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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.Learn More
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.Learn More
This is one of the new Icon titles from Haynes. The legendary Supermarine Spitfire receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorisation of the Royal Air Force. Here is a unique perspective on what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire, as well as an insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable fighter aircraft. This highly detailed book is based around the Spitfire Mk IX at RAF Coningsby.Learn More
From the German Fokker Triplane of World War I and the Allied SPAD XIII, through famous World War II adversaries such as the Hurricane and the Bf 109, to modern aircraft, including the MiG-29 and the F-16, Dogfight looks at warplanes that have done aerial battle against each other. Illustrations display each aircraft with spectacular three-quarter-view art, accompanied by detailed specifications and development history--including the particular squadron associated with that model.Learn More
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
Language - English.Learn More
'This lovely book offers a welcome and enjoyable read and provides a timely testament for these unsung pioneers of aviation.'
Maggie Appleton MBE, Chief Executive Officer, RAF MuseumLearn More
This book examines the RAF's ground attack capabilities, the threats it faced, and the weapons, technologies and aircraft developed to counter those threats from the end of World War II to the present day, moving from the era of the Hawker Typhoon to that of the Eurofighter Typhoon.Learn More
A facsimile of a Supermarine Spitfire 1939 export sales brochure, originally produced to sell Spitfires to the French. Complete with diagrams, photographs and particulars, this beautiful booklet is a must for any Spitfire fan.Learn More