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U.S. AVIATION POST WWII • JET AGE AVIATION, 1950S TO PRESENT: U.S.
Wings of Air America: A Photo History
Terry
Love. Run by the CIA, it operated secret missions,
publicly flew scheduled routes, and, at its peak,
Air America had the largest commercial fleet in
the world! Unsung, unheralded, but always brave,
courageous, and dedicated, they lived and died
with Air America’s motto: Anything, Anywhere,
Anytime – Professionally.
Size:8.5”x11”•210color/bwphotos•104pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0619-7•soft•$19.95
Loach! The Story of the H-6/Model 500
Helicopter
Wayne Mutza. In the scout role
in Vietnam, OH-6As and their aircrew became
legends for their high-risk work in the low-level
environment. Mutza presents the small, dynamic
helicopter’s story in this well-written, superbly
detailed, and lavishly illustrated volume. Much
of the OH-6A’s combat record in Vietnam is told
in firsthand accounts.
Size:8.5”x11”•300color/bwphotos•144pp.
ISBN:0-7643-2343-1•soft•$29.95
Sikorsky H-34: An Illustrated History
Len-
nart Lundh. Originally designed in 1952 as an
anti-submarine warfare platform for the U.S.
Navy, almost 2000 Sikorsky H-34s have served
on every continent with the armed forces of 25
countries. This is the most detailed account of
the H-34 published.
Size:8.5”x11”•350color/bwphotos•152pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0522-0•soft•$24.95
Kaman H-43: An Illustrated History
Wayne
Mutza. Having spent much of its quarter century
of military service in the shadows of more glam-
orous aircraft, the tough, hard-working H-43
is brought to the forefront in this long overdue
account. The complete details of the helicop-
ter’s colorful past, which have long remained
in obscurity, are presented for the first time.
Size:8.5”x11”•250color/bwphotos•112pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0529-8•soft•$19.95
Sikorsky HH-52A: An Illustrated History
Lennart Lundh. Covered are design details,
international service, licensed production by
Mitsubishi, and the story of the “Seaguard’s”
use by the U.S. Coast Guard. A record of each
airframe’s history is included, as are photos
of most of the S-62As, S-62Js, and HH-52As
produced.
Size:8.5”x11”•350color/bwphotos•152pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1782-2•soft•$35.00
Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air
Force 20th Special Operations Squadron
Wayne Mutza.A fascinating, detailed account,
lookingdeep insidethisextraordinary, little-known,
but very special unit of the USAF. Published here
for the first time is the colorful history of the men
and their helicopters that made their living with
the legendary SOG teams of the Army Special
Forces. From secret cross-border missions during
the VietnamWar to current operations.
Size:8.5”x11”•200color/bwphotos•136pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2779-7•hard•$35.00
The Flying Wings of Jack Northrop
Pape & Campbell. An in-depth study
covering Northrop’s quest for a clean
flying machine. Covered are: initial N-1M
project, the N-9M, XP-56, through the
B-35 project, B-49 project, and the huge
bombers planned only on the drawing
board.
Size:11”x8.5”•118bwphotos•80pp.
ISBN:978-0-88740-597-6•soft•$19.99
JETAGEAVIATION, 1950STOPRESENT
UNITED STATES
Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star: A Photo
Chronicle
David R. McLaren. The Lockheed
P-80/F-80 Shooting Star was the first American
operational jet fighter. This book chronicles the
development and early trials of the aircraft during
Lockheed’s groundbreaking attempts to create a
viable jet fighter. Detailed analysis of the Shooting
Star’s combat record in Korea shows why the F-80
flew more combat missions than any aircraft in
the war theater.
Size:8.5”x11”•400color/bwphotos•184pp.
ISBN:0-88740-907-5•soft•$24.95
Republic F-84 Thunderjet, Thunderstreak,
& Thunderflash: A Photo Chronicle
David
R. McLaren. The F-84 performed its unheralded
role in a true yeoman fashion, and fought the
air-to-mud role as a fighter-bomber in Korea – as
well as in interceptor, and photo-recon roles. It
was also the first jet fighter to be operationally
capable of air refueling, and it was the first to
be able to deliver a nuclear weapon.
Size:8.5”x11”•450color/bwphotos•208pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0444-5•soft•$29.95
North American F-86F Sabre: The
Birth of aModern Air Force
Gonzalo
Ávila and Roberto Yáñez.
The XP-86F
took to the skies for the first time in
October 1947. Essentially it was the
result of incorporating swept wings
into North American Aviation’s design
for the NA-140. This is a detailed look
at the Sabre and its use by the Spanish
Air Force over its lifetime.
Size:11”x8.5”•104color/bw images•56pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4758-0•soft•$19.99
F-86D & TF-86D Flight Handbook
. Facsimile
reprint of the orignial flight handbook for the
F-86D and TF-86D.
Size:8.5”x11”•100bw images•304pp.
ISBN:0-88740-822-2•soft•$24.95
Northrop F-89 Scorpion: A Photo Chronicle
Isham & McLaren. Detailed developmental and
operational history of the first USAF dedicated
all-weather, jet-powered interceptor. It also
features the colorful paint schemes applied to
F-89s, which should appeal to both modelers
and historians.
Size:8.5”x11”•200color/bwphotos•128pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0065-2•soft•$24.95
Lockheed F-94 Starfire: A Photo Chronicle
McLaren & Isham. The first U.S. night/all-weather
fighter aircraft, the F-94 Starfire is chronicled
from its design and manufacture, to its use by Air
Defense Command, Continental Air Command,
Air National Guard and various research programs.
Size:8.5”x11”•220color/bwphotos•128pp.
ISBN:0-88740-451-0•soft•$19.95
The F-101 Voodoo: An Illustrated History
of McDonnell's Heavyweight Fighter
Ronald Easley. The McDonnell “Voodoo” first
flew in 1948 as an escort for the B-36. By the
early-1950s, it was recast as a fighter-bomb-
er of unimaginable firepower: the F-101A. In
strike, reconnaissance, and interceptor roles,
the Voodoo served into the twilight of the Cold
War. This new work is based on many recently
declassified documents.
Size:8.5”x11”•333color/bwphotos•288pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4799-3•hard•$59.95
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Wayne Mutza.
Chronicled is the Convair F-102’s unsteady course
through history, from its inception to present-day
survivors. Presented for the first time are the
fascinating details surrounding the F-102 in the air
defense role, special projects, its unconventional
use during the war in Southeast Asia, service with
foreign air arms, and the ANG.
Size:8.5”x11”•530color/bwphotos•192pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1062-3•soft•$29.95
The Republic F-105 Thunderchief: Wing and
Squadron Histories
James Geer. This book is a
comprehensive history of the wings and squadrons
that operated the Republic F-105 Thunderchief.
Detailed histories are provided for all TAC, USAFE,
and PACAF units that flew the aircraft, as well as
for Air Force Reserve and Air Guard users. With
particular emphasis placed on operations in the
Vietnam War, this work contains a wealth of
information previously untold.
Size:8.5”x11”•800color/bwphotos•352pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1668-0•hard•$69.95
Roll Call THUD: A Photographic Record of
the Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Campbell
& Hill. This book is a detailed compendium of
each F-105 built. Information is included as to
where each plane served, who flew it, and the
ultimate fate of each Thud. Contains photos of
different serial numbers, including the two F-105s
that were flown on Medal of Honor missions.
Size:9”x12”•700color/bwphotos•176pp.
ISBN:0-7643-0062-8•hard•$59.95
The Century Series: The USAF Quest for
Air Supremacy, 1950-1960 - F-100 • F-101
• F-102 • F-104 • F-105 • F-106
Ted Spitz-
miller. This is the history of fighter aircraft that
transitioned the United States Air Force into the
supersonic era. By 1952, fighter designations that
started with the Curtiss P-1 in 1923, reached the
century mark with the North American F-100 –
thus the term Century Series. The Century Series
story is also one that moves past their initial
operational period and into the war in Vietnam.
Size:8.5”x11”•200bwphotos•232pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4038-3•hard•$59.99
Flight Handbook F9F-6, -6P
. Facsimile reprint
of the original flight handbook for the F9F-6
and -6P.
Size:8.5”x11”•100bw images•192pp.
ISBN:0-88740-778-1•soft•$19.95
Vought F7U Cutlass: A Developmental His-
tory
TomGardner. The Vought F7U Cutlass would
be host to the following first time achievements
for any naval aircraft: the first swept wing jet
propelled fighter to operate from a carrier deck;
the first to use an all-hydraulic irreversible flight
control system; first tailless U.S. Naval jet fighter;
first to incorporate a fully steerable nose wheel;
first near sonic fighter.
Size:8.5”x11”•250color/bwphotos•256pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3529-7•hard•$59.99
M c D o n n e l l - D o u g l a s
F - 4 C / R F - 4 C P h a n t o m I I
Ávila Gonzalo and Roberto Yáñez. This
book is a concise, illustrated history of
the legendary McDonnell Douglas F-4C,
and RF-4C Phantom II. Covered are its
technical developments, markings, and
use by Spanish forces.
Size:11”x8.5”•74color/bwphotos•48pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4371-1•soft•$14.99
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