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JEAN BATTEN: THE GARBO OF THE SKIES., Mackersey, Ian.
161 Mackersey, Ian. JEAN BATTEN: THE GARBO OF THE SKIES.
London Macdonald. 1991 0356195732 / 9780356195735 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
465 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), B&w photographs, maps. "Jean Batten, whose sudden disappearance in Majorca in 1982 created a mystery for nearly five years, was one of the great aviation megastars of the 1930s. Her spectacular flights ranked with those of Britain's legendary Amy Johnson and America's Amelia Earhart. Yet, despite her brilliance as a pilot, she remained the least well-known of them all. For the dentist's daughter from New Zealand bu ilt an impregnable wall around her private life - which was dominated, though few ever knew it, by the shadowy Svengali figure of her mother. Drawing on secret memoirs found after (her) death and on hundreds of interviews with people who knew her, this first biography of Jean's sad and elusive life explodes the enduring myths of happiness and perfection that she created for herself. The real Jean Batten emerges as a fascinating woman, who combined bravery and ruthlessness with the stunning a nd seductive beauty she used so effectively to achieve her destiny. After her disappearance, the search for Jean during the mid-1980s went on fruitlessly for five years. But where the diplomatic initiatives of the New Zealand Government failed to find her, the determination of Ian Mackersey - and his wife Caroline - succeeded. In a major amateur detective operation they established at last in 1987 the truth about this remarkable woman's bizarre and lonely fate." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
1000 MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR., Manning, Gerry.
162 Manning, Gerry. 1000 MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR.
Shrewsbury Airlife 2001 1840371994 / 9781840371994 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(F)eatures 1,000 colour photographs of military aircraft of all types from around the world, with a mix of old and new. All the photographs are fully described with dates and aircraft types. The book will appeal to a wide range of aircraft enthusiasts internationally and also to aeroplane modellers. It contains a tremendous range of aircraft types that represent all countries through the years since colour photography has been available." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN WARPLANES OF WORLD WAR II.  COMBAT AIRCRAFT LIBRARY., Mason, Francis K.
163 Mason, Francis K. GERMAN WARPLANES OF WORLD WAR II. COMBAT AIRCRAFT LIBRARY.
New York Crescent Books 1983 0517405075 / 9780517405079 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
80 pp, 12 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, cutaways, profiles and diagrams. At the outbreak of World War II, "Germany had the finest (air power) in the world, deployed in optimum formations and available in vast quantities. The German aviation industry surpassed the world in ingenuity and in production technique. The products were classic: Stuka dive-bombers, Messerschmitt fighters, Junkers and Dornier bombers. There were excellent seaplanes, giant trans-ports, observation aircraft and trainers. They were to develop rocket power and jets, and at the time of their defeat they were on the brink of revolutionizing aircraft design. Indeed, many of the post-war jets of America and Russia owed their origins to German wartime designs. This volume surveys the vast armada of German warplanes of World War II and illustrates the major types in brilliant color drawings and photographs, with many technical descriptions and diagrams." Small bump at top of spine. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KINGSTON UPON THAMES:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY., McCormack, Anne.
164 McCormack, Anne. KINGSTON UPON THAMES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY.
Phillimore, Chichester, 1989. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 085033716X Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Kingston upon Thames is a Royal Borough, one of only four in England and Wales. Seven Anglo-Saxon Kings were crowned in the town, which has been an important market and trading centre for more than a thousand years. The Royal Borough was enlarged in 1965 by the inclusion of the two former Boroughs of Malden and Coombe, and S u r b i t o n . At the beginning of the 19th century, the built-up area around the Market Place supported the traditional trades for which Kingston was famous - malting, brewing, tanning, and tallow-chandlery - while mansions with extensive pleas ur e gr ou nd s an d farms surrounded the town. The coming of the railways in 1838 and the subsequent rush for development land produced a dramatic change. Large estates were sold and built over to form the pattern of streets and houses familiar t oda y. S urb ito n and M alden and Coombe became separate authorities and churches, chapels and schools were built to serve their expanding communities. The construction of the Kingston By-Pass in 1927 encouraged further growth and the developme nt o f t he a rea into a cen tre of light industry meant that firms like the Sopwith Aviation Company grew rapidly alongside more traditional businesses. The splendid illustrations in this book, many of which come from the local history collecti on in Kin gston Her itage Ce ntre, cov er that important 150-year period in the history of all three former Boroughs, as the ancient town amid open country was transformed into the contemporary scene. The book provides a fascinating and informa tive r ecord of da ily l ife si nce Victor ian t imes, in wartime and in peace, and of the evolution of the present environment. It will be particularly welcomed by those who still remember many of the scenes and events depicted so vividly in the photogr aphs a nd by a ll who are in tere sted in the p ast of the Kingston area." Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
P-39 AIRCOBRA IN ACTION.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO.43., McDowell, Ernie.  Illustrated by Don Greer.
165 McDowell, Ernie. Illustrated by Don Greer. P-39 AIRCOBRA IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO.43.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton,Texas, 1980). 
50 pp, oblong 8vo, stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, technical drawings/profiles, color plates. Contents: Introduction; XP-39; P-39 Development; YP-39 & P-39C (P-45); Airacobra I (P-400); Baptism by Fire; P-39D; Middle Production Airacobras (P-39F - P-39N); P-39Q; P-63 Kingcobra; Production Kingcobras (P-63A & P-63C); P-63 Development; P-63A; "Flying Pinballs"L-39; XFL-1 Airabonita. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small ghost sticker mark on front cover, small soft corner creases on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TIGER MOTH: A TRIBUTE., McKay, Stuart.
166 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
 
 
FINAL FLIGHTS:  DRAMATIC WARTIME INCIDENTS REVEALED BY AVIATION ARCHAEOLOGY., McLachlan, Ian.  Foreword by Len Deighton.
167 McLachlan, Ian. Foreword by Len Deighton. FINAL FLIGHTS: DRAMATIC WARTIME INCIDENTS REVEALED BY AVIATION ARCHAEOLOGY.
Patrick Stephens, n.p., 1989, 2nd printing. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1852601221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Within living memory men have flown and fought - and sometimes died - in the skies above Britain. They came from many nations - Britain, America, the British Commonwealth, occupied Europe - and their foes from Germany and its allies, equally determined and courageous. Sometimes when aircraft crashed or were shot down the remains would be quickly buried and forgott e n i n t h e turmoil of war. Decades later these wrecks can reveal their secrets to the expert investigator of wartime events, tactics and aerial battles and their excavation can serve as a tribute to the bravery and airmanship of the crews who f le w t he m . I an McLachlan's personal investigation of over 100 known crash sites has resulted in an outstanding collection of true stories behind some of the most fascinating wrecks. "Final Flights' makes gripping reading for young or old, en thu si ast or n on -ex per t alike." Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges o textblock. Dust jacket minor edge wrinkling, light browning on spine and at top edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
168 Mears, John Henry. RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.
New York Rae D. Henkle 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BOMBER COMMAND WAR DIARIES: AN OPERATIONAL REFERENCE BOOK, 1939-1945., Middlebrook, Martin and Everitt, Chris.
169 Middlebrook, Martin and Everitt, Chris. THE BOMBER COMMAND WAR DIARIES: AN OPERATIONAL REFERENCE BOOK, 1939-1945.
Harmondsworth Viking 1985 0670801372 / 9780670801374 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
804 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "Bomber Command's campaign started on the very first day of the Second World War and ended within a few hours of the final victory in Europe five and a half years later. It was an attempt to win a war in Europe by strategic bombing on such an enormous scale that historians are only now beginning to piece together the finer details of the individual raids. There have been many books about Bomber Command, but Martin Middlebrook, the aviation historian, and his research colleague Chris Everitt are the first to compile the full story of this fascinating campaign in reference form. They undertook the gargantuan task not only of documenting every Bomber Command operation but also of obtaining information from local archives in Germany, Italy and the occupied countries on the effects of the raids. Little of this material has been published previously, and never before have the two sides of Bomber Command's war been brought together in this way. (It) is sure to become the standard work of reference on this extraordinary campaign." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one pade with small wrinkle at bottom edge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AT WAR 1939-1945., Milberry, Larry and Halliday, Hugh A.
170 Milberry, Larry and Halliday, Hugh A. THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AT WAR 1939-1945.
CANAV, (Toronto, 1990), Ist edition. 
480 pp, 4to (12 1/4" h) , hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921022042 Pictorial endpapers, profusely illus in b&w with more than 1,500 photos. "...gives detailed coverage to the RCAF both at home and overseas in the Second World War. From an ill- prepared air force in 1939, to establishment of the formidable British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, to dogfights from London to Singapore, bombers over Berlin, sub-hunters over the North Atlantic and transports over Far Eastern jungles, t h e R C A F ' s wartime is all here. Tiny surface paper pull at bottom of inside front hinge, Light wear on bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling along top edge, minor rubbing to glossy su rf ac e s, t in y pe n mark on froe-edge of textblock. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
AVIATION IN CANADA., Milberry, Larry.
171 Milberry, Larry. AVIATION IN CANADA.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1979), 5th printing. 
272 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070827788 Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos. "...tells the story of Canadian aviation from the earliest experiments in flight to the present day. All th e major aspects of our flying heritage are dealt with in an informative and enjoyable manner, including the early history of flying, the growth of commercial aviation, military aviation and Canada's aviation industry. Among the feature storie s a r e the CF-100 and Avro Arrow, early flying expeditions to the north, and the massive airlift operations to the DEW line, Labrador and James Bay that are now among the most notable achievements in Canadian aviation. Less well known episodes, s u ch a s t he Froebe brothers 'early helicopter experiments and the Gregor biplane fighter developed just before the Second World War, are also dealt with..." Slight waviness to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light areas of light edg e w ri nkl ing , li ght rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIXTY YEARS:  THE RCAF AND CF AIR COMMAND, 1924-1984., Milberry, Larry.
172 Milberry, Larry. SIXTY YEARS: THE RCAF AND CF AIR COMMAND, 1924-1984.
Canav Books, (Toronto, 1984), Ist ed. 
480 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0969070349 A detailed story of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces Air Command. It's the story of the people and the planes from the early Avro 504 and Vedette to such acquisit ions as the Aurora maritime patrol aircraft and the CF18 fighter. Handsomely illus with b&w photos and a collection of over 90 specially commissioned color profiles of RCAF/CF aircraft. Extra postage required due to the weight of this boo k . L i g h t edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny closed tear at bottom of spine, book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light to moderate wrinkling at edges - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, small area of edge w ea r. V er y Go od /Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADAIR SABRE., Milberry, Larry.
173 Milberry, Larry. THE CANADAIR SABRE.
CANAV, Toronto, 1986. 
372 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0969070373 Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, technical drawings (some fold-out), colour photographs. "....tells the story of the 1815 Sab es built under licence by Canadair in Montreal. The story starts in the immediate post-war years, when plans were made to complete 100 aircraft. The program soon gained momentum, reaching a production rate of two a day. Both Canadiar Sab r e s a n d R CAF pilots served with the USAF in Korea. The RCAF's first Sabre squardrons were formed at St. Hubert, Uplands, North Bay and Bagotville, then moved to the U.K. at North Luffenham and finally to the Continent. Their story is enlive ne d wi t h de ta i ls from the squadron diaries and the memories of those who were there...." Slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock, light browning to edges of textblock, light wear to bottom edge of boards, wrinkling at bottom of spine, ghos t s ti cke r ma rk and a fe w very small areas of surface paper loss on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, small area of tiny dints/scuff on rear panel, minor rubbing, minor browning. Very Good/ Very Go od 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
174 Mondey, David. (Associate authors: John Cook, Michael J. Hooks, Chris Chant.) AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II.
London Chancellor 2000 185152706 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, 9 9/16" H. 84 diagrams, 170 color drawings, 117 photographs. "(P)rovides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-45. Some were pre-war aircraft that lasted only a short while into the conflict; others fought on throughout the war, undergoing great modification or even metamorphosis as a result; and finally there were aircraft developed in the course of hostilities that were just too late to play a significant part. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origins, history and variants, followed by a full technical specification. Additionally, each type is illustrated in color and with a three-view diagram, the more important types also receiving large-scale color treatment." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II., Mondey, David.  (Associate authors:  John Cook, Michael J. Hooks, Chris Chant.)
175 Mondey, David. (Associate authors: John Cook, Michael J. Hooks, Chris Chant.) AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II.
London Chancellor 2000 185152706 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, 9 9/16" H. 84 diagrams, 170 color drawings, 117 photographs. "(P)rovides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-45. Some were pre-war aircraft that lasted only a short while into the conflict; others fought on throughout the war, undergoing great modification or even metamorphosis as a result; and finally there were aircraft developed in the course of hostilities that were just too late to play a significant part. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origins, history and variants, followed by a full technical specification. Additionally, each type is illustrated in color and with a three-view diagram, the more important types also receiving large-scale color treatment." Book is Fine. Minor wrinkle at top edge of both flaps. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
THE CAHS JOURNAL.  VOL. 1, Nos. 1-4 1963 (REPRINT).  INCLUDES "THE CAHS - ITS EARLY HISTORY", BY W.J. WHEELER.), Morley, George, editor.
176 Morley, George, editor. THE CAHS JOURNAL. VOL. 1, Nos. 1-4 1963 (REPRINT). INCLUDES "THE CAHS - ITS EARLY HISTORY", BY W.J. WHEELER.)
Canadian Aviation Historical Society 1969 Facsimile Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
11" H Reprint, in one volume, of the first volume (four numbers) of the CAHS Journal of 1963, with the addition of "The CAHS - Its Early History' by W.J. Wheeler (1 page). B&w photographs, drawings. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wrinkling on front cover around staples, small faint soiling mark on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE SKY'S NO LIMIT., Munro, Raymond Z.
177 Munro, Raymond Z. THE SKY'S NO LIMIT.
Toronto Key Porter 1985 0919493696 / 9780919493698 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 
288 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Munro has had enough adventures and brushes with death to fill ten lifetimes - like the time a cannon shell exploded off the wing of his Spitfire over the English Channel; or the time he took on the Vancouver Police Department and exposed corruption in its ranks; or the time his hot air balloon crashed in gale force winds in the wintry Irish Sea; or the time he caroused with movie great Errol Flynn in Mexico. He draws vivid portraits of the many people and personalities he has known throughout his action-filled life, including Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, air ace Sir Douglas Bader and Eleanor Roosevelt." Very small bump to top corner of pages, bump to top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
178 Munson, Kenneth. BOMBERS: PATROL AND TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT.
Blandford Press, London, (1966), Ist ed. 
147 pp, small 8vo(7" H), hard cover in dust jacket. The Pocket Encyclopedia of World Aircraft in Color. The 80 bombers and other types illustrated are shown in their three major aspects: side elevation; plan view from above; and, plan view from be low - an so combine the maximum visual appeal with essential details of construction, national and squadron markings. The accompanying text describes each airplane's development and service career, and an appendix provides details of the v a r i o u s m i ssiles each carried. Small bump to top corners of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear. VG/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
179 Munson, Kenneth. FIGHTERS 1939-45: ATTACK AND TRAINING AIRCRAFT. THE POCKET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD AIRCRAFT IN COLOR SERIES.
New York Macmillan 1975 Second American Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good John W. Wood / Norman Dinnage / Frank Friend / Brian Hiley / William Hobson / Tony Mitchell / Jack Pelling. 
163 pp, 7 7/16" H. "From the P-38, the Me-109, the Spitfire and the Zero to the Corsair, the Hellcat and the Russian Yak, the principal fighter aircraft developed and flown from 1939 to 1945 are illustrated in full color and described in detail. Eighty of the fighter, attack, and training aircraft of World War II are shown in their major aspects - side elevation, plan view from above and plan view from below - in drawings that combine maximum visual appeal with essential details of construction. The accompanying captions specify important details such as the date of each plane's first appeareance, the pilots and campaigns with which it is most strongly identified, and its engine construction, wing span, length, height, take-off weight, maximum speed, operational ceiling, and endurance. The text, fully describing each fighter's development and service career, rounds out this unique pocket introduction to one of the most exciting periods in military aviation history." Two tiny glue residue marks on front pastedown, tiny faint mark on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling aling top edge. 
Price: 10.00 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.
180 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
 
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