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  • Strategic Air Command in the UK: SAC Operations 1946-1992

    Strategic Air Command in the UK: SAC Operations 1946-1992

    Robert Hopkins, a former Strategic Air Command pilot and the noted author of Crecy titles on the KC-135, B-47 and strategic aerial reconnaissance, offers unique historical insights into SAC operations in the UK in this fascinating new account of its activities and the aircraft it operated.

    $44.95
  • The Complete History of U.S. Cruise Missiles: From Kettering's 1920s' Bug & 1950's Snark to Today's Tomahawk

    The Complete History of U.S. Cruise Missiles: From Kettering's 1920s' Bug & 1950's Snark to Today's Tomahawk

    1st 100 Orders Receive Autographed Copy! Employing a considerable archive of U.S. cruise missile data and material amassed during his extensive research, author Bill Yenne has created a compelling work containing a wealth of previously unpublished photographs plus detailed technical information that is simply unavailable in any other product on the market today.

    $34.95
  • The Long Drag: A Short History of British Target Towing

    The Long Drag: A Short History of British Target Towing

    A short history of British target towing aided by photographs, technical details, diagrams, and specifications.

    $16.95
  • The Luftwaffe's Blitz: The Inside Story November 1940 - May 1941

    The Luftwaffe's Blitz: The Inside Story November 1940 - May 1941

    Using more than 30 first hand accounts and previously unpublished photos, The Luftwaffe's Blitz details the Luftwaffe's assault against the United Kingdom in 1941, covering the major attacks and those that occurred during the remaining months of that year.

    $18.95
  • The Luftwaffe: A Complete History 1933-1945

    The Luftwaffe: A Complete History 1933-1945

    The book covers the history, campaigns, strategies, commanders, and personalities of the Luftwaffe in depth, as well as looking at the aircraft, although it does not cover aircraft types in detail.

    $42.95
  • The Seaplane Years

    The Seaplane Years

    Beginning with the first experimental flying boat station, the author explains the development of maritime aircraft and examines in detail the seaplanes and flying boats that became the core of British naval airpower and the long-range links to their overseas Empire.

    $56.95
  • The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombs Down 1939-1945

    The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombs Down 1939-1945

    Using 500 photographs, The Secret Years explores unusual variants of standard service aircraft types, machines which remained purely experimental, and the trials with their guns, bombs, rockets, and equipment.

    $56.95
  • The Tiger Moth Story

    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
  • The Wrong Stuff: Flying on the Edge of Disaster

    The Wrong Stuff: Flying on the Edge of Disaster

    This book is a collection of stories about pilots John Moore met, people who touched his life and those who list their life doing what they loved--flying planes.

    $39.95
  • 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
  • Typhoon to Typhoon: RAF Air Support Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Typhoon to Typhoon: RAF Air Support Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    This book examines the RAF's ground attack capabilities, the threats it faced, and the weapons, technologies and aircraft developed to counter those threats from the end of World War II to the present day, moving from the era of the Hawker Typhoon to that of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

    $44.95
  • UK Airfields of the Cold War

    UK Airfields of the Cold War

    This book provides a new study of Cold War airfields for all who study airfield history and archaeology.

    $39.95
  • US Infantry-Vietnam

    US Infantry-Vietnam

    Grunts slugging it out in a vicious, no-quarter guerrilla war waged in the hot steamy jungles of Vietnam. Provides an overview of operations in Vietnam from first US involvement to US withdrawal. Also covers key infantry weapons and combat equipment.

    $14.95
  • Vertical Take-Off Fighter Aircraft

    Vertical Take-Off Fighter Aircraft

    Vertical Take-Off Fighter Aircraft is an illustrated history of concepts, experimental, and operational military VTO & VTOL aircraft.

    $42.95
  • Victory 1940: The Battle Of Britain as Never Seen Before

    Victory 1940: The Battle Of Britain as Never Seen Before

    Victory 1940 presents a stunning pictorial chronology of the legendary Battle of Britain, when the might of the German Luftwaffe was defeated for the first time by RAF's heroic 'Few.' This book also features amazing warbird photography by John Dibbs, as well as never before seen WWII archival images.

    $24.95
  • Vietnam Scrapbook

    Vietnam Scrapbook

    In January 1966, Robert Steinbrunn entered the US Army and documented his experiences flying helicopters in combat over the Highlands of Vietnam. His wartime experiences are compiled here into this memorable and exciting scrapbook.

    $19.95
  • Vulcan's Hammer: V-Force Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Vulcan's Hammer: V-Force Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Illustrated with more than 200 photographs and drawings plus new color artwork, Vulcan's Hammer presents the story of an alternative V-force and its armament providing a wealth of fascinating information for historians and modelers alike.

    $49.95
  • Warburton's War: The Life of Maverick Ace Adrian Warburton

    Warburton's War: The Life of Maverick Ace Adrian Warburton

    This book paints a picture of a fascinating man who, with 350 operational missions from Malta, became a living legend among the aces of WWII.

    $12.95
  • We Landed by Moonlight: Secret RAF Landings in France 1940-1944

    We Landed by Moonlight: Secret RAF Landings in France 1940-1944

    For most of the 2nd World War the RAF flew small aircraft into Occupied France at night, landing and taking off in total secrecy. Their mission was to transport agents to and from France to support the activities of the French Resistance and SOE. The chronicle of these operations tells an extraordinary adventure story, full of danger for both agent and aviator.

    $19.95
  • We Speak from the Air: WWII Broadcasts from the RAF

    We Speak from the Air: WWII Broadcasts from the RAF

    This new combination of two original books, We Speak from the Air and Over to You continues with Ferry Command and the training of pilots in Canada, the remorseless harrying of U-boats and the adventures of air crews forced down in ocean or desert.

    $12.95
  • Wellington Wings: An RAF Intelligence Officer in the Western Desert

    Wellington Wings: An RAF Intelligence Officer in the Western Desert

    Revealing the tension during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, debriefings, accidents and sandstorms he portrays, depict vividly the effects of war on individuals.

    $24.95
  • Wing Leader: Top-Scoring Allied Fighter Pilot of World War II

    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

    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
  • Wings of the Navy (Carrier Testing American & British Aircraft)

    Wings of the Navy (Carrier Testing American & British Aircraft)

    Highly illustrated with cutaways, photographs and color profiles, Carrier Testing American & British Aircraft (Wings of the Navy) makes a valuable contribution to aviation history and keeps the memory of these diverse and absorbing aircraft alive.

    $56.95
  • Wings Over Georgia

    Wings Over Georgia

    Forerunner to the best-selling Lancaster Target, Wings Over Georgia is the story of Jack Currie's entry into the RAF, his early UK training and his initial training with the US Army Air Corps under the Arnold Scheme.

    $6.95
  • 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 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 Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) was established as an aviation unit of the U.S. Navy on 1 June 1955. Its role is aerial reconnaissance and signals intelligence. The squadron is nicknamed the "World Watchers."

    $89.95
  • World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) was established as an aviation unit of the U.S. Navy on 1 June 1955. Its role is aerial reconnaissance and signals intelligence. The squadron is nicknamed the "World Watchers."

    $99.95
  • Wrecks & Relics - 21st Edition

    Wrecks & Relics - 21st Edition

    Arranged on a geographic basis, Wrecks & Relics is a fabulous touring guide. It provides the details of visitor attractions large and small; including exhibits, locations, opening times, contact points, websites, and much more.

    $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 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