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New York McGraw-Hill / Under supervision of Training Division, Bureau of Aeronautics, U.S. Navy 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
126 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with pale yellow/green lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; Fitness for Flying; First Aid; Effects of Altitude; Effects of Accelerations; Sensations While Flying; Difficulties in Flight Training; Difficulties in Flight Training (Continued). Very light edge wear, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, is lightly browned - mainly on spine and front panel, tiny tears and wear - mainly at top of spine and front panel, light rubbing/soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
2 Barringer, Lewin B. With N.H. Randers-Pehrson, Paul Schweizer, Milton Stoughton, Ernest Schweizer, Karl O. Lange & Charles H. Colvin. FLIGHT WITHOUT POWER: THE ART OF GLIDING AND SOARING.
New York Pitman 1940 Hard Cover Very Good 
251 pp, 9 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue lettering and silhouette on spine and front board. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Contents: Foreword; History of Motorless Flight; Aerodynamics; Types of Gliders; Design, Construction and Maintenance; Launching Methods; Soaring Meteorology; Instruments; Flight Training; Soaring Technique; Soaring Sites; Clubs; Future of Gliding and Soaring; Appendix; Bibliography; Glossary; Index. Wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners, slight bump to corners on rear board, slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Berry, W.H. Foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. AIRCRAFT IN WAR AND COMMERCE.
New York George H. Doran 1918 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
292 pp, 8" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/biplane silhouette on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions (collated). Contents: Historical; The Aeroplane and its Development in England up to 1914; Development on the Continent before 1914; The Influence of War on the Aeroplane; Bombing, Reconnaissance, Spotting and Photography; The Seaplane and Airship and their Uses; The Construction of the Modern Aeroplane; Engines; Accessories; Raids; Future Commercial Development; Great Britain Mistress of the Air and Sea. 1919 gift inscription on free front endpaper, two staple holes at top of free front endpaper (staple indents on adjacent pages), one picture plate has light wrinkling at top edge, dust soiling to edges of text block - heavier on top of text block, light soiling to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Ian Allan, London, 1988, reprint. 
80 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0711014337 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Preface; The Aircraft is Conceived; Design and Development; Testing Concorde; Concorde Power - the Olympus Engine; Concorde Equipment; C oncorde in Service; Concorde Operation; Sales Options and Production; Appendices: Specifications; United States and Russian Competition. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
HURRICANE AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave.  Dust jacket art by Rex Flood.
6 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave. Dust jacket art by Rex Flood. HURRICANE AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1974, first edition. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711005648 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Hawker Hurricane has a permanent niche in the annals of military aviation history as the world's first operational eight-gun monoplane fighter and the RAF's first front-line fighter to achieve more than 300mph in level flight. But it has received little credit for its subsequent lion's share of the defence of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Battle of Britain, and its later serv ice in a score of fighting roles across every theatre of operations during the 1939-45 war. In this book the author sets out to redress this omission in due recognition of the Hurricane's magnificent record. With a collation of authentic, firs t - h a nd impressions and experiences by the men who flew and serviced the Hurricane, backed by a unique collection of specially selected photographs, many from private sources, he has recreated the genuine atmosphere of Hurricane operations. This a ma lg am of text and photographs traces the story of the Hurricane and its crews from the first prototype and pre-1939 service to France 1940; through the Battle of Britain; in the frozen wastes of North Russia; over beleagured Malta; across Sic ily an d G ree ce and as far afield as the Burmese jungle. There are pilots' accounts of low-level bombing sorties covering the disastrous Dieppe invasion, a personal story by the only fighter pilot of World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross , an d pi ctor ial sections illustrating the armament, markings and, especially, the men who knew the Hurricane best - the crews." Multiple creases at bottom of pages 27 thru 40. very small crease/bump at top corner of pages 83 thru 102, light wrin kling at t op/bo ttom of spine, one tiny corner bump, small shallow bump and a tiny scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light rubbing, areas of light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good-/ Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
F-15 EAGLE., Braybrook, Roy.
7 Braybrook, Roy. F-15 EAGLE.
Osprey, London, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321491 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "Built to counter the seemingly invincible Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has proven to be more than a match for any 'red' fighter interceptor for over 15 years. Carrying the all-seeing Hughes AN/APG-63 radar inside its massive radome, the interception capabilities of the Eagle have been matched only by its US Navy rival, the F-14 Tomcat. Although a large ae roplane, the Eagle is incredibly agile, with plenty of power from its twin afterburning Pratt & Whitney F-100 tubrofans. These allow a pilot to exploit the F-15 Eagle's suberb in-flight characteristics to the fullest extent. Entering frontline s q u adron service with the USAF's Tactical Air Command in late 1974, the F-15 has gone on to equip no less than six tactical fighter wings based in the USA, and one apiece in Germany and Japan. Five Air National Guard units also bolster the fron t li ne r anks with earlier version of the mighty Eagle. All USAF operators of the potent F-15 are graphically featured in this stunning volume. A chapter on the rarely illustrated Japanese Air Self-Defence Force complements the star-spangled F-1 5s ." Mi nor edge wear, small faint erasure mark at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, some areas of light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 17.00 USD
F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
8 Braybrook, Roy. F/A-18 HORNET.
Osprey, London, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321513 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the vene rable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornet s s p otted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with th e v er sa tile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship w it h a f ron tline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edg e wear , sm all faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.00 USD
9 Bridgeman, William and Hazard, Jacqueline. THE LONELY SKY.
New York Henry Holt 1957 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good 
316 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he powerful and often thrilling story of a man who daily enters that lonely region beyond the speed of sound. A narrative of needle-nosed ships flying at blistering speeds, it is also the moving testament of a man risking his life to push back the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Like St.-Exupery, Bridgeman is capable of describing the vastness and beauty of the skies. But as America's foremost experimental test pilot, he is constantly aware of the multitude of technical information which he is called upon to use at any given moment. After the war, Bill Bridgeman left the Navy a restless man. Seeking action, he joined Douglas Aircraft as an engineering test pilot. Soon he was asked to take over the final stages of the Skyrocket testing program. The Skyrocket, a javelin-shaped experimental ship, was a challenge to Bridgeman. The story of his day-by-day life with the plane is the substance of (this book)." Double crease and tiny tear (archivally taped) at top corner of page leaf 89/90, soft crease at top corner of pages 91 to 94, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very ,inor soiling on top of text block, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with two very small tears archivally taped, small chip at bottom of rear panel, light rubbing on panels with some very light scratches on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
SOPWITH SNIPE.  WINDSOCK DATAFILE 46., Bruce, J.M.    Foreword by R.L. Rimell.  Drawings by C.A. Owers.
10 Bruce, J.M. Foreword by R.L. Rimell. Drawings by C.A. Owers. SOPWITH SNIPE. WINDSOCK DATAFILE 46.
Albatros, Berkhamsted, 1994. 
36 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0948414618 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings/plans, colour profiles. "The Sopwith Snipe is firmly lodged in the minds of most WWI aeroplane enthusiasts due to the epic one-sided combat fought by Major William Barker on October 27 1918 in which he brought down four Fokker D.VIIs, an action that resulted in a well-earned Victoria Cross for the Canadian pilot. The Snipe had few other opportunities for glory; No .43 Squadron was the first unit to be equipped and made its first Snipe patrol on September 23 1918. Within five weeks nearly 100 Snipes were in France and No.208's Camels were in the process of being replaced by Snipes as the Armistice was dec l a r e d. In the immediate post-war period Snipes served with a dozen RAF Squadrons, 532 being recorded on charge by 1921, and the type soldiered on until 1928 when it was officially declared obsolete. Despite its necessarily limited role in the fi rs t ai r war the Snipe has been a popular choice for modellers and subject of at least two previous monographs and a nubmer of magazine articles. The 46th DATAFILE, however, offers the most comprehensive selection of illustrations on the type y et pub li she d in one volume and contains a great deal of information hitherto unrecorded." Interior - small soft bump at top/bottom corners of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at c orn ers of cove rs. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
WEATHER FLYING.  REVISED AND ENLARGED THIRD EDITION., Buck, Robert N.  Introduction by Wolfgang Langewiesche.
11 Buck, Robert N. Introduction by Wolfgang Langewiesche. WEATHER FLYING. REVISED AND ENLARGED THIRD EDITION.
Macmillan, New York, 1988, revised and enlarged third edition. 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0025180215 B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Revised and updated, this edition includes: New ways to obtain weather information before and in flight using national TV coverage and the new-st yle FSS stations; An expanded section on the use of satellite pictures, including new illustrations; A simple explanation of wind shear and its avoidance, with an appraisal of the new instrumention to help fly through it; The latest informatio n o n r adar and its use, and the importance of Stormscope, especially for smaller aircraft." Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Chicago Contemporary Books 1993 0809238047 / 9780809238040 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
221 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Throughout history and continuing to this day, occurrences have been reported that are so extraordinary there seem to be no possible natural explanations. Yet the credibility of the witnesses - often including thousands who have simultaneously observed the same mysterious event - and the consistency of these events across centuries of time and disparate parts of the earth indicate that they cannot be easily dismissed. (P)opular writer and aeronautics expert Martin Caidin reviews some of the most fascinating of these observations. Among the phenomena he discusses are: Careful tests by scientists showing that some people really can control objects at at distance; Reports from Vietnam combat marines of huge, glowing yellow 'semi-humans' impervious to machine-gun fire; Testimony from several different teams of Soviet cosmonauts citing encounters with 'giant angels'; Documented reports of people using divining rods to find rich deposits of ore, oil, and underground water sources that had gone undetected by scientific instruments; UFO sightings noted throughout recorded history - and their incredibly consistent similarity over three thousand years and many lands." Interior - very small bump at top and bottom corners of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, very small crease at bottom corners of covers, two creases at top corner of front cover and large soft crease at bottom corner, blank small label on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION., Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre.  Translated by Francis Kianka.
13 Christienne, Charles and Lissarague, Pierre. Translated by Francis Kianka. A HISTORY OF FRENCH MILITARY AVIATION.
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press 1986 874743109 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
531 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, graphs, etc., colour plates. "(T)he first book to cover the entire history of military aviation in France. The authors spent several years examining the public archives of the Musee de l'Air, the Service Historique de l'Armee de l'Air, and the French National Assembly, among others. The result is a complete overview of French military aviation from the Fleurus balloon of 1794 to the modern Mirage 2000 jet fighter. Focusing on the main points of each topic, (they) serve a wide general audience while at the same time providing accurate and essential points of departure for many avenues of research. Included among the numerous subject areas covered are the use of dirigibles in World War I, the Free French Air Forces of World War II, the French Air Forces in Indochina, and French air power in the nuclear age. Such special topics as women in the French Air Force, Free French pilots in the RAF, flying aces, strategic bombing, and airplane purchases from the United States are treated in chapters following the chronological history. Published in English for the first time, (it) is profusely illustrated with twelve color and more than 400 black and white plates. Military and aviation historians as well as buffs will welcome this handsome addition to any aviation library." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 2" closed tear (taped) at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
THE AVIATION CAREERS OF IGOR SIKORSKY., Cochrane, Dorothy; Hardesty, Von; Lee, Russell.
14 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
Penrith, Cumbria St. Patrick's Press 1982 095082870X / 9780950828701 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
134 pp, 11 7/8" H. Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(C)hronicles the significant aeronautical events which took place in the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway region from 1825 to 1914. The uninformed reader glancing at the topographical map may wonder as to what possible level of pioneering aviation activity could be sustained in a predominantly mountainous region where man is grossly outnumbered by sheep - yet between these years it was to encapsulate almost all aspects of man's aeronautical endeavour, from ballooning, parachuting, gliding, aircraft and airship construction to aero engine production. Cumbria is the birthplace of both British naval and civil marine aviation and for the first time the full exciting story is told aided by many previously unpublished documents and photographs." Small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dents on rear panel/hinge. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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
New York Oxford University Press 1983 0195033566 / 9780195033564 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(R)econstructs America's first era of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and less-known aviators who became the nation's heroes: Charles Lindberg, whose achievement was the great event of the 1920s - Amelia Earhart, one of the many women 'aces' (the aviation industry encouraged women because, as pilot Louise Thaden put it, 'If a woman can handle a plane, the public thinks it must be 'duck soup' for men.') - Calbraith P. Rogers, who made the first transcontinental flight, surviving a dozen crashes, a broken arm and collarbone, and a score of wounds caused by the metal fragments of an exploded engine - and many others. The book provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century - its aspirations and concerns - as expressed in the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology." Dust jacket has very minor edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
North Branch, NM Specialty Press 1999 158007023X / 9781580070232 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
100 pp, 10 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Introduction; Building a Deterrent (Birth of a Bomb - Birth of a Bomber); From Paper to Metal (The Design and Development of the Type 698); On Trial and in Service (Design - Development - Deployment); Extending the Options (The Development of the Vulcan B.2); Special Full Color Section: Bombing Color (Shades of War); Blue Steel and Skybolt (Missiles for the 'V' Force); Vulcans in Full Flight (Vulcans Come - Vucans Go); Vulcan at War (The Falklands, Corporate, and Beyond); The Vulcan Alphabet (Acronyms and Abbreviations); Significant Dates (Key Events in the History of the Avro Vulcan). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN.  VOLUME IX.  NUMBERS 1-4.  (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962)., Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al.
19 Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al. THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN. VOLUME IX. NUMBERS 1-4. (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962).
Montgomery, Alabama Air Force Historical Foundation 1960 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
The 4 quarterly issues of 'The Airpower Historian' for 1962, 9" H, consecutively paged from 1 - 260. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Articles include: Ploesti: German Defenses and Allied Intelligence; Fourth but First: History of the Fourth Fighter Wing; Army and the Airmail - 1934; The National Significance of the Augmented Program of Space Exploration; The Maxim Gorky: Soviet Colossus; Aspects of Airpower in the Spanish Civil War; The Army Airmail Pilots Report!; Huk Hunting in the Philippines, 1946-1953; The Monroe Leaflet Bomb; Target - Hiroshima; The Economics of Strategic Bombing in WWII; Notes on Velvet, General Adler's Mission to Moscow, 1942; A History of the 148th Aero Squadron; Jet Aircraft of World War II; The Birth of Italian Aviation - The Libyan War; A Tribute to Dutch Kindelberger: The Mustang - A Great Warhorse; "Aces and Hawks" History of The First Fighter Wing, Part One, 1918-1939; The Space Dichotomy; Aviation on Anacostia Flats; "Lighting Lancers" Combat Highlights of the 68th Squadron in Korea; Command of Space, etc. Interiors - number 1 & 2 have a small soft bump to top corner of pages, number 2 has a small bump at bottom of gutters, otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - small soft bump at top corner of numbers 1 & 2, small bump to bottom of spine of number 2, all volumes have light wear at top/bottom of spines and some minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
New York TAB / McGraw-Hill 1995 0070150931 / 9780070150935 Soft Cover Near Fine 
201 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w illustrations. "Most in-flight emergencies can be safely resolved if the pilot has the proper training and mental attitude. This information-packed manual for private and recreational pilots, flight instructors, and students describes a variety of procedures you can use to pre-empt or successfully cope with almost any emergency situation. Emphasizing the importance of preflight preparation and awareness of changing flight conditions, (the author), a commercial pilot and flight instructor, explains how your reactions in the cockpit can affect the outcome of potential problems, such as: Thunderstorms; Icing; Engine, communications, and electrical system failure; Straying off course or becoming lost; Flying in IFR conditions. By following the advice in this practical guide, you'll establish a regular training routine that will not only improve your ability to handle emergencies but also reduce your chances of finding yourself in emergency situations." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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