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The Kookaburra series was issued in three parts: Series 1 covered World War Two aircraft, Series 2 covered World War One aircraft and Series 3 covered Aircraft Markings. Series 1 and 2 were entitled 'Technical Manuals'. Being published in Australia, the choice of topics was slightly biased towards aircraft operated by the RAAF. Each booklet contains a concise written history of the type covered and it's operational use. This is followed by a section describing the contruction and systems of the aircraft, and the technical specification. The last section looks at the camouflage and markings worn by the type in operational service. The illustrations include b+w photos (including of the cockpit), a cutaway drawing, tone profile drawings and 3-6 pages of scale line drawings. Most of these titles were initially published in the mid-late 1960s with entirely black & white illustrations, and then re-issued from 1970 with colour covers. The revised editions included colour 3-view drawings and colour profiles.

Publisher: Kookaburra Technical Publications, Australia Language: English
22-28 pages, Softback, 6.5 x 10 ins, b+w photos, line drawings, colour drawings.


Quick jump: 1 5 10 15


'Series 1 No.1 - Hawker Hurricane Described'
by Francis K. Mason
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1964?]

2nd - 1970, 24 pages, 3 col photos, cutaway, 3 pages line drwgs, 5 col profiles, col 2-view drwg.

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'Series 1 No.2 - Commonwealth Boomerang Described'
by Geoffrey Pentland
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1964]

2nd - 1966, 24 pages, curaway, 3 pages line drwgs, plan-view tone drwg, 3 maintenance manual drwgs.

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'Series 1 No.3 - Lockheed P-38 Lightning Described'
by Roy Cross
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1965]

2nd - 1969, 24 pages, cutaway, 5 pages line drwgs, 6 tone profiles, small 3-view drwg.

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'Series 1 No.4 - Westland Whirlwind Described'
by Bruce Robertson
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1965]

26 pages. 2nd - 1970, 24 pages, cutaway, 3 tone profiles, 3 pages line drwgs, 4 col profiles, 1 col 2-view drwg.

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'Series 1 No.5 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Described Part 1'
by Geoffrey Pentland and Anthony Shennan
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1968]

2nd - 28 pages, cutaway, 3.5 pages line drwgs, 1 sketchpage, 6 tone profiles, 5 col profiles, 1 col 3-view drwg.

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'Series 1 No.6 - Messerschmitt Me 262 Described Part 1'
by Kenneth E. Merrick
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

2nd - 1972, 24 pages, 1 tone profile, cutaway, 4 pages line drwgs.

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'Series 1 No.7 - Messerschmitt Me 262 Described Part 2'
by Roger Chesneau
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

2nd - 1972, 24 pages, 2.5 pages line drwgs, 4 tone profiles, 2 2-view tone drwgs.

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'Series 1 No.8 - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Described Part 1'
by Geoff Duval
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

2nd - 1971, 24 pages, 8 col profiles, cutaway, 2.5 pages line drwgs, 2 col photos, 1 col 2-view drwg.

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'Series 1 No.9 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 & Ta 152 Described Part 2'
by Anthony Shennan and Geoffrey Pentland
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

2nd - 28 pages, 10 col profiles, cutaway, 3 col 2-view drwgs, 4 pages line drwgs, 2 tone profiles, 2 tone 2-view drwgs.

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'Series 1 No.9 - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Described Part 2'
by Geoff Duval
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

2nd - 1972, 24 pages, 2 col photos, cutaway, 8 col profiles, 4 pages line drwgs, 1 col 2-view drwg. Note duplicated series number!

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'Series 1 No.10 - Combat Aircraft of the Battle of Britain'
by Noel and Anthony Shennan
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1970]

26 pages

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'Series 2 No.1 - Albatross Scouts Described'
by Charles Schaedel
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1967?]

2nd - 1971, 24 pages, cutaway, 6 pages line drwgs, 6 tone profiles, 3 col photos, 1 col 2-view drwg.

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'Series 2 No.2 - Sopwith Snipe Described'
by Anthony Shennan
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1967]

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'Series 3 No.1 - Markings of the Aces: Part 1 8th U.S. Air Force'
by Theodore R. Bennett
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1966]

2nd - 1970, 28 pages. Concentrates on P-51 and P-47.

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'Series 3 No.2 - Wirraway & Boomerang Markings'
by Geoff Pentland
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1966]

24 pages. 2nd - 1970, 24 pages, 8 col profiles, 1 tone 2-view drwg, 2 col 2-view drwgs, 2 3-view camouflage diagrams, 8 tone profiles, 2 col photos.

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'Series 3 No.3 - ?'
by -
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1967]


'Series 3 No.4 - Markings of the Aces: Part 2 U.S. Navy Book 1'
by Richard Hill
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1968]

2nd - 1970?, 24 pages.

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'Series 3 No.5 - Spitfire Markings of the RAAF Part 1'
by Frank Smith & Geoffrey Pentland
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1970]

24 pages, 5 col plates.

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'Series 3 No.6 - Spitfire Markings of the RAAF Part 2'
by Frank Smith & Peter Malone
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1971]

24 pages.

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'Series 3 No.7 - Markings of the Aces: U.S. Navy Book 2'
by Charles Graham & Richard Hill
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1972]

24 pages

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