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101 BOWER, B. M. FISCHER, Anton Otto (frontis.) Skyrider. in dj.
Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1918, 
BOWER, B. M. Skyrider . With frontispiece by Anton Otto Fischer. NY: Grosset and Dunlap, (1918). Pp. (i)-vi,1-317,[1],[12] of ads, frontis. 8vo, lightblue cloth with dark blue lettering and plane illustration to spine. A wes tern novel with an aviation tinge. Faint staining to rear board, else vg inlightly browned, spine-nicked, corner-trimmed dj. 20.00

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102 BOWERS, Peter M. Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1988, ISBN:0870211528 
BOWERS, Peter M. Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947. (Annapplis, MD) : Naval Institute Press, (1988). Second Printing. Pp (6),1-636,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “This important book is a complete history of the pioneer work of Glenn Curtiss and of the subsequent companies which bore his name. Glenn Curtiss was involved in some of the earliest practical flying experiments with gliders and powered aircraft. Before the First World War he had built the America flying-boat, which was sold to Britain and led to the Royal Naval Air Service's family of Felixstowe patrol flying-boats, the NC-4, which, in May 1919, made the first ever aerial crossing of the North Atlantic. Many thousands of First World War pilots learned to flyon the Curtiss JN Jenny, and this famous aircraft was to live on for many years mainly in the hands of the barnstormers – the men who toured the United States giving exhibitions and joyrides. [...] During the Second World War Curtiss aircraft were used by US, British, French and other services. There was a range of single-seat fighters including the P-36, Tomahawk and Kittyhawk; there were naval types such as the SBC and SB2C Helldivers, the Seagull, Seamew and Seahawk; there were large numbers of C-46 Commando transports, many of them still flying; and there were the little-known C-76 all-wood Caravan. All these aircraft and many others, including projects and prototypes, are described and illustrated with a large number of photographs and general-arrangement drawings.” - from the dj. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 60.00

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103 BOWERS, Ray L. KASLER, James H.) Air University Review 26:01, Nov.-Dec. 1974) USAF Airlift and the Airmobility Idea of Vietnam
United States Air Force, 1974, 
BOWERS, Col. Ray L., USAF. USAF Airlift and the Airmobility Idea of Vietnam. An article which was published in the Air University Review Vol. 26, No. 1, Nov.-Dec., 1974, pp. 2-18. (Washington): United States Air Force, 1974. Pp. 95. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, green illustrated card covers. Also includes Col. James H. Kasler, USAF's "The Hanoi POL Strike", (pp. 19-28). Vg. for the issue 10.00

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104 BOWERS, Ron. Seeing Life from a New Angle. By 575237 Bowers R.C.
Courtney Books, Honiton, Devon, 1991, ISBN:0951236318 
BOWERS, Ron. Seeing Life from a New Angle. By 575237 Bowers R.C. (Honiton, Devon) : Courtney Books, (1991). Pp [i]-xiv,1-202. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated card covers. “A highly intriguing, dry humoured, interesting and welltold story of thirty eight years work and play in the Royal Air Force, bet ween early 1939 and 1977, of a by no means usual career taking the author from Aircraft Apprentice to Wing Commander Engineer.” - from the back cover.Very good. With sticker signed by the author and photograph of the author laid in. 22.00

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105 BOWYER, Chaz Hurricane at War. 2nd UK in dj
Ian Allan Ltd, London, 1976, 
BOWYER, Chaz. Hurricane at War. London : Ian Allan Ltd, (1976). Second UK Printing. Pp 160. Illustrated. 4to, brown cloth. A profusely illustrated history of the RAF's Hawker Hurricane aircraft at war. Vg in price-clipped dj. 40.00

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106 Boy's Own Annual. HARDING, Robert, ed. DUNBAR, George. Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1936-1937.
Boy's Own Paper Office, London, 1937, 
(Boy's Own Annual). The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1934-1935. Edited by Robert Harding. London : The Boy's Own Paper Office, n.d. [1937]. Pp. [i]-iv,1-576,+ frontispiece + 3 black-and-white aviation plates. Index. Large thick 8vo, illustrated green cloth with a cricket scene to the front board andthe spine, black and cream lettering to frnot board and spine. Of nautical interest: "True Pirate Tales: The Sack of Panama" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 33 -34); "The 'Rogue' Run: A Story of a Temperamental Torpedo" ("Sea-Wrack", pp. 155-159, a short story); "Where Time Stands Still: Pitcairn Island" (Edward Vernon Clayton, pp. 196, 1 photo); "Secrets from the Deep: Dr. William Beebe's Weird and Amazing Discoveries in the Depths of the Ocean" (T.C. Bridges, pp. 200-202); "On the Road to Snizort Family and the Mermaid with theDetachable Tail" ("Bywayman", pp. 212-214, a short story); "A Model Submar ine" ("Adsum, p. 214); "The Loss of the Birkenhead" (Captain S.J. Parker, pp. 225-226); "The Deep-Sea Menace: How the Naval Mine is Constructed, Laid,and Swept Up" (Commander H.R. Gordon Cumming", pp. 232-234, 1 photo and 2 diagrams); "True Pirate Tales: The Rescue of Robinson Crusoe" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 238-239, on William Dampier); "The Haunted Reef: A Gripping Yarn of the South Seas" (E. Collins, pp. 244-247, a short story); "True Pirate Tales: The Capture of the Great Mogul's Treasure Ship" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 248-249, on John Avery); "The Truth About Rowing nia Boat Race" (Hylton Cleaver, pp. 253-254, 1 photo); "Little Ships That Do Great Work" (John C. Campbell, pp. 264-266, 2 photos of the tug Seaman and barque Olivebank, and tug Norman and M.V. Port Hobart); "Britain's Oldest Ship Sinks" (p 287, on the ketch Ceres); "The S.S. Scouter: Sea Scouts' Novel Training Centre" (Frank Illingworth, p. 294, 1 photo); "Scourge of the Seas: A Tale of the Naval Secret Service" (a two-part serial by "Sea-Wrack"); "Land of the Blizzard: The Empire's New Possession: Australian Antarctic Territory" (T.C. Bridges,pp. 330-332, 3 whaling photos); "Early Explorers of the Pacific" (James Bo swell, p. 335); "Model Yachting Terms" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 399); "Build the 'B.O.P.' Land Yacht!" (Frank Illingworth, pp. 425-426); "Can You Row a BoatWell?: Some Points About Rowing" (E. Wrightson, pp. 468-469, with five dia grams); "Magnetic Ship Control" (John Silvester, p. 478, with two modellingdiagrams); "How to Make a Surf-rider" (p. 499, with four diagrams); "Ness by Ness: A Coastwise Cruise from Southend to Southwold in a Canvas Canoe" (Geoffrey Prout, pp. 518-520, with 8 photos and a map). Of Canadian interest: 3 L.C. Douthwaite "Larry Vincent, RCMP" stories; "Buffalo Trails" (Bud Cotton, pp. 470-472, about following a buffalo herd near Wainwright, Alberta); "Canada's Red Indians" (Philip H. Godsell, pp. 536-538). Other interesting pieces: "The History of Fireworks in England" (A. St. H. Brock, pp. 80-81); "A Footplate Trip with the 'Breakfast Flyer'" (H. Underwood, pp. 91-92, rail travel); "New Types of Aeroplanes" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 93-95, with photos of the Hawker Huricane, Fairey Battle Bomber, and Vickers Supermarine Stranraer Flying-boat); "Croydon Ho!: Flying Home from Australia for Christmas" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 132-134, with five photos and a map of the air route); "Khartoum: Garden City of Africa" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 189-191, 5 photos); "Off the Map" (Surgeon-Commander G. Murray Levick, R.N., pp. 193-194, about a Public Schools Exploring Society trip to the Lapland); "The Sport of Falconry: How Hawks are Traind to Kill Fur and Feather" (EricHardy, p. 309, 1 photo); "The King as an Airman" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 354-355, 2 photos of the future King George VI piloting a De Havilland and a 504K Avro); "Singapore: The Wonder City of the East" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 377-379); "Behind the Scenes at Le Mans" (Charles Metchin, pp. 385-389); "The Empire Flying Boats" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 433-435, 3 photos and 1 diagram); "London to New York in A.D. 2000: A Transatlantic Crossing Ten Miles Above the Earth!" (described by An Aircraft Engineer, pp. 447-448; right on as far as the six-hour New York-London jaunt; a little off on the "for a penny a mile!" prediction); "The Tailor Who Explored: The true story of how Kinthup, a Buddhist, playing a lone han on behalf of the Indian Survey, solved the mystery of Tibet's two great rivers, the Tsang-po and the Brahmaputra" (Sir George Dunbar, pp. 492-494); "Sea Cave Exploring During Your Holidays" (Sydney Moorhouse, pp. 525-526); "Race Swimming: How to Improve Speed and Win Races" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 527); "Giant American Locomotives" (H. Coble and A.R. Payne, pp. 555-556); "A First Solo Flight" (W.R.A. Walters). Boards lightly soiled, front inner hinge cracked, else very good. 50.00

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107 Boy's Own Paper December 1939 Boy's Own Two Seater Canoe
Boy's Own Paper, 1939, 
"Boy's Own Two Seater Canoe". With plans on how to construct one of these small sailboats. An article in Boy's Own Paper, May, 1939, pp. 397-399. Redhill, Surrey: [Boy's Own Paper], 1939. Pp. [68], various paginations throughout. Illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, stapled illustrated paper covers. Colour illustration to the front cover is an artist's conception of a hot-air balloon flying many miles above the earth, with England and Europe in the foreground. Complete with numerous advertisements relating to the war effort in Britain. Some articles of further interest include: Robert Polendine's "Into the Black: The Riddle of the Stratosphere"; E.L. Robert's "Believe it or Not! : A Collection of Cricket Curiosities"; Eric Sargent's "Gliding - The Cheapest Way to Fly"; Chapters IV-VI of C.W.C. Drury's serialized story "The Agents of the Coast"; H.J.C. Harper's "Composite Aircraft : History and Development". Small brown mark at the gutters of pp. 410-421, light wear to spine, else vg. for the issue 40.00

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108 BOYD, Winnett Rebel Engineer : The Life and Work of Winnett Boyd
Winnett Boyd, Bobcaygeon, Ontario, 1998, ISBN:0968429602 
BOYD, Winnett. Rebel Engineer : The Life and Work of Winnett Boyd. (Bobcaygeon, Ontario : Winnett Boyd, October 1998). Pp (10),i-vii,18-467,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Contents : 1. The Formative Years. 2. Higher Education. 3. Jet Engines. 4. Nuclear Engineering. 5. Recreation. 6. The ADL Years. 7. Retirement. 8. What Happened to Me at AVRO. 9. The Years of Confusion, Success and Failure. 10. AVRO's Disastrous Acquisitions. 11. What Could Have Been. 12. Putting the Record Straight. 13. More On Retirement. 14. Creating Gas Turbine Aero Engines. 15. A Chronological History of the Jet Engine in the U.K., German, the U.S.A. and Canada to the endof 1950. 16. Some Suggestions for an Economic Strategy for Canada. 17. Som e Thoughts on our Criminal Justice System. 18. Controlling Cancer. Epilogue: A Look Backward. Appendices. Very good. 40.00

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Trenchard. UK in dj , BOYLE, Andrew TRENCHARD, Lord
109 BOYLE, Andrew TRENCHARD, Lord Trenchard. UK in dj
BOYLE, Andrew. Trenchard. L.: Collins, 1962. Pp 768. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, red cloth. Name, Dewey decimal system numbers penned to title page, rear hinge cracked, covers a bit warped, else vg in dj. 50.00

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110 BOYLE, Andrew TRENCHARD, Lord Trenchard. UK no dj
BOYLE, Andrew. Trenchard. L.: Collins, 1962. Pp 768. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, red cloth. Vg-fine. 40.00

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111 BRACKLEY, Frida H. (comp.) MOUNTEVANS, Admiral the Lord Brackles : Memoirs of a Pioneer in Civil Aviation. First Edition
W. & J. Mackay & Co., Chaham U.K., 1952, 
BRACKLEY, Frida H. (comp.). Brackles : Memoirs of a Pioneer in Civil Aviation. With a Foreword by Admiral the Lord Mountevans. (Chatham, U.K. : W. & J. Mackay & Co., November 1952). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-695,(1),frontispiece portrait + 44 pp plates. Text and Endpaper Maps. 8vo, blue cl oth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Some local content : Part Three - Chapter One : The Atlantic Flight and Newfoundland to New York and Chicago (pp 37-40); Chapter Two : The Pilot's Log (pp 40-43) - uncrating and erecting the airplane at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland (with photo). Part Three - Chapter Three : The Atlantic at Parrsboro [Nova Scotia] (pp 43-50, with3 photos). General Contents : Part I. Early Days. Part II. R.N.A.S. and R. A.F. Part III. Canada and the U.S.A. Part IV. The Cape Flight. Part V. Jaapan. Part VI. Imperial Airways. Part VII. Survey Flights. Part VIII. Coastaland Transport Commands. Part IX. Post-War Civil Aviation. Part X. B.S.S.A. Epilogue. Spine sunned, corners bumped, penned gift inscription, some penc il marks, else very goood. 40.00

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In Them Days : A Scrapbook of Friends and Happenings and An Alternative Enterprise. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author, BRAMLEY, J. D.
112 BRAMLEY, J. D. In Them Days : A Scrapbook of Friends and Happenings and An Alternative Enterprise. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
Leedfs, Yorkshire, 2003, ISBN:0854622502 2003 0854622502 
BRAMLEY, J. D. In Them Days : A Scrapbook of Friends and Happenings and An Alternative Enterprise. (Yorkshire : Leeds, 2003. First Edition. Pp (3),iv-viii,1-299. 4to, green imitation leather, souine and front board lettered in gilt.
"Sherburn farmer, Don Bramley, has dug into his many archives, tapes, jottings and photngraphs. and has produced an enthralling book straight from many horses' mouths (so to speak). Sherburn. South Milford. Fairburn and Monk Fryston and tneir citizens are particularly well covered.

There is an early crystal-set making wheelwright and undertaker, Lord King's ex-mining mechanic, a bookie's runner, wheel-tapper, perfect village headmaster, cricket secretary of seventy years, a blind gentleman's gentleman, a Monk Fryston blacksmith from Devon and more! All tell their stories in their own way.

Long gone shops and farms are listed as well as the Good Old Days of farming, steam ploughing and threshing, the last catle at Home Farm and the sad demise of Church Fenton YFC 1993. Favourite writers J. L. Carr and A. G. Street get a chapter. Don's father's cycling adventures to Aberdeen, Brighton and Switzerland go back to pre keep fit and 3R days. Other sports include rugby, cricket, badminton and ploughing with an experience in a crowd of 104,000 at Odsal in 1954.

There is more of World War II including an AeroClub trip to the Lincs. Aviation Centre, looking ex-prisoners up in Germa ny and sixteen pages of an ex-Fairburner's last op. in 1944, and subsequent adventures. Less pages but a longer journey to work on the Burma railway will keep Harry Rawting's memories deservedly alive.

Back to happier times is the Story of the Load of Hay from the Halls at Towton to Middleham, whichDon has offered to Sir Alan Ayckbourn - but no reply as yet. His version of Julie Christie playing the ladv of Monk Fryston Hall at the turn of the century would compete with the Calendar Girls to a perfect setting.

All told there are 208 pages of A4 in hard back including 114 black and white and 96 colour photographs. Twelve poems add to the enjoyment as well as numerous original sayings and quotations." (from the dj).

Contents :
1. Reminscences from the Mitford Messenger.
2. Jim Bramley's Cycling Adventures.
3. Dick Pearson's Stories.
4. Sherburn People and Memories.
5. South Mitford.
6. Monk Fryston.
7. Fairburn.
8. The War.
9. Spoort.
10. Writers.
11. Miscellaneous.


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113 BRIDGMAN, Leonard (ed.) Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1945/6. A Reprint of the 1945/6 Edition of All the World's Aircraft. Founded by Fred T. Jane.
Arco Publishing Company, New York , 1970, 
BRIDGMAN, Leonard (ed.). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1945/6. A Reprint of the 1945/6 Edition of All the World's Aircraft. Founded by Fred T. Jane.New York : Arco Publishing Company, Inc., (1970). Pp (6),1-146,(4),i-vi,1- 24,[1]-74,[1]-53,(1),[1]-315,(1),[1]-94. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : A. A Review of the World's Air Power during the Years 1944-45 (pp 74). B. A Review of the World's Civil Aviation 1944-45 (pp 53). C. All the World's Aeroplanes (pp 315). D. All the World's Aero-Engines (pp 94). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in tape-repaired dustjacket. 60.00

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114 BRONTMAN, L. SCHMIDT, O. J. (ed., & foreword) On the Top of the World
Victor Gollancz,, 1938, 
BRONTMAN, L. On the Top of the World : The Soviet Expedition to the North Pole 1937. Edited and with a foreword by Academician O. J. Schmidt, Hero of the Soviet Union. L.: Victor Gollancz, 1938. First English Edition. Pp 287,including [24] pp of plates, and [1] folding map to rear. 8vo, black cloth , gilt to spine. Arctic Bibliography 2241. This purpose of this Russian expedition was to establish a scientific station on an ice-floe near the Pole.This was an opportunity for the Soviets to test their aircraft, men and eq uipment as they established themselves in the world's most northerly point.The book itself is an account of the trip, the preparation and support for the creation of the camp, and the day to day lives of the team members as they went about their duties. Cocked, edgeworn, extremities bumped, upper board splayed, previous name, ow vg. 25.00

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115 BROWN, David. Supermarine Walrus I & Seagull V Variants. Aircraft Profile 224.
Profile Publications Limited, Windsor, Berkshire, 1971, 
BROWN, David. Supermarine Walrus I & Seagull V Variants. (Windsor, Berkshire: Profile Publications Limited, April 1971). Pp 25-48. Illustrated. Doublecolumn. Large 8vo, illustrated stapled white card covers. Aircraft Profile 224. Rubbed, else very good. 17.00

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116 BROWN, Eric, Capt. GREEN, William SWANBOROUGH, Gordon Wings of the Navy : Flying Allied Carrier Aircraft of World War Two.
Jane's Publishing Company, London / Sydney , 1980, ISBN:071060002X 
BROWN, Eric, Capt. Wings of the Navy : Flying Allied Carrier Aircraft of World War Two. Edited by William Green and Gordon Swanborough. Illustrated with cutaway and cockpit interior drawings by John Weal and Aviagraphica General arrangement drawings by Dennis Punnett. London / Sydney : Jane's Publishing Company, (1980). Pp [i]-v,(1),7-176. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Contents : Fairey Swordfish; Vought Chesapeake; Blackburn Skua and Roc; Grumman Wildcat; Douglas Dauntless; Fairey Fulmar; Vought Corsair; Curtiss Helldiver; Fairey Barracuda; Hawker SeaHurricane; Supermarine Seafire; Fairey Firefly; Blackburn Firebrand; Grumm an Hellcat. Penned name, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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117 BROWN, L. Carson. Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. 79, No.1 ELLIS, Frank H. STENTON, Jean E. Kirkland Lake : 50 Golden Years. An article in Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. 79, No. 1, July, 1969
Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Ottawa, 1969, 
BROWN, L. Carson. "Kirkland Lake : 50 Golden Years.” An article in CanadianGeographical Journal, Vol. LXXIX, No. 1, July, 1969, pp 2-15. Ottawa : Roy al Canadian Geographical Society, 1969. Pp (2),[1]-38,v-vii,(1) including covers. Illustrated. Maps. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated white stapled wrappers. Also includes Frank H. Ellis's “They Opened Up the North by Air” (pp16-23); Jean E. Stenton's “Athens” (pp 24-33); W.O. Kupsch's “Elephant and Venus” (pp 34-38). Rubbed, else very good. For the issue 12.00

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118 BRUCE, J.M. Vintage Warbirds number 10 Nieuport Aircraft of World War One. First Edition.
Arms & Armour, London, 1988, ISBN:0853689342 
BRUCE, J.M. Nieuport Aircraft of World War One. London : Arms & Armour Press, (1988). First Printing. Pp. (3),4-64. Illustrated in black and white. Double column. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with blue titles to front and black titles to spine. Vintage Warbirds series, number 10. A photographicpresentation of the monoplanes and biplanes designed by Edouard and Charle s de Niéport, that were flowing during the First World War. With over 130 illustrations. Very good. 20.00

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119 BUESCHEL, Richard M. Communist Chinese Air Power. First Edition in dustjacket
Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, New York / Washington / London, 1968, 
BUESCHEL, Richard M. Communist Chinese Air Power. New York / Washington / London : Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, (1968). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-viii,(4),3-238,+ 32 pp plates. Index. 8vo, olve green cloth spine, lettered in gilt, red paper-covered boards. "The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), which started in the 1930's with one patched-up Douglas 0-2 MC 4 aircraft that could not get off the ground, is now one of the world's major air forces. Yet little is known of its extremely rapid development and its present strength. This first history of Communist China's air armfinally fills a serious gap in Western knowledge. Drawing on such varied s ources as the U.S. National Archives, records and reports of observers in Hong Kong and Formosa, and Communist publications, Richard M. Bueschel presents a thorough study of the aircraft, the performance, the capabilities, and the personnel of Communist China's air force and the role it has played in the country's history. He supplements and illustrates his text with more than eighty photographs, including several never before published in the West. Mr. Bueschel's historical account, which ranges from the period preceding the civil war up through the Sino-Soviet dispute and the Cultural Revolution, is filled with fascinating information, as well as some surprising incidental details. The author describes the Communist struggle in the 1930'sto build an airforce one plane at a time, under constant harassment by the Nationalists, who succeeded in destroying virtually every airplane the Com munists managed to ohfain. He provides a vivid report of Mao Tse-tung's first ride in an airplane - a USAF Douglas C-47 donated to the Communists by the United States in 1945. And he reconts the long-secret story of Russia's violation of treaty agreerfements at the end of World War II, when she helped the Chinese Communists seize Japanese aircraft in Manchuria. This historical section of the book, which also includes a thorough survey of Chinese air action in the Korean War, closes with a description of the present status of aircraft design and construction i China, and a look at future prospects for the PLAAF. In the second half of the book, entitled "The Aircraft of Communist China," Mr Bueschel bsurveys in detail the more than 100 aircraft types used by the PLAAF since its beginning - copies of early British Avro biplanes, American Mustangs, MiG's, Salamandra gliders, B-29's, Ilyushintransports. Besides describing their appearance, dimensions, and capabilit ies, this section traces the uniiKeiy histories and odysseys of some aircraft types—such as those that found their way into PLAAF service although they were designed for use in France in World War I, and the many U.S. and Japanese aircraft captured and adopted by the Chinese Communists after having benn used against tem. The author also deals with the increasing number of aircraft types being constructed by the Chinese themselves, and their efforts to design their own aircraft—developments that mark the coming of age ofCommunist Chinese air power." (from the dj). Contents : Part One - Communi st Chinese Air POwer. I. Communist China Finds Wings, 1923-53;l II. The Tiger Grows Strong, 1954-64, III. Self-reliance and the Future, 1965-70. Part Two - The Aircraft of Communist China. Spine ends sunned , bookplate, else very good in rubbed and nicked, prce-clipped dustjacket. 25.00

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120 BUESCHEL, Richard M. Aircam Aviation Series No 32. WARD, Richard. Kawasaki Ki.48-I/II Sokei in Japanese Army Air Force-CNAF & IPSF Service. Paperback.
Osprey Publishing Ltd., Canterbury, 1972, ISBN:0850451337 
BUESCHEL, Richard M. Kawasaki Ki.48-I/II Sokei in Japanese Army Air Force-CNAF & IPSF Service. Illustrated by Richard Ward. Canterbury: Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1972. Pp [40] + [8] pp of colour plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red and green card covers, red and white spine. Aircam Aviation Series No 32. "Each publication in the original AIRCAM series illustrates one type or major sub-type of a famous aircraft in the colour schemes and markings of the Air Forces of the World." -from the cover. Name tag, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping charges may be a bit cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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