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Tiger Moth - De Havilland's Legendary Trainer
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Airco - The Aircraft Manufacturing Company
Mick Davis.
In the years prior to WWI, George Holt Thomas was an active supporter of aviation development and a tireless promoter of its military potential. He employed a young and talented aircraft designer named Geoffrey de Havilland, and the aircraft they produced went on to make history. Here is the full story of Airco, the Aircraft Manufacturing Company, and of its superb range of products including the D.H.4 and D.H.9a designs. Fully illustrated with a fine selection of photographs, it should form an essential part of any World War One enthusiast's library. 192 pgs., 200 B&W photos, 81⁄2"x 11", hdbd.
 


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The De Havilland Aircraft Co. Images of Aviation
Allward & Taylor.
Beginning with a four person family enterprise begun to build a primitive "stick and string" airplane, the story unfolds rapidly. From the great D.H. fighters of WWI, to the D.H. speedsters of the Golden Age, to the D.H.98 Mosquito of WWII and the D.H.106 airliner that opened the age of jet travel, the De Havilland story told here is one of great engineering success. 128 pgs., 200 B&W photos, 61⁄2"x 91⁄4", sfbd.
         


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De Havilland Aircraft of WWI - Volume 1: D.H.1 - D.H.4
Colin Owers.
Volume I in this series (Volume II also available) contains groundbreaking information on the D.H.1 and D.H.1A, D.H.3, D.H.4 and the U.S. D.H.4 "Liberty Plane." Includes detailed drawings and lavish color art, including the first drawings of the D.H.3. 88 pgs., 9"x 12", sfbd. 
 


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De Havilland Aircraft of WWI Volume 2: D.H.5 - D.H.15
Colin Owers.
Continues the story begun in Volume I above with the complete story of the little-known D.H.6, plus much new information on the rest of the de Havilland aircraft line. All-new drawings and four-color art - including the first drawings of the D.H.11 - round out this definitive de Havilland text. 104 pgs., 9"x 12", sfbd.
         

$12.95
de Havilland D.H.9 in Action
Cooksley.
Nearly 400 D.H.9s had been constructed by the time the RAF was formed in 1918, and despite its underpowered engine, the D.H.9 saw a lot of action both as bomber and fighter. This excellent reference includes 3-view drawings, 10 color profiles and 90 photos. 49 pgs., 11"x 81⁄4", sfbd.
 


$17.95

Scale Aircraft Drawings Vol. 1 - 43 plan sets.
Each contains incredibly detailed scale 3- and multiple-view drawings of popular WWI aircraft. Albatros, Curtis, de Havilland, Spitfire and others from Model Airplane News Magazine. Great to look at, and perfect for model building. History, internal details and markings. 81⁄2"x 11", sfbd
         

Tiger Moth - De Havilland's Legendary Trainer

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Tiger Moth
De Havilland's Legendary Trainer
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Stuart McKay.
This book presents every aspect of the Tiger Moth: development, production, and exploits and usage in both military and civilian service. The narrative is immense - over 235,000 words - and the photographic content is lavish, taking in the heady, rich atmosphere of the 1930s, the wartime years, and the halcyon days of post-war operation. Includes details on over 1,000 surviving craft. 304 pgs. 350 B&W photos, 120 color photos, 81/4"x 11"
hdbd.
 
$19.95
Conventional Gear
Flying a Taildragger.

Robson.
Focusing on teaching pilots to overcome some of the difficulties of taildragger aircraft, this guide teaches critical skills for controlling the plane on takeoff, landing without bouncing the aircraft, and handling the craft on the ground. In addition to theory, dynamics and piloting techniques for tailwheel planes, information is supplied on many tailwheel aircraft such as the Cessna 185 Skywagon and the de Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth. 220 pgs., 71⁄4"x 9", sfbd.
         

$24.95
De Havilland Mosquito
Howe.
The history of the Mosquito from design through production. Initially rejected by the Air Ministry due to its unorthodox "all-wooden" design, wartime materials shortages meant that work on the Mosquito soon began in earnest. 176 pgs., B&W and color photos, 7"x 10", sfbd.
 
$34.95
De Havilland Mosquito
Aero Detail Vol. 23

A detailed photo essay on the de Havilland Mosquito, featuring six surviving examples from around the world. Includes 325 modern color photos of the restored planes and 25 period photos of the plane in action. You also get dozens of highly detailed technical drawings and color plates of markings and camouflage. This is the ultimate technical reference for the Mosquito. 140 pgs., 10"x 10", sfbd.
         

$14.95
de Havilland Mosquito
Combat Legend

Jackson.
One of the fastest and most elegant multi-purpose aircraft developed during WWII, the Mosquito was the most successful, combat-proven warplane made of wood. This book includes chronology, prototypes, operational history, variants, specifications, weapons, production figures, model kit information and more. Color illustrations show the different markings used in various theaters of operation. 96 pgs., 80 B&W photos, 22 color profiles, 3-views and more. 71⁄2"x 93⁄4", sfbd.
 
$29.95
De Havilland Mosquito
Classics WWII Aviation

Shacklady.
Designed without sponsorship from any governmental agency, the de Havilland Mosquito quickly established a reputation for excellent flying qualities, for the ability to destroy pinpoint targets, and for having the lowest loss rate of any Bomber Command aircraft. This history of "the wooden wonder" covers its wide range of roles through 180 B&W photos, 16 pages of color illustrations and more. 176 pages, 6 3⁄4"x 9 3⁄4", hardcover. 
         

$22.95
Mosquito Fighter/F-B Units - Combat Aircraft Vol. 9
Bowman.
The second volume in the trilogy of Combat Aircraft titles devoted to de Havilland's "wooden wonder", this book focuses on the Mosquito fighter/fighter-bomber variants, and their users. 96 pgs., 100 photos and 10 pages of color profiles. 71⁄4"x 93⁄4", sfbd. 
 
$34.95
Bushplanes
Szurovy.
This colorful book examines the duties bushplanes carry out around the world and the development of the greatest examples, including De Havilland Beavers and Otters, Piper Cubs, Stinson Reliants, Cessna Skywagons, and the granddaddy of them all: the Norseman Noorduyn. You'll also learn about the range of specialized landing gear used - from pontoons and hulls to skis and balloon tires - and read riveting tales of near misses from the daring men and women who fly bushplanes. 160 pages, 100 color and 100 B&W photos, 10"x 10", hardcover.
         


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Great Northern Bushplanes
Grant.
This book commemorates the bushplanes and their pilots who helped to open the northland through wilderness transportation. Each chapter takes readers into a different airplane’s high-flying history. Grant focuses on such pioneers as the Noorduyn Norseman, de Havilland’s Otter and Beaver and the Fairchild Husky. 208 pgs., 26 B&W and 27 color photos, 51⁄2"x 81⁄2", sfbd.
 
$44.95
The Beaver Bush Plane at Home in Ontario
Friesen & Friesen.
This full-color book features over 100 de Havilland Beavers along with a selection of Otters, Norsemen and FBA Founds. In addition to vivid images of the aircraft docked, taxiing, and in-flight, you'll get detailed captions that include aircraft features, operator/owner information, location and history as well as the developmental history of each aircraft type. 135 pgs., 202 color and 5 B&W photos, 111⁄4"x 83⁄4", hdbd.
         


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De Havilland Comet
Airliner Tech Vol. 7

Darling.
The graceful de Havilland Comet profiled here was the first aircraft to bring high speed, jet-powered flight to the world's airline marketplace. Unfortunately, it was also one of the first civilian aircraft to fail in flight from explosive disintegration. Here is the story of the plane, its civil failure, its redesign, and its service in the RAF as the "Nimrod" - one of the world's longest-lived and most highly regarded military patrol aircraft. 104 pgs., approx. 160 photos, line art and more. 81⁄2"x 11", sfbd.
 
$19.95
De Havilland Comet
Davies & Birtles.
This is the story of the first jet airlines - the aircraft that changed the world of commercial aviation. And even though it faltered on the way, its influence on airliner design development was incalculable. It is a tribute to the people who had the courage to cross the threshold of known aeronautical technology and launch a new aviation era, and to the airlines that showed their faith in the revolutionary shape in the sky. 64 pgs., 11" x 8 1⁄2", hdbd.
         

Tiger Moth - De Havilland's Legendary Trainer
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BOAC - An Illustrated History
Woodley.
From its birth in 1939 as the successor to the pre-war British Airways and the legendary Imperial Airways to its amalgamation with BEA to form the new British Airways, this is the story of the airline that "takes good care of you." It's a fascinating 35-year history that includes flying boats and converted bombers, de Havilland Comets and 707s… and ends just prior to delivery of the supersonic Concorde. 208 pages, 200 B&W and 28 color photographs, 63⁄4"x 10", softcover. 
 
$49.95
British Experimental Turbojet Aircraft
Jones.
Through the remarkable stories of pioneering post-war jets, this book conveys the triumphs and frustrations of experimentation at the cutting edge of aeronautical design. Featuring aircraft from Britain's finest manufacturers such as Gloster, de Havilland, Avro, Supermarine, Handley Page, Short and others, it's a heavily illustrated volume that also reviews cancelled projects. 208 pages, 247 color photographs, 130 color illustrations, 81⁄2"x 11", hardcover.
 
     
 
 
 

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