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RECONNAISSANCE & BOMBER AIRCRAFT OF THE 1914-1918 WAR., Lamberton, W.M., compiler.  Edited by E.F. Cheesman.  Produced by D.A. Russell.
1 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
 
 
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.
2 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
 
 
PFALZ DIII.  WIND-SOCK DATAFILES 7., Rimell, R.L. and Groz, P.M.  Drawings by S.J. Simkin.
3 Rimell, R.L. and Groz, P.M. Drawings by S.J. Simkin. PFALZ DIII. WIND-SOCK DATAFILES 7.
Albatros, Berkhamsted, 1996, second edition. 
24 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0948414111 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings/plans, colour profiles. "The Pfalz fighters were very rugged and able to absorb a fair amount of combat damage due to their method of construction, although the advantages of the wooden semi-monocoque fuselage were offset by the weight penalties incurred which attenuated the machine's performance. Whilst exellent in a dive and providing the pilot with a stable gun platform, the Pfalz was rather slow to climb and lacked the manoevrability of most other contemporary fighters. (T)he publishers have endeavoured to provide as many 'fresh' illustrations of the subject aeroplane as possible and the contents of t h i s book are particularly rich in these although a small number of well-known portraits, showing more colourfully-marked examples, have been included for balance. Initiation with this 'Datafile' of extra pages to include contemporary sketches f ro m or iginal technical publications is intended to provide enthusiasts and modellers with the kind of detail not always evident from study of photographs alone nor practical to include on scale drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no prev io us ow ner ship marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FLYING THE OLD PLANES., Tallman, Frank.  Preface by Ernest K. Gann.  Introduction by Joe Brown.
4 Tallman, Frank. Preface by Ernest K. Gann. Introduction by Joe Brown. FLYING THE OLD PLANES.
Doubleday, Graden City, New York, 1973. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385091575 B&w and colour photographs. "Frank Tallman has flown them all - large and small, fragile and resilient, reliable and eccentric. And in this book, the 'King of the Stunt Pilots' takes you along, into the cockpit, on flights in twenty-five historic aircraft, from a 1909 Bleriot to the ubiquitous Flying Fortress of World War II, with a hot-air balloon and a Goodyear blimp thrown in for good measure. Using a skillful blend of prose and pictures, he demonstrates, for example, the unforgiving rudder of the Fokker Eindecker, the hazards of landing the narrow-gear Spad, the fantastic burst of power as the throttle is rammed home in the gull-winged Corsair, the speci a l c h a r m of the Maurice Farman - 'a gracious, tractable old crook'. Here, too, is the story of how Tallman rescued these grand old pioneers of flight for his collection of historic planes, the world's largest. Each detail was scrupulously s tu di e d, a nd a ll parts were checked for authenticity. His goal, in this book as well as in his collection, is to make the early days of manned flight not a group of hazy memories or dusty models in a museum, but a vivid experience of unique gra ce an d b eau ty. " Pre vious owner's name on front pastedown, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, old tape residue at corners of free endpapers, tiny dint at top edge of front board book light cracked at pages 176/177. Dust jacket has be en pric e-cl ippe d, has light browning at edges and on hinges, small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and hinges, minor soiling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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