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  • Douglas XTB2D-1 Skypirate

    Douglas XTB2D-1 Skypirate

    Bob Kowalski continues the saga of the Bomber Torpedo (BT) program and the similar Scout Bomber (SB) program with the obscure story of the Douglas XTB2D-1 "SkyPirate".

    $10.95
  • Early MiG Fighters In Action

    Early MiG Fighters In Action

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

    $14.95
  • Enemy Coast Ahead - Uncensored

    Enemy Coast Ahead - Uncensored

    The inside story behind the famous WWII Dambuster raids against Nazis Germany. The author Guy Gibson commanded the RAF's legendary 617 Squadron and led the remarkable bombing missions to destroy German hydroelectric power stations. Book also includes coverage of Gibson's entire combat service during the course of the war.

    $18.95
  • 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
  • F6F Hellcat In Action

    F6F Hellcat In Action

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

    $19.95
  • Fairey Firefly In Action

    Fairey Firefly In Action

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

    $14.95
  • Flights into the Night

    Flights into the Night

    As a young RAF pilot, Leicester's wartime service took him to Canada, the Middle East, India, and Burma as well as Europe. He survived a midair collision in Canada, then at age 19, lost an engine over the Atlas mountains during the African campaign and was faced with an agonizing choice.

    $12.95
  • 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
  • From Bats to Rangers: A Pictorial History of Electronic Countermeasures Squadron Two (ECMRON-2) Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two (VQ-2)

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

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

    $69.95
  • Fw200 Condor

    Fw200 Condor

    The FW200 Condor describes the development of the aircraft and its varied roles, missions and personnel, including the fate of all aircraft built. Color profiles and a wealth of photographs provide comprehensive information on this elegant aircraft.

    $49.95
  • Grumman F2F/F3F and Civilian Variants

    Grumman F2F/F3F and Civilian Variants

    The first half of this 192-page monograph covers the developmental history of the F2F and F3F. Individual aircraft histories are provided for each aircraft, listing assigned commands, mishaps and final disposition. Detailed period engineering photos show every aspect of the aircraft. This is followed by an operational history of each Navy and Marine Corps squadron that operated the F2F and F3F.

    $44.95
  • Grumman F6F Hellcat

    Grumman F6F Hellcat

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

    $49.95
  • Grumman F7F Tigercat

    Grumman F7F Tigercat

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

    $34.95
  • Grumman F8F Bearcat

    Grumman F8F Bearcat

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

    $39.95
  • Grumman 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
  • 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
  • Handley Page Halifax - Pilot's Notes

    Handley Page Halifax - Pilot's Notes

    A series of books that provide, for the first time, the detailed information every pilot needs to know about the aircraft they are flying. Each book in the series covers all aspects of a popular aircraft type and is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams.

    $9.95
  • Hawker Hurricane II - Pilot's Notes

    Hawker Hurricane II - Pilot's Notes

    A series of books that provide, for the first time, the detailed information every pilot needs to know about the aircraft they are flying. Each book in the series covers all aspects of a popular aircraft type and is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams.

    $9.95
  • Hawker Sea Fury - WarbirdTech Volume 37

    Hawker Sea Fury - WarbirdTech Volume 37

    The Hawker Sea Fury is a bit of a mystery to most aircraft enthusiasts. If they're familiar with Hawker and Sydney Camm's designs, this plane - the Royal Navy's last prop-driven fighter - is known to them, though not with much detail. Reno racing fanatics also know the Fury and the Sea Fury, but to air racing fans the Hawker design is just an airframe on which to hang the most powerful piston engine and biggest propeller possible.

    $21.95
  • Hawker Typhoon IA & IB - Pilot's Notes

    Hawker Typhoon IA & IB - Pilot's Notes

    A series of books that provide, for the first time, the detailed information every pilot needs to know about the aircraft they are flying. Each book in the series covers all aspects of a popular aircraft type and is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams.

    $9.95
  • Heinkel He 111 Walk Around - Hardcover

    Heinkel He 111 Walk Around - Hardcover

    This volume features detailed photos of the Heinkel He 111P-2 restored and preserved in Norway, and the He 111H-20 on display at the RAF Hendon museum.

    $24.95
  • Horten Ho 229 Flying Wing: Spirit of Thuringia

    Horten Ho 229 Flying Wing: Spirit of Thuringia

    This book offers the most thorough technical study ever done about the Horten Ho 229 flying wing, Nazi Germany's secret jet fighter, and is certain to appeal to WWII and x-plane enthusiasts, as well as aviation modelers.

    $49.95
  • Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer Walk Around - Hardcover

    Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer Walk Around - Hardcover

    More than 2,800 Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzers were built during WWII, far more than any other German tank destroyer. This volume features many detailed photos of early and late-model Hetzer variants, as well as the first-ever published wartime photos of the vehicle's interior.

    $24.95
  • Jagdwaffe Volume 1 - Part 1: Birth of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force

    Jagdwaffe Volume 1 - Part 1: Birth of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force

    The pictorial story of the Luftwaffe fighter force at its inception - the clandestine development of what would become one of the most powerful and feared air forces in the world.

    $22.95
  • Junkers Ju 52: A History 1930-1945

    Junkers Ju 52: A History 1930-1945

    The most definitive account published in recent years of this mainstay of the Luftwaffe that first saw military service in the 1930s and was then engaged in operations in the Spanish Civil War through to the end of World War II.

    $99.95
  • Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

    Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

    Complemented by more than 250 photographs, comprehensive appendices, equipment and instrument layouts, and color profiles The Junkers Ju87 Stuka provides essential reading for researchers, historians, and modelers alike.

    $49.95
  • K5(E) Railgun Detail In Action

    K5(E) Railgun Detail In Action

    The German Krupp K5(E) 280mm heavy railway gun was one of the most effective artillery weapons developed during WWII. Boasting a 40-mile range, these massive guns were deployed on the Russian Front, in Italy, and as part of Hitler's Channel Coast defences.

    $19.95
  • Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1

    Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1

    The Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1 was initially designed to meet a 1943 Navy requirement for a "single-seat carrier based high performance dive bomber."

    $10.95
  • Keeping Watch

    Keeping Watch

    A sensitively written true story by an RAF Bomber Command wartime R/T operator who talked down the crews on their return from operations, met them off duty, and often mourned their loss within days.

    $11.95
  • Lancaster Target

    Lancaster Target

    This is a welcome reissue of a book which has been described as one of the best accounts about life in Bomber Command during World War II. Lancaster Target is the classic story of one crew's fight to survive a full tour of operations in the night skies of wartime Europe.

    $12.95
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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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    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
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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
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    $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
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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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  • 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
  • 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
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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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Nachtjager: Luftwaffe Night Fighter Units 1939 - 1945

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    $39.95
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    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