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  1. "Blue Goose" Command Aircraft of the USN, USMC, and USCG 1911 to 1961

    "Blue Goose" Command Aircraft of the USN, USMC, and USCG 1911 to 1961

    This book covers US Naval Aviation from its beginnings in 1911 until 1961 through the interesting and sometimes colorful "Blue Goose" or Command Aircraft.

    $35.95
  2. 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
  3. 357th Over Europe: The 357th Fighter Group in World War II

    357th Over Europe: The 357th Fighter Group in World War II

    This book tells the story of the 357th Fighter Group in WWII through the thoughts and words of many veterans.

    $33.95
  4. 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47s, the 56th FG was one of the highest scoring USAAF Fighter Groups in Europe. Traces the Group from WWI I through action in Korea and Vietnam until today.

    $14.95
  5. 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
  6. Aces

    Aces

    Covers the exploits of many famous aces, their aircraft and tactics, from WWI to the Korean Conflict. Includes such notables as Manfred von Richthofen (Red Baron), Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, Francis S. Gabreski, Herman Graf, and one non-aviator Michael Wittmann as the "Tiger Ace".

    $14.95
  7. Action Stations Revisited: Volume 4 South West England

    Action Stations Revisited: Volume 4 South West England

    Military airfields of South West England are the focus of the latest volume of the Action Stations Revisited series.

    $39.95
  8. Air War Over Spain: Aircraft and Units of the Nationalist and Republican Air Forces 1936-1939

    Air War Over Spain: Aircraft and Units of the Nationalist and Republican Air Forces 1936-1939

    This unique 'Classic Colours' format single volume covers the opposing air forces in the Spanish Civil War as well the intervention of the German, Italian, and Soviet air forces in their respective guises.

    $34.95
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.

    $44.95
  12. American Secret Projects 4

    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
  13. 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
  14. Aufklarer Volume 1: Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft and Units 1935-1941

    Aufklarer Volume 1: Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft and Units 1935-1941

    This book is a colorful and informative study of the operations, camouflage schemes, and unit markings of the reconnaissance aircraft flown by the German Luftwaffe between 1935-1941.

    $29.95
  15. Aviation Records in the Jet Age: The Planes and Technologies Behind the Breakthroughs

    Aviation Records in the Jet Age: The Planes and Technologies Behind the Breakthroughs

    This book explains in detailed, but easy-to-understand, terms how specific advances in aircraft design such as powerplants, aerodynamics, flight control systems, instrumentation, and life-support systems led to ever-improved record-breaking aircraft.

    $39.95
  16. Axis Aircraft in Latin America

    Axis Aircraft in Latin America

    This new book features many famous Axis aircraft from the inter-war period, including the Junkers all-metal transports, the Dornier flying boats, the Fiat CR.20 fighter aircraft, as well as the only Japanese type, the Mitsubishi Betty. Colorful and detailed, this unique history will be of interest to WWII aviation enthusiasts and modelers alike.

    $56.95
  17. 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.

    $29.95
  18. B-24 Liberator - WarbirdTech Volume 1

    B-24 Liberator - WarbirdTech Volume 1

    Includes original engineering drawings, A through M models, PB4Y Privateers, C-87s, C-109s, battle damage photos, excerpts and drawings from tech and engineering manuals, etc.

    $24.95
  19. 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.

    $37.95
  20. 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.

    $33.95
  21. 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
  22. Battle of Britain: The Fight for Survival in 1940

    Battle of Britain: The Fight for Survival in 1940

    Michael Bowyer tells the story of the Battle of Britain day by day detailing squadrons, aircraft types, locations, and people together with an analysis of the success or otherwise of German raids.

    $18.95
  23. 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.

    $12.95
  24. Bell P-59 Airacomet

    Bell P-59 Airacomet

    The Airacomet was the first jet aircraft built for the US Military.

    $19.95
  25. Bloody Biscay: The History of V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40

    Bloody Biscay: The History of V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40

    Bloody Biscay is the story of the Luftwaffe's only long range maritime fighter unit -- V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40 (V/KG 40) and its battles against the RAF, the US Army Air Force (USAAF) and the US Navy (USN) from July 1942 to August 1944 above the Bay of Biscay.

    $18.95
  26. Blue Skies and Dark Nights

    Blue Skies and Dark Nights

    Blue Skies and Dark Nights is the autobiography of Group Captain Bill Randle. It is an honest and straightforward account of an unusual career in the RAF and beyond.

    $32.95
  27. 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.

    $24.95
  28. 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.

    $24.95
  29. Brewster F2A Buffalo and Export Variants

    Brewster F2A Buffalo and Export Variants

    This is the ultimate history of the Brewster F2A Buffalo, the US Navy's first monoplane fighter aircraft. Allied flyers in WWII called it the "flying coffin", but in the hands of Finnish aces, the Buffalo was wildly successful. This new book is lavishly illustrated with over 300 photos, many seen here for the first time.

    $39.95
  30. 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
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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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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  • 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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  • Boulton Paul 1917-1961: Aircraft, Projects and Studies New

    Boulton Paul 1917-1961: Aircraft, Projects and Studies

    This book sheds much new light on the activities of an often overlooked company which was in many respects at the forefront of aeronautical innovation in Britain for several decades.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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    Close Call: RAF Close Air Support in the Mediterranean

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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.

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    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.

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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.

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  • 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
  • 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
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    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 fabled Me 163.

    $79.95
  • 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
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    Soviet and Russian Special Mission Aircraft

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    Teach for the Sky: British Training Aircraft Since 1945

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    $49.95
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    The SAS Secret War in Italy: Special Forces, Partisans and Covert Operations 1943-1945

    This new book covers a little known but absorbing aspect of the Italian campaign in World War II. Partisans, secret operations, Allied Special Forces and the last airborne operation of the war are all featured in the book.

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

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    $44.95
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    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