Modern aviation

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  • From Jet Provost to Strikemaster

    David Watkins

    This book covers the complete and long overdue history of the Hunting/BAC Jet Provost and Strikemaster, which for thirty-eight years trained generations of pilots and pioneered the RAF’s all-through flying training programme.

    Here, David Watkins has produced an extensive look at these aircraft after years of painstaking research assisted by veterans and historians. Having accessed the archives of the Warton Collection, he has amassed a range of rare photography to accompany the extraordinary history of these jets.

    From Jet Provost to Strikemaster is a work of narrative and technical detail which will satisfy the most avid aviation fans.

    £25.00
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  • Harrier Boys Volume 1 (signed by Bob Marston)

    Bob Marston

    This book is signed by the author, Bob Marston.

    In Harrier Boys, Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Robert Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who worked with this unique jet through its history. The excitement, camaraderie and pride of Harrier operators shine through in the personal stories of those whose lives were changed by their experience of this iconic aircraft, both on land and at sea. In this first volume, events of the Cold War years are brought to life by contributors including Graham Williams, who flew the Transatlantic Air Race, Peter Dodworth, a member of the original Harrier Conversion Team, Peter Harris, a participant in the early defence of Belize, Sir Peter Squire, OC 1 (F) Squadron during the Falklands conflict, and Australian Dave Baddams, who commanded the Royal Navy Sea Harriers of 800 Squadron.

    £20.00
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  • Harrier Boys Volume 2

    Bob Marston

    In the second volume of Harrier Boys, as with the first, the history of this remarkable aircraft in service with UK armed forces is illustrated through personal reminiscences of the people who worked with it. The book begins with explanations of the mature concept of operations with the Harrier GR3 in the Cold War. It then progresses through the evolution of Harrier II, starting with the GR5, and updates to the Sea Harrier, while the potential battles to be fought necessitated ever-changing tactics and technology.

    £20.00
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  • Harrier Boys Volume 2 (signed by Bob Marston)

    Bob Marston

    In the second volume of Harrier Boys, as with the first, the history of this remarkable aircraft in service with UK armed forces is illustrated through personal reminiscences of the people who worked with it. The book begins with explanations of the mature concept of operations with the Harrier GR3 in the Cold War. It then progresses through the evolution of Harrier II, starting with the GR5, and updates to the Sea Harrier, while the potential battles to be fought necessitated ever-changing tactics and technology.

    £20.00
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  • Hunter Boys

    Richard Pike

    Hardback

    £20.00
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  • Hunter Boys (signed by Richard Pike)

    Richard Pike

    This book is signed by the author, Richard Pike. 

    From the highly-successful author of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a welcome addition to the ‘Boys’ series, Hunter Boys. A fascinating insight into the experiences and affections of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter.

    £20.00
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  • Hurricane R4118 Revisited

    Peter Vacher

    Twelve years since the amazing account of Peter Vacher’s discovery in India was originally published, Grub Street is thrilled to bring readers the updated story of Hurricane R4118.

    Since the restoration of this magnificent aircraft to flight in 2004, Peter Vacher continued to research its history, and more stories of R4118’s origins are told, including the extraordinary tale of how this aircraft shot down a friendly Whitley bomber before it was assigned to a RAF squadron.

    With brand new photography and sources, including wartime letters from Bunny Currant, this book is essential reading for all Hurricane enthusiasts.

    £20.00
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  • Jaguar Boys

    Ian Hall

    £20.00
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  • Jaguar Boys (signed by Ian Hall)

    Ian Hall

    This book is signed by the author, Ian Hall. 

    £20.00
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  • Javelin Boys

    Steve Bond

    The Gloster Javelin was the UK’s first line of night and all-weather air defence both at home and in RAF Germany. In the 1950s, when it replaced the Meteor and Venom, this revolutionary bomber/interceptor became the focus of many great stories told here in terrific detail.

    Here, author Steve Bond has interviewed a number of veterans, all with captivating tales of their time on the aircraft. Alongside their anecdotes is a detailed history of this unusual aircraft, accompanied by photography never seen before in print.

    Javelin Boys is bound to appeal to all aviation fans.

    £20.00
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  • Lightning Boys 2 (Signed by Richard Pike)

    Richard Pike

    This book is signed by the author, Richard Pike.

    The sequel to the best-selling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2 continues the theme of tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into postwar fighter operations. In 20 separate stories to intrigue, amaze and amuse, the book has been compiled and written by Richard Pike, himself a former Lightning pilot.

    £20.00
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