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            Many a Close Run Thing
             

            Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Enright, Tom

            • RRP: $39.99
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            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775541431
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Air Ambulance Operations Manual: All models

            Air Ambulance Operations Manual: All models (Hardback)

            By Robinson, Claire

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $44.99
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            A unique insight into the air ambulance service, its crews and equipment.

            ISBN 9781785212062
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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            Many a Close Run Thing
               

            Many a Close Run Thing (EPUB ebook)

            By Enright, Tom

            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775491743
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            Language en
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            Valiant Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber

            Valiant Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blackman, Tony; Wright, Anthony

            • RRP: $35.00
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            Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain's first V bomber by aircrew and groun...d crew.
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            ISBN 9781911621249
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2019
            Publisher Grub Street
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            Series Jet Age
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            British Nuclear Weapons and the Test Ban 1954-1973: Britain, the United States, Weapons Policies and Nuclear Testing: Tensions and Contradictions

            British Nuclear Weapons and the Test Ban 1954-1973: Britain, the United States, Weapons Policies and Nuclear Testing: Tensions and Contradictions (Paperback)

            By Walker, John R.

            • RRP: $93.99
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            In 1962 Dean Acheson famously described Britain as having lost an Empire but not yet found a role. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the realms of nuclear weapons. An increasingly marginal world power, successive post-war British governments felt that an independent n...uclear deterrent was essential if the country was to remain at the top table of world diplomacy. Focusing on a key twenty-year period, this study explores Britain's role in efforts to bring about a nuclear test ban treaty between 1954 and 1973. Taking a broadly chronological approach, it examines the nature of defence planning, the scientific goals that nuclear tests were designed to secure, Anglo-American relationships, the efficacy of British diplomacy and its contribution to arms control and disarmament. A key theme of the study is to show how the UK managed to balance the conflicting pressures created by its determination to remain a credible nuclear power whilst wanting to pursue disarmament objectives, and how these pressures shifted over the period in question. Based on a wealth of primary sources this book opens up the largely ignored subject of the impact of arms control on the UK nuclear weapons programme. Its appraisal of the relationship between the requirements and developments of the UK nuclear weapons programme against international and domestic pressures for a test ban treaty will be of interest to anyone studying post-war British defence and foreign policy, history of science, arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation and international relations. It also provides important background information on current events involving nuclear proliferation and disarmament.
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            ISBN 9781138383975
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            School of Aces: The RAF Training School that Won the Battle of Britain
             

            School of Aces: The RAF Training School that Won the Battle of Britain (Hardback)

            By Goodrum, Alastair

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            This is the fascinating true story of RAF Sutton Bridge. Between 1926 and 1946, the base saw the development and implementation of a training system that turned inexperienced pilots into Top Guns. 525 graduates and staff fought with The Few to win the Battle of Britain.

            ISBN 9781445686172
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2019
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
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            NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17)

            NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual: 1969-1972 (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17) (Hardback)

            By Baker, David

            • RRP: $79.99
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            This book, extensively illustrated with technical drawings and photographs, tracks the story of each of the successful post-Apollo 11 Moon-landing missions, majoring on the hardware and instruments developed, in addition to the engineering modifications made to the Lunar Module a...nd the Apollo spacecraft for this greatly expanded scientific role.
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            ISBN 9781785212109
            Released NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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            A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

            A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts (Paperback)

            By Chaikin, Andrew

            • RRP: $32.00
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            Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon- a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the eerie blue light of earthshine, each crater rendered in ghostly detail.'The race to the moon was won spe...ctacularly by Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969. When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant step' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 250,000 miles away. A Man on the Moon is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme- from the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, through the euphoria of the first moonwalk, to the discoveries made by the first scientist in space aboard Apollo 17. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the astronauts and team, this is the story of the twentieth century's greatest human achievement, minute-by-minute, in the words of those who were there.
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            ISBN 9780241363157
            Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            RAF Bomber Command Operations during 1943: The Road to Berlin

            RAF Bomber Command Operations during 1943: The Road to Berlin (Hardback)

            By Worrall, Richard

            • RRP: $247.00
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            Looking at the key, but relatively neglected, campaign of 1943, this book offers a thorough and nuanced reassessment of the RAF bomber offensive at a time when the war in Europe still hung in the balance. Whilst the bombing campaign against German cities has long been one of the ...most controversial and hotly debated aspects of the Second World War, most of the attention has been directed towards the vast 'thousand bomber raids' of 1944-5, by which time it was clear that an Allied victory was inevitable. As such, the direction of earlier campaigns is often glossed over as a simple progression, attacking targets progressively deeper inside Germany. But, as this study reveals, in reality the path of Bomber Command's strategic operations was not so linear. Instead, the period from August to November 1943 shows clearly that ACM Sir Arthur Harris conducted an offensive against targets throughout central and southern Germany. In other words, he directed a fourth (or hidden ) air offensive which ranks alongside the Battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg and Berlin. Given the on-going moral, strategic and tactical debates regarding the Allied bombing campaign, this book offers an important new dimension to the argument. By focussing attention back on events of 1943, not only is a neglected campaign given proper consideration, but a fuller understanding of the entire air campaign of the war is possible.
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            ISBN 9781409425120
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Air Crashes and Miracle Landings Part 2: Large Print Edition
               

            Air Crashes and Miracle Landings Part 2: Large Print Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Bartlett, Christopher

            • RRP: $40.50
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            Describes and explains how and why the key aviation incidents happened--some 85 case in all. This large print edition is for the benefit of readers going right through the printed book studying the whys and hows in detail. A good present for those who remember the headlines at th...e time and always wondered what really happened. Part 1 has Chapters 1-7, and Part 2 has Chapters 8-18. Updates and the glossary (which we had to omit for lack of space) will be in Part 3.
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            ISBN 9780956072382
            Released NZ 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher OpenHatch Books
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