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Brayne, Chris  The Yorkshire Bomber Story, York & Country Press, pp30.  In association with The Yorkshire Air Museum.  Pb.  VG.  Four staple marks in the top corner of the front cover.  A series of articles commemorating the achievements of the bomber crews who flew from Yorkshire airfields during the 1939-45 war.  3.95

Carty, Pat  Secret Squadrons of the Eighth, IA, 1990, pp112.  Inscription under the dust wrapper flap.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the special duties squadrons of the US 8th Force in World War 2.  4.95

Jerram, Mike  The World's Classic Aircraft: From canvas to Concorde and the view from the pilot's seat, Frederick Muller, 1981, pp188.  Large format Hb.  VG+/VG.  Half-inch internally repaired tear in the dw.  The author considers thirty of the greatest aircraft of all time. Well-illustrated throughout.  7.50

Kaplan, Philip  Fighter Pilot: A History and a Celebration, Aurum Press, 1999, pp256.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A celebration of fighter pilots of many nations, from the First World War aces in their fragile contrivances of fabric and wood to the men who fly the sleek, titanium-clad fighters of today.  Well-illustrated throughout.  3.95

London, Peter  Images of Aviation: In Cornish Skies, Tempus, 2000, pp128.  Card Covers.  Very Good+.  Charts the history of Cornish airfields from the pioneering days before the first war and contains over 200 photographs with detailed captions.  2.95

McKay, Stuart  de Havilland DH.60 Moth - 'The World's Most Successful Light Aeroplane', Midland, 2005, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  VG/Fine.  Top front corner of the covers slightly bumped.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the DH.60 Moth, and its achievements in the heady atmosphere of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s.  8.50

Mensforth, Eric  Family Engineers, Ward Lock, 1981, pp168.  Pb.  Some creasing on the corners of covers else VG.  This study, partly autobiographical, covers a century and a half of engineering, particularly at John Brown & Co. of Clydebank and also at Westland Aircraft.  2.95

Nahum, Andrew  The Rotary Aero Engine, HMSO, 1987, pp64.  Card Covers.  VG.  An illustrated history of the rotary engine which played a key role in early aviation history and in World War One.  4.95

Rapier, Brian J  White Rose Base, Air Museum York, 2nd edition 1980, pp84.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of military airfields in Yorkshire.  2.95

Reed, Arthur  Airline - The Inside Story of British Airways, BBC, 1990, pp160.  Hb.  Fine/Fine.  Deals with the merger of BOAC and BEA, privatisation, and the merger with British Caledonian.  3.95

Reed, Ian  Britain's First Air Show: Doncaster Racecourse 1909 2009, Yorkshire Air Museum, 2009, pp72.  Pb.  Fine.  A pictorial record of Britain's first aviation show at Doncaster in 1909.  2.95

Richardson, Doug  Northrop B-2 Bomber, Salamander, 1991, pp45.  Classic Warplanes Series. Glazed Boards.  Very Good.  An illustrated history.  1.95

Saab-Scania Story, Streiffet, 2nd printing 1980, pp169 with numerous colour and black & white illustrations.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A review of 50 years as an aircraft manufacturer and 100 years as a car manufacturer.  3.95

Sharpe, Michael  History of the Royal Air Force, Parragon, 2001, pp96.  Inscription.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  A well-illustrated account of 82 years of RAF history.  2.95

Stroud, John  Railway Air Services, IA, 1987, pp144.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated tribute to the major role played by the railways in the development of Britain's internal air services.  8.50

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