Haynes has a whole host of titles that make for the perfect gift for friends and family, no matter their age or stage. From token gifts and stocking fillers to something that little bit more substantial for hobbyists, Haynes’ wide range of manuals, which start from £6.99, are sure to suit most budgets and passions.
Struggling to think of a present for the military history enthusiast in your life? Look no further than Haynes’s worldbeating range, covering everything from tanks to planes and military operations, from a range of periods.
Whether a gift for others or simply a pre-Christmas treat for yourself, we have a copy of the following iconic Owners’ Workshop Manuals to give away to one lucky reader.
Sopwith Camel Manual, £25.00 (www.haynes.co.uk – book number H5795)
Think of the First World War and then think of an aircraft. What springs to mind will probably be the Sopwith Camel. The single-seat Camel was one of the most successful RNAS/RFC/RAF ‘scouts’ (the period term for a fighter) of the First World War. Jarrod Cotter has been given rare access to Camel new-builds in France and New Zealand. The manual includes rare and stunning colour photography of rebuilding, restoring and flying this classic WW1 fighter.
Focke Wulf FW190 Manual, £22.99 (www.haynes.co.uk – book number H5789)
When the German Focke Wulf Fw190 fighter burst onto the scene over France in 1941 it took the RAF by surprise, outperforming the Spitfire Mk V. At the time the RAF described the performance gap as ‘a quantum leap’. Its superior performance on the Eastern Front had a significant impact in the air war against the Soviet Union. Graeme Douglas gets under the skin of the Fw190 with the new-build Focke Wulf Fw190A-8 and D-9 models built by the Flug Werk company in Germany. He also describes flying and maintaining the Fw190 in combat.
Dreadnought Battleship Manual, £25.00 (www.haynes.co.uk – book number H6068)
When HMS Dreadnought was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1906 this revolutionary new class of big-gun iron-clad warship immediately changed the face of naval warfare, rendering all other battleships worldwide obsolete. Known collectively as ‘Dreadnoughts’, these powerful warships from Britain and Germany fought at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916, in the greatest clash of naval firepower in history. Chris McNab gives detailed insights into the design, operation and combat history of these incredible vessels, including coverage of the restoration in Belfast of the light cruiser HMS Caroline – the only surviving Jutland veteran.
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