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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.

    $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
  • 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
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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 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
  • 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
  • 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-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
  • 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
  • Mistel: German Composite Aircraft and Operations 1942-1945

    Mistel: German Composite Aircraft and Operations 1942-1945

    This is a revised and reworked edition of the author's long out of print 2001 study of the origins, development and operations of Germany's composite aircraft during World War II.

    $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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • World Class DIAMONDBACKS: A Pictorial History of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102)

    World Class DIAMONDBACKS: A Pictorial History of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102)

    This new book (hardcover version) in the Naval Fighers series follows the DIAMONDBACK fighter squadron from its inception in 1955 through today.

    $89.95
  • World Class DIAMONDBACKS: A Pictorial History of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102)

    World Class DIAMONDBACKS: A Pictorial History of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102)

    This new book (paperback version) in the Naval Fighters series follows the DIAMONDBACK fighter squadron from its inception in 1955 through today.

    $79.95
  • 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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  • Wrecks & Relics - 28th Edition

    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