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O'Leary, Michael & E.Schulzinger AIRWING ENTERPRISE - £15.00
Osprey 1st, 1991; 31 x 24cm, 160pp, pictorial (all colour); nr fine inc d/w. Pictorial review of the U.S. Carrier fleet & its aircraft.  
BN: 27870  
Ian Allan 1st, 1987; 24 x 18cm, 144pp, f.illus; vg, sl torn d/w.  
BN: 21133  

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G.  THE GREAT WAR-PLANE SELL  OFF -  the unusual story of Croydon's Aircraft Disposal Company & its aeroplanes, 1920 - 1931.   GMS 1st, 2005; 28 x 20cm, 138pp, f.illus, biblio; fine inc d/w.

("What to do with 25,000 redundant military aircraft, engines & spares")  
BN: 31082  
Orlebar, Christopher THE CONCORDE STORY - Ten years in service. £20.00
Golden Press (from Temple Press 1st, 1986); 29 x 22cm, 127pp, f.illus (some col); super Michael Turner dust wrapper painting; fine, near fine d/w; AUTHOR SIGNED.  Also another. signed by Archibald Russel of B.A.C.'s Concorde Exec. Comm. (o/w fine inc d/w 18) Also 2nd Imp, near fine inc d/w (unsigned) 16  
BN: 23920  
Ormes, Ian LEADING EDGE - the pioneering years of aviation insurance. £15.00
Hill Aviation Syndicate, 1988; 24 x 20cm, 160pp, many photos; fine inc d/w.  
BN: 28421  
Ormes, Ian & Ralph CLIPPED WINGS - £15.00
Kimber 1st, 1973; 192pp, 20 photos, biblio; fine inc d/w. Describes the careers of 10 of the world's less successful aircraft types.  
BN: 21154  
Ory, Pascal LA LEGENDE DES AIRS - Images et objets £18.00
Hoebeke 1st, 1001; 31 x 24cm, 159pp, f.illus (mainly cartoons & posters) fine inc d/wAn attractive book of aviation art and humour.  
BN: 30452  
Parnell N.M. & C.A.Lynch AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE SINCE 1911 - £15.00
Reed 1st, 1976; 29 x 22cm, 216pp, f.illus; near fine inc d/w (few pages sl creased). Also another , vg inc d/w but with relevant photo cuttings pasted front & rear by former owner Owen Thetford; £12


BN: 27452  

Parnell, Neville & Trevor Boughton  FLYPAST - a record of aviation in Australia.  AGPS (Australian Government), 1988; 31 x 21cm, 542pp, f.illus, comprehensive appendices; fine inc d/w.

A detailed, chronologically arranged history, well illustrated; lists of "firsts", "Who's Who", Medal winners, Airline services, early balloons & aircraft, with reg. numbers, aircraft with names, famous flights, military serials, many references.  
BN: 26880  

Payne,Air Comm.L.G.S.  AIR DATES -  chronology of principal events, 1783 to 1956.  Heinemann 1st, 1957; 565pp; vg inc d/w.

A reference to aviation events through the years - useful for quizzes!  
BN: 20924  
Peacock, Lindsay STRIKE ACES - £10.00
Colour Library Books (Salamander) 1st, 1991; 34 x 27cm, 160pp, pictorial; fine, sl torn d/w. Superb colour photography. Gulf war types included.  
BN: 25243  
Peacock, Lindsay T. STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND - £11.50
A & A.P. 1st, 1988; 25 x 19cm, 128pp, f.illus; nr fine inc d/w. History of the S.A.C., formed by the USA after WW 2 for long distance & strategic reconnaissance flying.  
BN: 23922  
Pearcy, Arthur FIFTY GLORIOUS YEARS - a pictorial tribute to the Douglas DC-3, 1935-1985. £12.00
Airlife 1st, 1985; 28 x 22cm, 168pp, pictorial (some col); fine, vg d/w. Also - Airlife 1990 reprint; fine, vg d/w - 10; ALSO - as "A celebration of the DC3" pub by Bookmart, 1995; fine inc d/w - 12.  
BN: 23249  
Pearcy, Arthur BERLIN AIRLIFT - £14.50
Airlife 1st, 1997; 27 x 22cm, 144pp, f.illus; fine, sl torn d/w.  
BN: 29726  
Airlife 1st, 1989; 31 x 22cm, 170pp, f.illus (some col), line drgs;  fine inc d/w.  
BN: 25015  

Pearcy, Arthur  U.S. COAST GUARD AIRCRAFT SINCE 1916 -  

Airlife 1st, 1991; 330pp, f.illus; fine inc d/w.  Mostly covering post-WW 2 years, with sections on all aircraft types used. 
BN: 30646

Peden, Murray  FALL OF AN ARROW -  Stoddart 1987 edn (from 1978 1st by Canada's Wings);  187pp, photos; nr fine inc d/w.. 

The politics leading to the cancellation of the Canadian Government order for the Avro (Canada) CF-105 Arrow interceptor aircraft.  
BN: 29220  

Pemberton-Billing, Noel  DEFENCE AGAINST THE NIGHT BOMBER - Hale 1st, 1942; 191pp; vg except sl chipped at corners.

Outspoken critic & "ideas man" makes suggestions on defence, quoting his own House of Commons speech of 1917 as evidence of long experience.  
BN: 21182  
Pentland, Geoffrey & Peter Malone AIRCRAFT OF THE RAAF 1921-78 - £16.00
Kookaburra , 1971; 29 x 22cm, 147pp, pictorial (photos,col side views), aircraft type data tables; near-fine, vg  d/w. Record of all types used by the RAAF from 1921 formation to date of writing.  
BN: 24674  

Phillips, Geoff  THE HISTORY OF OXFORD AIRPORT -  Bookmarque, 1996; 24 x 18cm, 208pp, f.illus; fine inc d/w.   

History from 1937; lists of aeroplanes in residence in various squadrons etc
BN: 31095
Philpott, Bryan FAMOUS FIGHTER ACES - £10.00
PSL 1st, 1989; 160pp, 53 photos, biblio; nr fine inc d/w. Covers WW 1 and 2; British, German, French, Italian, Canadian & American aces.  
BN: 27459  
Philpott, Bryan METEOR - £16.00
PSL 1st. 1986; 24 x 18cm, 253pp, f.illus (some col), appendices (aircraft data); fine inc d/w.Type history of the Gloster Meteor.  
BN: 23341  

Polmar, Norman with others  AIRCRAFT CARRIERS -  A graphic History of Carrier Aviation & its Influence on World Events.  Macdonald 1st, 1969; 28 x 22cm, 788pp, f.illus, appendices & extensive biblio; nr fine inc d/w.

Massive history (about half on WW 2) - with contributions by General M.Genda (Japanese Air Self-defence Force), Capt Eric Brown & Prof. Langdon (US Naval Academy).  
BN: 24670  

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