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  • 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.

    $49.95
  • Operation Enduring Freedom

    Operation Enduring Freedom

    America and its allies first response to the deadly terror attacks of 9-11. Author Lou Drendel outlines the initial US and Allied military operations against the al-Queda terrorist network and the Taliban government in Afghanistan.

    $14.95
  • 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.

    $31.95
  • 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
  • Radical Wings & Wind Tunnels: Advanced Concepts Tested at NASA Langley

    Radical Wings & Wind Tunnels: Advanced Concepts Tested at NASA Langley

    Radical Wings and Wind Tunnels presents a behind-the-scenes look at how NACA, and today's NASA, use wind tunnels and flight testing to advance aeronautical science.

    $33.95
  • RAF Airfields of World War 2

    RAF Airfields of World War 2

    RAF Airfields of World War 2 provides comprehensive coverage of the airfields, bases and squadrons of the RAF's three main frontline commands in Britain during World War 2 - Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands. The book is illustrated with more than 260 photographs and maps, making it a unique, single-volume illustrated work of reference.

    $59.95
  • RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War: 1944

    RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War: 1944

    Apart from the obvious interest to aviation historians, many people researching family history find these books invaluable, as so many families had someone in an RAF bomber squadron, who failed to return from active service.

    $39.95
  • RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War: 1945

    RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War: 1945

    This is the sixth volume in the series which deals with the losses sustained by the RAF Bomber Command during the 2nd World War.

    $24.95
  • RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1939-1940

    RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1939-1940

    This monumental series has become an essential work of reference for both aviation historians and genealogists. The series covers individual aircraft losses in the European Theatre and identifying units, aircraft, crews, and the circumstances behind each loss, day by day.

    $34.95
  • RAF Bomber Command Losses: Heavy Conversion Units and Miscellaneous Units 1939-1947

    RAF Bomber Command Losses: Heavy Conversion Units and Miscellaneous Units 1939-1947

    Covering heavy conversion units and miscellaneous units from 1939 to 1947, this is the 8th volume in the RAF Bomber Command Losses series.

    $29.95
  • RAF Bomber Losses In the Middle East and Mediterranean: 1939-42

    RAF Bomber Losses In the Middle East and Mediterranean: 1939-42

    This book is the first of two volumes covering the Bomber Commands losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean during the war. The distinction relating to the units included in these volumes is particularly important in relation to the USAAF, as its period under RAF was brief.

    $24.95
  • RAF Fighter Command Losses of Second World War: Operational Losses Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941

    RAF Fighter Command Losses of Second World War: Operational Losses Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941

    This book records operational losses on a day-by-day basis, identifying the units concerned, the crews involved, and the aircraft type, service serial number and code letters where possible.

    $22.95
  • RAF Hendon: The Birthplace of Aerial Power

    RAF Hendon: The Birthplace of Aerial Power

    RAF Hendon: The Birthplace of Aerial Power narrates the full story of this remarkable airfield through war and peace and provides a wealth of information for historians and aviation enthusiasts alike.

    $19.95
  • Rear Gunner Pathfinders

    Rear Gunner Pathfinders

    This is a Bomber Command story of the air war over Germany as seen from the small Perspex bubble of a 'Tail-End Charlie' rear gunner in a Lancaster.

    $12.95
  • Rocks in the Clouds: High-Ground Aircraft Crashes of South Wales

    Rocks in the Clouds: High-Ground Aircraft Crashes of South Wales

    This book covers the various aircraft crash sites found in the area south of the latitude of Brecon, which from east to west includes the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, to south of Llandoverty and the Presceli Hills in the west. Appendices include a full list of high-ground military losses and memorials to those who perished, as well as a bibliography.

    $22.95
  • Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses: Roll of Honour 1939-1947

    Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses: Roll of Honour 1939-1947

    The final volume in this monumental series, which records the grievous losses suffered by the men of RAF Bomber Command in the European theater of operations during World War II, includes the master index of all who gave their lives.

    $34.95
  • 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
  • Sky Tiger: The Story of Sailor Malan

    Sky Tiger: The Story of Sailor Malan

    This is the biography of the renowned WWII South African Spitfire pilot Adolf (Sailor) Malan. It recounts how he rose in less than 15 months to be acknowledged as Britain's premier fighter pilot.

    $12.95
  • SMOKIN' TIGERS: A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1) New

    SMOKIN' TIGERS: A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    $49.95
  • Southern Pacific Daylight Steam Locomotives - TrainTech

    Southern Pacific Daylight Steam Locomotives - TrainTech

    Southern Pacific Daylight Steam Locomotives covers the Daylight's inception and glory years, the Warbaby era, the Western Pacific versions, the American Freedom Train, and the modern-day adventures of the 4449.

    $26.95
  • Soviet and Russian Ekranoplans: New Expanded Edition

    Soviet and Russian Ekranoplans: New Expanded Edition

    This new edition of Soviet and Russian Ekranoplans has been fully updated and highlights projects that are under development. Packed with photos, artworks and drawings, the book includes examples of similar technology being developed in countries outside of Russia, including the USA, Germany and China.

    $55.95
  • Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in Africa

    Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in Africa

    Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in Africa includes comprehensive fleet lists of all known Soviet/Russian military aircraft together with their Chinese derivatives.

    $56.95
  • Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in Asia

    Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in Asia

    Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in Asia is a treasure trove of exotic colors and markings, combined with a mass of unpublished, original information including over 320 photos, over 140 color profiles and around 50 insignia to delight modellers and fascinate all readers.

    $64.95
  • Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in the Middle East

    Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in the Middle East

    Arranged by country and using previously classified sources, Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in the Middle East includes details of combat use and comprehensive fleet lists of all known Soviet/Russian military aircraft.

    $56.95
  • Soviet and Russian Testbed Aircraft

    Soviet and Russian Testbed Aircraft

    Soviet and Russian Testbed Aircraft investigates all categories of test and research aircraft: engine testbeds including the Il-76LL and Tu-16LL, radar testbeds such as the SL-18P based on the well-known Il-18 airliner; electronic warfare system testbeds such as the Il-76-11, and those for weapons, aerodynamics, and control configured vehicles like the LMK-2405.

    $56.95
  • Soviet Strategic Aviation in the Cold War

    Soviet Strategic Aviation in the Cold War

    Soviet Strategic Aviation in the Cold War shows how the DA's order of battle changed in the period from 1945 to 1991.

    $56.95
  • Stormbird

    Stormbird

    Supplemented by more than 140 photographs, mostly from the author's personal collection, along with color profiles of his aircraft and opponents, Stormbird presents a remarkable insight into the life of a Luftwaffe pilot in WWII.

    $18.95
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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.

    $79.95
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Britain's Aircraft Industry: Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909 New

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Civil Aircraft Markings 2021 New

    Civil Aircraft Markings 2021

    The new 2021 edition of this best-selling annual publication builds on the long history and heritage of the title. First published in 1950, this new edition is the 72nd outing of Civil Aircraft Markings.

    $19.95
  • Close Call: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean New

    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
  • Douglas DC-3/C-47 in Latin American Military Service New

    Douglas DC-3/C-47 in Latin American Military Service

    Richly illustrated, with tables describing the often extraordinary individual services lives of each-and-every known Douglas DC-3 and C-47, this is a testament to the men and women who, for three-quarters of a century, have sweated, cursed and yet loved these magnificent aircraft.

    $44.95
  • 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
  • McDonnell Douglas C-9A "Nightingale "C-9B "Skytrain II" New

    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
  • Military Aircraft Markings 2021 New

    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
  • 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
  • Nachtjager: Luftwaffe Night Fighter Units 1939 - 1945 New

    Nachtjager: Luftwaffe Night Fighter Units 1939 - 1945

    This is a compendium edition of the much regarded and long out-of-print Nachtj ger volumes in the acclaimed Classic Colours series on the aircraft, camouflage and markings of the Luftwaffe between 1933-1945.

    $39.95
  • 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