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An Illustrated History of the RAF
This comprehensive and fully illustrated history of the RAF is surely an achievement that few, if any, other books, have been able to match. From the early day of balloons and experimental flying machines, through two world wars, international incidents for the 'Cold War' to the Falklands campaign and beyond, this outstanding volume, two years in the making, follows the development of the Royal Air Force right up to the present day. An immensely readable text is accompanied by over 600 photographs, many never published before. This is exciting and essential reading for historians and aviation and military enthusiasts, and is a fitting tribute to the many gallant airmen who offered and so often gave their lives in the service of their country.
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And All Their Glory Past: Fort Erie, Plattsburgh and the Final Battles in the North, 1814
This is the story of the last major battles of the War of 1812, which were fought along the Canadian-American frontier in the summer and autumn of 1814 and had a decisive effect on how the war ended. The first of these actions is the 53-day siege of Fort Erie, which incurred more casualties than the better known battle of New Orleans in some of the most vicious fighting of the entire war. The Americans besieged in the fort on the Canadian side of the Niagara River succeeded in driving off the British attacks but finally decided to withdraw across the border before the onset of winter, thus marking the end of hostilities on Canadian soil. The second major action is the naval and land battle of Plattsburgh, New York. An outgunned American naval squadron on Lake Champlain succeeded through out-standing seamanship in defeating their Royal Navy opponents, causing the British commander in chief, General Sir George Prevost, to withdraw, a reverse that he was unable to live down and an American victory that had a direct bearing on the final outcome of the war. The author also describes the devastating raid in which General Duncan MacArthur's mounted troops burned and plundered their way across south-western Ontario from present-day Windsor to Brantford Written by Donald E. Graves, the master of the battle-field narrative and acknowledged internationally as an authority on the War of 1812, And All Their Glory Past is a fascinating blend of scholarly research, engaging narrative and insight into the minds of men under the stress of combat. It complements two previous books by Donald E Graves, Field of Glory: The Battle of Chrysler's Farm, 1813 and Where Right and Glory Lead! The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814, widely read classics that have remained in print for more than a decade due to popular demand.
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And I Shall Fly: The Flying Memoirs of Z. Lewis Leigh
Z. Lewis Leigh was the first pilot to work for Trans Canada Airlines in 1937. During World War II, Leigh joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. His first assignment was anti-submarine flying, but was transferred to Transport Command in 1942 where he would beremembered for his excellent administrative abilities, revolutionizing how Transport Command operated. Leigh continued in RCAF service until 1957. These memoirs chronicle the years he spent devoted to flying.
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Another Place, Another Time: A U-Boat Officer’s Wartime Album
Anyone with an interest in the U-boat service of WWII will want to read this book, the record of the last three years of active service in the war, as recollected by Werner Hirschmann, a former Kriegsmarine officer. It is, as the author makes plain, not a U-boat history but an inside look at the rigorous training that officer cadets underwent prior to commissioning into the elite U-boat arm. Training alone took some two years and as an engineering officer one was entrusted with the smooth running of all mechanical and electrical systems, everything from valves and pumps, batteries and engines, bilge to control room and bridge, and all intricate functions of maintaining a U-boat under water. As outlined in the book, to earn the Master Diving Diploma and rank of Leutnant Ing. (Lt., Engineer) meant that one had successfully mastered all tests required for the safe running and diving of an unterseeboot as determined by overseeing training officers. Serving under four commanders over three years, on U-190, U-331, U-375, U-612, Hirschmann describes his survival as stemming from the level of technical training obtained at the Marineschule, Mürwik, the German Annapolis, partly luck, and the result of camaraderie and skill amongst the officers and crew on each boat.
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Argentine Air Forces in the Falklands Conflict (Warbirds Illustrated No. 45)
This book contains photographs of Argentine aircraft and pilots prior to and during the Falklands Conflict.
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Artillery: Modern Military Techniques
Surveys modern artillery in military use, including towed and self-propelled guns, rockets, ammunition, and associated equipment. The function of each weapon, how they are used, and future developments in military technology are also discussed.
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Aviation Century: World War II
Beginning in 1939-40 with the German blitzkrieg and the Battle of Britain, aircraft repeatedly turned the tide of war. Their worth was proved in many roles besides bombing and airborne assault, including air defense, support of ground operations, maritime patrol, shipping strikes, transport support and reconnaissance. Warplanes became indispensable and revolutionized the character of war. In Aviation Century World War II, stunning images of preserved and restored wartime aircraft are combined with archival photographs of the world's first well-photographed war to tell an unprecedented visual story of World War II. The unforgettable images are accompanied by insightful text that explains the strategic role of warplanes and describes the types and models of aircraft used by each nation, and re-tells the dramatic stories of the war. Forewords for Aviation Century World War II are written by World War II veteran pilots Ramsay Potts and Don Lopez.
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Avro Lancaster Manual 1941 onwards (all marks): Owners’ Workshop Manual
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 perspective on what it takes to restore and operate a Lancaster, as well as a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable aeroplane. This highly detailed book is based primarily on the Battle of Britain Flight's Lancaster at RAF Coningsby.
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Avro Shackleton 1949 to 1991 (all marks): Owners’ Workshop Manual
With a design lineage that stretches back to the legendary Avro Lancaster and its successor the Avro Lincoln, the Avro Shackleton has a distinguished parentage.
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Avro Vulcan 1952 Onwards (B2 model): Owners’ Workshop Manual
The awesome Avro Vulcan is an enduring image of the Cold War era when the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. For many years the RAF's delta-wing jet bomber was the cornerstone of Britain's nuclear deterrent. Read about the Vulcan's operational history and take a close-up look at its construction. Discover what it takes to own and fly the mighty V-bomber, and find out how engineers keep it airworthy. Centrepiece of the manual is Vulcan XH558 - the world's only flying example of an Avro Vulcan.
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B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World’s Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber
The B-52 is the longest serving and most versatile of the United States Air Force's combat aircraft. The Stratofortress entered active service in 1955 and is scheduled to continue as part of the air force's inventory through 2040. The jet-powered bomber was a mainstay of America's Cold War nuclear-deterrent strategy, providing air power that balanced the land and sea military forces. The massive plane also served as the launch platform for the experimental X-15 hypersonic rocket aircraft. Due to its versatility as an aircraft, the B-52 has seen combat service in all of America's military conflicts since it came on active duty: Vietnam, the first and second Gulf wars, and the War in Afghanistan. B-52 Stratofortress also covers every aspect of the aircraft's development, manufacture, and modification. These technical details set the stage for its military service, starting with its role as a nuclear bomber in the Cold War even though only conventional weapons have been used during its combat duty. The airplane's service in key campaigns in Vietnam is covered, followed by the quieter years after it. The B-52 returned to prominence in the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan, taking part in massive bombing campaigns in both conflicts. Finally, the book ends with the constant upgrades that will keep the B-52 an integral part of U.S. airpower for decades to come.
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Battle of Britain Day: 15 September 1940
On 15 September 1940 the Luftwaffe mounted two massive daylight raids on London. RAF Spitfires and Hurricanes responded, and the resulting air combats were among the most concentrated ever fought, with eight aircraft destroyed in mid-air collisions alone. Those momentous events are still commemorated each year on "Battle of Britain Day", and Alfred Price's book documents the memories and first-hand accounts of those who witnessed them in the air and on the ground.
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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is the RAF's premier vintage aircraft display team. The BBMF is one of the most important collections of air-worthy historic aircraft in existence. The Flight showcases classic, well-loved aircraft of the Second World War, including an Avro Lancaster, seven Supermarine Spitfires, two Hawker Hurricanes, a Douglas Dakota and two de Havilland Chipmunks. A stunning collection of air-to-air action photographs supplies the most spectacular images in the book, but the author also explores restoration processes and the constant engineering work necessary to keep these aircraft in operational condition.
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Beyond the Horizon: The Story of Lockheed
The author of the definitive history of the U.S. Air Force, Beyond the Wild Blue, now reveals the people and technology responsible for transforming Lockheed into the most profitable, prestigious, and influential company in the aerospace industry.
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Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force: 1947-1997
Beyond the Wild Blue is a fascinating look at fifty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology.
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Big Bombers: Strategic Air Command’s B-52s, Swingwings, and Stealth
Robert F. Dorr & J. Benson Softcover 128 pages Out of Print. New old stock.
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Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero
Billy Bishop was fiercely ambitious, driven by an undisguised hatred of his enemies. He played hard and fought even harder. A highly skilled pilot and a crack shot, "top gun" of the Allied air forces, by 1918 Bishop was the most highly decorated war hero in Canadian history. He remains the most controversial. Some of Bishop's fellow pilots were repelled by his grandstanding and suspected he was deliberately inflating his number of "kills." Since then, the claim has been repeated by many others. This issue is at the heart of Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero. In this updated second edition, author Dan McCaffery reviews the evidence in support his account of what Bishop really did in the skies over France, setting the record straight about one of this country's most famous and controversial figures.
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Bird’s Eye View
Rose, a Canadian intelligence officer in Britain in World War II, struggles with conflicting feelings about the war and a superiors attention. Rose Jolliffe is an idealistic young woman living on a farm with her family in Saskatchewan. After Canada declares war against Germany in World War II, she joins the British Womens Auxiliary Air Force as an aerial photographic interpreter. Working with intelligence officers at RAF Medmenham in England, Rose spies on the enemy from the sky, watching the war unfold through her magnifying glass. When her commanding officer, Gideon Fowler, sets his sights on Rose, both professionally and personally, her prospects look bright. But can he be trusted? As she becomes increasingly disillusioned by the destruction of war and Gideons affections, tragedy strikes, and Roses world falls apart. Rose struggles to rebuild her shattered life, and finds that victory ultimately lies within herself. Her path to maturity is a painful one, paralleled by the slow, agonizing progress of the war and Canadas emergence from Britains shadow.
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Boeing B-17 and B-29 Fortress and Superfortress Portfolio
One of a series comprising technical descriptions - cutaway drawings - genealogy - combat and operational records from contemporary articles from Flight, The Aeroplane and Aircraft Production, with modern material from Aeorplane Monthly.
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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (2nd Edition) Aero Series Volume 34
An illustrated story of the plane covers history, weapons, improvements, operation, and a prediction for its future.
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Bomber Command 1939-1945
From 1940 to 1945 RAF Bomber Command attacked the industrial heartland of Germany. Daylight attacks were impossible in the face of German interceptors, so RAF aircrew had to learn to bomb by night. Anti-aircraft guns and night fighters took their toll; 55,000 RAF personnel lost their lives in the bombing campaign. Survivors of this campaign reveal what it was like to take off, knowing that the chance of completing a tour of operations was less than one in ten. They describe every aspect of their war from training flights to special missions, and how it felt to bail out from a stricken bomber over the Ruhr.
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Bombers examines attack aircraft and their subsequent use in warfare. The contents include aircraft design; weapons; costs; and air, land, and sea tactics. The superb assortment of illustrations, under careful guidance, can be ample stimulus for discussion among children too young to understand the sophisticated texts.
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Britain at War
Illustrated account of the "Home Front" during World War II, displaying the humour and tragedy felt by those who stayed behind. This scrapbook covers subjects such as the land girls, ration books, evacuation, the blitz bombing of the cities, the American forces and the Home Guard.
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British Military Land Rovers: Leaf-sprung Land Rovers in British Military Service
The British military has always been one of the major customers for Land Rovers, buying thousands upon thousands over the years. Land Rover in turn has returned the compliment, developing special models to meet its needs, such as the Half-Ton or Lightweight and the 101 One-Tonne Forward Control. Yet the British military Land Rover has always been special in its own way, particularly after 1961 when the basic specification was modified to incorporate elements that were never made available on contemporary civilian models. It has been modified and adapted in dozens of ways for its military role, the basic GS soft-top utility and FFR 24-volt radio models being supplemented by a wide variety of specialist variants that remain little known even today. This hugely comprehensive book looks at the story of the leaf-sprung Land Rovers used by all three of Britain's armed services - the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. It lists and describes the different types, setting them in their context both as products of the Rover (and later, Land Rover) companies and as military equipment designed to meet a particular need at a particular time. There are copious illustrations, many never published before, and the lists of the vehicles themselves are as exhaustive as the authors have been able to make them in the light of surviving records. British Military Land Rovers aims to cover every leaf-sprung type in use between the first deliveries in 1948 and the final ones in 1985 - by which time the core Land Rover product no longer depended on leaf springs but on a more modern coil-spring suspension design. It will be welcomed by the military-vehicle and the Land Rover enthusiast alike as the most detailed book yet published about the subject.
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By Day and by Night: The Bomber War in Europe 1939-45
A lavishly illustrated, large format book covering Some 40 major Bombing Raids of WWII. Included are the raids on Battle of Britain airfields, the London Blitz, Coventry, Berlin, The Dams, Peenemunde, Regensburg, Schweinfurt, Ploesti, Berlin, Hamburg and the attacks on the Tirpitz.
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Cadillac of Destroyers: HMCS St. Laurent and Her Successors
HMCS St. Laurent was the Navy's first postwar antisubmarine vessel, designed and built entirely in Canada, commissioned in 1955. Classed as a destroyer escort, she was the most advanced of her kind, and caused a considerable stir in world naval circles. She was the first of twenty very similar ships whose sleek lines quickly earned them the nickname "Cadillacs."These ships were followed in the 1970s by the different looking Iroquois class of destroyer-helicopter carriers, and since 1992 by the ultramodern City class patrol frigates. The development and careers of each of these classes of ships is illustrated, with before and after photographs of the many whose appearance has been altered by rebuilding.