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  1. RISE AND DEFEND
    £29.95

    Taken over by the United States Air Force in 1950 as a direct result of the developing chill of the Cold War, the ex-RAF station at Manston in Kent served as a forward air base from which American aircraft could be rapidly deployed to meet the threat of incoming Soviet bombers, with an intercept area well away from the UK mainland. 

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  2. FLIGHT THE EVOLUTION OF AVIATION
    £20.00

    Witness the daring exploits and dangerous challenges that form the story of flight in this beautifully illustrated book, filled with rare photographs and historical documents. Celebrating 50 years since the first flight of the Boeing 747 and of Concorde, it describes the early pioneers, such as the Wright brothers and Alcock & Brown, as well as the highly skilled engineers developing aircraft today.

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  3. THEIR FINEST HOUR: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940
    £25.00

    The paintings and drawings in this beautifully illustrated new book have been assembled from the archives of the Military Gallery to commemorate the Battle of Britain, one of the most important air battles ever fought. It is a fitting tribute to those young men of RAF Fighter Command - 'Churchill's Few'.

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  4. PAINTING AVIATIONS LEGENDS
    £29.95

    Aviation in the 20th century changed the world forever, and this book portrays that history through art. More than 60 original fine art paintings of significant moments in aviation history combined with dramatic and compelling personal stories

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  5. NIMROD BOYS: TRUE TALES FROM THE OPERATORS OF THE RAF TRAILBLAZERS
    £25.00

    Nimrod Boys is a complementary book to Nimrod Rise and Fall from acclaimed author Tony Blackman. It is a collection of over twenty first-hand accounts of operating the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod an aircraft which served at the forefront of the Cold War.

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  6. THE COLD WAR BY NORMAN FRIEDMAN
    £20.00

    As present-day political and military hostilities between Russia and the West threaten to escalate, The Cold War looks back at a global drama that positioned the world on the brink of nuclear Armageddon.

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  7. BLACK BOX CANBERRAS BY DAVE FORSTER
    £29.95

    English Electric’s Canberra saw an unbroken 46 years of service in the UK as a test and trials aircraft from 1951 until final retirement in 1994. Flown by Government research establishments, military units and military defence contractors on a vast range of tasks, the versatile Canberra contributed to the development of aircraft engines, airborne radars, reconnaissance sensors, aircrew equipment, nuclear weapons, conventional armament, missiles and much more besides

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  8. COLD WAR INTERCEPTOR BY DAN SHARP
    £27.50

    The West was stunned when the Soviet Union dropped its first atomic bomb in August 1949 and a year later the Korean War showcased Russia's incredible technological progress in the form of the MiG-15 - a fighter capable of besting anything the RAF had to offer at that time. In the wake of the Second World War, funding for the RAF's Fighter Command had fallen away dramatically but now there was an urgent need for new jet fighters to meet the threat of Russian bombers head-on.

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