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R-4360: Pratt & Whit­ney’s Ma­jor Mir­a­cle

White 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. 7-3/4 x 10-3/4, 608 pgs, 624 b/w pho­tos. SC Item # SP097P........................................... $74.95

U.S. NAVAL AIR SU­PE­RI­OR­ITY: De­vel­op­ment of Ship­borne Jet Fight­ers 1943-1962 Thoma­son

Ex­am­ines the Navy’s in­ter­nal strug­gle to adapt the jet en­gine to its style of war­fare as well as the de­vel­op­ment and evo­lu­tion of car­rier-borne fight­ers and their air­frames and en­gines, from the clos­ing days of World War II through Viet­nam. 10 x 10, 276 pgs, 350 pho­tos. HC Item # SP110 ................ $46.95

VOUGHT F-8 CRU­SADER: De­vel­op­ment & Op­er­a­tional Use of the Navy’s First Su­per­sonic Jet Fighter Spi­dle

The 12 de­tailed chap­ters in this book thor­oughly cover ev­ery as­pect of the F-8’s de­sign and de­vel­op­ment, from ear­li­est Navy BuAir specs through mock-up, pro­to­type, flight test, and car­rier qual­i­fi­ca­tions. 10 x 10, 228 pgs, 425 pho­tos. HC Item # SP242 ............................ $44.95

THE BOE­ING KC-135 STRATOTANKER: More Than a Tanker

Hop­kins This is a fully re­vised and ex­panded edi­tion of the orig­i­nal best­selling ‘Aero­fax’ book and in­cludes op­er­a­tional his­to­ries of the 80+ unique types, as well as in­di­vid­ual de­tails for all 820 air­planes by se­rial num­ber in­clud­ing first flight, de­liv­ery, changes in con­fig­u­ra­tion, at­tri­tion, and re­tire­ment. 8-1/2 x 11, 360 pgs, 300 pho­tos. HC Item # AD901 .............................. $44.95

BREW­STER F2A BUF­FALO AND EX­PORT VARI­ANTS

Dann & Gin­ter 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. 8-1/2 x 11, 176 pgs, 391 pho­tos. SC Item # GB586 ....$39.95

RUS­SIAN TAC­TI­CAL AVI­A­TION: Since 2001

Komis­sarov & Gor­don This book il­lus­trates the cur­rent state of the Rus­sian Air Force’s tac­ti­cal avi­a­tion as well as its re­cent his­tory in var­i­ous over­seas con­flicts. De­tails are given of the avi­a­tion bases (units), their lo­ca­tions and the prin­ci­pal types cur­rently in ser­vice. 8 x 11, 272 pgs, 680 pho­tos. HC Item # HK952................................ $56.95

BUILD­ING THE P-51 MUS­TANG:

The Story of Man­u­fac­tur­ing North Amer­i­can’s Leg­endary World War II Fighter in Orig­i­nal Pho­tos O’Leary The au­thor uses more than 300 orig­i­nal pho­tos culled from his per­sonal ar­chive of of­fi­cial North Amer­i­can and USAAF im­ages, many of which have never be­fore been seen. 11 x 8-1/2, 240 pgs, 350 pho­tos. SC Item # SP190 ...........$34.95 From the Me109 to the Me262 Schuck Wal­ter Schuck presents an in­sider’s view to fighter com­bat in WWII, and de­scribes life in the Ger­man Luft­waffe dur­ing the years of the Third Re­ich. Sup­ple­mented with pho­to­graphs from his per­sonal col­lec­tion, maps, and unit in­signia, this is a must-have com­bat me­moir. 6 x 9, 260 pgs, 250 pho­tos. SC Item # AD186.....................$18.95

FOCKE-WULF Fw200: The Con­dor at War 19391945

Goss The most richly de­tailed nar­ra­tive ever writ­ten on the cam­paigns un­der­taken by the el­e­gant four-en­gined Fw200 is ac­com­pa­nied by hun­dreds of rare im­ages, many pre­vi­ously un­seen, rep­re­sent­ing the largest as­sem­bly of pho­tog­ra­phy rel­a­tive to the air­craft ever pub­lished. 9 x 12, 336 pgs, 500+ pho­tos. HC Item # CP754.......................................... $84.95

SHADY LADY: Fly­ing the U-2 Spy Plane

Bishop Au­thored by a pi­lot with over 1,500 hours fly­ing a U-2, this book sheds new light on a world that is largely un­known out­side the tight fra­ter­nity of U-2 pi­lots and sup­port per­son­nel with a re­veal­ing and de­tailed ac­count of the tri­als and chal­lenges of fly­ing this danger­ous air­craft. 6 x 9, 304 pgs, 100 pho­tos. SC Item # AD909 ............................................. $24.95

NORTH AMER­I­CAN’S T-6: A De­fin­i­tive His­tory of the World’s Most Fa­mous Trainer

Hage­dorn, Sr. Au­thor Dan Hage­dorn com­bines his pro­fes­sional doc­u­men­ta­tion skills with rare ac­cess to valu­able North Amer­i­can archival ma­te­rial to write the de­fin­i­tive book about one of the world’s most beloved World War II air­craft. 9 x 9, 228 pgs, 445 pho­tos. HC Item # SP124 .............. $34.95 $17.48

HYPERSONIC: The Story of the North Amer­i­can X-15

Jenk­ins & Lan­dis 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. It cov­ers the tasks of con­vert­ing and test­ing the B-52 car­rier air­planes and more. 9 x 9, 276 pgs, 550 pho­tos, 100 draw­ings. SC Item # SP131..................................................$28.95 $14.48

1001 AVI­A­TION FACTS

Machat 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. Other pop­u­lar top­ics in­clude pi­lots and per­son­al­i­ties, avi­a­tion movies, TV shows, and model build­ing. Ap­prox­i­mately 100 ex­cel­lent pho­to­graphs serve as vis­ual high­lights com­ple­ment­ing the text. 6 x 9, 384 pgs, 100 pho­tos. SC Item # SP244..................................$24.95

CON­SOL­I­DATED PB4Y-1/1P LIBERATOR

Gin­ter The book cov­ers all en­gi­neer­ing de­tails and struc­tures and cov­ers all the PB4Y-1 squadron’s his­tory and most com­bat op­er­a­tions. It also con­tains 13 pages of mod­el­ing op­tions. 8-1/2 x 11, 240 pgs, 587 pho­tos. SC Itm # GB587 ....................... $49.95

A COM­PLETE HIS­TORY OF U.S. COM­BAT AIR­CRAFT FLY-OFF COM­PE­TI­TIONS: Win­ners, Losers, and What Might Have Been

Si­mon­sen This book not only ex­plains how fly-off com­pe­ti­tions are con­ducted, it shows what both com­pet­ing air­craft de­signs looked like dur­ing their tri­als, and then what the los­ing air­craft would have looked like.10 x 10, 228 pgs, 550 pho­tos. HC Item # SP227 ... $44.95

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