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  • Bell P-59 Airacomet

    Bell P-59 Airacomet

    The Airacomet was the first jet aircraft built for the US Military.

    $19.95
  • Boeing B-50

    Boeing B-50

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

    $49.95
  • 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
  • Consolidated Vultee XP-81

    Consolidated Vultee XP-81

    The Consolidated Vultee XP-81 was the Air Corp's first fighter designed around two gas turbine engines. This was the USAF's answer to Ryan Fireball.

    $12.95
  • Curtiss Ascender XP-55

    Curtiss Ascender XP-55

    The Curtiss XP-55 Ascender was a tailless swept-wing WWII pusher fighter design born out by the USAAC 1940 fighter competition. Only three ever made, this book tells their story from start to finish.

    $24.95
  • 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 C-74 Globemaster New

    Douglas C-74 Globemaster

    This monograph of the C-74 Globemaster is written by Nick Williams, an award-winning author of over two dozen articles published in the Journal of the American Aviation Historical Society and publications in the U.K. This new book on the C-74 is the result of nearly 50 years of research, containing comments from several of the C-74's engineers as well as former Douglas and Air Force pilots.

    $32.95
  • Lockheed NF-104A Aerospace Trainer

    Lockheed NF-104A Aerospace Trainer

    With a rocket in the tail and reaction control nozzles in the nose and wings, the NF-104A could reach altitudes over 120,000 feet.

    $14.95
  • Martin XB-51

    Martin XB-51

    The XB-51 was Martin's answer to a 1946 Army Air Force design competition for a new ground-support aircraft to replace the A-26 Invader.

    $10.95
  • McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo

    McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo

    The twin-jet penetration fighter is capable of operating deep inside enemy territory acting as an escort for heavy bombers or serving as a dual purpose fighter-bomber.

    $12.95
  • North American F-107A

    North American F-107A

    North American's often-forgotten F-107A remains perhaps the most enigmatic of the famous early "Century Series" fighters.

    $29.95
  • North American F-86H Sabre Hog

    North American F-86H Sabre Hog

    This book lists all the squadrons of the USAF and the Air National Guard that used the F-86H. It talks about the modification made to the aircraft along with the in-flight evaluation of the F-86H-1 by Corwin "Corky" Meyer.

    $29.95
  • North American P-51H Mustang

    North American P-51H Mustang

    The North American Aviation Corporation's series of "Lightweight" Mustangs, the XP-51F, XP51G, XP-51J, and ultimately the P-51H, came as a result of North American's further development of their standard P-51A and B/C designs.

    $22.95
  • North American Sabre Dog ANG & Foreign F-86D/K/L - Part 3

    North American Sabre Dog ANG & Foreign F-86D/K/L - Part 3

    Air Force Legends Number 212 is the third volume in the North American F-86D/K/L Sabre Dog series and covers Air National Guard and foreign usage of the F-86D/K/Ls.

    $19.95
  • North American Sabre Dog USAF F-86D/L - Part 2

    North American Sabre Dog USAF F-86D/L - Part 2

    Air Force Legends Number 207 is the second volume in the North American F-86D/K/L series and covers the US Air Force usage of the F-86D/K/Ls.

    $22.95
  • Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech

    Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech

    The XF-84H was derived from the RF-84F as a supersonic propeller test vehicle driven by an afterburning Allison XT-40 turboprop engine.

    $14.95
  • Republic XF-91 Thundercepter Rocket Fighter

    Republic XF-91 Thundercepter Rocket Fighter

    The MX-809 project was created with hope of fielding a very high speed, high altitude daytime interceptor pursuit airplane capable of meeting and defeating any strategic bomber aircraft that any potential adversary might produce.

    $12.95
  • United States Air Force in Vietnam

    United States Air Force in Vietnam

    This is a photographic history of a long series of deployments by a myriad of USAF aircraft, from the fighters that were the tip of the spear, to the support aircraft that performed logistical and special missions in the Vietnam War.

    $39.95
  • Vought/Hiller/Ryan XC-142A Tiltwing VSTOL Transport

    Vought/Hiller/Ryan XC-142A Tiltwing VSTOL Transport

    Air Force Legends Number 213 is a book about the test and development of vertical take off and landing of an aircraft.

    $34.95

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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
  • Civil Aircraft Markings 2020

    Civil Aircraft Markings 2020

    The 2020 edition 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, this classic aviation reference title continues to flourish.

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

    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
  • 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
  • Douglas C-74 Globemaster New

    Douglas C-74 Globemaster

    This monograph of the C-74 Globemaster is written by Nick Williams, an award-winning author of over two dozen articles published in the Journal of the American Aviation Historical Society and publications in the U.K. This new book on the C-74 is the result of nearly 50 years of research, containing comments from several of the C-74's engineers as well as former Douglas and Air Force pilots.

    $32.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • Military Aircraft Markings 2020

    Military Aircraft Markings 2020

    First published in the 1970s, Military Aircraft Markings has become an indispensable annual publication for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and students of military aviation. Updated for 2020, this book is fully updated.

    $19.95
  • 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
  • World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1) New

    World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) was established as an aviation unit of the U.S. Navy on 1 June 1955. Its role is aerial reconnaissance and signals intelligence. The squadron is nicknamed the "World Watchers."

    $99.95