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1 Beaty, David. STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
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
 
 
PRIDE OF SEATTLE: THE FIRST 300 BOEING B-17F FLYING FORTRESS.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6074., Birdsall, Steve.  Color by Don Greer, Ernesto Cumpian & David W. Smith.
2 Birdsall, Steve. Color by Don Greer, Ernesto Cumpian & David W. Smith. PRIDE OF SEATTLE: THE FIRST 300 BOEING B-17F FLYING FORTRESS. SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6074.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1998. 
64 pp, 10 15/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 089473892 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 8 pages of color profiles. Contents: Pride of Seattle; Down Under: The 5th, 11th, 19th, and 43rd Bomb Groups; Torch and North Africa: The 97th and 301st Bo mb Groups; The Pioneers: The 91st, 303rd, 305th, and 306th Bomb Groups. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
3 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Three small dints on rear board, light rubbing. Dust jacket has three small dints on rear panel, large crease at top corner of rear flap/panel, light edge wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
4 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD., Brimson, Samuel.
5 Brimson, Samuel. THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD.
Dreamweaver, Sydney, 1985. 
256 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 094982500X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "This is the story of commercial aviation - of the individual airlines which grew out of humble beginnings into the corpora te giants they are today. It is also the story of people. People such as Paterson, Six, Boeing, Fysh, Trippe, Hanshue, Plesman, Rickenbacker, Hughes, Frye and many other who pioneered commercial aviation and went on to found some of the gr e a t e s t a irlines in the world. The names of Boeing, Douglas, Lockhhed, Fokker, etc., are synonymous with flying today; but what of other pioneers, of companies which have ceased to exist or have gone out of aircraft building? Here the storie s of d eH av il l an d, Handley Page, Convair, Vickers, Stinson, Junkers, Airspeed, Avro, Bristol, Hawker Siddeley, as well as many smaller companies, are told in the context of the airlines that flew their products. With airline operations so con fu sed an d d epr ess ed to day, this book looks back on their illustrious histories - at the efforts of people who made them grow, at the attempts to halt that growth, at the transition from air travel in splendid comfort only for the wealthy to tod ay's 747 s, D C10s and L1 011s which pack in the low-fare-paying passengers like sardines. All in all, (this) is a fascinating chronicle of the world of commercial aviation from its very beginnings until the present." This is a heavy volum e an d may requ ire e xtra posta ge, depen ding on destination. Light cigarette odor, small bump to top/bottom of spine and to top corners of both boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, very light r ubbin g, thr ee ver y smal l tea rs ach ival ly tap ed, slight fading to spine color. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE.  VOLUME 1/PART ONE.  (VOL. ONE / PART 1).  (Nos. 1 to 12).  REVISED 4th EDITION., Cain, Charles W., ed.  (J M Bruce, Peter M Bowers, Martin C Windrow, C F Andrews, Francis K Mason, E G Shacklady, Peter I. Gray, Philip J R Moyes.)
6 Cain, Charles W., ed. (J M Bruce, Peter M Bowers, Martin C Windrow, C F Andrews, Francis K Mason, E G Shacklady, Peter I. Gray, Philip J R Moyes.) AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE. VOLUME 1/PART ONE. (VOL. ONE / PART 1). (Nos. 1 to 12). REVISED 4th EDITION.
Profile Publications / Doubleday, Windsor/Garden City, 1975, revised 4th edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853834105 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and colour illustrations by P. Endsleigh Castle, J. Goulding and R. Ward. "Internationally recognized aviation writers present c omprehensive but concise histories of aircraft of many nations and of wide variety, both military and civil. There are the frail biplanes and triplanes of World War One, their successors of the 1920x and 1930s and the valiant breed of comb a t a i r c r a ft of World War Two. This was the dawn of the jet age and later volumes bring the wide selection into the swing-wing, supersonic 1970s. Each book in (this) series contains about 50,000 words and around 250 illustrations and, not l ea st , t he f in es t examples of colour views available anywhere. The colour artwork will delight the eye of the historian and modeller alike." Contents: S.E.5A, Boeing P-12E, Focke-Wulf FW 190 A, Hawker Hunter F.6, Vickers Vimy Mks. I to III , B ris to l B ull dog Mk s. I to IV, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, North American P-51D Mustang, Albatros D V, Gloster Gauntlet Mks. I & II, Handley Page Halifax Mks III, VI, VII, Gloster Meteor F.8 A few tiny light ink marks on fore-edge of textbl ock, min or fadi ng t o in side to p edge of boards ans at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainl at top edge, light browning and tiny foxing marks on inside top edge, minor browning on outer edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Campbell, John M. With Garry R. Pape. NORTH AMERICAN XB-70 VALKYRIE: A PHOTO CHRONICLE.
Atglen, PA Schiffer 1996 0887409067 / 9780887409066 Soft Cover Very Good + 
48 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Development; Flight Test; XB-70 Accident; XB-70 in Detail. Inside - tiny creases at top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at top corner of covers, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THEIR DARKEST DAY: THE TRAGEDY OF PAN AM 103 AND ITS LEGACY OF HOPE., Cox, Matthew and Foster, Tom.
8 Cox, Matthew and Foster, Tom. THEIR DARKEST DAY: THE TRAGEDY OF PAN AM 103 AND ITS LEGACY OF HOPE.
Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1992, first edition. 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802113825 B&w photographs, map, plan. "On December 21, 1988, a small block of plastic explosive tore apart a New York-bound Boeing 747, killing 259 passengers and crew and taking the lives of 11 residents of the tiny Scottish village of Lockerbie. The world followed in horrified fascination as a tale of international terrorism, airline ineptitude, and political gamesmanship unfolded. But another story was lost among the headli nes. Making use of more than three years of research and interviews, (the authors) present the whole picture of the disaster, including the story behind this tragic event: that of the people who died and the family members - who were left to d e a l w ith the devastating aftermath of the explosion. (This) is the shocking tale of the bombing, told through the family members' personal experiences: housewives who became adroit at handling the media; a doctor who became an authority on ex pl os iv es ; a real estate saleswoman who became an expert on terrorist groups; and the many others who sacrificed careers and futures in order to reform airline security and bring the terrorists to justice. The authors trace the history of the Pan Am 10 3 b om bin g, starting with the incidents that incited terrorists to attack and culminating with the indictment of two Libyans in November of 1991." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of flap-folds and spine, very light rubbing. Ne ar F ine/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
9 Davies, W.W. Foreword by William Littlewood. CARGO AIRCRAFT.
New York Pitman 1946 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
216 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, figures, tables. Chapter headings: Early Development; Cargo Aircraft for the Immediate Future; The Air-Cargo Market; Characteristics of Air Cargo; Fundamental Considerations of Cargo-Plane Design; Detail Considerations in Airframe Design; Detail Considerations in Equipment Design; Loading Methods and Equipment; Handling and Stowage Methods and Equipment; The Air Tramp and Charter Plane; Appendices: Requirements for a Combination Cargo-Passenger Plane; Cargo Flow; Development of Cost Formulae; Aircraft and Component Original Cost Values; General Characteristics of Cargo Airplanes; Ground-Loading Equip-ment Costs; Outline Drawings of Representative Air Cargoliners; Index. Light edge rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning - more on spine, flap-foldsand edges; very small chips/tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two sticker marks on rear panel and two on front panel, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Davis, Larry. Color by Don Greer & Tom Tullis. Illustrated by Joe Sewell. P-26. SQUADRON/SIGNAL MINI IN ACTION NUMBER 2.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1994. 
50 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0897473221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, color profiles. Contents: Introduction; XP-936; P-26A; P-26B/C; Model 281; In Service. Interior - clean and tight with no previ ous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BOMBERS OF WORLD WAR II., Donald, David, ed.
11 Donald, David, ed. BOMBERS OF WORLD WAR II.
Brown Books, London, 1998. 
192 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884354 "(B)rings together 23 (bombers), from the German light bombers of the Blitzkrieg, such as the Junkers Ju 87 and Heinkel He111, to the heavy aircraft of the strategic bombing campaigns in Europe and the Far East, such as the Lancaster and the B29 Superfortress. Each aircraft is revealed in fascinating detail through its history and service record. Each entry includes lists of all the variants produced, plus an extensive tab l e t hat gives a complete breakdown of each aircraft's specifications, including performance, dimensions and weapons load. (C)ontains more than 130 b&w photographs and many genuine wartime colour photographs, plus more than 150 full-colour artwor ks s h ow ing each aircraft in its various forms and in the liveries of the different squadrons it was assigned to, the markings of the foreign air forces it served with and the colours of special models. Each aircraft is shown as a detailed cutaw ay wit h acc ompanying annotation that shows its layout and working parts." Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge - mainly at top of spine & flap-folds with one tiny tear, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT., Donald, David, general editor.
12 Donald, David, general editor. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT.
Prospero, Etobicoke, Ontario, 1999, revised and updated edition. 
816 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1552678512 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, cutaways, profiles. "(A) highly illustrated volume which examines in detail all the significant civil aircraft that have been manufactured since the early part of the twentieth century. Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, the entries provide a history of the company followed by detailed accounts of more than 100 key aircraft types and their varian t s . A ll of the best-known manufacturers are represented, including current industry leaders such as McDonnell Douglas, Airbus and Boeing, as well as companies that have fallen by the wayside, such as De Havilland. Each entry is accompanied by c ol ou r a nd black-and-white photographs and artworks showing the craft in different liveries. Many of the aircraft featured (here) are also represented by a detailed cutaway drawing, which is fully annotated and shows the internal components and fi tti ng s. " S light bump at top of spine, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has slight browning on spine, heavy wrinkling at top of spine and hinges with small tear archivally taped, minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Ver y Go od 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
VIETNAM MiG KILLERS: DEADLY DUEL OVER VIETNAM., Dorr, Robert F.
13 Dorr, Robert F. VIETNAM MiG KILLERS: DEADLY DUEL OVER VIETNAM.
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1988, first edition. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879382864 "The enemies were numerous. The jungle heat and the broad sea, the North Vietnamese Air Force and their arch ace Colonel Tomb, the MiG-17s and MiG-21s. Points on the Ameri can side were our elite pilots, aircraft and weapons: the Thunderchiefs, Crusaders and, of course, Phantoms. The air battles of the Vietnam War were fierce; the victors earned their wings and the kill markings emblazoned on their planes. (Th i s b o o k) spotlights the duels between America's pilots and the MiGs in the skies over Southeast Asia. Most of all, this is a book about airplanes. Here are the Phantoms Colonel Robin Olds piloted to score four kills. The intrepid Skyhawk whi ch d o wn ed a MiG-17 with an unguided air-to-ground missile. And F-4 number 155880 which finally blew Hanoi's Colonel Tomb out of the sky, earning its pilot ace status. Here are the men and machines that flew Rolling Thunder and Linebacker I a nd II. Mil ita ry expert Robert F. Dorr has collected a superb gallery of glowing color photos - many of the contemporary - and written a detailed history, chock full of anecdotes." A few tiny dints on front board, small light stain on top edge of bo th b o ards . D ust jacket has a few tiny dints on front panel, very small closed puncture on front hinge, very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Dunmore, Spencer. COLLISION.
Peter Davis, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
250 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Three aircraft enter the turbulence over Toronto simultaneously; a charter Boeing 707, on its way from Gander; a Douglas DC-8 coming in from L.A.; and a lightweight Aeronca flown by an inexperienced trainee pilot Henry Peel. Are the weather conditions the cause of the catastrophe to come or does the blame rest with..." A few very faint water splashes to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, book has slight lean. One small dog ear at bottom corner of page. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear - dramatic wraparound cover art. VG/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BOMBER COMMAND., Ethell, Jeffrey L.
15 Ethell, Jeffrey L. BOMBER COMMAND.
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1994, first edition. 
180 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879389206 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Bomber Command was the heart of the US Army Air Force's operations against Nazi Germany in World War I I. At its peak, the USAAF boasted 2,411,294 men and women in uniform with 230,000 aircraft flown by 193,440 pilots. And statistically, there was no more dangerous place to be in World War II than in a bomber over Germany. (This book) tells th e s t ory of the USAAF in the European and Mediterranean Theaters during World War II. But instead of another gray history of armies and campaigns, (it) relives the color of the operations both in terms of first-person accounts and anecdotes as we ll as w ith original World War II color photography of the events." Minor wear at corners. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small dint on front hinge, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, smal l t e ar (ar chivally taped) with crease at bottom of rear flap-fold, small line indentation and tiny dint on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993., Gething, Michael J.
16 Gething, Michael J. SKY GUARDIANS: BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENCE 1918-1993.
Arms and Armour, London, 1993, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photographs. ISBN 0853689466 "(O)ffers snapshots of UK air defences at ten-yearly intervals, detailing how each (new) threat was perceived and what the response to it was, with a critique of that response and subsequent orders of battle to demonstrate how air defence evolved in real terms. In-depth reviews of the major examples over 75 years include the first German raids on Britain and the development of anti-aircraft arti llery; the appearance of German Heinkel and Dornier bombers in the 1930s and the design of the Hurricane and Spitfire to defeat this threat; and the defence against Soviet Cold War bombers in the form of the Hunter and Bloodhound. The result is a p rogressive history that concludes with the state of current defences and thoughts for the future: how will emerging challenges to the UK and NATO be met and countered? Illustrated with a wide range of photographs of the weapons systems deploy e d t hr ough three quarters of a century, this is an usual and perceptive new assessment, with particular value in this anniversary year for the RAF." Small thin scuff on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor rubbing, minor wrinkli ng a t top of flap-folds and spine, very small closed perforation on front flap-fold - archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WALK AROUND F-117A NIGHTHAWK.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL WALK AROUND NUMBER 26., Goodall, James.  Color by Don Greer.  Illustrated by Richard Hudson and Ernesto Cumpian.
17 Goodall, James. Color by Don Greer. Illustrated by Richard Hudson and Ernesto Cumpian. WALK AROUND F-117A NIGHTHAWK. SQUADRON/SIGNAL WALK AROUND NUMBER 26.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 2001. 
79 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover. ISBN 0897474252 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, drawings, profiles. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
18 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Dust jacket has moderate creasing at top of spine - very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING COLORS.  FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES., Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers.
19 Green, William and Swanborough, Gordon, compilers. FLYING COLORS. FEATURING OVER 1300 MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS AND COLOR SCHEMES.
London Salamander 1997 086101944X / 9780861019441 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ John Weal, Richard Caruana and Brian Knight. 
207 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated in colour. "Military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged, boastfully personalized or otherwise extravagantly colored since they first took to the air more than 80 years ago. From the time that the identity of aircraft was established with national insignia, the markings of aircraft has become a science, and their decoration an art form. At times of tension, trends have been toward camouflage colors for concealment as international relationships deteriorated. Yet, in peace and war, there have also been 'anti-camouflage' color schemes applied specifically to render aircraft more conspicuous for training, rescue and other purposes. 'Flying Colors' is a superb survey of this fascinating scene, depicting more than 100 different aircraft types, from the World War I Spads to the modern swing-wing Tornado, in more than 1300 spectacular illustrations. Splendid use is made of finely detailed profile drawings, top and bottom, head-on and 'scrap' views, together with emblem and other detail enlargements, all in full-color and each extensively researched by the compilers and artists who have striven for accuracy and interest. Each first-class drawing is described, with identification of squadron, unit, theater and period, and often even the pilot's name and rank too! Recognized as a major landmark in aviation publishing, this volume will especially delight aircraft modelmakers and all enthusiasts of the dramatic history of warplanes." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOEING 247: THE FIRST MODERN COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE.  THE FLYING CLASSICS SERIES., Holden, Henry M.
20 Holden, Henry M. THE BOEING 247: THE FIRST MODERN COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE. THE FLYING CLASSICS SERIES.
TAB / McGraw-Hill, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1991, first edition. 
168 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0830635939 B&w photographs, drawings. "The introduction of the Boeing 247 in 1933 is widely regarded as the beginning of modern air transport. With an all-metal, stressed-skin design and a cruising speed of 17 0 miles an hour, the 247 marked the end of the slower, flimsy wood-and-dope frame biplanes used by the military and mail service. Though quickly overshadowed by its competitors, the 247 proved to the American public that commercial air travel c o u l d be both safe and efficient. In fact, this innovative airplane determined the direction of aircraft design for nearly the next two decades. (This books) traces the evolution of the 247, describing the technological and social circumstan c es d ur in g and after World War I that led to its development. You'll find fascinating descriptions of William Boeing's struggle to implement his unique designs, the public's reception of the 247, the aircraft's commercial and military uses, an d the 24 7's ul ti mate impact on aviation." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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