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  • Dragon's Wings: Chinese Fighter and Bomber Aircraft Development

    Dragon's Wings: Chinese Fighter and Bomber Aircraft Development

    This compelling book provides a revealing look at the development of Chinese military aviation, covering fighter and bomber aircraft development since 1949.

    $49.95
  • Early Banshees F2H-1/2/2B/2P/2N

    Early Banshees F2H-1/2/2B/2P/2N

    This volume covers F2H-1, F2H-2/2B/2N/2P Banshees.

    $34.95
  • Early MiG Fighters In Action

    Early MiG Fighters In Action

    Early WWII aircraft designs of Mikoyan and Gurevich are not widely known, yet the MiG-1 was one of the world's fastest fighters in 1940 and the rugged MiG-3 proved to be an agile match for Germany's Messerschmitt Bf 109. This fascinating book features numerous photos and color profiles.

    $14.95
  • Early Soviet Jet Fighters

    Early Soviet Jet Fighters

    This volume details the development, history, and technical specs of the earliest Soviet jet fighters and includes more than 750 photos, 50+ color profiles, as well as specially-commissioned line drawings. Many of the illustrations are from previously classified sources and unseen by enthusiasts of Cold War aircraft.

    $64.95
  • Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes

    Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes

    A fascinating, highly illustrated insight into early post-war jet fighter development by an expert aviation historian and author, Early US Jet Fighters is set to become a standard reference.

    $49.95
  • F-104 Starfighter In Action

    F-104 Starfighter In Action

    During its 50-year career, the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter supersonic aircraft broke numerous aviation records, flew combat missions in Vietnam and South Asia, and served as a high-altitude trainer for the NASA astronauts. This new book chronicles the history of this remarkable Century Series fighter aircraft.

    $19.95
  • F-111 Aardvark In Action

    F-111 Aardvark In Action

    New in the Aircraft in Action series is F-111 Aardvark In Action.

    $19.95
  • F-4 Phantom

    F-4 Phantom

    This detailed volume provides an in-depth study of the development and operations of one of the most popular military aircraft of the Cold War era, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. This book also covers the Phantom's service deployments with the USAF, USN, USMC, RAF and many other air forces around the globe.

    $88.00
  • F-84 Thunderjet In Action

    F-84 Thunderjet In Action

    The USAF's Republic F-84 Thunderjet fighter-bomber was used as a strike aircraft during the Korean War. Thunderjets were also the first US Cold War fighters to use in-flight refueling, and to be armed with nuclear weapons. This book details the amazing F-84 and its many variants.

    $16.95
  • F-84F Thunderstreak Walk Around

    F-84F Thunderstreak Walk Around

    This book provides close-up details of the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak jet fighter and it's service during the Cold War. Illustrated with over 250 photos, color profiles, and line drawings.

    $19.95
  • F3D Skynight In Action

    F3D Skynight In Action

    The Douglas F3D Skyknight was the US Navy's first all-weather, carrier-based jet fighter. This book chronicles the development and operational history of the F3D from the Korean War, to service in Vietnam. Packed with numerous wartime photos, this book features both USN and Marine aircraft.

    $19.95
  • F3D Skynight In Action - Hardcover

    F3D Skynight In Action - Hardcover

    The Douglas F3D Skyknight was the US Navy's first all-weather, carrier-based jet fighter. This book chronicles the development and operational history of the F3D from the Korean War, to service in Vietnam. Packed with numerous wartime photos, this book features both USN and Marine aircraft.

    $24.95
  • F4U Corsair In Action

    F4U Corsair In Action

    Updated and expanded, this new volume surveys the history of the Chance Vought F4U Corsair, one of the most effective and deadly WWII naval aircraft. Nicknamed "Whistling Death", the F4U was renown for its durability, firepower, and brute speed. It also became the favorite aircraft of USMC fighter-bomber pilots, and later served in the Korean War.

    $19.95
  • F6F Hellcat In Action

    F6F Hellcat In Action

    Flown by both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, the rugged and deadly Grumman F6F Hellcat was a heavily-armed fighter capable of operating from aircraft carriers or land bases. This In Action series book traces the development and combat roles of the Hellcat with photographs and technical specs.

    $19.95
  • F8F Bearcat Detail In Action

    F8F Bearcat Detail In Action

    The Grumman F8F Bearcat was the pinnacle of US carrier-borne, piston-engine fighter design. Even though WWII ended before these amazing aircraft ever saw combat, F8F Bearcats later flew combat missions both in Korea and the Indochina War. This book details the F8F's history and service.

    $19.95
  • F8F Bearcat Detail In Action - Hardcover

    F8F Bearcat Detail In Action - Hardcover

    The Grumman F8F Bearcat was the pinnacle of US carrier-borne, piston-engine fighter design. Even though WWII ended before these amazing aircraft ever saw combat, F8F Bearcats later flew combat missions both in Korea and the Indochina War. This book details the F8F's history and service.

    $24.95
  • F9F Cougar Walk Around

    F9F Cougar Walk Around

    The Grumman F9F Cougar is the first swept-wing carrier-based fighter aircraft built for the US Navy. This book examines many F9F display aircraft located in museums across the US.

    $19.95
  • F9F Cougar Walk Around - Hardcover

    F9F Cougar Walk Around - Hardcover

    The Grumman F9F Cougar is the first swept-wing carrier-based fighter aircraft built for the US Navy. This book examines many F9F display aircraft located in museums across the US.

    $24.95
  • Fairey Firefly In Action

    Fairey Firefly In Action

    The Fairey Firefly was a British WWII naval fighter that served in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. These piston-engine fighters flew combat operations in the Pacific Theater, as well as in the Malayan and Korean conflicts. These aircraft also served with other Colonial and Allied forces.

    $14.95
  • Fighter Squadron 14 Tophatters

    Fighter Squadron 14 Tophatters

    The oldest serving squadron in the history of the USN. VF-14 can trace its history back to September 1919; it served in WWII, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf.

    $14.95
  • Flying Wings & Radical Things: Northrop's Secret Aerospace Projects & Concepts 1939-1994

    Flying Wings & Radical Things: Northrop's Secret Aerospace Projects & Concepts 1939-1994

    2019 Winner of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History Manuscript Award

    Here for the first time is the untold story of Northrop's rare, unique, and formerly super-secret aircraft and spacecraft.

    $44.95
  • Grumman F11F Tiger

    Grumman F11F Tiger

    This compendium has been written and documented by the principal Grumman and Blue Angel actors who participated in the development of those fine aircraft that came upon the scene at a very difficult, but interesting, era for both Grumman and the Navy.

    $29.95
  • Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger

    Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger

    The J79 powered Mach 2 Supertiger derivative of the F-11F was developed into a world class performer and was marketed as such. It impressed the foreign aviators so that it became their first choice.

    $10.95
  • Grumman F6F Hellcat

    Grumman F6F Hellcat

    The book covers the F6Fs development, testing, and production written by Grumman's test pilot "Corky" Meyer. This is followed by technical details and a running combat narrative. The Marines, British, French, and European action is all covered as well as training command during and after WWII and sections on post war, reserve, drones, and Hellcat prey.

    $49.95
  • Grumman F7F Tigercat

    Grumman F7F Tigercat

    The XF7F-1 was the first twin engine with tricycle undercarriage. It was heavily armed with four 20 mm guns in the wing roots and four 50 cal in the nose with strong point under the wings and fuselage to carry bombs and the Navy torpedo.

    $34.95
  • Grumman F8F Bearcat

    Grumman F8F Bearcat

    When planning a replacement for their successful F6F Hellcat carrier fighter, Grumman chose to build as lightweight a design as possible around the most reliable large radial engine. The result was the F8F Bearcat, which was often called a "hot rod" by its pilots for its fantastic acceleration and climbing ability.

    $39.95
  • Grumman F9F Navy Panthers - Part 3: Korea and Beyond

    Grumman F9F Navy Panthers - Part 3: Korea and Beyond

    Volume three of the Panther story focuses on the use of the aircraft by the United States Navy.

    $29.95
  • Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar: First Grumman Cat of the Jet Age

    Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar: First Grumman Cat of the Jet Age

    Grumman F9F Panther/Cougar tells the story of the pivotal F9F Panther from its initial concept through early design and manufacturing, flight test, aircraft carrier trials, and combat operations in the Korean War.

    $29.95
  • Grumman F9F USMC Panthers - Part 2

    Grumman F9F USMC Panthers - Part 2

    Volume two of the Panther story focuses on the usage of the aircraft by the United States Marines.

    $16.95
  • Grumman F9F-6/7/8 Cougar - Part 1: Design, Testing, Structures, Blue Angels

    Grumman F9F-6/7/8 Cougar - Part 1: Design, Testing, Structures, Blue Angels

    Covers, design, testing, and structures, along with the Blue Angels.

    $19.95
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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 2: US Airlifters 1941-1961 New

    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
  • 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
  • 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.

    $64.95
  • British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950 New

    British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950

    This newly-revised and expanded edition of British Secret Projects 3: Fighters and Bombers 1935-1950 contains many new photographs and information not previously published.

    $44.95
  • Building Concorde: From Drawing Board to Mach 2 New

    Building Concorde: From Drawing Board to Mach 2

    This new book provides an informative perspective on the Concorde program and explores in detail how this great supersonic jet airliner came into being. Concentrating both on the design and development of the aircraft, the book also covers the Anglo-French political and technical collaboration needed to get the Concorde built.

    $35.95
  • 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
  • Dornier Do 335 Pfeil/Arrow New

    Dornier Do 335 Pfeil/Arrow

    Known for its highly innovative and unique design, the massive "push-pull" Dornier Do 335 all-weather heavy fighter was a brute expression of late-WWII German aircraft technology. This fully revised and expanded new edition features 80+ pages of new material, as well as many superb color profiles. Of all German X-planes, the Do 335 'Pfeil' continues to hold a special fascination for aviation enthusiasts, historians, and modelers.

    $79.95
  • 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).

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

    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
  • From Bats to Rangers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron Two (ECMRON-2) Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two (VQ-2)

    From Bats to Rangers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron Two (ECMRON-2) Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two (VQ-2)

    This new book is a comprehensive history of the US Navy's premier Electronic Countermeasures Squadron (VQ-2). Better known as the Electric Bats, this famous squadron flew top-secret missions during both WWII and the Cold War. Includes over 620 color and b/w photos, as well as 37 detailed aircraft color profiles showing paint schemes and markings. A must-have book for aviation modelers and historians.

    $69.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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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  • The Tiger Moth Story New

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

    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
  • UH-60 Black Hawk In Action New

    UH-60 Black Hawk In Action

    The "Huey" had served admirably in the Vietnam conflict, but lacked adequate engine power. The UH-60 Black Hawk was developed to rectify it's shortcomings. This book details it's design and development.

    $19.95
  • USS Arizona Squadron At Sea New

    USS Arizona Squadron At Sea

    USS Arizona (BB-39) is one of America's most iconic and revered naval vessels. With many rare photographs, this volume details the construction and history of this famous battleship. This book also chronicles the ship's horrific explosion and sinking during Japan's deadly surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

    $24.95
  • Vigilante!: 1,200 Hours Flying the Ultimate US Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft New

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

    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 New

    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
  • WWII U.S. Sherman Tank In Action New

    WWII U.S. Sherman Tank In Action

    The full story of the Sherman's exploits would fill several volumes, so this book focuses on the variants and sub-variants of the Shermans used by US forces during WWII.

    $19.95