Aerospace

The 406th Fighter Group

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

This is the little-known story of the 406th Fighter Group, a famous but unsung P-47 unit in the European theater of operations (ETO) in WWII.  The 406th was the first unit in the ETO to employ the 5-inch, high-velocity aerial...

North American Aviation in the Jet Age, Vol. 2

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$45.00

The year was 1941, and the flames of world war were threatening America’s shores. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for an “Arsenal of Democracy” and demanded fabrication of 50,000 warplanes per year. But first, sprawling new airplane factories were needed....

PBY Catalina

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$24.99

The PBY Catalina, designed and produced by Consolidated Aircraft, whose production was supplemented by that of Boeing Canada, Canadian Vickers, and the Naval Aircraft Factory, was the most widely used flying boat of all time.  Developed in the 1930s, the...

A-26 Invader

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$24.99

The Douglas Invader has the distinction of being used by the United States in a combat role in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  Originally created as an attack aircraft, with the designation A-26, the Invader was intended to replace the Douglas...

Vickers Wellington

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

The Vickers Armstrong Wellington, affectionately dubbed the “Wimpy” after the hamburger-scoffing cartoon character, lays claim to two distinctions within RAF WWII annals. The first related to its geodetic structure, with a cloth covering that proved to be superior to previous...

Tac Recon

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$29.99

This book examines the American Air Force aircrews who flew tactical reconnaissance combat missions from World War I to the Gulf War. The book employs primary-source interviews, unit histories, mission documents, declassified operational studies, and photos to tell their stories....

Raoul Lufbery and Marc Pourpe

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$45.00

Two Great Knights of Adventure was written by Jacques Mortane in 1936. Mortane was on friendly terms with both Marc Pourpe and Raoul Lufbery and wrote the book as a tribute to the two pilots, both of whom were killed...

Crazyhorse

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$35.00

Experience aerial combat at the controls of the fearsome AH-64 Apache attack helicopter during the Operation Iraqi Freedom “Surge.” Author Dan McClinton was an Apache pilot with the US Army’s 1st Cavalry Division through three combat deployments to Iraq. As...

Boeing 747

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$29.99

More than half a century ago the Boeing 747 took to the air for the first time; it is considered the first large-capacity civilian airliner. Lovingly nicknamed the “Jumbo Jet,” the aircraft quickly became the flagship of any airline that...

P-61 Black Widow

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

The striking P-61 Black Widow was the first purpose-built American night fighter. Designed by Jack Northrop and Vladimir Pavlecka, the P-61's menacing appearance was matched by the plane's advanced technology and fearsome weaponry. Interestingly, the Widow is credited with the...

The Last Mission of Lady Jane II

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$24.99

On March 18, 1945, the B-17G "Lady Jane II" lifted off from her base at Deenethorpe, England; she never returned. The story is one of deep tragedy and survival, of sacrifice, and of the love the crew had for each...

The US Air Force Air Rescue Service

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$49.99

This definitive work on air rescue operations of the US Army Air Force and US Air Force takes the reader from the birth of the service during World War II, through the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to present-day operations in...

Douglas DC-9

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$29.99

With their unmistakable silhouette, the Douglas DC-9 family of twin-engine passenger jets was a familiar sight on many of the world’s airfields well into the 1990s. Douglas initiated development of the DC-9 at the beginning of the 1960s and, in doing so,...

Short Stirling

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

Introduced in 1941, the Short Stirling was the Royal Air Force’s first four-engine heavy bomber of the Second World War. However, early on, the Stirling’s performance was compromised by several issues: a reduced wingspan, which resulted in serious limitations on...

B-25 Mitchell, Vol. 2

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

This second of two volumes on the North American B-25 Mitchell covers the late-WWII G through J, F-10, and PBJ variants of the famed US medium bomber. Among the many topics discussed are the Mitchell versions used by the US...

B-25 Mitchell, Vol. 1

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

The North American B-25 Mitchell is WWII’s most heralded and versatile medium bomber. Volume 1 (of two) gives the reader a concise illustrated look at the A through D models and follows the bomber’s genesis from the formation of the North American Company...

C-17 Globemaster III

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$24.99

The McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 Globemaster III's design, construction, and operational history are presented in this book. With over 280 aircraft built, the Globemaster III is one of the workhorses for the US Air Force as well as a number of...

The Huey in Vietnam

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

Few implements of war are as representative of the US presence in Vietnam as the Bell Huey UH-1-series helicopters. Whether serving in the role of troop transport for airborne assault, supply transports, aerial gunships, or medical evacuation, the Huey was...

Corsair Down!

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$29.99

The Vought F4U Corsair was the greatest fighter plane in the WWII Pacific theater. For its pilots, survival was not guaranteed. Enemy planes and antiaircraft fire were dangerous, but aerial mishaps, poor flying, mechanical gremlins, weather, and bad luck took...

D. B. Cooper and Flight 305

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$29.99

The "D. B. Cooper" case is the only unsolved act of air piracy in US history. On November 24, 1971, a polite, nondescript, and dark-complexioned man calling himself "Dan Cooper" hijacked Northwest Airlines Flight 305, Boeing 727, between Portland, Oregon, and...

Vought A-7 Corsair II

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

Born of necessity during the Vietnam War, the Vought A-7 Corsair II ushered in a level of lethality, target accuracy, and economy not realized in any plane before it, and, arguably, any that followed. Originally designed as a "bomb truck,"...

A-6 Intruder

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

The Grumman A-6 Intruder was the US Navy and Marine Corps' primary carrier-based, all-weather attack aircraft from 1963 to 1997. Famous for its combat missions in Vietnam and the 1991–92 Gulf War—as well as the novel and movie Flight of...

Spitfire, Vol. 1

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$19.99

This first of two volumes on the Supermarine Spitfire covers the design, testing, development, and early WWII combat use of the famed British fighter aircraft's initial variants. The Spitfire in its original marques up to the Mk. VII provided a...

TOPGUN: The Legacy

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

$49.99

The history of air combat has seen one recurring theme—new tactics are learned in battle, forgotten or discarded when battle concludes, and relearned at great cost during the next war. This cycle continued into the 1960s, when America was drawn...

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