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The legendary Avro Lancaster receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorisation of the Royal Air Force. Here is a unique insight into what it takes to restore and operate a Lancaster, as well as a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable aeroplane. Presen... read more

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The performance specifications, structural details, and history of more than 500 aircraft from around the world are discussed in this exhaustive reference. Single- and multi-engine planes, jets, antiques, sailplanes, and military aircraft are featured in hundreds of photographs along with data about each aircraft's horsepower... read more

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Concorde is the world's most famous passenger transport aircraft and an icon of 20th century design. When British Airways and Air France withdrew their Concordes from service in 2003 it marked the end of a unique era in supersonic air travel. For this first large-format full-colour tribute to Concorde, Jonathan Falconer has s... read more

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A pictorial history of aviation in New Zealand. Over 130 photographs chronicle the development of flight down-under. Aircraft broke down New Zealand's isolation. They liberated us from the shackles of time and distance from our neighbours at home and away. They transformed our economy and the ways we do business. They he... read more

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The Messerschmitt is a truly outstanding combat aircraft of World War II. This book describes its design and development and includes an eye witness accounts from pilots who flew it in action.

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The most comprehensive history ever to be published of the North American P-51 Mustang, the Second World War fighter that played a dominant role in Europe, the Pacific and later in Korea. Synopsis The P-51 Mustang was possibly the first single-seater fighter of World War II. Designed and built in record time for British us... read more

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From farm paddock to South Pacific hub. A history of Auckland International Airport.

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With 263 Boeing 787s sold to 22 airlines and another 400 on conditional order, it is set to become the most successful twin-aisle aircraft in history. Like the DC-3, Vickers Viscount, 707, 747, A300 and 777, the 787 promises to be a game-changer. Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Flying Redefined takes you on a fascinating journey loo... read more

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New Zealand's worst internal air disaster. Flight 441 from Auckland to Tauranga on 3 July 1963 began as a typical National Airways Corporation DC-3 flight of the era. The passengers represented a cross-section of New Zealand society: men and women, Maori and Pakeha, young and old. They were travelling on business, on holida... read more

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This collection of war planes are pictures both on the ground and in flight and pay homage to the designers, contructors and pilots who worked on and manned the original aircraft as well as the dedicated work of the enthusiasts who have restored or built planes from scratch.

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Commissioned to replace the B-17, the Liberator was built in near-record time. The machine was designed around the long-span low-drag Davis wing, a new concept at the time of production. Early models were soon superseded on all production lines by the J model, the most successful B-24 of all time. When production ceased on 31... read more

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The Fairey Swordfish

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The Hawker Hurricane won lasting fame in the service of the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Over 11,700 examples were eventually built of this versatile and deadly combat aircraft, fulfilling an incredible number of contrasting roles. Its design, development and production are described in detail, as are the Hurricane's wid... read more

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On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the surface of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. This is Captain Sullenberger's story.

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This latest book in the Polish Wings series tells the story of the Mil Mi-14, a Soviet anti-submarine helicopter derived from the earlier Mi-8. The NATO code name for this helicopter is HazeA". It includes scale plans, photographs and drawings from official technical manuals, plus superb colour illustrations of camouflage an... read more

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Just as the impetus of war brought great strides forward in the speed and firepower of the world's fighters, so did it prompt a similar advance in the two key factors that provide the bomber's raison d'etre: payload and range. The pre-war bomber soon found its abilities not only overtaken by the four-engined 'heavies', but al... read more

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Few industrial phenomena have been as dramatic as the United States' mid 20th century shift from peacetime to wartime production. The American Aircraft Factory in World War II documents the production of legendary warbirds by companies like Boeing, North American, Curtiss, Consolidated, Douglas, Grumman, and Lockheed. It was ... read more

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British Aircraft Manufacturers since 1909 traces one hundred years of the British aviation industry, its history, origins, mergers and takeovers. It details the evolution of the British aviation industry and is an epitaph to household famous names such as Armstrong-Whitworth, de Havilland, Chadwick, Claude-Graham White, Sopwi... read more

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