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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $29.50
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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of: An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the supersonic jets of today
              

            Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of: An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the supersonic jets of today (Hardback)

            By Crosby, Francis

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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            Explores the development and history and an A-Z of over 170 aircraft, with 600 photographs, in a new fully updated edition.

            ISBN 9780754834748
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Anness Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered
             

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history

            Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history (Hardback)

            By Pearson, Simon; Gorman, Ed

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            An original, 360-degree re-telling of the Battle of Britain through 18 of the iconic (and some less well-known) aircraft and the pilots who flew them - British, Polish, New Zealander, German, Danish.

            ISBN 9781529378061
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Unbroken

            Unbroken (Paperback)

            By Hillenbrand, Laura

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            From the author of the bestselling and much-loved 'Seabiscuit', an extraordinary true story of courage and survival.

            ISBN 9780007378036
            Released NZ 16 Jan 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Korean Kid: A Young Australian Pilot's Baptism of Fire in the Jet Fighter Age

            The Korean Kid: A Young Australian Pilot's Baptism of Fire in the Jet Fighter Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nicholls, Rochelle

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            A vicious civil conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula in 1950 and sucked 24 nations into a new round of fighting. The world's two atomic superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union - menaced each other across an arbitrary border as Korea became the proving ground for ...a new Cold War. The odds faced by Australia's young pilots were one in three, that they'd not come back. Or perhaps they'd just never be found, crash in flames into a foreign mountain and become nothing but names in a faraway cemetery. Most had no combat experience. Their planes were obsolete. Their orders were to dive upon a well-armed enemy with their bellies exposed, where one bullet to a fuel-tank meant an inescapable fireball. The Korean Kid is the story of Jim Kichenside and the Australian pilots who took to the skies in the 'forgotten war' on the Korean peninsula. Within a week of the North Korean invasion of the South on June 25, 1950, No.77 Fighter Squadron RAAF were in the air: the first United Nations air unit committed to the defence of the overrun South. Of the 340 Australians who perished in Korea, 41 were from 77 Squadron. In 1952, Jim Kichenside was the youngest pilot in 77 Squadron, at just 21 years of age. He entered the Korean theatre with just 8 hours of training on his Meteor jet. Dubbed 'The Korean Kid', Jim's is a story of youth and resilience, of luck and loss, of young men thrust into a war against impossible odds - the first war of the jet age.
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            ISBN 9781922387042
            Published NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War
             

            Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War (Hardback)

            By White, Rowland

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            From the mind of the engineering genius who designed the iconic Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest planes, the Harrier jump jet was to be a crucial element of the RAF's fleet for over four decades.

            ISBN 9781787631588
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Super Legends: F-117a Nighthawk: A Stealth Fighter Chronicle
             

            Super Legends: F-117a Nighthawk: A Stealth Fighter Chronicle (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cooper, Rich

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            A publication of world-class, unseen images from the final operations of the legendary F-117A Nighthawk 'stealth fighter'. Step onto the Holloman flight line; witness the 'Silver Stealth' celebrations; relive the last European deployment; witness the last Red Flag exercise and jo...in the last ever air-to-air photo sortie.
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            ISBN 9781950394012
            Released NZ 19 Jul 2020
            Publisher Harpia Publishing, LLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Super Legends
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            Halton Boys: True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be called 'Trenchard Brats'
             

            Halton Boys: True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be called 'Trenchard Brats' (Hardback)

            By Feast, Sean; Introduction by Larkin, Group Captain Min; Foreword by Trenchard DL, The Viscount

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the 'traditional' idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way.

            ISBN 9781911621942
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Grub Street
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Battle of Britain

            Battle of Britain (Hardback)

            By Cawthorne, Nigel

            • RRP: $34.99
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            The Battle of Britain presents in photographs the many aspects of the momentous campaign, from tactics, personalities, and aircraft to its effect on the lives of civilians. Lavishly illustrated, it is a tribute to a nation that pulled together in the face of overwhelming odds, an...d united, saved and guided the world.
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            ISBN 9781848375659
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2010
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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