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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
  • A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

    A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

    Author Erik Simonsen tells the behind-the-scenes stories of US military aircraft competitions and uses over 550 photos, some uniquely created for this work, to provide the reader with many of aviation's most tantalizing

    $44.95
  • A-1 Skyraider In Action

    A-1 Skyraider In Action

    Retrace the combat history of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider, the US Navy's famous carrier-borne, prop-driven attack aircraft. This all-new edition is packed with detailed line drawings, color profiles, and over 180 vintage photos of the rugged, heavily armed Skyraider (better know as the "flying dump truck").

    $19.95
  • 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
  • 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 Secret Projects 1: Fighters, Bombers and Attack Aircraft 1937-1945

    American Secret Projects 1: Fighters, Bombers and Attack Aircraft 1937-1945

    This is the first volume in the highly acclaimed American Secret Projects series. This book looks at fighter and bomber concepts developed by the U.S. aircraft industry for the USAAF and Navy in the years immediately prior to and during World War 2.

    $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 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-52G/H Stratofortress In Action

    B-52G/H Stratofortress In Action

    The legendary Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is the preeminent symbol of American military power. B-52s first flew in 1952, and now over sixty years later, this rugged jet bomber remains in front-line service, with plans to continue operating until 2040. This volume is packed with historical and newly released USAF photographs of the B-52's amazing operational history.

    $19.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber

    Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber

    Authors Mike Habermehl and former SAC pilot Robert S. Hopkins III have combined years of research and experience to provide the ultimate history of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet.

    $44.95
  • Boeing B-50

    Boeing B-50

    Explores every model of the second Superfortress, including some previously little-known variants.

    $49.95
  • Boeing XF8B-1 Fighter

    Boeing XF8B-1 Fighter

    The F/A 18 Hornet was not the first Naval Aircraft designed to meet all the Navy needs.

    $16.95
  • Brewster SB2A Bucaneer

    Brewster SB2A Bucaneer

    The Brewster Bermuda is the name given by the RAF to the Brewster SB2A. In the US Navy service, the aircraft was the SB2A "Buccaneer." Also includes coverage of the XSBA-1 and SBN-1.

    $19.95
  • British Combat Aircraft in Latin America

    British Combat Aircraft in Latin America

    This book covers the story of all the British military aircraft that served in Latin America since 1940.

    $64.95
  • British Secret Projects 4: Bombers 1935-1950

    British Secret Projects 4: Bombers 1935-1950

    Concentrating on designs that were never built, the projects and programs explored here start with designs that were prepared in the knowledge that war was approaching and go right through to the last generation of British piston-engine bombers that appeared after the war had ended.

    $44.95
  • Buzz Numbers

    Buzz Numbers

    This book includes an in-depth explanation of the buzz number system as well as its many applications. This book is the ultimate buzz number reference for modelers and aviation enthusiasts.

    $22.95
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    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.

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

    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).

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    M911 & M1070 HET Heavy Equipment Transporters In Action

    On these pages we will explore the characteristics and uses of the M911 and the M1070. Both massive trucks--as you would expect for vehicles tasked with winching and hauling tanks and other armored vehicles and heavy equipment at highway speeds.

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    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
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    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.


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  • 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 New

    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
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    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

    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.

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  • British Combat Aircraft in Latin America New

    British Combat Aircraft in Latin America

    This book covers the story of all the British military aircraft that served in Latin America since 1940.

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  • British Secret Projects 4: Bombers 1935-1950

    British Secret Projects 4: Bombers 1935-1950

    Concentrating on designs that were never built, the projects and programs explored here start with designs that were prepared in the knowledge that war was approaching and go right through to the last generation of British piston-engine bombers that appeared after the war had ended.

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    This book covers the squadron histories of the 23-Marine units that flew the A-4C/L Skyhawk in the 1960s and 1970s. This is the 7th book in the A-4 Skyhawk series. The others are: number NF49 Navy A-4A/Bs, NF50 USMC and Reserve A-4A/Bs, NF51 Navy A-4E/Fs, NF52 USMC A-4E/Fs, NF82 Two Seat Skyhawks and NF109 Navy A-4C/Ls.

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

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    $44.95
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    $64.95
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    $42.95
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