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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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.

    $24.95
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.

    $33.95
  17. 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
  18. 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".

    $29.95
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Shady Lady: 1,500 Hours Flying the U-2 Spy Plane

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

    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. For the first time in paperback, 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.

    $19.95
  29. 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
  30. Smokin' Tigers: A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    Smokin' Tigers: A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    $49.95
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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 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
  • 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
  • Dornier Do 217 1941-1945 New

    Dornier Do 217 1941-1945

    Author Chris Goss has documented the operational history of the Do 217 and offers the most comprehensive account so far published in the English language.

    $44.95
  • Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray New

    Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray

    This is the 113th volume in the Naval Fighters series.

    $59.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • Me 163: Rocket Interceptor New

    Me 163: Rocket Interceptor

    Along with hundreds of rare photographs, the book is enriched by specially commissioned color artwork and many detailed technical drawings, ensuring that this work stands as the principal reference source on the fabled Me 163.

    $79.95
  • 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-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
  • 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
  • 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.

    $37.95
  • 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.

    $107.95
  • Smokin' Tigers: A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    Smokin' Tigers: A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    A Pictorial History of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron ONE (RVAH-1)

    $49.95
  • Sukhoi Su-25: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    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
  • Sukhoi Su-57: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    Sukhoi Su-57: Famous Russian Aircraft

    The book charts the development and trials history of the 1.44, Su-47 and Su-57, as well as other project versions that did not make it to the hardware stage. It is illustrated with numerous previously unpublished photos and drawings.

    $59.95
  • 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

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  • America's Round-Engine Warbirds: Airframes and Powerplants at the Close of the Military Prop Era

    America's Round-Engine Warbirds: Airframes and Powerplants at the Close of the Military Prop Era

    With a particular emphasis on the design, development, and evolution of American radial aircraft engines, this work chronicles the progression of US military aircraft from pre-World War II through the transition to the jet engine.

    $46.95
  • Arado Ar 234 Blitz: The World's First Jet Bomber

    Arado Ar 234 Blitz: The World's First Jet Bomber

    This study is the result of nearly 50 years of research and draws upon original Arado, German Air Ministry and Luftwaffe reports and documents as well as pilot accounts compiled from interviews and personal correspondence, original war diaries, memoirs and other unpublished sources associated with the Ar 234's design, development and operations.

    $79.95
  • Astonishing Stories Pilots Tell Pilots New

    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
  • Battle Under the Moon

    Battle Under the Moon

    This is a gripping account of the ill-fated RAF raid on May 3, 1944, on the Panzer tank depot and military barracks at Mailly-le-Camp south of Rheims in northern France.

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  • Bell XFM / YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer New

    Bell XFM / YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer

    Number 225 in Steve Ginter's Air Force Legends series bring you the history of the Bell XFM/YFM Airacuda Bomber Destroyer.

    $19.95
  • Civil Aircraft Markings 2022 New

    Civil Aircraft Markings 2022

    The new 2022 edition of Civil Aircraft Markings has been fully revised and updated as usual and has a new and enhanced photographic section. Compiled by one of the UK's most widely respected aviation authors, its publication is eagerly awaited every spring by a legion of civil aviation enthusiasts and aviation professional for whom it is the essential companion.

    $19.95
  • Dornier Do 217 1941-1945 New

    Dornier Do 217 1941-1945

    Author Chris Goss has documented the operational history of the Do 217 and offers the most comprehensive account so far published in the English language.

    $44.95
  • Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray New

    Douglas F4D-1 / F-6A Skyray

    This is the 113th volume in the Naval Fighters series.

    $59.95
  • If War Should Come: The Origins of the Second World War from The Times Archive New

    If War Should Come: The Origins of the Second World War from The Times Archive

    This is a pictorial look at aspects of life in Britain and in other parts of Europe in the run up to the start of WWII using press photographs from the era.

    $32.95
  • Martin XB-48 New

    Martin XB-48

    Number 226 in Steve Ginter's Air Force Legends series tells the story of the design, development and then cancellation of the Martin XB-48 medium bomber.

    $21.95
  • McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

    McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

    This book covers the Navy's first jet aircraft to operate from a carrier, the McDonnell FD-1/FH-1 Phantom. The underpowered twin-jet fighter proved, along with North American's FJ-1, the feasibility of operating jets from carriers.

    $29.95
  • Military Aircraft Markings 2022 New

    Military Aircraft Markings 2022

    This new 2022 edition of Military Aircraft Markings 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 UK military aviation.

    $19.95
  • North American X-15

    North American X-15

    This book is written by the UK's foremost aviation and spaceflight author anoput the history of the record-breaking NASA rocket-powered hypersonic aircraft.

    $44.95
  • Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero 1934-1947: From Airliner and Record-Breaker to Bomber and Torpedo-Bomber New

    Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero 1934-1947: From Airliner and Record-Breaker to Bomber and Torpedo-Bomber

    This is the most comprehensive account of the design, development and operation of the successful Italian S.79 published in the English language.

    $55.95
  • Shady Lady: 1,500 Hours Flying the U-2 Spy Plane

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

    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. For the first time in paperback, 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.

    $19.95
  • Sigh For A Merlin: Testing the Spitfire

    Sigh For A Merlin: Testing the Spitfire

    This is a new impression of a classic book about a truly classic aircraft. Much has been written about the Spitfire but as the reviewer of Sigh for a Merlin in Pilot Magazine put it, 'If you only buy one Spitfire book, make this it.'

    $19.95
  • Soviet and Russian Special Mission Aircraft New

    Soviet and Russian Special Mission Aircraft

    This latest work from the acclaimed Russian authors Dmitriy Komissarov and Yefim Gordon includes intelligence gathering, early warning, counter-measures, and 'doomsday' aircraft with many previous highly-classified or little-known types and variants.

    $55.95
  • The Phantom of Scapa Flow

    The Phantom of Scapa Flow

    This book investigates both phantoms of Scapa Flow beginning with a dramatic reconstruction of the German operation. The second part is the result of research in both Britain and Germany including much evidence gathered from surviving eyewitnesses on both sides.

    $12.95
  • The Saturn I/IB Rocket: NASA's First Apollo Launch Vehicle New

    The Saturn I/IB Rocket: NASA's First Apollo Launch Vehicle

    Illustrated throughout with NASA technical drawings and photographs, many previously unpublished, this absorbing book also includes a description of each mission flown by the Saturn I and IB.

    $44.95
  • War Prizes: The Captured German, Italian and Japanese Aircraft of WWII

    War Prizes: The Captured German, Italian and Japanese Aircraft of WWII

    This new edition of an acclaimed titles first published nearly 30 years ago has been fully revised and updated. The opportunity has been taken to use modern technology to improve the quality of the images and many new photos uncovered since the original publication have been included.

    $44.95
  • Wrecks & Relics - 28th Edition New

    Wrecks & Relics - 28th Edition

    This new book is renowned as the go-to source charting the highlights, changes and trends in the preservation of the aviation heritage of the British Isles.

    $29.95