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  • North American P-51H Mustang

    North American P-51H Mustang

    The North American Aviation Corporation's series of "Lightweight" Mustangs, the XP-51F, XP51G, XP-51J, and ultimately the P-51H, came as a result of North American's further development of their standard P-51A and B/C designs.

    $22.95
  • Northrop BT-1

    Northrop BT-1

    Northrop BT-1 was one of many military applications, derived from the original Northrup Gamma designs, which in turn was developed into the SBD Dauntless through the interim XBT-2. Includes BT-1 assignments from the Monthly Status of Naval Aircraft Report.

    $22.95
  • P-40 Warhawk In Action

    P-40 Warhawk In Action

    The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk served as a workhorse fighter aircraft during WWII and was best known for its menacing shark mouth nose art. This book traces the P-40s development and modifications throughout WWII with 168 photos and numerous color profiles. Surviving P-40s can still be seen at many airshows around the world.

    $19.95
  • P-51 Mustang In Action

    P-51 Mustang In Action

    This new edition about the iconic WWII North American P-51 Mustang includes over 170 photos, many in rare vintage color. The book also features detailed line drawings and color profiles that display the evolution of the WWII-era Mustang from the early experimental NA-73X to the final PA-48 close air support variant.

    $19.95
  • Paddy Finucane: Fighter Ace

    Paddy Finucane: Fighter Ace

    With the full co-operation of the Finucane family, the myth of Paddy Finucane, a wild fighting Irishman can at last be eliminated to reveal a thoughtful, highly disciplined and respected individual, a man born to lead.

    $19.95
  • Painting Aviation's Legends: The Art of Mike Machat

    Painting Aviation's Legends: The Art of Mike Machat

    Through his award-winning artwork, Mike Machat has documented aviation for the past 40 years in ways never before seen, a process made possible by flying in many of the aircraft he painted, and developing life-long personal friendships with pilots of the aircraft he has preserved for history.

    $39.95
  • Pilot Maker: The Incredible T-6

    Pilot Maker: The Incredible T-6

    The AT-6, as it was known in the U.S. Army Air Force, SNJ to the Navy, Harvard in the Royal Air Force, has become something of an enigma. Throughout its service life it was either loved or intensely disliked since it was a demanding aircraft with the handling characteristics of a fighter. The historical record of what the AT-6 accomplished has been shrouded long enough.

    $31.95
  • Pre-Standardized Jeep Walk Around

    Pre-Standardized Jeep Walk Around

    This book takes a detailed look at the iconic WWII Jeep's early evolution. Before being standardized, the American Jeep was produced in three models by Bantam, Ford, and Willys. The best qualities of each were then incorporated into the final standardized WWII-era Jeep.

    $19.95
  • RAF Airfields of World War 2

    RAF Airfields of World War 2

    RAF Airfields of World War 2 provides comprehensive coverage of the airfields, bases and squadrons of the RAF's three main frontline commands in Britain during World War 2 - Fighter, Bomber and Coastal Commands. The book is illustrated with more than 260 photographs and maps, making it a unique, single-volume illustrated work of reference.

    $59.95
  • RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War: 1944

    RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War: 1944

    Apart from the obvious interest to aviation historians, many people researching family history find these books invaluable, as so many families had someone in an RAF bomber squadron, who failed to return from active service.

    $39.95
  • RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War: 1945

    RAF Bomber Command Losses in the Second World War: 1945

    This is the sixth volume in the series which deals with the losses sustained by the RAF Bomber Command during the 2nd World War.

    $24.95
  • RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1939-1940

    RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1939-1940

    This monumental series has become an essential work of reference for both aviation historians and genealogists. The series covers individual aircraft losses in the European Theatre and identifying units, aircraft, crews, and the circumstances behind each loss, day by day.

    $34.95
  • RAF Bomber Command Losses: Heavy Conversion Units and Miscellaneous Units 1939-1947

    RAF Bomber Command Losses: Heavy Conversion Units and Miscellaneous Units 1939-1947

    Covering heavy conversion units and miscellaneous units from 1939 to 1947, this is the 8th volume in the RAF Bomber Command Losses series.

    $29.95
  • RAF Bomber Losses In the Middle East and Mediterranean: 1939-42

    RAF Bomber Losses In the Middle East and Mediterranean: 1939-42

    This book is the first of two volumes covering the Bomber Commands losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean during the war. The distinction relating to the units included in these volumes is particularly important in relation to the USAAF, as its period under RAF was brief.

    $24.95
  • RAF Fighter Command Losses of Second World War: Operational Losses Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941

    RAF Fighter Command Losses of Second World War: Operational Losses Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941

    This book records operational losses on a day-by-day basis, identifying the units concerned, the crews involved, and the aircraft type, service serial number and code letters where possible.

    $22.95
  • RAF Hendon: The Birthplace of Aerial Power

    RAF Hendon: The Birthplace of Aerial Power

    RAF Hendon: The Birthplace of Aerial Power narrates the full story of this remarkable airfield through war and peace and provides a wealth of information for historians and aviation enthusiasts alike.

    $19.95
  • Rear Gunner Pathfinders

    Rear Gunner Pathfinders

    This is a Bomber Command story of the air war over Germany as seen from the small Perspex bubble of a 'Tail-End Charlie' rear gunner in a Lancaster.

    $12.95
  • Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses: Roll of Honour 1939-1947

    Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses: Roll of Honour 1939-1947

    The final volume in this monumental series, which records the grievous losses suffered by the men of RAF Bomber Command in the European theater of operations during World War II, includes the master index of all who gave their lives.

    $34.95
  • 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
  • Sky Tiger: The Story of Sailor Malan

    Sky Tiger: The Story of Sailor Malan

    This is the biography of the renowned WWII South African Spitfire pilot Adolf (Sailor) Malan. It recounts how he rose in less than 15 months to be acknowledged as Britain's premier fighter pilot.

    $12.95
  • Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story

    Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story

    This is the story of an exceptional test pilot and RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilot, Jeffrey Quill, who took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time.

    $18.95
  • Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs: The 52nd Fighter Group in World War Two

    Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs: The 52nd Fighter Group in World War Two

    Following detailed research by the authors, the story of this remarkable fighter unit is told through the eye-witness accounts of the men who flew and serviced the Spitfires and later the P-51 Mustang which equipped the 52nd in its campaigns.

    $53.95
  • Stormbird

    Stormbird

    Supplemented by more than 140 photographs, mostly from the author's personal collection, along with color profiles of his aircraft and opponents, Stormbird presents a remarkable insight into the life of a Luftwaffe pilot in WWII.

    $18.95
  • Supermarine Spitfire

    Supermarine Spitfire

    This handsome new history looks in detail at the development of the Spitfire from its heroics in the Battle of Britain right through action in the European Theater.

    $34.95
  • Teach for the Sky: British Training Aircraft Since 1945 New

    Teach for the Sky: British Training Aircraft Since 1945

    Drawing on research in company and government archives, Teach for the Sky describes the development of British training aircraft for basic, advanced, operational conversion and aircrew training from the late 1940s to the present day.

    $49.95
  • Testing to the Limits 2: British Test Pilots Since 1910

    Testing to the Limits 2: British Test Pilots Since 1910

    This book covers British aircraft flight testing from the early biplanes and pre-war prototypes, to the high-performance WW2 aircraft; from the post-war challenges of the 'sound barrier' to the pressures of the 'Cold War'. Includes the iconic Spitfire, the early Vampire jet, as well as the VTOL Harrier 'jump-jet' and today's fly-by-wire Typhoon.

    $39.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
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    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.

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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.

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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.

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    Mikoyan MiG-29 & MiG-35: Famous Russian Aircraft

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    Mistel: German Composite Aircraft and Operations 1942-1945

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    $64.95
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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
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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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    Space Shuttle: Developing an Icon 1972-2013

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    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.


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    $169.95
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    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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    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.

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    World Class DIAMONDBACKS: A Pictorial History of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102)

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    World Class DIAMONDBACKS: A Pictorial History of Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102)

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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.

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