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1 'McScotch'. (Lt. William MacLanachan.) FIGHTER PILOT.
London George Routledge 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
248 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs (some aerial), fold-out map at rear (collated). "This book consists of the reminiscences of an ordinary fighter pilot of the R.F.C. who had the privilege of serving with one of the leading Fighter Squadrons and who had the honour of being the friend of the supreme fighter of all the Air Forces, that indomitable and lovable patriot, 'Mick' Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C." Faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper. book is very slightly cocked, browning to edges of text block, a few faint soiling marks on top of text block ad at top of fore-edge of text block, small light bump to bottom corner of rear board, light wrinkling and very light wear at top/bottom of spine, slight fading/browning to spine color, 5" thin light rub/soiling mark down spine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
2 Bickers, Richard Townshend. THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1988 0340263792 / 9780340263792 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of air operations during the First World War, 1914-1918, mainly on the Western Front. It was only eleven years after the Wright Brothers' first flight that the Royal Flying Corps set off for France and every aspect of air-fighting had to be discovered for the first time. Richard Townshend Bickers gives a fresh and challenging view of the men involved, their aircraft and the conditions of war. The pilots and observers of all the combatant nations tended to be young courageous individuals, filled with a love of flying and of adventure. Their aircraft were fragile and unreliable and casualties were appallingly heavy. It was a period of great technical advances when aerial warfare and tactical teamwork were transformed. (The author gives an account of) Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson's leading role in the formation and development of the Royal Flying Corps (and while not neglecting the 'aces', he) also gives due recognition to the less famous pilots, to the usually overlooked air observers and gunners who flew in two-seater fighters, and to the crews who carried out the less glamorous but equally important reconnaissance and bombing sorties." Very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
3 Bickers, Richard Townshend. THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1988 0340263792 / 9780340263792 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of air operations during the First World War, 1914-1918, mainly on the Western Front. It was only eleven years after the Wright Brothers' first flight that the Royal Flying Corps set off for France and every aspect of air-fighting had to be discovered for the first time. Richard Townshend Bickers gives a fresh and challenging view of the men involved, their aircraft and the conditions of war. The pilots and observers of all the combatant nations tended to be young courageous individuals, filled with a love of flying and of adventure. Their aircraft were fragile and unreliable and casualties were appallingly heavy. It was a period of great technical advances when aerial warfare and tactical teamwork were transformed. (The author gives an account of) Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson's leading role in the formation and development of the Royal Flying Corps (and while not neglecting the 'aces', he) also gives due recognition to the less famous pilots, to the usually overlooked air observers and gunners who flew in two-seater fighters, and to the crews who carried out the less glamorous but equally important reconnaissance and bombing sorties." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight toning in margins of pages, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning to spine, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOPWITH SNIPE.  WINDSOCK DATAFILE 46., Bruce, J.M.    Foreword by R.L. Rimell.  Drawings by C.A. Owers.
4 Bruce, J.M. Foreword by R.L. Rimell. Drawings by C.A. Owers. SOPWITH SNIPE. WINDSOCK DATAFILE 46.
Albatros, Berkhamsted, 1994. 
36 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0948414618 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings/plans, colour profiles. "The Sopwith Snipe is firmly lodged in the minds of most WWI aeroplane enthusiasts due to the epic one-sided combat fought by Major William Barker on October 27 1918 in which he brought down four Fokker D.VIIs, an action that resulted in a well-earned Victoria Cross for the Canadian pilot. The Snipe had few other opportunities for glory; No .43 Squadron was the first unit to be equipped and made its first Snipe patrol on September 23 1918. Within five weeks nearly 100 Snipes were in France and No.208's Camels were in the process of being replaced by Snipes as the Armistice was dec l a r e d. In the immediate post-war period Snipes served with a dozen RAF Squadrons, 532 being recorded on charge by 1921, and the type soldiered on until 1928 when it was officially declared obsolete. Despite its necessarily limited role in the fi rs t ai r war the Snipe has been a popular choice for modellers and subject of at least two previous monographs and a nubmer of magazine articles. The 46th DATAFILE, however, offers the most comprehensive selection of illustrations on the type y et pub li she d in one volume and contains a great deal of information hitherto unrecorded." Interior - small soft bump at top/bottom corners of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at c orn ers of cove rs. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE.  VOLUME 1/PART ONE.  (VOL. ONE / PART 1).  (Nos. 1 to 12).  REVISED 4th EDITION., Cain, Charles W., ed.  (J M Bruce, Peter M Bowers, Martin C Windrow, C F Andrews, Francis K Mason, E G Shacklady, Peter I. Gray, Philip J R Moyes.)
5 Cain, Charles W., ed. (J M Bruce, Peter M Bowers, Martin C Windrow, C F Andrews, Francis K Mason, E G Shacklady, Peter I. Gray, Philip J R Moyes.) AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE. VOLUME 1/PART ONE. (VOL. ONE / PART 1). (Nos. 1 to 12). REVISED 4th EDITION.
Profile Publications / Doubleday, Windsor/Garden City, 1975, revised 4th edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853834105 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and colour illustrations by P. Endsleigh Castle, J. Goulding and R. Ward. "Internationally recognized aviation writers present c omprehensive but concise histories of aircraft of many nations and of wide variety, both military and civil. There are the frail biplanes and triplanes of World War One, their successors of the 1920x and 1930s and the valiant breed of comb a t a i r c r a ft of World War Two. This was the dawn of the jet age and later volumes bring the wide selection into the swing-wing, supersonic 1970s. Each book in (this) series contains about 50,000 words and around 250 illustrations and, not l ea st , t he f in es t examples of colour views available anywhere. The colour artwork will delight the eye of the historian and modeller alike." Contents: S.E.5A, Boeing P-12E, Focke-Wulf FW 190 A, Hawker Hunter F.6, Vickers Vimy Mks. I to III , B ris to l B ull dog Mk s. I to IV, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, North American P-51D Mustang, Albatros D V, Gloster Gauntlet Mks. I & II, Handley Page Halifax Mks III, VI, VII, Gloster Meteor F.8 A few tiny light ink marks on fore-edge of textbl ock, min or fadi ng t o in side to p edge of boards ans at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainl at top edge, light browning and tiny foxing marks on inside top edge, minor browning on outer edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Cooksley, Peter G. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE AIR VCs.
Wrens Park 1999 0905778340 / 9780905778341 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
204 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Of more than 600 Victoria Crosses awarded to British and Empire servicemen during the First World War, nineteen were awarded to airmen of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Of these, four were posthumous awards and all but one of the total were for officers. Some of these valorous airmen were from humble backgrounds and with limited education, others were collegiate men from wealthy families, but in the words of one senior officer they all had in common 'the guts of a lion'. (This book provides fascinating insights into the lives of these bravest of the brave, and of the circumstances in which they won their country's highest award for valour." Clean bright copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RICHTHOFEN., Ferko, A.E.  Foreword by J.M. Bruce.
7 Ferko, A.E. Foreword by J.M. Bruce. RICHTHOFEN.
Berkhamsted Albatros 1995 0948414840 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
80 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 2 pages of colour aircraft profiles. "Few fighting men of any nation, indeed of any modern war, have attained the near legendary status of Germany's WWI 'ace of aces' Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen. Who has not heard of 'The Red Baron' and his equally famous Fokker Triplane? In this candid reassessment of the man, respected WWI aviation writer A E Ferko separates facts from fiction, offering fresh insights into von Richthofen's character as well as presenting many accepted facts about the airman's life and career in a completely new light. The author supports the narrative with over 200 photographs from his own extensive archive and while some are familiar, others published for the first time will surprise even the most informed followers of the von Richthofen story. To complement the contents there are detailed color plates depicting a selection of aeroplanes flown by von Richthofen, several of which have never been illustrated before. The result of many years' study of original German documents and personal correspondence, (this) is an important and valuable addition to WWI aviation literature ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
RED STARS OVER EUROPE.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003., Fulber, Marcus.
8 Fulber, Marcus. RED STARS OVER EUROPE. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003.
Hong Kong Concord 1993 9623617097 / 9789623617093 Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; Airfields of the 4th Air Army; Airfields of the 16th Air Army; Su-17 Fitter; Su-24 Fencer; Su-25 Frogfoot; Su-27 Flanker; L-39 Albatros; MiG-23 Flogger; MiG-27 Flogger; MiG-25 Foxbat; MiG-29 Fulcrum; Mi-6 Hook; Mi-8/9/17 Hip; An-2 Colt; An-22 Cock; An-26 Curl; IL-76 Candid. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease tiny dint at top fore-edge of text block and rear cover, small area of laminate missing on rear cover due to sticker removal. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
9 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Dust jacket has moderate creasing at top of spine - very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
10 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RECONNAISSANCE & BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR., Lamberton, W.M., compiler.  Edited by E.F. Cheesman.  Produced by D.A. Russell.
11 Lamberton, W.M., compiler. Edited by E.F. Cheesman. Produced by D.A. Russell. RECONNAISSANCE & BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR.
Letchworth Harleyford 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket J.D. Carrick and F.A. Yeoman. 
231 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 1/72 scale 3-view drawings (many fold out), colour frontispiece. Contents: Foreword by E.F. Cheesman; About this Book, by D.A. Russell, M.I.Mech.E.; Duties of Reconnaissance and Bomber Aircraft 1914-1918, by W.M. Lamberton; Equipment ditto; Camouflage and Markings of Reconnaisance and Bomber Aircraft, by Bruce Robertson; Aircraft Photo-Pages; Data tables; Index. Four old tape residue/removal marks on front free endpaper, cigarette odor, light toning to edges of pages, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages - due to handling, very small curl to bottom corner of pages, 4" light thin pen line on rear board, small area of glue residue on front board, light wear at corners and bottom of spine, small bump at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  FEBRUARY, 1949.  VOL. XXXI, NO. 5., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (James Peck, Herman Salmon, Douglas Rolfe, William Suda, Alfred Owles, E.W. Evans, Charles Hollinger, Jerry Brofman, H.A. Thomas, Walter Musciano, Robert Brown, Henry Struck, Harvey Robbers, C.D. Calkins, J.F. Conway.)
12 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (James Peck, Herman Salmon, Douglas Rolfe, William Suda, Alfred Owles, E.W. Evans, Charles Hollinger, Jerry Brofman, H.A. Thomas, Walter Musciano, Robert Brown, Henry Struck, Harvey Robbers, C.D. Calkins, J.F. Conway.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. FEBRUARY, 1949. VOL. XXXI, NO. 5.
Street & Smith, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1949. 
110 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated, predominantly in b&w, with photographs, drawings, plans (2 fold-outs), advertisements. Contents: Behemoth (Consolidated XC-99); The Reds Aren't Stallin' (Soviet Air Force); We Fly the Minnow; Dallas School; Air Progress: Gun Turrents; Jet Propulsion Isn't New!; Photo Competition; C.A.P. News; Skystreak; Goodyear Round Up - Part I; Jaguar; Aeronca C-3; XC-99; Albatros; "Pete" (Sterling Pete); Flying Wing Airfoils; Jetex Job; Record Riser; Accident Prevention Code for Clubs; Twin-Engine Technique. Departments: Showcase; Development Highlights; Air Notes; Solo Club; Sketchbook; Dope Can; Airmen of Vision; The Last Word. Interior - very light browning to p a g e s , o t h erwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small wrinkles on spine. light browning to edges of textblock, very light browning on spine and rear cover, minor rubbing/ ed ge w ea r, sm al l corner crease on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BILLY BISHOP:  CANADIAN HERO., McCaffery, Dan.
13 McCaffery, Dan. BILLY BISHOP: CANADIAN HERO.
Toronto James Lorimer 1988 1550280953 / 9781550280951 6th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Drawing on extensive research in military archives, McCaffery tells an exciting, compelling story that holds the reader's attention page after page. In crisp, powerful prose, he conveys the extraordinary drama of aerial dogfights in the First World War, while also capturing the essence of Billy Bishop himself - the man and the pilot." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, tiny dint to top of textblock, tiny and small dent to top of edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom edges, light rubbing, minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTERS: ATTACK AND TRAINING AIRCRAFT 1914-1919.  THE POCKET ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF WORLD AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR SERIES., Munson, Kenneth.  Illustrated by John W. Wood, with Michael Baber, Norman Dinnage, William Hobson, Alan Holiday, Tony Mitchell, Allen Randall.
14 Munson, Kenneth. Illustrated by John W. Wood, with Michael Baber, Norman Dinnage, William Hobson, Alan Holiday, Tony Mitchell, Allen Randall. FIGHTERS: ATTACK AND TRAINING AIRCRAFT 1914-1919. THE POCKET ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF WORLD AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR SERIES.
Blandford, London, 1968, first edition. 
183 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Colour plates. "When war broke out in Europe in August 1914 there were no specialised fighters, only a handful of 'high performance scouts' whose 90 m.p.h. was 'dangerously fast', and even these carried no regular armament. By November 1918, two-gun fighters capable of 120 m.p.h. were standard, and individual designs for more specialised duties had made their appearance. The airmen and aircraft of the First World War - the first air war - h a v e a special place in history which has perhaps bcome over-glamourised. Certainly there were outstanding aeroplanes and heroic airmen, but in both the human and technical fields of aeronautical endeavour 1914-1919 was very much a period of t ri al a nd er ror in which, in the words of one great pioneer, 'some of were lucky and some of us weren't'. Such, too, was the expansion of the combatant air forces, once it was realised how decisive a role aircraft were playing in the overall wa r e ffo rt, th a t f or the first time on any scale organised flying training became a necessity, creating a demand for 'school' aeroplanes in ever-increasing numbers. The 80 aircraft in this volume reflect the evolution of such machines throug hou t th e fi rst trul y form ative period of military aviation history. The period 1914-1919 is selected so as to include certain important types designed during the war, but which arrived too late for combat service." Cigarette odor, light brown ing to ed ges o f pa ges a nd text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear, light browning on spine and flap-folds - very light elsewhere. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
EISERNES KREUZ UND BALKENKREUZ:  DIE MARKIERUNGEN DER DEUTSCHEN FLUGZEUGE 1914-1918.  (MARKINGS OF GERMAN AIRCRAFT IN WW I 1914-1918.), Nowarra, Heinz J.  Mit Farbzeichnungen von Horst Lobner.  (With color drawings by Horst Lobner.)
15 Nowarra, Heinz J. Mit Farbzeichnungen von Horst Lobner. (With color drawings by Horst Lobner.) EISERNES KREUZ UND BALKENKREUZ: DIE MARKIERUNGEN DER DEUTSCHEN FLUGZEUGE 1914-1918. (MARKINGS OF GERMAN AIRCRAFT IN WW I 1914-1918.)
Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1968. 
159 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, colour drawings. Bilingual text (German/English). Contents: Introduction; German Military Aviation in the First World War 1914-1919; The German A ir Force in the Summer of 1918; Successes and Losses of the German Air Force 1914-1918; The Aircraft of the Air Force and Naval Air Force and Their Use; Registration of German Seaplanes; Photographic Section; Color Drawing. Minor cigarette o d o r , l i ght browning to edges of text block, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several closed edge tears - some with creases, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, l ig ht s oi li n g on rea panel, light rubbing, now in a protective mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
MARINE AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR., Nowarra, Heinz J.  With Bruce Robertson and Peter G. Cooksley.
16 Nowarra, Heinz J. With Bruce Robertson and Peter G. Cooksley. MARINE AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR.
Letchworth Harleyford 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Line Tracings by W.F. Hepworth, based on original drawings by H. Lobner and Peter G. Cooksley. 
210 pp, 11 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 1/72 scale, 3-view drawings (many fold out) and colour frontispiece with tipped in corrected caption. Main section headings: Nation-by-Nation Review of Marine Aviation, 1914-1918; Landplanes at Sea; Austro-Hungarian Section; German Section; British Section; French Section; Russian Section; American Section; Italian Section; Marine Aircraft Markings, 1914-1918; Engines; Lighter-than-air Marine Aicraft; Ships that carried Aircraft, 1913-1919; Tables - Dimension and Performance of Marine Aircraft, 1914-1918; Index. Light browning to edges of text block, light toning to edges of pages, cigarette odor, light edge wear and rubbing to boards, bump at bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of both boards, small faint stain on top of text block, wear at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE., Philpott, Bryan.
17 Philpott, Bryan. HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE.
Bison, London, 1986. 
192 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, colour cutaways. ISBN 0861242750 "German military aviation got off to a somewhat slow start in the years before World War I but innovative aircraft designs and brilliant pilots soon established a deadly reputation in the skies over the Western Front. The Germans were pioneers too in long-distance bombing by the naval air service's Zeppelins and the later Gotha aircraft. Despite t h e restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I innovation continued, to be accelerated when Hitler came to power and the new Luftwaffe had its baptism of fire in Spain. The Luftwaffe went on to play a vital part in th e B litzkrieg campaigns of the early war years and came close to defeating Britain in 1940. The later war years were dominated in turn by the efforts to hold back the American bombers by day and the British by night. In the process the best Ger man p il ots became the most effective in the world, the leading German ace, Hartmann, scoring some 352 victories, while in the technical field Germany pioneered the use of jet aircraft. The present day East German air force is by far the best equ ippe d i n t he Warsaw Pact outside the Soviet Union, fielding such types as the MiG-23 and MiG-27. The new West German Luftwaffe has undergone some problems with its aircraft but with the introduction of the Tornado it now has the equipment to mat ch it s un doub ted operational efficiency. (This book) features Bryan Philpott's carefully researched text as well as photographs and artworks depicting the great and famous aircraft, the men who fought in them and their role in the great conflict s of ( the 2 0th) century. This unique contribution to the history of military aviation is sure to appeal to any aricraft enthusiast." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small t ear wi th we ar (archivally taped) at top of rear hinge, tiny scuff on front flap fold, soft wrinkling at top of front panel, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Rimell, R. L., editor. WINDSOCK INTERNATIONAL. VOL. 11, NO. 2, MAR/APR 1995.
Berkhamsted Albatros 1995 02686422 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
36 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, drawings, plans, profiles. Contents: Propwash - readers write; Logbook - latest publications; Gallery - readers' models; Bombing Up Baby - Harry Woodman reviews the ordnance fitted to Sopwith's classic WWI floatplane; The WINDSOCK A-Z of Scale WWI Aeroplanes: Part 16 - De Havilland; SPAD 22 - described by J M Bruce with scale plans from George Davis and Colin A Owers; Super Sopwith by Alberto Casirati; France's Foreign Legion of the Air: Part 26 (Edgar J Bouligny) - by Jon Guttman; The Brandenburg C.I in Polish Air Force Service - by Tomasz Kopanski; Products - latest kits, transfers, accessories; An Admirable Albatros - the editor takes time out to build the latest 1:72 Pegasus kit. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, small tear at bottom of spine, small old price sticker on fron cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Rimell, R. L., editor. WINDSOCK INTERNATIONAL. VOL. 12, NO. 2, MAR/APR 1996.
Berkhamsted Albatros 1996 02686422 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
32 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, drawings, plans. Contents: Propwash - readers write; Logbook - New WW1 books and journals; Archive - AEG J.I - Photos from Colin Owers; The Maquette Kit of the I'lya Muromet in 1:72 Scale: A personal viewpoint by Harry Woodman; Albatros News - three new MINI-DATAFILES!; Revell's Fokker D.VII - kit review; Scale Modelling in WW1 - No.3; Caproni Ca.20 Fighter Monoplane - story by Gregory Alegi (GAVS); Products - new kits, accessories and transfers; Gallery - reader's models in colour. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom edge of book, tiny tear at bottom edge of rear cover, small old price sticker on fron cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Rimell, R. L., editor. WINDSOCK INTERNATIONAL. VOL. 14, NO. 1, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998.
Berkhamsted Albatros 1998 02686422 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
32 pp, 11 11/16" H. B&w and colour photographs, drawings, plans. Contents: Contact! - editorial comment; Despatches - latest newsbites; Propwash - readers' letters; Logbook - new WW1books; Weather 'Tis Nobler - Dave Roberts shows there's more than one way to dirty up a Fokker!; Sea Boots for the 504: The Avro 504L would make an unusual conversion project - JM Bruce provides the necessary references (plan feature); The WINDSOCK A-Z of Scale WWI Aeroplanes: Part 23A - Big Fokkers (the Fokker Triplane Dr.I); Products - new kits and transfers; Archive - readers' photos; Decor Debut No. 1 - Fokker D.VIII; Gallery. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small ghost sticker mark on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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