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R-4360: Pratt & Whitney's Major Miracle
Stock #: 80025
Author: Graham White

List Price: $74.95
Karen's Price: $64.95

Pratt & Whitney's R-4340, or Wasp Major as it was known in the commercial aviation marketplace, was a relatively large engine, displacing 4,360 cubic inches. The R-4360 at one time represented the largest and most sophisticated of its breed in airplane power. Nothing else in the late-1940s marketplace could boast what the R-4360 did at 3,000 to 4,000 horsepower. By the end of the piston engine era, Pratt & Whitney had placed into mass production the largest and most powerful engine ever built in quanity. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


R.G. Smith, The Man and His Art: An Autobiography
Stock #: KB10442
Author: R.G. Smith with Rosario

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $27.95

R.G. Smith began his career as an engineer for Douglas Aircraft Company in the 1930s, and played a key role in the design of many successful tactical airplanes and along the way developed world-class skills as an artist. In this autobiography, "R.G." describes his transition from helping design tactical aircraft to painting them in such compelling and dramatically beautiful fashion that he earned a worldwide reputation as one fo the most skilled and admired aviation artists of all time. This book features over 140 of his best paintings, drawings and sketches, and includes an excellent sampling of his non-aviation art depicting landscape, harbor and other scenes from the far west. more»

Subject: Aviation


Range Unlimited: A History of Aerial Refueling
Stock #: KB10388
Author: Bill Holder & Mike Wallace

List Price: $19.95
Karen's Price: $18.95

Range Unlimited covers the developmental history of aerial refueling, including the United States and other countries, as well as modern advancements and technologies. Also covered are the current aerial refueling model types and configurations used in the world today, as well as a look at what refueling techniques may be applied in the 21st century and beyond. more»

Subject: Aviation


Republic F-84 Thunderjet, Thunderstreak, & Thunderflash: A Photo Chronicle
Stock #: KB10353
Author: David R. McLaren

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $27.95

The Republic Aviation Corporation F-84 series, the Thunderjet, Thunderstreak, and Thunderflash was the United States Air Forces' first Post World War II jet fighter. served as an interceptor, and in photo reconnaissance. It was the first jet fighter to be operationally capable of air refueling, and it was the first to be able to deliver a nuclear weapon. 4300 of the straight-wing F-84s were built, along with 2713 of the swept-wing F-84Fs, and 715 of the reconnaissance RF-84Fs. Almost 8000 unrecognized fighters, of which half of those produced served as a deterrent to enemy forces during the Cold War while being flown by friendly foreign countries. more»

Subject: Aviation


Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Stock #: 80023
Author: Tim Mulina

List Price: $19.99
Karen's Price: $18.99

Includes a brief history plus B&W and color photos of the P47D Thunderbolt. Photos show the left wing, the right wing, the front, powerplant & propeller, left fuselage, canopy, cockpit interior, the right fuselage, and the tail. Spiral bound. more»

Subject: Aviation


Republic's A-10 Thunderbolt II: A Pictorial History
Stock #: KB10383
Author: Don Logan

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $45.95

This book chronicles the story of the A-10, including program history, aircraft paint schemes, all units operating the aircraft and their markings, and selected nose art and ladder door art. Over 100 colorful official and unofficial patches of the units and combat operations involving the A-10 are included. The book also includes a description of the aircraft, its systems, and weapons. more»

Subject: Aviation


Revolution in the Sky
Stock #: KB10140
Author: Richard Sanders Allen

List Price: $37.50
Karen's Price: $34.50

This is the fascinating story of the single-engine Lockheeds flown by Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post and Will Rogers, Amelia Earhart, and Jimmy Doolittle. more»

Subject: Aviation


Ridgewell's Flying Fortresses: The 381st Bombardment Group (H) in World War II
Stock #: KB10221
Author: Ron Mackay

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $54.95

In June 1943 the quiet English countryside around the village of Ridgewell in northwest Essex was transformed by the arrival of the 381st Bomb Group with its B-17 Flying Fortresses. The subsequent battle in the skies over Europe witnessed the 381st, in concert with their fellow-airmen with the "Mighty Eighth", striking 297 times at Hitler's ‘Fortress Europe' and dropping over 22,000 tons of ordnance in the process. The cost to the group was 131 aircraft and over 1200 combat crew missing in action, sustained during the course of a fiercely contested struggle stretching over 1000 days. more»

Subject: Aviation


Rise and Defend: The USAF at Manston 1950-1958
Stock #: KB10061
Author: Duncan Curtis

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $45.95

Taken over by the United States Air Force in 1950 as a direct result of the developing chill of the Cold War, the ex-RAF station at Manston in Kent served as a forward air base from which American aircraft could be rapidly deployed to meet the threat of incoming Soviet bombers, with an intercept area well away from the UK mainland. Manston also served as a base from which USAF forces in Europe could be speedily reinforced and also hosted some of the earliest helicopter-equipped dedicated SAR squadrons around the British coast. The author tells it as it was and the result is a fascinating record of men, machines, and operations out of Manston. more»

Subject: Aviation


Rockwell B-1B: SAC's Last Bomber
Stock #: KB10402
Author: Don Logan

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $45.95

Don Logan's new book covers the complete history of the B-1 Lancer from its inception, through production, and operations with Strategic Air Command. Tables are included which cover B-1 program milestones, communication and navigation equipment, aircraft specifications and performance, production number and serial number list, aircraft camouflage and paint schemes, and Aircraft name/nose art history. An individual history of each of the 104 B-1s manufactured, including photos of each configuration, paint scheme, and nose art to have appeared on the aircraft. more»

Subject: Aviation


Roll Call THUD: A Photographic Record of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Stock #: KB10359
Author: John M. Campbell & Michael Hill

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $54.95

Information is included as to where each plane served, who flew it and the ultimate fate of each THUD. Contains photographs of different serial numbers, including the two F-105s that were flown on Medal of Honor missions. more»

Subject: Aviation


Rolling Thunder
Stock #: KB10062
Author: John Smith

List Price: $26.95
Karen's Price: $24.95

This fully detailed history of the Vietnam air campaign reveals perspectives of airmen as well as politicians. more»

Subject: Aviation


Russian Fighter Aircraft 1920-1941
Stock #: KB10256
Author: Heinz J. Nowarra

List Price: $9.95
Karen's Price: $8.95

This book covers all of the various fighter aircraft designed and employed by Russian forces during the years 1920-1941. more»

Subject: Aviation


Russian Strategic Aviation Today
Stock #: KB10063
Author: Yefim Gordon

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The Russian Air Force's strategic bomber component was inherited from the Soviet Air Force after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Russian Strategic Aviation Today includes a development and design history of the Blackjack, Bear, and Backfire, their armament, unit badges, and insignia of the Russian units operating them. Russian Strategic Aviation Today is a companion volume to Soviet Strategic Aviation In the Cold War, which together present a unique insight into the strategic aircraft of the Soviet and Russian air forces since 1945. more»

Subject: Aviation

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