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  • "Blue Goose" Command Aircraft of the USN, USMC, and USCG 1911 to 1961

    "Blue Goose" Command Aircraft of the USN, USMC, and USCG 1911 to 1961

    This book covers US Naval Aviation from its beginnings in 1911 until 1961 through the interesting and sometimes colorful "Blue Goose" or Command Aircraft.

  • Bell HSL ASW Helicopter

    Bell HSL ASW Helicopter

    The Bell Model 61 was the only Bell helicopter using the tandem-rotor layout; it was powered by a 2400 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-50 engine and was intended to carry air-to-surface missiles such as the Fairchild Petrel as well as dipping ASDIC.

  • Bell P-59 Airacomet

    Bell P-59 Airacomet

    The Airacomet was the first jet aircraft built for the US Military.

  • Bell XFL-1 Airabonita

    Bell XFL-1 Airabonita

    The Bell XFL-1 Airabonita was an experimental shipboard interceptor aircraft developed for the US Navy.

  • Boeing B-50

    Boeing B-50

    Explores every model of the second Superfortress, including some previously little-known variants.

  • Boeing XF8B-1 Fighter

    Boeing XF8B-1 Fighter

    The F/A 18 Hornet was not the first Naval Aircraft designed to meet all the Navy needs.

  • Brewster SB2A Bucaneer

    Brewster SB2A Bucaneer

    The Brewster Bermuda is the name given by the RAF to the Brewster SB2A. In the US Navy service, the aircraft was the SB2A "Buccaneer." Also includes coverage of the XSBA-1 and SBN-1.

  • Chance Vought F6U Pirate

    Chance Vought F6U Pirate

    The result of a 1944 request from BuAer to several manufacturers for jet proposals was three designs. This is the story of one of them, the Chance Vought F6U Pirate.

  • Consolidated P2Y Ranger

    Consolidated P2Y Ranger

    The P2Y was the aircraft that put Consolidated on the map of great aircraft manufacturers and led to the PBY and PB2Y flying boats that served with such distinction during WWII.

  • Consolidated PB2Y Coronado

    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado

    The PB2Y Coronado was a large flying boat patrol bomber designed by Consolidated Aircraft. After deliveries of the PBY Catalina, also a Consolidated aircraft, began in 1935, the United States Navy began planning for the next generation of patrol bombers.

  • Consolidated Vultee XB-46 New

    Consolidated Vultee XB-46

    The Consolidated Vultee (Convair) XB-46 jet-powered medium bomber was first developed by the USAAF in 1945. Although the XB-46 bomber never went into production, it became the first all-pneumatic aircraft, using pneumatics to operate landing gear, brakes, and bomb bay doors. This Cold War-era aircraft's biggest legacy was its unique beauty!

  • Consolidated Vultee XP-81

    Consolidated Vultee XP-81

    The Consolidated Vultee XP-81 was the Air Corp's first fighter designed around two gas turbine engines. This was the USAF's answer to Ryan Fireball.

  • Convair Model 48 Charger

    Convair Model 48 Charger

    For more than two years prior to the Navy issuing an RFP (Request for Proposal) in 1964, Convair engineers had been evaluating designs for use in the limited war and counter-insurgency arenas. These designs were evaluated by many military and civilian representatives of the armed forces and Department of Defense.

  • Convair PB4Y-2/P4Y-2 Privateer

    Convair PB4Y-2/P4Y-2 Privateer

    The land-based US Navy Privateer was a heavily armed, four-engine, long range patrol bomber and anti-shipping aircraft developed from the famous B-24/PB4Y-1 Liberator.

  • Convair T-29/C-131 Samaritan

    Convair T-29/C-131 Samaritan

    The T-29/C-131 series of aircraft was one of the military's many cost-saving examples of purchasing existing civil and commercial designs for their utility and transport needs.

  • Convair XF2Y-1 and YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

    Convair XF2Y-1 and YF2Y-1 Sea Dart

    The Convair Sea Dart was the US Navy's only supersonic seaplane fighter ever built, and this book covers the engineering, development and testing of one of the most unique naval aircraft concepts.

  • Convair XFY-1 Pogo

    Convair XFY-1 Pogo

    First published in 1994, the XFY-1 Pogo book tells the story of one of two Navy prototypes contracted as vertical take off turboprop fighters capable of operating from LSTs, destroyers, cruisers and larger capitol ships.

  • Convair XP5Y-1 & R3Y-1/2 Tradewind

    Convair XP5Y-1 & R3Y-1/2 Tradewind

    The Convair Tradewind was one of the largest operational flying boats ever built and was in use until April 1958. The mammoth seaplane was powered by four Allison XT-40 six-bladed, counter-rotating turbo-prop engines and utilized the latest hull design concepts to produce a long and sleek looking multi-purpose transport aircraft.

  • Curtiss Ascender XP-55

    Curtiss Ascender XP-55

    The Curtiss XP-55 Ascender was a tailless swept-wing WWII pusher fighter design born out by the USAAC 1940 fighter competition. Only three ever made, this book tells their story from start to finish.

  • Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk

    Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk

    The F9C was the first fighter specifically designed to be dropped from mother airships.

  • Curtiss SC-1/2 Seahawk

    Curtiss SC-1/2 Seahawk

    This book is written by CDR Long who flew this type of aircraft from the battleships and cruisers, when they were the center of the fleet. This book is a must for anybody who wants to know more about the role of the scout aircraft in the fleet.

  • Curtiss SO3C Seamew/Seagull

    Curtiss SO3C Seamew/Seagull

    In early 1937, Curtiss and Vought, the Navy's two pre-war suppliers of fleet catapult scout floatplanes, were asked to submit bids for a high-speed replacement of the very successful SOC Seagull series.

  • Curtiss SOC Seagull

    Curtiss SOC Seagull

    The aircraft served on battleships and cruisers in a seaplane configuration, being launched by catapult and recovered from a sea landing. The wings folded back against the fuselage for storage aboard ship.

  • Curtiss XBT2C-1

    Curtiss XBT2C-1

    This is the fifth book in the series of World War II aircraft designed under the Navy's Bomber Torpedo requirements.

  • Curtiss XBTC-2 Eggbeater

    Curtiss XBTC-2 Eggbeater

    Curtiss Model 98 XBTC-2 was designed for a request for a single seat dive/torpedo bomber in 1942. The -2 was first flown on January 20 1945, and all work on the -1 was terminated after 1943. The crash of the first prototype in February 1947, and the second in August 1947, ended the development.

  • Douglas A-4A/B USMC/USMCR/USNR

    Douglas A-4A/B USMC/USMCR/USNR

    USMC/USMCR/USNR Douglas A-4A/B Skyhawks is the companion volume to Naval Fighters Number Forty-Nine, the Douglas A-4A/B Skyhawk in Navy Service.

  • Douglas A-4M Skyhawk

    Douglas A-4M Skyhawk

    The last version of the Skyhawk series to be built, the A-4M Skyhawk II, was obviously the most capable. While the original Skyhawks were designed as a lightweight delivery platform for nuclear weapons, the "Mighty Mikes" were refined into the ultimate close air support weapon to protect the "Mud Marines."

  • Douglas A3D Skywarrior - Part 1: Design, Structures, Testing

    Douglas A3D Skywarrior - Part 1: Design, Structures, Testing

    First published in 1998, the A3D Part One covers, as the title says, the development of the extensive Skywarrior series.

  • Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider

    Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider

    Over 3,180 Skyraiders were produced in 20 different versions and modified further into at least seven other variants. Learn about the development, testing and service of this versatile aircraft.

  • Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider: Part Two

    Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider: Part Two

    The Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider Part Two covers Skyraider Fleet and Utility squadrons with decriptions about each squadron along with vintage photos, squadron patches and unit insignia.

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