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RAF Cold War Jet Aircraft In Profile 2

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Chris Sandham-Bailey
Company: Mortons Books

Here’s a really neat book for modelers. Illustrated and written by renowned profile artist Chris Sandham-Baily, aka Sandworm,  RAF Cold War Jet Aircraft in Profile covers 14 different aircraft types designed and built by British companies and operated by the RAF between 1945 and 2010.

The book features over 300 different colour profiles of the following types: Gloster Meteor, de… more

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QANTAS and the Empire Flying Boat

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): David Crotty
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

Between 1938 and 1948, QANTAS Short Empire flying boats navigated a dramatic and dangerous period for commercial aviation. They flew the Singapore to Sydney section of the pre-war Imperial Airways UK to Australia air route, introducing a new level of luxury travel to the route. However, the outbreak of war cut short this brief glamorous time and brought the boats increasingly onto the front… more

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British Aviation: The First Half-Century

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): David Willis
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

The British aviation industry produced a stunning variety of types in the half-century until 1953, from the famous Supermarine Spitfire and Avro Lancaster to the esoteric Planet Satellite and Armstrong Whitworth Apollo (Kudos to those who didn’t have to look up those latter two!). This new book from Key Publishing uses photos from the famous Aeroplane magazine archive to illustrate this wide… more

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Villers-Bocage Through The Lens

Published: September 1, 2022
Book Author(s): Daniel Taylor
Company: Pen & Sword

Villers-Bocage in Normandy has, for years, been the battle that made the reputation of Nazi Germany’s tank ace, the SS hero, Michael Wittmann. In this book the battle is analyzed in depth for the first time through detailed examination of the images taken by war photographers after the town was captured by German forces.

The book is a straight reprint of an article in the British… more

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Tempest Wheels, Early and Late

Published: August 17, 2022
Company: Brengun

The new Airfix 1/72 Tempest V kit is very nice but, in some areas there’s a slight lack of detail and sharpness. These two new releases from Brengun/Hauler in the Czech Republic can fix one of those areas of weakness.

Cast in Brengun’s standard medium grey resin, there are two different items - what they term Early and Late Wheels. What this means is reality is that early Tempests had… more

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RAF Aircraft of the Cold War, 1970-90

Published: August 16, 2022
Book Author(s): Tony Paxton
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

Subtitled ‘Air-to-Air Images,’ this book by Key Publishing is a photographic collection of such images of the RAF during the Seventies and Eighties, a period marked by tensions between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in which the RAF was a major player in the defense of Western Europe through its forces in the UK and West Germany.

Author Tony Paxton was a frontline RAF fighter pilot and was… more

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RAF Aircraft of the Battle of Britain

Published: August 16, 2022
Book Author(s): Lee Chapman
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

The Battle of Britain was, it can be reasonably argued, the battle that saved Western Civilization over 80 years ago during World War II, and so is rightly lauded even at this time. There have been many books written about the battle, so what does this new book from Key Publishing bring to the table?

This small volume is, as stated on the cover blurb, a “photographic guide to the… more

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British Fighters of the 1970s and ‘80s

Published: August 16, 2022
Book Author(s): Chris Goss
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

The latest in Key Publishing’s ‘Historic Military Aircraft Series’, this slim volume looks at the McDonnel Douglas Phantom and English Electric Lightning in RAF service during the ‘70s and ‘80s when they were the mainstays of Britain’s air defence commitment.

As explained in the introduction, author Chris Goss inherited the photo collection of noted aviation author and artist David… more

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R35 & R40 Tanks

Published: July 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Alan Ranger
Company: MMP Books

The Renault R35 and R40 were French light infantry tanks developed in the mid-1930s and still in widespread service during the disastrous 1940 Western campaign. Lightly armed and armoured, these vehicles were no match for the PzIII and IV of the German Panzer armies.

In this book, author Ranger has compiled a surprising number of original photographs taken by German troops in the… more

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Land Rover Series One and Land Rover Series II/IIA

Published: July 9, 2022
Book Author(s): John Carroll
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

The Land Rover was developed in 1947 as a simple four-wheel drive farm vehicle and was created as a way for the British Rover car company to get back into the vehicle manufacturing business following World War II. It was a huge success, not only as an agricultural tool but as a military vehicle and went on to worldwide success as a top level on- and off-road vehicle. The vehicle evolved… more