Philedition – eBooks now available!

We’re excited to announce that the great titles from Philedition are now available from all major retailers for download on your favorite e-reader, tablet, or smartphone!

We’re positive that these titles will spark you interest, so read more about them below:

Westland Whirlwind Mk.I
Alex Crawford & Phil Listemann

The Westland Whirlwind belongs to that category of aircraft which entered production but failed to live up to their designers’ expectations. Its unreliable engines can be seen as a major reason for this but it only serves to hide other serious problems. Indeed, even with better engines the results would probably have been the same, as the concept of a twin-engined fighter aircraft capable of meeting single-engined fighters escorting bombers formations on an equal footing was fallacious, as combat in WW2 was soon to prove. The true story of the Whirwind and the pilots who flew it is here told in 52 pages with almost 50 photographs, many being published for the first time.


The Grumman SF
Phil H Listemann

The full story of the Grumman SF, a derivative of the first Grumman fighter for the USN the FF, is here detailled with plenty of photos and color profiles.


The Short Singapore Mk.III
Phil H Listemann

The full story of Short Singapore up to 1943, the famous British flying boat is here detailed with plenty of photos and color profiles.


Curtiss F11C/BFC

The Curtiss F11C was one of the last attempts by the Curtiss Corporation to remain a major supplier of fighters for the USN after the introduction into service of the Boeing F4B. If Curtiss was still selling other types of aircraft to the USN, mainly observation or training aircraft, not to have fighters in the front line units meant a lack of prestige for the manufacturer. The Curtiss F11C was then developed with this goal in mind, but it was not a new design as such, being a improvement of previous Curtiss type only and eventually proved to be quite unsuccessful. Shortly after the beginning of its career, the Curtiss F11C  was converted into a dive-bomber as BFC and they were used until 1939. As its successor, the Curtis BF2C was a failure, the Curtiss F11C/BFC can be seen as the last true fighter of this manufacturer purchased by the USN. As for the other USN titles of this series, this issue includes each aircraft’s history with the full accident reports, which give the best reference on this type for modelers and historians alike.


The North American B-25 in RAAF Service

The B-25 Mitchell was one of the major medium bomber of WW2, and fought with three major users, the Americans, the Soviets and the British. But other countries received the Mitchell during the war, and among them, Australia was one of the smallest, having taken on charge 50 aircraft, most coming from Dutch stocks. They were used by a single unit, No.2 Squadron, during the last year of the war in the Pacific. With over 30 photos, some seen for the first time, 5 color profiles, most with wonderful nose arts, the full story of the B-25 in Australian service is narrated, which includes the full operational records. A very good reference for modelers and historians.


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