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Spitfire LF.Mk.IX in Detail
Koran, F; Danda, V; Martinek, J; Khol, M
ISBN: 8086416259
WWP Prague, Czech Republic 2002 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 153 pages, 36 B&W images, 558 colour images, 33 scale diagrams. Another gloriously detailed photo manual for modellers and enthusiasts with detail colour shots from every conceivable angle of the examples preserved at Kbely and Duxford supplemented with line drawings. Each photo is accompanied by explanatory notes. Full English text  As New
Price: 57.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005293  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire: F Mk.22/24
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 8086637034
4+ Publishing Prague 2006 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. Two final versions of Supermarine's Type 356 - the Mk.22 and 24s - stand at the pinnacle of the propeller driven fighter development initialized in the early 1930s by the ingenious Reginald J. Mitchell. These late Mark aeroplanes, with excellent manoeuvrability, and with speed, climb and ceiling far superior to earlier marks, truly perpetuate the whole Spitfire family. Too late to take part in any World War II action the ultimate Spitfire variants equipped only a limited number of operational, reserve and auxiliary units of the Royal Air Force. However, many found their way to overseas air forces - Hong Kong, Egypt, Singapore, Syria and what was then Southern Rhodesia. Some of these aeroplanes were still in service as late as the mid-1950s, by which time their fighter role had been taken over by other jet-powered types. Contains 25 colour photos, 75 b/w photos, short type history and technical data, 4 pages of camouflage profiles in full colour, camouflage details, armament & equipment description.   As New
Price: 35.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003589  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Supermarine Spitfire IX 1942-1943
Matusiak, Wojtek
ISBN: 9788361421351
Stratus  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages. The book describes Spitfire IXs used by Polish pilots in Britain and North Africa during 1942-1943, 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 31 colour profiles (plus top and bottom views for two representative aircraft).   As New
Price: 29.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005305  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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RAF North Weald: A Pictoral History
Eade, Dave
ISBN: 9780946958559
Ad Hoc Publications  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 199 photos, 80 colour profiles. A celebration of the famous Essex airfield in words and pictures, from its beginnings in 1916 to the present day.  As New
Price: 38.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005308  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon Colours and Markings 1/144 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637204
4+ Publishing  2009 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. Designed by a four-nation European consortium, the Eurofighter EF-2000 represents the 4th generation combat jet, primarily intended for air defence but also having a limited air-to-ground capability. With the prototypes flying in 1994 and the first production aircraft in 2003, the initial contract called for 620 planes for the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, while later, Austria and Saudi Arabia also became the type users. Both single- and two-seaters were evolved and their manufacture has been shared among the four respective countries. The "Dozen Set" line of handbooks is aimed especially at scale modellers. Each title describes twelve particular aeroplanes, documented by period photos, and also brings useful detailed shots which can be utilised in finishing the models. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Four variants of this title are available, this one including a 1/144 scale decal sheet (MKD144006), one 1/32 scale decal set (MKD32006), one 1/72 transfers (MKD72006) and another with 1/48 scale decal sheet (MKD48006). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Royal Air Force (5x), Luftwaffe (2x), Italian Air Force (2x), Spanish Air Force (1x), Austrian Air Force (1x) and Royal Saudi Air Force (1x).  As New
Price: 35.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004243  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire: F Mk.22/24 - 1/72 Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637235
4+ Publishing Prague 2006 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages, 1/72 scale decals. Two final versions of Supermarine's Type 356 - the Mk.22 and 24s - stand at the pinnacle of the propeller driven fighter development initialized in the early 1930s by the ingenious Reginald J. Mitchell. These late Mark aeroplanes, with excellent manoeuvrability, and with speed, climb and ceiling far superior to earlier marks, truly perpetuate the whole Spitfire family. Too late to take part in any World War II action the ultimate Spitfire variants equipped only a limited number of operational, reserve and auxiliary units of the Royal Air Force. However, many found their way to overseas air forces - Hong Kong, Egypt, Singapore, Syria and what was then Southern Rhodesia. Some of these aeroplanes were still in service as late as the mid-1950s, by which time their fighter role had been taken over by other jet-powered types. Contains 25 colour photos, 75 b/w photos, short type history and technical data, 4 pages of camouflage profiles in full colour, camouflage details, armament & equipment description.   As New
Price: 35.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005345  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Mi-4 Multipurpose Helicopter
Fojtik, Jakub
ISBN: 9788087350065
Jakab  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Pictorial Cover New book, 80 pages, 150+ photos, 8 colour photos. This book covers the Design, development, operational history and variants of the Mi-4 helicopter. Dual Czech/English text.  As New
Price: 39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005340  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Lockheed T-33 Thunderbird colours and Markings 1/32 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637273
4+ Publishing  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, With its roots in the successful P-80 Shooting Star jet fighter, the Lockheed T-33, popularly known as the T-Bird, became the USAF's standard advanced trainer of the 1950s. Almost 5,700 T-33As were built for the USAF and USN, of which more than 1,000 were transferred to NATO Allies and others to a number of smaller air forces worldwide, and the aircraft were also licence-built in Canada and Japan. The type's operational service spanned well over 40 years, thus reaching an amazing record in longevity. The "Dozen Set" line of handbooks is aimed especially at scale modellers. Each title describes twelve particular aeroplanes, documented by period photos, and also brings useful detailed shots which can be utilised in finishing the models. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Three variants of this title are available, one including 1/72 scale decal sheet (MKD72008; 2x 250x200 mm sheets), one 1/48 scale decals (MKD48008; 1x 250x200 mm sheet) and this one with 1/32 transfers (MKD22008; 1x 200x150 mm sheet). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: US Air Force (2x), US Navy (1x), US Marine Corps (1x), Royal Canadian Air Force (1x), Canadian Armed Forces (1x), Japanese Ar Self Defence Force (1x), Luftwaffe (1x), Royal Netherlands Air Force (1x), Belgian Air Force (1x), French Air Force (1x) and Spanish Air Force (1x).  As New
Price: 36.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005346  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Messerschmitt Me 210/410 Colours and Markings 1/72 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637303
4+ Publishing  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. Designed in accordance with the "Zerstörer" (heavy fighter-bomber) concept just prior WWII, the Me 210 was, however, a failure in terms of flying characteristics. Following extensive modifications, its successor, the Me 410 Hornisse (Hornet), was produced in substantial numbers and many variants and saw operational service in Italy and North Africa, and over Germany and Central Europe. The improved Me 210 was also licence-built in Hungary. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Two variants of this title are available, one including 1/48 scale decal sheet (MKD48010; 1x 250x200 mm sheet) and this one with 1/72 transfers (MKD72010; 1x 200x110 mm sheet). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Luftwaffe (7x), Royal Hungarian Air Force (1x), Royal Air Force (2x), Soviet Air Force (1x) and Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (1x).  As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005349  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fairey Swordfish Colours and Markings 1/48 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637402
4+ Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. The Swordfish biplane - the legendary "Stringbag " - was designed in 1934 to meet the Air Ministry's requirement for an aeroplane in the Torpedo-Spotter-Reconnaissance (TSR) category. Produced in substantial numbers by the Fairey and Blackburn companies, it became a real workhorse of the Fleet Air Arm fulfilling search and anti-shipping roles, destroying enemy surface vessels and U-Boats and carrying out escort duties with convoys. By 1944 almost 2,400 Swordfish had been completed. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 44 overall and detailed photographs, 13 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers convenience. Two variants of this title are available, this one with 1/48th scale decal sheet (MKD48013; 1x 250x200 mm sheet) and another one with 1/72nd transfers (MKD72013; 1x 200x165 mm sheet). This edition also includes a bonus - an extra decal option, the thirteenth in a dozen, while additional colour profiles are also included to cover another aeroplane. Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Fleet Air Arm (11x), Royal Air Force (1x) and Royal Canadian Navy (1x).   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005350  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fairey Swordfish Colours and Markings 1/72 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637396
4+ Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. The Swordfish biplane - the legendary "Stringbag " - was designed in 1934 to meet the Air Ministry's requirement for an aeroplane in the Torpedo-Spotter-Reconnaissance (TSR) category. Produced in substantial numbers by the Fairey and Blackburn companies, it became a real workhorse of the Fleet Air Arm fulfilling search and anti-shipping roles, destroying enemy surface vessels and U-Boats and carrying out escort duties with convoys. By 1944 almost 2,400 Swordfish had been completed. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 44 overall and detailed photographs, 13 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers convenience. Two variants of this title are available, this one with 1/72th scale decal sheet (MKD72013; 1x 200x165 mm sheet) and another one with 1/48nd transfers (MKD48013; 1x 250x200 mm sheet). This edition also includes a bonus - an extra decal option, the thirteenth in a dozen, while additional colour profiles are also included to cover another aeroplane. Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Fleet Air Arm (11x), Royal Air Force (1x) and Royal Canadian Navy (1x).   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005351  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Panavia Tornado Colours and Markings 1/72 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637327
4+ Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. The Tornado variable-sweep wing combat aircraft was the result of a tri-national development and production programme, which was started in the late 1960s. Initially known as the MRCA, this aeroplane was designed to fulfil close air support, counter-air and naval strike and reconnaissance roles. Two main two-seat variants evolved, the IDS (Interdictor Strike, or bomber) and ADV (Air Defence Variant, or fighter), and the aircraft were supplied to the UK, West Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia. With their manufacture shared among the former three countries, nearly 1,000 planes had been built by 1998. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers convenience. Three variants of this title are available, one including 1/48th scale decal sheet (MKD48011; 2x 200x200 mm sheets), one 1/72nd scale decals (MKD72011; 1x 200x170 mm sheet) and another with 1/144th transfers (MKD144011; 1x 150x100 mm sheet). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Royal Air Force (4x), Luftwaffe (3x), Marineflieger (1x), Italian Air Force (3x) and Royal Saudi Air Force (1x).   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005369  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Panavia Tornado Colours and Markings 1/48 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637334
4+ Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. The Tornado variable-sweep wing combat aircraft was the result of a tri-national development and production programme, which was started in the late 1960s. Initially known as the MRCA, this aeroplane was designed to fulfil close air support, counter-air and naval strike and reconnaissance roles. Two main two-seat variants evolved, the IDS (Interdictor Strike, or bomber) and ADV (Air Defence Variant, or fighter), and the aircraft were supplied to the UK, West Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia. With their manufacture shared among the former three countries, nearly 1,000 planes had been built by 1998. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers convenience. Three variants of this title are available, one including 1/48th scale decal sheet (MKD48011; 2x 200x200 mm sheets), one 1/72nd scale decals (MKD72011; 1x 200x170 mm sheet) and another with 1/144th transfers (MKD144011; 1x 150x100 mm sheet). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Royal Air Force (4x), Luftwaffe (3x), Marineflieger (1x), Italian Air Force (3x) and Royal Saudi Air Force (1x).   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005370  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Panavia Tornado Colours and Markings 1/144 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637341
4+ Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. The Tornado variable-sweep wing combat aircraft was the result of a tri-national development and production programme, which was started in the late 1960s. Initially known as the MRCA, this aeroplane was designed to fulfil close air support, counter-air and naval strike and reconnaissance roles. Two main two-seat variants evolved, the IDS (Interdictor Strike, or bomber) and ADV (Air Defence Variant, or fighter), and the aircraft were supplied to the UK, West Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia. With their manufacture shared among the former three countries, nearly 1,000 planes had been built by 1998. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers convenience. Three variants of this title are available, one including 1/48th scale decal sheet (MKD48011; 2x 200x200 mm sheets), one 1/72nd scale decals (MKD72011; 1x 200x170 mm sheet) and another with 1/144th transfers (MKD144011; 1x 150x100 mm sheet). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Royal Air Force (4x), Luftwaffe (3x), Marineflieger (1x), Italian Air Force (3x) and Royal Saudi Air Force (1x).   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005371  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Aero L-29 Delfin colours and Markings 1/72 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637211
4+ Publishing  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. During the last four decades of the twentieth century, the elegant Aero L-29 was the most widely used jet trainer of the Eastern Bloc air forces, with the exception of Poland, and also of a number of developing countries. In addition to its primary and advanced pilot training roles, the aeroplane was used for bombing and rocket attack training and it was also modified for reconnaissance duties. With more than 3,600 Delfins built, Czechoslovakia became one of the biggest jet trainer aircraft producers at the time, testifying to the type's timeless design. The "Dozen Set" line of handbooks is aimed especially at scale modellers. Each title describes twelve particular aeroplanes, documented by period photos, and also brings useful detailed shots which can be utilised in finishing the models. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Two variants of this title are available, one including 1/48 scale decal set (MKD48007) and another with 1/72 scale decal sheet (MKD72007). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Czechoslovak Air Force (2x), Czech Air Force (2x), Slovakia (1x), Soviet Union (1x), East Germany (1x), Bulgaria (1x), Indonesia (1x), Egypt (1x), Iraq (1x) and Georgia (1x).  As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005372  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Aero L-29 Delfin colours and Markings 1/48 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637228
4+ Publishing  2010 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. During the last four decades of the twentieth century, the elegant Aero L-29 was the most widely used jet trainer of the Eastern Bloc air forces, with the exception of Poland, and also of a number of developing countries. In addition to its primary and advanced pilot training roles, the aeroplane was used for bombing and rocket attack training and it was also modified for reconnaissance duties. With more than 3,600 Delfins built, Czechoslovakia became one of the biggest jet trainer aircraft producers at the time, testifying to the type's timeless design. The "Dozen Set" line of handbooks is aimed especially at scale modellers. Each title describes twelve particular aeroplanes, documented by period photos, and also brings useful detailed shots which can be utilised in finishing the models. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Two variants of this title are available, one including 1/48 scale decal set (MKD48007) and another with 1/72 scale decal sheet (MKD72007). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Czechoslovak Air Force (2x), Czech Air Force (2x), Slovakia (1x), Soviet Union (1x), East Germany (1x), Bulgaria (1x), Indonesia (1x), Egypt (1x), Iraq (1x) and Georgia (1x).  As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005373  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Saab JAS 39 Gripen colours and Markings 1/144 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637372
4+ Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. The JAS 39 Gripen, a 4th generation Fighter, Attack and Reconnaissance "swing-role" supersonic aircraft, was designed in the early 1980s to meet the Swedish requirements for a lightweight air superiority combat jet, using advanced technology, modern materials and digital systems. A total of 204 Gripens, including 28 two-seaters, were ordered for the Swedish Air Force, while later production was increased as the type entered service with other countries around the world - South Africa, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Thailand. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Three variants of this title are available, one including 1/48th scale decal sheet (MKD48012; 1x 200x200 mm sheets), one 1/72nd scale decals (MKD72012; 1x 200x110 mm sheet) and another with 1/144th transfers (MKD144012; 1x 100x100 mm sheet). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Swedish Air Force (5x), Czech Air Force (3x), Hungarian Air Force (2x), South African Air Force (1x) and Royal Thai Air Force (1x).   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005374  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Saab JAS 39 Gripen colours and Markings 1/48 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637365
4+ Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. The JAS 39 Gripen, a 4th generation Fighter, Attack and Reconnaissance "swing-role" supersonic aircraft, was designed in the early 1980s to meet the Swedish requirements for a lightweight air superiority combat jet, using advanced technology, modern materials and digital systems. A total of 204 Gripens, including 28 two-seaters, were ordered for the Swedish Air Force, while later production was increased as the type entered service with other countries around the world - South Africa, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Thailand. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Three variants of this title are available, one including 1/48th scale decal sheet (MKD48012; 1x 200x200 mm sheets), one 1/72nd scale decals (MKD72012; 1x 200x110 mm sheet) and another with 1/144th transfers (MKD144012; 1x 100x100 mm sheet). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Swedish Air Force (5x), Czech Air Force (3x), Hungarian Air Force (2x), South African Air Force (1x) and Royal Thai Air Force (1x).   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005375  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Saab JAS 39 Gripen colours and Markings 1/72 Scale Decals
Ovcacik, M; Susa, K.
ISBN: 9788086637358
4+ Publishing  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 28 pages. The JAS 39 Gripen, a 4th generation Fighter, Attack and Reconnaissance "swing-role" supersonic aircraft, was designed in the early 1980s to meet the Swedish requirements for a lightweight air superiority combat jet, using advanced technology, modern materials and digital systems. A total of 204 Gripens, including 28 two-seaters, were ordered for the Swedish Air Force, while later production was increased as the type entered service with other countries around the world - South Africa, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Thailand. The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 49 overall and detailed photographs, 12 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Three variants of this title are available, one including 1/48th scale decal sheet (MKD48012; 1x 200x200 mm sheets), one 1/72nd scale decals (MKD72012; 1x 200x110 mm sheet) and another with 1/144th transfers (MKD144012; 1x 100x100 mm sheet). Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Swedish Air Force (5x), Czech Air Force (3x), Hungarian Air Force (2x), South African Air Force (1x) and Royal Thai Air Force (1x).   As New
Price: 32.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005376  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Polish Air Force 1939 Through German Eyes Vol. 2
Glass, Andrzej; Kopanski, Tomasz J.
ISBN: 9788361421337
Stratus  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 264 pages. A detailed photo album of Polish Air Force aircraft and equipment during September 1939. The book contains previously unpublished photos taken by German soldiers during the invasion of Poland. A fascinating and unparalleled view of Polish military aviation and its aircraft, as seen through the lenses of the best photographic equipment of 1939! This second volume continues the themes covered in Volume One, completing the survey of all PAF units and bases involved in the 1939 campaign. 26 airfield maps. Full index of the aircraft photographed in both volumes.   As New
Price: 49.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005404  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Gloster Gladiator Vol.2: The Survivors in Detail
Crawford, Alex
ISBN: 9788389450647
Mushroom Model Publications  2011 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Soft Cover New book, 160 pages. The second volume in MMP’s revised and extended work on the RAF’s last biplane fighter. This volume describes and illustrates all the surviving airframes around the world, and has comprehensive coverage of the technical specifications and an extended walk-around series of detail photos. In addition there are some novel 3D and 3D stereo (anaglyphic) drawings, showing the internal details of this iconic fighter in stunning detail. Rounding off this profusely illustrated volume are many extra colour profiles, showing more of the colours and markings applied by the users of this pugnacious warplane. Essential reading for all lovers of the Gladiator, and for modellers and aviation enthusiasts in general.   As New
Price: 49.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005506  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fw 200 Condor Vs Atlantic Convoy
Forczyk, Robert
ISBN: 9781846039171
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE25. After the fall of France in 1940, Germany attempted to strangle Britain into submission by attacking the Atlantic Convoys, which brought much need supplies and war materiel from the USA and Canada. While the U-boats attacked from beneath the seas, the Germans modified a civilian airliner to create the Fw-200 Condor to attack from the skies. By the summer of 1941, the Condor attacks had succeeded to the extent that Winston Churchill called them 'the scourge of the Atlantic'. This book discusses the development of the Condor, and analyzes the various Allied responses, including the development of the Hurricat, a modified hurricane that could be launched via catapult from modified merchant ships. Contents: Introduction, Design & development, Technical Specifications, Combatants,Combat, Statistics & Analysis, Conclusion, Further Reading.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004260  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fw 200 Condor Vs Atlantic Convoy
Forczyk, Robert
ISBN: 9781846039171
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE25. After the fall of France in 1940, Germany attempted to strangle Britain into submission by attacking the Atlantic Convoys, which brought much need supplies and war materiel from the USA and Canada. While the U-boats attacked from beneath the seas, the Germans modified a civilian airliner to create the Fw-200 Condor to attack from the skies. By the summer of 1941, the Condor attacks had succeeded to the extent that Winston Churchill called them 'the scourge of the Atlantic'. This book discusses the development of the Condor, and analyzes the various Allied responses, including the development of the Hurricat, a modified hurricane that could be launched via catapult from modified merchant ships. Contents: Introduction, Design & development, Technical Specifications, Combatants,Combat, Statistics & Analysis, Conclusion, Further Reading.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005553  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War
Davies, Peter; Menard, David
ISBN: 9781849084468
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM89. While the F-105 Thunderchief and F-4 Phantom flew the majority of the fighter-bomber missions over North Vietnam, the Thunderchief's service predecessor, the F-100 Super Sabre stayed on to fight the air war in South Vietnam until June 1971. Although it was designed as an air defence fighter, and was later given nuclear capability as the mainstay of Tactical Air Command's deterrent posture, it was the F-100's toughness, adaptability and reliability that made it ideally suited to the incessant 'taxi-rank' close support and counter-insurgency missions in Vietnam. The jet's four 20 mm cannon and external loads of bombs, rockets and fire-bombs defeated many enemy incursions, with US troops in contact expressing a preference for the accuracy and skill of F-100 pilots to save them in situations where ordnance had to be dropped very close to their own lines. Many courageous deeds were performed, although 242 F-100s and 87aircrew were lost in action. Used at the start of Operation Rolling Thunder in March 1965 as an escort for F-105 strikes, the Super Sabre fought MiGs and one pilot made a credible claim for a MiG-17 destroyed, but the more capable F-4 Phantom II soon replaced it in this role. The air-to-ground war was fought by F-100C/D/F pilots from 21 TAC and Air National Guard squadrons at six bases in South Vietnam and Thailand. From September 1965, a number of two-seat F-100Fs were equipped to detect and pinpoint SA-2 missile sites, and they led F-105s in to destroy them in hazardous missions that founded the suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD) techniques developed for F-105F and F-4C 'Wild Weasel' aircraft later in the war. Other F-100Fs replaced fragile piston-engined forward air control (FAC) aircraft, providing more survivable high-speed airborne management of strike missions. Maj George Day, awarded the Medal of Honor in 1973, was the first leader of this 'Misty FAC' unit. The aircraft's strengths and eccentricities will be examined through analysis of its performance and the anecdotes of those who flew and serviced it.   As New
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Book Number: 005561  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm
Nordeen, Lon
ISBN: 9781849084444
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, COM90. In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK to test V/STOL concepts for close air support. A successful funding battle was subsequently fought in the 1980s to secure military, political and economic support to expand this concept to develop and field the second generation AV-8B Harrier II from the late 1980s onward. The AV-8B was, and still is, the only tactical aircraft that could deploy with Marine forces on amphibious assault ships and provide air cover and close air support separate from large deck aircraft carriers. When Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, a coalition of nations launched Operation Desert Shield in order to defend Saudi Arabia. The Harrier II was among the first tactical air assets to be deployed to the region to support ground forces in their efforts to halt the advance of Iraqi forces at the border with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. During Operation Desert Storm, the five units flying the AV-8B in-theatre became some of the top tactical squadrons of choice by air mission planners for allied battlefield preparation and close air support. This was due to the AV-8B's capabilities, proximity to the battle zone and the proven abilities of Marine pilots and forward air controllers, who were closely integrated with ground forces and knew their business so well. The untold story of the AV-8B in this conflict is vividly brought to life by the author through firsthand accounts and period photography sourced from those that were there, as well as official archives. This is planned to be the first of three volumes on USMC Harrier IIs in combat, with follow-on titles covering the jet's operations in Iraq in 2003-08 and Afghanistan in 2001-2009.   As New
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Book Number: 005562  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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F-105 Wild Weasel vs SA-2 ’Guideline’ SAM
Davies, Peter
ISBN: 9781849084710
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE35. Although America entered the Vietnam War with some of the world's most sophisticated combat aircraft, the majority of their missions involved conventional bombing and fighter engagements that employed quite similar tactics to those previously used in the Korean War and World War 2. The real step change in aerial fighting came with the use of air-to-air and ground-to-air missiles. Developing methods of defeating the latter involved the rapid evolution of technology and tactics which, over twenty years later, would enable the USA to win the air war over Iraq in Operation Desert Storm in a matter of hours. During the Vietnam War, the appearance of Russian SA-2 missiles around Hanoi in 1965 alarmed US officials. Initially reluctant to attack the missile sites, the increasing toll of US aircraft and the ways in which the SA-2s inhibited bombing tactics meant that new methods of dealing with the sites had to be developed quickly. Electronic reconnaissance aircraft had some success with jamming of the missiles' guidance systems at long range, but the real solution lay with an aircraft that could detect the radars at closer range, offer itself as a target to the missile sites and attack them before missiles could be launched at US bombers. F-105Fs equipped with new technology quickly became an essential addition to all USAF strike missions over North Vietnam. Using new Shrike and Standard ARM anti-radiation missiles and radar detection equipment developed by the US Navy, the F-105F and its more sophisticated successor, the F-105G, continued their hair-raising battles with North Vietnamese missile batteries throughout the rest of the Vietnam War. Here, author Peter Davies recounts the dramatic contests between these newly outfitted F-105s and the missile sites in Vietnam in a highly illustrated account, drawing on first-hand pilot experiences and technical manuals to present a full history of the technologies and tactics of both sides.   As New
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Book Number: 005564  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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SPAD VII vs Albatros D III: 1917-18
Guttman, Jon
ISBN: 9781849084758
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE36. When originally conceived, the French SPAD VII and German Albatros D II represented steps away from an emphasis on maneuver in aerial combat in favor of speed and durability - factors that came into play in hit-and-run tactics. At the end of 1916, however, Albatros tried to have the best of both worlds by incorporating the sesquiplane wing of the nimble Nieuport 17 into its D III. The result combined the better downward view and maneuverability of the Nieuport with the power and twin machine guns of the Albatros D II, but at a high price - a disturbing tendency for the single-spar lower wing to fail in a dive. While Albatros (and the Austrian Oeffag firm, which built the fighter under license) sought to alleviate that weakness with various reinforcing measures, the Germans developed tactics to maximize the D III's strengths and minimize its shortcomings. At the same time, the French worked to improve the SPAD VII with more power and a more reliable cooling system before moving on to the twin-gunned SPAD XIII. While all that was going on, the Albatros D III became a mainstay of the German and Austro-Hungarian air services in frequent encounters with SPAD VIIs flown by French, Belgian, British, Italian and American airmen.   As New
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Book Number: 005565  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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P-51 Mustang vs Fw 190: Europe 1943-45
Bowman, Martin
ISBN: 9781846031892
Osprey Pub Co  2007 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE01. Discover the history of a classic duel as the finest American and German pilots are pitted against each other in the war-torn skies over Europe, in two of the most advanced fighter planes of the age, the P-51 and the Fw 190. This exciting first book in a brand new, innovative series describes the design and development of these rivals and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each fighter through an examination of the key elements of airframe, engine, armament and flying characteristics. Also explored is the training the combatants received prior to tours of duty, providing an insight into the lives of the pilots as they tested both themselves and their planes in the deadly art of combat. Specially commissioned cockpit digital artwork allows the reader to relive the thrill and terror of a dogfight as these two evenly matched opponents battled for supremacy in the skies above Europe.  As New
Price: 20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005587  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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P-47 Thunderbolt vs Bf 109G/K: Europe 1943-45
Bowman, Martin
ISBN: 9781846033155
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE11. The P-47 climbed like a homesick angel and dived for the deck like a rock. This was due to the mighty power of its air-cooled, turbo-supercharged Double Wasp engine, combined with a brutish barrel-shaped airframe. The deadly firepower was totally destructive. The world's largest single-engined fighter when the USA entered the war, the P-47's 18 cylinders vibrated the whole aircraft like it was going to destroy itself. More Thunderbolts were built than any other American fighter in history. In December 1942, the P-47 was the only readily available American-produced high performance fighter. At altitudes up to 15,000 ft, its rival, the Bf 109G, had all-round better performance than the P-47C, most notably in rate of climb. The Thunderbolt's performance progressively improved above 15,000 ft, and between 25,000 to 30,000 ft it surpassed those of the enemy fighters, except for rate of climb and acceleration - the P-47 was double the weight of a Bf 109. Although the latter could initially accelerate well in a dive, the P-47C soon overhauled it and easily out-dived the Messerschmitt from high altitudes. P-47 pilots were advised to avoid combats at low altitudes and slow speeds. Thunderbolt pilots were synonymous with the might of the Eighth Air Force's fighter strength from the summer of 1943 until the end of the conflict, during which time the P-47 was operated in the escort, ground strafing and dive-bombing roles. The P-47 was flown exclusively by Gabby Gabreski and Robert Johnson, the top two scoring American fighter aces in the ETO/MTO. All told, the Thunderbolt was flown by 18 of the top 30 American aces in Europe during the war, while the Bf 109G was the staple Defense of the Reich fighter from 1943 to war's end. The numerous aspects of the pilots' training, the tactics they used once in combat and the leading edge technology employed by these second generation World War 2 fighters is covered in detail, as is the continual development of both fighter types. Finally, the key elements of both fighters - the airframe, engine, armament and flying characteristics -are also explored through first hand accounts from the aces that went head-to-head in the war-torn skies of Europe.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005592  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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SE 5a vs Albatros D V: Western Front 1917-18
Guttman, Jon
ISBN: 9781846034718
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE20. Amid the ongoing quest for aerial superiority during World War I, the late spring of 1917 saw two competing attempts to refine proven designs. The Royal Aircraft Factory SE 5a incorporated improvements to the original SE 5 airframe along with 50 more horsepower to produce a fast, reliable ace-maker. The Albatros D V, a sleeker development of the deadly D III of 'Bloody April' notoriety, proved to be more disappointing as it suffered a rash of lower wing failures. Nevertheless, Albatrosen remained the most numerically important fighters available when the Germans launched their final offensive on March 21 1918. Despite its shortcomings, German tactics and skill made the Albatros D V a dangerous foe that SE 5a pilots dismissed at their peril. This title tells the story of the design and development of these two fighters and concludes with their dramatic fights in the last year of World War I.   As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005595  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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