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Air forces & warfare books

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The Men Who Flew the Phantom F-4 by Martin W. Bowman The Men Who Flew the Phantom F-4

Includes scores of personal stories from the RAF, USAF, US Navy, USMC and Israeli Air force pilots who flew this iconic combat aircraft.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Combat Over the Trenches Oswald Watt Aviation Pioneer by Chris Clark Combat Over the Trenches Oswald Watt Aviation Pioneer

First detailed account of the life of Australia's first Military Pilot, meticulously researched by the author over several years.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator The Buccaneer Years by David Herriot Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator The Buccaneer Years

Riveting first-hand memoirs of a Buccaneer pilot during the Cold War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

The Defeat of the Zeppelins Zeppelin Raids and Anti-Airship Operations 1916-18 by Mick Powis The Defeat of the Zeppelins Zeppelin Raids and Anti-Airship Operations 1916-18

Explains the novel use of the Zeppelins for reconnaissance and long-range strategic bombing of Britain as a terror weapon.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

EMB-312 Tucano Brazil's Turboprop Success Story by Joao Paulo Zeitoun Moralez EMB-312 Tucano Brazil's Turboprop Success Story

Harpia Publishing is proud to announce the launch of a new title for 2017, EMB-312 Tucano: Brazil's turboprop success story, set to become the definitive English-language reference work on this revolutionary Latin American aerospace product. Written by an expert in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

RAF Liberators Over Burma Flying with 159 Squadron by Bill Kirkness, Matt Poole RAF Liberators Over Burma Flying with 159 Squadron
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Aboard RAF B-24 Liberators, wireless operator/air gunner Bill Kirkness DFM flew a tour of ops against Japanese targets in Burma. His memoir is a compelling, dignified account of an average man's war from 1942 into 1944 in England, the Mediterranean,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Tupolev Tu-16 Versatile Cold War Bomber by Yefim Gordon, Dmitriy Komissarov, Vladimir Rigmant Tupolev Tu-16 Versatile Cold War Bomber
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Developed to meet a Soviet Ministry of Defense requirement for a fast bomber that would counter the threat posed by NATO, the Tu-16 was a ground-breaking project. It was the first Soviet medium bomber to feature swept wings, and it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Sustaining Air Power Royal Air Force Logistics since 1918 by Trevor Stone Sustaining Air Power Royal Air Force Logistics since 1918

This ground-breaking book explores the fascinating development of RAF logistics, from its origins at the end of the First World War to the RAF's withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014. It is the fruit of twenty-five years of archival research by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Coming Soon

Douglas TBD Devastator America's First World War II Torpedo Bomber by David Doyle Douglas TBD Devastator America's First World War II Torpedo Bomber

The Douglas Devastator was the US Navy's first all-metal combat aircraft, the Navy's first airplane with a fully enclosed cockpit, the first aircraft to have hydraulically folding wings, and the first US Navy torpedo bomber to see combat. Although facing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Heroes of Coastal Command The RAFs Maritime War 1939 - 1945 by Andrew D. Bird Heroes of Coastal Command The RAFs Maritime War 1939 - 1945

Details the stories of three of the four men awarded the Victoria Cross whilst serving in Coastal Command during the Second World War
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Flight Craft 13: The Gloster Meteor in British Service by Martin Derry, Neil Robinson Flight Craft 13: The Gloster Meteor in British Service
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A new addition to the Flight Craft series, this time focussing on the Gloster Meteor in British Service.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Fighter Aircraft Since 1945 by Frank Schwede Fighter Aircraft Since 1945

Part of the new Fact File series: fundamental knowledge for aviation enthusiasts, covering a vast number of brands and model history with technical data, facts and images
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter A History by Martin W. Bowman Lockheed F-104 Starfighter A History

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is probably one of the most photographed jet aircraft of all time. Over 200 colour and historic black and white images are included here.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

No Fly Zones and International Security Seizing the Airspace by Stephen D. Wrage, Scott A. Cooper No Fly Zones and International Security Seizing the Airspace
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This book discusses the limitations of the practice of imposing no fly zones and considers the potential utility of a no fly zone in the case of Syria. Imposing no fly zones on governments that use force from the air...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Air Warfare An Introduction by Michael P. Kreuzer Air Warfare An Introduction

This accessible new textbook provides a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues and debates associated with air power and aerial conflict. Despite being one of the most commonly relied upon forms of prosecuting modern conflict, few outside the military...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2018

Air Warfare An Introduction by Michael P. Kreuzer Air Warfare An Introduction

This accessible new textbook provides a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues and debates associated with air power and aerial conflict. Despite being one of the most commonly relied upon forms of prosecuting modern conflict, few outside the military...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2018

Airlines at War British Civil Aviation 1939 - 1944 by Simon Wills Airlines at War British Civil Aviation 1939 - 1944

The original and officially compiled history of the BOAC throughout the war years
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

The English Electric Lightning by Martin W. Bowman The English Electric Lightning

Lots of personal stories and colour images of the English Electric Lightning and the pilots who flew it.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Reconnaissance Planes Since 1945 by Frank Schwede Reconnaissance Planes Since 1945

Part of the new Fact File series: fundamental knowledge for aviation enthusiasts, covering a vast number of brands and model history with technical data, facts and images
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Flight Craft 12: The Junkers Ju87 by Martin Derry Flight Craft 12: The Junkers Ju87

A new addition to the Flight Craft series, this time focussing on the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

For the Love of the Air Force A Celebration of the British Armed Forces by Norman Ferguson For the Love of the Air Force A Celebration of the British Armed Forces

This miscellany brings together the history of the RAF, the people, the aviation lingo and time-honoured traditions of the force we know today. Whether you have RAF experience or you're an enthusiastic supporter from the ground, this remarkable volume will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

C-130 Hercules A History by Martin W. Bowman C-130 Hercules A History

Features a wealth of personal stories and colour images. Told across fourteen dramatic chapters, this is the story of the C-130 Hercules by the individuals who flew it.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Malta Strikes Back The Role of Malta in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1942 by Ken Delve Malta Strikes Back The Role of Malta in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1942

Ken Delve explores the roles of leadership, external support and community spirit and the parts they played during one of Maltas most challenging eras.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Tornado Gr1 An Operational History by Michael John W. Napier Tornado Gr1 An Operational History

Following in the wake of Javelin: An Operational History this new release from Mike Napier approaches the subject of the Tornado GR1 from the perspective of the RAF squadrons that actually operated the aircraft.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Spitfire An Icon of the Skies by Philip Kaplan The Spitfire An Icon of the Skies

A visually stunning history of the iconic Vickers Supermarine Spitfire.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft by Jean-Christophe Carbonel French Secret Projects 2: Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Royal Air Force 100 Technical Innovations Manual by Jonathan Falconer Royal Air Force 100 Technical Innovations Manual

On 1 April 2018 the RAF celebrates its centenary, marking 100 years since its creation in 1918 out of the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

More Luck of a Lancaster 109 Operations, 315 Crew, 101 Killed in Action by Gordon Thorburn More Luck of a Lancaster 109 Operations, 315 Crew, 101 Killed in Action

The story of Lancaster Mark III EE136, covering its illustrious career during the Second World War and profiling the impressive crews who flew and manned the aircraft.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

B-25j Michell in Combat Over Pacific & Cbi by Marek KatarzyŃski B-25j Michell in Combat Over Pacific & Cbi


Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Bomber Command Airfields of Yorkshire by Peter Jacobs Bomber Command Airfields of Yorkshire

Countless acts of personal courage and self-sacrifice have punctuated the history of Bomber Command's Yorkshire airfields. The author has consolidated stories taken from thirty-three sites across the Yorkshire area.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Flying into the Storm RAF Bombers at War 1939-1942 by Chris Sams Flying into the Storm RAF Bombers at War 1939-1942

The story of the early years of Bomber Command and the aircraft they flew from 1939 to 1942, including Blenheims, Hampdens, Wellingtons, Whitleys, and Battles. These aircraft were involved in campaigns in France, Norway, Germany, Greece, Africa, and the Middle...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

RAF Acklington Guardian of the Northern Skies by Malcolm Fife RAF Acklington Guardian of the Northern Skies

In the late 1930s the RAF constructed a new airfield, near the village of Acklington, Northumberland, to train aircrews. With the outbreak of hostilities, it was hastily converted to a fighter station, deploying Spitfire and Hurricane squadrons against German bombers,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

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