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        27th January, 2018


 

THE TURRET FIGHTERS: DEFIANT AND ROC

by Alec Brew




Before World War II the turret fighter was predicted by many to be the only effective way of dealing with the new threat of the heavy bomber. In the event, a two-man fighter with its armament concentrated in a power-operated turret did not turn out to be the answer. The Boulton Paul Defiant and the Blackburn Roc were only two examples of the concept to enter service and only the Defiant was able to claim any success in combat. From the archives of Boulton Paul Aircraft, come a host of photographs and testaments to the Defiant from those who built them and those who flew them.

Very good in d/w -  Large Format. 157pp index, c 300 illustrations, tables

Crowood, 2002
 ISBN 1861264976

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Web No.
07307-01

£24.00

 

 

THE NARROW MARGIN

by Derek Wood & Derek Dempster



The Battle of Britain saved the country from invasion. If the RAF had been defeated all the efforts of the British Army and the Royal Navy would not have averted defeat in the face of complete German air superiority. This remarkable book traces the varied fortunes of the Royal Air Force in the 1930s, and shows how it readied itself for the mighty German onslaught in the summer of 1940 and won a great victory by the narrowest margins. It provides a comphrensive account of the Battle of Britain, including the day-by-day summaries of the battle. It is illustrated with photographs and maps, an appendix of the aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and by the Luftwaffe with schematic drawings, also a list of all pilots who flew in the battle from July 10 to October 31 1940. It also details aircraft performance, RAF Fighter Command and subsidiary formations as at 0900 hours Sept 15 1940, plus British and German losses.
 

New in card cover - 361pp, numerous b/w photos, illustrations, 3-view drawings, maps

Pen & Sword, 2010
 ISBN 9781848843141

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Web No.
04535-07

£16.99

 


 

OSPREY AIR COMBAT: NORTH AMERICAN F-100 SUPER SABRE

by David A. Anderton 

 

This is a detailed study of the world's first supersonic fighter. Developed as a fighter-interceptor, later converted to a tactical nuclear-armed strike fighter, the F-100 Super Sabre was eventually proven in the crucible of the Vietnam war as an effective and lethal fighter-bomber, 'Wild Weasel' SAM and flak suppression aircraft, and fast, forward air-controller ('Misty FAC'). The book covers the development, combat performance and history of the 'Hun' in a readable form, but with lots of detail.

Good in slightly creased card cover - 200pp, 26 colour & 160 b/w photos.

Osprey, 1987
ISBN 0850456622 

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Web No
01645-01

£12.00

 


 

STUKAS OVER THE STEPPE

by Peter C. Smith

The Blitzkrieg in the East, 1941-1945. The Ju 87 Stuka dominated the opening campaigns of World War II. It was a primary weapon of German Blitzkrieg tactics and the concept of lightning warfare. Together with the panzer, it transformed air and land warfare, with countries falling in days and weeks, rather than after campaigns lasting years. With more than 100 photographs and detailed commentary, Stukas over the Steppe captures the many roles adopted by these famous dive-bombers as they blasted a path across Eastern Europe.

 


New in card cover -
A4 format, 72pp,
130 b/w & 12 colour photos


Pen & Sword, 2015
ISBN 9781848328013 

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Web No.
37163-01

£12.99

 



LOCKHEED SR-71 BLACKBIRD

by Bill Holder
   


The goal of the Blackbird program was to develop a Mach 3, high altitude reconnaissance vehicle which could elude conventional interceptors and speedily bring back both strategic and tactical battlefield intelligence. It succeeded beyond all expectations in these objectives, having overflown most of the world's hotspots in its long career, setting numerous world speed and altitude records on the way. This fascinating volume tells the whole story along with a selection of rare photographs

New in card cover - 80pp, 140+ b/w
& colour illustrations

Schiffer, 2002
ISBN 076431467X

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Web No.
30916-01

£16.95




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 The Editor's Choice:

NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

£470.00

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