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  • American Fire Apparatus #1

    American Fire Apparatus #1

    This volume traces the development of the best-known fire-fighting apparatus, the pumper fire engine. It covers the history of these vehicles from the 19th Century to the fire trucks of the 21st Century.

    $19.95
  • American Fire Apparatus #2

    American Fire Apparatus #2

    With hundreds of unique and dramatic photos, this volume features fire trucks equipped with aerial ladders, elevating platforms, ladder platforms, and special water towers. The book illustrates the evolution of the vital hook-and-ladder trucks that are an integral part of fire departments throughout the US.

    $19.95
  • Berlin 1945: The Collapse of the "Thousand-Year" Reich

    Berlin 1945: The Collapse of the "Thousand-Year" Reich

    Massive Soviet combined-arms forces attacked Berlin, the capital of Hitler's Third Reich, in April 1945. This devastating and climactic battle utterly crushed the last fanatical defenders of the city and caused the final surrender of Nazi Germany.

    $34.95
  • D-Day 1944: The Allied Invasion of Normandy

    D-Day 1944: The Allied Invasion of Normandy

    The Allies launched their massive invasion of German-occupied Europe in June 1944. This book covers opposing commanders and forces, the initial battle for air supremacy, the Allied amphibious landings, key combat vehicles and portable weapons, as well as many lesser-known details of the campaign.

    $34.95
  • Diamond T 4 Ton Truck Walk Around

    Diamond T 4 Ton Truck Walk Around

    The US Army Quartermaster Corps adoption of the Diamond T Motor Company's 4-ton 6x6 truck became so successful that it later inspired the Army's post-WWII M-series trucks, which were used for 50 years.

    $19.95
  • El Alamein 1942: The Axis Major Defeat in Africa

    El Alamein 1942: The Axis Major Defeat in Africa

    El Alamein was the climactic desert battle between Montgomery's legendary 8th Army and Rommel's elite Afrika Korps. After a bloody 12-day battle, Rommel's forces were shattered and forced to retreat. The book covers the opposing commanders, miltary units, weaponry, combat vehicles, and key aircraft that fought during this famous WWII battle.

    $34.95
  • Ferdinand/Elefant Detail In Action

    Ferdinand/Elefant Detail In Action

    This volume covers the development of Germany's Ferdinand and Elefant heavy tank destroyers, and explores the combat history of these two ill-fated WWII Porsche Tiger tank designs.

    $19.95
  • FT-17/M1917 WWI Tanks Walk Around

    FT-17/M1917 WWI Tanks Walk Around

    Introduced in 1917, the Renault FT-17 and its US-built copy, the M1917, revolutionized WWI tank design. This volume presents a careful study of the details and variations of these innovative French armored vehicles.

    $19.95
  • FT-17/M1917 WWI Tanks Walk Around - Hardcover

    FT-17/M1917 WWI Tanks Walk Around - Hardcover

    Introduced in 1917, the Renault FT-17 and its US-built copy, the M1917, revolutionized WWI tank design. This volume presents a careful study of the details and variations of these innovative French armored vehicles.

    $24.95
  • Gama Goat Detail In Action

    Gama Goat Detail In Action

    Seeking to revolutionize its tactical vehicle fleet, the US Army developed the Gama Goat, an all-wheel-drive, engineering marvel with steerable axles and a flexible two-part body. This book chronicles the design, development, testing, and field use of these iconic US Cold War vehicles.

    $19.95
  • Gama Goat Detail In Action - Hardcover

    Gama Goat Detail In Action - Hardcover

    Seeking to revolutionize its tactical vehicle fleet, the US Army developed the Gama Goat, an all-wheel-drive, engineering marvel with steerable axles and a flexible two-part body. This book chronicles the design, development, testing, and field use of these iconic US Cold War vehicles.

    $24.95
  • German Armored Cars In Action

    German Armored Cars In Action

    Germany's early six-wheeled armored cars were based on heavy trucks, having limited off-road mobility. As WWII combat operations called for greater mobility and armament, this series of armored cars evolved into agile, eight-wheel-drive vehicles armed with a variety of heavy weapons.

    $19.95
  • GMC CCKW Truck Walk Around

    GMC CCKW Truck Walk Around

    Before WWII began, the US Army set out to acquire a tough, new 2-1/2-ton tactical truck that could haul artillery as well as troops and combat supplies. General Motors would fill this requirement with its famous mass-produced, all-wheel-drive CCKW truck.

    $19.95
  • GPA & DUKW Walk Around

    GPA & DUKW Walk Around

    Developed by the US Army as a virtual aquatic truck, the unique DUKW amphibian vehicle went on to see action in nearly every major US amphibious operation in WWII and later returned to see combat service during the Korean War as well.

    $19.95
  • HMMWV In Action

    HMMWV In Action

    The High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee) continues to serve a key role on the modern battlefield. These US-built, multipurpose vehicles are employed to move personnel and cargo, while armed with a variety of weapons from heavy machine guns and grenade launchers, to miniguns and TOW anti-tank missiles.

    $14.95
  • Italian Truck-Mounted Artillery In Action

    Italian Truck-Mounted Artillery In Action

    The Italian Army began mounting anti-aircraft weapons on truck chassis during WWI, giving birth to the versatle autocannone artillery - a mounted, all-purpose, weapon concept later employed by all other WWII combatants.

    $14.95
  • Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer Walk Around

    Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer Walk Around

    More than 2,800 Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzers were built during WWII, far more than any other German tank destroyer. This volume features many detailed photos of early and late-model Hetzer variants, as well as the first-ever published wartime photos of the vehicle's interior.

    $19.95
  • Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer Walk Around - Hardcover

    Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer Walk Around - Hardcover

    More than 2,800 Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzers were built during WWII, far more than any other German tank destroyer. This volume features many detailed photos of early and late-model Hetzer variants, as well as the first-ever published wartime photos of the vehicle's interior.

    $24.95
  • K5(E) Railgun Detail In Action

    K5(E) Railgun Detail In Action

    The German Krupp K5(E) 280mm heavy railway gun was one of the most effective artillery weapons developed during WWII. Boasting a 40-mile range, these massive guns were deployed on the Russian Front, in Italy, and as part of Hitler's Channel Coast defences.

    $19.95
  • Kursk 1943: The Greatest Tank Battle in History

    Kursk 1943: The Greatest Tank Battle in History

    The battle for Kursk was Hitler's final attempt to regain the initiative on the Eastern Front before Allied forces invaded Europe. This intense WWII battle brought about one of the greatest tank battles in history and ultimately became a bloody defeat for German forces. Book details the opposing commanders, military units, tanks, weaponry, and combat aircraft.

    $34.95
  • M1 Abrams In Action

    M1 Abrams In Action

    The M1 Abrams has been the premier US main battle tank for more than 30 years, and remains one of the modern world's most formidable tanks. Powered by a unique 1,500-hp gas turbine engine, the agile 65-ton M1 features advanced targeting systems, 120mm main gun, and layers of hi-tech composite armor.

    $19.95
  • M108/109 SP Howitzer Walk Around

    M108/109 SP Howitzer Walk Around

    Introduced in the early 1960s, the M108/109 fully-enclosed, self-propelled artillery saw service in Vietnam. Upgraded in the mid-1980s, the M109 incorporated an enlarged turret, improved armor, increased ammo stowage, NBC protection, and a microclimate system to support crew efficiency.

    $19.95
  • M113 Armored Personal Carrier Walk Around

    M113 Armored Personal Carrier Walk Around

    The M113 is one of the most successful series of armored personnel carriers of all time. Produced in huge numbers, these redoutable armored tracks have served US and Allied forces from the early 1960s into the 21st Century.

    $19.95
  • M151 Mutt In Action

    M151 Mutt In Action

    The M151 MUTT was intended as a lightweight, high-mobility replacement for the M38A1 vehicle, the Cold War successor to the famed WWII jeep. Dubbed the Military Utility Tactical Truck or MUTT, GIs universally referred to the new vehicle as a "jeep".

    $19.95
  • M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer Walk Around

    M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer Walk Around

    Buick's lightly armored M18 Hellcat could top 55 mph, making it the fastest armored fighting vehicle deployed in WWII. US crews used the Hellcat's speed and high-velocity 76mm cannon to engage and destroy opposing German tanks. This volume details the Hellcat's engine, drivetrain, crew compartments, and weapon systems.

    $19.95
  • M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer Walk Around - Hardcover

    M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer Walk Around - Hardcover

    Buick's lightly armored M18 Hellcat could top 55 mph, making it the fastest armored fighting vehicle deployed in WWII. US crews used the Hellcat's speed and high-velocity 76mm cannon to engage and destroy opposing German tanks. This volume details the Hellcat's engine, drivetrain, crew compartments, and weapon systems.

    $24.95
  • M19-M20 Tank Transporter Detail In Action

    M19-M20 Tank Transporter Detail In Action

    The M19 Heavy Tank Transporter, a truck and trailer combination, saw widespread use during WWII and into the Cold War years. This book explores the development, use, and details of these famous wartime workhorses.

    $19.95
  • M19-M20 Tank Transporter Detail In Action - Hardcover

    M19-M20 Tank Transporter Detail In Action - Hardcover

    The M19 Heavy Tank Transporter, a truck and trailer combination, saw widespread use during WWII and into the Cold War years. This book explores the development, use, and details of these famous wartime workhorses.

    $24.95
  • M24 Chaffee Walk Around

    M24 Chaffee Walk Around

    The US-built M24 Chaffee tank was developed to counter better armed WWII German tanks. Designed around a 75mm main gun, the Chaffee tank packed a heavier punch, a lower profile, and a smoother ride than any of its WWII competitors. Chaffee tanks served well into the 1970s.

    $19.95
  • M26 Dragon Wagon Walk Around

    M26 Dragon Wagon Walk Around

    The 40-ton Tank Transporter Truck Trailer M25, dubbed the "Dragon Wagon", was the largest wheeled vehicle fielded by the US Army during WWII. These veteran trailers saw service during the Vietnam War and into the 1970s. This volume examines both the armored and soft-skin versions of these massive vehicles.

    $19.95
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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.

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    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.

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

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    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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    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
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    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
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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

    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
  • 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
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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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  • A-1 Skyraider In Action New

    A-1 Skyraider In Action

    Retrace the combat history of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider, the US Navy's famous carrier-borne, prop-driven attack aircraft. This all-new edition is packed with detailed line drawings, color profiles, and over 180 vintage photos of the rugged, heavily armed Skyraider (better know as the "flying dump truck").

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    Brewster F2A Buffalo and Export Variants

    This is the ultimate history of the Brewster F2A Buffalo, the US Navy's first monoplane fighter aircraft. Allied flyers in WWII called it the "flying coffin", but in the hands of Finnish aces, the Buffalo was wildly successful. This new book is lavishly illustrated with over 300 photos, many seen here for the first time.

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    DH.98 Mosquito In Action

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    From Bats to Rangers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron Two (ECMRON-2) Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two (VQ-2)

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    P-38 Lightning In Action

    This new book traces the development and combat history of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a twin-engine, long-range USAAF fighter aircraft. With its distinctive twin boom shape and deadly firepower, the P-38 was labelled "fork-tailed devil" by opposing Axis forces. During WWII, P-38s served as important bomber escorts and support aircraft for all combat theaters.

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    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.

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