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STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
21 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
22 Campbell, Jerry L. Illustrated by Don Greer. MESSERSCHMITT BF 110 ZERSTORER IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. 30.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton, Texas, 1977). 
50 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 11" D), soft cover (stapled). Profusely illustrated with vintage b&w photos, b&w diagrams, technical drawings, color profiles, insignia. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor e dgewear, a few small soft creases to covers. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
23 Carson, Don, Captain and Lou Drendel. F-106 DELTA DART IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. FIFTEEN.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, TX, 1974 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, two pages of color illustrations. Interior - small ink smudge at bottom inside edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small ink smudge on bottom of text block, minor edge wear, rubbing/soiling on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
24 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, one or two minor shallow dents on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
25 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
26 Coffey, Thomas M. DECISION OVER SCHWEINFURT: THE U.S. 8th AIR FORCE BATTLE FOR DAYLIGHT BOMBING.
David McKay, New York, 1977, book club edition. 
341 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, map. "(D)escribes moment by moment (the) August 17, 1943 raid as well as the second Schweinfurt mission, October 14, 1943 - the two most savage battles in the history of air warf are. It also describes day by day the lives and deaths of the men on both sides who faced each other not only in these but in other epic battles. Yet (this) is more than the story of the two famous Schweinfurt missions: it is also the story o f t h e development of the U.S. 8th Air Force in England, and the most crucial combat tests of the American daylight precision bombing strategy. Citing hundreds of previously unpublished documents, the book reveals for the first time the full s tr ug g le t o establish this daring American strategy against the conviction of many authoritative people that it would not work. These people included British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, all his air experts, and many generals and admiral s in the U .S. Ar my and Navy....American and British strategists were arguing this issue when, in February, 1942, Brig, Gen. Ira C. Eaker and his staff arrived in England to create the 8th Bomber Command. When Eaker launched the first great Sch we inf urt mis sion eig hte en months later, the matter was still undecided. Could the B-17s battle their way through the waves of Luftwaffe fighters and destroy the Schweinfurt factories? Or would the bombers be turned back, exposing the America n A ir F orce s st rateg y as a di smal failure? This was the issue that produced the crucial decision over Schweinfurt." Slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top edge of rear board and very small bump at t op ed ge of fron t boar d. D ust j acket has wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
27 Coffman, Bill; Barrett, Ted; Evans, Jonathan C.; Briggs, Richard; et al. SCALE F/X. FEBRUARY 1999, VOL. VI, NO. 3.
Toronto International Plastic Modellers Society - Toronto Chapter 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
20 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Articles: MPM's Grumman FF-1/G-23 Goblin; Azur's Maritimers: The Loire 130 and Latecoere 298; HMAS Darwin; Colourful Tucanos of Brazil's Esquadrilla da Fumaca; Making Tracks: Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper mit Panzerwerfer 42; Toko's 1/72 Nieuport II. Interior - very soft small and large corner creases at top of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft small and large corner creases at bottom corner of front cover, corner crease and light wrinkling at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, number written in ink in front cover picture margin. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
28 Connors, John F. Color by Don Greer. Illustrated by Perry Manley. SPAD FIGHTERS IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 93.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, TX, 1989. 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0897472179 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams, two pages of color profiles. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - m inor edge wear, very small edge tear on front cover - archivally taped, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AIR WARFARE.  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT., Cooksley, Peter G.
29 Cooksley, Peter G. AIR WARFARE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854092235 / 9781854092236 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
287 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "This compilation of facts, figures and accounts provides a comprehensive reference for students (of aviation) at all levels. They will find comments on the inventors and manufacturers, the planners and strategists, the daring test pilots and the combative fighter and bomber crews; they will be able to mark the impact of each avionic advance, trace how and why it came to be and the nature of its deployment; they will note the devotion of the leading nations to air power, as a means of securing the peace as well as winnng wars; they will be able to chart the epoch-making crews of von Richthofen's 'flying circus', of Britain's famous 'Few' in the Battle of Britain, of America's great aircraft manufacturing strength which enabled the Allies to carry the air war back to Germany, of hi-tech airborne weaponry which changed the face of war forever." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two remainder marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
30 Dallyn, Gordon M., editor. (Arthur Macdonald, H.M. Berney, Robert Bergeron, Kay Rex.) CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. JULY 1958. VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1. INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.
Ottawa Royal Canadian Geographical Society 1958 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
34 pp + XV pp (which include advertisements, many relating to Canadian aviation), 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small ink number notation on front cover., minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LIGHTNING: THE OPERATIONAL HISTORY., Darling, Kev.
31 Darling, Kev. LIGHTNING: THE OPERATIONAL HISTORY.
Airlife, (Shrewsbury, 1995). 
165 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, drawings. 'Part Two of the book shows that many of the species survive. Part One, on the other hand, is an attempt to look at the aircraft from a different angle, not so much the fighter pilot's glamorous view but the day-to-day operations, trials and tribulations and the joys and delights of a ground crew struggling to come to terms with an aircraft that was, in many ways, a quantum leap in technology. A delight to fly, a joy to watch and a menace to work on - these sentiments seem to sum up the Lightning." Contents: Introduction; The Thunder Begins; Cutting Metal; Inside the Lightning; From Hand to Jig: The Tall Tails; The Thunderous T-Birds; The Square Fins; Lightnings in the Sand; After the Thunder; Selected RSAF Lightning Histories; Royal Saudi Air Force Lightnings; Kuwait Air Force Lightnings; Lightnings Clinging on to Life - Just!; Appendices - Lightning Production and Contracts; P.1 and Lightning Production Airframe Totals; RAF Lightning Operators; Lightning Crashes and their Causes; Lightning Colour Schemes; Lightning Comparative Strengths. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has small areas of very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
EVERY IDLE DREAM., Darwin, Bernard.  Illustrated by Elinor Darwin.
32 Darwin, Bernard. Illustrated by Elinor Darwin. EVERY IDLE DREAM.
Collins, London, 1948, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Everyone who enjoys good prose or sport, and particularly both together, knows the name of Bernard Darwin whose chronicles of golf and Fourth Leaders in 'The Times' have for so many years been an almost indispensable part of life to many people. In this book Mr. Darwin tries his hand for the first time at the long essay, covering a diversity of topics in life and literature in the same easy, original way, seeing the m e a n ing behind familiar things and expressing them in his exquisitely right and simple style. The topics range from a collection of toy soldiers in childhood, through titanic matches in sport to the cosy contemplation of his sporting prints by hi s fi re side, and all alike evoke a rich and human world." Light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light foxing on rear cover and minor on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkl ing , a f ew small edge tears and one small chip, slight foxing/soiling on rear panel, browning on spine, slight soiling on front panel. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
P-38 LIGHTNING IN ACTION.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 109., Davis, Larry.
33 Davis, Larry. P-38 LIGHTNING IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 109.
Carrollton, Texas Squadron/Signal 1990 0897472551 / 9780897472555 Soft Cover Very Good Don Greer & Perry Manley, color profiles. Joe Sewell, b&w drawings. 
58 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) - stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 2 pages of color profiles. Contents: Introduction; YP-38; P-38-LO; Lightning I; P-38D; P-8E; P-38F; P-38G/H; P-3 8J; P-38L; P-38M Night Lightning; Photo Reconnaissance Lightnings; Droop Snoot. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
34 Davis, Larry. Illustrated by Don Greer. P-51 MUSTANG IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. 45.
Squadron/Signal, (Carrollton,Texas, 1981). 
58 pp, oblong 8vo, stapled in wraps. ISBN 0897471148 Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, technical drawings/profiles, color plates. Contents: Introduction; Mustang Development; P-51/Mustang I and IA; A-36; P-51 A/Mustang II; P-51 B/Mustang II I; P-51 B-C/Mustang III; P-51 D & K/Mustang IV; P-51 D/Mustang IV; P-51 H; P-82 Twin Mustang; F-82 F Twin Mustang. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - rubbinb and light soiling on rear cover, very minor ed g e w e a r. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
35 Decock, Jean-Pierre. MIRAGE. WARBIRDS ILLUSTRATED NO. 32.
Arms and Armour, (London, 1985). 
72 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "The Mirage represents the French aerospace industry's greatest success story...The photographs in this book concentrate on Mirage delta-winged fighters, although brief coverage of the other variants are included." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - sticker removal mark on front cover - removed laminate, light edge wear, front hinge crease, soft crease at bottom corner of rear cover with light migration into pages. VG- 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Deighton, Len.  Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor.
36 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
 
 
37 Delve, Ken, ed. FLYPAST. NO. 182. SEPTEMBER 1996. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1996. 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Editorial (Airshow tragedies); News (P-38 and Mosquito lost...Aussie Mossie...Bristol 170 crash....Navy Sea Hawk.... ); Chipmunks Galore; Flycatcher Finale (Fairey Flycatcher S1287 retires); Spanish Schnellbomber (Ju 88s with Spanish Air Force); Transair Pair (Transair Jet Provost Duo); Racing; Airshow; Strike on Koriyama ; We Hunt by Day and Night (Mete o r s a n d J a velins with 85 Sqn.); The SARO Story (Saunders-Roe); The Eagle of Wittering (Hawker Hurricane); Power House (Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wea r/ wr in k li ng , v er y light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
38 Delve, Ken, ed. FLYPAST. NO. 188. MARCH 1997. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1997. 
82 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: News; Tempest Trouble (RAF Tempest force-lands in Russian sector of occupied Berlin, 1947); The X Factor (X-planes, including review of surviving airframes); Flying the Hurricane (BBMF's Hawker Hurricane); Night Fighter Ace - Nat Addison; Evaluating the Enemy (testing captured Luftwaffe equipment); The Snaring of Dora Nordpol (Dornier Do 217); Restoration of a Do ve (Canadian de Havilland classic); British Airliners; Israeli Ace (Ran Ronen from Spitfires to F-15s), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning to edges of textblock, f a i n t s m a l l ghost sticker mark on front cover with slight glue residue. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
39 Delve, Ken. D-DAY: THE AIR BATTLE.
Ramsbury Crowood Press 2004 1861267045 / 9781861267047 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. "6 June 1944 saw the Allied invasion of occupied Europe - one of the riskiest military operations of World War Two. The part played by air power in the success of the operation was crucial. This was the greatest concentration of striking power ever seen: 12,000 combat aircraft. Fighter-bombers such as the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon bombed, strafed and rocketed tactical targets with great accuracy, while strategic bombers, escorted by hundreds of fighters, targeted bridges, marshalling yards, coastal guns and military stores. Other aircraft flew sophisticated decoy operations and hundreds of transports dropped paratroops or released gliders. In this, the only full-length book on the subject, Ken Delve examines the air campaign from the pre-invasion bombing strategy that prepared the battlefield to the massive air effort that accompanied the actual assault and the air umbrella during the vital weeks following the landings. Originally published in 1994, (it) has been substantially enlarged, re-illustrated and completely reset (providing) comprehensive coverage of this vital air campaign." Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II., Donald, David, editor.
40 Donald, David, editor. FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II.
London Brown 1998 1897884346 / 9781897884348 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12" H. "(C)ontains 24 of the most famous fighter aircraft to take part in World War II. This highly illustrated and comprehensive book includes the most important aircraft that fought on the Allied side, such as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Meteor and Thunderbolt, and the fighters that fought for the Axis, such as the Focke-Wulf 190, Messerschmitt 109 and Mitsubishi Ki-46. Each aircraft and its variants is examined in fascinating detail. (The book) contains more than 100 black and white photographs, dozens of genuine wartime colour photographs and more than 100 colour artworks. The authoritative text examines each aircraft's history of development and its service record. Complementing the text are charts that list details of all the variants produced, plus a full specifications table that provides information on powerplants, performance, weights, dimensions and weapons load. Each aircraft is shown in all its manifestations, including the liveries of its squadrons and any markings of foreign air forces. Each entry is accompanied by a fully annotated cutaway line artwork detailing the internal layout and working parts of each fighter." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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