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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Consolidated Catalina I,IB,II & IV-Pilot Notes

    Consolidated Catalina I,IB,II & IV-Pilot Notes

    Facsimile reproductions of the original RAF publication, the Pilots Notes form a unique record of some of the world's most famous military aircraft.

    $9.95
  4. Consolidated P2Y Ranger

    Consolidated P2Y Ranger

    The P2Y was the aircraft that put Consolidated on the map of great aircraft manufacturers and led to the PBY and PB2Y flying boats that served with such distinction during WWII.

    $32.95
  5. Consolidated PB4Y-1/1P Liberator

    Consolidated PB4Y-1/1P Liberator

    During WWII, the US Navy adopted the Consolidated B-24D Liberator as a long-range patrol bomber/sub hunter (PB4Y-1) and as an armed photo recon aircraft (PB4Y-1P). These Navy PB4Y Liberators became deadly hunter-killer aircraft and destroyed more than 1,000 enemy vessels. This new book covers the aircraft and history of all PB4Y-1 squadrons, as well as their most significant combat operations.

    $49.95
  6. Curtiss SC-1/2 Seahawk

    Curtiss SC-1/2 Seahawk

    This book is written by CDR Long who flew this type of aircraft from the battleships and cruisers, when they were the center of the fleet. This book is a must for anybody who wants to know more about the role of the scout aircraft in the fleet.

    $29.95
  7. Curtiss SO3C Seamew/Seagull

    Curtiss SO3C Seamew/Seagull

    In early 1937, Curtiss and Vought, the Navy's two pre-war suppliers of fleet catapult scout floatplanes, were asked to submit bids for a high-speed replacement of the very successful SOC Seagull series.

    $12.95
  8. Curtiss SOC Seagull

    Curtiss SOC Seagull

    The aircraft served on battleships and cruisers in a seaplane configuration, being launched by catapult and recovered from a sea landing. The wings folded back against the fuselage for storage aboard ship.

    $29.95
  9. Eyes for the Phoenix: Allied Aerial Photo-Recon Operations in South-East Asia 1942-1945

    Eyes for the Phoenix: Allied Aerial Photo-Recon Operations in South-East Asia 1942-1945

    The job of the photographic squadrons in the Far East was to discover Japanese intentions within a vast area within which virtually no other intelligence could otherwise be obtained.

    $44.95
  10. 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
  11. Focke-Wulf Fw 200: The Condor at War 1939-1945

    Focke-Wulf Fw 200: The Condor at War 1939-1945

    Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor was one of the German Luftwaffe's most effective long-range anti-shipping bombers and naval recon aircraft. The redoubtable Fw 200 Condors battled Allied convoys in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and served as military transports on the Eastern Front. Richly illustrated and detailed, this new book is a unique reference for WWII aviation historians and modelers alike.

    $84.95
  12. Grumman F9F-6P/8P Photo Cougar

    Grumman F9F-6P/8P Photo Cougar

    The F9F-6P/8P Photo Cougar replaced the F9F-5P Photo Panther in two Navy and two USMC squadrons in 1954.

    $19.95
  13. Grumman Goose

    Grumman Goose

    Tells the story of the small twin engined utility seaplane first designed in 1937 for 10 wealthy businessmen to replace their Loening Air Yachts.

    $21.95
  14. Grumman JF/J2F Duck

    Grumman JF/J2F Duck

    While the Grumman JF/J2F "Duck" floatplane may have been one of the more ungainly aircraft in service, this military workhorse did a tremendous job as a naval utility aircraft, both before and during WWII.

    $29.95
  15. Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker and WF-2/E-1B Tracer Part Two

    Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker and WF-2/E-1B Tracer Part Two

    The book covers the operational history of the aircraft in squadron service including the reserves and training squadrons and as a squadron utility and command aircraft at Naval Air Stations and facilities.

    $52.95
  16. Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker Part One: Development, Testing, Variants, and Foreign Users

    Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker Part One: Development, Testing, Variants, and Foreign Users

    Richly illustrated and filled with anecdotes by Tracker pilots and crewmen, Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker describes the history and service of this dependable carrier-based antisubmarine aircraft. Both in military and civilian roles. Trackers proved to be adaptable and long-serving aircraft.

    $46.95
  17. Lockheed Blackbird Family: A-12, YF-12, D-21/M-21 & SR-71 Photo Scrapbook

    Lockheed Blackbird Family: A-12, YF-12, D-21/M-21 & SR-71 Photo Scrapbook

    This book is compiled of never-before-published photos coupled with new de-classified information recently released by the CIA, including black-and-white and color photos of A-12 cockpits, early camera installations, and never-before-seen special camouflage schemes.

    $28.95
  18. Lockheed Vega: PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon

    Lockheed Vega: PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon

    The Lockheed Ventura PV-1 AND PV-2 Harpoon was a bomber and patrol aircraft of World War II, used by United States and British Commonwealth forces in several guises.

    $44.95
  19. Martin P4M-1/-1Q Mercator

    Martin P4M-1/-1Q Mercator

    The Martin P4M Mercator, although similar to the smaller Lockheed Neptune, was developed as a long-range patrol and mine laying naval aircraft. This high-wing, four-engine aircraft was uniquely designed to carry one jet engine and one prop engine mounted under each wing, later described as "two turning and two burning".

    $26.95
  20. Martin P5M Marlin Patrol Seaplane

    Martin P5M Marlin Patrol Seaplane

    This book covers the complete history of the Martin P5M Marlin flying boat from development, construction, powerplants, armaments, and squadron service.

    $34.95
  21. Military Aircraft Markings 2015

    Military Aircraft Markings 2015

    An indispensable publication for any aircraft enthusiast, historian or student of military aviation. This is the most complete listing of all aircraft of the UK Armed Forces: Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Army, and associated units.

    $17.95
  22. Military Aircraft Markings 2017

    Military Aircraft Markings 2017

    Revised and updated, Military Aircraft Markings 2017 continues to be the most comprehensive listing of military aircraft in the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and other UK forces. Sections also list American military aircraft based in Europe, as well as other nation's aircraft visiting the UK for air shows.

    $19.95
  23. Military Aircraft Markings 2018

    Military Aircraft Markings 2018

    Revised and updated, Military Aircraft Markings 2018 continues to be the most comprehensive listing of military aircraft in the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and other UK forces. Sections also list American military aircraft based in Europe, as well as other nations' aircraft visiting the UK for air shows.

    $19.95
  24. Military Aircraft Markings 2019

    Military Aircraft Markings 2019

    Military Aircraft Markings 2019 has been fully revised and updated by one of Britain's leading authorities on military aviation. The book's annual publication is eagerly anticipated by a large number of aviation enthusiasts who look forward to acquiring the latest edition of this indispensible guide to their hobby.

    $19.95
  25. Military Aircraft Markings 2020

    Military Aircraft Markings 2020

    First published in the 1970s, Military Aircraft Markings has become an indispensable annual publication for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and students of military aviation. Updated for 2020, this book is fully updated.

    $19.95
  26. Nimrod's Genesis: RAF Maritime Patrol Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Nimrod's Genesis: RAF Maritime Patrol Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Chris Gibson examines the post-war genesis of the RAF's maritime patrol aircraft, a process that led to Nimrod.

    $49.95
  27. North American B-45 Tornado

    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
  28. OV-1 Mohawk Walk Around

    OV-1 Mohawk Walk Around

    The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk was an armed observation and attack aircraft, designed for battlefield survelliance and ground strike roles. Mohawks were flown by US Army pilots and often provided vital combat support to ground troops during the Vietnam War. Mohawks would remain in service for 40 plus years.

    $19.95
  29. Shady Lady: 1,500 Hours Flying the U-2 Spy Plane

    Shady Lady: 1,500 Hours Flying the U-2 Spy Plane

    The amazing U-2 Dragon Lady has been in continuous military service for over six decades. Developed during the Cold War by Lockheed's super-secret "Skunk Works", no other American spy plane has been so key to gathering highly classified intelligence. Author and former U-2 pilot Rick Bishop takes you deep into the Black World of high-altitude recon missions, revealing the many trials and challenges of flying these fragile and dangerous aircraft.

    $24.95
  30. Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian

    Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian

    This is a rare look at the Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 "Baby Clippers" flown by Pan American Airways in the 1930s and by the US Navy during WWII. The Navy's JRS-1 flying boats survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and currently, one of those historic surviving aircraft is now being restored by the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.

    $29.95
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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
  • 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