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  • Yakovlev Fighters of World War Two

    Yakovlev Fighters of World War Two

    This detailed history is richly illustrated with unit badges, nose art, scale drawings, color side views and three-views. Previously unreleased photos and personal stories from pilots in the Great Patriotic War are also included.

    $56.95
  • World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) was established as an aviation unit of the U.S. Navy on 1 June 1955. Its role is aerial reconnaissance and signals intelligence. The squadron is nicknamed the "World Watchers."

    $89.95
  • World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    World Watchers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron ONE (ECMRON-1) and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1)

    Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) was established as an aviation unit of the U.S. Navy on 1 June 1955. Its role is aerial reconnaissance and signals intelligence. The squadron is nicknamed the "World Watchers."

    $99.95
  • Wings Over Georgia

    Wings Over Georgia

    Forerunner to the best-selling Lancaster Target, Wings Over Georgia is the story of Jack Currie's entry into the RAF, his early UK training and his initial training with the US Army Air Corps under the Arnold Scheme.

    $6.95
  • Wings of the Luftwaffe: Flying the Captured German Aircraft of World War II

    Wings of the Luftwaffe: Flying the Captured German Aircraft of World War II

    From his unique knowledge of German aviation, 'Winkle' Brown has selected the most important and most promising aircraft employed by the Luftwaffe and those evolved for that air arm in Germany during World War II--the true wings of the Luftwaffe. He describes their background and characteristics in this book.

    $56.95
  • Wing Leader: Top-Scoring Allied Fighter Pilot of World War II

    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
  • Wellington Wings: An RAF Intelligence Officer in the Western Desert

    Wellington Wings: An RAF Intelligence Officer in the Western Desert

    Revealing the tension during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, debriefings, accidents and sandstorms he portrays, depict vividly the effects of war on individuals.

    $24.95
  • We Speak from the Air: WWII Broadcasts from the RAF

    We Speak from the Air: WWII Broadcasts from the RAF

    This new combination of two original books, We Speak from the Air and Over to You continues with Ferry Command and the training of pilots in Canada, the remorseless harrying of U-boats and the adventures of air crews forced down in ocean or desert.

    $12.95
  • We Landed by Moonlight: Secret RAF Landings in France 1940-1944

    We Landed by Moonlight: Secret RAF Landings in France 1940-1944

    For most of the 2nd World War the RAF flew small aircraft into Occupied France at night, landing and taking off in total secrecy. Their mission was to transport agents to and from France to support the activities of the French Resistance and SOE. The chronicle of these operations tells an extraordinary adventure story, full of danger for both agent and aviator.

    $19.95
  • Wave-Off!: A History of LSOs and Ship-Board Landings

    Wave-Off!: A History of LSOs and Ship-Board Landings

    Landing on the pitching deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most challenging and exacting operations to perform in the world of naval aviation. This new book explains the key role of the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) in carrier operations and in the recovery of all types of naval aircraft. Included as well is the evolution, history, and combat operations of aircraft carriers and multi-role naval aircraft from pre-WWII through the revolutions of the jet age and nuclear-powered ships.

    $39.95
  • Warburton's War: The Life of Maverick Ace Adrian Warburton

    Warburton's War: The Life of Maverick Ace Adrian Warburton

    This book paints a picture of a fascinating man who, with 350 operational missions from Malta, became a living legend among the aces of WWII.

    $12.95
  • Vought F4U Corsair - WarbirdTech Volume 4

    Vought F4U Corsair - WarbirdTech Volume 4

    Model-by-model technical evolution from the XF4U through the massive F2G. Engine details, armaments, carrier modification. Includes tech manual excerpts.

    $21.95
  • Valentine Tank Walk Around

    Valentine Tank Walk Around

    The Valentine Infantry Tank had the highest production numbers of any wartime British tank and saw extensive combat in North Africa, as well as in both the European and Pacific Theaters. This book takes a detailed look at this famous WWII tank and its more notable combat variants.

    $19.95
  • USS Tennessee In WWII

    USS Tennessee In WWII

    The battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43) saw service in some of the most crucial and dramatic battles in the Pacific Theater during WWII. With exclusive, eyewitness accounts from members of her crew, this book chronicles the dramatic career of one of America's most battle-tested warships.

    $19.95
  • USS Pampanito On Deck

    USS Pampanito On Deck

    The famous USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a Balao-class fleet submarine that fought in the Pacific late in WWII. This book takes an insider's look at the machinery and armaments, as well as the Pampanito's combat record. Today, Pampanito is a floating museum docked at San Francisco's historic Fisherman's Wharf.

    $19.95
  • USS Massachusetts On Deck

    USS Massachusetts On Deck

    Known to her crew as Big Mamie, the 35,000-ton battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59) was the third South Dakota-class WWII battleship built. This book documents the historic warship with a collection of detailed photos and data tables to reveal all aspects of this superb naval fighting machine.

    $19.95
  • USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron At Sea - Hardcover

    The USS Lexington (CV-2), affectionately called the Lady Lex, was the US Navy's second aircraft carrier built. This book describes the many changes the Lexington underwent to upgrade its aircraft, armaments, and combat efficiency. In WWII, the Lady Lex fought Japanese air and naval forces, and was later sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

    $29.95
  • USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron at Sea

    USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron at Sea

    The USS Lexington (CV-2), affectionately called the Lady Lex, was the US Navy's second aircraft carrier built. This book describes the many changes the Lexington underwent to upgrade its aircraft, armaments, and combat efficiency. In WWII, the Lady Lex fought Japanese air and naval forces, and was later sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

    $24.95
  • USS Kidd On Deck

    USS Kidd On Deck

    US Navy destroyers, affectionately called 'Tin Cans', were the mainstays of US battle groups during WWII. Fletcher-class destroyers made up the largest number of these ships in wartime service. Today, only ONE of these historic ships has been preserved in its original WWII-configuration, the USS Kidd (DD-661).

    $19.95
  • Typhoon to Typhoon: RAF Air Support Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    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
  • Tiger! The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth

    Tiger! The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth

    Stuart McKay, MBE, writes an extensive history of one of the most recognizable aircraft, the De Havilland Tiger Moth.

    $49.95
  • Thunder Over the Reich: Flying the Luftwaffe's He162 Jet Fighter

    Thunder Over the Reich: Flying the Luftwaffe's He162 Jet Fighter

    This vividly told story from one of Germany's most experienced jet pilots provides an insider's view of not only the revolutionary Heinkel He 162 jet fighter, but also about the changing fortunes of the Luftwaffe - from the happy hunting on the Russian front to its final disintegration defending the German homeland.

    $49.95
  • The Tiger Moth Story

    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
  • The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombs Down 1939-1945

    The Secret Years: Flight Testing at Boscombs Down 1939-1945

    Using 500 photographs, The Secret Years explores unusual variants of standard service aircraft types, machines which remained purely experimental, and the trials with their guns, bombs, rockets, and equipment.

    $56.95
  • The Luftwaffe: A Complete History 1933-1945

    The Luftwaffe: A Complete History 1933-1945

    The book covers the history, campaigns, strategies, commanders, and personalities of the Luftwaffe in depth, as well as looking at the aircraft, although it does not cover aircraft types in detail.

    $42.95
  • The Luftwaffe's Blitz: The Inside Story November 1940 - May 1941

    The Luftwaffe's Blitz: The Inside Story November 1940 - May 1941

    Using more than 30 first hand accounts and previously unpublished photos, The Luftwaffe's Blitz details the Luftwaffe's assault against the United Kingdom in 1941, covering the major attacks and those that occurred during the remaining months of that year.

    $18.95
  • The Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front 1943-1945: Classic Modeling Guides 2

    The Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front 1943-1945: Classic Modeling Guides 2

    In this book, leading author and modeller Brett Green focuses upon the aircraft and activities of the Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front. With plentiful mono wartime photographs of featured aircraft, fighters and bombers alongside vivid color photos of model construction, aviation modellers are provided with all the inspiration and information required to produce authentic recreations of these important aircraft.

    $34.95
  • The Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain 1940: Classic Modelling Guides 1

    The Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain 1940: Classic Modelling Guides 1

    In the "Classic Guide to Modelling" leading modeller Brett Green applies this expertise to modelling books on two campaigns in World War 2 - the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britian and the Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front, offering a broad view of Luftwaffe aircraft in the campaign.

    $34.95
  • The Blue Arena

    The Blue Arena

    Bob Spurdle vividly expresses the exhilarations and fears of the fighter pilot in action, what it feels like to be jumped by a gaggle of Me109s, coping with the continual pressures of losing friends and of constantly flying in action as part of an elite force on whom the survival of Britain and her allies depended.

    $12.95
  • Testing to the Limits: British Test Pilots Since 1910

    Testing to the Limits: British Test Pilots Since 1910

    Chris Yeo, BAE Systems Typhoon test pilot, provides a foreword to this ground-breaking title which is lavishly illustrated with over 300 photos. Testing to the Limits is not just a tribute to a band of elite aviators it is also a vibrant commentary on the failures and successes of the British aircraft industry.

    $39.95
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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
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    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
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    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.

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  • 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
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    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
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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