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  • Temco TT-1 Pinto

    Temco TT-1 Pinto

    Developed as a private venture, the Temco Pinto primary jet trainer made its first flight March 26, 1956.

    $17.95
  • USN/USMC Two-Seat Skyhawks: TA-4F, EA-4F, TA-4J and OA-4M

    USN/USMC Two-Seat Skyhawks: TA-4F, EA-4F, TA-4J and OA-4M

    This book has all the Squadron and their history in the USN, USMC, and USNR. It has the history, photos, patches (crests), ships, and shore stations they served.

    $34.95
  • Vought F8U-3 Crusader III: Super Crusader

    Vought F8U-3 Crusader III: Super Crusader

    The Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III was an aircraft developed by Chance Vought as a replacement to the successful F-8 Crusader program and as a competitor to the F-4 Phantom II.

    $22.95
  • Vought SB2U Vindicator

    Vought SB2U Vindicator

    The Vought SB2U Vindicator Scout Bomber was the second USN carrier monoplane to fly after the introduction of the Douglas TBD Devastator, and for a time it was the fastest aircraft in the Navy's inventory. Equipped with folding wings and capable of carrying a 1,000 lb bomb, Vindicators saw active service from 1938 to 1943. This book includes extensive first-person accounts by Vought test pilots and USN/USMC aviators.

    $52.95
  • Vought TA-7C/EA-7L, A-7K Twosair

    Vought TA-7C/EA-7L, A-7K Twosair

    The first converted TA-7C flew for the first time on December 17, 1976, and was delivered to the Navy on January 31, 1977. This book includes US Air National Guard A-7K Greek TA-7Hs, Portugese TA-7Ps, and Thai TA-7Es.

    $22.95
  • Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 2: Navy and Marine RF-8 Photo Recon Squadrons

    Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 2: Navy and Marine RF-8 Photo Recon Squadrons

    First published in 1988, the RF-8 book is one of four volumes on the famous F-8 Crusader series. The book covers the squadron histories of the RF-8 squadrons and its usage in Vietnam.

    $21.95
  • Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 3: Marine Fighter Squadrons

    Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 3: Marine Fighter Squadrons

    First published in 1989, this volume puts forth the Marine squadron histories of Vought's infamous F-8 Crusader from 1958 through 1968.

    $21.95
  • Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 4: Navy Fighter Squadrons

    Vought's F-8 Crusader - Part 4: Navy Fighter Squadrons

    First published in 1990, this book is a squadron-by-squadron history of the "Last Gunfighter", Vought's F-8 Crusader. It covers the 69 Navy units that flew the "MiG Master" including squadron patches with additional pages on operating the Crusader in Vietnam.

    $34.95
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  • 1001 Aviation Facts

    1001 Aviation Facts

    This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at aviation history by highlighting many little-known, yet very important aviation facts. Stories are organized by category, such as military, commercial, and sport aviation and include topics like pilots and personalities, aviation movies, TV shows, and model building.

    $24.95
  • 3D Printing & Laser Cutting: A Railway Modelling Companion

    3D Printing & Laser Cutting: A Railway Modelling Companion

    This book provides an introduction to the subject with special emphasis on model railways. The authors take readers through the principles of 3D drawing and a review of some of the 3D software packages available free of charge on the internet.

    $24.95
  • A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

    A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

    Author Erik Simonsen tells the behind-the-scenes stories of US military aircraft competitions and uses over 550 photos, some uniquely created for this work, to provide the reader with many of aviation's most tantalizing

    $44.95
  • B-17 Nose Art Name Directory

    B-17 Nose Art Name Directory

    This directory lists over 8,200 Boeing B-17s from the World War II era on which some sort of name identification was obtained, showing name and where available, group, squadron, and serial number.

    $19.95
  • B-24 Nose Art Name Directory

    B-24 Nose Art Name Directory

    A product of years of statistical research, this detailed listing of over 7,800 Consolidated B-24s in all their variations from the WWII era, provides the aircraft's name and, where available, group, squadron and serial number.

    $29.95
  • Birth of a Legend McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II New

    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
  • Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber New

    Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber

    Authors Mike Habermehl and former SAC pilot Robert S. Hopkins III have combined years of research and experience to provide the ultimate history of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet.

    $44.95
  • Brewster F2A Buffalo and Export Variants

    Brewster F2A Buffalo and Export Variants

    This is the ultimate history of the Brewster F2A Buffalo, the US Navy's first monoplane fighter aircraft. Allied flyers in WWII called it the "flying coffin", but in the hands of Finnish aces, the Buffalo was wildly successful. This new book is lavishly illustrated with over 300 photos, many seen here for the first time.

    $39.95
  • 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
  • F-15 Eagle in Action

    F-15 Eagle in Action

    The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has transitioned from a true air superiority fighter into an all-weather strike aircraft. Thus far, the aircraft has compiled one of the most enviable records of a post-Vietnam fighter, logging more than 100 victories and no losses in air-to air-combat. Learn the history from prototype to final production in this new book.

    $19.95
  • Flying Wings & Radical Things: Northrop's Secret Aerospace Projects & Concepts 1939-1994

    Flying Wings & Radical Things: Northrop's Secret Aerospace Projects & Concepts 1939-1994

    JUST ANNOUNCED: 2019 Winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History Manuscript Award

    Here for the first time is the untold story of Northrop's rare, unique, and formerly super-secret aircraft and spacecraft.

    $44.95
  • Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15 (Revised Edition) Sale

    Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15 (Revised Edition)

    This is the most extensively researched history of the X-15 program yet produced, written with the cooperation of surviving X-15 pilots as well as many other program principals.

    Regular Price: $28.95

    Special Price $14.48

  • 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
  • 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
  • Panther Tank In Action New

    Panther Tank In Action

    The World War II-era Panther tank proved to be one of Germany's more effective mid-war tank designs. Designated Panzerkampfwagen V, the Panther was intended to challenge the onslaught of Soviet T-34 and KV-1 tanks. With its high-velocity 75mm gun and well-sloped armor, the Panther tank dominated WWII battlefields, and it was regarded by Soviet and Allied tankers as a deadly opponent.

    $19.95
  • Schnellboot In Action

    Schnellboot In Action

    Larger, faster, and more powerful than Allied counterparts, the German Schnellboot was perhaps the best motor torpedo boat of WWII. This richly-illustrated new edition has many new photos, in-depth captions, color profiles, and all-new, detailed scale drawings.

    $19.95
  • Shady Lady: 1,500 Hours Flying the U-2 Spy Plane New

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

    The amazing U-2 Dragon Lady has been in continuous military service for over six decades. 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. 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.

    $24.95
  • 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
  • Space Shuttle: Developing an Icon 1972-2013 New

    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
  • The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than a Tanker New

    The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker: More Than a Tanker

    The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is considered one of the most significant military aircraft of the Cold War-era and beyond. Completely revised and expanded, this new edition features the operational histories of over 80 versions of these world-famous Boeing aircraft. This book also provides details on all 820 specialized KC-135 aircraft including first flight, delivery, configuration, attrition, and retirement.

    $44.95
  • Thud Ridge: Flying the F-105 Thunderchief in Combat Over Vietnam

    Thud Ridge: Flying the F-105 Thunderchief in Combat Over Vietnam

    This is the story of a special breed of warrior, the fighter-bomber pilot; the story of valiant men who flew the rugged F-105 Thunderchief 'Thud' over the hostile skies of North Vietnam. From the briefing rooms to the bombing runs, Colonel Jack Broughton recounts the tragedy and heartache, the intense rush and the flaming terror of high-speed, low-level sorties against ground targets defended by SAM missiles, deadly flak, and MiG fighters. Here is a timeless classic of modern aerial warfare.

    $19.95
  • 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
  • Vought F-8 Crusader: Development of the Navy

    Vought F-8 Crusader: Development of the Navy

    Detailed coverage of the Vought F-8 Crusader's design and development, production, record flights, the XF8U-3 Super Crusader, significant NASA variants, and foreign operators augments the story of this aircraft's development. In so doing, this book provides the vital "missing link" in the story of this legendary aircraft: the U.S. Navy's first supersonic jet fighter.

    $44.95
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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