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WWII AVIATION: U.S. GENERAL AND AIRCRAFT HISTORIES
Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United
States Navy 1910-49
William T. Larkins. From
the 1920s through WWII, aircraft operating from
catapults were used for spotting gunfire and
scouting ahead of the fleet. Flying these planes
was unique and the dramatic launching and
recovery operations are also covered.
Size:8.5”x11”•400bwphotos•272pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0088-1•hard•$49.95
The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992
William T.
Larkins. Larkins’ book is the most complete in-
formation available on the Ford Tri-Motor, and
includes information on design, construction,
model designations, a cross-indexing of U.S. and
foreign registrations, a cross-index to military Ford
Tri-Motors, accident summaries, Ford factory
employees and Ford Tri-Motor pilot listing.
Size: 8.5”x11” • 520 bw photos • 320pp.ISBN:
0-88740-416-2•hard•$49.95
Wet Wings & Drop Tanks: Recollections
of American Transcontinental Air Racing
1928-70
Birch J. Matthews. Many of the per-
sonalities, pilots, and aircraft involved in major
transcontinental races across the U.S., 1928-1970.
Cross-country unlimited class events – including
non-stop air derbies of the late 1920s to modern
Reno Harolds Club Trophy to 1970 – produced
some of the most exciting tournaments on record.
Size:8.5”x11”•250color/bwphotos•272pp.
ISBN:0-88740-530-4•hard•$45.00
Aircraft of the ChacoWar 1928-35
Hagedorn
& Sapienza. More than 150 never before published
illustrations, complemented by an exhaustively
researched text, document the little-known air
war between Bolivia and Paraguay during the
late 1920s and early 1930s. Includes full details
of all aircraft types employed by both combatants,
including acquisition, operations, and markings.
Size: 8.5”x11” • 150 bw photos • 144pp.ISBN:
0-7643-0146-2•hard•$45.00
Soviet Airmen in the Spanish Civil War: 1936-
1939
. Paul Whelan. Between September 1936 and
February 1939, the Soviet Union aided the Spanish
Republic in its civil war against the forces of General
Franco and his Fascist and Nazi covert allies. The
Soviets not only supplied the war materials need to
fight this war, but also approximately 3,000 people
from its military and merchant marine. 772 were from
the air force and of these 100 were lost.
Size:7”x10”•568 images•320pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4633-0•hardcover•$49.99
WWII AVIATION
U.S. GENERAL AND AIRCRAFT HISTORIES
The Doolittle Raid
Carroll V. Glines. It was the biggest
gamble of WWII, but Doolittle’s legendary bombing raid
on Tokyo gave America the morale boost it needed in
the wake of Pearl Harbor. This is the full story as told
by the Doolittle Raiders’ official historian.
Size:6”x9”•35bwphotos•272pp.
ISBN:978-0-88740-347-7•hard•$29.99
Attack on Yamamoto
Carroll V. Glines. Here is the
dramatic story of the American mission to shoot Japan’s
greatest admiral out of the sky, told by the award-win-
ning author of
The Doolittle Raid.
On April 18, 1943,
against overwhelming odds, Yamamoto’s plane was
shot down. This updated edition contains the official
1993 Air Force decision on this mission.
Size:6”x9”•18bwphotos•240pp.
ISBN:0-88740-509-6•hard•$19.95
America’s Hundred Thousand: U.S. Pro-
duction Fighters of WWII
Francis H. Dean.
The eleven U.S. fighter aircraft types produced
just before and during WWII. A comprehensive
week-to-weekandmonth-to-monthchronologyof
developmentandwartimecombatoperational life
foreachfighter isprovided.Concludeswithcompar-
isonsofprogrammilestones,aircraftdrag,power
availableatvariousaltitudes,speed,climb,rolling
andturning,acceleration,anddivingperformance.
Size:8.5”x11”•1000bwphotos•608pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0072-5•hard•$59.95
Watson’s Whizzers: Operation Lusty and
the Race for Nazi Aviation Technology
Wolfgang W.E. Samuel. Watson’s Whizzers is
the complex story of the meticulously planned
and executed disarmament of the Luftwaffe
after its defeat in the spring of 1945, and the
retrieval and transfer to the United States of
Germany’s advanced aeronautical technology
and world-class scientists.
Size:8.5”x11”•120bwphotos•208pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3517-4•soft•$39.99
Cobra! The Bell Aircraft Corporation 1934-
46
Birch Matthews. The history of Bell Aircraft
Corporation and their piston engine fighters built
during the Great Depression and through WWII.
While the story centers on techincal aspects of
the various fighters, significant attention is also
devoted to those key individuals who conceived,
built and flew these innovative designs.
Size:8.5”x11”•700color/bwphotos•432pp.
ISBN:0-88740-911-3•hard•$59.95
Vee’s For Victory! The Story of the Allison
V-1710 Aircraft Engine 1929-48
Daniel D.
Whitney. Over 60 percent of U.S. Army fighters
duringWWIIwerepoweredby theAllisonV-1710
engine. It was a strong and reliable power plant
that powered the pre-war generation of 400
mph Army pursuits, and the majority of Army
combat fighters on through WWII.
Size:8.5”x11”•400photos•472pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0561-1•hard•$59.95
The Amazing Gooney Bird: The Saga of
the Legendary DC-3/C-47
Carroll V. Glines.
The DC-3/C-47 has surpassed all other aircraft
ever built in faithful service, dependability and
achievement. This is the story of its conception,
design and amazing life in war and peace.
Size:8.5”x11”•200bwphotos•192pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0064-4•hard•$45.00
Those Legendary Piper Cubs: Their Role
in War and Peace
Carroll V. Glines. A history
of the world-famous Piper light planes, from
their origin as a brainchild of Clarence G. Taylor
through the series of fabric-covered, high-wing,
single-engine descendants that preserved the
aircraft’s general profile.
Size:8.5”x11”•250color/bwphotos•176pp.
ISBN:0-7643-2159-5•hard•$45.00
Memphis Belle: Biography of a B-17 Flying
Fortress
Brent William Perkins. The “Memphis
Belle” led a blazing trail of invincibility through
the flak and fighter-filled skies over the Third
Reich during WWII. Here you will read its fab-
ulous story, from bullets to bandages, freezing
skies, round engines, and the love that made a
B-17 Flying Fortress legend.
Size:8.5”x11”•300bwphotos•224pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1499-8•hard•$45.00
Douglas B-18 Bolo: The Ultimate Look -
from Drawing Board to U-Boat Hunter
William Wolf. Wolf describes the little known
Bolo that was America’s most numerous front
line bomber at the time of Pearl Harbor. This
book is the first ever on the subject and gives the
reader the definitive description and appraisal of
this neglected bomber’s development, testing,
manufacture, and combat experience.
Size:8.5”x11”•260color/bwphotos•216pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2581-6•hard•$59.95
North American B-25 Mitchell - The Ul-
timate Look: from Drawing Board to
Flying Arsenal
WilliamWolf. Wolf presents a
comprehensive, meticulously researched volume
describing the celebrated WWII B-25 Mitchell.
The reader is given an inclusive description
and appraisal of the bomber’s development,
testing, manufacture; and every aspect of the
aircraft, its equipment, and crew is described
and illustrated in detail.
Size:8.5”x11”•500color/bwphotos•480pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2930-2•hard•$69.95
Martin B-26Marauder: The Ultimate Look:
From Drawing Board to Widow Maker
Vindicated.
William Wolf. Material from the
massive document and photo collections of the
Marauder Archives at Akron and Tucson, and the
AirForcecollectionatNMUSAF;MartinCompany
design and production information, flight and
test evaluations, along with original Company
Flight, Parts, and Maintenance Manuals; and
rare archival microfilm of original material.
Size:8.5”x11”•900color/bwphotos•Index•512pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4741-2•hard•$79.99
Consolidated B-32 Dominator: The Ulti-
mate Look from Drawing Board to Scra-
pyard
WilliamWolf. The definitive description
and appraisal of the neglected B-32 bomber’s
development, testing, manufacture, and combat
experience.
Size:8.5”x11”•400bwphotos•272pp.
ISBN:0-7643-2451-9•hard•$49.95
U.S. Aerial Armament in WWII: The Ul-
timate Look - Vol.1: Guns, Ammunition,
and Turrets
William Wolf. Among the topics
covered are aerial machine guns and cannon;
ammunition; gunsights; gun cameras; search
radar and radar gunsights; an extensive section
on the development, installation, and description
of the numerous bomber turret and non-turret
gun positions; fighter aircraft armament; etc.
Size:8.5”x11”•520bwphotos•400pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3235-7•hard•$69.99
U.S. Aerial Armament inWWII: The Ultimate
Look - Vol.2: Bombs, Bombsights, and
Bombing
WilliamWolf. Covers the development
of bombs and bombing theory and strategy;
conventional bombs and fuses; bomb handling
and release and control mechanisms; conventional
and radar bombsights; the bombardier; bombing
missions described; bombing tactics; effects of
bombs; misc. ordnance.
Size:8.5”x11”•500color/bwphotos•320pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3524-2•hard•$69.99
U.S. Aerial Armament in WWII - The Ulti-
mate Look Vol.3: Air Launched Rockets,
Mines, Torpedoes, Guided Missiles and
Secret Weapons
WilliamWolf. Covers: Rockets,
Napalm, Torpedoes, Depth Charges, Aerial Mines,
GT-1 Glide Pattern Torpedo, Speedee Bomb,
Hydrobomb, Disney Rocket-Assisted Bomb, Very
Heavy Conventional Bombs, Atomic Bomb, Poison
Gas and Biological Bombs, Leaflets, Animal
Aerial Weapons; guided missiles, Drones, and
many others.
Size:8.5”x11”•500color/bwphotos•336pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3658-4•hard•$69.99
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