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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aces 3

    Aces 3

    This book covers the exploits of the aces, their aircraft and tactics, from WWI to the War in Vietnam. The stories of 59 air aces since WWI, plus one tank ace of WWII. Includes such notables as Joseph M. McConnell, and Richard Dick Bong.

    $14.95
  • 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
  • Air War Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Air War Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom

    This book covers US and Allied airpower in the war to topple Saddam Hussein. Numerous detailed photos of fighters, attack aircraft, bombers, transports, helicopters, and the people who fly and maintain them. Also includes US CENTCOM - Air Force, Marine, and Naval Air Order of Battles.

    $14.95
  • 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
  • Albert Ball VC

    Albert Ball VC

    The fascinating story of the Royal Flying Corps first celebrity ace who was killed just before his 21st birthday, leading a patrol of Se5s.

    $19.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Birth of a Legend McDonnell F4H-1 Phantom II

    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
  • Black Knights Rule! (BKR): A Pictorial History of VBF-718 / VF-68A / VF-837 / VF-154 / VFA-154 - 1946-2013

    Black Knights Rule! (BKR): A Pictorial History of VBF-718 / VF-68A / VF-837 / VF-154 / VFA-154 - 1946-2013

    Black Knights Rule! (BKR) - A Pictorial History of VBF-718 / VF-68A / VF-837 / VF-154 / VFA-154 - 1946-2013, is the first one of the new US NAVY SQUADRON HISTORIES. The photo coverage on the lineage of the Black Knights is as comprehensive as one has ever seen, both in terms of photography and historical content.

    $49.95
  • 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
  • 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
  • Britain 1940: The RAF fights a Desperate Battle against the Luftwaffe

    Britain 1940: The RAF fights a Desperate Battle against the Luftwaffe

    Britain's heroic RAF defeated Germany's Luftwaffe and saved England from a Nazi invasion in 1940. This volume allows the reader to experience this titanic air battle by focusing on the tactics, aircraft, equipment, uniforms, and the men and women behind the desparate fighting.

    $34.95
  • 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
  • Burlington Zephyrs - TrainTech

    Burlington Zephyrs - TrainTech

    The largest fleet of named streamliners in the United States, the Burlington Zephyrs turned heads wherever they went. Whether breaking records or starring in feature films such as Silver Streak, these unique trains immediately took the nation by storm.

    $24.95
  • Byzantine Armies 325 AD - 1435 AD

    Byzantine Armies 325 AD - 1435 AD

    In-depth historical essay about the late Roman-Byzantine Armies that protected the Byzantine Empire for more than 11 centuries. Contains the administration, ranks, logistics, weapons, campaigns, and fortifications of the Byzantine Armies from 325AD until the fall of the empire in 1461AD.

    $34.95
  • Carrier Battle in the Philippine Sea: The Marianas Turkey Shoot June 19-20, 1944

    Carrier Battle in the Philippine Sea: The Marianas Turkey Shoot June 19-20, 1944

    This book, originally printed in the 50th anniversary year of the event, includes a variety of primary and secondary sources describing the battle. Hull numbers of the U.S. Navy ships, aircraft carriers, Japanese carrier captains and senior squadron leaders are all listed within in the book.

    $19.95
  • Chinese Aircraft: China's Aviation Industry Since 1951

    Chinese Aircraft: China's Aviation Industry Since 1951

    This first-ever book on Chinese military aircraft offers comprehensive insight into the Chinese aviation industry, including secret projects and China's aircraft in overseas service.

    $56.95
  • Consolidated PB4Y-1/1P Liberator

    Consolidated PB4Y-1/1P Liberator

    During WWII, the US Navy adopted the Consolidated B-24D Liberator as a long-range patrol bomber/sub hunter (PB4Y-1) and as an armed photo recon aircraft (PB4Y-1P). These Navy PB4Y Liberators became deadly hunter-killer aircraft and destroyed more than 1,000 enemy vessels. This new book covers the aircraft and history of all PB4Y-1 squadrons, as well as their most significant combat operations.

    $49.95
  • 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 Advanced Designs: Secret Projects from San Diego, 1923-1962

    Convair Advanced Designs: Secret Projects from San Diego, 1923-1962

    This book features many never-before-seen company photographs, models, and drawings of such futuristic concepts as a folding-rotor anti-submarine patrol bomber and a giant seaplane passenger transport launched from a high-speed rail car!

    $29.95
  • Corky Meyer's Flight Journal: A Test Pilot's Tales of Dodging Disasters - Just in Time

    Corky Meyer's Flight Journal: A Test Pilot's Tales of Dodging Disasters - Just in Time

    Corky Meyer's Flight Journal is an electrifying tale of a very passionate and patriotic man, his wife and family, and of course his numerous sensational close calls as an experimental fighter test pilot.

    $39.95
  • Courage Alone: The Italian Airforce 1940-1943

    Courage Alone: The Italian Airforce 1940-1943

    The book discusses area commands, theatres, squadron allocations, anti-shipping operations, aircrew, and details of the top Italian fighter aces.

    $56.95
  • D-Day 1944: The Allied Invasion of Normandy

    D-Day 1944: The Allied Invasion of Normandy

    The Allies launched their massive invasion of German-occupied Europe in June 1944. This book covers opposing commanders and forces, the initial battle for air supremacy, the Allied amphibious landings, key combat vehicles and portable weapons, as well as many lesser-known details of the campaign.

    $34.95
  • Dornier Do 335 Pfeil/Arrow

    Dornier Do 335 Pfeil/Arrow

    Known for its highly innovative and unique design, the massive "push-pull" Dornier Do 335 all-weather heavy fighter was a brute expression of late-WWII German aircraft technology. This fully revised and expanded new edition features 80+ pages of new material, as well as many superb color profiles. Of all German X-planes, the Do 335 'Pfeil' continues to hold a special fascination for aviation enthusiasts, historians, and modelers.

    $79.95
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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