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U.S. Aerial Armament in World War II: The Ultimate Look - Vol.2: Bombs, Bombsights, and Bombing
Stock #: KB10163
Author: William Wolf

List Price: $69.99
Karen's Price: $63.99

ollowing his previous "Ultimate Look" volumes on the B-29, B-32, B-18, and B-25, and volume one in the series on guns, ammunition, and turrets, Wolf continues his definitive history of U.S. aerial armament in World War II. Drawing from his extensive library, microfilm archives, and technical manuals Wolf covers the development of Bombs and Bombing Theory and Strategy; an extensive chapter on Conventional Bombs and Fuses; Bomb Handling and Release and Control Mechanisms; an extensive chapter on Conventional and Radar Bombsights; The Bombardier; Bombing Missions Described; Bombing Tactics; Effects of Bombs; Miscellaneous Ordnance. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Aerial Armament in World War II: The Ultimate Look Volume 1: Guns, Ammunition, and Turrets
Stock #: 80039
Author: William Wolf

List Price: $69.99
Karen's Price: $59.95

This is the definitive book on U.S. aerial armament in World War II. Covers aerial machine guns and cannon; a discussion of the machine gun vs. cannon controversy, ammunition; gunsights; gun cameras; search radar and radar gunsights; Central Fire Control systems and remote sighting; an extensive section on the development, installation, and description of the numerous bomber turret and non-turret gun positions; fighter aircraft armament; gunnery training; bomber and fighter air-to-air and strafing gunnery tactics; fighter and bomber gunnery “aces;” and a survey of the armament installations on all World War II U.S. fighters and bombers. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Air Force Aviation: A Military Photo Logbook, Vol. 1
Stock #: KB10078
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins

List Price: $22.95
Karen's Price: $20.95

This book is the first in a new series of photo scrapbooks using images taken by Air Force photographers with unparalleled access to facilities and aircraft around the world. U.S. Air Force Aviation: A Military Photo Logbook, Volume 1 documents all aspects of Air Force operations in peace and war with photos taken in the air and at bases worldwide. This volume includes combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, humanitarian missions around the world, Red Flag and other training exercises, aerial refueling, aircraft and weapons testing, and maintenance operations. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Air Force Interceptors
Stock #: KB10079
Author: Marty Isham

List Price: $24.95
Karen's Price: $22.95

Following the successful format of previous Specialty Press Military Photo Logbooks, this book offers readers an excellent photo compilation of all the great USAF Air Defense Command interceptors from the entire Cold War era. Colorful and unique mission-support airplanes such as the C-124, EB-57, EC-121 Constellation, and T-33 are included as well as the famed next-generation “Century Series” supersonic Air Force interceptors such as the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo, Convair's F-102 Delta Dagger and F-106 Delta Dart twins, and the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Army Aircraft Since 1947: An Illustrated History
Stock #: KB10428
Author: Stephen Harding

List Price: $45.00
Karen's Price: $41.00

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. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Army Aviation Color Schemes and Markings 1942-to the Present
Stock #: KB10429
Author: Lennart Lundh

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

Relying on scores of primary source documents, U.S. Army Aviation Color Schemes and Markings, 1942-to the Present 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. Exceptions to "the rules" are also discussed. Of additional interest to the historian and enthusiast will be the wealth of material covering unofficial camouflage patterns, personal markings, and demonstration team aircraft. Complementing the text is a superb visual survey of Army Aviation color schemes and markings. This is comprised of over six hundred photos and drawings taken directly from Army manuals, manufacturers' files, private collections, and the archives of the Army and Air Force. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Experimental & Prototype Aircraft Projects: Fighters 1939-1945
Stock #: KB10081
Author: Bill Norton

List Price: $46.95
Karen's Price: $42.95

America's military aircraft industry was forced to grow at an incredible pace during World War II. This book focuses on those American fighter projects of WWII that never reached combat forces, or only in a very limited manner. The book illuminates little known or minimally documented aircraft and projects that significantly advanced fighter design but never went into full-rate production and deployment. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Naval Air Superiority: Development of Shipborne Jet Fighters 1943-1962
Stock #: KB10082
Author: Tommy H. Thomason

List Price: $46.95
Karen's Price: $42.95

As World War II came to a close, piston-powered fighter aircraft were at their zenith, and Navy fighters, such as the Grumman F6F Hellcat and Vought Corsair, dominated the skies over the Pacific. Naval Air Superiority examines the Navy’s internal struggle to adapt the jet engine to its style of warfare as well as the development and evolution of carrier-borne fighters and their airframes and engines, from the closing days of World War II through Vietnam. For the first time, U.S. Naval Air Superiority profiles the turbulent design and development stage of the Navy’s carrier-based jet fighter program. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Naval Aviation: A Military Photo Logbook, Vol. 1
Stock #: KB10083
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins

List Price: $22.95
Karen's Price: $20.95

U.S. Naval Aviation: A Military Photo Logbook, Volume 1 is the first in a series of photo scrapbooks using images taken by Navy photographers with unparalleled access to facilities and aircraft around the world. This book covers U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aircraft. This volume includes combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, humanitarian missions around the world, training exercises with other nations, aerial refueling, aircraft and weapons testing, and maintenance operations. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Navy PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator Squadrons in Great Britain during World War II
Stock #: KB10238
Author: Alan C. Carey

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

Alan Carey's new book, his fifth on USN and USMC bomber units of the Second World War, is the story of U.S. Navy Fleet Air Wing Seven (FAW-7) and the men who flew the Navy version of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber out of Dunkeswell and Upottery, England during World War II. Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator squadrons were unlike their counterparts in the U.S. Army's 8th Air Force, who battled their way through thick flak and swarms of German fighters while flying to and from targets in continental Europe. The job of U.S. Navy PB4Y-1 Liberator aircrews was to keep German U-boats from successfully operating in the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel by going out day after day, often in miserable weather conditions, on unrelenting search and destroy missions. During the war, FAW-7 Liberators were responsible for the sinking of five U-boats and damaging many more. more»

Subject: Aviation


U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft
Stock #: KB10138
Author: William T. Larkins

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $36.95

More than thirty years after their first publication, William T. Larkins's illustrated surveys of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft remain two of the most valuable books about these airplanes ever written. With over 1,000 photographs combined, they remain the definitive record of the formative years for Navy and Marine Corps aviation. Larkins's emphasis throughout is on squadron use, experimental and one-of-a-kind types, insignia, colors and marking schemes, technical innovations, and the service duty and tactical deployment of the various aircraft. more»

Subject: Aviation


USAAF Aircraft Markings & Camouflage 1941-1947
Stock #: 80028
Author: Robert D. Archer & Victor G. Archer

List Price: $79.95
Karen's Price: $72.95

Compiled from official source documents this book covers the entire period of the USAAF, pre-war and post-war, and throughout World War II, up to the formation of the independent U.S. Air Force in 1947. Described are many hitherto unknown facts about the USAAF involvement in the worldwide war theaters. The book covers the subject in chronological order, with chapters covering 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 1945-1947. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


USAF F-15 Eagles: Units, Colors & Markings
Stock #: KB10373
Author: Don Logan

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

After twenty-five years of service with the USAF, the F-15 is still the most effective air superiority fighter in the world today. This book chronicles, with over 750 color photos, the story of the F-15A, B, C, D, and E. The book includes F-15 program history, prototype and operational aircraft paint schemes, and unit markings of all USAF and Air National Guard units operating the F-15. A section on USAF F-15 MiG killers in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Allied Force, with photos of all USAF F-15 MiG killers, is included. Over 130 colorful official and unofficial unit patches involving the F-15 are included. The book also includes a description of the aircraft, its systems, and weapons. more»

Subject: Aviation


USAF F-4 and F-105 MiG Killers of the Vietnam War 1965-1973
Stock #: KB10365
Author: Donald J. McCarthy, Jr.

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

Presented here is the most complete photo collection of U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantoms and F-105 Thunderchiefs credited with aerial victories during the Vietnam era. Of the total one hundred-thirteen individual Phantoms and Thunderchiefs credited with aerial victories, the reader will discover photographs of one hundred and six of these historic aircraft. The reader will discover photographs of the only F-4 Phantom to down six MiGs. Accompanying each photograph is detailed information regarding the aircrews, units, call signs of the individual aircraft, primary weapon system used in destruction of the enemy MiG, and a short narrative regarding each air battle. more»

Subject: Aviation


USAF Plus Fifteen: A Photo History 1947-1962
Stock #: KB10412
Author: David W. Menard

List Price: $24.95
Karen's Price: $22.95

Full color photo history of the early USAF covers the great variety of fighters, bombers, transport, helicopters and many other aircraft in use during this period. more»

Subject: Aviation


USAF Prototype Jet Fighters Photo Scrapbook
Stock #: KB10080
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins & Tony R. Landis

List Price: $22.95
Karen's Price: $20.95

The U.S. Air Force began developing jet fighters as World War II came to a close. U.S. Air Force Prototype Jet Fighters details the evolution of these aircraft, using dozens of never-before-published photographs from government archives. more»

Subject: Aviation


Uncommon Valour
Stock #: KB10084
Author: A.G. Goulding

List Price: $7.95
Karen's Price: $6.95

A comprehensive account of Bomber Command's part in the Second World War, together with a personal view of the leadership of the force in those crucial years. more»

Subject: Aviation


United States Naval Aviation 1910-1918
Stock #: KB10137
Author: Noel Shirley

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

United States Naval Aviation 1910-1918 for the first time provides a comprehensive study of the formation and initial deployment of naval aviation in a world war. The book covers not only the subject of naval aircraft, but also describes the activities of the Navy in the field of lighter-than-air craft. Specific information is provided on each of the Naval Air Stations constructed and operated, both domestically as well as in Foreign Service during the War. more»

Subject: Aviation


Unmanned Air Vehicles: An Illustrated Study of UAVs
Stock #: KB10443
Author: Bill Holder

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

Although the prime mission of military UAVs has been reconnaissance and surveillance, there is also consideration for mounting weapons on the vehicles. Surprisingly, just about every type of propulsion system has been considered, and they have used both single and multiple engines, with piston, rotary, turbojet, pulsejet, and rocket engines. more»

Subject: Aviation

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