Naval Fighters

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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
  • 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.

    $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
  • 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.

    $12.95
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.

    $12.95
  • 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.

    $12.95
  • 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.

    $21.95
  • 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.

    $21.95
  • North American T-28 Trojan

    North American T-28 Trojan

    Although the T-28 is not a fighter, it has cut the teeth of many a fighter pilot and seen its share of fighting in a ground support role.

    $16.95
  • 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
  • Ryan FR-1 Fireball and XF2R-1 Darkshark

    Ryan FR-1 Fireball and XF2R-1 Darkshark

    It was no secret to the U.S. Navy that jet and rocket aircraft were being developed in Europe, and that once fully developed, would be of superior performance than piston engine aircraft. Because of these facts, the Navy initiated investigations into alternative solutions to counter these new jets.

    $16.95
  • 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 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Space Shuttle: Developing an Icon 1972-2013

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    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.


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    $169.95
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    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
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    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

    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
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    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.

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    UH-60 Black Hawk In Action

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    USS Arizona Squadron At Sea

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