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  • "Able Mabel" Martin AM-1/1Q Mauler

    "Able Mabel" Martin AM-1/1Q Mauler

    Nicknamed the "Awful Monster" because of its less-than-perfect landing tendencies and maintenance problems, the Martin AM Mauler wasn't operational for long. It's design, development, and operational history is highlighted in this book.

    $37.95
  • 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
  • 357th Over Europe: The 357th Fighter Group in World War II

    357th Over Europe: The 357th Fighter Group in World War II

    This book tells the story of the 357th Fighter Group in WWII through the thoughts and words of many veterans.

    $26.95
  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47s, the 56th FG was one of the highest scoring USAAF Fighter Groups in Europe. Traces the Group from WWI I through action in Korea and Vietnam until today.

    $14.95
  • A-20 Havoc In Action

    A-20 Havoc In Action

    The Douglas A-20 Havoc was a deadly WWII light bomber, intruder and attack aircraft. Built for the USAAF, nearly half the Havocs served with the RAF and the Soviet military.

    $19.95
  • A-26/B-26 Invader In Action

    A-26/B-26 Invader In Action

    The Douglas A-26 Invader attack aircraft served with distinction during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Armed with as many as 14 forward-firing machine guns, as well as bombs and rockets, the Invader was well-suited for ground strike missions. This new book is profusely illustrated, and includes color profiles and detailed line drawings.

    $19.95
  • Aces

    Aces

    Covers the exploits of many famous aces, their aircraft and tactics, from WWI to the Korean Conflict. Includes such notables as Manfred von Richthofen (Red Baron), Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, Francis S. Gabreski, Herman Graf, and one non-aviator Michael Wittmann as the "Tiger Ace".

    $14.95
  • 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
  • American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2

    American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2

    A new perspective on the development of US bomber aircraft during World War 2, revealing how the intense combat pressures of the war accelerated the scientific and technological advances of aeronautics, propulsion, aircraft systems, avionics and ordnance. Packed with three-view drawings and rare photographs including a wide variety of little-known experimental aircraft.

    $42.95
  • American Fire Apparatus #1

    American Fire Apparatus #1

    This volume traces the development of the best-known fire-fighting apparatus, the pumper fire engine. It covers the history of these vehicles from the 19th Century to the fire trucks of the 21st Century.

    $19.95
  • American Fire Apparatus #2

    American Fire Apparatus #2

    With hundreds of unique and dramatic photos, this volume features fire trucks equipped with aerial ladders, elevating platforms, ladder platforms, and special water towers. The book illustrates the evolution of the vital hook-and-ladder trucks that are an integral part of fire departments throughout the US.

    $19.95
  • American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961

    American Secret Projects 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961

    This previously untold story of US airlifters describes more than 200 unknown experimental designs, and contains more than 400 illustrations detailing some of the largest and most incredible military transport aircraft ever conceived. The book also describes how US airlifters were developed to meet ever-demanding military transport requirements, as well as being adapted for other key roles from nuclear test-beds to Space-Shuttle carriers.

    $44.95
  • B-17 Nose Art Name Directory

    B-17 Nose Art Name Directory

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

    $19.95
  • B-24 Liberator - WarbirdTech Volume 1

    B-24 Liberator - WarbirdTech Volume 1

    Includes original engineering drawings, A through M models, PB4Y Privateers, C-87s, C-109s, battle damage photos, excerpts and drawings from tech and engineering manuals, etc.

    $21.95
  • B-24 Nose Art Name Directory

    B-24 Nose Art Name Directory

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

    $29.95
  • B-25 Mitchell In Action

    B-25 Mitchell In Action

    The WWII career of the North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber is covered from the experimental NA-40 prototype to the final production B-25J. Also includes US Marine Corps PBJ versions.

    $19.95
  • B-29 Photo Combat Diary: The Superfortress in WWII and Korea

    B-29 Photo Combat Diary: The Superfortress in WWII and Korea

    This diary depicts the B-29 in combat in the 1940s against a failing Japanese air force and the 1950s against the ultra fast & dangerous Russian built MiG-15 jets. Includes 100s of air-to-air shots, battle damage, paint schemes and markings, famous planes and air crews, Air Force bases, etc.

    $27.95
  • B-29 Superfortress Combat Chronicles

    B-29 Superfortress Combat Chronicles

    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber was the epitome of cutting-edge US air power during WWII. Author and verteran photographer Robert Hilton, offers an eye-witness account of his 83 reconnaissance and bombing missions flying the "Hump" with the 40th Bomb Group.

    $24.95
  • B-29 Superfortress In Action

    B-29 Superfortress In Action

    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was the most advanced production aircraft in the world during WWII. This book covers the development, production, and combat history of this famous US heavy bomber, including the story behind dropping the first atomic bombs.

    $18.95
  • B-58 Hustler In Action

    B-58 Hustler In Action

    Sleek, sporting a delta wing, four big engines, and an external payload, the Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2. Here is a detailed and colorful look at these amazing US Cold War aircraft.

    $19.95
  • Bandits Over Baghdad: Personal Stories of Flying the F-117 Over Iraq

    Bandits Over Baghdad: Personal Stories of Flying the F-117 Over Iraq

    This work is comprised of verbatim accounts taken from the pilots who flew the unarmed F-117 Nighthawk into the "mother of all battles" and returned without so much as a scratch on their aircraft.

    $24.95
  • Bell HSL ASW Helicopter

    Bell HSL ASW Helicopter

    The Bell Model 61 was the only Bell helicopter using the tandem-rotor layout; it was powered by a 2400 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-50 engine and was intended to carry air-to-surface missiles such as the Fairchild Petrel as well as dipping ASDIC.

    $19.95
  • Bell P-59 Airacomet

    Bell P-59 Airacomet

    The Airacomet was the first jet aircraft built for the US Military.

    $19.95
  • Birds of Prey: Predators, Reapers and America's Newest UAVs in Combat

    Birds of Prey: Predators, Reapers and America's Newest UAVs in Combat

    While this book also covers the history and development of early-unmanned aerial vehicles, the focus is on all the latest impressive technology used in today's most modern remotely piloted combat aircraft.

    $29.95
  • 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
  • Black Box Canberras: British Test and Trials Canberras 1951-1994

    Black Box Canberras: British Test and Trials Canberras 1951-1994

    The English Electric Canberra was the UK's first jet bomber, serving over 50 years as a versatile RAF multi-role aircraft. This detailed illustrated history will be an invaluable resource for aviation enthusiasts, modelers, and Cold War historians.

    $49.95
  • 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
  • Bloody Biscay: The History of V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40

    Bloody Biscay: The History of V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40

    Bloody Biscay is the story of the Luftwaffe's only long range maritime fighter unit -- V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40 (V/KG 40) and its battles against the RAF, the US Army Air Force (USAAF) and the US Navy (USN) from July 1942 to August 1944 above the Bay of Biscay.

    $18.95
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - WarbirdTech Volume 7

    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - WarbirdTech Volume 7

    Filled with vintage photos, exploded views, official technical manual excerpts and factory shots. This work examines the B-17 in all its models. Good coverage of armament system.

    $21.95
  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress - WarbirdTech Volume 14

    Boeing B-29 Superfortress - WarbirdTech Volume 14

    With more than 30 volumes now available, this series is one of the best sources of information for modelers and aviation enthusiasts. Each volume is jam packed full of excerpts, drawings, exploded views, cutaways, assembly line, and repair depot photographs taken from original tech manuals.

    $21.95
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  • 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
  • Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part One 1949-1977

    Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part One 1949-1977

    A Pictorial History of Composite Squadron ASW THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Composite Squadron Night THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Composite Squadron All Weather THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), Carrier Special Squadron Night THIRTY-THREE (VC-33), All Weather Attack Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VA(AW)-33), Air Early Warning Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAW-33), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAQ-33), and Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group (FEWSG).

    $54.95
  • Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part Two 1978-2000

    Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part Two 1978-2000

    A Pictorial History of Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group (FEWSG), Fleet Tactical Readiness Group (FTRG), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-THREE (VAQ-33), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-FOUR (VAQ-34), Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron THIRTY-FIVE (VAQ-35), and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ELEVEN (VQ-11).

    $54.95
  • 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
  • Scooter!: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story New

    Scooter!: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story

    This is a fully revised and updated edition of the definitive history of the A-4 written by one of the leading authorities on U.S. naval aviation.

    $44.95
  • 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
  • Sukhoi Su-27 & 30/33/34/35: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    Sukhoi Su-27 & 30/33/34/35: Famous Russian Aircraft

    The book describes in depth the development and operational career of the Su-27 family, including mid-life upgrades and the latest variants, and features detailed fleet lists. Richly illustrated with color photographs, line drawings and color profiles of the various color schemes carried by the type, this is the definitive work on a truly outstanding aircraft.

    $64.95
  • 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
  • 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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  • "Able Mabel" Martin AM-1/1Q Mauler

    "Able Mabel" Martin AM-1/1Q Mauler

    Nicknamed the "Awful Monster" because of its less-than-perfect landing tendencies and maintenance problems, the Martin AM Mauler wasn't operational for long. It's design, development, and operational history is highlighted in this book.

    $37.95
  • American Secret Projects 3: U.S. Airlifters Since 1962

    American Secret Projects 3: U.S. Airlifters Since 1962

    The book, and its companion volume, American Secret Projects 2, covers airlifter designs from WWII to the start of the 1960s, and has been made possible by the authors being given unprecedented access to major aerospace company archives, uncovering scores of design proposals which have never previously been revealed.

    $44.95
  • 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.

    $39.95
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Douglas DC-3 and C-47 in Latin American Military Service

    Douglas DC-3 and 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
  • French Secret Projects 3: Spaceplane Designs 1964-1994

    French Secret Projects 3: 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
  • Grumman F2F/F3F and Civil Variants

    Grumman F2F/F3F and Civil Variants

    The first half of this 192-page monograph covers the developmental history of the F2F and F3F. Individual aircraft histories are provided for each aircraft, listing assigned commands, mishaps and final disposition. Detailed period engineering photos show every aspect of the aircraft. This is followed by an operational history of each Navy and Marine Corps squadron that operated the F2F and F3F.

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

    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
  • Sukhoi Su-25: Famous Russian Aircraft

    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
  • 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