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FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION:  1940 TO THE PRESENT.  UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15., Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor.
1 Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor. FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: 1940 TO THE PRESENT. UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.
London Arms & ARMOUR 1986 0853688060 / 9780853688068 Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Each volume (in this series) offers a personal selection of photographs on a particular topic or theme, and the authors have taken pains to include rare or unusual pictures highlighting technical details, operational and 'in action' views, equipment and personnel - plus all the colour and marking data so valuable to the modeller." Interior - slight separation of page gatherings at pages 14/15 - holding firmly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price is blacked-out on rear cover, slight lean to spine; light browning on spine, rear hinge and the rear cover top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY., Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell.
2 Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell. THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY.
National Air and Space Museum / University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1989. 
208 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0295969164 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings/plans. Published to accompany the exhibition. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; The Russian Period, 1889-1919; The Golden Age of F light, 1919-39; Vertical Flight, 1939-57; Igor Sikorsky, Engineer and Public Man; Appendices: Design Drawings; Technical Specifications; Historical and Technical Notes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor corner wear, slight bump at top of spine, three tiny corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AIR WARFARE.  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT., Cooksley, Peter G.
3 Cooksley, Peter G. AIR WARFARE. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF 20TH CENTURY CONFLICT.
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854092235 / 9781854092236 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
287 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "This compilation of facts, figures and accounts provides a comprehensive reference for students (of aviation) at all levels. They will find comments on the inventors and manufacturers, the planners and strategists, the daring test pilots and the combative fighter and bomber crews; they will be able to mark the impact of each avionic advance, trace how and why it came to be and the nature of its deployment; they will note the devotion of the leading nations to air power, as a means of securing the peace as well as winnng wars; they will be able to chart the epoch-making crews of von Richthofen's 'flying circus', of Britain's famous 'Few' in the Battle of Britain, of America's great aircraft manufacturing strength which enabled the Allies to carry the air war back to Germany, of hi-tech airborne weaponry which changed the face of war forever." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two remainder marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Drendel, Lou. GUNSLINGERS IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NO. FOURTEEN (14).
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1974. 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 2 pages of color profiles/cockpit photos. Contents: Introduction; Ab Uno Disce Omnes; Birth of the Gunship; Gunship Tactics; A Lo ng Rescue Mission; Shot Down; Aero Scouts; Tribute to a Friend. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, minor rubbing, minor soiling on rear cover, two tiny stains on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AIR SERVICE: FAMOUS PILOTS & AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE., Durkota, Alan; Darcey, Thomas; Kulikov, Victor.  Drawings by Ian Stair & Harry Woodman.  Illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron & James Dietz.
5 Durkota, Alan; Darcey, Thomas; Kulikov, Victor. Drawings by Ian Stair & Harry Woodman. Illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron & James Dietz. THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AIR SERVICE: FAMOUS PILOTS & AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE.
Flying Machines Press, Mountain View, California, 1995, first edition. 
546 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0963711024 Map endpapers. "(This) is the first comprehensive story of the men, women, and machines that pioneered aviation in Czarist Russia. Historians, aviation enthusiasts, and modelers alike will find this lavishly-illustrated book vital. Detailed biographies of every Russian ace and every foreign ace who flew in Russia during World War One are included, together with victory information on each pilot. The WWI career of I g o r S i korsky and Dimitry Grigorovich, the most important early Russian designers, are covered in separate sections together with their aircraft. Key manufacturers Anatra, Dux, and Lebedev and their aircraft are detailed. The stories of other no ta bl e R us sian aviation pioneers, including the first women pilots to fly in combat, are told. Medals and awards are discussed in their own section and illustrated with colour photos. Pilots and aircraft are illustrated in more than 600 rar e p hot ogr ap hs, ma ny published here for the first time. The 48-page color section includes paintings, photos of awards, and colour illustrations of 85 aircraft. In addition, 40 aircraft are detailed in 3-view drawings to standard 1/48 or 1/72 sca les. " L igh t wr inkl ing at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small soft crease at top of spine, minor rubbing, corner crease at top corner of front flap. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
IGOR SIKORSKY: THE RUSSIAN YEARS., Finne, K.N.  Edited by Carl J. Bobrow and Von Hardesty.  Translated and adapted by Von Hardesty.  Epilogue by Sergei Sikorsky.
6 Finne, K.N. Edited by Carl J. Bobrow and Von Hardesty. Translated and adapted by Von Hardesty. Epilogue by Sergei Sikorsky. IGOR SIKORSKY: THE RUSSIAN YEARS.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1987. 
223 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN087474279 B&w photographs, maps, 3-view drawings. "(Sikorsky's Russian years began in Kiev in 1910) when as a young inventor he designed his first airplane. For the next decade, spann ing the turbulent years of World War I and the Russian Revolution, Sikorsky designed a series of aircraft. By the time he emigrated to the West in 1918, he had established himself as one of Europe's preeminent aircraft designers. K.N. Finne's m e m o ir provides the most comprehensive and authoritative documentation to date of this obscure period. Drawings, maps original photographs, appendices, and an epilogue by Sikorsky's son Sergei bring to light significant information about the de ve lo pm en t of the world's first heavy bomber - the Il'ya Muromets." Dust jacket has light wear on the rear flap-fold, minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Gordon, John. WINGED SENTRIES / SENTINELLES DE L'AIR.
Canada John Gordon 1963 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Claude Rousseau. 
104 pp, oblong (10 7/8" H x 13 1/2" D). B&w drawings. Inside of front cover has reproductions of signatures with a tissue overlay giving typed versions. Inside the rear cover, a tissue overlay gives reproduction signatures and typed versions over a drawing of the Trans-Canada Trophy. Bilingual text (English/French). "This book portrays the common and better known types of aircraft flown by Canadian military pilots during more than 50 years of war and peace. It includes the major types flown by Canadian airmen in the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force in the First World War; the first Canadian air services, the Canadian Aviation Corps of 1914, and the Canadian Air Force of 1918-1919; the post-war Air Board and C.A.F.; the Royal Canadian Air Force and Civil Government Air Operations Directorate in the inter-war years; the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War; and the new types brought into service int he past 15 or 20 years." Interior - a few pages with small wrinkle at top edge, slight browning to edges of transparent free endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to rear cover, small area of surface paper loss at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 19.00 USD
 
 
U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT 1921-1941 / MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT 1914-1959.  TWO CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME., Larkins, William T.
8 Larkins, William T. U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT 1921-1941 / MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT 1914-1959. TWO CLASSICS IN ONE VOLUME.
Orion, New York, 1988. 
391 pp + 203 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517569205 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "More than twenty-five years after their first publication, (Larkins's) illustrated surveys of Navy and Marine Corps air craft remain two of the most valuable books about these airplanes ever written. With over 1,000 photographs combined, they remain the definitive record of the formative years for Navy and Marine Corps aviation. (His) emphasis throughout is o n s q u a dron use, experiemental and one-of-a-kind types, insignia, colors and marking schemes, technical innovations, and the service duty and tactical deployment of the various aircraft. During these years, the Navy and Marine Corps developed s ev e ra l di ff erent programs for colors and markings, and these are covered in exhaustive detail. Larkins was fully aware as he was assembling these books that, because of the Navy's practice of continually renumbering and reshuffling its squadro ns, h e w as pr ese rving valuable historical information that would soon become impossible to reconsruct. The books are arranged chronologically, and feature an aircraft assignment table for each year indicating which aircraft and which squadron s we re assi gne d to spe cific locations." Small area of glue residue on top of text block near spine, slight bump and small tear at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, sma ll te ar and c reas ing a t bot tom of front hinge - archivally taped, very light browning at top/bottom edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  FEBRUARY, 1948.  VOLUME XXIX, NO. 5., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (James M. Landis, C.B. Colby, William Winter, Eric Sloane, Gilbert C. Close, Douglas J. Ingells, Richard G. Naugle, William S. Friedman, Irving S. Babcock, Don Pollard, Peter M. Bowens, William Seidler, Chuck Lee, et al.)
9 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (James M. Landis, C.B. Colby, William Winter, Eric Sloane, Gilbert C. Close, Douglas J. Ingells, Richard G. Naugle, William S. Friedman, Irving S. Babcock, Don Pollard, Peter M. Bowens, William Seidler, Chuck Lee, et al.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. FEBRUARY, 1948. VOLUME XXIX, NO. 5.
Street & Smith, New York, 1948. 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements, 2 color plates. Contents: Where Do We Go From Here?; Versatility Unlimited; We Fly the Cessna 140; See The Air; Proce ss Engineering; Seadrome at the 500; Sweepback - The Supersonic Shape; Douglas Skyrocket; Cameo Air Racing; World Distribution by Air; The Air-100; Down With Lifting Tails; Aeronca Champion Duo-Plane; Drafting for the Model Builder, Part II I ; N i m b u s I; Know Your Films; Nieuport Triplane; Prop Talk; Flash; We Build the Cessna 140. Departments: Development Highlights; Air Trails' Showcase; Meet the Authors; Aviation Tomorrow; Solo Club; Club Chatter; A.M.A. News; Dope Can; Race C ar Ne ws ; Ou t We st; Air Trails Model Design Lab. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small wrinkles on spine. light brownin g t o e d ges of t ext bl ock , very light browning on spine and rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
1000 MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR., Manning, Gerry.
10 Manning, Gerry. 1000 MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR.
Shrewsbury Airlife 2001 1840371994 / 9781840371994 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(F)eatures 1,000 colour photographs of military aircraft of all types from around the world, with a mix of old and new. All the photographs are fully described with dates and aircraft types. The book will appeal to a wide range of aircraft enthusiasts internationally and also to aeroplane modellers. It contains a tremendous range of aircraft types that represent all countries through the years since colour photography has been available." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AVIATION IN CANADA., Milberry, Larry.
11 Milberry, Larry. AVIATION IN CANADA.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1979), 5th printing. 
272 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070827788 Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos. "...tells the story of Canadian aviation from the earliest experiments in flight to the present day. All th e major aspects of our flying heritage are dealt with in an informative and enjoyable manner, including the early history of flying, the growth of commercial aviation, military aviation and Canada's aviation industry. Among the feature storie s a r e the CF-100 and Avro Arrow, early flying expeditions to the north, and the massive airlift operations to the DEW line, Labrador and James Bay that are now among the most notable achievements in Canadian aviation. Less well known episodes, s u ch a s t he Froebe brothers 'early helicopter experiments and the Gregor biplane fighter developed just before the Second World War, are also dealt with..." Slight waviness to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light areas of light edg e w ri nkl ing , li ght rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Mondey, David. (Associate authors: John Cook, Michael J. Hooks, Chris Chant.) AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II.
London Chancellor 2000 185152706 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, 9 9/16" H. 84 diagrams, 170 color drawings, 117 photographs. "(P)rovides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-45. Some were pre-war aircraft that lasted only a short while into the conflict; others fought on throughout the war, undergoing great modification or even metamorphosis as a result; and finally there were aircraft developed in the course of hostilities that were just too late to play a significant part. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origins, history and variants, followed by a full technical specification. Additionally, each type is illustrated in color and with a three-view diagram, the more important types also receiving large-scale color treatment." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II., Mondey, David.  (Associate authors:  John Cook, Michael J. Hooks, Chris Chant.)
13 Mondey, David. (Associate authors: John Cook, Michael J. Hooks, Chris Chant.) AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II.
London Chancellor 2000 185152706 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, 9 9/16" H. 84 diagrams, 170 color drawings, 117 photographs. "(P)rovides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-45. Some were pre-war aircraft that lasted only a short while into the conflict; others fought on throughout the war, undergoing great modification or even metamorphosis as a result; and finally there were aircraft developed in the course of hostilities that were just too late to play a significant part. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origins, history and variants, followed by a full technical specification. Additionally, each type is illustrated in color and with a three-view diagram, the more important types also receiving large-scale color treatment." Book is Fine. Minor wrinkle at top edge of both flaps. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
ON YANKEE STATION: THE NAVAL AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM., Nichols, John B., Cdr. USN (Ret.) and Tillman, Barrett.
14 Nichols, John B., Cdr. USN (Ret.) and Tillman, Barrett. ON YANKEE STATION: THE NAVAL AIR WAR OVER VIETNAM.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1987. 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0870215590 B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "Combining vivid personal narrative with historical and operational analyses, this book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vi etnam War. Authors John B. Nichols, a fighter pilot who flew some 350 missions off carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin, and Barrett Tillman, an award-winning aviation historian, make full use of their extensive knowledge of the subject to detail t h e w a y s in which airpower was employed in the years prior to the fall of Saigon. Confronting the conventional belief that airpower failed in Vietnam, they show that on the rare occasions when it was applied correctly, airpower was effective, b ut b e ca us e it was most often misunderstood and misapplied, the overall results proved catastrophic. Calling their book a cockpit view of the war with the benefit of fourteen years of hindsight, the authors impart a compelling sense of what it was li ke to fl y from Yankee Station between 1964 and 1973 and provide important lessons for those who may become involved in future conflicts. At the same time, they add considerable facts to the permanent war record." Faint erased pencil mar k on hal f-t itle pag e, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
15 Palmer, Henry R., Jr. THIS WAS AIR TRAVEL. A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AERONAUTS AND AEROPLANES FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW.
New York Bonanza 1962 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
208 pp, 10 3/4" H. "(H)ere in full nostalgic glory are the Farmans, Wrights, Dorniers, Sikorskys and Martins which created new thrills in a new industry out of man's struggle to fly. Palmer has built a rare book of adventure on the airways by presenting hundreds of (b&w) photographs from his collection which has taken him many years to assemble. With these is the story of development, told in a crisp, readable style with an appendix for the technically minded. Here are the gas bags and gyrocopters - the 'Char-a-banc' and 'City of Glasgow' - the first planes to pack the mail and the first to span the seas. You learn of the early German mosnters and the facts about Henry Ford's 'Tine Goose'. You find pictured the exteriors and interiors of airplanes that made one flight and of others still flying in these days of jets. You read about daring pilots and inventive genius." Appendix I: The Story of the Schneider Trophy Race. Appendix II: Technical Specifications. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on spine with some very light color loss, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
H-60 BLACK HAWK IN ACTION.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 133., Pickett, Paul.  Color by Don Greer & Tom Tullis.  Illustrated by Joe Sewell.
16 Pickett, Paul. Color by Don Greer & Tom Tullis. Illustrated by Joe Sewell. H-60 BLACK HAWK IN ACTION. SQUADRON/SIGNAL AIRCRAFT NUMBER 133.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1993. 
50pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0897472950 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 2 pages of color profiles. Contents: Introduction; UH-60A/MH-60A Black Hawk; Electronic Hawks; MH-60K Special Ope rations Aircraft; UH-60L; Naval Hawks; HH-60J Jayhawk Medium Range Recovery Helicopter; Air Force Hawks; Export Hawks; Combat. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
BIPLANES, TRIPLANES AND SEAPLANES., Sharpe, Michael.
17 Sharpe, Michael. BIPLANES, TRIPLANES AND SEAPLANES.
Prospero, Etobicoke, Ontario, 2000. 
320 pp, 6 5/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1552674215 Colour illustrations. "(C)ontains 300 of the most important and influential multi-wing aircraft from the dawn of aviation until their gradual replacement by monoplanes, and includes the development of seaplanes until their eclipse by carrier-borne aircraft at the end of World War II. Types used in both major wars of the 20th century are listed, such as the Sopwith Camel, the Red Baron's Fokker Triplane, the Fairey Swordfis h a n d t he Consolidated Catalina. Popular and famous examples of civil aircraft of the inter-war period like the Tiger Moth and Supermarine S.5 are also included. Each aircraft featured is illustrated by a full-colour side-profile artwork, and a c co mp an i ed by a detailed specifications table giving country of origin, type, powerplant, performance, weights, dimensions, and armament where appropriate. All measurements are given in imperial and metric measures. In addition there is a cco mp any ing te xt fo r each aircrat that summarises their development and service history." Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEE HIVE AEROPLANE PICTURES.  ST. LAWRENCE STARCH COMPANY WWII PHOTO CARD PROMOTION.  48 CARDS INCLUDING SOME DUPLICATES, 1 FLYER & 1 MAILING ENVELOPE.  (BEEHIVE / BEEHIVES.), St. Lawrence Starch Company Ltd.
18 St. Lawrence Starch Company Ltd. BEE HIVE AEROPLANE PICTURES. ST. LAWRENCE STARCH COMPANY WWII PHOTO CARD PROMOTION. 48 CARDS INCLUDING SOME DUPLICATES, 1 FLYER & 1 MAILING ENVELOPE. (BEEHIVE / BEEHIVES.)
Port Credit, Ontario St. Lawrence Starch Company Unbound Very Good 
48 cards (circa 1942) from the St. Lawrence Starch Company's WWII "Bee Hive Aeroplane Pictures" sales promotion, plus a flyer for "List No. 2" showing 42 planes and describing the rules for obtaining the cards, plus 1 shipping envelope, 7 cardboard dividers and 1 contemporary newspaper clipping. In the early 1940s, the St. Lawrence Starch Company temporarily suspended its enormously popular Hockey Photo promotion, introducing this series in its place. As with the hockey cards, the keen collector had to send in one Bee Hive Syrup label or two starch product labels for each picture - this collection represents a lot of syrup tins! The cards are made up of a matte card backing (47 orange and 1 red, approx. 7 11/16" wide by 5 3/8" high) with a b&w photograph (approx. 6 11/16" wide by 4 1/2" high) glued by its top edge. The orange cards have the plane's name beneath the photograph and further description underneath, while the red card has the name/description on the verso of the photograph. The full 42 cards on the enclosed List are present, although some are possibly from later printings as there were corrections as the series developed. The full list of cards (as per the captions) is: 1. Vickers-Armstrong Supermarine "Spitfire"; 2. Hawker "Hurricane"; 3. Boulton Paul "Defiant"; 4. Bell "Airacobra"; 5. Fairey; 6. Lockheed "Hudson"; 7. Bristol "Blenheim"; 8. Vickers-Armstrong "Wellington"; 9. Blackburn "Skua"; 10. Fairey "Swordfish" (with Wheels or Floats); 11. Boeing 4 Engine "Flying Fortress" B.17C.; 12. Short "Sunderland"; 13. Curtiss SBC-4 "Helldiver"; 14. Armstrong Whitworth "Whitley"; 15. Boeing Super "Flying Fortress"; 16. Lockheed P-38 "Lightning"; 17. Martin "Maryland"; 18. Consolidated B-24 "Liberator"; 19. Consolidated Model 29 - 4 Engine Patrol Bomber; 20. Consolidated Model 28 PBY "Catalina"; 21. Curtiss P-40 "Tomahawk"; 22. Grumman "Sky-Rocket"; 23. Martin B-26 "Flying Torpedo"; 24. "Harvard" Advanced Trainer No. 2.; 25. "Hurricane" Testing Its Guns; 26. Handley Page "Hampden"; 27. "Lysander"; 28. Bristol "Bombay"; 29. Bristol "Beaufort"; 30. Bristol "Beaufighter"; 31. Republic 2 P.A. "Guardsman"; 32. Vought-Sikorsky XOS2U-1; 33. Republic P-47 "Thunderbolt"; 34. North American N.A. 73 "Mustang"; 35. Martin 187 "Baltimore"; 36. Fairey "Albacore"; 37. Vultee "Vanguard"; 38. Douglas "Havoc"; 39. Douglas A20A "Boston" 3; 40. Douglas D.B.-18 "Digby"; 41. Grumman "Martlet"; 42. Vought-Sikorsky XF4U1. Additional cards: Fairey - 2 Place Bomber and Fighter (red backing); Short "Stirling (2 copies / orange backing); Handley Page "Hallifax" (orange backing); and duplicates of the Bell "Airacobra" and Bristol "Beaufort" (orange backing). The cards are generally in very good condition with the occasional faint crease and some wrinkling from the affixing glue. The glue wrinkling is more pronounced on a few cards, notably numbers 18, 26 & 27. Cards 8, 26, 27 & 32 each have a crease to the bottom right corner of the backing and card 30 has a crease across the bottom right of the photograph. The flyer has been folded in half, has some black scuffing, a very small corner crease, and one tiny perforation. The mailing envelope (approx. 8 1/2" x 9 1/2") is in poor condition with tears, creases, and pieces missing including the metal fastener. It is dated Mar. 26 '42 and has the following typed across the top, indicating the pictures included in the order: "Lock.Blen.Well.Whitley.Light.Short.Stirl." The dividers are plain buff stock and the newspaper clipping about the Airacobra has been folded multiple times with small tears and browning. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
BEST FLYING STORIES., Taylor, John W.R., ed.  (Guy Gilpatric, Igor Sikorsky, Floyd Gibbons, Clayton Knight, Hanna Reitsch, Quentin Reynolds, Kenneth Poolman, Jules Roy, Elleston Trevor, Antoine De St.-Exupery, Pierre Clostermann, Gerald Bowman, Walter Dornberger, et al.)
19 Taylor, John W.R., ed. (Guy Gilpatric, Igor Sikorsky, Floyd Gibbons, Clayton Knight, Hanna Reitsch, Quentin Reynolds, Kenneth Poolman, Jules Roy, Elleston Trevor, Antoine De St.-Exupery, Pierre Clostermann, Gerald Bowman, Walter Dornberger, et al.) BEST FLYING STORIES.
Faber and Faber, London, 1956, first edition. 
315 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(C)ontains stories on almost every aspect of aviation. They range from fact to fiction, peace to war, gliders to rockets, from the ice-cold stratosphere miles above the burning Californian Desert to the frigid wastelands of Earth's surface in the Antarctic. They have one thing only in common - that they are, as the title of the book implies, among the best flying stories ever written, anywhere in the world, in the first exciting half-century o f powered flight. Their authors include not only famous writers, but men like Igor Sikorsky, the great aircraft designer, and General Dornberger, scientist in charge of Germany's wartime V-2 rocket development, women like Hanna Reitsch, who flig h t tested rocket-fighters, and Jacqueline Cochran, first woman to fly faster than sound. None of these stories appeared in the original 'Best Flying Stories', which we published before the days of jet propulsion and Kamikazef, and before the 'sou nd b a rrier' became at first dreaded and then abolished by aircraft designers. Each story in this new anthology is put into perspective against the vast background of flying history by a short introductory note from the Editor, who has himself wr itt en mo re than thirty books and innumerable magazine articles on aviation." small area of soiling on front pastedown, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of boards. dust jacket has been price-c lipp ed, ha s several small archivally taped tears and chips, closed tear and light browning on spine, light browning and a few very small stains on rear panel, now in mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS & PROFILES., Wheeler, Barry C.
20 Wheeler, Barry C. MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS & PROFILES.
Hamlyn, London, 1990, first edition. 
192 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0600569764 "Featuring 140 aircraft and over 850 full colour illustrations and photographs, this book traces the story of military aircraft markings and camouflage from World War I to the present day. Each illustration has been carefully selected to show how the markings and colour schemes have evolved, influenced by the aircraft's military role and mission capability. Here you will find some of the world's most famous fighting mach i n e s , from the Avro 504 to the Panavia Tornado and the Fokker DR1 to the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. There are transports like the Lockheed C-130 as well as helicopters such as Sikorsky's UH-60 Black Hawk. All are shown in a variety of mili ta ry c ol ou r schemes. The fighter role in the early years often combined bomber and reconnaissance tasks. It was only later the specific function of an aircraft in relation to its environment became an issue. The bomber mission - both night and da y - pr odu ce d some subtle changes of pattern over the years, as did the interdiction role. Over the sea, maritime aircraft also needed to be given schemes relative to their areas of operation. Special colour schemes are also illustrated and dis cuss ed i nclu din g the 'Tiger Meet' together with the special operations camouflage, often applied for a military exercise or air show." Section headings: Colors of War and Peace; World War I and After; Into the Abyss; The Cold War Year s; Vi etnam and Beyon d. B ook very slightly cocked, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
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