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The Story of the Bomber 1914-1945 by Bryan Cooper (£11.50)Publisher: Cathay — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861781112]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges with a crease and 1" closed, archive-tape repaired, tear to the head of the upper panel.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “The bombing offensive is probably the most controversial aspect of modern warfare. This book traces the development of the bomber from its earliest beginnings when pilots dropped steel darts, artillery shells and kerosene to the production of jet bombers — the atom bomb. The authoritative text and magnificent drawings tell the story of the evolution of the bomber and its destructive power.Notes: Illustrated by John Batchelor. Size: 12" x 9". Pictorial boards. 124 pages. Tags: bomber air forces airship raids aeroplanes bomb-sights radar armament modern warfare aviation first world war bombing from aeroplanes voisin il’ya muromets type breguet-michelin caudron biplane planes monoplane biplanes aircraft dive-bombers torpedo-bombers fighter-bombers ground attack role strike aircraft strategic bomber military aviation zeppelin glenn curtiss air service
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Fighter! A Pictorial History of International Fighter Aircraft by Bill Gunston (£10.50)Publisher: Parragon — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752526081]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.

From the cover: “FIGHTERS ARE the thoroughbreds of the aviation world — they are agile, fast, lethally armed killers designed to seek out and challenge enemy aircraft and to win superiority of the skies. These are machines that are created to be deadly.

The first fighters appeared in World War I. In those days they looked very different: they were often biplanes, or even triplanes, and their flimsy structures were crafted out of wood, steel tube, bracing wires and fabric. Armed with machine-guns, they took part in the first aerial combats in the skies high above the trenches of France.

By World War II the technology had changed. These new fighters were streamlined monoplanes usually made of aluminium alloy. Engines of 150 horsepower had given way to power plants of ten times that power, and machine-guns were replaced by heavy shell-firing cannon. This conflict gave rise to some of the greats of fighter history — Spitfire, Mustang, Bf 109, Zero…

At the end of the war the jet engine swept away previous limitations on speed, opening the way for the design of new, aerodynamic fighter aircraft capable of flying faster than sound, while the development of guided-missile technology armed the fighter with a new generation of weapons.

Today’s fighters are packed with incredible electronic systems, and can fire lethal missiles at hostile aircraft beyond the horizon 200km (125 miles) away. Top-secret ‘stealth’ technology is now being developed to make the fighters of tomorrow virtually undetectable to enemy radar. This vividly-illustrated book traces the history of the world’s greatest fighters from World War I to the present day and provides a colourful and informative tribute to these fantastic aircraft..”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: 9780752526089 fighter planes morane-saulnier guided-missile messerschmitt shell-firing sud-aviation machine-guns sukhoisu-27 aerodynamic streamlined eurofighter beaufighter supermarine polikarpov technology focke-wulf mitsubishi flycatcher monoplanes lightning aira kingcobra hurricane airacobra aerospace havilland triplanes dewoitine armstrong gladiator whitworth dassault etendard blenheim lockheed kawasaki electric mosquito fighters westland aircraft nakajima triplane greatest albatros spitfire republic missiles biplanes
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The World's Fighters by H. F. [Horace Frederick] King (£9.50)Publisher: The Bodley Head — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0370108078]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Price Clipped. Prize plate to the first blank.Description: Revised edition. [First Edition: 1971] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “To many people the most glamorous of aeroplanes is the fighter. This idea has been fostered by the stories of men flying alone high above the earth in the open cockpits of First World War aircraft when they fought the gaily-coloured Fokker, Albatros and Pfalz of the German Air Service.

This feeling for the fighter was further strengthened in 1940 when the Hurricanes and Spitfires of the Royal Air Force saved Britain from German invasion.

The fighters of both world wars are described in this book; but there is much more in it as well, for it traces the entire development of the fighter from its primitive beginnings nearly sixty years ago up to the present supersonic era. The most significant fighters of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan and the USSR are among those described in this international survey.

For this new edition the author has provided new material to take account of the latest fighter designs, and to bring the statistical tables completely up to date.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 10". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Putnam World Aeronautical Library series. 128 pages. Tags: a5m aeroplanes aircraft airship albatros attacker aviation bac beaufighter biplanes bmw bomb boomerang brewster bristol buffalo cac consolidated coventry daimler-benz dassault davis demon douglas dynamics ejection etendard f-84f fairey fighters firefly firestreak flying fokker gambet german gloster grigorovitch grumman gunsights halberstadt hawker heinkel hispano hispano-suiza hotchkiss hurricanes ilyushin kawasaki ki-10 lightning macchi machine-gun mersey mitsubishi monoplane morane-saulnier moscow mustang nakajima nighthawk ordnance p-30 pfalz planes polikarpov potez pratt radar ramjet republic royal saab sepr service siddeley skynight sncaso spitfires stormovik supermarine taube thunderbolt thunderstreak triplane turbojet twin vautour wasp whitney works
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
Hornet Flight by Ken Follett (£4.00)Publisher: Pan — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330490680]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 582 pages. Tags: intelligence rudimentary underground occupation resistance equipment espionage luftwaffe movements 1939-1945 encrypted stations brothers military officers overcome thriller security biplanes decipher stories network denmark biplane england fiction second danish marine hornet forces german signal nazis spies radar radio women world under form moth war spy the mi6
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

 
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