Naval Fighters

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  • Douglas R4D-8/C-117D Super Gooney

    Douglas R4D-8/C-117D Super Gooney

    Fifteen color and over 300 black and white photos and text cover the Super Gooney's usage as a transport, VIP carrier, station hack, a trainer with VT-29, and its usage in Antarctica with VX-6 from 1952 into the 1980s.

    $32.95
  • Douglas Skyshark A2D Turbo-Prop Attack

    Douglas Skyshark A2D Turbo-Prop Attack

    First published in 1997, the book chronicles the short life of the XT-40 powered turbo-prop Douglas A2D Skyshark.

    $21.95
  • Douglas TBD Devastator

    Douglas TBD Devastator

    This book takes you back to the early days of the Navy with a new weapon on the new and untried aircraft carriers when the battle ship was king.

    $19.95
  • Douglas USMC A-4E/F Skyhawk

    Douglas USMC A-4E/F Skyhawk

    Douglas A-4 E/F Skyhawks in Marine Service is the companion volume to Naval Fighters Number Fifty-One, Douglas A-4 E/F Skyhawks In Navy Service

    $16.95
  • Douglas USN A-4A/B Skyhawk

    Douglas USN A-4A/B Skyhawk

    "Heinemann's Hot Rod", "Tinker Toy", "Bantam Bomber" are all nicknames for the embodiment of simplicity and design efficiency in the best attack aircraft ever (author's opinion). Read all about its development, components, testing procedures, and Squadrons served in this 176 page book chock full of photographs and diagrams.

    $29.95
  • Douglas USN A-4E/F Skyhawk

    Douglas USN A-4E/F Skyhawk

    The A-4 Skyhawk was the workhorse of the Vietnam War. It flew more strike missions than any other Navy aircraft and its losses in combat amounted to 37% of all Navy combat losses.

    $29.95
  • Douglas XSB2D-1/BTD-1 Destroyer

    Douglas XSB2D-1/BTD-1 Destroyer

    Bob Kowalski continues the saga of the bomber Torpedo (BT) program and the similar Scout Bomber (SB) program with the obscure story of the Douglas XSB2D-1 and BTD-1 "Destroyer".

    $10.95
  • Douglas XTB2D-1 Skypirate

    Douglas XTB2D-1 Skypirate

    Bob Kowalski continues the saga of the Bomber Torpedo (BT) program and the similar Scout Bomber (SB) program with the obscure story of the Douglas XTB2D-1 "SkyPirate".

    $10.95
  • Early Banshees F2H-1/2/2B/2P/2N

    Early Banshees F2H-1/2/2B/2P/2N

    This volume covers F2H-1, F2H-2/2B/2N/2P Banshees.

    $34.95
  • Fleet Whales Douglas A-3 Skywarrior - Part 2

    Fleet Whales Douglas A-3 Skywarrior - Part 2

    This second volume covers the operational use of the aircraft by the US Navy. This book covers the history of the squadrons, the special squadrons and the men who flew the Whales.

    $29.95
  • Grumman AF Guardian

    Grumman AF Guardian

    In 1953, the mainstay of carrier-based anti-submarine warfare (ASW) forces in the Navy were represented by a pair of Grumman AF-2W and AF-2S Guardians flying as a hunter-killer team and operating from an escort carrier of the Commencement Bay(CVE-105) class.

    $16.95
  • Grumman F11F Tiger

    Grumman F11F Tiger

    This compendium has been written and documented by the principal Grumman and Blue Angel actors who participated in the development of those fine aircraft that came upon the scene at a very difficult, but interesting, era for both Grumman and the Navy.

    $29.95
  • Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger

    Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger

    The J79 powered Mach 2 Supertiger derivative of the F-11F was developed into a world class performer and was marketed as such. It impressed the foreign aviators so that it became their first choice.

    $10.95
  • Grumman F6F Hellcat

    Grumman F6F Hellcat

    The book covers the F6Fs development, testing, and production written by Grumman's test pilot "Corky" Meyer. This is followed by technical details and a running combat narrative. The Marines, British, French, and European action is all covered as well as training command during and after WWII and sections on post war, reserve, drones, and Hellcat prey.

    $49.95
  • Grumman F7F Tigercat

    Grumman F7F Tigercat

    The XF7F-1 was the first twin engine with tricycle undercarriage. It was heavily armed with four 20 mm guns in the wing roots and four 50 cal in the nose with strong point under the wings and fuselage to carry bombs and the Navy torpedo.

    $34.95
  • Grumman F8F Bearcat

    Grumman F8F Bearcat

    When planning a replacement for their successful F6F Hellcat carrier fighter, Grumman chose to build as lightweight a design as possible around the most reliable large radial engine. The result was the F8F Bearcat, which was often called a "hot rod" by its pilots for its fantastic acceleration and climbing ability.

    $39.95
  • Grumman F9F Navy Panthers - Part 3: Korea and Beyond

    Grumman F9F Navy Panthers - Part 3: Korea and Beyond

    Volume three of the Panther story focuses on the use of the aircraft by the United States Navy.

    $29.95
  • Grumman F9F USMC Panthers - Part 2

    Grumman F9F USMC Panthers - Part 2

    Volume two of the Panther story focuses on the usage of the aircraft by the United States Marines.

    $16.95
  • Grumman F9F-6/7/8 Cougar - Part 1: Design, Testing, Structures, Blue Angels

    Grumman F9F-6/7/8 Cougar - Part 1: Design, Testing, Structures, Blue Angels

    Covers, design, testing, and structures, along with the Blue Angels.

    $19.95
  • Grumman F9F-6P/8P Photo Cougar

    Grumman F9F-6P/8P Photo Cougar

    The F9F-6P/8P Photo Cougar replaced the F9F-5P Photo Panther in two Navy and two USMC squadrons in 1954.

    $19.95
  • Grumman F9F-8T/TF-9J Two-Seat

    Grumman F9F-8T/TF-9J Two-Seat

    The two seat Grumman Cougar was one of the first swept-wing trainers to be put into service with the Navy and was also one of the first two seat versions of a fleet fighter.

    $19.95
  • Grumman Goose

    Grumman Goose

    Tells the story of the small twin engined utility seaplane first designed in 1937 for 10 wealthy businessmen to replace their Loening Air Yachts.

    $21.95
  • Grumman HU-16 Albatross

    Grumman HU-16 Albatross

    The Grumman HU-16 Albatross started out as a company venture in the late 1940s and became such a success that it has been used by more than two dozen armed forces throughout the world.

    $16.95
  • Grumman JF/J2F Duck

    Grumman JF/J2F Duck

    While the Grumman JF/J2F "Duck" floatplane may have been one of the more ungainly aircraft in service, this military workhorse did a tremendous job as a naval utility aircraft, both before and during WWII.

    $29.95
  • Grumman Navy F-111B Swing Wing

    Grumman Navy F-111B Swing Wing

    The Grumman F-111B attack aircraft was a misguided attempt to streamline military procurement, producing an aircraft too big and too heavy for a naval aviation role. However the expertise gained on swing wing aircraft did produce the superlative Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

    $19.95
  • Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker and WF-2/E-1B Tracer Part Two New

    Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker and WF-2/E-1B Tracer Part Two

    The book covers the operational history of the aircraft in squadron service including the reserves and training squadrons and as a squadron utility and command aircraft at Naval Air Stations and facilities.

    $52.95
  • Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker Part One: Development, Testing, Variants, and Foreign Users

    Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker Part One: Development, Testing, Variants, and Foreign Users

    Richly illustrated and filled with anecdotes by Tracker pilots and crewmen, Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker describes the history and service of this dependable carrier-based antisubmarine aircraft. Both in military and civilian roles. Trackers proved to be adaptable and long-serving aircraft.

    $46.95
  • Grumman XF10F-1 Jaguar Swing-Wing

    Grumman XF10F-1 Jaguar Swing-Wing

    The one-airplane project stemming from the swing-wing Jaguar program was only flown by one pilot, Corwin "Corky" Meyer who tells the story here.

    $10.95
  • Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1

    Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1

    The Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1 was initially designed to meet a 1943 Navy requirement for a "single-seat carrier based high performance dive bomber."

    $10.95
  • Lockheed C-121 Constellation

    Lockheed C-121 Constellation

    Includes brief Navy squadron histories, detail drawings, and essays on flying the Connie, Vietnam, College Eye/Big Eye, 552nd AEW, Bat Cat and AEWBARRONPAC.

    $21.95
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