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  • 155mm Long Tom Gun in Action

    155mm Long Tom Gun in Action

    The 155mm "Long Tom" heavy field gun fired a 100 lb shell over 14 miles (24 km). With superior combinations of long range, accuracy, and massive firepower, these remarkable artillery weapons formed the backbone of US Army heavy field artillery units during both World War II and Korea. Featuring 227 archival photos, this new 80-page book documents the development and combat deployments of these iconic WWII weapons and their essential heavy prime movers.

    $19.95
  • A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

    A Complete History of U.S. Combat Aircraft Fly-Off Competitions: Winners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

    Author Erik Simonsen tells the behind-the-scenes stories of US military aircraft competitions and uses over 550 photos, some uniquely created for this work, to provide the reader with many of aviation's most tantalizing

    $44.95
  • A-1 Skyraider In Action

    A-1 Skyraider In Action

    Retrace the combat history of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider, the US Navy's famous carrier-borne, prop-driven attack aircraft. This all-new edition is packed with detailed line drawings, color profiles, and over 180 vintage photos of the rugged, heavily armed Skyraider (better know as the "flying dump truck").

    $19.95
  • A-4 Skyhawk Walk Around

    A-4 Skyhawk Walk Around

    One of the most successful modern attack aircraft, the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was a long-serving favorite of the US Navy, the USMC, and the Israeli Air Force. Illustrated with 205 photos, profiles, and detailed line drawings.

    $19.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • B-29 Superfortress In Action

    B-29 Superfortress In Action

    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was the most advanced production aircraft in the world during WWII. This book covers the development, production, and combat history of this famous US heavy bomber, including the story behind dropping the first atomic bombs.

    $18.95
  • B-58 Hustler In Action

    B-58 Hustler In Action

    Sleek, sporting a delta wing, four big engines, and an external payload, the Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2. Here is a detailed and colorful look at these amazing US Cold War aircraft.

    $19.95
  • Battle Flight: RAF Air Defence Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Battle Flight: RAF Air Defence Projects and Weapons Since 1945

    Battle Flight provides an in-depth examination of the history of Britain's air defence offering an insight into evolution up to the present day.

    $49.95
  • Bell HSL ASW Helicopter

    Bell HSL ASW Helicopter

    The Bell Model 61 was the only Bell helicopter using the tandem-rotor layout; it was powered by a 2400 hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-50 engine and was intended to carry air-to-surface missiles such as the Fairchild Petrel as well as dipping ASDIC.

    $19.95
  • Black Box Canberras: British Test and Trials Canberras 1951-1994

    Black Box Canberras: British Test and Trials Canberras 1951-1994

    The English Electric Canberra was the UK's first jet bomber, serving over 50 years as a versatile RAF multi-role aircraft. This detailed illustrated history will be an invaluable resource for aviation enthusiasts, modelers, and Cold War historians.

    $49.95
  • Boeing B-50

    Boeing B-50

    Explores every model of the second Superfortress, including some previously little-known variants.

    $49.95
  • British Secret Projects 1: Jet Fighters Since 1950

    British Secret Projects 1: Jet Fighters Since 1950

    This completely revised and redesigned second edition adds new de-classified material that has come to light since the original edition was first published. Book examines the RAF's efforts after WWII to develop a new generation of British jet fighters, with many of these secret x-plane projects and experimental 'dead-ends' revealed for the first time to aviation enthusiasts and historians.

    $44.95
  • British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949

    British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949

    Accompanied by detailed appendices of all British post-war bomber projects and specifications, color photographs and artwork, British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949 provides a wealth of detailed information on the fascinating world of Cold War secret bomber projects.

    $44.95
  • British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950 New

    British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950

    This newly-revised and expanded edition of British Secret Projects 3: Fighters and Bombers 1935-1950 contains many new photographs and information not previously published.

    $44.95
  • British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle

    British Secret Projects 5: Britain's Space Shuttle

    From 1963 to 1966, English Electric/BAC secretly led the world in re-useable spacecraft design. After more than 100 proposals for hypersonic aircraft, orbital spy planes, and satellite-killng spacecraft, British engineers developed the 'Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device' (MUSTARD), six years before the USA's famous Space Shuttle program.

    $44.95
  • Chance Vought F6U Pirate

    Chance Vought F6U Pirate

    The result of a 1944 request from BuAer to several manufacturers for jet proposals was three designs. This is the story of one of them, the Chance Vought F6U Pirate.

    $10.95
  • Consolidated Vultee XB-46

    Consolidated Vultee XB-46

    The Consolidated Vultee (Convair) XB-46 jet-powered medium bomber was first developed by the USAAF in 1945. Although the XB-46 bomber never went into production, it became the first all-pneumatic aircraft, using pneumatics to operate landing gear, brakes, and bomb bay doors. This Cold War-era aircraft's biggest legacy was its unique beauty!

    $21.95
  • Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler

    Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler

    Convair Deltas examines each of the company's delta-wing programs in detail using dozens of original factory photos to highlight the narrative.

    $32.95
  • Convair Model 48 Charger

    Convair Model 48 Charger

    For more than two years prior to the Navy issuing an RFP (Request for Proposal) in 1964, Convair engineers had been evaluating designs for use in the limited war and counter-insurgency arenas. These designs were evaluated by many military and civilian representatives of the armed forces and Department of Defense.

    $16.95
  • Convair T-29/C-131 Samaritan

    Convair T-29/C-131 Samaritan

    The T-29/C-131 series of aircraft was one of the military's many cost-saving examples of purchasing existing civil and commercial designs for their utility and transport needs.

    $19.95
  • Douglas A3D Skywarrior - Part 1: Design, Structures, Testing

    Douglas A3D Skywarrior - Part 1: Design, Structures, Testing

    First published in 1998, the A3D Part One covers, as the title says, the development of the extensive Skywarrior series.

    $26.95
  • Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

    Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

    The answer to a need for larger and faster commercial and military airlifters was provided by, among others, the Douglas aircraft company with its military C-74 and C-124 cargo planes.

    $29.95
  • Douglas F3D/F-10 Skynight

    Douglas F3D/F-10 Skynight

    Nicknamed "Willy the Whale" as a result of it's bulbous shape, the first prototype was trucked from El Segundo to Murdoc Dry Lake (Edwards AFB).

    $16.95
  • Douglas F4D Skyray

    Douglas F4D Skyray

    First published in 1986, the book covers the tailless bat-winged Douglas F4D Skyray, which had such an incredible rate of climb that it gained a secondary mission as part of the USAF Air Defense Command in California and Florida.

    $29.95
  • Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer

    Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer

    The Douglas F5D-1 Skylancer was a progressive development of the F4D-1 Skyray. Many people believe that the Skylancer was a faster and better choice than its competitor, the Vought F8U Crusader.

    $10.95
  • Douglas R4D-8/C-117D Super Gooney

    Douglas R4D-8/C-117D Super Gooney

    Fifteen color and over 300 black and white photos and text cover the Super Gooney's usage as a transport, VIP carrier, station hack, a trainer with VT-29, and its usage in Antarctica with VX-6 from 1952 into the 1980s.

    $32.95
  • Douglas Skyshark A2D Turbo-Prop Attack

    Douglas Skyshark A2D Turbo-Prop Attack

    First published in 1997, the book chronicles the short life of the XT-40 powered turbo-prop Douglas A2D Skyshark.

    $21.95
  • Douglas USN A-4A/B Skyhawk

    Douglas USN A-4A/B Skyhawk

    "Heinemann's Hot Rod", "Tinker Toy", "Bantam Bomber" are all nicknames for the embodiment of simplicity and design efficiency in the best attack aircraft ever (author's opinion). Read all about its development, components, testing procedures, and Squadrons served in this 176 page book chock full of photographs and diagrams.

    $29.95
  • Early Banshees F2H-1/2/2B/2P/2N

    Early Banshees F2H-1/2/2B/2P/2N

    This volume covers F2H-1, F2H-2/2B/2N/2P Banshees.

    $34.95
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  • 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
  • American Secret Projects: Fighters, Bombers and Attack Aircraft 1937-1945

    American Secret Projects: Fighters, Bombers and Attack Aircraft 1937-1945

    This is a new title in this highly acclaimed Secret Projects series, this time looking at fighter and bomber concepts developed by the US aircraft industry for the USAAF and Navy in the years immediately prior to and during World War 2.

    $44.95
  • Boeing B-50

    Boeing B-50

    Explores every model of the second Superfortress, including some previously little-known variants.

    $49.95
  • 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
  • Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler

    Convair Deltas: From SeaDart to Hustler

    Convair Deltas examines each of the company's delta-wing programs in detail using dozens of original factory photos to highlight the narrative.

    $32.95
  • Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider: Part Two

    Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider: Part Two

    The Douglas AD/A-1 Skyraider Part Two covers Skyraider Fleet and Utility squadrons with decriptions about each squadron along with vintage photos, squadron patches and unit insignia.

    $55.95
  • Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker and WF-2/E-1B Tracer Part Two

    Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker and WF-2/E-1B Tracer Part Two

    The book covers the operational history of the aircraft in squadron service including the reserves and training squadrons and as a squadron utility and command aircraft at Naval Air Stations and facilities.

    $52.95
  • Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker Part One: Development, Testing, Variants, and Foreign Users

    Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker Part One: Development, Testing, Variants, and Foreign Users

    Richly illustrated and filled with anecdotes by Tracker pilots and crewmen, Grumman S2F/S-2 Tracker describes the history and service of this dependable carrier-based antisubmarine aircraft. Both in military and civilian roles. Trackers proved to be adaptable and long-serving aircraft.

    $46.95
  • 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
  • Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15 (Revised Edition) Sale

    Hypersonic: The Story of the North American X-15 (Revised Edition)

    This is the most extensively researched history of the X-15 program yet produced, written with the cooperation of surviving X-15 pilots as well as many other program principals.

    Regular Price: $28.95

    Special Price $14.48

  • Ilyushin IL-28: Famous Russian Aircraft

    Ilyushin IL-28: Famous Russian Aircraft

    Encompasses the full development and operational history of the Ilyushin IL-28.

    $56.95
  • 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
  • Lockheed F-94 Starfire

    Lockheed F-94 Starfire

    The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was the first USAF jet fighter equipped with an afterburner, as well as the first operational all-weather fighter aircraft to enter combat. F-94s flew in the Korean War, and with Air National Guard units from 1950 through 1959.

    $39.95
  • Martin PBM Mariner

    Martin PBM Mariner

    The distinctive, gull-winged Martin PBM Mariner flying boat was designed to replace the Consolidated PBY Catalina as the US Navy's first true open-ocean, extremely long range sub hunter and patrol bomber. PBM Mariners saw extensive service both in WWII and Korea.

    $52.95
  • North American's T-6: A Definitive History of the World's Most Famous Trainer Sale

    North American's T-6: A Definitive History of the World's Most Famous Trainer

    An in-depth look at the famous North American T-6 Texan, its contributions to the Allied victory in World War II, and its subsequent uses by air forces around the world. Surviving T-6 warbirds are often the main attractions at air shows.

    Regular Price: $34.95

    Special Price $17.48

  • 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
  • Russian Air Power: Current Organization and Aircraft of all Russian Air Forces

    Russian Air Power: Current Organization and Aircraft of all Russian Air Forces

    A follow-up to the hugely popular first publication of Russian Air Power in 2009, Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov bring readers the fully updated and revised new edition.

    $79.95
  • Sukhoi Su-24: Famous Russian Aircraft

    Sukhoi Su-24: Famous Russian Aircraft

    The Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft is one of the more successful variable-sweep wing, Russian bombers. Illustrated with over 750 photos, line drawings, color profiles, insignia, and nose art, this new book in the Famous Russian Aircraft series is certain to be of interest to aviation enthusiasts and scale modelers alike.

    $64.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • X-Planes of Europe II: More Secret Research Aircraft from the Golden Age 1945-1971

    X-Planes of Europe II: More Secret Research Aircraft from the Golden Age 1945-1971

    Aircraft from Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland and the former Yugoslavia range from the diminutive Ikarus jet prototypes to the imposing BAC TSR.2, piston-powered French Arsenal VB 10 and the Hispano HA-300.

    $56.95

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  • America's Round-Engine Airliners: Airframes and Powerplants in the Golden Age of Aviation New

    America's Round-Engine Airliners: Airframes and Powerplants in the Golden Age of Aviation

    1st 100 Orders Receive Autographed Copy!
    The advancement and success of America's air transportation system can be linked directly to the concurrent growth of long-range, high-speed airliners and their revolutionary powerplants. This book tells the compelling story of aviation progress and development for the very first time.

    $46.95
  • Birth of a Legend McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II New

    Birth of a Legend McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II

    This monograph by highly regarded U.S. Naval aircraft historian Tommy H. Thomason documents in well-illustrated detail how the Phantom came to be.

    $49.95
  • Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber New

    Boeing B-47 Stratojet: Strategic Air Command's Transitional Bomber

    Authors Mike Habermehl and former SAC pilot Robert S. Hopkins III have combined years of research and experience to provide the ultimate history of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet.

    $44.95
  • British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949 New

    British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949

    Accompanied by detailed appendices of all British post-war bomber projects and specifications, color photographs and artwork, British Secret Projects 2: Jet Bombers Since 1949 provides a wealth of detailed information on the fascinating world of Cold War secret bomber projects.

    $44.95
  • British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950 New

    British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950

    This newly-revised and expanded edition of British Secret Projects 3: Fighters and Bombers 1935-1950 contains many new photographs and information not previously published.

    $44.95
  • Building Concorde: From Drawing Board to Mach 2 New

    Building Concorde: From Drawing Board to Mach 2

    This new book provides an informative perspective on the Concorde program and explores in detail how this great supersonic jet airliner came into being. Concentrating both on the design and development of the aircraft, the book also covers the Anglo-French political and technical collaboration needed to get the Concorde built.

    $35.95
  • Civil Aircraft Markings 2019

    Civil Aircraft Markings 2019

    Civil Aircraft Markings 2019 is the most comprehensive and complete listing of all aircraft currently on the UK Register of Civil Aircraft--over 22,000 entries ranging from historic biplanes through the latest jet airliners.

    $19.95
  • M911 & M1070 HET Heavy Equipment Transporters In Action

    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.

    $19.95
  • Military Aircraft Markings 2019

    Military Aircraft Markings 2019

    Military Aircraft Markings 2019 has been fully revised and updated by one of Britain's leading authorities on military aviation. The book's annual publication is eagerly anticipated by a large number of aviation enthusiasts who look forward to acquiring the latest edition of this indispensible guide to their hobby.

    $19.95
  • Sukhoi Su-27 & 30/33/34/35: Famous Russian Aircraft New

    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
  • The Complete History of U.S. Cruise Missiles: From Kettering's 1920s' Bug & 1950's Snark to Today's Tomahawk

    The Complete History of U.S. Cruise Missiles: From Kettering's 1920s' Bug & 1950's Snark to Today's Tomahawk

    1st 100 Orders Receive Autographed Copy! Employing a considerable archive of U.S. cruise missile data and material amassed during his extensive research, author Bill Yenne has created a compelling work containing a wealth of previously unpublished photographs plus detailed technical information that is simply unavailable in any other product on the market today.

    $34.95
  • Thunderchief: The Complete History of the Republic F-105 New

    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
  • UH-60 Black Hawk In Action New

    UH-60 Black Hawk In Action

    The "Huey" had served admirably in the Vietnam conflict, but lacked adequate engine power. The UH-60 Black Hawk was developed to rectify it's shortcomings. This book details it's design and development.

    $19.95
  • WWII U.S. Sherman Tank In Action New

    WWII U.S. Sherman Tank In Action

    The full story of the Sherman's exploits would fill several volumes, so this book focuses on the variants and sub-variants of the Shermans used by US forces during WWII.

    $19.95