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USN F-4 Phantom II vs VPAF MiG-17: Vietnam 1965-72
Davies, Peter
ISBN: 9781846034756
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE23. The Vietnam War placed unexpected demands upon American military forces and equipment, which had been focused on the probability of tactical nuclear warfare. The principal US naval fighter, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom, had originally been designed to defend the Fleet from air attack at long range. However, its tremendous power and bomb-carrying capacity made it an obvious candidate for the attack mission in Vietnam from 1965 onwards. Its opponent was the MiG-17, a direct descendant of the MiG-15, which had given USAF Sabre jets a hard fight in the Korean War. This book brings to life their dangerous duels and includes detailed cockpit views and other specially commissioned artwork to highlight the benefits and shortcomings of each plane type. It was in the skies over Vietnam that many of the techniques of air combat evolved as pilots learned how to use and to defeat supersonic fighters for the first time.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005597  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fw 190 Sturmbocke vs B-17 Flying Fortress: Europe 1944-45
Forsyth, Robert
ISBN: 9781846039416
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE24. The Fw 190 was one of the best air superiority aircraft of World War II, and when it first appeared over the Channel in 1941 it sent shockwaves through the Allied air commands. By 1944, these fighters had been up-gunned to serve as the front line of defence against the Allied bombing campaign. Although the Fw 190s were responsible for shooting down hundreds of Allied bombers, they met their match against the USAAF B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’. Capable of carrying 4,000 lbs of bombs and bristling with .50cal machine guns, the B-17 could sow death in every direction. Using brand-new artwork and first-hand accounts, this book recreates the deadly drama in the skies above Germany in the closing stages of the war. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, Design and development, The Strategic Situation, Technical Specifications, The Combatants, Combat, Statistics and Analysis, Conclusion, Further Reading.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005598  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Hurricane I vs Bf 110: 1940
Holmes, Tony
ISBN: 9781846039454
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE29. The Hurricane was the RAF's first monoplane fighter and saw significant combat during the fight over France and the Battle of Britain. One of its principal opponents in 1940 was the Bf 110 twin-engined, two-seat heavy fighter. Following the invasion of France, these fighters clashed regularly as the RAF's Hurricanes attacked German bomber formations defended by Bf 110. Although the Hurricane had the upper hand when it came to maneuverability, the Bf 110 outclassed it in terms of fire power, with its mix of machine guns and cannon. This is the story of the dramatic battles in the skies over France and the Channel as Britain desperately tried to hold back the German onslaught from her shores.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005599  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean War
Krylov, Leonid; Tepsurkaev, Yuriy
ISBN: 9781846032998
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2008 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 72 photos, 36 color profiles, 8 1/72 scale drawings. ACE82. The Soviet Union began assisting the People's Republic of China in its establishment of a modern air force in 1950, when Soviet Air Force regiments were sent to train local pilots. China's involvement in the Korean War in late October 1950 inevitably drew Soviet pilots into the war, with a total of 52 Soviet pilots scoring five or more victories there. The history of these covert actions has been a long-buried secret and this book is the first English publication to detail the only instance when the Cold War became 'hot'. This book uncovers Soviet combat experiences during the Korean War from detailed unit histories and rare first-hand account. With access to extensive Russian archives, the authors offer an enthralling insight into an air war that has been largely covered up and neglected. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and detailed full colour profiles, this book is a unique opportunity to read about an often-forgotten aspect of the Cold War. Contents: Motives for the Soviet Air Force's participation in the Korean War; Reasons for considerable exaggeration of kills claimed by Soviet pilots, compared with real losses to UN forces; Initial participation of Soviet pilots in the Korean War; Establishment of the 64th IAK; Combat employment; Combat operations of La-11 night interceptors of the 351st IAP; First success of MiG-15bis nightfighters.  As New
Price: 28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005604  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Swedish Fortresses: The Boeing F-17 Flying Fortress in Civil and Military Service
Forsgren, Jan
ISBN: 9788389450876
Mushroom Model Publications  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall Pictorial Cover New book, 128 pages. Many USAAF aircraft landed in neutral Sweden during WW2. The Swedish authorities arranged to buy many of these from the US, to supplement their limited and ageing aircraft stocks. The B-17 Flying Fortress was selected for conversion to an airliner, and Saab undertook the work. This book tells, for the first time in English, the story of these aircraft and their subsequent careers, in Sweden, Denmark and France. No other B-17s were ever used as airliners, so this is a unique addition to the well-known history of the Fortress. Illustrated with many photos, both contemporary and of surviving airframes, and with colour profiles of the colour schemes carried by these aircraft. Detailed plans of the modified airframes are included. Story of the "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby" restoration is included. Colour profiles are 40 cm long!  As New
Price: 51.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005645  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Swedish Fortresses: The Boeing F-17 Flying Fortress in Civil and Military Service
Forsgren, Jan
ISBN: 9788389450876
Mushroom Model Publications  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall Pictorial Cover New book, 128 pages. Many USAAF aircraft landed in neutral Sweden during WW2. The Swedish authorities arranged to buy many of these from the US, to supplement their limited and ageing aircraft stocks. The B-17 Flying Fortress was selected for conversion to an airliner, and Saab undertook the work. This book tells, for the first time in English, the story of these aircraft and their subsequent careers, in Sweden, Denmark and France. No other B-17s were ever used as airliners, so this is a unique addition to the well-known history of the Fortress. Illustrated with many photos, both contemporary and of surviving airframes, and with colour profiles of the colour schemes carried by these aircraft. Detailed plans of the modified airframes are included. Story of the "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby" restoration is included. Colour profiles are 40 cm long!  As New
Price: 51.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005644  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Mi-14 1981-2011: Mi-14PL, Mi-14PS, Mi-14PL/R
Kalinowski, Mariusz
ISBN: 9788361421306
Stratus  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages. This is the story of Mil Mi-14 (NATO reporting name 'Haze') a Soviet anti-submarine helicopter which is derived from the earlier Mi-8. It contains: Photos and drawings from Technical Manuals. Superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around colour photographs and archive photographs. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts & scale aeromodellers.  As New
Price: 25.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005636  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Mi-14 1981-2011: Mi-14PL, Mi-14PS, Mi-14PL/R
Kalinowski, Mariusz
ISBN: 9788361421306
Stratus  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages. This is the story of Mil Mi-14 (NATO reporting name 'Haze') a Soviet anti-submarine helicopter which is derived from the earlier Mi-8. It contains: Photos and drawings from Technical Manuals. Superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around colour photographs and archive photographs. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts & scale aeromodellers.  As New
Price: 25.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005635  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Operation ’Overlord’ June - September 1944 Volume 2: USAAF Eighth and Ninth Air Forces
Robinson, Neil
ISBN: 9780956980212
AIRfile Publications  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 72 pages. Covering the schemes and markings applied to the USAAF's 8th & 9th Air forces aircraft during Operation Overlord June to September 1944, this title includes both US Air Forces fighters, bombers tactical bombers and heavy bombers, squadrons and units.   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005650  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Vertical Take-Off: The Inside Story of British Aerospace’s Comeback from Crisis to World Class
Evans, Sir Richard; and Price, Colin
ISBN: 1857882458
Nicholas Brealey Publishing Limited London, England 1999 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 476gms, 214 pages. This book is a stirring and straight-talking account of the real world challenge of managing massive change successfully by creating a new mindset, a new culture and new leadership to become a world-class competitor.Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with only minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000527  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World’s Aircraft: Military and Civil Aviation from the Beginnings to the Present Day, The
Mondey, David (ed)
ISBN: 0906286395
New Burlington Books England 1988 Reprint
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, reprint edition, 1610gms, 320 pages. This encyclopedia is the first fully international guide to list all the world's manufacturers of production aircraft, both military and civil, from the beginning of powered flight to the present day. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear and discolouration, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000825  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Milestones of Aviation: Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum
Greenwood, John T. (ed)
ISBN: 0883635895
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates New York, USA 1989 First Edition
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, Over 2.5kgs in weight, 310 pages, illustrated endpapers. This book provides authoritative text on the history of aviation plau more than 400 illustrations, including 149 in colour. Book is in very good condition with only very minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good
Price: 70.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000836  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Arab MiGs Volume 1: Mikoyan I Gurevich MiG-15 and MiG-17 in Service with Air Forces of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco and Syria
Cooper, Tom; Nicolle, David
ISBN: 9780982553923
Harpia Publishing  2009 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 256 pages. Starting in 1955, and for the following 20 years, MiG-15 and MiG-17 formed the backbone of several Arab air forces. They played a prominent role in four major wars and dozens of minor incidents. Covering the first decade of this period, this study - Arab MiGs, Volume 1, the first in a series of publications - provides a unique and previously unavailable insight into the service history of both types with five Arab air forces. Even more so, it tells the story of the people that flew MiG-15s and MiG-17s in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Syria. Several of whom became dominant political figures in the recent history of these countries. The reason why Arab countries began purchasing MiGs and thus became embroiled in the Cold War is approached and discussed from an entirely new and original - Arab - point of view. Details about combat operations during three major wars between Arabs and Israel, as well as the war in Yemen of the 1960s, are reconstructed on basis of primary evidence, in the form of original documents and participants' recollections. Aircraft colours, unit insignia, serial- and construction numbers are described in unprecedented detail. Over 200 photos, colour artworks, maps and tables illustrate the story of aircraft and their crews.  As New
Price: 68.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003996  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F-15 Eagle at War
Rininger, Tyson
ISBN: 9780760333501
Zenith Press  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 160 pages. 126 color & 7 b/w photos, 22 diagrams. The F-15A entered service in 1972 as "the first dedicated USAF air superiority fighter since the F-86 Sabre." More than three decades and myriad models and variants later, the F-15 is still the U.S. Air Force's premiere air superiority weapon, a veteran of U.S. conflicts as recent as Operation Desert Storm and presently serving in the air forces of U.S. allies around the world. F-15 Eagle at War, featuring the spectacular aerial photography of author Tyson V. Rininger, follows the design, manufacture, and performance of the F-15 from its first appearance through its service in various Cold War and contemporary conflicts. The book profiles each model and upgrade in technology up to the F-15C, D, and E models that served in the Persian Gulf, where they claimed 36 of 39 Air Force victories in air-to-air combat. It is a fitting and thoroughly fascinating tribute to this celebrated aircraft and icon of the U.S. Air Force.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005453  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F-15 Eagle at War
Rininger, Tyson
ISBN: 9780760333501
Zenith Press  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 160 pages. 126 color & 7 b/w photos, 22 diagrams. The F-15A entered service in 1972 as "the first dedicated USAF air superiority fighter since the F-86 Sabre." More than three decades and myriad models and variants later, the F-15 is still the U.S. Air Force's premiere air superiority weapon, a veteran of U.S. conflicts as recent as Operation Desert Storm and presently serving in the air forces of U.S. allies around the world. F-15 Eagle at War, featuring the spectacular aerial photography of author Tyson V. Rininger, follows the design, manufacture, and performance of the F-15 from its first appearance through its service in various Cold War and contemporary conflicts. The book profiles each model and upgrade in technology up to the F-15C, D, and E models that served in the Persian Gulf, where they claimed 36 of 39 Air Force victories in air-to-air combat. It is a fitting and thoroughly fascinating tribute to this celebrated aircraft and icon of the U.S. Air Force.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005454  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Luftwaffe Viermot Aces 1942-45
Forsyth, Robert
ISBN: 9781849084383
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, ACE101. This book will recount the actions and personalities of the Luftwaffe fighter force who excelled in this tough and grim form of aerial warfare. Planned as six chapters, in Chapter 1 the author will describe the initial onslaught of the USAAF air offensive and the German response in 1942 and 1943 during which time tactics of defence were developed and refined, from close-range, head-on attacks against massed formations of B-17s to attacks from the rear. Chapter 2 will detail the continuing air campaign, including the bitter battles of Schweinfurt and Berlin with biographies of many of the leading aces. Chapter 3 will focus on one Gruppe, II./JG I, during the desperate first four months of 1944 when the unit was operating at full stretch against the Allied bombing campaign directed at the German aircraft plants. Chapter 4 will deal with the deployment of the twin-engined Bf 110G, Me 210 and Me 410 Zerstörer (destroyers), hurriedly converted and thrown into the battle, heavily armed with 37 mm cannon, weapons packs of twin MG 151/20 20 mm cannon and 21 cm air-to-air mortars intended to break up the defensive cohesion of the bomber formations. Chapter 5 will cover the desperate missions of Sturmstaffel 1 and IV./JG 3, II./JG 4 and II./JG 300, the so-called 'Sturmgruppen' ('Close Assault Groups'). The final chapter will portray the new dimension in aerial warfare from the autumn of 1944 - the Me 262 jet-powered interceptor. Fighter aces and those who became 'jet aces' whilst flying with JG 7 included Georg-Peter Eder (53 victories), Heinrich Ehrler (201 victories), Adolf Glunz (71 victories), Klaus Neumann (32 victories), Viktor Petermann (64 victories), Rudi Rademacher (102 victories), and Hans Waldmann (132 victories).   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005674  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Tiger Squadrons
Laming, Tim
ISBN: 1855321467
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 1991 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover Used book, 128 pages, some rubbing wear to cover. Featuring colour photographs of tiger squadron aircraft from: US Air Force, US Navy, RAF, RN Fleet Air Arm, L'Armee de l'Air, Aeronautique Navale, Force Aerienne Belge/Belgische Luchtmact, Luftwaffe, Forca Aerea Portuguese, Ejercito del Air, Aeronautica Militare Italiano, Turk Hava Kuvvetleri, Elliniki Aeroporia, Swiss Air Force, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Koninklijke Luchtmacht, Canadian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy.  Good
Price: 9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005722  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Arab MiGs Volume 2: Supersonic Fighters, 1958-1967
Cooper, Tom; Nicolle, David
ISBN: 9780982553961
Harpia Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 256 pages, 207 B&W photos, 27 photos, 2 maps and 31 colour profiles. Largely based on original, previously unavailable documentation from official archives, as well as interviews with participants and eyewitnesses, the second volume in this series is an unprecedented study of the developments of the Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian, Algerian, Lebanese and Jordanian air forces during the late 1950s and 1960s.  As New
Price: 59.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005738  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Vintage Russian: Props and Jets of the Iron Curtain
Ballantine, Colin
ISBN: 1853109711
Airlife Publishing Shrewsbury, England 1998 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, some shelf wear to cover. Large format book containing dozens of rare colour photographs of Soviet era propeller and jet powered airliners. Each photo has accompanying text detailing the history of the model, as well as the specific history of the photographed plane.  Good
Price: 17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000177  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Boulton Paul Defiant
Listemann, Phil H; Thomas, Andrew
ISBN: 9782953254433
Philedition  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 50 pages, 40 photos, 12 colour profiles. This, the eighth booklet of P. Listemann’s 'Allied Wings' series, is dedicated to the Boulton Paul Defiant and its service during 1940 as a day-fighter with 264 Squadron and 141 Squadron of the RAF. It concentrates on the unique deployment of the Defiant as a purely turret-equipped fighter, through initial successes during the Battle of France period, and the later disappointing and costly missions flown during the Battle of Britain. Subsequent use of the aircraft as a night-fighter, a target-tug or an air-sea-rescue aircraft is not within the scope of this book. The first four pages describe the concept, prototype development and tardy service introduction of the fighter ; intended to supplement the eight-gun Spitfire & Hurricanes of Fighter Command. The basic airframe of the Defiant was good - but lacking fixed forward-firing armament and when fitted with the turret - it could fulfil neither the expectations of the designers nor those of the RAF when flown under the combat conditions prevailing in the summer and autumn of 1940. In the usual 'Allied Wings' style units and their operational histories are described in sequence. Twenty pages cover the ops flown as daylight fighter units by 264 and 141 Squadrons. A further page of text lists the second-line units which flew the Defiant during 1940 and is followed by the operational diary listing sortie totals of both Squadrons. Tables, maps & listings in the by now recognizable 'Allied Wings' pastel background style present ; the UK bases flown from ; claims list of both units for May to-August 1940 ; aircraft lost on operations with crew details, aircraft lost by accident ; individual airframe service from being taken on and being struck off Squadron service during the period and the Roll of Honour of all aircrew killed up to 31st August 1940. Richly illustrated the reader will find forty interesting b/w photographs - many of which showing crashes & wreckage in the Netherlands which will probably be new to readers in other countries. Four pages of colour artwork by Malcolm Laird present three side-profiles and varieties of fuselage roundel.   As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005741  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Westland Whirlwind: Mk.I Fighter, Mk.I Fighter-Bomber
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 8090255965
4+ Publishing Prague 2002 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. This book covers the first British twin-engined four-cannon WWII fighter. Contains 77 b/w photos, 1/72 scale plans, type history and technical description, production overview, 2 pages camouflage profiles, pull-out poster, cockpit interior drawings, camouflage details, armament & equipment description.  As New
Price: 33.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005768  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Westland Whirlwind: Mk.I Fighter, Mk.I Fighter-Bomber
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 8090255965
4+ Publishing Prague 2002 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. This book covers the first British twin-engined four-cannon WWII fighter. Contains 77 b/w photos, 1/72 scale plans, type history and technical description, production overview, 2 pages camouflage profiles, pull-out poster, cockpit interior drawings, camouflage details, armament & equipment description.  As New
Price: 33.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005769  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Hawker Tempest: Mks.I, V, II, VI, TT Mks.5, 6
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 8090255922
4+ Publishing Prague 2000 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 36 pages. The RAF's last piston-engined fighter attained great successes in destruction of the German V-1 flying bombs. Contains 131 b/w photos, 1/72 scale plans, type history and technical description, production overview, 3 pages camouflage profiles, pull-out poster, cockpit interior drawings, camouflage details, armament & equipment description.  As New
Price: 33.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005771  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21 Fishbed (1955-2010)
Paloque, Gerard
ISBN: 9782352501473
Histoire & Collection  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 98 pages. The MiG-21 originated with an official request from the Soviet authorities in 1954 for a light, high-performance (Mach 2 at 20,000m) frontline fighter to protect military and production installations from potential raids by American bombers. Built for almost half a century in twenty or so different versions, in four successive generations, the Fishbed (its NATO codename) was not only the jet which was built in the largest numbers in the whole of aviation history, but also the aircraft which was built in the greatest numbers since the end of the Second World War, all types and all countries included. Used by fifty or so air forces on four of the five continents, the MiG-21 took part in most of the major conflicts during the four last decades, from the Six-Day War in 1967 to the Balkans in 1999. At the present time more than a thousand examples of this fighter, of which a large number were built in China (Shenyang F-7 and J-7) are still in service, with their career continuing thanks to modernisation programmes for the surviving aircraft which have enabled them to pass cheerfully into the 21st Century.  As New
Price: 27.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005781  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bell Uh-1 Huey ’Slicks’ 1962-1975
Bishop, Chris
ISBN: 1841766321
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG087. The US Army requirement for a light utility helicopter was formulated after the Korean War. Bell's Model 204 design won a competition in 1955, and was given the military designation H-40, later renamed the HU-1 Iroquois. The original design called for a helicopter that could be used for transport, airborne battlefield command and control, medical evacuation, fire support co-ordination and search and rescue. Later its missions would be expanded to include troop insertion/extraction, armed escort and special operations. This title details all the technological background behind the development and use of the Huey 'Slick' in Vietnam, as well as covering all the major uses that this transport aircraft was put to. Contents: Introduction; Design and Development; Operation History; Variants; Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: 23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005783  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Victory Air Displays: Prague 1946 & 1947
Kloucek, Pavel; Kudlicka, Bohumir
ISBN: 9788361421429
Mushroom Model Publications  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 88 pages. In September 1946, the Union of Pilots of the Czechoslovak Republic held an International Air Show at Prague-Ruzyne airport. Redolent of the country’s splendid pre-war Military Air Days, the 1946 show attracted more than half a million visitors, while military aircraft from Britain, France and the USA joined local civilian and military machines in the air and on the ground. Flying displays featuring thrilling aerobatics, massed Spitfire flypasts, Neville Duke’s stunning Meteor routine and even a B-29 Superfortress wowed the crowd, while the re-emerging Czech aero industry revealed its latest machines - new, indigenous designs, as well as those based on German aircraft - to an adoring press and public. The Czech National Aeroclub attempted to repeat the success of 1946 with its Civilian Sporting Air Day the following July, but without the cooperation of Ruzyne airport, the event did little more than dampen public enthusiasm for the Second International Air Show in September. Nevertheless, the autumn event drew even greater support from the Americans and the British, boasting no fewer than four types of jet fighter - Avia S-92 (Me 262), de Havilland Vampire, Gloster Meteor and Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - as well as a rocket-assisted S-99 (Bf 109) take off! Perhaps more importantly, it provided one last stage for Czechoslovakia’s proud pilots, most of them ex-RAF, before the ravages of the communist regime forced many to leave and the remainder into persecution. A fascinating and unusual glimpse of the aviation scene in Eastern Europe before the Iron Curtain came down, and some rare photos of major aircraft of the period.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005872  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Victory Air Displays: Prague 1946 & 1947
Kloucek, Pavel; Kudlicka, Bohumir
ISBN: 9788361421429
Mushroom Model Publications  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 88 pages. In September 1946, the Union of Pilots of the Czechoslovak Republic held an International Air Show at Prague-Ruzyne airport. Redolent of the country’s splendid pre-war Military Air Days, the 1946 show attracted more than half a million visitors, while military aircraft from Britain, France and the USA joined local civilian and military machines in the air and on the ground. Flying displays featuring thrilling aerobatics, massed Spitfire flypasts, Neville Duke’s stunning Meteor routine and even a B-29 Superfortress wowed the crowd, while the re-emerging Czech aero industry revealed its latest machines - new, indigenous designs, as well as those based on German aircraft - to an adoring press and public. The Czech National Aeroclub attempted to repeat the success of 1946 with its Civilian Sporting Air Day the following July, but without the cooperation of Ruzyne airport, the event did little more than dampen public enthusiasm for the Second International Air Show in September. Nevertheless, the autumn event drew even greater support from the Americans and the British, boasting no fewer than four types of jet fighter - Avia S-92 (Me 262), de Havilland Vampire, Gloster Meteor and Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - as well as a rocket-assisted S-99 (Bf 109) take off! Perhaps more importantly, it provided one last stage for Czechoslovakia’s proud pilots, most of them ex-RAF, before the ravages of the communist regime forced many to leave and the remainder into persecution. A fascinating and unusual glimpse of the aviation scene in Eastern Europe before the Iron Curtain came down, and some rare photos of major aircraft of the period.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005874  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Supermarine Spitfire IX 1944-1946
Matusiak, Wojtek
ISBN: 9788361421498
Stratus  2012 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages. The book continues the story of Spitfire IXs used by Polish pilots in Britain, covering the years 1944-1946, both in Polish squadrons and in RAF and auxiliary units. It includes listings of losses and of officially credited victories. There are over 200 photographs (about half of which have not been published before) and about 30 colour profiles (plus top and bottom views for two representative aircraft).   As New
Price: 29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005876  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Supermarine Spitfire IX 1944-1946
Matusiak, Wojtek
ISBN: 9788361421498
Stratus  2012 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages. The book continues the story of Spitfire IXs used by Polish pilots in Britain, covering the years 1944-1946, both in Polish squadrons and in RAF and auxiliary units. It includes listings of losses and of officially credited victories. There are over 200 photographs (about half of which have not been published before) and about 30 colour profiles (plus top and bottom views for two representative aircraft).   As New
Price: 29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005877  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Vought F-8 Crusader - 1955-1999
Paloque, Gerard
ISBN: 9782352501855
Histoire & Collection  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 82 pages. When it built the Crusader, the US Navy’s first supersonic aircraft, Vought repeated the success it had had with the legendary WWII fighter, the F4U Corsair. 1250 examples were built. This fighter with its unusual variable incidence wing, made its maiden flight in March 1955 and equipped more than seventy Navy and Marine Corps squadrons during its thirty year career. Used in combat as early as the autumn of 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis, the Crusader distinguished itself during the first part of the Vietnam War in which it scored eighteen confirmed kills, more than half of the US Navy’s total of kills for the whole of the conflict, earning it the unofficial title of 'MiG-Master'. Replaced gradually by more effective fighters like the F-4 Phantom II and the F-14 Tomcat, the Crusader, nicknamed the 'Last Gunfighter' finished its career in the United States in the Reserve units or specialising in photographic reconnaissance at the end of the eighties. France, the only export client except for the Philippines, had Crusaders specially designed to operate from its small aircraft carriers, and the Aeronavale’s last 'Crouze', and thereby the last F-8 in the world, was withdrawn from service in October 1999.  As New
Price: 34.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005883  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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