1180 A-1 SKYRAIDER 10.00 BIRDSALL, STEVE. 1ST. ED. 1970. ARCO PUBLISHING, 63 PP. ISBN 0-668-02188-8 THE STORY OF THE PISTON ENGINE ATTACK PLANE NICKNAMED 'SPAD' THAT SAW EXTENSIVE SERVICE IN KOREA AND VIETNAM. CONSIDERED OUTMODED BY THE LATE 1960'S, IT PROVED ABLE TO CARRY A HUGE BOMB LOAD AND COULD ABSORB A GREAT DEAL OF PUNISHMENT AND KEEP FLYING. WITHOUT A SUITABLE REPLACEMENT, IT REMAINED IN SERVICE OPERATING FROM CARRIERS AND LAND BASES. PHOTOS THROUGHOUT. CARD COVERS. SPINE AND EDGES HAVE SMALL SCUFFS AND FRONT COVER HAS A BEND MARK. GOOD CONDITION.
1105 AERO NO. 24 B-52 BOEING STRATOFORTRESS 15.00 HOLDER, WILLIAM. 1ST. ED. 1975. 103 PP. ISBN 0-8168-0590-3 AN EXPANDED VERSION OF THE USUAL AERO MONOGRAPHS. THIS COVERS THE FULL DEVELOPMENT OF THE B-52 AND ITS VARIOUS ROLES THAT HAVE DEVELOPED SINCE IT FIRST FLEW. LOTS OF PHOTOS, MANY IN COLOUR, ILLUSTRATIONS AND A 3 VIEW DRAWING. CARD COVERS. VERY GOOD CONDITION.
1178 BELL V-22 OSPREY - TILT ROTOR TACTICAL TRANSPORT 20.00 NORTON, BILL. 1ST. ED. 2004. MIDLAND PUBLISHING, 127 PP. ISBN 1-85780-165-2 THIS BOOK WAS PUBLISHED JUST AS THE OSPREY WAS ENTERING SERVICE WITH THE U.S. MARINE CORPS. A CROSS BETWEEN A HELICOPTER AND AN AIRPLANE IT WAS DESIGNED TO OPERATE FROM AIRCRAFT CARRIERS SUPPORTING MARINE OPERATIONS. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY DELAYS DUE TO DESIGN CHANGES AND BUDGETARY ISSUES. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS BUT CONTINUES IN SERVICE AND IS FILLING THE ROLE IT WAS DESIGNED FOR. B/W AND COLOUR PHOTOS. ILLUSTRATIONS. CARD COVERS. NEAR MINT CONDITION.
1078 F-86 SABRE 15.00 CHILDERHOUSE, R.J. 1966. ARCO PUBLISHING, 63 PP. A 'FAMOUS AIRCRAFT SERIES' MONOGRAPH ON THE SABRE. A CLASSIC DESIGN AND ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS JET FIGHTERS OF ALL TIME. IT MADE A NAME FOR ITSELF IN KOREA AND SERVED IN THE DAY FIGHTER ROLE IN MANY COUNTRIES. MUCH OF THE BOOK COVERS CANADIAN PRODUCTION AND SERVICE AS WELL. B/W PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS AND FACSIMILE OF THE PILOT TRAINING MANUAL. CARD COVERS. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
1037 gloster meteor 20.00 shacklady, edward. 1963. doubleday & co., 178 pp. design began at the outbreak of WW 2 on a jet fighter and the resulting meteor was the only allied jet to enter service before the end of the war. the meteor continued to be produced post war and was modified in several variants to have a long career in the RAf and other nations. photos and illustrations. hardbound with d/j. d/j has minor loss top front. otherwise in excellent condition.
767 Mig 17 (fresco) in detail and scale 10.00 slatton, bill. second printing, 1979. detail and scale publishing, 29 pp. a fine reference for enthusiasts on the widely used mig 17 and is excellent for scale modellers. a brief history of this fighter is accompanied with photos, illustrations and technical data. card covers. excellent condition.
1111 grumman tiger f-11f-1 (naval fighters no. 1) 15.00 ginter, steve. 1968, no publisher listed. 30 pp. a monograpgh of the elegant looking tiger full of photos, diagrams and profiles of markings. designed as a lightweight fighter it was the smallest airframe that could be designed around the engine. consequently it couldn't be upgraded significantly and was only in service a few years. it was the aircraft used by the "blue Angels" demonsration team for a number of years. photos and illustrations. card covers. excellent condition.
1211 red arrows magazine 5.00 no author listed. 1st. ed. 1985. Europa House, 50 pp. An annual magazine published to promote the raf's "Red Arrows" aerobatic team. This is the 1985 version and has background stories on the team, the aircraft and formations flown, the schedule for the year, team members, etc. the snowbirds get a page as well. Photos and diagrams. card covers. slight scuff on spine, otherwise in very good condition.
711 Royal Air Force 10.00 Taylor, John W.R. 1961. Ian Allen, 64 pp. A booklet covering the majority of RAF and Army Air Corps aircraft, helicopters and trainers currently in service. One of a series. Each page has a photo of each aircraft with accompanied text and performance data. Card covers. Spine has small tear on the bottom. Very good condition.
768 Soviet Aircraft of Today 20.00 Scarlato, Nico. 1st. ed. 1979. Squadron / Signal Publications, 80 pp. ISBN 0-89747-067-2 An examination of the more important Soviet fighters, bombers and helicopters in service. A brief history of each type is included with colour and b/w photos, 3 view line drawings, profiles, cutaways and colour profiles. Card covers. Some rubbing on the edges, otherwise in very good condition.
777 Sixty Years – The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984 45.00 Milberry, Larry. 1st. ed. 1984. CANAV Books, 480 pp. The first book to fully document the formation and history of the RCAF. Initially operating with second hand or converted civilian aircraft it came into prominence in WW2 growing into the 4th largest Allied air force. Reduced to near extinction post war, it grew again with events in Korea and Europe playing a key role in NATO. A comprehensive book. Photos, illustrations and colour profiles. Signed by author. Hardbound with d/j. Spine of d/j and book have small rubs on the bottom. Very good condition.
1171 vulcan 15.00 chant, christopher. 1st. ed. 1984. haynes publishing ltd. 56 pp. isbn 0-85429-451-1 a concise history of the development and versions of the recognizable delta wing bomber. It's role as a nuclear bomber and later an aircraft carrying conventional bombs is covered. full of photos, many in colour, illustrations laminated card covers. very good condition.
208 War Planes 1945-1976 5.00 Gunston, Bill. et.al. 1975, Salamander Books, 64 pp. One in the series of ‘Illustrated War History’ publications. Covers the introduction and combat debut of jet fighters in some of the world’s significant conflicts where they made significant impact. Korea, the Cold War, Israel and the Middle East, India and Pakistan and Vietnam are all fully covered. Profusely illustrated throughout with b/w, colour photos and profiles. Card covers. Bottom 2cm. of spine damaged and peeled back (repaired). Otherwise a good copy.
116 WARPLANES OF THE WORLD 10.00 TAYLOR, J.W.R. 1ST. ED. 1966. ARCO PUBLISHING, 208 PP. A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE BOOK DESCRIBING THE SIGNIFICANT FIGHTERS, BOMBERS, TRANSPORTS AND HELICOPTERS IN SERVICE WITH THE WORLD’S AIR FORCES. STANDARD FORMAT OF A PHOTO OF EACH FRONT LINE AIRCRAFT, A B/W 3 VIEW DRAWING, PERFORMANCE DATA AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY. PHOTOS AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SECOND LINE AIRCRAFT INCLUDED. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED, B/W PHOTOS. HARDBOUND, NO D/J. VERY GOOD CONDITION.