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

This is a book that will appeal to aviation enthusiasts and provides a valuable, accurate and detailed history that has been beautifully illustrated throughout the book with some stunning photography. It is also a very valuable look at the strengths and weaknesses of European integration and the latent hostility between some European politicians and the US. This is therefore a valuable political lesson that will appeal to a wider readership.


As seen in the Express & Echo.

Express & Echo (Exeter)

If you have not already read this superb book, this is the perfect opportunity to right a wrong. If you have read it, introduce a friend or younger type who has not yet had the pleasure! It remains one of the most honest, candid and truly delightful memoirs I have read. This new edition, with the postscript, is the perfect memorial to one of the Fleet Air Arm's greats.

Aircrew Book Review

The book provides a very useful insight into a seldom looked at aspect of Bomber Command operations – how the weather could significantly impact on the success or failure of an operation. ... The book is well written and has an easy to read style. The research is first class and there is a mass of useful detail that can only add to the information known about Bomber Command’s campaign.The book is well written and has an easy to read style. I have no hesitation in recommending it.

Army Rumour Service

I think this book will come to be seen as the definitive account of what was an important raid. The book is written in a professional yet very readable manner leading the reader in an entirely logical manner from inception of the raid to its aftermath. The transcribed contemporary documents at the rear are an agreeable bonus. They make accessible to the armchair reader information that could otherwise only be available from visiting the National Archive. Perhaps even more than the book itself, these give a direct insight into the methods in use at the time and the information available before, during and after the raid. I can give this book an unreserved recommendation.

Army Rumour Service