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America’s Army and Air Force Airplanes:
Post-WWI to the Present
Francis H. Dean. A
pictorial overview of the progress of American
military airplane design from approximately the
end of WWI to the present time. Includes attack,
pursuit or fighter, cargo, trainer, and other models
via a series of type sections. Illustrations and text
portray in quite dramatic fashion the advances in
U.S.militaryplanedesignover theperiod, including
progress from “stick and wire” craft to the latest
sleek turbine powered types.
The Bats: The History of Iowa’s Air National
Guard 174th Squadron from Fighter to
Garry R. Pape. The Iowa Air National
Guard’s 174th Air Refueling Squadron was
organized in 1946 as a P-51 fighter squadron.
Over the years it flew many fighter-type aircraft.
Called to active duty during the Korean and
Vietnam Wars as well as protecting Air Force
One on 9/11, the squadron accomplished its
missions outstandingly.
Size:8.5”x11”•340color/bw images•216pp.
America’s Navy andMarine Corps Airplanes:
Post WWI to the Present
Francis H. Dean. A
detailed pictorial review of U.S. Navy airplanes
from the end of WWI to the present day. All
mission types are covered, including fighters,
scout dive and torpedo bombers, patrol planes,
utility planes, and trainers. Many variants of
basic types are shown with photos and data
from informative captions. An introduction is
provided for each mission category.
Warbirds of the Sea: A History of Aircraft
Carriers & Carrier-Based Aircraft
Walter A.
Musciano. Covers the history and combat career
of aircraft carriers and shipboard aircraft from
their conception into the future.
Tip of the Spear: U.S. Navy Carrier Units
and Operations 1974-2000
Rick Morgan.
A detailed tabular review of U.S. carriers and
squadrons between the end of Vietnam and the
start of the newmillennium. Each chapter contains
data that details every major carrier deployment
covered. Each ship, wing and squadron that
operated during the period is included as well
as short narrative. Combat and near-combat
operations are covered with specific emphasis
placed on units involved and victories/losses in
each engagement.
Birds of Prey: Aircraft, Nose Art &Mission
Markings of Operation Desert Shield/
David F. Brown. The most complete
photo study available of the air war in the Gulf,
and covers every unit that participated including
French, Italian, British, and Saudi. Photos of
USAF, ANG, Navy and Marine Corps, and SAC:
F-15s, A-10s, B-52s, F-16s, F-14s, F-111s, F-117
Stealth, C-5s, KC-10s, C-141s, C-13s, KC-135s,
and many others.
Painted Ladies: Modern Military Aircraft
Nose Art & Unusual Markings
Randy Walker.
As in Walkers’ previous book cartoons and sexy
ladies have returned. Names like “Memphis
Belle”, “Chow Hound” and “Maid in the USA”,
that once went to war on B-17s and B-24s are
now carried by B-52s and FB-111s, as well as
many other modem aircraft.
More Painted Ladies: Modern Military
Aircraft Nose Art & Unusual Markings
Randy Walker. Additional nose art and unusual
markings as seen on today’s B-52s, B-1Bs, FB-
111s, F-16s, F-4s, and many others, including
Desert Storm markings.
Allied Aircraft Art: Nose Art, Paint
Schemes & Unusual Markings on Aircraft
from Korea to Desert Storm
Campbell &
Campbell. This book is a tour through modern
aircraft paint schemes and markings, with its
shark’s teeth, heavy metal magic, and racy ladies.
A full color look at nose-art, paint schemes,
and unusual markings on fighter, bomber, and
transport aircraft from Korea to Desert Storm.
Adversary: America’s Aggressor Fighter
Llinares & Lloyd. Adversary takes
an inside look at the dedicated adversary tactics
units within the USAF, Navy and Marine Corps.
Every unit in this highly specialized group, from
the Navy’s well known TOPGUN program to the
USAF’s elite 414th Combat Training Squadron is
reviewed. Marine Corps Sniper squadron and
Navy reserve units are also covered.
Warfighters: A History of the USAF Weap-
ons School and the 57th Wing
Llinares &
Lloyd. Warfighters takes a first-hand look at
how the USAF creates its most elite, highly
trained aircrews, and provides an inside look
at the USAF Weapons School at Nellis Air Force
Base, Nevada, one of the Air Force’s most highly
classified programs.
Warfighters 2: The Story of the U.S. Ma-
rine Corps Aviation Weapons and Tactics
Squadron One (MAWTS-1)
Llinares & Lloyd
Second installment in the Warfighters series
provides an in-depth look at the USMC aviation
organization and its specialized training unit,
the Marine Weapons and Tactics Squadron
One (MAWTS-1). Every aircraft operated by the
Marines is examined through words and pictures.
U.S. Army Aircraft Since 1947: An Illus-
trated History
Stephen Harding. This is the
only comprehensive guide to the 124 aircraft
and experimental flying machines used by the
United States Army since 1947. The definitive
reference source on its subject.
U.S. Army Aviation Color Schemes and
Markings 1942 - to the Present
Lundh. This book focuses exclusively on how
Army Aviation’s aircraft have been painted and
marked during nearly sixty years of service.
Official changes in exterior schemes, interior
colors, and all forms of markings are covered.
Edwards Air Force Base - Open House at
the USAF Flight Test Center 1957-1966:
A Photo Chronicle of Aircraft Displayed
Robert D. Archer. The USAF Flight Test Center
at Edwards AFB has long been one of the most
interesting test sites in the world. This pictorial
history covers all of the aircraft shown publicly
between 1957-66, with a chapter for each year
listing all of the aircraft shown.
Tilt Rotor Aircraft: An Illustrated History
Alexander Lüdeke. This book describes the
fascinating genre of tilt rotor airplanes. Since
the first helicopters flew, attempts have been
made to create a link between the mobility of
the rotorcraft and the speed of the winged
airplane. At first these attempts failed simply
because of constructive difficulties. Progressive
development in the past decades created new
possibilities, and led to the current V-22 “Osprey.”
The Curtiss X-Planes: Curtiss-Wright’s
VTOL Effort 1958-65
FrancisH.Dean.A lavishly
illustrated story of Curtiss Wright Corporation’s
50s-60s efforts in developing a vertical takeoff
(VTOL)aircraft.Theauthor,an insiderwhoheaded
preliminary design work, gives a brief history of
that spawned the program, then follows with
the development details of the X-100 concept
Secret Aerospace Projects of the
U.S. Navy: The Incredible Attack
Aircraft of the USS United States,
Jared A. Zichek. Some of
the most radical attack aircraft ever
designed to operate from an aircraft
carrier were developed in 1948 for the
USS United States, which was to have
been the core of the Navy’s nascent stra-
tegic nuclear bombardment capability.
Air Launch! A Pictorial History of Airborne
Weapons: Holder & Vadnais.
This book ex-
amines thehistoryofairborne-launchedweapons
and a number of variations. Each weapon is
given a brief developmental description and
a summary of who has implemented it, and
includes cross-references to other countries'
similar platforms.
Size: 8.5"x11" • 200 color/bwr photos • 96pp.
Firepower: A History of the Aircraft Gun
Vadnais & Holder. This book covers the history of
aircraft armament from the early days of WWI
when aviators fired hand-held weapons at each
other, through the airborne gun advancements
during WWII, and finally up to the modern
Gatling Guns.
Nuclear Weapons of the United States:
An Illustrated History
James N. Gibson.
This new book covers every nuclear delivery
system the United States ever deployed. With
few exceptions, each weapon and system is
illustrated by either color or bw photos. Each
weapon also comes with specifications and a
history of its development, deployment and
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