Above & Beyond 2003
The most exciting aircraft in America's arsenal grace the pages of this calendar. Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Air National Guard units push the envelope in these spectacular, ready-to-frame, full color photographs of an F-16, F/A-18, B-52, A-10 and more. You also get paragraph-length captions, aircraft identification diagrams, aircraft specifications and more. Features the work of famed aviation photographer Rick Llinares. 18"x 11¾" wall calendar.
C-90 Kingair 1/32 Model
The Staggerwing Story
Edward H. Phillips. Based on new documentation from the archives of the Beech Aircraft Corporation, "The Staggerwing Story" takes a fresh, detailed look at development of the legendary Beechcraft Model 17. Traces the Staggerwing's evolution during the 1930s and its service in World War II. Includes the most accurate and comprehensive history of Walter H. Beech and designer Ted Wells yet published. The book features 165 photos, many of which have not been seen before, and detailed scale drawings, approx. 110 pgs., 8½"x 11", sfbd.
The Lockheed Constellation
Probably the most elegant and successful four-engine piston airliner, the "Connie's" design was aimed squarely at the commercial market. However, the first flight took place in 1943 and with its high speed and long range, the Connie was soon pressed into military service. Here is the well-written and highly illustrated story of this classic aircraft in all its forms, both military and civil. 176 pgs., 120 B&W and 30 color photos and illustrations, 7"x 10", sfbd.
Vulcan, Boeing B-47 & B-52 Wilson
This book looks at the three major western bombers of the Cold War era - the Avro Vulcan, Boeing B-47 Stratojet and Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. Each one played a significant role in the "cat and mouse" nuclear deterrent age while two of them went on to achieve battle honors in more conventional conflicts. Only the seemingly ageless B-52 remains in service today. 160 pgs., 230 color and B&W photos plus 3-views and color profiles. 8 ¼" x 10 ¾", sfbd.
Stearman: A Pictorial History
Avis & Bowman. From crop-dusting and banner-towing to todays great airshow specials, Stearman aircraft conjure up a 1930s flavor wherever they appear. This detailed company history is filled with superb color photos that capture the true flavor of these remarkable machines. 152 pgs., 175 photos, 8¼"x 10½", hdbd.
Stratojet: The B-47 Story
The Boeing B-47 Stratojet served the USAF Strategic Air Command from 1951 to 1967. Witness this outstanding aircraft and its early design history, crew training and introduction into squadron service. Learn what it was to be a Stratojet pilot in Americas first swept wing, all jet, front-line bomber. 60 min.
Piper J-3 Cub 1/48 Kit
This plastic replica of the much-loved aircraft can be built with either the famous yellow paint scheme or with the military's olive green. Decals included; assembly required and an 8¾" wingspan when complete.
Conquerors of the Air
The Story of the Flying Fortress in Combat Three great WWII documentaries. Running time 1:12 Conquest by Air - The 8th Air Force Bombs and strafes occupied Europe. Dramatic aerial footage of B-17 and escort fighters, German gun camera film of Me-109s blasting the Forts. Excellent ground and low level footage! (B&W, 20 min.) Mission Accomplished - The first all American Fortress raid over Europe. Covers the Norden bombsight, loading bombs, briefings, take-off, flak, bombing runs and more. (B&W, 10½ min.) Army Air Force Report - 1943. Gen. H.H. Arnold describes U.S. mobilization, aircraft production, crew training and Army Air Force organization. Each numbered Air Force and its mission dramatized by combat film footage. A great documentary! (B&W, 41 min.)
Beechcraft: Pursuit of Perfection, A History of Beechcraft by Ed Phillips
Authorized, hard-cover update of Beechcraft, Staggerwing to Starship. Every production and experimental Beech airplane ever flown is documented. Complete coverage of all military models UC-43, GB-1, AT-7, AT-11, C-45 and latest propjets. Includes Bonanzas, Barons, King Airs, Starships and Beechjets. 245 photos, three-view and technical specs., plus production listings 1934-1992. 92 pgs., 8½"x 11", hdbd.
Cessna 150 & 152 by Clark
A buyers guide for the 150/152 models covering every aspect... from learning to fly one to their faults and advantages. Covers each model-by-model, specifications, performance data, modifications, ADs, STCs, and changes made through the years, plus care and maintenance. Photos, parts drawings, 262 pgs., 5"x 8", sfbd.
Boeing 737-300/800 Series by Shaw
Though the Boeing 737s original design dates back to the 1960s, it is the models introduced since 1981 that have become the manufacturers bestselling jetliners. This new color history examines design, production and service histories of these 737s. 128 pgs., 125 color and 25 B&W photos, 8¼"x 10½", sfbd.
Flying The Learjet (video)
Video examines the mystique of Bill Lear, and how he made his dream machine come true! Traces development of the original Lear 23 and includes the maiden flight of the Learjet 60. Breathtaking air-to-air sequences and dramatic cockpit footage put you behind the thrust levers for exhilarating take-offs and flight maneuvers guaranteed to push you back in your seat! Its lean, but can be a mean machine with no margin for error. Join a professional crew as they fly a trip with a few curveballs thrown in! 50 min.
Mystery Ship by Ed Phillips
History of the Travel Air Type R racing planes. Designed in secret in 1928, the five Travel Air Type R "Mystery Ships" performed spectacularly in air racing events, often showing up not only their civilian counterparts, but military aircraft as well. Book presents the history of each ship and their colorful pilots Jimmy Doolittle, Frank Hawks, and "Pancho" Barnes. 112 pgs., 135 photos and 3-view drawings. 8½"x 11", sfbd.
Flying the Beech Bonanza by John C. Ecklabar
Ecklabar. Picks up where your handbook leaves off. Flight characteristics, handling, aerodynamics, maneuver-gust envelope, the regime by the numbers, CG considerations, failures and how to cope. Dedicated to improving your skills with a specific airplane. 165 pgs., 85 illustrations, 6"x 9", hdbd.