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  1. 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
  2. Action Stations Revisited: Volume 4 South West England

    Action Stations Revisited: Volume 4 South West England

    Military airfields of South West England are the focus of the latest volume of the Action Stations Revisited series.

    $39.95
  3. Air War Over Spain: Aircraft and Units of the Nationalist and Republican Air Forces 1936-1939

    Air War Over Spain: Aircraft and Units of the Nationalist and Republican Air Forces 1936-1939

    This unique 'Classic Colours' format single volume covers the opposing air forces in the Spanish Civil War as well the intervention of the German, Italian, and Soviet air forces in their respective guises.

    $34.95
  4. Albert Ball VC

    Albert Ball VC

    The fascinating story of the Royal Flying Corps first celebrity ace who was killed just before his 21st birthday, leading a patrol of Se5s.

    $19.95
  5. 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
  6. American Aircraft Development of WWII: Special Types 1939-1945

    American Aircraft Development of WWII: Special Types 1939-1945

    Focusing on the U.S. military's development of special aircraft types during World War II, including many experimental aircraft and one-off secret projects, this book shows how U.S. aviation designs and weapons progressed under the pressure of global warfare.

    $39.95
  7. American Secret Projects 4

    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
  8. Astonishing Stories Pilots Tell Pilots

    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
  9. Aufklarer Volume 1: Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft and Units 1935-1941

    Aufklarer Volume 1: Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft and Units 1935-1941

    This book is a colorful and informative study of the operations, camouflage schemes, and unit markings of the reconnaissance aircraft flown by the German Luftwaffe between 1935-1941.

    $29.95
  10. Battle of Britain: The Fight for Survival in 1940

    Battle of Britain: The Fight for Survival in 1940

    Michael Bowyer tells the story of the Battle of Britain day by day detailing squadrons, aircraft types, locations, and people together with an analysis of the success or otherwise of German raids.

    $18.95
  11. 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
  12. Bell XFM / YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer

    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
  13. 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
  14. Black Knights Rule! (BKR): A Pictorial History of VBF-718 / VF-68A / VF-837 / VF-154 / VFA-154 - 1946-2013

    Black Knights Rule! (BKR): A Pictorial History of VBF-718 / VF-68A / VF-837 / VF-154 / VFA-154 - 1946-2013

    Black Knights Rule! (BKR) - A Pictorial History of VBF-718 / VF-68A / VF-837 / VF-154 / VFA-154 - 1946-2013, is the first one of the new US NAVY SQUADRON HISTORIES. The photo coverage on the lineage of the Black Knights is as comprehensive as one has ever seen, both in terms of photography and historical content.

    $49.95
  15. Blue Skies and Dark Nights

    Blue Skies and Dark Nights

    Blue Skies and Dark Nights is the autobiography of Group Captain Bill Randle. It is an honest and straightforward account of an unusual career in the RAF and beyond.

    $32.95
  16. Boulton Paul 1917-1961: Aircraft, Projects and Studies

    Boulton Paul 1917-1961: Aircraft, Projects and Studies

    This book sheds much new light on the activities of an often overlooked company which was in many respects at the forefront of aeronautical innovation in Britain for several decades.

    $44.95
  17. 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
  18. Britain's Aircraft Industry: Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909

    Britain's Aircraft Industry: Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909

    For the first time here is a readable, highly-illustrated, examination of the entire British aircraft industry, its heritage, and the changes it faces in the 21st century, both technical and political.

    $44.95
  19. Building the B-17 Flying Fortress: A Detailed Look at Manufacturing Boeing

    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
  20. Burlington Zephyrs - TrainTech

    Burlington Zephyrs - TrainTech

    The largest fleet of named streamliners in the United States, the Burlington Zephyrs turned heads wherever they went. Whether breaking records or starring in feature films such as Silver Streak, these unique trains immediately took the nation by storm.

    $30.95
  21. Carrier Battle in the Philippine Sea: The Marianas Turkey Shoot June 19-20, 1944

    Carrier Battle in the Philippine Sea: The Marianas Turkey Shoot June 19-20, 1944

    This book, originally printed in the 50th anniversary year of the event, includes a variety of primary and secondary sources describing the battle. Hull numbers of the U.S. Navy ships, aircraft carriers, Japanese carrier captains and senior squadron leaders are all listed within in the book.

    $21.95
  22. 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
  23. Consolidated PB4Y-1/1P Liberator

    Consolidated PB4Y-1/1P Liberator

    During WWII, the US Navy adopted the Consolidated B-24D Liberator as a long-range patrol bomber/sub hunter (PB4Y-1) and as an armed photo recon aircraft (PB4Y-1P). These Navy PB4Y Liberators became deadly hunter-killer aircraft and destroyed more than 1,000 enemy vessels. This new book covers the aircraft and history of all PB4Y-1 squadrons, as well as their most significant combat operations.

    $49.95
  24. 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
  25. Convair Advanced Designs: Secret Projects from San Diego, 1923-1962

    Convair Advanced Designs: Secret Projects from San Diego, 1923-1962

    This book features many never-before-seen company photographs, models, and drawings of such futuristic concepts as a folding-rotor anti-submarine patrol bomber and a giant seaplane passenger transport launched from a high-speed rail car!

    $41.95
  26. Corky Meyer's Flight Journal: A Test Pilot's Tales of Dodging Disasters - Just in Time

    Corky Meyer's Flight Journal: A Test Pilot's Tales of Dodging Disasters - Just in Time

    Corky Meyer's Flight Journal is an electrifying tale of a very passionate and patriotic man, his wife and family, and of course his numerous sensational close calls as an experimental fighter test pilot.

    $53.95
  27. Dornier Do 217 1941-1945

    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
  28. Douglas A-4C/L Skyhawk in Marine Service

    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
  29. Douglas C-74 Globemaster

    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
  30. EMD Early Road Switchers: GP7-GP20 Locomotives - TrainTech

    EMD Early Road Switchers: GP7-GP20 Locomotives - TrainTech

    This book is an authoritative and richly illustrated account of EMD's General Purpose models GP7vGP20. It details these early road switchers' place in history with over 200 photos.

    $30.95
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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    Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray

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    If War Should Come: The Origins of the Second World War from The Times Archive

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    Martin XB-48

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    McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

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    $29.95
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    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.'

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    Soviet and Russian Special Mission Aircraft

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  • The Phantom of Scapa Flow

    The Phantom of Scapa Flow

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  • 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
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    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.

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    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.

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