aviation

  • Canberra Boys (signed by Andrew Brookes, Barry Dove & Ed Elton)

    Andrew Brookes

    This book is signed by Andrew Brookes, Barry Dove & Ed Elton.

    The English Electric Canberra first came into production in the late 1940s and has since played a hugely significant part in world events. In Canberra Boys, Andrew Brookes takes us through its rich history with the help of those who operated this magnificent machine.

    This book provides a detailed and fascinating history of an outstanding aircraft alongside illuminating anecdotes from the men who served with this illustrious aircraft.

    £20.00
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  • From Jet Provost to Strikemaster (signed by David Watkins & Dave McIntyre)

    David Watkins

    This book is signed by David Watkins and Dave McIntyre.

    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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  • A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, Volume Three

    Christopher Shores Giovanni Massimello, Russell Guest, Frank Olynyk and Winfried Bock

    The third volume in this series returns to November 1942 to explain the background to the first major Anglo-American venture – Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. It deals with the fratricidal combats which followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria for several days. It then considers the efforts made – unsuccessfully in the event – to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces, then beginning their retreat from El Alamein.

    £50.00
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  • Tornado Boys

    Ian Hall

    Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular ‘Boys’ series, and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, the Tornado was among the first aircraft to be flown by both men and women. This is acknowledged in the book with a chapter written by one female pilot. Another aspect that makes this book different from the rest of the series is that it covers an aircraft which is still in active service, currently as a key player in Middle East operations. With focus on the GR1/GR4 versions of the Tornado (and not the F3 interceptor), readers will enjoy fascinating insights on what it is like to operate this multi-role bomber/reconnaissance aircraft against the backdrop of modern-day scenarios.

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  • Nimrod: Rise and Fall (signed by Tony Blackman)

    Tony Blackman

    This book is signed by the author, Tony Blackman 

    The full story of the Nimrod, and its significance, has now been told. Tony Blackman, who was there at the beginning, test-flew nearly every aircraft and was at Kinloss on the very day the project was cancelled, has written this timely book, covering every facet of its history, its weapons system developments and its tragic accidents. He writes in an approachable way, making technical subjects understandable but his conclusions will, inevitably, not be welcomed by everyone.

    £12.99
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  • Tony Blackman Test Pilot (signed by Tony Blackman)

    Tony Blackman

    This books is signed by the author, Tony Blackman

    Tony Blackman looks back at his captivating career, from the RAF, national service and learning to fly to squadron flying and testing aircraft at Boscombe Down. He offers an insight into the world of the aerospace industry and what it takes to be a test pilot.

    £12.99
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  • Vulcan Test Pilot (signed by Tony Blackman)

    Tony Blackman

    This book is signed the author, Tony Blackman.

    In 2007, a restored Avro Vulcan Mark 2 – XH558 – took to the skies to help commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. To coincide with this the memoirs of one of its test pilots, Tony Blackman, was published to great acclaim. Now the first book about test flying this monumental delta-wing aircraft which dominated the history of the late 20th century is available in paperback.

    £12.99
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  • Bloody Shambles Volume One (signed by Christopher Shores)

    Christopher Shores

    This book is signed by the author, Christopher Shores. 

    This is the story of the Allied air campaign across Singapore, Malaya, Burma, Ceylon and the Philippines during World War II. It documents the Allied underestimation of Japanese ability, which led to the destruction of 50per cent of the British bomber force in two days.

    £29.95
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  • Faster than the Sun (signed by Peter Twiss)

    Peter Twiss

    This is a signed edition by the book’s author, Peter Twiss. 

    This epic account is the story of the record-breaking Fairey Delta, by the man who flew through 1000mph for the first time in history. It reveals the organisation necessary, the lobbying and the tensions and difficulties.

    £10.95
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  • Fifty Years of Flying Fun (signed by Rod Dean)

    Rod Dean

    This book is signed by its author, Rod Dean. 

    Fifty Years of Flying Fun covers, in a roughly chronological order, over fifty continuous years of flying. With in excess of 7,000 flying hours on 59 different types – and only one aircraft (Spencer Flack’s Mustang) with a working autopilot – Rod gives a clear, and largely humorous, insight into the operation of a cross section of piston and jet engine vintage aircraft and his undoubted fifty years of fun since the first solo on 19 March 1963.

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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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