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  1. A Passion for Speed By Paul Smiddy
    £14.99

    A story of a charismatic woman who defied the conventions of her time, and loved living life in the fast lane.

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  2. Military Aircraft Markings 2021
    £11.95

    First published in the 1970s, Military Aircraft Markings has become an indispensable annual publication for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and students of military aviation.

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  3. Civil Aircraft Markings 2022 By Allan S Wright
    £12.95

    The new 2022 edition of this best-selling annual publication builds on the long history and heritage of the title. First published in 1950, this will be, remarkably, the 73rd edition of Civil Aircraft Markings. When it appeared all those years ago, the book quickly achieved the status it still retains as the go-to source for up-to-date information on the rapidly changing world of civil aviation.

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  4. Blade Slap: A Year With The RAF Chinook Display Team
    £18.99

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to fly the RAF’s tandem-rotor heavy-lift helicopter? Ever thought about the amount of work that goes into preparing for the annual airshow display season? Throughout 2018, author and photographer Tom Mercer had unprecedented access to the UK Chinook Force and for the first time ever will take you behind the scenes of the Royal Air Force Chinook Display Team. Read all about the work that goes into the display work-up, the all-important Public Display Approval and key moments from across one of the team’s busiest ever airshow seasons. And if that weren’t enough, you’ll get to see what daily life entails on an operational RAF squadron. A project of this size has never been attempted with a frontline asset before, but thanks to the Royal Air Force, Joint Helicopter Command and RAF Odiham, Tom has been able to capture an insight into the RAF’s centenary year in all its glory. 

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  5. Special Forces Pilot: A Flying Memoir of the Falkland War By Colonel Richard Hutchings
    £12.99

    As a Commando helicopter pilot, the author served with 846 Naval Air Squadron in the Falklands War and was decorated for gallantry (DSC).

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  6. Wrecks & Relics 28th Edition By Ken Ellis
    £19.95

    Now remarkably in its 28th edition, ever since it was first published in the 1960s every edition of Wrecks & Relics has been eagerly sought after by aviation enthusiasts, restorers and curators alike. It is renowned as the go-to source charting the highlights, changes and trends in the preservation of the aviation heritage of the British Isles. With in-depth coverage of more than 700 locations across the UK and Ireland, it charts over 5,000 aircraft including their potted histories, build and arrival dates.

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  7. Aircraft Carriers World's Greatest Of 100 Years
    £19.99

    On 9 May 1912 the first airplane take-off from a ship was made from the deck of the HMS Hibernia. In July 1918, seven Sopwith Camels launched from the converted battlecruiser HMS Furious damaged the German airbase at Tønder and destroyed two zeppelins. The age of the carrier was born.

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  8. Shark Squadron Pilot
    £16.95

    A graphic illustration of the realities of the air war in the Western Desert, Shark Squadron Pilot describes Bert Horden’s service with 112 ‘Shark’ Squadron and the ground attack role of the ‘Kittys’. 

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  9. Propliners of The World Part 1
    £12.95

    Covers 75 years of the Douglas DC-3 and its turboprop conversions through de Havilland Canada’s ageless pair of Beaver 18 and Twin Otter to classic aircraft such as the Douglas DC-7 and German-built Junkers Ju.52.

     

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  10. Propliners of The World Part 2
    £12.95

    Propliners of the World Part 2 by Gerry Manning

    Part 2 Includes water bombers, cargo and South American operations.

    Includes the water bombing Convair CV 580 and Lockheed P-2 Neptune through the cargo hauling Curtiss C-46, Douglas DC-4 and Russian-built Antonov AN-12 to South America’s enduring pleasure flight DC-3s and Antonov AN-32s.

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  11. RAF Aircraft of The Battle of Britain By Lee Chapman
    £17.99

    This book features a brief history of all the front-line RAF fighter aircraft that were involved in the famous battle and explores some of the major training and support aeroplanes that contributed to the iconic events. The story is told using over 150 photographs of surviving and restored aircraft in the air, on the ground and in unique formations together.

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  12. The History of Aviation: A Century of Powered Flight Day by Day
    £17.99

    The dream of flight is as old as civilization itself. Examples from ancient Chinese and Greek literature and from Native and South American legend tell of flying warriors, priests and prisoners. Later, in the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci drew more than 100 sketches related to human flight, designing a parachute, a hang glider and a four-man helicopter.

    Format - Paperback

    160 pages

    Language - English.

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