The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes Volume 2

By Joe Coles (editor)

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You choose the subject of an aviation article on the Hush-Kit online blog, as wild, obscure or fun as you like. Plus a signed first-edition hardback, an ebook and your name printed in the back of the book.
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An extremely special new level! Your name will be inscribed on a military aircraft artwork by Teasel Studio's master artist Andy Godfrey that will appear in Volume 2. Plus a beautiful unique high-quality A3 print featuring your named aircraft and the history of the type and a signed hardback and the ebook. Decide your name, rank and the aircraft's serial number. Limited to 20 places only. The aircraft type will be an exotic combat aeroplane that never saw operational service. Snatch up this incredible deal while you can as places are extremely limited1 N.B. bear in mind names on planes were written quite small, this is why the high-quality print you will receive is far larger than in the book (a generous A3)
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One hand-drawn illustration of an aircraft of your choice by the author, signed first-edition hardback, the ebook and your name printed in the back of the book.
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A video call from the author to talk to you (or your group) ABOUT A FAVOURITE AEROPLANE plus eight signed, first-edition hardbacks, eight ebooks and up to eight names in the back of the book.
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One framed hand-drawn illustration of an aircraft of your choice by the author, three signed first-edition hardbacks, three ebooks and three names printed in the back of the book. A video call from the author to talk to you ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE AEROPLANE. Choice of subject for one article in the book.
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A sequel to the much-loved Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes. Plucking the best from over 1,000 articles from the highly respected Hush-Kit blog, Volume 2 takes an even deeper dive into the thrilling world of military aviation.

A lavishly illustrated coffee-table book crammed with well-informed and utterly readable histories, listicles, interviews, and much more. Beautifully designed, with world-class photography, we reveal the bizarre true story of live bats converted to firebombs, the test pilot that disguised himself as a cigar-smoking chimpanzee, and an exclusive interview with the aircrew of the deadliest aircraft in history.

Here is an utterly entertaining, and at times subversive, celebration of military flying!

The spectacular photograph of the F-4 Phantom we have used on the cover was taken by Rich Cooper from the Centre of Aviation Photography.

About Hush Kit . . . 

Hush-Kit is stupendously brilliant – irreverent and witty but also backed up by phenomenal knowledge and a completely fresh take. It’s completely addictive and, without doubt, the best aviation magazine in the world. The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes is a thrilling read quite unlike any other aviation title' James Holland

'Funny, brilliant, and extremely well informed, Joe Coles’s Hush-Kit is my favourite aviation site and I’m utterly addicted. Nothing else is quite like it. The extremely handsome Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes is an absolute must-have for anyone who has ever looked at an aeroplane with a little too much intensity!' Al Murray

‘Joe Coles has written the most explosive book about aircraft ever’ Jim Moir (Vic Reeves)

“Joe Coles is one of the brightest, funniest people I know, and the only writer who makes aviation interesting to me. He manages to find something human in the cold, war-spattered world of planes, and brings light to the darkest subjects.” Eva Wiseman, Observer



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    Hush-Kit is an online magazine that reminds the world of the beauty of flight. It is jam-packed with exclusive articles, news, art and gossip - all from an aeronautical perspective.
    Edited & created by Joe Coles. Hush-Kit is the alternative aviation blog.

    “This dude knows airplanes.” David Axe, War is Boring
    “For you aviation gearheads and mil-air nerds like me, @Hush_Kit is worth a follow for great stories and analysis on fighter aircraft.” Rick Wilson, pilot and #1 New York Times best-selling author of "Everything Trump Touches Dies"
    “Well-informed and always entertaining, Hush-Kit places aviation in the wider context. Flying has never seemed so thrilling.” Mark Townsend, multi award-winning journalist, war correspondent and author of "Point Man"

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    1st March 2022 FUNDING REACHES 35%: Interview with a British F-35B Lightning II pilot: Semper Fidelis to Semper Paratus

    To celebrate The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes Vol 2 reaching 35% funding we share this insightful interview from 2019 with a F-35 pilot. Thank you for helping us get to 35%! 


    RAF Wing Commander Scott Williams flew the F-35B Lightning II, the world’s most advanced fighter, with the US Marine Corps. We interviewed him to find out more about what is also the world’s most controversial aircraft…

    24th January 2022 We're now 32% funded! Thank you

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