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  • Higgins PT Boat On Deck

    Higgins PT Boat On Deck

    This volume showcases in close-up detail several WWII Higgins Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats now on display at various US maritime museums. The New Orleans-based Higgins Industries constructed a variety of these fast PT vessels for the Allied war effort.

    $19.95
  • Iowa Class Battleships On Deck

    Iowa Class Battleships On Deck

    Explore the decks and depths of these mighty warships, once home to thousands of sailors, 88 pages packed with over 270 color photos, carefully chosen to show the subtle differences between these four near-identical ships.

    $19.95
  • Landing Craft, Air Cushion In Action

    Landing Craft, Air Cushion In Action

    Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) are air-cushioned, hovercraft naval vessels used for amphibious assault landings. LCACs can move over rocks and beach obstacles, and are less susceptible to enemy mines. The USN and Marines currently employ these craft for beach assualts and special operations.

    $19.95
  • Littoral Combat Ships In Action

    Littoral Combat Ships In Action

    Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) are a class of small surface vessels that are meant to operate in coastal areas to neutralize asymmetric military threats. Designed to be used in place of larger destroyers or cruisers, the US Navy's LCSs are viewed as networked, agile, stealthy surface ships capable of defeating localized enemy forces.

    $19.95
  • Naval Battle Of Salamis: The Wooden Walls That Saved Greece

    Naval Battle Of Salamis: The Wooden Walls That Saved Greece

    The famous naval Battle of Salamis was fought between the Greek naval forces and the Persian fleet. This monumental Greek victory became a critical turning point in the history of the ancient world. This book discusses key elements of the battle and details about the trireme ship, including methods of construction, crew, handling, and tactics.

    $34.95
  • Ohio-Class Submarines On Deck

    Ohio-Class Submarines On Deck

    Since the 1960s, deterrence has been the key mission of the US Navy's nuclear-powered, ballistic missile submarine. As the sea-based "leg" of the US strategic triad, Ohio-class SSBNs carry 50 percent of all US strategic nuclear warheads. This book takes a bow-to-stern, in-depth look at these important naval vessels.

    $19.95
  • Schnellboot In Action

    Schnellboot In Action

    Larger, faster, and more powerful than Allied counterparts, the German Schnellboot was perhaps the best motor torpedo boat of WWII. This richly-illustrated new edition has many new photos, in-depth captions, color profiles, and all-new, detailed scale drawings.

    $19.95
  • Ticonderoga-Class Cruisers In Action

    Ticonderoga-Class Cruisers In Action

    The US Navy's Ticonderoga-class cruisers were designed to protect US aircraft carrier battle groups. These vessels carry a formidable array of offensive and defensive weapons, including Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles, cutting-edge sonars and radars, as well as full electronic warfare suites.

    $19.95
  • US Navy WWII Camouflage V1

    US Navy WWII Camouflage V1

    In an effort confuse attacking enemy submarines and ships, the US Navy adopted a variety different camouflage schemes during WWII. USN ships often sported a range of colors from blue to gray to black and included painted bow waves and multiple dazzle schemes.

    $19.95
  • USS Alabama Squadron At Sea

    USS Alabama Squadron At Sea

    The mighty 35,000-ton battleship USS Alabama (BB-60) was commissioned in 1942. Her first WWII duties were to protect Allied convoys from predatory German surface raiders. This book documents the Alabama's construction, armaments, wartime operations, and her eventual preservation as a US naval memorial.

    $24.95
  • USS Alabama Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    USS Alabama Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    The mighty 35,000-ton battleship USS Alabama (BB-60) was commissioned in 1942. Her first WWII duties were to protect Allied convoys from predatory German surface raiders. This book documents the Alabama's construction, armaments, wartime operations, and her eventual preservation as a US naval memorial.

    $29.95
  • USS Arizona Squadron At Sea

    USS Arizona Squadron At Sea

    USS Arizona (BB-39) is one of America's most iconic and revered naval vessels. With many rare photographs, this volume details the construction and history of this famous battleship. This book also chronicles the ship's horrific explosion and sinking during Japan's deadly surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

    $24.95
  • USS Kidd On Deck

    USS Kidd On Deck

    US Navy destroyers, affectionately called 'Tin Cans', were the mainstays of US battle groups during WWII. Fletcher-class destroyers made up the largest number of these ships in wartime service. Today, only ONE of these historic ships has been preserved in its original WWII-configuration, the USS Kidd (DD-661).

    $19.95
  • USS Kidd On Deck - Hardcover

    USS Kidd On Deck - Hardcover

    US Navy destroyers, affectionately called 'Tin Cans', were the mainstays of US battle groups during WWII. Fletcher-class destroyers made up the largest number of these ships in wartime service. Today, only ONE of these historic ships has been preserved in its original WWII-configuration, the USS Kidd (DD-661).

    $24.95
  • USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron at Sea

    USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron at Sea

    The USS Lexington (CV-2), affectionately called the Lady Lex, was the US Navy's second aircraft carrier built. This book describes the many changes the Lexington underwent to upgrade its aircraft, armaments, and combat efficiency. In WWII, the Lady Lex fought Japanese air and naval forces, and was later sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

    $24.95
  • USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    The USS Lexington (CV-2), affectionately called the Lady Lex, was the US Navy's second aircraft carrier built. This book describes the many changes the Lexington underwent to upgrade its aircraft, armaments, and combat efficiency. In WWII, the Lady Lex fought Japanese air and naval forces, and was later sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

    $29.95
  • USS Massachusetts On Deck

    USS Massachusetts On Deck

    Known to her crew as Big Mamie, the 35,000-ton battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59) was the third South Dakota-class WWII battleship built. This book documents the historic warship with a collection of detailed photos and data tables to reveal all aspects of this superb naval fighting machine.

    $19.95
  • USS North Carolina Squadron At Sea

    USS North Carolina Squadron At Sea

    The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the first new-construction US battleship to enter service during WWII and took part in every major naval campaign in the Pacific Theater, becoming the most decorated US battleship of WWII. Currently the ship is open to visitors and moored in Wilmington, NC.

    $24.95
  • USS North Carolina Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    USS North Carolina Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the first new-construction US battleship to enter service during WWII and took part in every major naval campaign in the Pacific Theater, becoming the most decorated US battleship of WWII. Currently the ship is open to visitors and moored in Wilmington, NC.

    $29.95
  • USS Pampanito On Deck

    USS Pampanito On Deck

    The famous USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a Balao-class fleet submarine that fought in the Pacific late in WWII. This book takes an insider's look at the machinery and armaments, as well as the Pampanito's combat record. Today, Pampanito is a floating museum docked at San Francisco's historic Fisherman's Wharf.

    $19.95
  • USS Saratoga Squadron At Sea

    USS Saratoga Squadron At Sea

    Commissioned in 1927, USS Saratoga (CV-3) was the US Navy's third large-capacity aircraft carrier. She fought in numerous WWII Pacific Theater battles against Japanese forces. This book covers in detail her construction, refits, and armaments, as well as her many combat actions.

    $29.95
  • USS Saratoga Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    USS Saratoga Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    Commissioned in 1927, USS Saratoga (CV-3) was the US Navy's third large-capacity aircraft carrier. She fought in numerous WWII Pacific Theater battles against Japanese forces. This book covers in detail her construction, refits, and armaments, as well as her many combat actions.

    $29.95
  • USS Tennessee In WWII

    USS Tennessee In WWII

    The battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43) saw service in some of the most crucial and dramatic battles in the Pacific Theater during WWII. With exclusive, eyewitness accounts from members of her crew, this book chronicles the dramatic career of one of America's most battle-tested warships.

    $19.95
  • USS Texas Squadron At Sea

    USS Texas Squadron At Sea

    The 32,000-ton USS Texas (BB-35) saw combat in both WWI and WWII. Preserved in her namesake state as a memorial to US servicemen, the battleship is still a formidable sight. This volume tells the story of the Texas and showcases her construction, voyages, modifications, combat actions, and ultimate preservation.

    $29.95
  • USS Texas Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    USS Texas Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    The 32,000-ton USS Texas (BB-35) saw combat in both WWI and WWII. Preserved in her namesake state as a memorial to US servicemen, the battleship is still a formidable sight. This volume tells the story of the Texas and showcases her construction, voyages, modifications, combat actions, and ultimate preservation.

    $29.95

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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
  • 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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    1001 Aviation Facts

    This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at aviation history by highlighting many little-known, yet very important aviation facts. Stories are organized by category, such as military, commercial, and sport aviation and include topics like pilots and personalities, aviation movies, TV shows, and model building.

    $24.95
  • 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").

    $19.95
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    Aviation Records in the Jet Age: The Planes and Technologies Behind the Breakthroughs-Signed

    1st 100 Orders Receive Autographed Copies! This book explains in detailed, but easy-to-understand, terms how specific advances in aircraft design such as powerplants, aerodynamics, flight control systems, instrumentation, and life-support systems led to ever-improved record-breaking aircraft.

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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.

    $39.95
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    Civil Aircraft Markings 2017

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    DH.98 Mosquito In Action

    Get an up-close but comprehensive look at the De Havilland Mosquito with this new title, illustrated with more than 180 photographs, two dozen of them in color, plus a table, color profiles, and detailed line drawings

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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)

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

    This new book is a comprehensive history of the US Navy's premier Electronic Countermeasures Squadron (VQ-2). Better known as the Electric Bats, this famous squadron flew top-secret missions during both WWII and the Cold War. Includes over 620 color and b/w photos, as well as 37 detailed aircraft color profiles showing paint schemes and markings. A must-have book for aviation modelers and historians.

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  • Iowa Class Battleships On Deck

    Iowa Class Battleships On Deck

    Explore the decks and depths of these mighty warships, once home to thousands of sailors, 88 pages packed with over 270 color photos, carefully chosen to show the subtle differences between these four near-identical ships.

    $19.95
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    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
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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.

    $19.95
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    Vought F-8 Crusader: Development of the Navy

    1st 100 Orders Receive Autographed Copies!Detailed coverage of the Vought F-8 Crusader's design and development, production, record flights, the XF8U-3 Super Crusader, significant NASA variants, and foreign operators augments the story of this aircraft's development. In so doing, this book provides the vital "missing link" in the story of this legendary aircraft: the U.S. Navy's first supersonic jet fighter.

    $44.95
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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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