Founded in 1939
by Hungarian Nicholas Kove, Airfix holds a unique appeal for
boys (and girls) of all ages and has been part of the fabric
of childhood for generations. Packed with photos of the kits
from the 1950s to the present,this Book is a nostalgic look
at one of the greatest brands ever. In addition to the
history behind the models it tells of the dramatic twists
and turns of the Airfix saga. In 2006 it looked as if the
great name might disappear forever when it languished in
receivership, only for the company to be rescued by Hornby.
If you were ever responsible for sending an Airfix
Messerschmit to a fiery doom from your bedroom window, this
book is for you!
Fine in d/w -
192pp, c200 colour & b/w illustrations
An updated account of the famous "V"
Bomber, the front line strike aircraft of the RAF from the
1950s until the 1980s. This is its story, with anecdotes and
recollections from those who tested, flew and supported it,
together with details of Vulcan operations. These include
nuclear strike readiness, participation in the 'Red Flag'
competitions in the U.S, and the incredible 'Black Buck'
missions during the 1982 Falklands War. The book includes
full technical data and operational details plus a facsimile
of the official RAF Aircrew Manual.
Fine in d/w -
Large format, 230pp, 120 photos,
The author tells the story of the air war in South-east
Asia from 1941 to 1945 with a summary of the main South East
Asia Command RAF units in World War II, plus details of the
build-up of RAF operations in SEAC.
New in card cover
- A4 format, 34pp, numerous illustrations
The Phantom was developed for the
US Navy as a long-range all-weather fighter and first flew
in May 1958. It became operational in 1961. The US Air Force
then realised that the Navy had an aircraft that was far
better than any tactical aircraft in their inventory and
ordered 543 F-4C variants. There then followed a spate of
orders from around the world. In Britain, it was ordered for
the Navy and Air Force, but was modified to take the
Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan. One of the Royal Navy's Phantoms
stole the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing, a record
that stood until taken by the remarkable Blackbird.
Another volume in Service
Publications series on Canadian Weapons of War. The small,
card covered volume describes development of the ill-fated
Bobcat Armored Personnel Carrier of the 1960s. After many
cost over-runs the project (which had originated in 1954)
was terminated in November, 1963 and US M113 APCs were
ordered in its place.
New in card cover - 24pp, 21 b/w
photos, 4-view plan