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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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Early Soviet Jet Fighters

    Early Soviet Jet Fighters

    This volume details the development, history, and technical specs of the earliest Soviet jet fighters and includes more than 750 photos, 50+ color profiles, as well as specially-commissioned line drawings. Many of the illustrations are from previously classified sources and unseen by enthusiasts of Cold War aircraft.

    $64.95
  • Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes

    Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes

    A fascinating, highly illustrated insight into early post-war jet fighter development by an expert aviation historian and author, Early US Jet Fighters is set to become a standard reference.

    $49.95
  • F-84F Thunderstreak Walk Around

    F-84F Thunderstreak Walk Around

    This book provides close-up details of the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak jet fighter and it's service during the Cold War. Illustrated with over 250 photos, color profiles, and line drawings.

    $19.95
  • F-84F Thunderstreak Walk Around

    F-84F Thunderstreak Walk Around

    This book provides close-up details of the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak jet fighter and it's service during the Cold War. Illustrated with over 250 photos, color profiles, and line drawings.

    $19.95
  • F3D Skynight In Action

    F3D Skynight In Action

    The Douglas F3D Skyknight was the US Navy's first all-weather, carrier-based jet fighter. This book chronicles the development and operational history of the F3D from the Korean War, to service in Vietnam. Packed with numerous wartime photos, this book features both USN and Marine aircraft.

    $19.95
  • F3D Skynight In Action - Hardcover

    F3D Skynight In Action - Hardcover

    The Douglas F3D Skyknight was the US Navy's first all-weather, carrier-based jet fighter. This book chronicles the development and operational history of the F3D from the Korean War, to service in Vietnam. Packed with numerous wartime photos, this book features both USN and Marine aircraft.

    $24.95
  • F8F Bearcat Detail In Action - Hardcover

    F8F Bearcat Detail In Action - Hardcover

    The Grumman F8F Bearcat was the pinnacle of US carrier-borne, piston-engine fighter design. Even though WWII ended before these amazing aircraft ever saw combat, F8F Bearcats later flew combat missions both in Korea and the Indochina War. This book details the F8F's history and service.

    $24.95
  • F9F Cougar Walk Around

    F9F Cougar Walk Around

    The Grumman F9F Cougar is the first swept-wing carrier-based fighter aircraft built for the US Navy. This book examines many F9F display aircraft located in museums across the US.

    $19.95
  • F9F Cougar Walk Around - Hardcover

    F9F Cougar Walk Around - Hardcover

    The Grumman F9F Cougar is the first swept-wing carrier-based fighter aircraft built for the US Navy. This book examines many F9F display aircraft located in museums across the US.

    $24.95
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  • 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

    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

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

    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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  • American Secret Projects 4 New

    American Secret Projects 4

    This first, revised book in the American Secret Projects series describes the design and development of American bomber and attack aircraft from the end of World War II to the mid-1970s, both for the Air Force and the Navy.

    $44.95
  • Britain's Aircraft Industry: Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909 New

    Britain's Aircraft Industry: Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909

    For the first time here is a readable, highly-illustrated, examination of the entire British aircraft industry, its heritage, and the changes it faces in the 21st century, both technical and political.

    $44.95
  • Building the B-17 Flying Fortress: A Detailed Look at Manufacturing Boeing New

    Building the B-17 Flying Fortress: A Detailed Look at Manufacturing Boeing

    This book features photos and manufacturing details of America's greatest multi-engine World War II combat aircraft and tells the compelling story of how more than 12,000 B-17s were built.

    $34.95
  • Civil Aircraft Markings 2021 New

    Civil Aircraft Markings 2021

    The new 2021 edition of this best-selling annual publication builds on the long history and heritage of the title. First published in 1950, this new edition is the 72nd outing of Civil Aircraft Markings.

    $19.95
  • Close Call: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean New

    Close Call: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean

    In this first of two volumes, the author traces the evolution and development of close air support, beginning during the final year of the Great War, via the doldrums of the inter-war years, to the point where the RAF was criticized heavily because of its apparent absence at Dunkirk.

    $44.95
  • Douglas DC-3/C-47 in Latin American Military Service New

    Douglas DC-3/C-47 in Latin American Military Service

    Richly illustrated, with tables describing the often extraordinary individual services lives of each-and-every known Douglas DC-3 and C-47, this is a testament to the men and women who, for three-quarters of a century, have sweated, cursed and yet loved these magnificent aircraft.

    $44.95
  • French Secret Projects 3: French & European Spaceplane Designs 1964-1994 New

    French Secret Projects 3: French & European Spaceplane Designs 1964-1994

    This book relates the story of the remarkable concepts, crossovers between aircraft and spacecraft beginning with the 'antipodal bomber' of 1944 and continuing to Aerospatiale STS-2000 project through the Transporteur Aero-Spatial, VERAS, AW Pyramid, Bumerang, S nger II, HOTOL, Hermes, and Taranis. Non-European projects like Dyna-Soar, Hyperplane, HOPE, and MAKS are also be covered.

    $44.95
  • McDonnell Douglas C-9A "Nightingale "C-9B "Skytrain II" New

    McDonnell Douglas C-9A "Nightingale "C-9B "Skytrain II"

    Learn the history of the McDonnell Douglas C-9 that was a military version of the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 airliner. It was produced as the C-9A Nightingale for the United States Air Force, and the C-9B Skytrain II for the Marine Corps and U.S. Navy.

    $39.95
  • Military Aircraft Markings 2021 New

    Military Aircraft Markings 2021

    Military Aircraft Markings 2021 has been fully revised and updated by one of Britain's leading authorities on military aviation. This is the must-have companion for all those interested in military aviation.

    $19.95
  • Nachtjager: Luftwaffe Night Fighter Units 1939 - 1945 New

    Nachtjager: Luftwaffe Night Fighter Units 1939 - 1945

    This is a compendium edition of the much regarded and long out-of-print Nachtj ger volumes in the acclaimed Classic Colours series on the aircraft, camouflage and markings of the Luftwaffe between 1933-1945.

    $39.95
  • North American B-45 Tornado New

    North American B-45 Tornado

    This book is presented in 12 chapters detailing B-45A, B-45C and RB-45C design, production, performance, payload, endurance and operations as it served as a bomber, reconnaissance and flight test aircraft.

    $56.95