|Author:||Peter E. Davies et al|
This is the story of the world's first operational swing-wing bomber. The General Dynamics F111 was a far-sighted design, packed with radars and navigational aids to help pinpoint targets in bad weather and at night. Proved over Vietnam, used with great effect against Libya and excelling in the Gulf War, it will remain in ser... read more
Publishing Status: Out of print
|Author:||Leo Marriott & Michael Sharpe|
Need for Speed: Jets illustrates man's progress in manufacturing and flying jet aircraft, both commercial and military.
This fascinating book arrives in time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first solo flight across the Tasman on January 9, 1931.
The P-47 Thunderbolt, affectionately nicknamed the
|Author:||David William English|
From man's earliest expressions on the magic of flying to the chilling last words of some of aviation's giants, here's an utterly unique collection of 1,000 of the most memorable thoughts on flight down through the ages. Concisely capturing flying's special allure and excitement as well as its humor and tragedy, this power-pa... read more
High above the blood soaked trenches of the Somme during the Summer and Autumn of 1916, the Royal Flying Corps were acting out - and winning - one of the first great aerial battles of history. Even in those pioneering days of flying, primitive aircraft flown by brave young men were of significant military value. Before the ba... read more
As the last flight of Concorde drew near in 2003, people gathered at the end of runways and on airport terminal roofs to marvel one last time at the speed and elegance of an aircraft so iconic that it was always referred to in the singular ? ?The Concorde?.
The Royal Air Force Day by Day is a fascinating record of British military aviation heritage. That heritage is preserved here as a diary of daily events - 90-year-old tradition and established its great reputation. While so many books on air force history concentrate on the big events, The Royal Air Force Day by Day also exam... read more
Millions of people fly every day, but how many of us really like it? Who hasn't sat on a plane at some point and wondered: how are we actually staying up here? What if we hit turbulence or bad weather? Why is the engine making that funny noise ?In The Flying Book, David Blatner, author of The Joy of Pi, explains that while mo... read more
Everything you need to know about passenger and utility aircraft, business jets and more. Civil Aircraft is a comprehensive guide to the world’s passenger and utility aircraft, from the beginning of heavier-than-air flight with the Wright brothers, to today’s multipurpose helicopters, business jets and ultra reliable wide-... read more
David Owen investigates the different factors involved in aviation accidents, from severe weather conditions to pilot error and inadequate aircraft maintenance, illustrating each type of event by means of crucial incidents. He also examines the present-day state of aviation safety worldwide and the challenges facing this rapi... read more
|Author:||John T Smith|
Book Description A detailed account of the conduct and effectiveness of US strategic bombing policy in the most controversial aerial campaign of the Vietnam war - the two Linebacker raids. Synopsis A detailed analytical account of the conduct and effectiveness of US strategic bombing policy in the most controversial aeri... read more
|Author:||Robert J. Rudhall|
During World War Two the Mustang was to the Americans what the Spitfire was to the British - a symbol of hope and strength. The P-51 fought in almost every theatre of war, in various roles and with great success. When powered by the famed Merlin engine, the P-51 became the supreme long-range escort fighter, and went on to ser... read more
Wild About Flying tells the story of flight, from the late 1800s, when men like Otto Lilienthal were hurling themselves off cliff-tops strapped into flimsy gliders, to the modern day, with John Glenn circling the earth in the Space Shuttle at age 77. In this unique book, the story is told through the men and women who were th... read more
A highly pictorial history of the fighter planes which flew in each World War.
Military enthusiasts, aircraft aficionados, history buffs, and modelers will pore with delight over this comprehensive technical guide to the fighters of World War II. Beautifully complemented by more than 80 stunning illustrations, and written by an expert on all aspects of aviation history, this definitive pocket hardcover ... read more
The history of the development and operations of flying boats in the early twentieth century is a vibrant one, full of colourful characters and experimentation. In 'Fabulous Flying Boats', Leslie Dawson captures this spirit of dynamism, reminding us of the most successful early pioneers of the seaplanes development, including... read more