The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes

By Joe Coles (editor)

A brand new illustrated book from the highly acclaimed Hush-kit online magazine.

History | Illustrated
206% funded
1741 supporters
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Publication date: Autumn 2022

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Signed first edition hardback and the ebook
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Twin Engine

Two copies of the hardback first edition and the ebook
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Jet Warplanes trump cards plus signed

A pack of Hush-Kit Jet Warplanes trump cards plus a signed first edition and the ebook
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Aircraft of WW2 trump cards plus signed

A pack of Hush-Kit Aircraft of WW2 trump cards plus a signed first edition and the ebook
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Cancelled and Experimental Aircraft trump cards plus signed

A pack of Hush-Kit Cancelled and Experimental Aircraft trump cards plus a signed first edition and the ebook
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Two signed copies of the first edition hardback and the ebook
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Three of a Kind

All three trump card packs plus a signed first edition and the ebook
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Lucky Dip

Treat yourself with this lucky dip of three vintage or contemporary aircraft magazines PLUS 'blood chit' tea towel PLUS a mug featuring the Sukhoi Su-34 PLUS a WW2 replica badge.

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  • Ebook
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Subject of Your Choice

You choose a subject you would like covered in the book, your name will appear next to it. Plus all three Top Trump packs, two signed books and the ebook.

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“If you have any interest in aviation, you’ll be surprised, entertained and fascinated by Hush-Kit - the world’s best aviation blog”. Rowland White, author of the best-selling 'Vulcan 607'

From the cocaine, blood and flying scarves of World War One dogfighting to the dark arts of modern air combat, here is an enthralling ode to these brutally exciting killing machines.

The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes is a beautifully designed, highly visual, collection of the best articles from the fascinating world of military aviation –hand-picked from the highly acclaimed Hush-kit online magazine (and mixed with a heavy punch of new exclusive material). It is packed with a feast of material, ranging from interviews with fighter pilots (including the English Electric Lightning, stealthy F-35B and Mach 3 MiG-25 ‘Foxbat’), to wicked satire, expert historical analysis, top 10s and all manner of things aeronautical, from the site described as "the thinking-man’s Top Gear... but for planes".

The solid well-researched information about aeroplanes is brilliantly combined with an irreverent attitude and real insight into the dangerous romantic world of combat aircraft.

FEATURING

  • Interviews with pilots of the F-14 Tomcat, Mirage, Typhoon, MiG-25, MiG-27, English Electric Lighting, Harrier, F-15, B-52 and many more.
  • Engaging Top (and bottom) 10s including: Greatest fighter aircraft of World War II, Worst British aircraft, Worst Soviet aircraft and many more insanely specific ones.
  • Expert analysis of weapons, tactics and technology.
  • A look into art and culture's love affair with the aeroplane.
  • Bizarre moments in aviation history.
  • Fascinating insights into exceptionally obscure warplanes.

The book will be a stunning object: an essential addition to the library of anyone with even a passing interest in the high-flying world of warplanes, and featuring first-rate photography and a wealth of new world-class illustrations.

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