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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
  • 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.

    $50.96
  • 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.

    $34.95
  • 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 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.

    $26.95
  • 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
  • Fleet Whales Douglas A-3 Skywarrior - Part 2

    Fleet Whales Douglas A-3 Skywarrior - Part 2

    This second volume covers the operational use of the aircraft by the US Navy. This book covers the history of the squadrons, the special squadrons and the men who flew the Whales.

    $29.95
  • French Secret Projects 2: Cold War Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft

    French Secret Projects 2: Cold War Bombers, Patrol and Assault Aircraft

    Companion volume to the acclaimed French Secret Projects 1, this fascinating book contains technical drawings, promotional art, mock-ups, wind tunnel models, and X-plane prototypes, to present a comprehensive view of French military bomber, strike aircraft, and VTOL designs from the end of WWII to the late 20th-Century.

    $44.95
  • 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.

    $69.95
  • Grumman AF Guardian

    Grumman AF Guardian

    In 1953, the mainstay of carrier-based anti-submarine warfare (ASW) forces in the Navy were represented by a pair of Grumman AF-2W and AF-2S Guardians flying as a hunter-killer team and operating from an escort carrier of the Commencement Bay(CVE-105) class.

    $16.95
  • Grumman F11F Tiger

    Grumman F11F Tiger

    This compendium has been written and documented by the principal Grumman and Blue Angel actors who participated in the development of those fine aircraft that came upon the scene at a very difficult, but interesting, era for both Grumman and the Navy.

    $29.95
  • Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger

    Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger

    The J79 powered Mach 2 Supertiger derivative of the F-11F was developed into a world class performer and was marketed as such. It impressed the foreign aviators so that it became their first choice.

    $10.95
  • Grumman F9F Navy Panthers - Part 3: Korea and Beyond

    Grumman F9F Navy Panthers - Part 3: Korea and Beyond

    Volume three of the Panther story focuses on the use of the aircraft by the United States Navy.

    $29.95
  • Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar: First Grumman Cat of the Jet Age

    Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar: First Grumman Cat of the Jet Age

    Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar tells the story of the pivotal F9F Panther from its initial concept through early design and manufacturing, flight test, aircraft carrier trials, and combat operations in the Korean War.

    $38.95
  • Grumman F9F USMC Panthers - Part 2

    Grumman F9F USMC Panthers - Part 2

    Volume two of the Panther story focuses on the usage of the aircraft by the United States Marines.

    $16.95
  • Grumman F9F-6/7/8 Cougar - Part 1: Design, Testing, Structures, Blue Angels

    Grumman F9F-6/7/8 Cougar - Part 1: Design, Testing, Structures, Blue Angels

    Covers, design, testing, and structures, along with the Blue Angels.

    $19.95
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  • America's Round-Engine Airliners: Airframes and Powerplants in the Golden Age of Aviation

    America's Round-Engine Airliners: Airframes and Powerplants in the Golden Age of Aviation

    This book not only traces the technical evolution of every radial-engine powerplant used over that time span but also includes interesting and fact-filled sidebars that detail what it was like flying aboard each generation of these aircraft.

    $46.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chinese Air Power New

    Chinese Air Power

    This book focuses on the current People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and the Naval Aviation order of battle and describes the most advanced aircraft types currently in service or due to enter service.

    $55.95
  • Dornier Do 217 1941-1945 New

    Dornier Do 217 1941-1945

    Author Chris Goss has documented the operational history of the Do 217 and offers the most comprehensive account so far published in the English language.

    $44.95
  • Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray New

    Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray

    This is the 113th volume in the Naval Fighters series.

    $59.95
  • Focke-Wulf Ta 154: Luftwaffe Reich Defence Day and Night Interceptor New

    Focke-Wulf Ta 154: Luftwaffe Reich Defence Day and Night Interceptor

    This is a significantly revised and expanded version of a book originally published with a small print run in 2006 in the German language, so it will be new to Anglophone readers. It is an absorbing account remarkably sophisticated German World War II aircraft on which relatively little has hitherto been published. The author dispels myths associated with the construction methods of the Ta 154 and reveals much new and intriguing information about this fascinating aircraft.

    $49.95
  • 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
  • Guardians of Ukraine: The Ukrainian Air Force Since 1992 New

    Guardians of Ukraine: The Ukrainian Air Force Since 1992

    Drawing on a wide range of previously unseen photographs, supplemented by specially commissioned color artworks, Guardians of Ukraine presents all types of combat, transport and training aircraft, as well as helicopters previously or currently operated by the Ukrainian Air Force.

    $55.95
  • Me 163: Rocket Interceptor New

    Me 163: Rocket Interceptor

    Along with hundreds of rare photographs, the book is enriched by specially commissioned color artwork and many detailed technical drawings, ensuring that this work stands as the principal reference source on the fabled Me 163.

    $79.95
  • 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
  • Mikoyan MiG-31: Famous Russian Aircraft

    Mikoyan MiG-31: Famous Russian Aircraft

    This new edition to the Famous Russian Aircraft series gives the complete development and service history of the Mikoyan MiG-31 and is richly illustrated with color photos and color artwork throughout.

    $64.95
  • 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
  • Northrop YF-23 ATF

    Northrop YF-23 ATF

    Author Paul Metz, Chief Test Pilot for the Northrop YF-23 ATF stealth fighter program, provides a detailed look at the YF-23's construction, flight test program, engines, and performance specs. While the competing Lockheed YF-22 was eventually chosen by the USAF, the YF-23 ATF proved to be a very capable and superb example of Low Observable (LO) fighter technology.

    $37.95
  • 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.

    $107.95
  • Smokin' Tigers: A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    Smokin' Tigers: A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    $49.95
  • Sukhoi Su-25: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    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
  • Sukhoi Su-57: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    Sukhoi Su-57: Famous Russian Aircraft

    The book charts the development and trials history of the 1.44, Su-47 and Su-57, as well as other project versions that did not make it to the hardware stage. It is illustrated with numerous previously unpublished photos and drawings.

    $59.95
  • 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
  • Vigilante!: 1,200 Hours Flying the Ultimate US Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft

    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

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  • America's Round-Engine Warbirds: Airframes and Powerplants at the Close of the Military Prop Era

    America's Round-Engine Warbirds: Airframes and Powerplants at the Close of the Military Prop Era

    With a particular emphasis on the design, development, and evolution of American radial aircraft engines, this work chronicles the progression of US military aircraft from pre-World War II through the transition to the jet engine.

    $46.95
  • Astonishing Stories Pilots Tell Pilots New

    Astonishing Stories Pilots Tell Pilots

    Airplane pilots are notorious story tellers. As this collection of tales (mostly true) are revealed in this book, the reader, whether a pilot or not, can experience a sense of what it is like to be at the controls of everything from a puddle jumper to a Mach 3 jet.

    $19.95
  • Battle Under the Moon

    Battle Under the Moon

    This is a gripping account of the ill-fated RAF raid on May 3, 1944, on the Panzer tank depot and military barracks at Mailly-le-Camp south of Rheims in northern France.

    $12.95
  • Bell XFM / YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer New

    Bell XFM / YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer

    Number 225 in Steve Ginter's Air Force Legends series bring you the history of the Bell XFM/YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer.

    $19.95
  • Civil Aircraft Markings 2022 New

    Civil Aircraft Markings 2022

    The new 2022 edition of Civil Aircraft Markings has been fully revised and updated as usual and has a new and enhanced photographic section. Compiled by one of the UK's most widely respected aviation authors, its publication is eagerly awaited every spring by a legion of civil aviation enthusiasts and aviation professional for whom it is the essential companion.

    $19.95
  • Dornier Do 217 1941-1945 New

    Dornier Do 217 1941-1945

    Author Chris Goss has documented the operational history of the Do 217 and offers the most comprehensive account so far published in the English language.

    $44.95
  • Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray New

    Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray

    This is the 113th volume in the Naval Fighters series.

    $59.95
  • If War Should Come: The Origins of the Second World War from The Times Archive New

    If War Should Come: The Origins of the Second World War from The Times Archive

    This is a pictorial look at aspects of life in Britain and in other parts of Europe in the run up to the start of WWII using press photographs from the era.

    $32.95
  • Martin XB-48 New

    Martin XB-48

    Number 226 in Steve Ginter's Air Force Legends series tells the story of the design, development and then cancellation of the Martin XB-48 medium bomber.

    $21.95
  • Military Aircraft Markings 2022 New

    Military Aircraft Markings 2022

    This new 2022 edition of Military Aircraft Markings 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 UK military aviation.

    $19.95
  • North American X-15

    North American X-15

    This book is written by the UK's foremost aviation and spaceflight author anoput the history of the record-breaking NASA rocket-powered hypersonic aircraft.

    $44.95
  • Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero 1934-1947: From Airliner and Record-Breaker to Bomber and Torpedo-Bomber New

    Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero 1934-1947: From Airliner and Record-Breaker to Bomber and Torpedo-Bomber

    This is the most comprehensive account of the design, development and operation of the successful Italian S.79 published in the English language.

    $55.95
  • Soviet and Russian Special Mission Aircraft New

    Soviet and Russian Special Mission Aircraft

    This latest work from the acclaimed Russian authors Dmitriy Komissarov and Yefim Gordon includes intelligence gathering, early warning, counter-measures, and 'doomsday' aircraft with many previous highly-classified or little-known types and variants.

    $55.95
  • The Phantom of Scapa Flow

    The Phantom of Scapa Flow

    This book investigates both phantoms of Scapa Flow beginning with a dramatic reconstruction of the German operation. The second part is the result of research in both Britain and Germany including much evidence gathered from surviving eyewitnesses on both sides.

    $12.95
  • The Saturn I/IB Rocket: NASA's First Apollo Launch Vehicle New

    The Saturn I/IB Rocket: NASA's First Apollo Launch Vehicle

    Illustrated throughout with NASA technical drawings and photographs, many previously unpublished, this absorbing book also includes a description of each mission flown by the Saturn I and IB.

    $44.95
  • Wrecks & Relics - 28th Edition New

    Wrecks & Relics - 28th Edition

    This new book is renowned as the go-to source charting the highlights, changes and trends in the preservation of the aviation heritage of the British Isles.

    $29.95