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BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS., Air Ministry / Admiralty.
1 Air Ministry / Admiralty. BOMBER COMMAND / COSTAL COMMAND / FLEET AIR ARM / ARK ROYAL / ATLANTIC BRIDGE - 5 ITEMS.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Five World War II publications issued for the Air Ministry and the Admiralty by the Ministry of Information between 1941 and 1945, 9" H. 1. Bomber Command: The Air Ministry Account of Bomber Command's Offensive Against the Axis September, 1939 - July, 1941 - 128 pp, 1941, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: War Telegram; Captains and Crews; First Blood: Attacks on the German Fleet; White Bombs: The Leaflet Raids; Campaign Against Odds: Norway; Western Front: The Battle of Flanders; Long Distance Attack: Italy; Mining the Enemy's Coast; Why the Invasion Armada Never Sailed; Day Offensive in the North Sea; The Battle of the Atlantic; The Mind that Plans: Operations Control; The Crew that Strikes: Night Raid; The Attack on Nazi Industry; The Damage in Germany; One Thing is Certain. 2. Coastal Command: The Air Ministry's Account of the Part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas, 1939-1942 - 143 pp, 1943, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: "It's the 'Bismarck'!"; Plot of Operations; The Men and the Aircraft; Flying Start: September 1939; The Fight for Norway; Heinkel-haunted Skies: the Attack on the West; Seeking the Raider in his Lair; Ten Million Miles of Sea; Ocean Rendezvous; The Attack on the U-Boats; The Big Bad Wulf; Rescue Missions and Secret Missions; Blockade by Mine and Bomb; Torpedoes Running Strongly; Their Spirit is Serene. 3. Fleet Air Arm - 127 pp, 1943, b&w photographs (including aerial), maps - Contents: The Swordfish Strike in Bomba Bay; Afirfields Afloat: The Carriers; The Aircraft of the Fleet; When a Sailor Learns to Fly; "Those in Whose Work They Trust"; Frigates of the Air; Spotting for the Fleet; The Triumph at Taranto; Find, Fix and Strike; "We Will Go Up and Fight"; Roof Over the Convoy; Long Odds: From Dunkirk to Crete; Desert Squadrons; In Support of the Army: Norway to Madagascar; The Shape of Things to Come: North Africa; In the Great Company of the Navy. 4. Ark Royal - 63 pp, 1942, b&w photographs, map - Contents: "Where is the Ark Royal?"; The Building of the Ark; The Ark Goes to War; Ocean Search: The Hunt for the Graf Spee; Norway: At Grips with the Luftwaffe; "This Melancholy Action"; The Long Arm of Force H; "The Convoy Must Go Through"; The Hazard That Beat the Bismark; The Spirit of the Ark. 5. Atlantic Bridge - 75 pp, 1945, b&w photographs, map endpapers - Contents: Overture and Beginners; First to Go: The Hudsons; The Crossing of the Catalinas; The Ferry Service Grows; Over the Top of the World; A Search Party Went Out; The Spans of the Flying Bridge; "Round the Parish": a North Atlantic Tour; A Great Black Rock in the Arctic; Records of the Northern Route; Cargoes and Supercargoes; A Dispatch for Mr. Churchill; Three Thousand Miles to Africa; "Up the Line": Middle East Supply Routes. Interiors - clean and tight, ArkRoyal has small soft creasesa top/bottom corners of first twenty pages. Exteriors - Bomber Command: light lean to spine, light edge wear - a little more on spine, light curl to front corners which migrates into pages, wrinkling on spine. Coastal Command: ight lean to spine, light edge wear - a little more on spine, light small curl to front corners which migrates into adjacent pages, moderate wrinkling on spine and hinges, several small foxing marks on spine. Fleet Air Arm: very small cut at top of rear hinge - migrates into adjacent pages. Ark Royal: very light wear at top/bottom of spine. Atlantic Bridge: very light wear on spine, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1938-1939. POSTER BOOK.
New York Military Press 1987 0517641771 / 9780517641774 Soft Cover Very Good+ Pierluigi Pinto. 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Bloch MB-152; Potez 631; Morane-Saulnier M.S.406; Liore et Olivier LeO 451; Junkers Ju.87 B-2; Messerschmitt Bf.109 E; Heinkel He.111; PZL P-23; PZL P-37; Dornier Do.17; Fokker G.1; Rogozarsky IK-3; Fiat B.R.20; Fiat C.R.42; Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I; Vickers Wellington; Fairey Battle; Bristol Blenheim; Armstrong Whitworth Whitley; Curtiss P-36; Douglas TBD-1; Mitsubishi G3M. Interior - minor yellowing to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very slight yellowing to edges of covers and on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1941-1942. POSTER BOOK.
New York Military Press, New York, (1988). 1988 0517665778 / 9780517665770 Soft Cover Very Good Pierluigi Pinto. 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Lockheed P-38G; Douglas SBD; Douglas A-20; Consolidated B-24D; Petlyakov Pe-2; Yakovlev Yak-4; Mitsubishi G4M; Nakajima A6M2-N; Kawasaki Ki-48; Nakajima Ki-49; Nakajima Ki-43; De Havilland Mosquito; Avro Lancaster Mk.I; Hawker Typhoon; Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX; Dornier Do.217; Messerschmitt Bf.110 G; Junkers Ju.87 G; Heinkel He-177; Messerschmitt Bf.109 G; Commonwealth CA 13; Piaggio P.108. Interior - minor yellowing to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight yellowing to edges of covers and on spine, tiny corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. Illustrations by Pierluigi Pinto. COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II, 1942-1943. POSTER BOOK.
Military Press, New York, (1988). 
63 pp, folio (15 1/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with full and double page 3-view drawings, b&w photographs. Brief histories of each aircraft and technical details. This volume: Nakajima Ki-44; Kawasaki Ki-61; Kawanishi N1K; Martin B-26; Grumman TBF; North American P-51B; Martin Baltimore; Republic P-47; Yakovlev Yak-9; Tupolev Tu-2; IAR 80; Focke Wulf Fw.190 F; Heinkel He.219; Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII; Supermarine Seafire; Messerschmitt Me.410; Fairey Firefly; Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV; Junkers Ju.188; Reggiane Re.2002; Fiat G.55; Macchi MC 205; Reggiane RE.2005. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AIRCRAFT OF THE LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER ACES I., Barbas, Bernd.  Dust jacket art by Steve Ferguson.
5 Barbas, Bernd. Dust jacket art by Steve Ferguson. AIRCRAFT OF THE LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER ACES I.
Schiffer, Atglen, PA, 1995. 
263 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 088740751X B&w photographic endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, profiles. "Bernd Barbas' classic studies on the aircraft of the Luftwaffe fighter aces are pres ented now in expanded, revised and updated editions. Volume I covers: JG 1 Oesau; JG 2 Richthofen, JG 3 Udet, JG 4, JG 5 Eismeer, JG 6 Horst Wessel, JG 7 Nowotny, JG 11, JG 26 Schlageter, JG 27, JG 44, JG 51 Molders, and JG 52." Light wrinkl i n g a t top/bottom of spine, very small light bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front hinge and front flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 Bolitho, Hector. COMBAT REPORT: THE STORY OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
London B.T. Batsford 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
138 pp, 8 5/8" H. Blue cloth with white lettering on spine. Colour frontispiece (from a portrait by Eric Kennington), b&w photographs. A biography of John Leith, 43 Squadron, R.A.F., combining personal reminiscences of the author and diary/letter excerpts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear hinge area, a few tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, very small bump at top corner of pages 93 to 106, a few pages with a small soft crease at top corner 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
7 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a tiny corner crease on each flap, very minor wrinkling at top of spine 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SHARK SQUADRON:  THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975., Brown, Robin A.  Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke.
8 Brown, Robin A. Foreword by Squadron Leader Neville Duke. SHARK SQUADRON: THE HISTORY OF NO 112 SQUADRON R.F.C., R.A.F. 1917-1975.
England Crecy 1994 0947554335 / 9780947554330 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(A) magnificent tribute to the men and machines of 112 recording their history from the First World War to the mid-Seventies when the Squadron was disbanded. Included in the book are appendices that list the squadron's 'victory' claims, its aircrew losses in the air, known serial numbers and aircraft destroyed or damaged as a result of enemy action. The book is complemented by over 150 photographs most of which were taken from private albums and will, no doubt, provide an invaluable source for researcher, historian and enthusiast alike. The Squadron was probably the most publicised RAF unit of the war not only because of its distinctive 'sharks mouth' markings but also for its remarkable combat record." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 27.  1942-1943: UN HIVER DE FLAMMES (1) OBJECTIF KHARKOV!, Buffetaut, Yves.
9 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 27. 1942-1943: UN HIVER DE FLAMMES (1) OBJECTIF KHARKOV!
Paris Histoire & Collections 1997 Soft Cover Near Fine Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Morgan Gillard et Jean-Marie Mongin, cartographie et infographies. 
82 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft). Chapter headings: Le marchal Manstein pourra-t-il sauver le front?; L'armee rouge attaque a outrance; Staline pense liberer l'Ukraine; Manstein contre-attaque et gagne. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
10 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Deighton, Len.  Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor.
11 Deighton, Len. Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor. FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2000, reprint. 
261 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785812083 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans, cartoons, drawings. "Drawing on the mastery of technical detail he displayed so brilliantly in 'Bomber' (the s tory of an RAF bombing raid), (Deighton) gives us an altogether factual and comprehensive picture of the men, the machines, the strategies (and the blunders), and the events on both sides. He shows us the British squandering precious fighter pl a n e s in a futile effort to halt the German blitzkrieg in France, and the Germans refusing to believe in the effectiveness of British radar. He compares the fire power, combat tactics, and ground control, analyzing the performance of both the pl an es ( th e Messerschmitt broke up in mid-air more often than the Spitfire) and the pilots (men such as the fabled Douglas Bader, who flew better with two artificial legs than other men with two real ones; or 'Onkel Theo' Osterkamp, a WWI German a ce who be cam e an ace in WWII as well, until he was finally ordered off combat flying at the age of forty-eight). We see the British General Staff divided against itself (after the Battle, the man most responsible for the British victory - Sir Hu gh Dowd ing , C om mander in Chief, Fighter Command - was dismissed); the German High Command, unsure of its objectives; exaggerated British claims (and an almost fatal shortage of pilots); and German technical superiority that was continually und erc ut by Nazi in c ompetence." Small Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BOMBERS OF WORLD WAR II., Donald, David, ed.
12 Donald, David, ed. BOMBERS OF WORLD WAR II.
Brown Books, London, 1998. 
192 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884354 "(B)rings together 23 (bombers), from the German light bombers of the Blitzkrieg, such as the Junkers Ju 87 and Heinkel He111, to the heavy aircraft of the strategic bombing campaigns in Europe and the Far East, such as the Lancaster and the B29 Superfortress. Each aircraft is revealed in fascinating detail through its history and service record. Each entry includes lists of all the variants produced, plus an extensive tab l e t hat gives a complete breakdown of each aircraft's specifications, including performance, dimensions and weapons load. (C)ontains more than 130 b&w photographs and many genuine wartime colour photographs, plus more than 150 full-colour artwor ks s h ow ing each aircraft in its various forms and in the liveries of the different squadrons it was assigned to, the markings of the foreign air forces it served with and the colours of special models. Each aircraft is shown as a detailed cutaw ay wit h acc ompanying annotation that shows its layout and working parts." Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge - mainly at top of spine & flap-folds with one tiny tear, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
NATTER BACHEM Ba 349 AND OTHER GERMAN ROCKET FIGHTER PROJECTS., Dressel, Joachim.  Translated from the German by Curtis Bond.
13 Dressel, Joachim. Translated from the German by Curtis Bond. NATTER BACHEM Ba 349 AND OTHER GERMAN ROCKET FIGHTER PROJECTS.
Atglen, PA Schiffer 1994 0887406823 / 9780887406829 Soft Cover Very Good + 
48 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D), stapled in wraps. B&w and color photographs, b&w drawings. "(The Luftwaffe looked) into the possibility of producing inexpensive aircraft which, however, would have enough power to quickly engage the enemy formations. Consequently, the machines which were created were predominantly made of wood, a raw material not important to the war effort. Assembly and construction were kept as simple as possible. In this way these machines could be completed without affecting the already overloaded industry. The rocket motor was a natural choice for a power plant due to its high performance. The take-off and landing procedures were kept simple to avoid long training periods for pilots. Take-off was accomplished via a tow or the vertical take-off. Landing was made on skids or the fighter abandoned and the pilot and important components (e.g. motor, weapons systems) recovered by parachute. What follows is the history of t he development of these technically highly-interesting aircraft." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 79.  FEBRUARY 1988., Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Lionel Hill, Ian Gallacher, Bryan Philpott, Dave Becker, Bill Norman, Air Vice-Marshal Dwyer, Nigel Apperley, Robbie Shaw, Jeremy Collins, Mike Gradidge, Peter Gunti, Daniel Ford.)
14 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Lionel Hill, Ian Gallacher, Bryan Philpott, Dave Becker, Bill Norman, Air Vice-Marshal Dwyer, Nigel Apperley, Robbie Shaw, Jeremy Collins, Mike Gradidge, Peter Gunti, Daniel Ford.) FLYPAST. NO. 79. FEBRUARY 1988.
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1988. 
63 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Spirit of FlyPast (Photo competition); Early Days (DH Moth in 1920s & 1930s); G-MKIV - The Verdict (crash of Blenh eim); Urals Bomber (Junkers Ju 390); Triumph of Flight (competition); Just one of the Many (Liberator); Soaring Springboks (South Africa museum pieces); First ot Fall (Spitfire and Heinkel); Fairey Days at Hayes; Australian View; Antarctic A r c h a e o l o gy (Soviet polar base); Taiwan Transports (classic propliners at Taipei); News (Lighning); Preservation News (Spitfire, B-25, etc.); Preservation Project (Calaina in Alaska and a regal Rapide); American Classics (Rearwin); Registe r R ev ie w (T ri -P ac er ); Aviation Archaeology (wrecks on Arran); Museums of the World (Musee de l'Air, Le Bouget); Type Report (methanol Fury, Pilatus P.2), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor e dg e w ear , v er y l igh t w ear at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear cover and small liquid stain on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE HURRICANE STORY., Gallico, Paul.
15 Gallico, Paul. THE HURRICANE STORY.
London Michael Joseph. 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
144 pp, 7 1/2" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/propellers on spine, silver aircraft on front board. B&w photographs. "Paul Gallico has written the whole exciting and inspiring life story of the greatest British fighter plane, from the drawing board through the battles of World War II. It is a story of great daring, imagination, and unparalleled human courage - the biography of an aircraft which came to personify toughness and audacity." Minor browning to edges of text block, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, bump to fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wear and tiny tear (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and top of rear flap-fold - very light elsewhere, minor edge browning on flaps, soft crease on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993., Gething, Michael J.
16 Gething, Michael J. SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993.
Arms and Armour, London, 1993, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photographs. ISBN 0853689466 "(O)ffers snapshots of UK air defences at ten-yearly intervals, detailing how each (new) threat was perceived and what the response to it was, with a critique of that response and subsequent orders of battle to demonstrate how air defence evolved in real terms. In-depth reviews of the major examples over 75 years include the first German raids on Britain and the development of anti-aircraft arti llery; the appearance of German Heinkel and Dornier bombers in the 1930s and the design of the Hurricane and Spitfire to defeat this threat; and the defence against Soviet Cold War bombers in the form of the Hunter and Bloodhound. The result is a p rogressive history that concludes with the state of current defences and thoughts for the future: how will emerging challenges to the UK and NATO be met and countered? Illustrated with a wide range of photographs of the weapons systems deploy e d t hr ough three quarters of a century, this is an usual and perceptive new assessment, with particular value in this anniversary year for the RAF." Small thin scuff on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor wrinkli ng a t top of flap-folds and spine, very small closed perforation on front flap-fold - archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
17 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.
18 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
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
19 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint to top edge of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AUGSBURG EAGLE:  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY.  MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109., Green, William.
20 Green, William. AUGSBURG EAGLE: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY. MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109.
Bourne End Aston 1987 0946627177 / 9780946627172 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The full and comprehensive story of one of the world's most famous fighter aircraft. The account is complete, from design and development through action in the Spanish Civil War, the air battles for Poland and France, the Eastern Front and service in Switzerland, Czecho-slovakia and Israel to its eventual retirement in Spain in 1967. The authoritative text is complemented by 200 superb black and white photographs and drawings, four cutaway drawings and 24 pages of full colour drawings showing the Bf 109 in its many guises." Slight twist to spine, very small bump to one corner, tiny bump to another, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small edge tear with crease at fore-edge of rear free endpaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
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