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Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
80 pp + 91 pp (two sections), 7 3/4" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board. Marbled endpapers, b&w illustrations. Elementary Aerodynamics Contents: Aerodynamic Laws and Theories; Physical Principles; Effects of Air Flow; Air Flow Against Flat Plate; Wind Tunnel; Action of Air-Stream and Airfoils; Airfoil Characteristics; Influence of Airfoil Dimensions; Arrangement of Airfoils; Variable Lift Devices; Parasite Drag. Theory of Flight Contents: Equilibrium and Balance; Fundamentals of Equilibrium; Stability and Control; Types of Stability; Lateral Stability Standards; Directional Stability Standards; Control Standards; Propeller; Introduction; Propeller Theory; Propeller Effects; Airplane Performance at Sea Level; Airplane Performance at Altitutdes. Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at corners, minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Robinson, London, (2002), reprint. 
507 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos. ISBN 1841194700 "...the compelling story of the vital role played by the pioneer pilots and observers of the Royal Flying Corps who served their apprenticeships in the unforgiving skies of Wor ld War I. The RFC took part in all the major battles from Mons to the Somme, from Bloody April 1917, when the airmen suffered enormous casualties, through Third Ypres and Passchendaele, up to the chaotic retreat from Ludendorff's offensive and o n t o the threshold of victory. Drawing from letters and diaries of the men who took part, Ralph Barker successfully recreates an overview of the battlegrounds from the menacing skies above France and brings fresh off the pages the exhilaration of a e ri al combat in the little open-cockpit biplanes. Risking their lives for their country, suffering the strain of low-level flying, the debility of the 'shakes', and the ever-present fear that they would not return from a mission, these brave y oun g men nevertheless enjoyed comradeship and a true sense of bonding, between pilots and ground mechanics, observers and gunners." Interior - place, date and initials in ink on title page; a few pages with tiny bump/creaseat bottom corner; other wise c lean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block, fainr crease on spine, small corner crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
3 Biggins, John. THE TWO-HEADED EAGLE.
New York St. Martin's 1996 0312147511 / 9780312147518 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Geoff Hunt cover art. 
367 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "(A) story of five months of hair-raising adventure on the Italian front in which young Otto Prohaska, the hero of 'A Sailor of Austria' and 'The Emperor's Coloured Coat', entrusts his life to the nascent, unreliable, and terrifying Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Flying Service. It is the summer of 1916, and Otto, joined by his self-willed aerial chauffeur Sergeant-Pilot Toth, entrusts his life to a succession of flimsy biplanes in the sky above war-torn Alpine battlefields. On the ground, the rickety Habsburg empire has begun its final slide to disaster. And in the air is the unmistakable sense that history, poignant and ironic and always surprising is erupting all around them. Written with craft, style, and an astonishing breadth of emotion, (this) is the continuation of a remarkable series." Book is very lightly cocked, is cracked at title page but pages are holding well, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, small area of surface paper loss on front panel, small corner crease on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 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
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
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
201 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. 42 b&w figures (collated). Contents: Sustentation of Aeroplanes; The Aerofoil; The Complete Aeroplane; The Propeller; The Aeroplane in Steady Flight; Aerodynamic Measurements - I Model Tests; Aerodynamic Measurements - II Full-scale Tests; Fluid Motion - Aerofoil Theory; Fluid Motion; Vibrations in Aircraft; Answers; Index. Light browning to edges of text block, tiny bump to fore-edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top of spine, small crease at top corner of front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, small indentation on flap-folds and on spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
8 Ellis, Ken, ed. FLYPAST. NO. 144. JULY 1993. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1993. 
71 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Fifty Years of Stardom (Spitfire MH434); When the Skies were Full (wartime diary); Much More than Bouncing Bombs (Ba rnes Wallis collection, Elvington); Classical Youth (biplane); From STOL-port to craft-shop (CNAM's workshop facility); Coventry's World-Beaters (Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust collection at Parkside); Show Stealers! (SAAF Museum at Swartkop) ; O n e a n d Only (Bf 109 Gustav); The JP Stands Down (Jet Provost); Last of 'The Brats' (Haltonians); News (Blenheim and Swordfish); Originators (Strategic Bombers); Lend-Lease (First over 'The Hump'?); Worn With Pride (Battle Honours); FlyPost ( W al la ce an d Sp i tfire), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
FLYPAST.  NO. 94.  MAY 1989.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Jim Breeze, Kenroy Smith, Bob Livingstone, Steve Bond, Ken Delve, Dave Allport, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.)
9 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Jim Breeze, Kenroy Smith, Bob Livingstone, Steve Bond, Ken Delve, Dave Allport, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.) FLYPAST. NO. 94. MAY 1989. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Vic Norman: Biplane Magic; Stirling at 50 (Short Stirling, SOE operations, 'Baby Bomber'); Found (C-47); Shackleton at 40; The Squadron Opens Up (North Weald); Canberra at 40; Duxford in the Dark; News (Glasnost and a MiG-21 in Britain); Type Report (Moths - on land and afloat); American Classics (Bird Biplanes), etc. Interior - clean and tight with n o p r e v i o u s ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, several light liuid marks on front cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
Canada John Gordon 1963 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Claude Rousseau. 
104 pp, oblong (10 7/8" H x 13 1/2" D). B&w drawings. Inside of front cover has reproductions of signatures with a tissue overlay giving typed versions. Inside the rear cover, a tissue overlay gives reproduction signatures and typed versions over a drawing of the Trans-Canada Trophy. Bilingual text (English/French). "This book portrays the common and better known types of aircraft flown by Canadian military pilots during more than 50 years of war and peace. It includes the major types flown by Canadian airmen in the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force in the First World War; the first Canadian air services, the Canadian Aviation Corps of 1914, and the Canadian Air Force of 1918-1919; the post-war Air Board and C.A.F.; the Royal Canadian Air Force and Civil Government Air Operations Directorate in the inter-war years; the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War; and the new types brought into service int he past 15 or 20 years." Interior - a few pages with small wrinkle at top edge, slight browning to edges of transparent free endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to rear cover, small area of surface paper loss at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 19.00 USD
OF MEN AND PLANES.  VOLUME II.  FIGHTERS (WORLD WAR II)., Gordon, John.  Illustrated by Claude Rousseau and Peter Fong.  Cover illustration by Bob Hyndman.
11 Gordon, John. Illustrated by Claude Rousseau and Peter Fong. Cover illustration by Bob Hyndman. OF MEN AND PLANES. VOLUME II. FIGHTERS (WORLD WAR II).
Love Printing Service, Ottawa, 1968. 
134 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings of aircraft, on the ground and in action, and reproductions of squadron badges. Looks at the fighter planes, squadrons and pilots of the RCAF, with particular focus on WWII, but with information prior/subsequent to that era. Interior - small ghost sticker mark on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning and minor soiling on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
London Macdonald 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Peter Endsleigh Castle. 
132 pp, 10" H. "(Describes) the deveopment and careers of the last of the fighting biplanes, the little Gloster Gladiator, which carried something of the First World War into that second epic struggle; that indomitable trio of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighters, the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair, which destroyed the myth of Japanese aerial invincibility founded by the Zero-Sen; the fighter versions of the Junkers Ju 88 whose nocturnal depredations in the R.A.F.'s bomber stream over the Third Reich were so impressive at one period of the War that the abandoning of large-scale night attacks on German targets was seriously considered; the highly manoeuvrable Macchi C.202 Folgore with its beautifully co-ordianted controls - a pilot's aeroplane in every respect; the Japanese Army's equivalent of the Zero-Sen, the Nakamima Ki.43 Hayabusa, and its successor, the Ki.84 Hayate which could out-climb and out-manoeuvre the most advanced versions of the Mustang and Thunderbolt; Heinkel's superlative He 219 night fighter which, but for ministerial muddle and confusion, would have provided the Allies with some serious headaches. These and many other fighters, both successful and unsuccessful, but all 'famous', are surveyed with hundreds of rare photographs, highly detailed full-page tone drawings by Peter Endsleigh Castle, and comparative side views of the many variants of each aircraft by Dennis I. Punnett." Very small bump at top of spine, very small dent/tear on spine near rear hinge, areas of minor browning on endpapers. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of delamination at top of front hinge, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
NIGHT FIGHTERS: A DEVELOPMENT & COMBAT HISTORY., Gunston, Bill.  Foreword by John Cunningham.
13 Gunston, Bill. Foreword by John Cunningham. NIGHT FIGHTERS: A DEVELOPMENT & COMBAT HISTORY.
Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1976, first edition. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850592364 B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "The thrilling story of night fighters and night fighter operations from World War 1 to the present day, has never before been told. Thi s dramatic book, which will appeal to the interested layman as well as the serious aviation historian, relates the problems underlying the development of effective airborne radars; of specialised night fighting aircraft such as the famous Mosqui t o a nd Ju 88; of night fighting tactics and of specialised weapons. Although technically detailed, it is also a vivid narrative which really puts the reader 'into the cockpit' and conveys all the confusion and downright terror of aerial combat i n th e d ark." Faint foxing on top of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
14 Halliday, Hugh A. (Vernon C. 'Woody' Woodward.) WOODY: A FIGHTER PILOT'S ALBUM.
Toronto CANAV 1987 0969070381 / 9780969070382 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The late 1930s was a time of restlessness for many young Canadians. For some, nothing short of a trip to England and a visit to the RAF recruiter could satisfy their urge for adventure. One who followed this path was Vernon C. Woodward, a British Columbian from Victoria. (This book traces Woodward's) flying career fromTiger Moths in Scotland, then on to advanced training and out to pre-war Egypt to his first posting. (When war breaks out) the young pilots are flung against a seemingly overwhelming enemy. They do their best, flying their little biplane Gladiators. Woody records his first kill as the pace of combat accelerates daily. Soon Woody's squadron is called to Greece to face even harsher odds with an onslaught of Messerschmitts and Junkers. Woody's tally of kills grows steadily, as does that of many of his mates, but one by one he is losing his friends as the unequal struggle continues. Inevitably the British must withdraw. They make their last stand on Crete, where the situtation is hopeless from the start. Soon there is not a single airworthy Hurricane and Woody and his fellow airmen must take rifle and Tommy gun in hand to fight rugged German parachutists at close quarters. In the end, the British forces made a humilitating retreat to Egypt, where Woody again faces the enemy and records his 20th and final kill, making him one of Canada's leading aces of either world war." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, large dog-ear corner crease on page leaf 19/20 and page leaf 99/100. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-foldsm slight wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
THE THIRTY DAYS' WAR., Harris, John.  Wraparound jacket art by Terry Hadler.
15 Harris, John. Wraparound jacket art by Terry Hadler. THE THIRTY DAYS' WAR.
Century, London, 1986, first edition. 
267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712694536 "The RAF aerodrome at Kubaiyah dominated the desert plain. To the right was the steep ridge of Kubish, edged like a set of teeth and narrow as a saw blade. It wasn't the easiest place on earth to defend. Unless you happened to have the eccentric optimism and almost absurd courage of Flying Officer Anthony Augustus Boumphrey (pronounced 'Bumfree'). He had to make do with about forty planes - all training machines, most of them biplanes - not much of a match against sophisticated Messerschmitts and the surrounding enemy's eighteen-pounder guns. But Boumphrey and his 'Belles', as his men were known, were not prepared to suffer the indignity of being taken prisoner. A nd if the battle was one they might not win, there certainly would be no surrender." Very slight cigarette odor, minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, o n e s o f t w rinkle on rear panel, one very small closed tear with creases, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
TAB / McGraw-Hill, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1991, first edition. 
168 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0830635939 B&w photographs, drawings. "The introduction of the Boeing 247 in 1933 is widely regarded as the beginning of modern air transport. With an all-metal, stressed-skin design and a cruising speed of 17 0 miles an hour, the 247 marked the end of the slower, flimsy wood-and-dope frame biplanes used by the military and mail service. Though quickly overshadowed by its competitors, the 247 proved to the American public that commercial air travel c o u l d be both safe and efficient. In fact, this innovative airplane determined the direction of aircraft design for nearly the next two decades. (This books) traces the evolution of the 247, describing the technological and social circumstan c es d ur in g and after World War I that led to its development. You'll find fascinating descriptions of William Boeing's struggle to implement his unique designs, the public's reception of the 247, the aircraft's commercial and military uses, an d the 24 7's ul ti mate impact on aviation." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
AIR TRAILS.  SEPTEMBER, 1950.  VOL. XXXIV, NO. 6.  (FORMERLY AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.), Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (S. Calhoun Smith, J.L. MacKenzie, Frank Tinsley, Doug Rolfe, Carl Wheeley, Walter Musciano, H.A. Thomas, C.H. Grant.)
17 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (S. Calhoun Smith, J.L. MacKenzie, Frank Tinsley, Doug Rolfe, Carl Wheeley, Walter Musciano, H.A. Thomas, C.H. Grant.) AIR TRAILS. SEPTEMBER, 1950. VOL. XXXIV, NO. 6. (FORMERLY AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.)
Street & Smith, Elizabeth, N.J., 1950. 
90 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated, predominantly in b&w, with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements. Contents: Showcase; Development Highlights; Air Notes; Phototorial; The Bendix; Ra m-Jet Riders; Your Job in Aviation: Test Pilot; Solo Club; Air Progress: McDonnell; Airmen of Vision; Foreign Aircraft; C.A.P. Newsletter; Pitts-Skelton Aerobatric Bipe; The Little Senator; Dope Can; Overseas Highlights; Comet; Douglas DC-6 ; W h e n R u bber Took Wing; Mirror's 5th Fair; Sketchbook; Motor of the Month: M.E.W. 307; Model of the Month: Junior; Record Review; Sailplane Parade; Club Directory; Contest Calendar. Interior - very light browning to pages, small soft bump t o b ot to m co r ne r of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine - minor on spine, light browning to edges of textblock, small soft crease at corners of covers, very light browning on s pi ne an d r ea r c ov er, m inor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
18 Magoun, F. Alexander and Hodgins, Eric. A HISTORY OF AIRCRAFT.
New York Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
495 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/airplane on spine, silver airplane on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Balloons and Parachutes (The First Twenty Centuries / The Invention of the "Globes Aerostatiques" / Historic Early Flights / The Balloon's Greatness and Decline / Parachutes); Navigable Balloons and Airships (Early Attempts at Navigation / Cayley and Those Who Followed / The Creation of the Practical Airship / Count Zeppelin and the Ridgid Airship); Ornithopters (Attempts to Fly by Means of Flapping Wings); Helicopters (The Problem of Vertical Flight); Gliders (Heavier-than-air Man-carrying Flight without Power); Airplanes (Early Experiments with Heavier-than-air Flight / Langley and the Wright Brothers / The Airplane Establishes Itself / The Effect of War on Aviation / Significant Flights Since the War / The Present); Appendix: Condensed Table of Records; Bibliography; Chronology of Flight; Index. Very light browning in page margins, tiny to small bump at top corner of approx. pages 160 to 410, browning to edges of text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three small edge bumps on rear board, two corner bumps on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at edges, spine is slightly twisted and has slight color fading. 
Price: 40.00 USD
THE AVRO LANCASTER., Mason, Francis K.
19 Mason, Francis K. THE AVRO LANCASTER.
Aston, (Bourne End, Bucks, 1989). 
437 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos (some aerial), maps, reproductions, fold-out color cutaway. "...the most extensive chronicle of a British bomber ever undertaken - of more than half a million words - describes how the Lancaster came into being and how it fulfilled the faith placed in it by those who planned it. From the consuming belief, espoused by Trenchard between the Wars, that the heavy bomber was the raison d'etre of the R oyal Air Force, to the realisation that Britain, faced in 1936 with the likelihood of war with Germany, was still without an aircraft that could hit the enemy capital with worthwhile bombs. Thus was developed the famous trio of true heavy bombers, the Stirling, Halifax and Lancaster. And by the end of that war, the Lancaster equipped 60 out of Bomber Command's 80 heavy bomber squadrons; more than 1,3000 out of 1,850 British heavy bombers were Lancasters...the Author has made reference to all the outstanding raids undertaken in an extraordinary compendium of individual 'histories' of every Lancaster built (over 7,000 of them), and mention is made of several thousand individual crew members - separately indexed for ease of reference. Th e book contains hundreds of photographs (many from previously untapped sources) as well as maps and diagrams, and a separate Chapter - including cutaway and general arrangements drawings, executed by the Author in colour-describesthe Lancaster in considerable detail." Contents: Towards a Strategic Bombing Force; The Reluctant Transition: Farewell to Biplanes; Heavyweights - With Two Engines; Odds Too Great; The Lancaster is Born; The First Lancaster Squadrons; The Coming of the Pathfinders; No Corner of the Reich; Special People for a Special Job; The Battle of the Ruhr; The Battle of Hamburg; The Battle of Berlin; Nuremburg and Overlord; More Special Operations; In Support of the Armies; The Last Six Months; The Transition from War ; Lancasters in the Laboratory; In Other Air Forces; They Also Served; The Lancaster Described; Appendices - Deployment of Manchester and Lancaster Units; Awards of the Victoria Cross and the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; Lancaster and Manchester Production, Allocation and Service; Lancasters with High Raid Tallies; Glossary; Bibliography. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light browning to top/bottom edges of flaps. NF/VG 
Price: 165.00 USD
20 McKay, Stuart. TIGER MOTH: A TRIBUTE.
Orion, New York, 1988. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517568640 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "A pictorial history of one of the world's greatest airplanes. Great not only in terms of numbers built and surviv ing, but in the affection generated by this amalgam of wood, wire and tube which has been responsible for training unknown thousands of airmen during more than half a century of uninterrupted operations. The Tiger Moth was born from the neces s i t y t o continue development of de Havilland's ubiquitous Moth family. Legends surrounding the development of the first DH82 have been embellished with the passage of time. In a Stag Lane shed, stagger and sweep were said to have ben determin ed b y pe n ci l calculations on the proverbial envelope while DH60G rear spars were shorteded with a handsaw. Following taxi trials, lower mainplane dihedral was added, adjusted to the length of the grass. The Tiger Moth has been privy to fifty yea rs of av ia tio n development. During her operational life she has seen wooden biplane airliners evolve into stainless steel projectiles carrying passengers faster than a rifle bullet. The Tiger Moth was conceived as a training aircraft, a ro le t o w hic h sh e w as a nd continues to be admirably suited, but as the photographs in this book illustrate, she has been adapted to almost every aviation situation possible to imagine. The aim (of this book) has been to present a balanced revie w of the life and time s of the Tiger Moth, from the early thirties to the present day, with a hint of the future added for good measure." Heavy creasing at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t ru bbing , sli ght b rowni ng a top edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
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