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  • Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer

    Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer

    The Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer was a progressive development of the F4D-1 Skyray. Many people believe that the Skylancer was a faster and better choice than its competitor, the Vought F8U Crusader.

    $10.95
  • 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
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  • AMARG: America's Military Aircraft Boneyard

    AMARG: America's Military Aircraft Boneyard

    AMARG is the largest US military aircraft storage center. Numerous photographs taken both from the air and on the ground show the reader vistas of the 4,000 total airplanes stored at this site, while a detailed appendix gives a comprehensive listing of all the aircraft types.

    $24.95
  • American Aircraft Development of WWII: Special Types 1939-1945 New

    American Aircraft Development of WWII: Special Types 1939-1945

    Focusing on the U.S. military's development of special aircraft types during World War II, including many experimental aircraft and one-off secret projects, this book shows how U.S. aviation designs and weapons progressed under the pressure of global warfare.

    $39.95
  • American Secret Projects: Fighters, Bombers and Attack Aircraft 1937-1945

    American Secret Projects: Fighters, Bombers and Attack Aircraft 1937-1945

    This is a new title in this highly acclaimed Secret Projects series, this time looking at fighter and bomber concepts developed by the US aircraft industry for the USAAF and Navy in the years immediately prior to and during World War 2.

    $44.95
  • Boeing B-50

    Boeing B-50

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

    $49.95
  • Building the P-51 Mustang: The Story of Manufacturing North American's Legendary WWII Fighter in Original Photos

    Building the P-51 Mustang: The Story of Manufacturing North American's Legendary WWII Fighter in Original Photos

    This major work is devoted strictly to telling the story of how this legendary airplane was designed and built using rare original factory photos, documents, and unique engineering information.

    $34.95
  • Collecting Vintage Plastic Model Airplane Kits

    Collecting Vintage Plastic Model Airplane Kits

    Examines vintage model airplane kits and highlights what collectors should look for in building their collections. Covers model development in the heyday, and shows pricing for vintage kits.

    $24.95
  • Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler

    Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler

    Convair Deltas examines each of the company's delta-wing programs in detail using dozens of original factory photos to highlight the narrative.

    $32.95
  • 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.

    $55.95
  • 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
  • Horten Ho 229 Flying Wing: Spirit of Thuringia

    Horten Ho 229 Flying Wing: Spirit of Thuringia

    This book offers the most thorough technical study ever done about the Horten Ho 229 flying wing, Nazi Germany's secret jet fighter, and is certain to appeal to WWII and x-plane enthusiasts, as well as aviation modelers.

    $49.95
  • Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15 (Revised Edition) Sale

    Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15 (Revised Edition)

    This is the most extensively researched history of the X-15 program yet produced, written with the cooperation of surviving X-15 pilots as well as many other program principals.

    Regular Price: $28.95

    Special Price $14.48

  • Ilyushin IL-28: Famous Russian Aircraft

    Ilyushin IL-28: Famous Russian Aircraft

    Encompasses the full development and operational history of the Ilyushin IL-28.

    $56.95
  • Japanese Secret Projects 1: Experimental Aircraft of the IJA & IJN 1939-1945

    Japanese Secret Projects 1: Experimental Aircraft of the IJA & IJN 1939-1945

    A fascinating insight into the largely untouched world of Japanese secret projects, many of which actually took to the skies in amidst the chaos of World War II.

    $42.95
  • Junkers Ju 52: A History 1930-1945

    Junkers Ju 52: A History 1930-1945

    The most definitive account published in recent years of this mainstay of the Luftwaffe that first saw military service in the 1930s and was then engaged in operations in the Spanish Civil War through to the end of World War II.

    $99.95
  • Junkers Ju 87: From Dive-Bomber to Tank-Buster 1935-1945

    Junkers Ju 87: From Dive-Bomber to Tank-Buster 1935-1945

    The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka is the most famous dive-bomber and tank-busting aircraft of WWII. Heavily illustrated with war-time photos and color profiles, this book is the most detailed reference work available on Nazis Germany's fearsome Stuka ground support aircraft.

    $84.95
  • Lockheed F-94 Starfire

    Lockheed F-94 Starfire

    The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was the first USAF jet fighter equipped with an afterburner, as well as the first operational all-weather fighter aircraft to enter combat. F-94s flew in the Korean War, and with Air National Guard units from 1950 through 1959.

    $39.95
  • Luftwaffe Eagle: From the Me109 to the Me262

    Luftwaffe Eagle: From the Me109 to the Me262

    Rich in detail and facts, Walter Schuck presents an insider's view to fighter combat in WWII, and describes life in the German Luftwaffe during the years of the Third Reich. Supplemented with photographs from his personal collection, campaign maps, and unit insignia, this is a must-have combat memoir.

    $18.95
  • Martin PBM Mariner

    Martin PBM Mariner

    The distinctive, gull-winged Martin PBM Mariner flying boat was designed to replace the Consolidated PBY Catalina as the US Navy's first true open-ocean, extremely long range sub hunter and patrol bomber. PBM Mariners saw extensive service both in WWII and Korea.

    $52.95
  • North American's T-6: A Definitive History of the World's Most Famous Trainer Sale

    North American's T-6: A Definitive History of the World's Most Famous Trainer

    An in-depth look at the famous North American T-6 Texan, its contributions to the Allied victory in World War II, and its subsequent uses by air forces around the world. Surviving T-6 warbirds are often the main attractions at air shows.

    Regular Price: $34.95

    Special Price $17.48

  • R-4360: Pratt & Whitney's Major Miracle

    R-4360: Pratt & Whitney's Major Miracle

    Leaving no stone unturned, this book provides a detailed account of the inner workings of the R-4360. Also covered is the engine's development history, variations, and its military, commercial, and racing applications.

    $74.95
  • Russian Air Power: Current Organization and Aircraft of all Russian Air Forces

    Russian Air Power: Current Organization and Aircraft of all Russian Air Forces

    A follow-up to the hugely popular first publication of Russian Air Power in 2009, Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov bring readers the fully updated and revised new edition.

    $79.95
  • Sukhoi Su-24: Famous Russian Aircraft

    Sukhoi Su-24: Famous Russian Aircraft

    The Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft is one of the more successful variable-sweep wing, Russian bombers. Illustrated with over 750 photos, line drawings, color profiles, insignia, and nose art, this new book in the Famous Russian Aircraft series is certain to be of interest to aviation enthusiasts and scale modelers alike.

    $64.95
  • The Douglas B-18 and B-23: America's Forsaken Warriors

    The Douglas B-18 and B-23: America's Forsaken Warriors

    These long-forgotten American medium bombers, the Douglas B-18 Bolo and B-23 Dragon, served as anti-submarine aircraft during WWII. Here for the first time is an in-depth history of these forgotten aircraft, covering their development, production, performance specs, combat operations, and warpaint colors.

    $39.95
  • U.S. Experimental & Prototype Aircraft Projects: Fighters 1939-1945 Sale

    U.S. Experimental & Prototype Aircraft Projects: Fighters 1939-1945

    This book focuses on those American fighter projects of WWII that never reached combat forces, or only in a very limited manner. The book illuminates little known aircraft designs and x-plane projects that significantly advanced fighter design, but never went into full-rate production and deployment.

    Regular Price: $46.95

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  • Wings of the Luftwaffe: Flying the Captured German Aircraft of World War II

    Wings of the Luftwaffe: Flying the Captured German Aircraft of World War II

    From his unique knowledge of German aviation, 'Winkle' Brown has selected the most important and most promising aircraft employed by the Luftwaffe and those evolved for that air arm in Germany during World War II--the true wings of the Luftwaffe. He describes their background and characteristics in this book.

    $56.95
  • X-Planes of Europe II: More Secret Research Aircraft from the Golden Age 1945-1971

    X-Planes of Europe II: More Secret Research Aircraft from the Golden Age 1945-1971

    Aircraft from Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland and the former Yugoslavia range from the diminutive Ikarus jet prototypes to the imposing BAC TSR.2, piston-powered French Arsenal VB 10 and the Hispano HA-300.

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  • Military Aircraft Markings 2016 New

    Military Aircraft Markings 2016

    Military Aircraft Markings is the most complete listing of all aircraft of the UK Armed Forces--the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army and associated units. Detailed RAF Squadron markings help make up this essential guide to military aviation in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

    $19.95
  • Military Aircraft Markings 2017

    Military Aircraft Markings 2017

    Revised and updated, Military Aircraft Markings 2017 continues to be the most comprehensive listing of military aircraft in the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and other UK forces. Sections also list American military aircraft based in Europe, as well as other nation's aircraft visiting the UK for air shows.

    $19.95
  • Northrop YF-23 ATF New

    Northrop YF-23 ATF

    Author Paul Metz, Chief Test Pilot for the Northrop YF-23 ATF stealth fighter program, provides a detailed look at the YF-23's construction, flight test program, engines, and performance specs. While the competing Lockheed YF-22 was eventually chosen by the USAF, the YF-23 ATF proved to be a very capable and superb example of Low Observable (LO) fighter technology.

    $49.95
  • On Atlas' Shoulders: RAF Transport Projects Since 1945 New

    On Atlas' Shoulders: RAF Transport Projects Since 1945

    This unique reference details the RAF aircraft and technologies developed for logistics support of the British armed forces from the Cold War era up through today's precision delivery of equipment to forward operating bases in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Illustrated throughout with photos, drawings, and color profiles of RAF transport aircraft and helicopters.

    $49.95
  • P-39 Airacobra In Action

    P-39 Airacobra In Action

    The Bell P-39 Airacobra was a unique mid-engined American WWII aircraft that become a premier low-altitude fighter in the hands of Soviet pilots. Armed with a deadly 37mm nose cannon, the P-39 also served in ground attack roles for US combat forces in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters.

    $19.95
  • P-40 Warhawk In Action

    P-40 Warhawk In Action

    The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk served as a workhorse fighter aircraft during WWII and was best known for its menacing shark mouth nose art. This book traces the P-40s development and modifications throughout WWII with 168 photos and numerous color profiles. Surviving P-40s can still be seen at many airshows around the world.

    $19.95
  • P-51 Mustang In Action

    P-51 Mustang In Action

    This new edition about the iconic North American P-51 Mustang includes over 170 photos, many in rare vintage color. The book also features detailed line drawings and color profiles that display the evolution of the WWII-era Mustang from the early experimental NA-73X to the final PA-48 close air support variant.

    $19.95
  • Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian New

    Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian

    Here is a rare look at the Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 "Baby Clippers" flown by Pan American Airways in the 1930s, and by the US Navy during WWII. The Navy's JRS-1 flying boats survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and currently, one of those historic surviving aircraft is now being restored by the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.

    $29.95
  • Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in the Americas New

    Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in the Americas

    This new book is the definitive record of Soviet and Russian military aircraft and their combat operations in the Americas. Written by acknowledged Cold War aviation experts, the book is illustrated throughout with numerous photos and color profiles.

    $56.95
  • Space Shuttle: Developing an Icon 1972-2013 New

    Space Shuttle: Developing an Icon 1972-2013

    Limited Print Run

    The complete US Space Shuttle program from the earliest days through the very end is documented in this three-volume set with slipcase that features 1,584 pages filled with over 1 million words and nearly 4,000 photos and line drawings.

    $169.95
  • Spyflights and Overflights: US Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance 1945-1960 New

    Spyflights and Overflights: US Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance 1945-1960

    Few Cold War aviation subjects have been so shrouded in secrecy and controversy than US strategic reconnaissance missions. Former recon pilot Robert S. Hopkins, III, offers new insights into these top secret flights and the specialized aircraft used by Strategic Air Command (SAC) and the CIA, such as the RB-50s, RB-47s, RB-57s, and the famous U-2s.

    $44.95
  • Testing to the Limits 2: British Test Pilots Since 1910 New

    Testing to the Limits 2: British Test Pilots Since 1910

    This book covers British aircraft flight testing from the early biplanes and pre-war prototypes, to the high-performance WW2 aircraft; from the post-war challenges of the 'sound barrier' to the pressures of the 'Cold War'. Includes the iconic Spitfire, the early Vampire jet, as well as the VTOL Harrier 'jump-jet' and today's fly-by-wire Typhoon.

    $39.95
  • Wave-Off!: A History of LSOs and Ship-Board Landings-Limited Signed Edition New

    Wave-Off!: A History of LSOs and Ship-Board Landings-Limited Signed Edition

    1st 100 Orders Receive Autographed Copies! Landing on the pitching deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most challenging and exacting operations to perform in the world of naval aviation. This new book explains the key role of the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) in carrier operations and in the recovery of all types of naval aircraft. Included as well is the evolution, history, and combat operations of aircraft carriers and multi-role naval aircraft from pre-WWII through the revolutions of the jet age and nuclear-powered ships.

    $39.95
  • World's Fastest Single-Engine Jet Aircraft: The Story of Convair's F-106 Delta Dart Interceptor New

    World's Fastest Single-Engine Jet Aircraft: The Story of Convair's F-106 Delta Dart Interceptor

    This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at the sixth member of the USAF's "Century Series" family of supersonic fighters. From initial concept through flight testing and deployment, every facet of the Convair F-106's operational service is examined and explained in a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read text. Includes many superb photos and technical illustrations useful to modelers and aviation historians.

    $44.95
  • Wrecks & Relics - 25th Edition: The Indispensable Guide to Britain's Aviation Heritage

    Wrecks & Relics - 25th Edition: The Indispensable Guide to Britain's Aviation Heritage

    Covering more than 750 locations and 5,000 aircraft Wrecks & Relics is indispensable guide to warbirds, classic and vintage aircraft, restoration projects, abandoned derelicts, and aviation oddities in the UK. Books in this series are trusted resources for curators, restorers, operators and enthusiasts.

    $36.95