May 2017 (33)

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 The Jet Provost even had a display flying team between 1958 and 1976 but was eventually withdrawn from RAF service in July 1993.The development of the BAC 167 Strikemaster in the 1960s saw a light-attack aircraft designed for counter-insurgency operations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
For the Best Dad Ever

ISBN: 9781786850171

Author: Tim Fenton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

DIY experts, spider catchers, barbecue masters - these are just some of dad's many talents. And the perfect way to say thanks for everything he does is with thi...


DIY experts, spider catchers, barbecue masters - these are just some of dad's many talents. And the perfect way to say thanks for everything he does is with this imaginative gift book. Crammed with witty quotes, handy hacks, snack ideas and teasing puzzles, it will let your old man know, without a doubt, that he's the best dad ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 135 x 185 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Humour & Gift
$27.99
Always Look on the Bright Side

ISBN: 9781786850232

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This little book of sunshine is bursting with witty an optomistic quotes, perfect for those who always see life sunny side up, and for those who might need remi...


This little book of sunshine is bursting with witty an optomistic quotes, perfect for those who always see life sunny side up, and for those who might need reminding of the silver lining now and then.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Humour & Gift
$17.99
Don't Worry, Be Happy

ISBN: 9781786850256

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Life's too short to fret away your days - there's so much to celebrate, if only you take the time to notice it! Packed with upbeat sayings and carefree quotes, ...


Life's too short to fret away your days - there's so much to celebrate, if only you take the time to notice it! Packed with upbeat sayings and carefree quotes, this little book will help you de-stress and see the lighter, brighter side of each and every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Humour & Gift
$17.99
Shit Happens Get Over It

ISBN: 9781786850218

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Some days you're the bug. Some days you're the windshield' - Price Cobb So what if you've just wrapped your new car round a lamp post, emailed your personal sn...


'Some days you're the bug. Some days you're the windshield' - Price Cobb So what if you've just wrapped your new car round a lamp post, emailed your personal snaps to the entire company by mistake or delivered a eulogy with your fly undone: Shit happens - get over it! Here is a book packed with quotations to help you get a grip and see the funny side.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


$19.99
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
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