Naval Fighters

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  • Lockheed R6O/R6V Constitution

    Lockheed R6O/R6V Constitution

    The Lockheed R6V Constitution was a large, propeller-driven, double-decker transport aircraft developed in the 1940s by Lockheed as a long-range, high capacity transport and airliner for the U.S. Navy.

    $19.95
  • Lockheed T2V/T-1A Seastar

    Lockheed T2V/T-1A Seastar

    Lockheed had an early lock on military jet trainer production in the United States with its very successful two-seat derivative of the P-80/F-80 Shooting Star, the T-33A/TV-2. As good as the T-Bird was, Lockheed believed a much more capable trainer could be developed from the basic T-33 design.

    $16.95
  • Lockheed Vega: PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon

    Lockheed Vega: PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon

    The Lockheed Ventura PV-1 AND PV-2 Harpoon was a bomber and patrol aircraft of World War II, used by United States and British Commonwealth forces in several guises.

    $44.95
  • Lockheed XFV-1 VTOL Fighter

    Lockheed XFV-1 VTOL Fighter

    First published in 1996, the XFV-1 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.

    $12.95
  • Martin AM-1/1-Q Mauler

    Martin AM-1/1-Q Mauler

    First published in 1994, the Martin AM Mauler book covers the development, testing, and squadron usage of the runner-up to the Navy's AD/A-1 Skyraider in its bomber-torpedo competition.

    $21.95
  • Martin Mars XPB2M-1R & JRM Flying Boats

    Martin Mars XPB2M-1R & JRM Flying Boats

    The four-engine Martin Mars flying boat was built and used throughout the Pacific as the Navy's heavy hauler into the mid-1950s when they were purchased and converted into fire bombers in Canada and used to this day.

    $21.95
  • Martin P4M-1/-1Q Mercator

    Martin P4M-1/-1Q Mercator

    The Martin P4M Mercator, although similar to the smaller Lockheed Neptune, was developed as a long-range patrol and mine laying naval aircraft. This high-wing, four-engine aircraft was uniquely designed to carry one jet engine and one prop engine mounted under each wing, later described as "two turning and two burning".

    $19.95
  • Martin P5M Marlin Patrol Seaplane

    Martin P5M Marlin Patrol Seaplane

    This book covers the complete history of the Martin P5M Marlin flying boat from development, construction, powerplants, armaments, and squadron service.

    $34.95
  • 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
  • McDonnell F2H-3/4 Big Banjo

    McDonnell F2H-3/4 Big Banjo

    The F2H-3/4 Banshee ("Big Banjo") was a direct outgrowth of the F2H-1 and F2H-2 series of Korean war fighter and recon jets which became the US Navy's first single seat all-weather carrier interceptor. This book also includes a chapter on Royal Canadian F2H-3s.

    $39.95
  • McDonnell F3H Demon

    McDonnell F3H Demon

    The McDonnell F3H Demon is probably the least remembered modern Naval fighter, even though it was the first true all-weather missile fighter. When the weather prevented the agile F8U, F4D and F11F from flying, the Demon could still be launched.

    $29.95
  • McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

    McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

    This book covers the Navy's first jet aircraft to operate from a carrier, the McDonnell FD-1/FH-1 Phantom. The underpowered twin-jet fighter proved, along with North American's FJ-1, the feasibility of operating jets from carriers.

    $12.95
  • Navy & Marine Fleet Single-Seat F9F Cougar Squadrons

    Navy & Marine Fleet Single-Seat F9F Cougar Squadrons

    This book has the entire Squadron and their history in the USN, USMC and USNR.

    $34.95
  • North American AJ-1 Savage

    North American AJ-1 Savage

    Steve Ginter tells the story of the North American AJ "Savage".

    $22.95
  • North American FJ-1 Fury

    North American FJ-1 Fury

    First published in 1983, the FJ-1 Fury book covers North America's first jet fighter and forerunner to the Air Force F-86 and Navy FJ-2/FJ-3 Furys. The book gives a first-hand account of flying with VF-51.

    $12.95
  • North American FJ-2 Fury

    North American FJ-2 Fury

    The entire FJ-2 production was assigned to the Marines which equipped six front line fighter squadrons with it. These were VMF-122, VMF-232, VMF-235, VMF-312, VMF-334 and VMF-451. The book contains short histories of each of these squadrons as well as a first-hand account of its flight testing.

    $12.95
  • North American FJ-3/3M Fury

    North American FJ-3/3M Fury

    The North American FJ-2/-3 Fury were a series of swept-wing carrier-capable fighters for the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

    $44.95
  • North American FJ-4/4B Fury

    North American FJ-4/4B Fury

    This book covers the development, testing, and squadron histories of the 33 Navy units and 13 Marine units that flew the North American FJ-4/4B Fury.

    $21.95
  • North American QF-86E/F/H Full Scale Aerial Targets

    North American QF-86E/F/H Full Scale Aerial Targets

    This book explains the original concept outlining the need for a remote controlled aircraft and how that concept evolved into the QF-86 program. Includes many photographs from both inside and outside the cockpit.

    $19.95
  • North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye

    North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye

    Covers the development of this all-purpose jet trainer from the Navy's solicitation to industry in 1956 through its operations and squadron usage with the US Navy, US Marines, Venezuela, and Greece.

    $21.95
  • North American T-28 Trojan

    North American T-28 Trojan

    Although the T-28 is not a fighter, it has cut the teeth of many a fighter pilot and seen its share of fighting in a ground support role.

    $16.95
  • Northrop BT-1

    Northrop BT-1

    Northrop BT-1 was one of many military applications, derived from the original Northrup Gamma designs, which in turn was developed into the SBD Dauntless through the interim XBT-2. Includes BT-1 assignments from the Monthly Status of Naval Aircraft Report.

    $22.95
  • Ryan FR-1 Fireball and XF2R-1 Darkshark

    Ryan FR-1 Fireball and XF2R-1 Darkshark

    It was no secret to the U.S. Navy that jet and rocket aircraft were being developed in Europe, and that once fully developed, would be of superior performance than piston engine aircraft. Because of these facts, the Navy initiated investigations into alternative solutions to counter these new jets.

    $16.95
  • 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
  • Temco TT-1 Pinto

    Temco TT-1 Pinto

    Developed as a private venture, the Temco Pinto primary jet trainer made its first flight March 26, 1956.

    $17.95
  • USN/USMC Two-Seat Skyhawks: TA-4F, EA-4F, TA-4J and OA-4M

    USN/USMC Two-Seat Skyhawks: TA-4F, EA-4F, TA-4J and OA-4M

    This book has all the Squadron and their history in the USN, USMC, and USNR. It has the history, photos, patches (crests), ships, and shore stations they served.

    $34.95
  • Vought F8U-3 Crusader III: Super Crusader

    Vought F8U-3 Crusader III: Super Crusader

    The Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III was an aircraft developed by Chance Vought as a replacement to the successful F-8 Crusader program and as a competitor to the F-4 Phantom II.

    $22.95
  • Vought TA-7C/EA-7L, A-7K Twosair

    Vought TA-7C/EA-7L, A-7K Twosair

    The first converted TA-7C flew for the first time on December 17, 1976, and was delivered to the Navy on January 31, 1977. This book includes US Air National Guard A-7K Greek TA-7Hs, Portugese TA-7Ps, and Thai TA-7Es.

    $22.95
  • Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 2: Navy and Marine RF-8 Photo Recon Squadrons

    Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 2: Navy and Marine RF-8 Photo Recon Squadrons

    First published in 1988, the RF-8 book is one of four volumes on the famous F-8 Crusader series. The book covers the squadron histories of the RF-8 squadrons and its usage in Vietnam.

    $21.95
  • Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 3: Marine Fighter Squadrons

    Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 3: Marine Fighter Squadrons

    First published in 1989, this volume puts forth the Marine squadron histories of Vought's infamous F-8 Crusader from 1958 through 1968.

    $21.95
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    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
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    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.

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

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    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
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    Horten Ho 229 Flying Wing: Spirit of Thuringia

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    $49.95
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    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.

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    Ilyushin IL-28: Famous Russian Aircraft

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

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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