• Grumman XF5F-1 & XP-50 Skyrocket (Naval Fighters Number Thirty-One)

    The Skyrocket story was originally published in the American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS) Journal in 1989.All of the comic book reading public during the 1940's followed the adventures of "Blackhawk" and his mighty men as they conquered the world of evil. Those of us with a mindbent toward things aeronautical knew that it was not "Superman" o...

    • ASIN: 0942612310

  • Convair PB4Y-2/P4Y-2 Privateer (Naval Fighters Number Ninety-three)

    The Privateer was a heavily armed (6-twin .50 cal. machine gun turrets) four-engine, long range, land-based, patrol bomber developed from the famous B-24/PB4Y-1 Liberator. It was responsible for sinking over 550 Japanese ships and shooting down almost 50 enemy aircraft. It usually operated alone but sometimes with a second Privateer on its missions...

    • ASIN: 0984611460

  • Fighters over the Fleet: Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War

    Fighters Over the Fleet is an account of the parallel evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the ships they sought to defend. This volume concentrates on the three main advocates of carrier warfare: the Royal Navy, the U.S. Navy, and the Imperial Japanese Navy.Because radar was not invented until the mid-1930s, fleet air defense was ...

    • ASIN: 159114616X
    • Brand: US Naval Institute Press

  • Chance Vought V-173/XF5U-1 (Naval Fighters)

    The "Flying Pancake", "Flying Flapjack", "Flying Saucer", and "Zimmer's Skimmer" were all names used to describe Charles H. Zimmerman's unorthodox V-173 and XF5U-1 aircraft. Two other descriptions: the world's fastest and slowest-flying airplane and the world's first vertical takeoff and landing airplane, might have been used to describe the XF5U1 ...

    • ASIN: 0942612213

  • On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier

    What defended the U.S. after the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft Carriers. For seventy years, these ships remained a little understood cornerstone of American power. In his latest book, On Wave and Wing , Barrett Tillman sheds light on the history of ...

    • ASIN: 1621575918
    • Brand: REGNERY HISTORY

  • Grumman F8F Bearcat (Naval Fighters)

    By the last half of World War II, most new US fighter designs were much heavier and more complex than earlier fighters. When planning a replacement for their successful F6F Hellcat carrier fighter, however, Grumman chose to build as lightweight a design as possible around the most reliable large radial engine. The result was the F8F Bearcat, which ...

    • ASIN: 0942612809

  • McDonnell F3H Demon (Naval Fighters Series Vol 12)

    The McDonnell F3H Demon is probably the least remembered modern Naval fighter, even though it was our first true all-weather missile fighter. When the weather prevented the agile F8U, F4D and F11F from flying, the Demon could still be launched. A glamorous plane the Demon was not, primarily due to its lack of performance. The F3H remained underpowe...

    • ASIN: 0942612124

  • Vought F8U-3 Crusader III: Super Crusader (Naval Fighters)

    The Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III was an aircraft developed by Chance Vought as a replacement to the successful F-8 Crusader program and as a competitor to the F-4 Phantom II. Though based in spirit on the F8U-1 and F8U-2, and sharing the older aircraft's designation in the old Navy system, the two aircraft shared few parts....

    • ASIN: 0984611401

  • Vought SB2U Vindicator (Naval Fighters)

    The Vought SB2U Vindicator Scout Bomber was the Navy's second production carrier monoplane to fly after the Douglas TBD and for a time was the fastest aircraft in the Navy's inventory. The extremely clean aircraft was a unique blend of the old stick-and-rudder fabric covered construction and that of the new all-metal monoplanes that followed. About...

    • ASIN: 0999388401

  • Douglas USN A-4E/F Skyhawk (Naval Fighters)

    The A-4 Skyhawk was the workhorse of the Vietnam War. It flew more strike missions than any other Navy aircraft and its losses in combat amounted to 37% of all Navy combat losses. The Navy lost 195 A-4s out of 530 total losses. The next highest losses were in the F-4 community with 75. A-4 losses, especially in the A-4E, were so heavy at times that...

    • ASIN: 0942612515

  • Naval Fighters Number Twenty-Seven Convair XFY-1 Pogo

    In 1947, both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy sponsored VTOL design studies called project Hummingbird. The rapid development of increasingly powerful powerplants had reached the point where a true VTOL aircraft was in the realm of possibility. The U.S. Navy's firsthand experiences with Japan's Kamikaze taught them the vulnerability of their g...

    • ASIN: 0942612272
    • Brand: Brand: Ginter Books

  • Grumman XF10F-1 Jaguar Swing-Wing (Naval Fighters)

    The unusual and innovative swing-wing Jaguar program ended up being a one-airplane project even though, during its development, orders were placed for 112 aircraft. That ship, BuNo 124435, would only be flown by one pilot, Corwin "Corky" Meyer. When the program concluded in 1953, after over a year of flight testing, the flight test example 124435 a...

    • ASIN: 0942612264

  • Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks

    Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial group to rise to become an instructor at the navy's elite Fighter Weapons School. As...

    • ASIN: 1620871033
    • Brand: Skyhorse

  • Japanese Naval Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces, 1932-1945

    The book commences with a comprehensive account of the operations of navy fighter units throughout the period under review. This is followed by individual sections detailing the history and achievements of each unit involved, be it land-based or aircraft carrier-based. A major section then provides biographical details regarding all pilots claiming...

    • ASIN: 1906502846
    • Brand: Brand: Casemate Publishers

  • Naval Fighters Number Forty-Eight : Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1

    The Kaiser Fleetwings XBTK-1 was initially designed to meet a 1943 Navy requirement for a "single-seat carrier based high performance dive bomber." As was the normal war-time practice, design studies were requested from companies without a major production model and, with the Navy's acceptance of the proposal from the Fleetwings company, the design...

    • ASIN: 0942612485

  • Comprehensive History of U.S. Naval Aviation in World War II: Complete Chronology, Pearl Harbor, Kamikazes, Aircraft, Wake Island, Halsey, Moffett, Zero, Suicide Torpedoes, Fighter Tactics - eBook

    This is a comprehensive compilation of Navy history material providing extensive information about the role of Naval aviation in World War II. The first part of the compilation is a full chronology of events in

    • UPC: 151413152

  • Naval Fighters: Curtiss XBT2C1 Bomber/Torpedo Aircraft Prototype

    Naval Fighters: Curtiss XBT2C1 Bomber/Torpedo Aircraft

    • UPC: 152658580

  • Blunting the Spear: Why Good People Get Out - USAF Retention of Best Officers from Combat Air Forces, Fighter, Bomber, Remotely Piloted Aircraft, UAV, UAS Communities, Avoiding Pilot Shortages - eBook

    Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this provocative book analyzes the United States Air Forces retention of the "best" rated officers from the combat air forces. Specifically, it addresses the retention of pilots

    • UPC: 603922174

  • U.S. Navy Equipment Encyclopedia: Aircraft, Ships, Weapons, Programs, and Systems - Fighter Jets, Aircraft Carriers, Submarines, Surface Combatants, Missiles, plus the Navy Program Guide - eBook

    Hundreds of U.S. Navy systems - from patrol craft to nuclear submarines - are comprehensively described in this detailed, up-to-date encyclopedia of naval equipment. This massive 500-page report also includes the latest Navy Program Guide

    • UPC: 169055616

  • LAMINATED POSTER A Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211) F-14A Tomcat aircraft banks into a turn during a flight out of Naval Poster Print 24 x 36

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  • LAMINATED POSTER Royal Navy de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.1 fighters of 893 Naval Air Squadron from the aircraft carrier Poster Print 24 x 36

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  • LAMINATED POSTER of U.S. Naval Reserve fighter squadron VF-202 Superheats landing on the aircraft carrier USS John F Poster Print 24 x 36

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  • Naval Fighters: Temco TT1 Pinto Trainer Aircraft

    Naval Fighters: Temco TT1 Pinto Trainer

    • UPC: 266274917

  • Report on the Halberstadt Fighter, September 1918 and October 1918reports on German Aircraft 11

    Report on the Halberstadt Fighter, September 1918 and October 1918reports on German Aircraft

    • UPC: 53604822

  • Report on the Pfalz Type D.XII Single-Seater Fighter, October 1918reports on German Aircraft 18

    Report on the Pfalz Type D.XII Single-Seater Fighter, October 1918reports on German Aircraft

    • UPC: 581916708

  • All The US Navy Combat Jets In History

    5 Most Powerful U.S Jet Fighter on the Planet

    OUTSTANDING F-35 FOOTAGE & SOUND! Best aircraft carrier TAKEOFF & LANDING compilation ever!