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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

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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
              18 Aug 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 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Anness Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Lancaster: The Forging of a Very British Legend

            Lancaster: The Forging of a Very British Legend (Hardback)

            By Nichol, John

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            The story of the legendary Lancaster bomber and its brave pilots

            ISBN 9781471180460
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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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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            Tomcat Rio: A Topgun Instructor on the F-14 Tomcat and the Heroic Naval Aviators That Fly It

            Tomcat Rio: A Topgun Instructor on the F-14 Tomcat and the Heroic Naval Aviators That Fly It (Hardback)

            By Baranek, Dave

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            From Topgun to Squadron Command You're in the cockpit of the legendary F-14 Tomcat fighter, blazing along at twice the speed of sound seven miles above the ocean and the carrier that hurled you off its deck. You're practicing dogfighting with aggressors, guys on your side flying ...F-16s. You're patrolling the tense skies above Iraq, and
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            ISBN 9781510748224
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
             

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue
             

            The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue (Hardback)

            By Eden, Paul E.

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            An inspiring and fascinating illustrated celebration of the rich and glorious history of the RAF's Search and Rescue Force, with a foreword from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

            ISBN 9781472960900
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness
             

            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (Paperback)

            By McKay, Sinclair

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Sep 20

            In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic... mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail. Along the way we encounter, among many others across the city, a Jewish woman who thought the English bombs had been sent from heaven, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who wrote that the smouldering landscape was like walking on the surface of the moon, and 15-year-old Winfried Bielss, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection. He was not to know that there was not enough time. Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of contemporary life. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild. Writing with warmth and colour about morality in war, the instinct for survival, the gravity of mass destruction and the manipulation of memory, this is a master historian at work. 'Churchill said that if bombing cities was justified, it was always repugnant. Sinclair McKay has written a shrewd, humane and balanced account of this most controversial target of the Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign, the f
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            ISBN 9780241986011
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tank Warfare, 1939-1945
             

            Tank Warfare, 1939-1945 (Hardback)

            By Forty, Simon; Forty, Jonathan

            • RRP: $74.50
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            Highly illustrated history of armoured warfare during the Second World Wars. Features over 200 wartime photographs along with excerpts from technical assessments, tactical guides and after-action reports.

            ISBN 9781526767622
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Panther Tanks: Germany Army Panzer Brigades: Western and Eastern Fronts, 1944-1945
             

            Panther Tanks: Germany Army Panzer Brigades: Western and Eastern Fronts, 1944-1945 (Paperback)

            By Oliver, Dennis

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            Uses archive photos and extensively researched colour illustrations to examine the Panther battalions of the Panzer brigades. A key section of his book displays available model kits and aftermarket products.

            ISBN 9781526771599
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Tank Craft
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