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

No enthusiast's library of WWI or aviation histories will be complete without a copy of this book.


I really enjoyed reading more about a fascinating aircraft and how it was operated, plus the bonus of all those historic archive aerial reconnaissance photos which are now shared for us all to see. Alongside many of them are some modern arial shots in colour to compare with how things looked 70 years ago.

Military Modelling

An interesting book, full of information...

Black & Asian Studies Association

It was probably the dream of every child, who today would be an adult of a certain age, to have discovered a long forgotten crashed World War Two aircraft. If you have a real interest in aircraft wrecks from the last war then ‘Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz’ is the book for you. What a treat it was for me to receive this photograph packed book, for review, from the kind people at Pen & Sword Military Books. The author, Andy Saunders, is a prolific military history writer and TV/magazine contributor with a specific interest in historic aviation. More recently Andy has been appointed as the new editor of ‘Britain at War magazine'. For this cracking book Andy has provided many original photographs from his own personal collection and reveals a fantastic archive of rare military aircraft photographs gifted to him, along with other pertinent documents collected by Mr Arthur Nicholls. Arthur’s vehicles were actually used to transport the mangled remains of many.. Read more

Stand Easy Blog

Excellent. Highly recommended.

British Military History website