May 2017 (28)

From Jet Provost to Strikemaster

ISBN: 9781910690352

Author: David Watkins    Publisher: Grub Street

This book covers the complete and long overdue history of the Hunting/BAC Jet Provost and Strikemaster, which for thirty-eight years trained generations of pilo...


This book covers the complete and long overdue history of the Hunting/BAC Jet Provost and Strikemaster, which for thirty-eight years trained generations of pilots and pioneered the RAF's all-through flying training programme. Originally designed and built in 1951 as a private venture by Percival Aircraft in Luton, the Jet Provost became the primary jet-powered training aircraft for the RAF following a series of experimental courses at RAF Hullavington in 1955. By 1957, there was a contract for the production order of 100 Jet Provost T Mk. 3s. The Jet Provost even had a display flying team between 1958 and 1976 but was eventually withdrawn from RAF service in July 1993.The development of the BAC 167 Strikemaster in the 1960s saw a light-attack aircraft designed for counter-insurgency operations and predominantly used by overseas air forces. Adopted by thirteen air forces, both types have seen an array of action - from the Dhofar War to operating as close support and counter-insurgency against well-armed, communist-back guerrillas.Despite some 723 Jet Provost and Strikemaster airframes produced between 1954 and 1983, these aircraft have been overlooked in contrast to other jet types in the same period until now. David Watkins has produced an extensive look at these aircraft after years of painstaking research assisted by veterans and historians. Having accessed the archives of the Warton Collection, he has amassed a range of rare photography to accompany the extraordinary history of these jets. Jet Provost and Strikemaster is a work of narrative and technical detail which will satisfy the most avid aviation fans.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 185 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Military
$65.00
Canberra Boys

ISBN: 9781910690338

Author: Andrew Brookes    Publisher: Grub Street

The English Electric Canberra first came into production in the late 1940s and has since played a hugely significant part in world events. In Canberra Boys, And...


The English Electric Canberra first came into production in the late 1940s and has since played a hugely significant part in world events. In Canberra Boys, Andrew Brookes takes us through its rich history with the help of those who operated this magnificent machine. Contributors include Roly 'Bee' Beamont, the English Electric test pilot who first flew the aircraft in 1949. As part of the expansion of the RAF's Bomber Command in the 1950s, RAF Binbrook was the first station to house four Canberra squadrons, starting with 101 Squadron in May 1951. Since then and throughout the 20th century, the Canberra operated across the globe in Europe, South America and South East Asia. It has served an array of air forces such as the USAF, Australian air force and the Indian air force - the third largest operator of the Canberra after the RAF and USAF.This led to the Canberra playing a crucial role as a photo-reconnaissance aircraft in phenomenal operations like the Suez Campaign, the nuclear tests of Operation Grapple and the Indonesian Confrontation.Other tales in the book include participation in the Sassoon Trophy competition, long-distance flights in Exercise Round Trip, and Operation Quick Flight. Concluding with the Canberra PR9's final RAF flight on 39 Squadron in July 2006, this book provides a detailed and fascinating history of an outstanding aircraft alongside illuminating anecdotes from the men who served with this aircraft. Vulcan To The Sky are restoring Canberra WK163 to flight in 2017/18.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Military
$55.00
Man Facts

ISBN: 9781849539852

Author: Dan Bridges    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It’s time to celebrate your inner geek with this treasure trove of lists and prime cuts of knowledge. Time to brush up on what you’d forgotten or misremembe...


It’s time to celebrate your inner geek with this treasure trove of lists and prime cuts of knowledge. Time to brush up on what you’d forgotten or misremembered, and discover what you never had a clue was true. Ranging across history, science and the natural world, taking in sport, film, food and much more, Man Facts gives you a wealth of up-to-date stats and eye-opening trivia that will make you a general-knowledge genius, or at least help you nail your next pub quiz. Dig in.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 135 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 07-02-2017


Tags: May 2017   Education   Humour & Gift
$27.99
You Know You’re Having a Midlife Crisis When...

ISBN: 9781786850195

Authors: Mike Haskins, Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Try not to Panic: it's only a midlife crisis. And besides, attempting to recapture your youth can be a lot of fun! Who said there's anything wrong with growing ...


Try not to Panic: it's only a midlife crisis. And besides, attempting to recapture your youth can be a lot of fun! Who said there's anything wrong with growing old disgracefully?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Humour & Gift
$19.99
You Know You're A Child of the 2000s When...

ISBN: 9781786850775

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Trucker caps, Crazy Frog, SM:TV Live and Sunny D – growing up in the 2000s was sweet. So why not take yourself back to a time when McFly were ruling the chart...


Trucker caps, Crazy Frog, SM:TV Live and Sunny D – growing up in the 2000s was sweet. So why not take yourself back to a time when McFly were ruling the charts and Snake 2 was the coolest thing in mobile gaming, to discover if you really are a true child of the 2000s.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 110 x 155 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Humour & Gift
$19.99
Sex: 369 Facts to Blow You Away

ISBN: 9781786850201

Author: Sadie Cayman    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Did you know... Most male giraffes are bisexual? Twelve percent of adults claim to have had sex at work? Half and hour of sexis said to burn between 85 and 200 ...


Did you know... Most male giraffes are bisexual? Twelve percent of adults claim to have had sex at work? Half and hour of sexis said to burn between 85 and 200 calories (the equivalent to 15 minutes on a treadmill? Amaze your friends, break the ice at parties and fill awkward silences at job interviews with this collection of weird and wonderful sex facts - everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you didn't) about sex.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Humour & Gift
$17.99
Rider Biomechanics

ISBN: 9781910016145

Author: Mary Wanless    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Through Rider Biomechanics, one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia — the fabric of the body tha...


Through Rider Biomechanics, one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia — the fabric of the body that links muscles into functional chains, rather like strings of sausages. Within both human and equine bodies these form 'lines of pull', affecting posture, movement, stability and mobility. Through clear 'how to' descriptions, coupled with copious illustrations, the reader learns how to rebalance the tension within and between one's own 'lines of pull'. The ultimate task is to use this developing awareness to rebalance the tension in the horse's 'line of pull', gaining much more influence over his carriage and movement. The secrets of talented riders are laid bare. KEY POINTS Explains how the body's connective tissue ultimately determines the balance of horse and rider Provides a map and techniques for rebalancing the 'lines of pull' creating better balance between horse and rider Illustrations and photographs throughout explain the 'lines of pull' and how to reorganise and influence one's horse


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 214 x 283 mm


Publication Date: 22-05-2017


$55.00
Wayside Medicine

ISBN: 9781910723357

Authors: Julie Bruton-Seal, Matthew Seal    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Wayside Medicine is packed with practical information on the use of over 50 native plants as sources of herbal medicine. The countryside abounds with cures whic...


Wayside Medicine is packed with practical information on the use of over 50 native plants as sources of herbal medicine. The countryside abounds with cures which really work and cost a fraction of over-the-counter commercial brands. Have the satisfaction of picking and making your own simple herbal medicine, which has worked for centuries. The authors of Wayside Medicine remind us of a cornucopia of nature’s healing plants which have somehow been forgotten. Here are clear instructions from a renowned professional herbalist on how to make your own remedies: teas, oils, tinctures, poultices and creams. Stunning colour pictures accompany all the plants, as well as a comprehensive index matching health problems to the right herbal cure.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


$45.00
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