Aviation History Books

Pen & Sword Aviation is one of the company's largest imprints. By teaming up with some of the worlds leading aviation experts we are able to offer an unrivalled list of aviation publications. Many of our titles include stunning colour photographs and our colour profiles are now world renowned. We cover the first flights of early aviation pioneers right through to modern day conflicts and unmanned aircraft.

Aviation Memoirs Aviation Reference Civil Aviation Dambusters Lancaster Bomber Post World War Two Aviation Spitfires & Hurricanes World War One Aviation World War Two Aviation
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This is a marvellous book, superbly researched and illustrated, with an appeal far beyond aviation book lovers.

Eastern Daily Press

This is a useful review of the development of a classic jet bomber that saw widespread service in the Royal Air Force and was exported to many overseas air forces.


Jagdgeschwader 26 was probably the most famous of the Luftwaffe's fighter units. This is a useful account giving the view from the other side.


Excellent. A completely new view of Hughes, the Goose and the Hearings.

David Lee, former Deputy Director and Curator of Aircraft at the Imperial War Museum

This book collects together the reports written by Harris, that show how he set about building Bomber Command and using it as a strategic weapon. There are many useful appendices and tables, and there is a strong photo-plate section that conveys graphically the major elements of what was a unique military campaign. The book achieves balance and justice for the aircrew involved. It explains the objectives and achievements to equip the reader with an understanding of the scale of the task that Harris completed. In doing that, it provides a reliable understanding of the course of the war in the European theatre. Essential reading.