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Part#: SSP4033
US SUBCHARGERS WW11 IN ACTION
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During World War I, German U-boats took a heavy toll on merchant and military ships. Destroyers were adapted to handle the threat, but enough could not be produced quickly with limited supplies. The ultimate answer was 110-foot Sub Chasers with wooden hulls. The vessels were redefined and redesigned to handle new adversaries during World War II. This book takes a detailed look at US Sub Chasers with more than 100 photographs, color profiles and detailed line drawings. 52 pages.


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Part#: SSP5529
AH-1 Cobra Walk Around
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Born out of a need for an armed escort  for US Airmobile forces in Vietnam, the AH-1 Cobra went on to become the US Army's premier attack helicopter from Vietnam to the 1980s, when the Army began replacing the Cobra with the new AH-64 Apache (The Cobra is still in use with the USMC).  In this title the AH-1 is presented in meticulous detail. Includes cockpits, engines, weapons, airframe and more. Also covers US Marine Corps version. Illustrated with 112 b/w and 96 color photos, 12 color drawings, and 9 b/w drawings; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP5535
EA-6B Prowler Walk Around
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The need for Electronic Warfare aircraft developed after WWII with the rapid development and proliferation of sophisticated guided weapons.  The EA-6A was put into service in the 1960s, and served in Vietnam, but, it was clear the EA-6A was only a stopgap, and that a greatly expanded version was needed.  This resulted in the EA-6B, which entered service in 1971.  This title gives inside and out coverage of fuselage, wings, tail, cockpits, engines, landing gear, and more.  Illustrated with over 83 b/w and 118 color photos, 12 color drawings, 5 b/w drawings; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP5537
MiG-21 Fishbed Walk Around Part 1
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The MiG-21 resulted from a 1953 Soviet Air Force specification.  The MiG-21 began production in 1959 and would continue in production until 1985, making it not only the most produced supersonic jet aircraft ever, but also the longest production run of any combat aircraft.  It has been in use with nearly fifty different countries around the world and remains in use by some countries even today.  This title includes inside and out coverage of the MiG-21F-13 (Fishbed C), PF (Fishbed D), PFM Fishbed F), U (Mongol A), and UM (Mongol B) variants.  Illustrated with over 114 b/w and 100 color photos, 12 color drawings, 11 b/w drawings; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP5539
MiG-21 Fishbed Walk Around Part 2
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The MiG-21 resulted from a 1953 Soviet Air Force specification.  The MiG-21 began production in 1959 and would continue in production until 1985, making it not only the most produced supersonic jet aircraft ever, but also the longest production run of any combat aircraft.  It has been in use with nearly fifty different countries around the world and remains in use by some countries even today.  This title includes inside and out coverage of the MiG-21 SM/M (Fishbed J), M/SM (Modified) (Fishbed J), MF (Fishbed J), bis Lazur (Fishbed L), and bis SAU (Fishbed N) variants: with details on the airframes, cockpits, landing gear, engines and weapons. Illustrated with over 123 b/w and 97 color photos, 12 color drawings, 11 b/w drawings; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP5540
MiG-15 Walk Around
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In late 1947 the prototype of the MiG-15 took to the air.  The MiG-15 was intended to be a heavily armed, fast climbing intercepter of US bombers attacking the USSR.  In 1950 the MiG-15 was employed in the conflict in Korea, showing more than a match for the allied fighters in theater (F-80s, Meteors, F-51s, etc.).  It was only when the USAF brought in the F-86 Sabre that the MiG-15 had an equal adversary.  It was with the success of the Mig-15 and other winning designs from the MiG Design Bureau, that the term "MiG' became synonymous with Soviet Fighter.  This title includes inside and out coverage of the MiG-15 Fagot-A


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Part#: SSP5546
MiG-17 Walk Around
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The MiG-17 'Fresco' followed the MiG-15 'Fagot' into Soviet Air Force service and evolved into a highly maneuverable, reliable and easy-to-maintain air combat fighter. One of the most widely exported fighters of all time, the MiG-17 saw service in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, including combat in a number of air forces around the world. Every detail of this Cold War fighter aircraft is illustrated with over 200 color and b/w photos, line drawings and 12 color profiles; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP5549
OV-1 Mohawk (Walk Around
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OV-1 Mohawk All Color Walk Around. The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk was the first turboprop aircraft to enter into US Army service to fill the role of visual, photo and electronic reconnaissance. It was very unique in its design, and it never received the recognition for its accomplishments in over 40 years of service. Originally planned for both the Army and the Marines, the OV-1was used just by the Army, though NASA had a test aircraft for testing jet engine noise. Civilian users included the US Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Service and US Customs, which used the Mohawk to track drug traffic. The OV-1D aircraft from the 15th MI (military intelligence) and the 224th MI groups participated during Desert Storm, accruing over 5,500 flight hours with 2 planes lost. The Mohawk was retired from U.S. Army service in 1996. More than 150 photographs, line drawings, and 12 color profiles.


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Part#: SSP5552
AH-64 Apache Walk Around
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The AH-64 Apache, considered by many to be the world?s premiere armed helicopter, has been in service with the US Army for more than 2 decades. Designed principally as an antitank helicopter to combat large Soviet armored formations invading Western Europe, the Apache has had a major renaissance in recent years. Its stunning victories over Iraqi armor during Operation Desert Storm gave the Apache a well-deserved reputation as a tank killer second only to the A-10 in lethality. Yet again, in the mountains of Afghanistan, the Apache has returned to its roots, performing deep attack missions, convoy escort, and close combat attack in support of US troops on the ground, proving its versatility and effectiveness. A detailed look illustrated with more than 200 color photographs, color profiles and detailed line drawings; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP5564
F-102A Delta Dagger in Action
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The Convair F-102A Delta Dagger was developed for the US Air Force as a supersonic interceptor at the onset of the Cold War. It featured a 60 degree swept delta wing to lessen drag coefficient and yield stability at very high altitudes. True to its design, the F-102A made more than 1,000 intercepts of Soviet bombers in defense of Western airspace. Within the US, 22 Air National Guard squadrons were equipped with the Dagger from 1960 until its retirement in 1976. The 102 was also deployed to Vietnam during the war in Indochina, initially to protect bases from North Vietnamese aircraft. Later it flew fighter patrols, escorted B-52s and was used offensively to attack ground installations. Exported to NATO allies Greece and Turkey, the Turks flew the F-102A during their invasion of Cyprus in 1974. After retirement in the US, 152 of the planes were converted to high-speed, unmanned drones for use as test targets for newer fighters. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings.


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Part#: SSP5603
Ohio-Class SSBN on Deck
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Since its inception in 1960, strategic deterrence has been the sole mission of the fleet ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), which provides the nation's most survivable and enduring nuclear strike capability. The eighteen submarines of the Ohio class replaced aging fleet ballistic missile submarines built in the 1960s and are far more capable. Carrying twenty-four Trident missiles each, the Ohios carry fifty percent of all US strategic nuclear warheads and provide the sea-based 'leg' of the US strategic deterrent triad. An unprecedented bow-to-stern look at this critical US weapon system with more than 200 color and b/w photos, line drawings and 8 color profiles; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP5604
USS Pampanito On Deck
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The USS Pampanito, a Balao-class fleet submarine, was commissioned in late 1943 and went into action in the Pacific at the height of WWII. During her patrols from early 1944 through mid-1945, Pampanito prowled the sea lanes of the western Pacific, decimating the convoys that were the life blood of Japan s far-flung maritime empire. By the time she was ordered back to Pearl Harbor for overhaul in the summer of 1945, Pampanito had sent 5 Japanese ships - 27,332 tons to the bottom. But Pampanito s proudest day was 15 September 1944 when she rescued a total of 73 British and Australian prisoners of war who had survived the sinking of a convoy taking them to Japan as slave labor. Today, Pampanito is a floating museum permanently docked at San Francisco s Fisherman s Wharf. Illustrated with 265 highly detailed photographs, color profiles, and intricate line drawings. 80 pages.


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