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  • "Able Mabel" Martin AM-1/1Q Mauler

    "Able Mabel" Martin AM-1/1Q Mauler

    Nicknamed the "Awful Monster" because of its less-than-perfect landing tendencies and maintenance problems, the Martin AM Mauler wasn't operational for long. It's design, development, and operational history is highlighted in this book.

    $37.95
  • A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

    A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

    Author Erik Simonsen tells the behind-the-scenes stories of US military aircraft competitions and uses over 550 photos, some uniquely created for this work, to provide the reader with many of aviation's most tantalizing

    $44.95
  • A-1 Skyraider In Action

    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
  • A-26/B-26 Invader In Action

    A-26/B-26 Invader In Action

    The Douglas A-26 Invader attack aircraft served with distinction during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Armed with as many as 14 forward-firing machine guns, as well as bombs and rockets, the Invader was well-suited for ground strike missions. This new book is profusely illustrated, and includes color profiles and detailed line drawings.

    $19.95
  • American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961

    American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961

    This previously untold story of US airlifters describes more than 200 unknown experimental designs, and contains more than 400 illustrations detailing some of the largest and most incredible military transport aircraft ever conceived. The book also describes how US airlifters were developed to meet ever-demanding military transport requirements, as well as being adapted for other key roles from nuclear test-beds to Space-Shuttle carriers.

    $44.95
  • Aviation Records in the Jet Age: The Planes and Technologies Behind the Breakthroughs

    Aviation Records in the Jet Age: The Planes and Technologies Behind the Breakthroughs

    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.

    $39.95
  • B-29 Superfortress Combat Chronicles

    B-29 Superfortress Combat Chronicles

    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber was the epitome of cutting-edge US air power during WWII. Author and verteran photographer Robert Hilton, offers an eye-witness account of his 83 reconnaissance and bombing missions flying the "Hump" with the 40th Bomb Group.

    $24.95
  • B-29 Superfortress In Action

    B-29 Superfortress In Action

    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was the most advanced production aircraft in the world during WWII. This book covers the development, production, and combat history of this famous US heavy bomber, including the story behind dropping the first atomic bombs.

    $18.95
  • B-52G/H Stratofortress In Action

    B-52G/H Stratofortress In Action

    The legendary Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is the preeminent symbol of American military power. B-52s first flew in 1952, and now over sixty years later, this rugged jet bomber remains in front-line service, with plans to continue operating until 2040. This volume is packed with historical and newly released USAF photographs of the B-52's amazing operational history.

    $19.95
  • B-58 Hustler In Action

    B-58 Hustler In Action

    Sleek, sporting a delta wing, four big engines, and an external payload, the Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2. Here is a detailed and colorful look at these amazing US Cold War aircraft.

    $19.95
  • Bell HSL ASW Helicopter

    Bell HSL ASW Helicopter

    The Bell Model 61 was the only Bell helicopter using the tandem-rotor layout; it was powered by a 2400 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-50 engine and was intended to carry air-to-surface missiles such as the Fairchild Petrel as well as dipping ASDIC.

    $19.95
  • Black Box Canberras: British Test and Trials Canberras 1951-1994

    Black Box Canberras: British Test and Trials Canberras 1951-1994

    The English Electric Canberra was the UK's first jet bomber, serving over 50 years as a versatile RAF multi-role aircraft. This detailed illustrated history will be an invaluable resource for aviation enthusiasts, modelers, and Cold War historians.

    $49.95
  • Boeing B-50

    Boeing B-50

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

    $49.95
  • British Secret Projects 1: Jet Fighters Since 1950

    British Secret Projects 1: Jet Fighters Since 1950

    This completely revised and redesigned second edition adds new de-classified material that has come to light since the original edition was first published. Book examines the RAF's efforts after WWII to develop a new generation of British jet fighters, with many of these secret x-plane projects and experimental 'dead-ends' revealed for the first time to aviation enthusiasts and historians.

    $44.95
  • British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949

    British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949

    Accompanied by detailed appendices of all British post-war bomber projects and specifications, color photographs and artwork, British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949 provides a wealth of detailed information on the fascinating world of Cold War secret bomber projects.

    $44.95
  • British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950

    British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950

    This newly-revised and expanded edition of British Secret Projects 3: Fighters and Bombers 1935-1950 contains many new photographs and information not previously published.

    $44.95
  • British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle

    British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle

    From 1963 to 1966, English Electric/BAC secretly led the world in re-useable spacecraft design. After more than 100 proposals for hypersonic aircraft, orbital spy planes, and satellite-killng spacecraft, British engineers developed the 'Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device' (MUSTARD), six years before the USA's famous Space Shuttle program.

    $44.95
  • CH-47 Chinook In Action

    CH-47 Chinook In Action

    The Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter is the US military's primary rotary-winged workhorse. With its tandem, contra-rotating rotors and long, large-capacity fuselage, the unique Chinook became a battlefield icon during the Vietnam War and continues to have an active combat role in today's conflicts. Illustrated with more than 200 photos, this new book presents a dramatic and colorful account of these famous helicopters.

    $19.95
  • Chance Vought F6U Pirate

    Chance Vought F6U Pirate

    The result of a 1944 request from BuAer to several manufacturers for jet proposals was three designs. This is the story of one of them, the Chance Vought F6U Pirate.

    $10.95
  • Consolidated Vultee XB-46

    Consolidated Vultee XB-46

    The Consolidated Vultee (Convair) XB-46 jet-powered medium bomber was first developed by the USAAF in 1945. Although the XB-46 bomber never went into production, it became the first all-pneumatic aircraft, using pneumatics to operate landing gear, brakes, and bomb bay doors. This Cold War-era aircraft's biggest legacy was its unique beauty!

    $21.95
  • 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
  • Convair Model 48 Charger

    Convair Model 48 Charger

    For more than two years prior to the Navy issuing an RFP (Request for Proposal) in 1964, Convair engineers had been evaluating designs for use in the limited war and counter-insurgency arenas. These designs were evaluated by many military and civilian representatives of the armed forces and Department of Defense.

    $16.95
  • Convair T-29/C-131 Samaritan

    Convair T-29/C-131 Samaritan

    The T-29/C-131 series of aircraft was one of the military's many cost-saving examples of purchasing existing civil and commercial designs for their utility and transport needs.

    $19.95
  • Douglas A3D Skywarrior - Part 1: Design, Structures, Testing

    Douglas A3D Skywarrior - Part 1: Design, Structures, Testing

    First published in 1998, the A3D Part One covers, as the title says, the development of the extensive Skywarrior series.

    $26.95
  • Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

    Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

    The answer to a need for larger and faster commercial and military airlifters was provided by, among others, the Douglas aircraft company with its military C-74 and C-124 cargo planes.

    $29.95
  • Douglas F3D/F-10 Skynight

    Douglas F3D/F-10 Skynight

    Nicknamed "Willy the Whale" as a result of it's bulbous shape, the first prototype was trucked from El Segundo to Murdoc Dry Lake (Edwards AFB).

    $16.95
  • 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 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
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  • British Combat Aircraft in Latin America New

    British Combat Aircraft in Latin America

    This book covers the story of all the British military aircraft that served in Latin America since 1940.

    $64.95
  • 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
  • Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part One 1949-1977 New

    Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part One 1949-1977

    A Pictorial History of Composite Squadron ASW THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Composite Squadron Night THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Composite Squadron All Weather THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Carrier Special Squadron Night THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), All Weather Attack Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VA(AW)-33), Air Early Warning Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAW-33), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAQ-33), and Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group (FEWSG).

    $54.95
  • Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part Two 1978-2000 New

    Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part Two 1978-2000

    A Pictorial History of Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group (FEWSG), Fleet Tactical Readiness Group (FTRG), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAQ-33), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-FOUR (VAQ-34), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-FIVE (VAQ-35), and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ELEVEN (VQ-11).

    $54.95
  • M911 & M1070 HET Heavy Equipment Transporters In Action

    M911 & M1070 HET Heavy Equipment Transporters In Action

    On these pages we will explore the characteristics and uses of the M911 and the M1070. Both massive trucks--as you would expect for vehicles tasked with winching and hauling tanks and other armored vehicles and heavy equipment at highway speeds.

    $19.95
  • 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.

    $79.95
  • Scooter!: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story New

    Scooter!: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story

    This is a fully revised and updated edition of the definitive history of the A-4 written by one of the leading authorities on U.S. naval aviation.

    $44.95
  • Space Shuttle: Developing an Icon 1972-2013

    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.


    2017 winner of the prestigious National Aviation Hall of Fame
    Combs Gates Award!

    $169.95
  • Sukhoi Su-27 & 30/33/34/35: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    Sukhoi Su-27 & 30/33/34/35: Famous Russian Aircraft

    The book describes in depth the development and operational career of the Su-27 family, including mid-life upgrades and the latest variants, and features detailed fleet lists. Richly illustrated with color photographs, line drawings and color profiles of the various color schemes carried by the type, this is the definitive work on a truly outstanding aircraft.

    $64.95
  • Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic F-105 New

    Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic F-105

    This book continues the story of Republic's Mach-2 F-105 Thunderchief where previous books on this aircraft left off. Author Dennis Jenkins uses rare archival Air Force documentation and original Republic factory material and photos never before seen by the public to tell the complete story of this legendary jet fighter-bomber.

    $60.00
  • World's Fastest Single-Engine Jet Aircraft: The Story of Convair's F-106 Delta Dart Interceptor

    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

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  • "Able Mabel" Martin AM-1/1Q Mauler New

    "Able Mabel" Martin AM-1/1Q Mauler

    Nicknamed the "Awful Monster" because of its less-than-perfect landing tendencies and maintenance problems, the Martin AM Mauler wasn't operational for long. It's design, development, and operational history is highlighted in this book.

    $37.95
  • American Secret Projects 3: U.S. Airlifters Since 1962

    American Secret Projects 3: U.S. Airlifters Since 1962

    The book, and its companion volume, American Secret Projects 2, covers airlifter designs from WWII to the start of the 1960s, and has been made possible by the authors being given unprecedented access to major aerospace company archives, uncovering scores of design proposals which have never previously been revealed.

    $44.95
  • British Combat Aircraft in Latin America New

    British Combat Aircraft in Latin America

    This book covers the story of all the British military aircraft that served in Latin America since 1940.

    $64.95
  • British Secret Projects 4: Bombers 1935-1950

    British Secret Projects 4: Bombers 1935-1950

    Concentrating on designs that were never built, the projects and programs explored here start with designs that were prepared in the knowledge that war was approaching and go right through to the last generation of British piston-engine bombers that appeared after the war had ended.

    $44.95
  • Dornier Do 17: The 'Flying Pencil' in Luftwaffe Service - 1936-1945

    Dornier Do 17: The 'Flying Pencil' in Luftwaffe Service - 1936-1945

    In this book Luftwaffe historian, Chris Goss, recounts the operational history of the Do 17, perhaps the least understood and often forgotten of the Luftwaffe's medium bombers.

    $79.95
  • Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk in Marine Service New

    Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk in Marine Service

    This book covers the squadron histories of the 23-Marine units that flew the A-4C/L Skyhawk in the 1960s and 1970s. This is the 7th book in the A-4 Skyhawk series. The others are: number NF49 Navy A-4A/Bs, NF50 USMC and Reserve A-4A/Bs, NF51 Navy A-4E/Fs, NF52 USMC A-4E/Fs, NF82 Two Seat Skyhawks and NF109 Navy A-4C/Ls.

    $18.95
  • Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk In Navy Service New

    Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk In Navy Service

    Book six in the Naval Fighter Series on the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk covers the A-4C/L in Navy service. It covers the technical aspects of these aircraft and squadron histories including squadron patches.

    $39.95
  • Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part One 1949-1977 New

    Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part One 1949-1977

    A Pictorial History of Composite Squadron ASW THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Composite Squadron Night THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Composite Squadron All Weather THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Carrier Special Squadron Night THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), All Weather Attack Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VA(AW)-33), Air Early Warning Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAW-33), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAQ-33), and Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group (FEWSG).

    $54.95
  • Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part Two 1978-2000 New

    Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part Two 1978-2000

    A Pictorial History of Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group (FEWSG), Fleet Tactical Readiness Group (FTRG), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAQ-33), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-FOUR (VAQ-34), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-FIVE (VAQ-35), and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ELEVEN (VQ-11).

    $54.95
  • F-111 Aardvark In Action New

    F-111 Aardvark In Action

    New in the Aircraft in Action series is F-111 Aardvark In Action.

    $19.95
  • Grumman F2F/F3F and Civil Variants

    Grumman F2F/F3F and Civil Variants

    The first half of this 192-page monograph covers the developmental history of the F2F and F3F. Individual aircraft histories are provided for each aircraft, listing assigned commands, mishaps and final disposition. Detailed period engineering photos show every aspect of the aircraft. This is followed by an operational history of each Navy and Marine Corps squadron that operated the F2F and F3F.

    $44.95
  • Lancaster Target New

    Lancaster Target

    This is a welcome reissue of a book which has been described as one of the best accounts about life in Bomber Command during World War II. Lancaster Target is the classic story of one crew's fight to survive a full tour of operations in the night skies of wartime Europe.

    $12.95
  • Lockheed XF-90 Penetration Fighter New

    Lockheed XF-90 Penetration Fighter

    This new book covers the design criteria of the 1945 penetration fighter request-for-proposal and the 8 companies that submitted proposals.

    $39.95
  • LVT(4) Amtrac In Action

    LVT(4) Amtrac In Action

    This volume covers in detail the development, production, and combat career of the LVT(4) which saw extensive action in the Pacific and Rhine Crossing.

    $19.95
  • M48A3 in Vietnam In Action

    M48A3 in Vietnam In Action

    Just as the Sherman tank was the quintessential American tank in WWII, the M48A3 Patton tank was the most prominent US battle tank during the Vietnam War years of the 1960s and 1970s.

    $14.95
  • Mikoyan MiG-23 & MiG-27: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    Mikoyan MiG-23 & MiG-27: Famous Russian Aircraft

    This comprehensive book describes the development and service history of all variants of these aircraft, featuring fleet lists and numerous rare photos and color profiles.

    $64.95
  • Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers On Deck New

    Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers On Deck

    The largest naval vessels in the world are the Nimitz-class super aircraft carriers. This book features more than with more than 300 photographs plus color profiles.

    $19.95
  • Strategic Air Command in the UK: SAC Operations 1946-1992 New

    Strategic Air Command in the UK: SAC Operations 1946-1992

    Robert Hopkins, a former Strategic Air Command pilot and the noted author of Crecy titles on the KC-135, B-47 and strategic aerial reconnaissance, offers unique historical insights into SAC operations in the UK in this fascinating new account of its activities and the aircraft it operated.

    $44.95
  • Sukhoi Su-25: Famous Russian Aircraft

    Sukhoi Su-25: Famous Russian Aircraft

    The book describes the full development and service history of the Su-25, featuring fleet lists and a design descriptions. It is illustrated throughout with numerous photos and color profiles.

    $64.95
  • TBF/TBM Avenger In Action New

    TBF/TBM Avenger In Action

    This all-new edition of TBF/TBM Avenger In Action is filled with 212 vintage photos, 29 of them in color, these are augmented by five color profiles and a like number of detailed line drawings.

    $19.95
  • The Tiger Moth Story New

    The Tiger Moth Story

    Technical narrative and drawings, handling ability and performance as seen through the eyes of the pilots to make The Tiger Moth Story the most comprehensive book of the aircraft.

    $12.95
  • Typhoon to Typhoon: RAF Air Support Projects and Weapons Since 1945 New

    Typhoon to Typhoon: RAF Air Support Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    This book examines the RAF's ground attack capabilities, the threats it faced, and the weapons, technologies and aircraft developed to counter those threats from the end of World War II to the present day, moving from the era of the Hawker Typhoon to that of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

    $44.95
  • Vigilante!: 1,200 Hours Flying the Ultimate US Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft New

    Vigilante!: 1,200 Hours Flying the Ultimate US Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft

    Aviation enthusiasts will be fascinated with this complete study of the extraordinary RA-5C Vigilante. Easy-to-read historical facts and technical information is interspersed with personal stories from the pilot's point-of-view.

    $42.95
  • Wings Above the Planet: The History of Antonov Airlines New

    Wings Above the Planet: The History of Antonov Airlines

    This book provides many fascinating insights into a part of the aviation industry which is not often in the spotlight, the world of international heavy lift aviation. It also tells the story of challenging journey the airline company has made from being a subdivision of a secret Soviet enterprise to becoming one of the world leaders in a highly competitive sector of the aviation business.

    $50.00
  • Wrecks & Relics - 27th Edition: The indispensable guide to Britain's aviation heritage

    Wrecks & Relics - 27th Edition: The indispensable guide to Britain's aviation heritage

    Wrecks & Relics remains the essential touring guide to the aviation museums, warbirds, collections and aeronautical heritage of the British Isles.

    $29.95