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  • 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
  • Gunships: The Story of Spooky, Shadow, Stinger and Spectre

    Gunships: The Story of Spooky, Shadow, Stinger and Spectre

    Details the evolution of one of the most feared weapons in the U.S. arsenal,the aerial gunship. This book covers them all: AC-47s, AC-119s, AC-123s, and multiple mini-gun and cannon-equipped AC-130.

    $29.95
  • Hawker Hunter In Color

    Hawker Hunter In Color

    The Hawker Hunter jet fighter was designed in 1948 as an RAF replacement for the Gloster Meteor. The Hunter served with the RAF during the Cold War, and with nearly 20 other foreign air forces. This title covers every RAF Squadron to fly the Hawker Hunter.

    $14.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • Killer Rays: Story of the Douglas F4D Skyray & F5D Skylancer Sale

    Killer Rays: Story of the Douglas F4D Skyray & F5D Skylancer

    The author unlocks secrets of delta-wing design and covers the intense rivalry between the Navy's F4D and Air Force F-102 in the 1950s.

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Special Price $22.48

  • 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
  • Lockheed Blackbird Family: A-12, YF-12, D-21/M-21 & SR-71 Photo Scrapbook

    Lockheed Blackbird Family: A-12, YF-12, D-21/M-21 & SR-71 Photo Scrapbook

    This book is compiled of never-before-published photos coupled with new de-classified information recently released by the CIA, including black-and-white and color photos of A-12 cockpits, early camera installations, and never-before-seen special camouflage schemes.

    $26.95
  • Lockheed C-121 Constellation

    Lockheed C-121 Constellation

    Includes brief Navy squadron histories, detail drawings, and essays on flying the Connie, Vietnam, College Eye/Big Eye, 552nd AEW, Bat Cat and AEWBARRONPAC.

    $21.95
  • Lockheed R6O/R6V Constitution

    Lockheed R6O/R6V Constitution

    The Lockheed R6V Constitution was a large, propeller-driven, double-decker transport aircraft developed in the 1940s by Lockheed as a long-range, high capacity transport and airliner for the U.S. Navy.

    $19.95
  • Lockheed T2V/T-1A Seastar

    Lockheed T2V/T-1A Seastar

    Lockheed had an early lock on military jet trainer production in the United States with its very successful two-seat derivative of the P-80/F-80 Shooting Star, the T-33A/TV-2. As good as the T-Bird was, Lockheed believed a much more capable trainer could be developed from the basic T-33 design.

    $16.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • M41 Walker Bulldog Walk Around

    M41 Walker Bulldog Walk Around

    As the standard US light tank during the Cold War years, the M41 Bulldog was developed as a successor to the M24 Chaffee. Rugged and maneuverable, the Bulldog served with more than 20 other countries and continues to operate with several armies around the world.

    $19.95
  • M41 Walker Bulldog Walk Around - Hardcover

    M41 Walker Bulldog Walk Around - Hardcover

    As the standard US light tank during the Cold War years, the M41 Bulldog was developed as a successor to the M24 Chaffee. Rugged and maneuverable, the Bulldog served with more than 20 other countries and continues to operate with several armies around the world.

    $24.95
  • M42 Duster Walk Around

    M42 Duster Walk Around

    Developed during the early Cold War years, the armored M42 Duster anti-aircraft gun was a fair weather shooter for low and slow targets. Later deployed to Vietnam, M42s served as convoy escorts, perimeter and base security, and direct-fire support weapons.

    $19.95
  • M551 Sheridan Walk Around

    M551 Sheridan Walk Around

    First deployed in combat during the Vietnam War, the M551 Sheridan was also the first US tank to be fully amphibious, as well as airborne capable. This book covers the M551 in close-up detail, from the suspension and engine compartment, to the vehicle's interior and armaments.

    $19.95
  • M551 Sheridan Walk Around - Hardcover

    M551 Sheridan Walk Around - Hardcover

    First deployed in combat during the Vietnam War, the M551 Sheridan was also the first US tank to be fully amphibious, as well as airborne capable. This book covers the M551 in close-up detail, from the suspension and engine compartment, to the vehicle's interior and armaments.

    $24.95
  • M60 Main Battle Tank In Action

    M60 Main Battle Tank In Action

    The US Army's M60 Main Battle Tank was designed as a Cold War successor to the M48 Patton tank. The 105mm-armed M60 and its variants became the backbone of US armored forces and proved to be deadly adversaries of Soviet-built tanks and AFVs. An outstanding resource for both modelers and tank enthusiasts.

    $19.95
  • M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle Walk Around

    M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle Walk Around

    The M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle was designed and developed in the late 1950s to handle recovery of the heavier and more massive tanks that of the Cold War period. Armored like a tank, the M88 ARV is equipped with a massive winch and hydraulic A-frame boom. These ARVs were also used during the Vietnam War.

    $19.95
  • Martin AM-1/1-Q Mauler

    Martin AM-1/1-Q Mauler

    First published in 1994, the Martin AM Mauler book covers the development, testing, and squadron usage of the runner-up to the Navy's AD/A-1 Skyraider in its bomber-torpedo competition.

    $21.95
  • Martin Mars XPB2M-1R & JRM Flying Boats

    Martin Mars XPB2M-1R & JRM Flying Boats

    The four-engine Martin Mars flying boat was built and used throughout the Pacific as the Navy's heavy hauler into the mid-1950s when they were purchased and converted into fire bombers in Canada and used to this day.

    $21.95
  • Martin P4M-1/-1Q Mercator

    Martin P4M-1/-1Q Mercator

    The Martin P4M Mercator, although similar to the smaller Lockheed Neptune, was developed as a long-range patrol and mine laying naval aircraft. This high-wing, four-engine aircraft was uniquely designed to carry one jet engine and one prop engine mounted under each wing, later described as "two turning and two burning".

    $19.95
  • Martin P5M Marlin Patrol Seaplane

    Martin P5M Marlin Patrol Seaplane

    This book covers the complete history of the Martin P5M Marlin flying boat from development, construction, powerplants, armaments, and squadron service.

    $34.95
  • McDonnell F2H-3/4 Big Banjo

    McDonnell F2H-3/4 Big Banjo

    The F2H-3/4 Banshee ("Big Banjo") was a direct outgrowth of the F2H-1 and F2H-2 series of Korean war fighter and recon jets which became the US Navy's first single seat all-weather carrier interceptor. This book also includes a chapter on Royal Canadian F2H-3s.

    $39.95
  • McDonnell F3H Demon

    McDonnell F3H Demon

    The McDonnell F3H Demon is probably the least remembered modern Naval fighter, even though it was the first true all-weather missile fighter. When the weather prevented the agile F8U, F4D and F11F from flying, the Demon could still be launched.

    $29.95
  • McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

    McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

    This book covers the Navy's first jet aircraft to operate from a carrier, the McDonnell FD-1/FH-1 Phantom. The underpowered twin-jet fighter proved, along with North American's FJ-1, the feasibility of operating jets from carriers.

    $12.95
  • MiG-17 Fresco Walk Around

    MiG-17 Fresco Walk Around

    One of the most widely exported jet fighters of all time, the Soviet built MiG-17 saw service in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, including combat in a number of Third World conflicts.

    $18.95
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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 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961 New

    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
  • Birth of a Legend McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II

    Birth of a Legend McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II

    This monograph by highly regarded U.S. Naval aircraft historian Tommy H. Thomason documents in well-illustrated detail how the Phantom came to be.

    $49.95
  • 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 3: Fighters 1935-1950 New

    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
  • Building Concorde: From Drawing Board to Mach 2 New

    Building Concorde: From Drawing Board to Mach 2

    This new book provides an informative perspective on the Concorde program and explores in detail how this great supersonic jet airliner came into being. Concentrating both on the design and development of the aircraft, the book also covers the Anglo-French political and technical collaboration needed to get the Concorde built.

    $35.95
  • 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
  • Dornier Do 335 Pfeil/Arrow New

    Dornier Do 335 Pfeil/Arrow

    Known for its highly innovative and unique design, the massive "push-pull" Dornier Do 335 all-weather heavy fighter was a brute expression of late-WWII German aircraft technology. This fully revised and expanded new edition features 80+ pages of new material, as well as many superb color profiles. Of all German X-planes, the Do 335 'Pfeil' continues to hold a special fascination for aviation enthusiasts, historians, and modelers.

    $79.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mikoyan MiG-29 & MiG-35: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    Mikoyan MiG-29 & MiG-35: Famous Russian Aircraft

    This revised and expanded edition of the definitive history of the aircraft charts in detail the MiG-29's evolution from the earliest design studies to the latest multi-role versions.

    $64.95
  • 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.

    $49.95
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • UH-60 Black Hawk In Action New

    UH-60 Black Hawk In Action

    The "Huey" had served admirably in the Vietnam conflict, but lacked adequate engine power. The UH-60 Black Hawk was developed to rectify it's shortcomings. This book details it's design and development.

    $19.95
  • USS Arizona Squadron At Sea New

    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
  • 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
  • Wing Leader: Top-Scoring Allied Fighter Pilot of World War II New

    Wing Leader: Top-Scoring Allied Fighter Pilot of World War II

    The thrilling story of the top scoring Allied fighter pilot of World War II 'Johnnie' Johnson, who served with Fighter Command squadrons throughout the war, scoring his 38th and final victory in September 1944.

    $14.95
  • 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
  • WWII U.S. Sherman Tank In Action New

    WWII U.S. Sherman Tank In Action

    The full story of the Sherman's exploits would fill several volumes, so this book focuses on the variants and sub-variants of the Shermans used by US forces during WWII.

    $19.95