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  • Enemy Coast Ahead - Uncensored

    Enemy Coast Ahead - Uncensored

    The inside story behind the famous WWII Dambuster raids against Nazis Germany. The author Guy Gibson commanded the RAF's legendary 617 Squadron and led the remarkable bombing missions to destroy German hydroelectric power stations. Book also includes coverage of Gibson's entire combat service during the course of the war.

    $18.95
  • Flights into the Night

    Flights into the Night

    As a young RAF pilot, Leicester's wartime service took him to Canada, the Middle East, India, and Burma as well as Europe. He survived a midair collision in Canada, then at age 19, lost an engine over the Atlas mountains during the African campaign and was faced with an agonizing choice.

    $12.95
  • Focke-Wulf Ta 154: Luftwaffe Reich Defence Day and Night Interceptor

    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
  • Forgotten Aerodromes of World War I: British military aerodromes, seaplane stations, flying-boat and airship stations to 1920

    Forgotten Aerodromes of World War I: British military aerodromes, seaplane stations, flying-boat and airship stations to 1920

    Organized by county using OS map references each of the decommissioned airfields of World War I are examined and provides details on period of use, units and current purpose including remaining remnants of the period.

    $39.95
  • French Secret Projects 3: French & European Spaceplane Designs 1964-1994

    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
  • Great Aviation Collections of Britain: The UK's National Treasures and Where to Find Them

    Great Aviation Collections of Britain: The UK's National Treasures and Where to Find Them

    Great Aviation Collections of Britain pays tribute to provincial, regional and local collections, large and small which tell the tale of the UK's incredible diversity of aviation achievements and provide details of nearly 100 venues open to the public.

    $32.95
  • Guardians of Ukraine: The Ukrainian Air Force Since 1992

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

    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
  • Keeping Watch

    Keeping Watch

    A sensitively written true story by an RAF Bomber Command wartime R/T operator who talked down the crews on their return from operations, met them off duty, and often mourned their loss within days.

    $11.95
  • Local Aviation Collections of Britain: The UK's Regional Aeronautical Treasures

    Local Aviation Collections of Britain: The UK's Regional Aeronautical Treasures

    This new book is a unique reference for anyone interested in Britain's aviation heritage and provides an inspiration for discovering the 'unknown' gems UK aviation history. Over 150 museums and their most important aircraft exhibits are profiled with numerous color and archival photographs. Like the other titles in the series, this book is a very helpful resource for both researchers and aviation enthusiasts.

    $32.95
  • 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
  • Luftwaffe Eagle: From the Me109 to the Me262

    Luftwaffe Eagle: From the Me109 to the Me262

    In this autobiography, author Walter Schuck tells his story simply, conveying his impressions of life, the rationale of the Lufwaffe and the everyday life of a military man in those times, including the difficulties and hardships of the war in the Arctic Seas.

    $18.95
  • Luftwaffe Emblems 1939-1945

    Luftwaffe Emblems 1939-1945

    A compilation of all known Luftwaffe unit badges and emblems in full colour, covering all types of aircraft and function, ranging from famous fighter and bomber units, through to little-known maritime squadrons, humble training or communication flights.

    $22.95
  • Luftwaffe Fighter-Bombers over Britian: The Tip and Run Campaign, 1942-1943

    Luftwaffe Fighter-Bombers over Britian: The Tip and Run Campaign, 1942-1943

    Luftwaffe Fighter-Bombers over Britain analyses the campaign from March 1942-June 1943 using contemporary records and first-hand accounts from both the German and British sides.

    $18.95
  • Luftwaffe Fighters' Battle of Britain

    Luftwaffe Fighters' Battle of Britain

    Using first hand accounts from Luftwaffe pilots, best-selling author Chris Goss explains how those same German aircrew felt just months later when they flew against a tenacious enemy with nothing to lose.

    $18.95
  • 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
  • Me 163: Rocket Interceptor

    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
  • MiG Killers: A Chronology of U.S. Air Victories in Vietnam 1965-1973

    MiG Killers: A Chronology of U.S. Air Victories in Vietnam 1965-1973

    The story of U.S. Air Force and Navy flight crews who battled the Soviet-built enemy MiGs over Southeast Asia. Describes all 202 MiG kills, with serial number, tail code, operational unit, crewmember names, callsign, weaponry, and tactics for each aircraft credited with a Mig kill from April 1965 to January 1973.

    $38.95
  • 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
  • Miles M.52: Britain

    Miles M.52: Britain

    Miles M.52 tells the controversial story behind Britain's top secret program to develop the world's first manned supersonic jet aircraft. Illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photographs and drawings, this new book examines the Miles M.52 in detail and covers the incredible technical challenges faced in attempting to break the sound barrier.

    $39.95
  • Military Aircraft Markings 2021

    Military Aircraft Markings 2021

    Military Aircraft Markings 2021 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 military aviation.

    $19.95
  • Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich 28 May 1944

    Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich 28 May 1944

    This book describes in unprecedented detail the events, experience and aircraft of the men on both sides of Mission 376 on May 28, 1944 during the course of 'an ordinary mission.'

    $44.95
  • 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
  • Night Flyer

    Night Flyer

    The story of one of the most successful night fighter teams of WWII.

    $12.95
  • Nimrod's Genesis: RAF Maritime Patrol Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Nimrod's Genesis: RAF Maritime Patrol Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Chris Gibson examines the post-war genesis of the RAF's maritime patrol aircraft, a process that led to Nimrod.

    $49.95
  • Nine Lives

    Nine Lives

    The autobiography of New Zealand's most famous RAF pilot. These are the accounts of his fantastic luck in escaping from seemingly impossible situations.

    $12.95
  • 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
  • Paddy Finucane: Fighter Ace

    Paddy Finucane: Fighter Ace

    With the full co-operation of the Finucane family, the myth of Paddy Finucane, a wild fighting Irishman can at last be eliminated to reveal a thoughtful, highly disciplined and respected individual, a man born to lead.

    $19.95
  • Painting Aviation's Legends: The Art of Mike Machat

    Painting Aviation's Legends: The Art of Mike Machat

    Through his award-winning artwork, Mike Machat has documented aviation for the past 40 years in ways never before seen, a process made possible by flying in many of the aircraft he painted, and developing life-long personal friendships with pilots of the aircraft he has preserved for history.

    $39.95
  • Pilot Maker: The Incredible T-6

    Pilot Maker: The Incredible T-6

    The AT-6, as it was known in the U.S. Army Air Force, SNJ to the Navy, Harvard in the Royal Air Force, has become something of an enigma. Throughout its service life it was either loved or intensely disliked since it was a demanding aircraft with the handling characteristics of a fighter. The historical record of what the AT-6 accomplished has been shrouded long enough.

    $36.95
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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