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Polish Wings
Illustrations: B&W photos, colour photos, colour profiles
Description:
This book focuses on the role played by the Curtiss Hawk H-75. Explore a treasure trove of black and white period photos that bring this significant era to life. Additionally, marvel at the collection of colour profiles that showcase the distinct liveries of the Curtiss Hawk H-75 in Polish Air Force service.
PZL Combat Fighters Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9788367227322
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: MMP Books
Illustrations: 80 colour profiles
Description:
This book features 50+ color profiles showcasing the PZL combat fighters, including specially commissioned profiles with a high level of detail.Versrions shown: PZL P.7, PZL P.
No. 4 Corpo Aero Italiano. Battle of Britain & Russian Front Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9788367227490
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2024
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: The Fighting Colours of Richard Caruana 50th Anniversary Collection
Illustrations: B&W photos, colour profiles
Description:
Aviation Artist Richard J. Caruana commemorates the Centanary of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (Italian Air Force) with a theme that he has been his speciality since his very earliest published works, over 50 years ago: the Regia Aeronautica. The Italian campaigns against Great Britain and Russia are probably the least chronacled of all of the Regia Aeronautica’s history of World War II.
Bookazine Collection 2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9788367227568
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: The Fighting Colours of Richard Caruana 50th Anniversary Collection
Illustrations: B&W photos, colour photos, colour profiles
Description:
Working on this series has become a trip down memory lane, reviewing my own work from five, ten and even as far back as twenty years ago or more. It has also been necessary at times to revamp such work as new and more detailed information has become available since it was created. This gives added value to what is presented here as it is definitely not a cut-and paste job, even though that is what it originally was intended to be.
Pacific Profiles Volume 13 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9780645700466
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
Pacific Profiles Volume 13 presents the most accurate wartime profiles and histories to date of Imperial Japanese Navy bombers;transports;flying boats and miscellaneous types which served in the South Pacific.This volume depicts the markings of two dozen mainstream and rare air groups (kokutai);many of which have never been illustrated before. Aircraft types include Betty and Nell bombers (and transports);Val and Judy dive-bombers;Emily and Mavis flying boats;Irving night fighters;Claude fighters;and Babs reconnaissance aircraft.
Pacific Profiles Volume 14 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780645700473
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Imprint: Avonmore Books
Illustrations: fully illustrated;colour
Description:
The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of Allied and Japanese aircraft which served throughout Australia;New Guinea the South Pacific. This Volume 14 covers those B-25;PBJ & F-10 Mitchell models which served in these theatres from March 1942 until the end of the war. Mitchells served a total of 21 USAAF bomber and reconnaissance squadrons;plus others were operated by the USMC;RAAF and NEIAF.
High Flight Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781838068707
Pub Date: 14 Jan 2024
Illustrations: approx 60 b/w photographs
Description:
When Second World War Spitfire pilot John Gillespie Magee penned his poem High Flight', little did he know that his words would inspire legions of aspiring aviators who had a similar wish to fly their eager craft through footless halls of air'. Founded on years of detailed research, Roger Cole's book High Flight tells John Magee's extraordinary story, describing hitherto-unknown details of his short life, and providing insight into the inspiration for the poems that have found a unique place in history. Born of an English mother and American father in Nanking in China, Magee grew up and was educated in different parts of the world, proving to be a highly accomplished student.
Mitsubishi Babs vol. 2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9788367227162
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2023
Imprint: MMP Books
Illustrations: Scale plans colour profiles B&W photos
Description:
Mitsubishi Babs Vol. II – The world’s first high-speed strategic reconnaissance aircraft completes the history of Japan’s revolutionary high-speed strategic reconnaissance aircraft design. This second volume describes the Imperial Japanese Navy’s flawed attempts to develop its own high-speed strategic reconnaissance aircraft and their decision to ultimately adopt the Army’s magnificent Ki-15 design into Navy service as the C5M/Type-98 Reconnaissance Plane (Allied codename Babs).
Fighting from the Heavens Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781636243825
Pub Date: 10 Oct 2023
Illustrations: 30–40 photographs and illustrations
Description:
During World War II, the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) projected American military might across distances and with destructive force unimaginable just a decade previously. The B-17s and B-24s of the US Eighth Air Force turned much of Germany’s infrastructure to twisted steel and burnt rubble between 1943 and 1945. B-29 Superfortresses unleashed conventional raids on Japan of even greater area destruction than that created by the atomic bomb attacks (also delivered by USAAF crews).
Polish Wings No. 33 Ilyushin Il-2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9788366549999
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2023
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Polish Wings
Illustrations: Scale plans colour profiles B&W photos
Description:
The renowned Soviet attack aircraft Il-2 and its various models within the Polish Air Force have been extensively documented with unmatched detail. This publication comprises numerous unpublished photographs obtained from private collections, along with a series of specially commissioned color profiles that illustrate and describe the color schemes and markings used. The book is composed of 96 pages and contains a total of 52 color profiles.
Black Tulip Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781636243030
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 10 photos
Description:
Black Tulip is the dramatic story of history's top fighter ace, Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann. It's also the story of how his service under Hitler was simplified and elevated to Western mythology during the Cold War. Over 1,404 wartime missions, Hartmann claimed a staggering 352 airborne kills, and his career contains all the dramas you would expect.
Scale Plans No. 79 PZL P.24A & PZL P.24C Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9788367227308
Pub Date: 20 Feb 2023
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Scale Plans
Illustrations: Scale plans
Description:
Scale plans in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 scale of the Polish PZL P.24 A/C aircraft12 pages of A3 size scale plans of PZL P.24 A/C versions.