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            Topgun

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $18.00
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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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            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History
             

            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              16 Mar 21

            Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality. Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of fli...ght over the past century. With examples of the latest aircraft from around the world, The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through to the 21st century, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by DK's The Aircraft Book - a comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.
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            ISBN 9780241446355
            Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew
             

            The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew (Paperback)

            By Price, David

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 21

            The intimate telling of the life of an Avro Lancaster crew during World War Two, bringing together the story of this iconic RAF bomber and its service with the lives of those who flew her.

            ISBN 9781789542714
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            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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            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
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Great War to Great Escape: The Two Wars of Flight Lieutenant Bernard 'Pop' Green Mc
             

            Great War to Great Escape: The Two Wars of Flight Lieutenant Bernard 'Pop' Green Mc (Hardback)

            By Green, Laurence

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $69.99
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            Laurence Green has pieced together the story of his grandfather, Bernard Green, who survived both the First and Second World War. In WWI, he endured the trenches, suffering serious injury and earning the Military Cross. In WWII, he flew a Hampden bomber and managed to escape from... Stalag Luft III as part of the 'Great Escape' in March 1944.
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            ISBN 9780956269638
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2015
            Publisher South Pacific Books Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            12 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Dambusters
              

            The Dambusters (Paperback)

            By Sweetman, John; With Johnstone, Gary

            • RRP: $32.50
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            The paperback of the 2003 Sunday Times bestseller

            ISBN 9780349123233
            Released NZ 1 May 2013
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            Battle of Britain

            Battle of Britain (Hardback)

            By Cawthorne, Nigel

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.99
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            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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            Fighter Heroes of WWI: The Untold Story of the Brave and Daring Pioneer Airmen of the Great War
              

            Fighter Heroes of WWI: The Untold Story of the Brave and Daring Pioneer Airmen of the Great War (Paperback, edition)

            By Levine, Joshua

            • RRP: $24.99
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            The untold story of the first heroes of the air

            ISBN 9780007274949
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            U.S. Air Force
              

            U.S. Air Force (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Garstecki, Julia

            • RRP: $21.50
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            • Pub Date
              23 Feb 21

            Daring rescues. Big battles. Secret missions. U.S. military soldiers are trained and ready to take on any challenge. These fascinating titles provide readers with an insider look at each branch of the U.S. military, through dramatic photos and engrossing infographics, accompanied... by straightforward text.
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            ISBN 9781644663929
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2021
            Publisher Black Rabbit Books
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series U.S. Military Forces
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 23 Feb 2021
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            Bluecoats Vol. 9: El Padre
             

            Bluecoats Vol. 9: El Padre (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cauvin, Raoul; Illustrated by Lambil, Willy

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            Sent to scout the enemy, Blutch and Chesterfield are chased by a Confederate patrol and forced to cross the Rio Grande to safety. But that safety is relative: stuck between Apache bandits and Mexican outlaws, our two Bluecoats have no choice but to disguise themselves as civilian...s Blutch as a peasant, Chesterfield as a monk. But the nearby village is eagerly awaiting its new padre, and the villagers aren t fooled by the deception...
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            ISBN 9781849182867
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2016
            Publisher Cinebook Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Bluecoats
            Availability
            20 Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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