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Part#: SSP10221
B-25 Mitchell in Action
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he North American B-25 Mitchell was one of the premier US warplanes of World War II. It gained immortality early in the United States' involvement in the war when a small group of B-25Bs under Lt Col. Jimmy Doolittle took off from the deck of the USS Hornet and executed a surprise attack on military targets on the Japanese island of Honshu. Subsequently, Mitchells would see service in every theater of war, doing duty as a tactical bombers, coastal patrol aircraft, photo-reconnaissance and photo-mapping planes, and, when fitted with additional guns and rockets, as a superb ground- or shipping-attack platforms. The US supplied B-25s to the British Royal Air Force and to the Soviet Union, which flew them against the Nazis on the Eastern Front. The career of the Mitchell is covered from the experimental NA-40 prototype to the final production B-25J model. US Marine Corps PBJ versions are also chronicled. Eight all-new pages of photos and information fill out this latest edition. Illustrated with 225 photographs, more than 80 of them rare period photos in original color, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP1215
C-141 Starlifter in Action
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During its long, active life with the military, the C-141 Starlifter has carried troops and equipment in the Vietnam War, Operation Urgent Fury in Granada, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operations in Afghanistan. Despite the Starlifter's long history, the struggle to acquire what would become the C-141 was a long story in itself. Thanks to the fight Lt General William Tunner, the Military Air Transport Service's commander from 1958 to 1960, waged to obtain an aircraft dedicated to carrying cargo and troops, the Starlifter did come to fruition. The first C-141 rolled out of the Lockheed Plant in Georgia on 22 August 1963 to much fanfare. From there, in war and peace, the C-141's story has been lifted to the stars of aviation history. Illustrated with over 150 color and 8 b/w photographs, 3-view drawing, 3-scheme color camouflage art, and color profiles. 58 pages.


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Part#: SSP25041
A-4 Skyhawk Walk Around
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The carrier-capable Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is one of the most successful modern combat aircraft. During the 25 years in which the A-4 was on the production line, 2,960 Skyhawks were built. A relatively light aircraft, with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds and with a top speed exceeding 600 mph, the Skyhawk was operated not only by the US Navy and Marines but also by the air forces of Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Malaysia, Argentina, Singapore, Brazil, Indonesia, and Kuwait. Introduced in 1956, Skyhawks played major roles in the Vietnam War, the 1973 Arab-Israeli October War, and the Falklands/Malvinas Conflict in 1982. With a reputation for toughness and agility, Skyhawks remained a part of the American arsenal for nearly half a century - the U.S.  Navy retired the A-4 as recently as 2003. Meanwhile, the battle-tested warrior continues to serve today other militaries around the world. Illustrated with 205 photographs, color profiles, and detailed line drawings; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP10231
C-17 Globemaster III in Action
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Boeing's versatile C-17 Globemaster III combines strategic and tactical airlift into one wide-body aircraft capable of short takeoff and landing from unpaved fields. The giant, four-engine cargo jet has become more and more prominent in representing the United States worldwide. Whether carrying the President, paratroopers, casualties, or vital materiel, or when performing airdrop or assault landings, the C-17 is the image of current aerospace technology and power projection. This richly illustrated, all-color, monograph highlights every aspect of the Globemaster design and mission execution through all theaters of American involvement in both wartime and peacetime. All US and foreign operators are discussed and portrayed in photographs. Combat operations, disaster relief, upgrades, and production are all described in word and image. This volume is a must for anyone interested in one of the very latest military aircraft that has made an essential contribution in recent conflicts and is looking forward to decades more of exciting service. Illustrated with 220 photographs and detailed line drawings; 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP1212
Messerschmitt Me 262 in Action
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The Messerschmitt Me 262 became the first operational jet fighter in the world. In addition to its Jumo 004 turbojet powerplants, its swept wings were a further innovation that made the Me 262 one of the most extraordinary designs of World War II. The Me 262 A-1a achieved the incredible speed for its time of 497 mph - almost 125 mph faster than the North American P-51 Mustang. The Me 262 not only enjoyed superior speed, but it also had deadly firepower: a total of (4) Mk.108 30 mm cannon were mounted in the nose of the fighter variant. Its operational service, however, was hampered by its temperamental engines and under-strength undercarriage. A total of 1,433 Me 262s were built during World War II. Covers the production and development of the Me 262 with more than 100 photographs, color profiles, and detailed line drawings; 52 pages.


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Part#: SSP25066
KC-135 Stratotanker Walk Around
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Many air forces can conduct missions such as air superiority and ground attack, but only the US Air Force has truly global reach. For more than five decades, the essential enabler of this global reach has been the KC-135 Stratotanker. Unarmed and unglamorous, the KC-135 has been one of the most successful and enduring aircraft in US Air Force history. Primarily based on the author's extensive access to operational KC-135 aircraft on the ground and in flight, this book contains the most detailed photographic documentation of the KC-135 inside and out that has ever been published, as well as color profiles of the KC-135R in the markings of every major USAF command that has operated that variant. Illustrated with 240 photographs, detailed line drawings and color profiles; 88 pages.


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Part#: SSP25068
F9F Cougar Walk Around
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Walkaround photo album illustrating in detail the differences between the various Cougar models, making use of over a dozen display aircraft located in museums across the United States as well as one Cougar on display in Argentina. The book also features historical images from the photo archives of both the U.S. Navy and Grumman, and also includes rare photos of F9F Cougar in its final days, serving as a target drone for later generations of fighters


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Part#: SSP34005
USS Lexington CV-2 Squadron At Sea
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The USS Lexington - affectionately referred to as Lady Lex - was the United States Navy's second aircraft carrier. Laid down as the lead ship of the Lexington-class battle cruisers, which were to have been the world s most powerful warships, the Washington Naval Treaty forbade her completion as such, but permitted her to be finished as an aircraft carrier. Commissioned 14 December 1927, Lexington, with her fabric-covered biplanes deployed to the Pacific. Through the following years both the ship and her aircraft underwent numerous upgrades. These changes, along with her construction, the daily routine of the crew are fully chronicled. The book also describes the transition of both men and machine as the nation plunged into the war, which ended for the Lexington on 8 May 1942, when she sank in the Coral Sea. No other single volume encompasses all the historic images that pack this latest volume. Illustrated with 235 photos, 14 color renderings and detailed line drawings.


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Part#: SSP1111
Panavia Tornado in Action
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The Tornado is the RAF’s first variable-geometry aircraft. Built by a consortium from Britain, Germany and Italy known as Panavia with its head quarters in Munich, Germany.


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Part#: SSP5521
Sabre - Walk Around Number
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With its origins in the closing months of WWII, the F-86 Sabre first entered service with the USAF in 1949. The F-86 saved the day after the opening of hostilities in Korea, where the US and her Allies found themseslves outmatched in the air by the North Korean MiG-15. During the Korean War, F-86s shot down 800 MiGs, compared to the loss of a mere 78 Sabres. This title shows an in-depth look at the F-86A, E, and F day fighters during the Korean War and beyond. Includes detailed coverage of engines, cockpits, landing gear, and weapons. Illustrated with 103 b/w and 83 color photos, 46 color drawings, 20 b/w line drawings.


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Part#: SSP6127
U.S. Army Aviation in Vietnam
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During Vietnam, the US Army employed a variety of aircraft to accomplish combat missions. Following turf and budget debates with the Air Force, the Army settled on the use of various helicopters and some fixed-wing observation planes. Using airmobility and air assault strategies, the Army was able to demonstrate the ability to rapidly move significant amounts of men and equipment on the battlefield. Army aircraft were further used as gunships, medevacs, air controllers as well as surveillance and transportation. This book takes a detailed look at the development and implementation of Army Aviation in Vietnam with nearly 200 photographs, color profiles and detailed line drawings. 80 pages.


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Part#: SSP4028
Gato-Class Submarines in Action
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American submarines were a decisive element in winning WWII in the Pacific, accounting for more than half of the nearly 10 million tons of Japanese naval and merchant shipping lost during the war, while also carrying out such other important duties as pilot rescue, reconnaissance and espionage. The burden of the submarine war from 1942 until victory in 1945 was borne by the US Navy's Gato-class submarines (including Balao and Tench variants). Many of these subs continued to serve after receiving postwar refits in the US and foreign navies. More than 100 b/w photos, 6 color profiles, line drawings and color covers; Updated with an additional 20 color photos and up-to-date information on where the surviving vessels can be viewed. 56 pages.


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