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Vee's For Victory!
Stock #: KB10153
Author: Daniel D. Whitney

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Over 60 percent of U.S. Army fighters during World War II were powered by the Allison V-1710 engine. Author Whitney's objective was to find, and tell, the true story of the 70,000 V-1710's and the people who built them. Combined with lucid writing and penetrating analysis, Vee's for Victory! recounts Allison's up and down career from Curtiss XP-37, through the XP-58, and GM XP-75 Eagle. more»

Subject: Aviation


Vega Ventura: The Operational Story of Lockheed's Lucky Star
Stock #: KB10177
Author: John C. Stanaway

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Drawn from the files of English, American, New Zealand, Australian and Canadian sources, as well as from veterans, this is the story of Lockheed's Lucky Star-the marvelous Ventura! Fashioned from the Lockheed Model 18 airliner, the Ventura went on to fight on nearly every World War II battlefront as a penetration bomber, anti-submarine patrol aircraft, reconnaissance bomber, and even nightfighter. more»

Subject: Aviation


Victory Roll
Stock #: KB10170
Author: William Wolf

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He was selected from the cream of American youth, with admission standards much more restrictive than any other branch of the military. Well-trained pilots flying superior new fighter aircraft against an enemy, losing its best pilots and unable to afford the luxury of extended training, brought about the inevitable defeat of the Axis air forces. This is their story. more»

Subject: Aviation


Vought F7U Cutlass
Stock #: 80054
Author: Tom Gardner

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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 to use ailavators (elevons) as primary control surfaces; first near sonic fighter. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Aviation


Vulture's Row: Thirty Years in Naval Aviation
Stock #: KB10389
Author: Paul T. Gillcrist

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Told in anecdotal form, Vulture's Row tells a fascinating story about an important period covering nearly one half of the entire history of U.S. naval aviation. "Vulture's Row" is an area dubbed by naval flyers, on the island structure of an aircraft carrier where pilots who aren't flying can overlook carrier launchings and recoveries on the deck below. This new book by acclaimed author Paul Gillcrist is a series of true stories about the U.S. Navy carrier aviation from the perspective of a Navy pilot who spent thirty-three years directly involved in that exciting profession. The book begins with a series of vignettes in the period of the mid-1950s when the U.S. Navy introduced swept wing, jet-powered fighters into the aircraft carrier navy, flying from straight-deck carriers whose flight decks were made of teak wood. The thread of stories follows the author's career in chronological sequence, in various venues throughout the Navy. are accounts from his first carrier deployment to the western Pacific, followed by events as a weapons delivery instructor at the predecessor to TOPGUN in El Centro, California. Some of his experiences as a Navy pilot are recorded in a section about Patuxent River, Maryland, the Navy's test center. Additional episodes include an unforgettable wing-walking flight. flying Japanese Zeros in the movie TORA!TORA!TORA! and the author's subsequent tour of duty in Pentagon conducting proficiency flights from our nation's capital. There are also accounts of combat missions over Vietnam and the author's experiences in both wing commander jobs, flying the F-4 Phantom II and the F-14 Tomcat. more»

Subject: Aviation

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