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Image for Refuelling in Flight. A Treatise Based Substantially Upon a Lecture Delivered Before the Society of Automotive Engineers, Detroit, USA, 13 January 1949

Refuelling in Flight. A Treatise Based Substantially Upon a Lecture Delivered Before the Society of Automotive Engineers, Detroit, USA, 13 January 1949

By: Latimer-Needham, CH (Foreword By Sir Alan J Cobham)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019235

Condition: Good+


viii + 191pp, references and bibliography, appendices, illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and technical diagrams. Blue boards, a few marks to rear, general light foxing, overall a Good+ copy in a Good (edge chipped with loss mainly to corners, edge staining to front flyleaf, price-clipped, to be supplied in a removeable protective sleeve) dustwrapper. View more info

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The Boeing 247: The First Modern Airliner

By: Linden, F. Robert van Der

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, University of Washington Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020184

ISBN: 0295970944

Condition: Very Good


xiii + 254pp, index, bibliography, notes, drawings, 6 appendices, photographs. Red cloth boards, a VG copy in a Good (creases to each flyleaf) dustwrapper. The story of the Boeing 247 which set new standards when introduced in 1933. View more info

Image for The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund's International Air Tattoo 1971 - 1996: Silver Jubilee

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund's International Air Tattoo 1971 - 1996: Silver Jubilee

By: March, Peter R

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Fairford, RaF Benevolent Fund Enterprises: 1996

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 019648

ISBN: 1899808701

Condition: Very Good


158pp, colour illustrations throughout. Gilt on blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in matching slipcase (small rub to 1 corner). Limited edition plate to front pastedown, this is No.146/400 of the casebound copies, and is jointly signed by Paul A Bowen (Director, RAF Fairford) and Timothy Prince (Director Operations). View more info

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The British Bomber Since 1914

By: Mason, Francis K.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Brassey's: Putnam Aeronautical: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021606

ISBN: 0851778615

Condition: Very Good


416pp, index, glossary, appendix, black and white photographs, technical data, drawings. Survey of over 350 aircraft types. Blue boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Heavy book, UK at standard rate, overseas at cost. View more info

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Blackburn Beverley

By: Overton, Bill

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Leicester, Midland Counties Publications: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021549

ISBN: 0904597628

Condition: Very Good


160pp, bibliography, index, 2 appendices, illustrated fully throughout with 186 b+w photographs, 9 line illustrations and 12 maps. Includes individual aircraft histories. Brown boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in (spine fading, minor indenting to front panel) dustwrapper. Uncommon. View more info

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Task Force Tribute

By: Pitcher, Anne

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Anne Pitcher: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021957

Condition: Very Good


36pp, captioned black and white photographs throughout. Landscape format softback, a few reading creases, overall a VG copy. View more info

Image for Avro Vulcan Owner's Workshop Manual 1952 Onwards (B2 Model): An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary Cold War Bomber (H4831)

Avro Vulcan Owner's Workshop Manual 1952 Onwards (B2 Model): An Insight into Owning, Restoring, Servicing and Flying Britain's Legendary Cold War Bomber (H4831)

By: Price, Alfred / Blackman, Tony / Edmondson, Andrew

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Yeovi, Haynes Publishing: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 021272

ISBN: 1844258319

Condition: Very Good


160pp, index, 3 appendices, photographs throughout, most in colour, drawings. Laminated pictorial boards, a VG copy. Two signatures to front endpaper, one with a personalised gift inscription to the previous owner, dated 19th Nov 2013. One signature is from the 'Chief Engineer', believed to be Taff Stone, the other is from 'The Boss', believed to be co-author Andrew Edmondson. View more info

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Rolls-Royce Aero Engines: Instructors' Notes on Engine Handling

By: Rolls-Royce Limited

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Derby, Rolls-Royce Limited:

Seller ID: 030342

Condition: Good


15pp + 7pp appendix, single-sided printing, illustrations. Blue card oversize card covers, edge tears, some marks, general ageing to contents, some annotated notes. With a foreword by the Superintendent, Aero Instruction School, this book was aimed at instructors and consultants, not necessarily to the pilots and flight engineers. Undated, but likely 1940s. Scarce. View more info

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Otter and Twin Otter: The Universal Airplanes

By: Rossiter, Sean

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Leicester, Midland Publishing Ltd: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016447

ISBN: 1857800869

Condition: Very Good


vi + 202pp, index, bibliography, endnotes, appendix, illustrated. Blue boards, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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The Short Seamew Light Anti-Submarine Aircraft

By: Short Brothers & Harland Limited

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Belfast, Short Brothers & Harland Limited:

Seller ID: 021503

Condition: Good


2 advertising brochures for the Short Seamew, undated but articles dated 1953. 12pp and 16pp, includes articles, drawings and photographs. Both copies with reading wear/edge rubbing, small splits to spine, 1 copy has a tear to the rear cover. Uncommon. View more info

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Short SC.5 Britannic

By: Short Brothers & Harland Limited

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Belfast, Short Brothers & Harland Limited:

Seller ID: 021504

Condition: Good


Folding advertising brochure for the SC.5 Britannic, 6 sided, drawings, leading particulars, technical charts etc.. Undated, probably 1957 before the development became the Belfast. Edge wear, leading spine edge is split for about half its length but still secure. Very rare period publication. View more info

Image for Slingsby Sailplanes: A Comprehensive History of All Designs

Slingsby Sailplanes: A Comprehensive History of All Designs

By: Simons, Martin

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Airlife Publishing Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022839

ISBN: 1853107328

Condition: Very Good


256pp, references, black and white photographs, drawings. Grey boards, light wear only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. This book describes Slingsby sailplanes and gliders from the 'British Falcon' of 1931 to the last motorless aircraft produced - the 'Vega'. Each type is illustrated with an accurate full page, 3-view drawing, with photographs and text outlining the background to the design. The drawings are based on the original workshop plans. Scarce. View more info

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Images of Aviation: Piper Aircraft

By: Simpson, Rod (Compiler)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Stroud, Tempus Publishing Ltd: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019128

ISBN: 0752417428

Condition: Very Good


128pp, captioned black and white photographs throughout. Softback, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy. View more info

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Pilots Under Stress

By: Sloan, S.J. / Cooper, Cary L.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017930

ISBN: 0710204795

Condition: Very Good


ix + 230pp, index, bibliography, appendix, tables, figures in text. Blue boards, light ageing only, a VG clean tight copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War

By: Smallwood, William L.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: USA, Brassey's: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019478

ISBN: 002881021X

Condition: Very Good


xviii + 241pp, index, appendix, glossary, 8pp plates, map. Quarter-bound black spine over blue boards, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy in (very slight spine fading) dustwrapper. View more info

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Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War

By: Smallwood, William L.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: USA, Brassey's Inc: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019970

ISBN: 002881021X

Condition: Very Good


xviii + 241pp, index, appendix, glossary, 8pp photographs. Quarter-bound in black over blue boards, very slight spine twist, a VG copy in dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Air Power in the New Counterinsurgency Era: The Strategic Importance Of USAF Advisory And Assistance Missions

Air Power in the New Counterinsurgency Era: The Strategic Importance Of USAF Advisory And Assistance Missions

By: Vick, Alan J. / Grissom, Adam / Rosenau, William / Grill, Beth / Mueller, Karl P

Price: £12.00

Publisher: USA, Rand Corporation: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021083

ISBN: 0833039636

Condition: Very Good


xxiv + 180pp, bibliography, charts. Softback, light wear only, a VG copy. RAND Project AIR Force conducted a fiscal year 2005 study entitled 'The USAF's Role in Countering Insurgency', addressing 4 main policy questions:- 1. What threat do modern insurgencies pose to U.S. interests? 2. What strategy should the United States pursue to counter insurgent threats? 3. What role does military power play in defeating insurgencies? 4. What steps should USAF take to effectively contribute to counterinsurgency? View more info

Image for Sky Above, Land Below: Never a Dull Moment: 50 Years of Flying, From the RAF to Bush Pilot in Northern Canada

Sky Above, Land Below: Never a Dull Moment: 50 Years of Flying, From the RAF to Bush Pilot in Northern Canada

By: Villers, John A 'Steve'

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Canada, John A (Steve) Villers: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018451

ISBN: 096841320X

Condition: Very Good


viii + 120pp, 8pp colour photographs, maps, black and white photographs. Softback, light wear only, a VG clean tight copy. Born in England, the author was sent to Canada during WW2 to complete his pilot training and became a captain on B-24 Liberators. Postwar he flew DC3s in Cairo and North Africa, then later flew as a bush pilot in Canada. View more info

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The Postal History of Barakoma Airfield

By: Voyce, Rev. AH

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, The Hawthorn Press:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030168

ISBN: 0007175531

Condition: Good


34pp, map. Undated, post 1958, assumed first edition. Blue card covers, a few marks, edges browned, owner's label/signature to 1/2 title, overall a Good reference copy. Scarce. View more info

Image for Panic Takes Time: The Nine Lives of a Parachutist

Panic Takes Time: The Nine Lives of a Parachutist

By: Willans, TW

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Max Parrish: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016469

Condition: Very Good


249pp, not illustrated. Blue boards, slight colour fading/minor marks to spine, foxing mainly to edges and endpapers, overall a VG clean tight copy without dustwrapper. Scarce. View more info