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  • Ryan FR-1 Fireball and XF2R-1 Darkshark

    Ryan FR-1 Fireball and XF2R-1 Darkshark

    It was no secret to the U.S. Navy that jet and rocket aircraft were being developed in Europe, and that once fully developed, would be of superior performance than piston engine aircraft. Because of these facts, the Navy initiated investigations into alternative solutions to counter these new jets.

    $16.95
  • SB2C Helldiver In Action

    SB2C Helldiver In Action

    The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver served the U.S. Navy as a carrier-based dive bomber during the last two years of World War II. This book in the Walk Around series gives historical background and traces the development of this aircraft.

    $19.95
  • SBD Dauntless In Action

    SBD Dauntless In Action

    The Douglas SBD ('Scout Bomber Douglas') Dauntless was the U.S. Navy's chief carrier-borne scout plane and dive bomber from the middle of 1940 until the middle of 1944. This book in the Walk Around series gives historical background and traces the development of this aircraft.

    $19.95
  • Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.D Walk Around

    Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.D Walk Around

    A detailed look at Germany's most famous WWII armored half-track, the Sd.Kfz.251. These German half-tracks were key to allowing motorized infantry to keep up with fast moving Panzer forces, while later variants of this combat vehicle helped to provide German motorized troops with essential heavy weapons support.

    $19.95
  • Sigh for a Merlin: Testing the Spitfire

    Sigh for a Merlin: Testing the Spitfire

    The enthralling account of Alex Henshaw's life with the Spitfire.

    $18.95
  • 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, Merlin Variant Walk Around

    Spitfire, Merlin Variant Walk Around

    Displayed in extensive detail are the external and internal workings of the Supermarine Spitfire powered by the Roll-Royce Merlin engine. These were the legendary RAF fighter aircraft that played a key role in WWII air combat.

    $19.95
  • Spitfire, Merlin Variant Walk Around - Hardcover

    Spitfire, Merlin Variant Walk Around - Hardcover

    Displayed in extensive detail are the external and internal workings of the Supermarine Spitfire powered by the Roll-Royce Merlin engine. These were the legendary RAF fighter aircraft that played a key role in WWII air combat.

    $24.95
  • 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
  • TBF/TBM Avenger In Action

    TBF/TBM Avenger In Action

    This all-new edition of TBF/TBM Avenger In Action is filled with 212 vintage photos, 29 of them in color, these are augmented by five color profiles and a like number of detailed line drawings.

    $19.95
  • 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 Douglas B-18 and B-23: America's Forsaken Warriors

    The Douglas B-18 and B-23: America's Forsaken Warriors

    These long-forgotten American medium bombers, the Douglas B-18 Bolo and B-23 Dragon, served as anti-submarine aircraft during WWII. Here for the first time is an in-depth history of these forgotten aircraft, covering their development, production, performance specs, combat operations, and warpaint colors.

    $39.95
  • 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
  • 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: 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • USS Arizona Squadron At Sea

    USS Arizona Squadron At Sea

    USS Arizona (BB-39) is one of America's most iconic and revered naval vessels. With many rare photographs, this volume details the construction and history of this famous battleship. This book also chronicles the ship's horrific explosion and sinking during Japan's deadly surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

    $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
  • 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
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  • British Combat Aircraft in Latin America New

    British Combat Aircraft in Latin America

    This book covers the story of all the British military aircraft that served in Latin America since 1940.

    $64.95
  • 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
  • Electronic Aggressors: US Navy Electronic Threat Environment Squadrons - Part One 1949-1977 New

    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).

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    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).

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    M911 & M1070 HET Heavy Equipment Transporters In Action

    On these pages we will explore the characteristics and uses of the M911 and the M1070. Both massive trucks--as you would expect for vehicles tasked with winching and hauling tanks and other armored vehicles and heavy equipment at highway speeds.

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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

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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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    Sukhoi Su-27 & 30/33/34/35: Famous Russian Aircraft

    The book describes in depth the development and operational career of the Su-27 family, including mid-life upgrades and the latest variants, and features detailed fleet lists. Richly illustrated with color photographs, line drawings and color profiles of the various color schemes carried by the type, this is the definitive work on a truly outstanding aircraft.

    $64.95
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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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    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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