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  • Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker and WF-2/E-1B Tracer Part Two

    Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker and WF-2/E-1B Tracer Part Two

    The book covers the operational history of the aircraft in squadron service including the reserves and training squadrons and as a squadron utility and command aircraft at Naval Air Stations and facilities.

    $52.95
  • 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
  • Grumman XF10F-1 Jaguar Swing-Wing

    Grumman XF10F-1 Jaguar Swing-Wing

    The one-airplane project stemming from the swing-wing Jaguar program was only flown by one pilot, Corwin "Corky" Meyer who tells the story here.

    $10.95
  • Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1

    Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1

    The Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1 was initially designed to meet a 1943 Navy requirement for a "single-seat carrier based high performance dive bomber."

    $10.95
  • 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.

    $25.95
  • 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
  • Lockheed Vega: PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon

    Lockheed Vega: PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon

    The Lockheed Ventura PV-1 AND PV-2 Harpoon was a bomber and patrol aircraft of World War II, used by United States and British Commonwealth forces in several guises.

    $44.95
  • Lockheed XF-90 Penetration Fighter

    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
  • Lockheed XFV-1 VTOL Fighter

    Lockheed XFV-1 VTOL Fighter

    First published in 1996, the XFV-1 book tells the story of one of two Navy prototypes contracted as vertical take off turboprop fighters capable of operating from LSTs, Destroyers, cruisers and larger capitol ships.

    $18.95
  • 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.

    $24.95
  • 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".

    $29.95
  • 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
  • Martin PBM Mariner

    Martin PBM Mariner

    The distinctive, gull-winged Martin PBM Mariner flying boat was designed to replace the Consolidated PBY Catalina as the US Navy's first true open-ocean, extremely long range sub hunter and patrol bomber. PBM Mariners saw extensive service both in WWII and Korea.

    $52.95
  • McDonnell Douglas C-9A "Nightingale "C-9B "Skytrain II"

    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
  • 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.

    $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.

    $18.95
  • Navy & Marine Fleet Single-Seat F9F Cougar Squadrons

    Navy & Marine Fleet Single-Seat F9F Cougar Squadrons

    This book has the entire Squadron and their history in the USN, USMC and USNR.

    $34.95
  • North American AJ-1 Savage

    North American AJ-1 Savage

    Steve Ginter tells the story of the North American AJ "Savage".

    $22.95
  • North American FJ-1 Fury

    North American FJ-1 Fury

    First published in 1983, the FJ-1 Fury book covers North America's first jet fighter and forerunner to the Air Force F-86 and Navy FJ-2/FJ-3 Furys. The book gives a first-hand account of flying with VF-51.

    $18.95
  • North American FJ-2 Fury

    North American FJ-2 Fury

    The entire FJ-2 production was assigned to the Marines which equipped six front line fighter squadrons with it. These were VMF-122, VMF-232, VMF-235, VMF-312, VMF-334 and VMF-451. The book contains short histories of each of these squadrons as well as a first-hand account of its flight testing.

    $20.95
  • North American FJ-3/3M Fury

    North American FJ-3/3M Fury

    The North American FJ-2/-3 Fury were a series of swept-wing carrier-capable fighters for the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

    $44.95
  • North American FJ-4/4B Fury

    North American FJ-4/4B Fury

    This book covers the development, testing, and squadron histories of the 33 Navy units and 13 Marine units that flew the North American FJ-4/4B Fury.

    $29.95
  • North American QF-86E/F/H Full Scale Aerial Targets

    North American QF-86E/F/H Full Scale Aerial Targets

    This book explains the original concept outlining the need for a remote controlled aircraft and how that concept evolved into the QF-86 program. Includes many photographs from both inside and outside the cockpit.

    $19.95
  • North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye

    North American Rockwell T-2 Buckeye

    Covers the development of this all-purpose jet trainer from the Navy's solicitation to industry in 1956 through its operations and squadron usage with the US Navy, US Marines, Venezuela, and Greece.

    $23.95
  • Northrop BT-1

    Northrop BT-1

    Northrop BT-1 was one of many military applications, derived from the original Northrup Gamma designs, which in turn was developed into the SBD Dauntless through the interim XBT-2. Includes BT-1 assignments from the Monthly Status of Naval Aircraft Report.

    $22.95
  • Sikorsky HR2S-1/CH-37C Deuce H-37A/CH-37B Mojave Heavy-Lift Helicopter

    Sikorsky HR2S-1/CH-37C Deuce H-37A/CH-37B Mojave Heavy-Lift Helicopter

    The Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave was an American large heavy-lift helicopter of the 1950s and was Sikorsky's first twin-engined helicopter.

    $44.95
  • Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian

    Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian

    This is a rare look at the Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 "Baby Clippers" flown by Pan American Airways in the 1930s and by the US Navy during WWII. The Navy's JRS-1 flying boats survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and currently, one of those historic surviving aircraft is now being restored by the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.

    $29.95
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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
  • Arado Ar 234 Blitz: The World's First Jet Bomber

    Arado Ar 234 Blitz: The World's First Jet Bomber

    This study is the result of nearly 50 years of research and draws upon original Arado, German Air Ministry and Luftwaffe reports and documents as well as pilot accounts compiled from interviews and personal correspondence, original war diaries, memoirs and other unpublished sources associated with the Ar 234's design, development and operations.

    $79.95
  • 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
  • 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.

    $29.95
  • 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
  • Shady Lady: 1,500 Hours Flying the U-2 Spy Plane

    Shady Lady: 1,500 Hours Flying the U-2 Spy Plane

    Developed during the Cold War by Lockheed's super-secret "Skunk Works", no other American spy plane has been so key to gathering highly classified intelligence. For the first time in paperback, author and former U-2 pilot Rick Bishop takes you deep into the Black World of high-altitude recon missions, revealing the many trials and challenges of flying these fragile and dangerous aircraft.

    $19.95
  • Sigh For A Merlin: Testing the Spitfire

    Sigh For A Merlin: Testing the Spitfire

    This is a new impression of a classic book about a truly classic aircraft. Much has been written about the Spitfire but as the reviewer of Sigh for a Merlin in Pilot Magazine put it, 'If you only buy one Spitfire book, make this it.'

    $19.95
  • 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
  • War Prizes: The Captured German, Italian and Japanese Aircraft of WWII

    War Prizes: The Captured German, Italian and Japanese Aircraft of WWII

    This new edition of an acclaimed titles first published nearly 30 years ago has been fully revised and updated. The opportunity has been taken to use modern technology to improve the quality of the images and many new photos uncovered since the original publication have been included.

    $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