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Docavia

The Docavia series is often thought of as the French equivalent to the British Putnam series, as it mainly comprises in-depth examinations of French aircraft, aircraft manufacturers, missiles and aero engines. Others titles cover famous aircraft of other nationalities and key air battles from World War Two.
Each title features a comprehensive, authoritative narrative, supplemented by numerous b+w photographs and line drawings. Colour photographs and artwork appear in later issues. Appendices give full technical data.

Publisher: Editions Lariviere, France Language: French
Typically 200-500 pages, Hardback, various sizes, b+w/col photos, colour drawings, line drawings.


Quick jump: 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65


'No.1 - Les Avions Militaires Du Monde'
by R.J. Roux
[ISBN ?, First published: 1974]

334 pages. Military aircraft of the world.


'No.2 - L'Aviation De Chasse Francaise 1918-1940'
by Jean Cuny et Raymond Danel
[ISBN ?, First published: 1974]

302 pages. French fighter aircraft 1918-1940.


'No.3 - L'histoire des essais en vol, 1914-1940'
by Louis Bonte et R.J. Roux
[ISBN ?, First published: 1975]

293 pages. History of flight testing.


'No.4 - Le Dewoitine D.520'
by Raymond Danel et Jean Cuny
[ISBN ?, First published: 1976]

333 pages.


'No.5 - Les Avions Civils du Monde'
by R.J. Roux
[ISBN ?, First published: 1977]

384 pages. Civil aircraft of the world.


'No.6 - Les Avions Breguet (1940/1971)'
by Jean Cuny & Pierre Leyvastre
[ISBN ?, First published: 1977]

360 pages.


'No.7 - Les Chasseurs Japonais de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale'
by Bernard Millot
[ISBN ?, First published: 1977]

? pages. Japanese fighters of the second world war.


'No.8 - L'Aviation Républicaine Espagnole 1936-1939'
by Patrick Laureau
[ISBN ?, First published: 1978]

408 pages. Spanish Republican aviation 1936-1939.


'No.9 - Records Francais de Distance 1919-1939'
by Jean Liron
[ISBN ?, First published: 1978]

262 pages. French distance records 1919-1939.


'No.10 - Les Turbomachines Aeronautiques Mondiales'
by Alfred Bodemer
[ISBN ?, First published: 1979]

255 pages. Jet engines of the world.


'No.11 - La Bataille Aeronavale de Midway'
by Bernard Millot
[ISBN ?, First published: 1979]

357 pages. The air battle for Midway.


'No.12 - L'Aviation Francaise de Bombardement et de Renseignement (1918/1940)'
by Raymond Danel et Jean Cuny
[ISBN ?, First published: 1978]

400 pages. French bomber and reconnaissance aircraft 1918-1940.


'No.13 - Les Chasseurs Dassault: Ouragans, Mystères et Super-Mystères'
by Jean Cuny
[ISBN ?, First published: 1980]

? pages.


'No.14 - La Bataille Aeronavale des Mariannes'
by Bernard Millot
[ISBN ?, First published: 1981]

352 pages. The air battle for the Marianas.


'No.15 - Le Focke Wulf 190'
by Jean Yves Lorant et Jean Bernard Frappé
[ISBN ?, First published: 1981]

408 pages.


'No.16 - Les Chasseurs Américains de la Guerre du Pacifique Tome I'
by Bernard Millot
[ISBN ?, First published: 1982]

354 pages. Du Brewster F2A au Curtiss CW-21. American fighters in the Pacific war.


'No.17 - Les Avions Dewoitine'
by Raymond Danel et Jean Cuny
[ISBN ?, First published: 1980]

475 pages.


'No.18 - Emile Dewoitine: Créateur des usines de Toulouse de l'Aérospatiale'
by Raymond Danel
[ISBN ?, First published: 1982]

276 pages. Biography of Emile Dewoitine


'No.19 - Les Chasseurs Américains de la Guerre du Pacifique Tome II'
by Bernard Millot
[ISBN ?, First published: 1983]

398 pages. Du Curtiss P-40 Warhawk au North American P-51 Mustang. American fighters in the Pacific war.


'No.20 - Les Avions Vought'
by Bernard Millot
[ISBN 2 84890 060 1, First published: 1983]

530 pages.


'No.21 - Les Avions Farman'
by J. Liron
[ISBN ?, First published: 1984]

245 pages.


'No.22 - Curtiss Hawk 75'
by Jean Cuny et Gerard Beauchamp
[ISBN 2 84890 061 X, First published: March 1985]

358 pages.


'No.23 - LeO 45, Amiot 350, et autres B4'
by Jean Cuny et Raymond Danel
[ISBN ?, First published: 1986]

404 pages.


'No.24 - Les Moteurs a Pistons Aeronautiques Francais (1900/1960) Tome I'
by Alfred Bodemer et Robert Laugier
[ISBN ?, First published: 1987]

400 pages. French piston aero engines.


'No.25 - Les Moteurs a Pistons Aeronautiques Francais (1900/1960) Tome II'
by Alfred Bodemer et Robert Laugier
[ISBN ?, First published: 1987]

? pages. French piston aero engines.


'No.26 - La force de dissuasion française, Genèse et évolution'
by Jacques Villain
[ISBN ?, First published: May 1987]

211 pages. History of the French nuclear deterrent force.


'No.27 - USAF et SVNAF au Sud/Vietnam (1961/1973)'
by Jean-Pierre Hoehn
[ISBN 2 84890 062 8, First published: March 1986]

244 pages.


'No.28 - Avions de Combat Francais 1944-1960: I - Chasse-Assaut'
by Jean Cuny
[ISBN ?, First published: 1988]

? pages. French combat aircraft 1944-1960: Fighter-Attack


'No.29 - Avions Lockheed 1913-1988'
by Bernard Millot
[ISBN 2 84890 063 6, First published: May 2004]

446 pages.


'No.30 - Avions de Combat Francais 1944-1960: II - Chasse Lourde, Bombardement, Assaut, Exploration'
by Jean Cuny
[ISBN 2 84890 064 4, First published: March 1989]

280 pages. French combat aircraft 1944-1960: Heavy Fighters, Bombers and Attack aircraft


'No.31 - Avions Bernard'
by ?
[ISBN 2 914403 16 X, First published: Sept 2003]

? pages.


'No.32 - Missiles Navals'

[ISBN 2 914403 14 8, First published: December 2003]

? pages.


'No.33 - Les MiG 1939/1989'
by R. A Belyakov
[ISBN 2 90705 100 8, First published: 1991]

331 pages.


'No.34 - Latécoère: Les avions et hydravions'
by Jean Cuny
[ISBN 2 90705 101 6, First published: 1992]

? pages.


'No.35 - Avions Grumman 1929-1989'
by ?
[ISBN 2 90705 103 2, First published: 2000]

? pages.


'No.36 - Paul Lengellé: L'un des peintres les plus marquants de l'histoire de l'aviation'
by Patrick de Gmeline
[ISBN 2 90705 104 0, First published: 1995]

149 pages. Paul Lengellé - aviation artist.


'No.37 - La Bataille de Leyte'
by
[ISBN 2 914403 24 0, First published: May 2005]

? pages. The battle of Leyte Gulf in WW2.


'No.38 - Nieuport 1909-1950'
by
[ISBN 2 90705 111 3, First published: 2000]

? pages.


'No.39 - Avions et Hélicoptères Militaires d'Aujourd'Hui'
by Pierre Gaillard
[ISBN 2 90705 124 5, First published: July 1999]

? pages. Survey of 600 aircraft types in current military service.


'No.40 - Les Chtourmovik'
by Herbert Leonard
[ISBN 2 90705 126 1, First published: Dec 1999]

? pages. The Ilyushin Il-2 family.


'No.41 - René Leduc: Pionnier de la Propulsion à Réaction'
by Jean Lacrozze et Philippe Ricco
[ISBN 2 90705 125 3, First published: April 2000]

256 pages.


'No.42 - Un siècle d’aviation française'
by
[ISBN 2 914403 02 X, First published: 2000]

? pages. A century of French aviation.


'No.43 - Les Avions Caudron-Renault'
by Edouard Mihaly et Harry Robinson
[ISBN 2 90705 128 8, First published: October 2001]

? pages.


'No.44 - Concorde: La Véritable Historie'
by Pierre Sparaco
[ISBN 2 91420 504 X, First published: May 2002]

207 pages. 2nd: Sept 2003, 224 pages, ISBN 2848900008, Revised edition.


'No.45 - La Guerre des Malouines'
by Charles Maisonneuve & Pierre Razoux
[ISBN 2 91420 503 1, First published: December 2002]

173 pages. The Falklands War.


'No.46 - Aeronautique et Espace: Bilan et perspectives à l'aube du XXIe siècle'
by Pierre Sparaco
[ISBN 2 91420 509 0, First published: May 2003]

143 pages. A look at the French aerospace industry as it enters the 21st century.


'No.47 - Mirage IV: Le Bombardier Stratégique'
by Hervé Beaumont
[ISBN 2 91420 502 3, First published: July 2003]

368 pages.


'No.48 - Les Chasseurs Polikarpov'
by Herbert Léonard
[ISBN 2 91420 507 4, First published: May 2003]

358 pages. Polikapov fighters.


'No.49 - La Guerre Aérienne (1933-1945)'
by Patrick Facon
[ISBN 2 91420 501 5, First published: November 2003]

207 pages. History of WW2 in the air, including Abyssinia, Spain and China before the outbreak of general war in Europe.


'No.50 - L'Historie de l'Armée de l'Air: Une Jeunesse tumultueuse (1880-1945)'
by Patrick Facon
[ISBN 2 91420 508 2, First published: December 2004]

195 pages. History of the French Air Force up to 1945.


'No.51 - Diên Biên Phu: Les chevaliers condamnés de l'armée coloniale'
by Charles Maisonneuve
[ISBN 2 84890 040 7, First published: May 2004]

175 pages. Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam.


'No.52 - La Maîtrise du Feu: 40 ans de propulsion solide et de composites'
by Félix Torres
[ISBN 2 84890 086 5, First published: May 2005]

175 pages. History of rocket motors.


'No.53 - Du Comet à l'A380: Histoire des Avions de Ligne à Réaction'
by René Jacquet-Francillon
[ISBN 2 84890 047 4, First published: June 2005]

445 pages. History of jet airliners.


'No.54 - La Légende des Corsair'
by René Bail
[ISBN 2 84890 092 X, First published: June 2005]

240 pages. F4U Corsair in French and worldwide service.


'No.55 - Boeing B-52: 50 ans d'opérations'
by Frédéric Lert
[ISBN 2 84890 002 4, First published: June 2005]

240 pages.


'No.56 - Bataille dans le Ciel d'Allemagne: Une escadre de chasse dans la débâcle, Tome 1, Juin 1943-Septembre 1944'
by Jean-Yves Lorant et Richard Goyat
[ISBN 2 84890 100 4, First published: June 2005]

349 pages. Detailed history of JG 300 in defence of the Reich.


'No.57 - Bataille dans le Ciel d'Allemagne: Une escadre de chasse dans la débâcle, Tome 2, Septembre 1944-Mai 1945'
by Jean-Yves Lorant et Richard Goyat
[ISBN 2 84890 103 9, First published: December 2005]

350 pages. Detailed history of JG 300 in defence of the Reich.


'No.58 - Concorde: La Véritable Historie'
by Pierre Sparaco
[ISBN 2 84890 111 X, First published: November 2005]

3rd edition. 239 pages.


'No.59 - Les Paquebots Volants: Les hydravions transocéaniques français'
by Gérard Bousquet
[ISBN 2 91420 500 7, First published: October 2006]

287 pages. French ocean-going flying boats.


'No.60 - Un premier siècle d’aviation française'
by Michel Bénichou et Jacques Guillem
[ISBN 2 84890 137 3, First published: October 2007]

207 pages. The first 100 years of aviation in France.



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