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Beaufort Mk. I

Published: January 14, 2023
Company: ICM

The Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber was developed for the RAF in 1938 using the experience gained from the Blenheim light bomber. Seeing service from 1940 with RAF Coastal Command, the type saw action across the World’s oceans, but most notably in the Channel and Mediterranean, as a torpedo bomber, conventional bomber and mine layer, until replaced in frontline service by the derivative… more

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Bases of Bomber Command Then and Now

Published: December 22, 2022
Book Author(s): Roger Freeman
Company: Pen & Sword

After the Battle were set up 50 years ago (in 1973) to publish magazines and books presenting the history of the world's conflicts through 'then and now' comparison photographs. Owner Winston Ramsey was a noted historian and his new approach to history presented a novel way at looking at the past. The magazine ran until 2020 when Mr. Ramsey retired and the company was bought by Pen and Sword… more

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DH.82A Tiger Moth with Bombs

Published: December 17, 2022
Company: ICM

Ukraine’s ICM has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and even now with Russia’s invasion threatening their country’s very existence, ICM are still able to produce and export fine model kits, such as this one. Their first boxing of this kit of the universally-known DH.82A Tiger Moth, released in 2021, features the standard RAF trainer version; this new boxing goes a slightly… more

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Images of War: The Malayan Emergency – The Crucial Years 1949-53

Published: December 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Mark Forsdike
Company: Pen & Sword

From 1948 through the 1950s British and Commonwealth forces fought a ruthless communist insurgency on the Malay peninsula. Thanks to sound generalship and the dedication and resilience of the officers and men, the security forces eventually broke the terrorists' resolve.

This book charts the service of one particular unit, the 1st Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment, throughout their tour… more

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Fairey Swordfish: Fleet Air Arm Legends #2

Published: December 10, 2022
Book Author(s): Matthew Willis
Company: Mortons Books

The Fairey Swordfish needs no introduction, it being one of those classics of aviation that find themselves famous for being available in the right place at the right time. This new book from Morton Books is the second in their Fleet Air Arm Legends series and is written by noted aviation historian Matthew Willis.

Author Willis weaves a tight story of the need and development of the… more

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Warpaint 133 C-47 Skytrain/Dakota in Worldwide Military Service

Published: October 29, 2022
Book Author(s): Adrian M. Balch
Company: Guideline Publications

Perhaps the most famous and most long-lived transport aeroplane in history, the DC-3 and its military versions including the C-47 Dakota are still in service around the World some 85 years after it’s first flight. There cannot have been many air forces around the world that have not operated the type and at one point or another still use them today.

It is only fitting that the almost… more

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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