SPYFLIGHTS AND OVERFLIGHTS

Robert Hopkins

 

Vol. 1 in a three volume series detailing US spy flights from 1945-1960. Tons of previously classified data and photographs. A feast for both the historian and modeler.

 

$45

AVIATION RECORDS IN THE JET AGE

Lt. Col. William Flanagan

 

Detailing major world speed, altitude and distance records along with the aircraft and the pilots that made them. Hundreds of excellent illustrations

 

$40

WORLD'S FASTEST SINGLE-ENGINE JET AIRCRAFT

Lt. Col. Doug Barbier

 

Complete history of America's last manned interceptor-

 the Convair F-106

 

$45

WAVE-OFF!

Cmdr. Robert "Boom" Powell

 

The evolution of LSOs and shipboard landings

 

$40

SOVIET AND RUSSIAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN THE AMERICAS

Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov

 

 Fantastic compilation of history and photographs - most of which have never been published

 

$57

AXIS AIRCRAFT IN LATIN AMERICA

Amaru Tincopa & Santiago Rivas

 

How Nazi Germany and fascist Italy attempted to dominate aviation -  loaded with hundreds of rare photos, color profiles and maps.

 

$57

167TH MUSTANGS TO GALAXIES

Jack Smith

 

Over half this book is devoted to the West Virginia ANG's use of the Mustang - it was the last American military unit to operate the type.

 

$20

NORTHROP DELTA AB AEROTRANSPORT

Rob Mulder

 

Unfortunately, Northrop is an overlooked company when it comes to history books. This excellent Swedish volume focuses on just two Northrop Deltas operated in Scandinavia where they pioneered air routes and became known for their ruggedness.

 

$36

BUILDING THE P-51 MUSTANG

Michael O'Leary

 

 SPECIAL AUTOGRAPHED EDITION

Soft-bound, 240 pages,

350+ photos, 11-in x 8.5-in

  ABC 001

 

$35

THE 377 STRATOCRUISER & KC-97 STRATOFREIGHTER

Bill Yenne

 

Hard-bound, 208 pages, 300+ photos, 9-in x 11.25-in. Free Brodart protector. Autographed . "Ultimate reference on an important American military aircraft and airliner."

— James Thompson

ABC 002

 

$40

THUNDER OVER

THE REICH

Wolfgang Wollenweber

 

Hard-bound, 192 pages, 120+ photos, 8.3-in x 11.7-in. Free Brodart protector. “Pilot’s perspective of flying the He 162 in combat — perhaps the last ‘untold’ Luftwaffe pilot story.”

— George Hulett

ABC 004

 

$48

NORTH AMERICAN'S T-6

Dan Hagedorn

 

Hard-bound, 228-pages, 300+ illustrations, 9-in x 9-in. Free Brodart protector. “If you were going to fly the P-51, you had to fly the T-6 — excellent guide to the many variants and operators of this famous trainer.” — Howard Carter

ABC 005

 

$32

BOEING B-50

Geoffrey Hays

 

 Soft-bound, 240 pages, 250+ photos, 8.5-in x 11-in. “Detailed reference work on the USAF’s last piston-engine bomber.”

— Marshall Wainwright

  ABC 006

 

$48

I-400 JAPAN’S SECRET AIRCRAFT-CARRYING STRIKE SUBMARINE HENRY SAKAIDA

Henry Sakaida

 

Soft-bound, 144 pages, 170+illustrations, 7.9-in x 10-in. “The almost surreal story of how Japan designed and built a submarine and aircraft to attack the Panama Canal.” — James Thompson

ABC 008

 

$20

EARLY US JET FIGHTERS

Tony Buttler

 

Hard-bound, 176 pages, 250+ illustrations, 8.7-in x 11.9-in. Autographed. Free Brodart protector. “Quality examination of American fighter development during a time period when nothing was viewed as impossible.” — James Thompson. ABC 009

 

$48

CURTISS XP-55

ASCENDER

Gerry Balzer

 

Soft-bound, 72-pages, 170+ illustrations, 8.5-in x 11-in. “Fascinating look at how the USAAF attempted to create and operate a radical pusher-driven fighter.”

— Howard Carter

ABC 010

 

$25

COLLECTING VINTAGE PLASTIC MODEL AIRPLANE KITS

Graig Kodera

 

 Soft-bound, 128-pages, 250+ illustrations, 8.5-in x 11-in. Autographed. “The reader will get a real treat in this nostalgic tour of the model airplane kits that changed the hobby of scale model building.”

— Jim Larsen

ABC 011

 

$24

WINGS OF THE MALVINAS

Santiago Rivas

 

Hard-bound, 384-pages, 250+ illustrations, 8.5-in x 11.5-in. “Having flown with several of the combat units featured, I can say this is the most detailed and accurate account of the Falklands air war from the Argentine perspective that we will ever see.” — Michael O’Leary

ABC 013

 

$55

US GUIDED MISSILES

Billy Yenne

 

Hard-bound, 160-pages, 200+ illustrations, 9-in x 11.5-in. Autographed. Free Brodart protector. “An essential and comprehensive guide.” — Marshall Wainwright

ABC 014

 

$35

AMERICAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT 1908-1919

Robert B. Casari

 

Hard-bound, 752 pages, 1000+ illustrations, 10-in x 13-in. Autographed. Free Brodart protector. “Stunning… a huge book monumental in scope with hundreds of previously unpublished photographs. Ultimate reference on the subject.”

— Michael O’Leary

ABC 016

 

$95

PLAYA GIRON

Santiago Rivas

 

 The brief and vicious air war between the communist Cubans and the freedom fighter Cubans along with the role played by American CIA pilots. Many rare photos and excellent color profiles for modelers.

 

$38

PEARL HARBOR AIR RAID

Nicholas A. Veronico

 

For the first time in one volume, all the facts of the devastating Japanese air raid are presented with over 300 photos.

 

$27

FROM WARRIOR TO WARBIRD! YELLOW 10

 

Story of the ultra-rare Fw 190D-13 this book is devoted to a single aircraft - the only Fw 190D-13 capable of flight. Learn how it was discovered and restored. Tullis color profiles. AUTOGRAPHED

 

$30

THE ULTIMATE LUFTWAFFE PROP FIGHTER! THE FOCKE-WULF TA 152

Thomas H. Hitchcock with color profiles by Thomas Tullis.

 

Simply put, this is the only book you will ever need on the most advanced German propellar-driven fighter built to face the Allies in the final days of WWII. Heavily illustrated with definitive text.

 

$75

THE FINAL COMBAT!

GREEN HEARTS

 

 First In Combat With The Dora 9. The world’s only complete history of the famed Green Hearts and how they took the Dora 9 into combat to face an overwhelming Allied air force. Heavily illustrated including FOLD-OUT art profiles by Jerry Crandall and Thomas Tullis.

 

$85

EAGLES ILLUSTRATED:

FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II

 

Consists of the profile art work of famed artist Thomas Tullis. This volume contains a variety of profiles illustrating the fighter aircraft of the Luftwaffe, USAAF, USN, and American Volunteer Group

 

$19

EAGLES ILLUSTRATED: ALLIES IN THE PACIFIC

 

Comprises Thomas Tullis magnificent profile art work on fighters of the USAAF, USN/USMC, and Royal New Zealand Air Force.

 

$19

LUFTWAFFE IN COLOR- FROM GLORY TO DEFEAT 1942-1945

Christophe Cony & Jean-Louis Roba

 

The final volume in the color series features over 400 full-color illustrations that will delight modelers and historians alike.

 

$25

LUFTWAFFE IN COLOR - THE VICTORY YEARS

Christophe Cony & Jean-Louis Roba

 

$25

P-47 THUNDERBOLTS AND A-36A MUSTANGS AGAINST THE AXIS! 86TH FIGHTER GROUP IN WWII

 

Steve W. Luce presents the complete history of the overlooked 86th FG. The 86th was a fighter-bomber unit and thus saw some incredibly heavy fighting as they tried to move forward with the group troops. Heavily illustrated, it is sobering to learn that the pilots of the 86th suffered a 25% KIA rate.

 

$35

THE FINAL MESSERSCHMITTS AUGSBURG’S LAST EAGLES

Brett Green

 

Illustrated by Thomas A. Tullis

Details the final colors, markings, and variants of the late-model Bf 109s from June 1944 to final defeat.

 

$30

KING OF THE LUFTWAFFE NIGHT-FIGHTERS! WOLFGANG FALK: THE HAPPY FALCON

 

This autobiography examines the life and times of the man that helped great Germany’s deadly night-fighter force. Incredibly detailed and heavily illustrated. A must for any Luftwaffe collector.

 

$45

KILLER RAYS: DOUGLAS F4D SKYRAY/F5D SKYLANCER

Mark Frankel

 

Hard-bound, 240-pages, 250+ illustrations, 8.5-in x 11-in. Autographed. Free Brodart protector. “Finally, a comprehensive history of some of the US Navy’s most attractive Cold War jet fighters.”

— Marshall Wainwright

ABC 017

 

$40

HIDDEN WARBIRDS

Nicholas A. Veronico

 

 Hardbound 256 pages, 150+ illustrations, 6.5-in x 9.5-in. Autographed. Free Brodart protector. “Searching remote jungles, desolate mountains, deep sea beds, these intrepid explorers go in search of historic aircraft.” — Howard Carter. ABC 018

 

$30

HIDDEN WARBIRDS II

Nicholas A. Veronico

 

Hardbound256 pages, 150+ illustrations, 6.5-in x 9.5-in. Autographed. Free Brodart protector. “More great adventures to recover some of the world’s rarest aircraft from the most inhospitable locations.”  — Howard Carter

ABC 019

 

$30

HIDDEN WARSHIPS

Nicholas A. Veronico

 

Hardboound 256-pages, 150+ illustrations, 6.5-in x 9.5-in. Autographed. Free Brodart protector. “As close as you can get to the world’s warship wrecks without getting your feet wet.” — Howard Carter

ABC 020

 

$30

SO I BOUGHT AN

AIR FORCE

W.W. Martin

 

Softbound, 260 pages, 36+ illustrations, 6-in x 9-in, Autographed. “Amazing adventure of buying all the P-51s from the Nicaraguan Air Force and getting them back to the USA.”

— Michael O’Leary

ABC 021

 

$18

“BLUE GOOSE” COMMAND AIRCRAFT OF THE USN/USMC/USCG 1911 TO 1961

William Riley & Thomas Doll

 

Softbound, 130-pages, 450+ illustrations, 8.5-in x 11-in. “The only book that details the rich history of the Command Planes with their operations and color schemes.”

— Howard Carter

ABC 022

 

$35

CONVAIR PB4Y-2/P4Y-2 PRIVATEER

Nicholas Veronico

 

Soft-bound, 240 pages, 450+ illustrations, 8.5-in x 11-in. Autographed. “The only complete history of the long-range, heavily armed patrol bomber that kicked Japanese butt during the last part of WWII.” — James Thompson. ABC 023

 

$45

WHEN HOLLYWOOD RULED THE SKIES

Bruce W. Orriss

 

Soft-bound, 250 pages, 400+ illustrations, 8.5-in x 11-in. Autographed. “All the great WWII-themed aviation movies covered in one delightful book.”

— Marshall Wainwright

ABC 024

 

$25

THE DAKOTA HUNTER

Hans Wiesman

 

Hard-bound, 320-pages, 130+ illustrations, 9.7-in x 7.1-in. Free Brodart protector. “Reading like an adventure novel, the author travels the globe in search of wrecked and abandoned DC-3s.”

— Michael O’Leary

ABC 026

 

$32

WARBIRD FACTORY

John M. Fredrickson

 

Hard-bound, 224- pages, 300+ illustrations, 9.6-in x 11.2-in. “A great overview of North American Aviation and its aircraft during WWII.”

— Michael O’Leary

ABC 036

 

$40

COMPLETE BOOK OF THE SR-71

Richard Graham

 

Hard-bound, 288-pages, 300+ illustrations, 10.2-in x 12.8-in. “This oversize high-quality book honors one of America’s most important aviation achievements.” — Howard Carter

ABC 037

 

$50

LUFTWAFFE EAGLE

Walter Schuck

 

Soft-bound, 260-pages, 150+ illustrations, 6-in x 9.2-in. “WWII German ace pilot’s story of flying everything from the Bf 109 to the Me 262.”

ABC 038

 

$18

CONVAIR DELTAS

Bill Yenne

 

Soft-bound, 216 pages, 344 illustrations, 9-in x 9-in, “The ultimate Cold War interceptors and bomber.”

— Fred Roberts.

ABC 027

 

$30

HYPERSONIC: NORTH AMERICAN X-15

 Dennis Jenkins & Tony Landis

 

Soft-bound, 276 pages, 9-in x 9-in “Complete history of the greatest X-plane ever built.”

— Howard Carter.

ABC 028

 

$28

STRIKE FROM THE SEA: US NAVY ATTACK AIRCRAFT

Tommy Thomason

 

Hard-bound, 228- pages, 250 illustrations, 10-in x 10-in. Free Brodart protector. “From Skyraider to Hornet, the history of USN aerial attack.”

— Marshall Wainwright.

ABC 029

 

$38

DOUGLAS AD/A-1 SKYRAIDER VOL. 1

Steve Ginter

 

Soft-bound, 600+ illustrations, 8.5-in x 11-in. “The first volume covers the Skyraiders used in development, test, R&D, training, hacks, and USMC units. Indispensible.”

— James Thompson.

Volume 2 covers U.S. Navy Squadrons

 

VOL 1 - ABC 030    $48

VOL 2 - ABC 031   $52

DOUGLAS AD/A-1 SKYRAIDER

WHAT THE RAF AIRMAN TOOK TO WAR

Bill Howard

 

Hardbound 120-pages, 100+ illustrations, 5.8-in x 5.8-in. Free Brodart protector. “A wonderful, evocative little book that brings the RAF’s heroic actions during WWII to life.” — Michael O’Leary.

  ABC 032

 

$12

RAMPAGE OF THE ROARIN’ 20S

 L. Hickey & M. Levy

 

 Hard-bound, 416-pages, 500+ illustrations, 11.1-in x 8.5-in. “Certainly the ultimate reference on the Havocs of the 312th Bombardment Group during WWII. — James Thompson.

ABC 033

 

$70

DOUGLAS B-18 AND B-23

 

Hard-bound, 288 - pages, 400+ illustrations, 8.8-in x 11.4-in. "Finally, a complete look at two important pre-war Air Corps bombers"

- James Thompson

ABC 034

 

$38

HORTEN HO 229 SPIRIT OF THURINGIA

Andrei Shepeleve

 

Hard-bound, 128-pages, 300+ illustrations, 9.4-in x 12.3-in. “With the Horten Brothers, the Nazis had the inside track on flying wing combat aircraft and the massive Ho 229 was their ultimate aircraft.” — Howard Carter. ABC 035

 

$48

WBC #1

 

Superb, unpublished photos of captured Luftwaffe aircraft along with along with eight excellent Tullis color profiles. AUTOGRAPHED

 

$18

WBC #2

 

 More Luftwaffe warriors stressing unusual camouflage schemes and variants. Great shots of “wonder weapons” including Me 262, He 162, Do 335. New photos of Gunther Rall’s Bf 109F. For modelers: Ju 87 fitted with 37mm tank busters. Eight Tullis color profiles. AUTOGRAPHED

 

$18

WBC #3

 

Rare photos of Fw 190 from KG(J)27 plus Tullis color profiles.

 

$18

WBC #4

 

Unusual views of Bf 109K plus night-fighters and Luftwaffe transports. Higgins color profiles.

 

$18

WBC #5

 

Rare photos of Martin Drewes’ Bf 110G-4 plus photos that would be great for model dioramas including a He 177 heavily camouflaged with tree branches. Higgins color profiles.

 

$18

WBC #6

 

 Rare Mimetall-built Fw 190A-9 plus a variety of Ju 88s. Higgins color profiles.

 

$18

WBC #7

 

Discovery of new Erich Hartmann Bf 109G-6 photos. Massive Luftwaffe aircraft graveyards. Captured B-17. Tullis color profiles. AUTOGRAPHED

 

$19

WBC #8

 

Interesting early Bf 109Es. Unusual Ju 87 Stukas. Color profiles.

 

$19

WBC #9

 

German jets including Me 262, Ar 234, He 162, Junkers Ef 126, and Komet rocket plane. Tullis color profiles.

 

$19

WBC #10

 

 Focke-Wulf Fw 200, Arado Ar 232, Junkers Ju 288V-2. Tullis color profiles.

 

$20

WBC SPECIAL #1

 

This issue is devoted to rare photographs of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Tullis color profiles.

 

$24

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