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  • 179. The illustrated History of Fighters, Bill Gunston, Editor-in-Chief. Exeter Books, 1983. More than 135 models described.  Line drawing profiles, small 3-views, black and white and color photographs. Hardbound, no dust cover. 262 pages, oversize. US$20
  • 178. The Ultimate Paper Airplane, Richard Kline, illustrations by Floyd Fogleman and Richard Kline. Simon and Schuster, 1985. The Kline-Fogleman wing described, along with instructions and materials for seven different models. Softbound. 126 pages. US$10
  • 177. The United States Air Force and the Culture of Innovation, Stephen B. Johnson. Air Force History and Museums Program, 2002. The author demonstrates in fine detail how the aplication of systems management during the period 1945 to 1965 by the United States Air Force to its ballistic missiles and computer programs not only produced critical new weapons, but also benefitted American industry. Ex library, McChord AFB, exterior and interior labels obliterated, pocket intact. Softbound, plastic protected cover.  288 pages. US$12
  • 176. The Rise of American Air Power - The Creation of Armageddon, Michael S. Sherry. Yale University Press, 1987. This book is the first in-depth history of the rise of American strategic bombing. The author explores the aspirations and illusions that led Americans to embrace air power before World War Ii, the ideas, techniques and organizations that guided air attackes during the war, and the devastating effects of American and British "conventional" bombing. This book is a major contributioon to American military, itellectual, and political history. Ex library book. U.S. Air Force, no exteriror label, interior labeling obliterated, pocket intact. 435 pages. US$25
  • 175. The American Heritage History of Flight, Editors of American Heritage. American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1962. This volume sets down the phenomenal achievements within aviation from the start. It is a consistent and magnificently illustrated story. Ex library with intact label, removed pocket and interior barcode. Hardcover with plastic protected dust cover. 416 pages, oversize.  US$20
  • 174. U.S. Fighters - Army-Air Force 1925 to 1980s; Lloyd S. Jones. Aero Publishers, Inc., 1975.  Photos and 3-views of all P and F designated U.S. aircraft from the Curtiss P-1 Hawk through the Northrop YF-17, McDonnell Douglas F-18. Describes, with text data and color 2-views, 80 fighters of various countries. Pages yellowing at binding and along exterior edges. Loosening binding.352 pp., no dust cover.  US$15.00
  • 173. The Struggle for Air Force Independence, 1943 to 1947, Herman S. Wolk. Air Force History and Museums Program, 1997. This volume describes the birth of the independent air arm, from the initial planning through the intense postwar years. Ex library with intact label and pocket, obliterated library identification. Hardbound with plastic protected dust cover. 416 pages.US$15
  • 172. Yeager, General Chuck Yeager and Leo Janus. Bantam Books, 1985. Autobiography. Hardbound with dust cover. 342 pages. US$12
  • 171. I Could Never Be So Lucky Again, General James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle with Carroll V. Glines. Bantam Books, 1991. Autobiography. Hardbound with dust cover. 574 pages. US$20
  • 170. Hydrofoils and Hovercraft, William T. Gunston. Doubleday Science Series, Doubleday & Company Inc., 1970. New vehicles for sea and land. Covers foil, air-cushion and air-film vehicles. Ex library copy with labels and pocket intact. Hardcover with plastic protected dust cover. 192 pages. $US15
  • 169. Legend & Legacy, the Story of Boeing and Its People, Robert J. Serling. St. Martin's Press, 1992. Behind the statistics and the awe-inspiring aircraft is a company of paradoxes, a vast organization nimble enough to take daring market risks that have kept it at the top of its industry. A look behind the scenes, filled with  humor, objectivity, and abundant anecdotes. Lightly read hardbound with dust cover. 480 pages.US$12
  • 168. Spitfire., John Vader. Ballantine Books Inc., 1969. Softbound. The history of the Spitfire, from Schneider Trophy and prototype through the Seafire, Spiteful and Seafang, through text and historical photographs. Softbound. 160 pages. US$8
  • 167. Stick and Rudder, Wolfgang Langewiesche. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1972.  Illustrated by Jo Kotula with a special appendix on "The Dangers of the Air" by Leighton Collins. The first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. Originally published in book form in 1944, it has been in continuous print for more than 50 years. The basics described are largely unchanged since the first publication, and this volume is therefore applicable to large airplanes and small, old and new, and is of interest to the learner, accomplished pilot, and instructor. This copy is in near perfect condition. 389 pp., hardbound, with dustcover. US$25
  • 166. Luftwaffe Handbook 1939-1945, Alfred Price. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977. Sixteen years of research by the author produced and in-depth reference manual of the Luftwaffe at war. Topics include German pilot training and tactics of the fighter and bomber units, plus biographies of senior commanders and illustrations of uniforms and insignia.Ex library book, Tacoma Washiongton School District, labels and pocket intact. Hardcover with plastic protected dust cover. 111 pages. US$10
  • 165. Blandford Book of Warplanes, Kenneth Munson. Blandford Press, 1981. A visual reference for 120 military aircraft from the Fokker E.III through  the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. Color 2-views of each aircraft presented. Ex library book, Ft. Lewis, Washington, labels and ID card intact. Hardcover with plastic protected dust cover. 122 pages. US$15
  • 164. High Speed Flight, Bill Sweetman. Jane's, 1983. Ten chapters, headed from "0-150 mph," to "2,000+ mph." Identifies key and describes the key technical developments which have allowed aircraft to fly ever faster. Ex library book, Ft. Lewis, Washington, labels and ID card intact. Hardcover with plastic protected dust cover. 144 pages. US$15
  • 163. THREE BOOKS on helicopter aerodynamics: (1) Helicopter Aerodynamics, R.W. Prouty. PJS Publications Inc., 1985. A Rotor & Wing International publication. Includes effects of rotor flapping, static and dynamic stability, high performance take-offs, coping with power failure, turbine engines, control systems, helicopter vibration, and numerous other topics. Softcover. 174 pages. (2) More Helicopter Aerodynamics,R.W. Prouty. PJS Publications Inc., 1988. A Rotor & Wing International publication. Topics include rotor wake, ground effect in hover, forward flight lift-to-drag, external loads, designing for high speed flight, fly-by-wire and additional topics. Softcover. 108 pages. (3) Even More Helicopter Aerodynamics, R.W. Prouty. PJS Publications Inc., 1993. A Rotor & Wing International publication. Includes downwsh patterns, rotor upwash, blade stall, designing reliable helicopter structural components, dynamic inflow, blade anhedral, and glimpses of helicopter history, among other topics. Softcover. 164 pages. Set of three books, US$40
  • 162. Basic Helicopter Handbook, U.S. Department of Transportation. IAP, Inc., 1978. Published as Advisory Circular 61-13B, this technical manual was written with the helicopter rating applicant in mind. Topics include helicopter aerodynamics, control functions, weight and balance, helicopter performance, and helicopter flight maneuvers. Ex library copy, Ft. Lewis, Washington, with labels and pocket intact. Has seen heavy use. Softcover. 111 pages. US$8
  • 161. Famous Fighters of the Second World War, William Green, illustrations by G.W. Heumann. Hanover House, 1957. Describes in detail 18 of the best known fighterss of WWII. Line drawing profiles and gray-scale 3-views. Previous owner noted on inside of front cover. Hardbound, no dust cover. 128 papers. US$10
  • 160. Northrop Flying Wings, Revised Edition, Edward T. Maloney. World War II Publications, 1983. John K. Northrop was the chief proponent of "flying wings" in the United States. This volume covers 16 different flying wing designs ofJohn Northrop, dating from 1928 throughtthe X-4 Bantam wing, including the B-49 series. Softcover. 64 pages. US$15
  • 159. SoarTech Number Ten. SoarTech Journal/H.A. Stokely, 1993. Topics include molded sailplane construction, mathematical analysis of winch launching, and looking at wind tunnel results. Softcover. 226 pages. US$25 
  • 158. SoarTech Number Nine. SoarTech/H.A. Stokely, 1992. Includes The use of wind tunnel data in the design of radio controlled contest model sailplanes" by Martin Simons, "On wing load computation" by Max Chernoff, and Built-in sheeting" by Dennis Oglesby. 126 pages .Softcover. US$20
  • 157. Airfoils at Low Speeds - SoarTech 8. Michael S. Selig, John F. Donovan, and David B. Fraser. H.A. Stokely, 1989. Detailed report for the work done by Selig, Donovan and Fraser at Princeton University. Details and data for more than 60 airfoils tested at Reynolds numbers 50-500k. More than 130 polar diagrams are included. 398 pages.Softcover. US$35 
  • 156. A to Z - Radio Control Electronic Journal. George Steiner. GSP, 1997. Signed by the author. A compilation of more than 30 papers on a wide range of topics regarding 72MHz radio systems.From proper battery charging to modifying servos, transmitters and receivers, using fuses to describing PPM and PCM, George covers topics of interest to RC modellers. Comb binding. US$15 
  • 155. Guide to Computer Radio Control Systems. Don Edberg. Dynamic Modelling, 1996. Written inplain English for ordinary folks, not computer programmers, this comprehensive guide covers all aspects of all brands of (72MHz AM and FM) programmable radio control systems. 100 figures and illustrations, 23 information tables, more than 180 pages. Softcover. US$12
  • 154. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 12-13, 1988. Al Scidmore, Editor. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations, including those by Walt Good, David Fraser, Larry Jolly and Hewitt Phillips. Softcover, stapled. US$15
  • 153. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 1-2, 1986. Al Scidmore, Editor. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations. "Electrostatic Stabilizers" by Maynard Hill and "German Sailplane Experiments" are featured. Softcover, stapled. US$15
  • 152. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 9-10, 1985. Al Scidmore, Editor. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations. Includes "Introduction to aerodynamics" by Frank Baker, "F3B australia" by Dan Pruss, "Variometers" by Jack Hiner, and "Flight path for F3B speed run" by Michael Selig.Punched for 3-hole binder, enclosed in protective Acco binder. US$15
  • 151. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 3-4, 1984. Al Scidmore and Walt Seaborg, Editors. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations. Includes "Meteorology of Thermal Soaring," "Stability Factors, Computers, and the Model Sailplane," "Basic Foam Core Preparation and Techniques," ten other topics. Softcover, stapled. US$15
  • 149. SoarTech Number Six; H.A. "Herk" Stokely, Editor. H.A. "Herk" Stokely, 1987. Eight technical articles concerning radio controlled gliders. Includes "Wind tunnel testing of low Reynolds number airfoils at Princeton University" by Michael Selig and John Donovan, "Airfoil Families 12A, 14A, and 15A" by Rolf Girsberger, and "The friction drag and pressure drag of airfoils" by W.H. Phillips.154 pages. This book is in good condition. Softcover, stapled. US$15
  • 148. SoarTech Number Five; H.A. "Herk" Stokely, Editor. H.A. "Herk" Stokely, 1986. Eight technical articles concerning radio controlled gliders. Includes "Composite molding techniques for sailplane fuselages and control surface accessories" by Edward S. Popko and John G. Smith, "A contribution about the interpolation of drag coefficients at lower Reynolds numbers" by W.M.J. Schlosser, E.A.B.  Schlosser, and J.P.A.  Schlosser, and "New airfoils for RC gliders" by Rolf Girsberger. 94 pages. This book is in very good condition. Softcover, stapled. US$15
  • 147. SoarTech Number Four; H.A. "Herk" Stokely, Editor. H.A. "Herk" Stokely, 1985. A number of  technical articles concerning radio controlled gliders. Includes "Handling of all-moving wing gliders" by Preben Norholm, "Why gaps hurt" by Steve McLellon, and "The double hinged rudder" by Hewitt Phillips. 87 pages. This book is in very good condition. Softcover, stapled. US$15
  • 146. SoarTech Number Three; H.A. "Herk" Stokely, Editor. H.A. "Herk" Stokely, 1984. Three technical articles concerning radio controlled gliders. "Drag awareness" by Oran W. Nicks, "The two meter sailplane" by Martin Simons, and "The design of airfoils at low Reynolds numbers" by Michael Selig. 96 pages.This book is in very good condition. Softcover, stapled. US$15 
  • 145. SoarTech Number Two; H.A. "Herk" Stokely, Editor. H.A. "Herk" Stokely, 1983. Eleven technical articles concerning radio controlled gliders. This volume includes "Flapped Eppler airfoils" by Hewitt Phillips, "A new airfoil for F3B gliders" by Rolf Girsberger and "Design of Standard Class sailplanes" by Martin Simons. This book is in very good condition. Softcover, stapled. 192 pages. US$15
  • 144. Handley Page Victor; Andrew Brookes. Ian Allan Ltd, 2000. In depth coverage of the last of the V-bombers. Numerous black and white photos, plus line drawings. Hardbound with intact dust cover, as new. US$12
  • 143. Die Segelflugklasse F3B; Wolfgang Schultz. Verlag fur Technik und Handwerk GmbH, 1988. German language text devoted to the FAI Class F3B (multi-task RC soaring). Introduction to the Class, models in use, and event techniques. Includes aircraft design and construction, winch design and construction, timing devices, etc. Softbound. US$10
  • 142. Postwar Aircraft: Osprey Modelling Manuals Volume 12; Rodrigo Hernandez Cabos, series editor. Osprey, 2000. Eight modern jets and one helicopter are covered in this volume. Focused on plastic models, but may be of use to those who create scale models for RC. Softbound, as new. US$8
  • 141. Model Planes; the editors of Consumer Guide. Harper and Roe, 1978. More than 100 photographs, all in full color, tell the story of Miniature Aircraft - those displayed as works of art and those that take to the sky. Plus sources and illustrated tips. Softbound. US$8 
  • 140. The Quiet Revolution; Robert J. Boucher. Astro Flight Inc., 1979. The complete manual of electric propulsion systems. An introductory volume which includes photos and drawings of proven designs for cars, boats and aircraft, mechanical and electrical technical data, and construction hints. "SASS" written in magic marker on upper right of front cover and small tear on back cover. As it was part of the Seattle Area Soaring Society library, this volume has seen a lot of use. Softbound. US$10
  • 138. Utility Helicopter UH-1 Aircrew Training Manual, FC 1-211. U.S. Army Aviation Center, 1984. This publication is a guide for establishing aviator initial aircraft transition, refresher, mission, and continuation traing programs. ATMs are basic documents which provide guidance to ensure that standard procedures and techniques are used in everyday flying. This book is 5"x7", softcover, more than 380 pages. US$10
  • 137. Science and Technology of Low Speed and Motorless Flight, N79-23889-23903; Perry W. Hanson, editor. NASA Langley Research Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 1979. Proceedings of a symppsium held at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton Virginia, March 29-30 1979. Punched for 3-hole binder, enclosed in protective Acco binder. US$20 
  • 136. Programming the Futaga Super 7 Radio System for Aircraft & Sailplanes, Don Edberg. Dynamic Modelling, 1997.  This book is a resource of information on the Futaba Super 7 radio control transmitter and supplements the Futaba manual. Basic programming, intermediate settings, and advanced programming for models with multiple wing servos, and special programming issues are covered. A clear and readable guide with step-by-step instructions, examples, and model trimming charts. Softcover with perfect binding and clear plastic front cover. Minor staining at extreme lower outside edge of all pages, does not affect readability. US$10
  • 135. Drag Reduction and Structures Handbook; Eric Lister. Self published, 1980. A basic book which is focused on polyhedral designs using rudder and elevator conrols, but does include fundamental information on V-tails and tailless designs considerations. One of the first books to talk about ideal aspect ratio for defined wing spans. This copy is from the Seattle Area Soaring Society library and has"SASS" in magic marker at the upper right of front cover, along with an owner ID sticker at lower right. Owner ID also on inside of front cover. Comb binding. US$12
  • 134. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 4-5, 1989. Al Scidmore, Editor. This volume includes presentations by Larry Jolly, Dr. Walt Good, Walter Panknin's ("flying wings"), and John Donovan, Michael Selig. and David Fraser. This copy is from the Seattle Area Soaring Society library and has magic marker "SASS" at upper right corner of front cover along with an owner ID sticker at the lower right. Owner ID also on inside of front cover. Comb binding. US$10
  • 132. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 12-13, 1988. Al Scidmore, Editor. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations, including those by Walt Good, David Fraser, Larry Jolly and Hewitt Phillips. This copy is from the Seattle Area Soaring Society reference library and has identification in magic marker on the outside of the front cover at the top and bottom. Softcover, stapled. US$10
  • 131. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 12-13, 1988. Al Scidmore, Editor. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations, including those by Walt Good, David Fraser, Larry Jolly and Hewitt Phillips. This copy is from the Seattle Area Soaring Society reference library and has "SASS" identification in magic marker on the outside and inside of the front cover. Softcover, stapled. US$10
  • 130. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 1-2, 1986. Al Scidmore, Editor. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations. "Electrostatic Stabilizers" by Maynard Hill and "German Sailplane Experiments" are featured. This copy is from the Seattle Area Soaring Society reference library and has magic marker identifications on the front cover. Softcover, stapled. US$10
  • 129. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 3-4, 1984. Al Scidmore and Walt Seaborg, Editors. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations. Includes "Meteorology of Thermal Soaring," "Stability Factors, Computers, and the Model Sailplane," "Basic Foam Core Preparation and Techniques," ten other topics. This copy is from the Seattle Area Soaring Society reference library and has "magic marker" identifications on the front cover. Some brown staining to lower right of front cover which spreads through the first quarter of the book. Softcover, stapled. US$10
  • 128. Proceedings of the M.A.R.C.S. National Sailplane Symposium, November 12, 1983. Al Scidmore, Editor. Transcriptions of all symposium presentations, including "Computer Aided Wing Construction," "Sailplane Kits," and a panel discussion on competition classes and events.This copy is from the Seattle Area Soaring Society reference library and has magic marker identifications on the front cover. Topics  Softcover, stapled. US$10
  • 127. The Luftwaffe. Time-Life Books, 1982. 176 pages, "brown" cover. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. The German Air Force in World War II. Hardbound. US$12
  • 126. Knights of the Air, Ezra Bowen. Time-Life Books, 1980. 192 pages, "blue" cover. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. The aircraft and pilots of World War I. US$12
  • 125. The Carrier War, Clark G. Reynolds. Time-Life Books, 1982. 176 pages, "blue" cover. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. Focuses on the roles of the aircraft carrier in World War II in the Pacific. Hardbound. US$12 
  • 124. THREE BOOKS on the T-6/AT-6 Harvard, Texan, Wirraway. (1) The Story of the Texan, foreward by Leo J. Kohn. Aviation Publications. Well illustrated history of the type and its iterations plus the Pilot's Handbook for the AT-6C, SNJ-4, and Harvard IIA aircraft. (2) The AT-6 Harvard, Len Morgan. ARCO Publishing Company, 1965. Historical overview of the type with scale drawings and numerous photos, plus a reprint of the main pages of the AT-6 manual. (3) T-6, A Pictorial Record of the Harvard, Texan and Wirraway, Peter C. Smith. Motorbooks International, 1995. A book filled with color and black & white photos of the T-6. Detailed historical overview of the type which includes an appendix listing the large variey of names under which the type may be recognized and another listing its variants including the number produced, customer, and relevant serial numbers. Set of three books US$50
  • 123. The Advanced Pilot's Flight Manual, William K. Kershner. Iowa State University Press, 1985. 335 pages. Author of several flight manuals and study guides, Kershner explores airplane performance and stability, checking out advanced models and types, emergencies and unusual situations, advanced navigation and high altitude operations, and preparing for commercial written and flight tests. Illustrations by the author. US$15
  • 122. Rod Machado's Plane Talk, Rod Machado. The Aviation Speakers Bureau, 2003. 446 pages. A collection of Rod's most popular aviation stories and articles from Flight Training magazine, AOPA Pilot magazine and AOPA Flight Training magazine. US$25
  • 121. The Encyclopedia of Model Aircraft, Vic Smeed, Editor. Octopus, 1979. 225 pages. An aeromodellin resource covering plastic, wood and plastic static models, basic hand-launch gliders, free flight and control line activities, radio control equipment and models, electric flight, flying scale models, materials and building techniques. Includes full size plans for a simple "chuck" glider, a small stick and tissue free flight towline glider, a control line trainer, and a powered RC 'ship for beginners. US$25
  • 120. Airliners from 1919 to the Present, Kenneth Munson. Peerage Books, 1982. 352 pages, hardbound, with dust cover. This is a compilation of two previous books by this author, Airliners Between the Wars 1919-1939 and Airliners from 1946 to the Present Day. All of the color plates (more than 300 color illustrations), descriptions and histories of the two volumes are included here. This book serves as a good starting point for anyone interested in modelling these aircraft for either static display or flight. US$10
  • 119. Modern Ship Design, Thomas C. Gillmer. United States Naval Institute, 1970. Second printing. 336 pp., hardbound. Relates the physical laws and principles of ship architecture and construction to the newest possibilities of hull design and propulsion, including hydrofoils. Heavily illustrated with photographs, line drawings and graphs. US$20
  • 118. German Knights of the Air 1914-1918, Terry C. Treadwell and Alan C. Wood. Barnes & Noble Books, 1998. 208 pp., hardbound, with dust cover. The orden Pour le Merite, or "Blue Max" as it was popularly known, was the highest decoration that could be worn by a member of the Imperial German Armed Forces in the First World War. Here for the first time are illustrated biographies of all eighty-one of the German airmen who won the award. Profusely illustrated with contemporary photographs, many of which have not been published before. Inscription in red ink on inside of front cover, nearly obscured by dust cover, otherwise clean and tight. US$25
  • 117. Stick and Rudder, Wolfgang Langewiesche. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1972. 389 pp., hardbound, with dustcover. Illustrated by Jo Kotula with a special appendix on "The Dangers of the Air" by Leighton Collins. The first exact analysis of the art of flying ever attempted. Originally published in book form in 1944, it has been in continuous print for more than 50 years. The basics described are largely unchanged since the first publication, and this volume is therefore applicable to large airplanes and small, old and new, and is of interest to the learner, accomplished pilot, and instructor. This copy is in near perfect condition. US$25
  • 115. The RAF at War, Ralph Barker. Time-Life Books, Alexandria VA, 1981. 176 pp., hardbound, "blue" cover. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. Covers the period starting with Winston Churchill's pronouncement in the House of Commons in July of 1934 through the reoccupation of Burma in May of 1945. US$12.00
  • 112. Sailplane and Soaring Manual, Al Doig. R/C Modeler Corporation, 1981. 141 pp., softcover. The basics of RC soaring circa 1980. Includes launching methods, choosing a sailplane, construction techniques, radio installation, first flights and various competition formats. One of the classics! (US$12.00)
  • 111. Aerodynamics for Engineers, John J. Burton and Michael L. Smith. Prentice-Hall, 1989, second edition, first printing. 576 pp., hardbound. Features broad discussions of governing aerodynamic phenomena to help readers understand applications and limitations of the presented material. Fundamental equations are derived, applied to simple computational techniques, and compared with experimental data. This second edition includes new chapters on hypersonic flows and computational fluid dynamics. US$20
  • 110. Richtofen - A True History of the Red Baron, William E. Burrows. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1969, hardbound Book Club edition with dust cover. Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron," has proven to be the most durable of modern war heroes. The author believes that the analysis of Richthofen cannot be left to aviation buffs alone. This is an interesting treatise on the life and exploits of the famous ace and awardee of the Blue Max medal, worth more to the Fatherland dead than alive. US$15.00
  • 105. The RAF at War, Ralph Barker. Time-Life Books, Alexandria VA, 1981. 176 pp., hardbound, "brown" cover. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. Covers the period starting with Winston Churchill's pronouncement in the House of Commons in July of 1934 through the reoccupation of Burma in May of 1945. US$12.00
  • 104. Designers and Test Pilots, Richard P. Hallion. Time-Life Books, Alexandria VA, second printing, 1983. 176 pp., hardbound, "brown" cover. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. Covers the pilots who risked life and limb and the aircraft they flew from circa 1908 through the F-16XL, HiMAT and space shuttle in the early 1980s. US$12.00
  • 103. 1932 Flying and Glider Manual, multiple authors. Reprint via the EAA Aviation Foundation, 1989. 72 pp., softcover. Originally published as the fourth in a series by Modern Mechanix and Inventions, a Fawcett magazine. Detailed plans and instructions for the construction of various light aircraft of the era. US$10
  • 102. National Free Flight Society 33rd Annual Symposium; Blake Jensen and Tiffaney O'Dell. NFFS, 2000. 160 pp., softbound. Includes sections on construction, testing and observation, history, rules and organization, and theory, plus the top ten models of the year. Pristine copy. US$30.00
  • 100. Fighting Jets; Bryce Walker. Time-Life Books, Alexandria VA, fifth printing, 1983. 176 pp., hardbound, "blue" cover. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. Covers the period from the advent of the jet engine in 1939 through the early 1980s. As usual with this series, this volume is filled with relevant photos of the Ariel. US$12.00
  • 99. Experimental Aerodynamics; H.C. Pavian. Pitman, Toronto, 1940. 168 pp., hardbound. Written to teach the uninitiated some simple, interesting, and practical methods of experimental aerodynamic technique. Covers wind tunnel principles and experiments, visualizing air flow, plus model building techniques and construction of test equipment. Includes separate foldout construction plans for a flow analyzer and a small open throat wind tunnel. Previous owner name in ink on first page, along with pencil notes. US$35.00
  • 98. Getting the Most from Your Table Saw; a Rockwell publication, 1978. 121 pp., hardbound. Covers the fundamentals - basic table saw setup, wood joints, the use of dado heads, jigs, and molding cutter heads. Covers blade sharpening, too. US$8.00
  • 97. Functions and Graphs; Earl W. Swokowski. Prinale, Weber and Schmidt, Boston. 4th Edition, 1984. 500 pp., hardbound. Written for students enrolled in precalculus level math courses. Covers coordinate systems, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytical trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences and series, and specific topics in analytical geometry. Includes a 50 page appendix of logarithmic and exponential functions. Some light water staining of upper outside corner of last 100 pages, and light pencil notes throughout. US&10.00
  • 96. Warplanes of the Third Reich; William Green. MacDonald and Jane's, London, fourth printing, 1979. 672 pp., hardbound. A detailed description of German military aircraft during WWII, from Arado to Siebel. This book covers the development of numerous German aircraft during the war years, including changes and improvements to individual designs during development and after deployment. Paint schemes and detailed photos and 3-view drawings make for an exceptional volume. US$40.00
  • 95. Thirteenth Annual Symposium of the National Free Flight Society Symposium 1980; Bob Dodds, editor. The NFFS Annual Symposiums are filled with technical articles devoted to free flight models, but much of the material is easily translated to RC aircraft design and construction. This volume contains articles on dynamic longitudinal stability, computer analysis of wing stresses due to bending under high g loads, high strength/weight wing spars, spiral stability, and computer airfoil design. Some pencil notes by previous owner on first and contents pages. US$30.00
  • 94. Jet Propulsion and Gas Turbines; M.J. Zucrow. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1948. 563 pp., hardbound. Complete text as of the date of writing. Includes fundamental principles, thermodynamics of gas flow, aircraft performance calculations, propellers, gas-turbine powerplants, turbojet engines, air compressors and turbine characteristics, the combustion chamber, and rocket motors. A separate chapter on high temperature metallurgy is included as well. Previous owner indexed nearly entire book with paper tabs. US$20.00
  • 93. Fighting Jets; Bryce Walker. Time-Life Books, Alexandria VA, fifth printing,1986. 176 pp., hardbound. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. Begins with the first jet flight in 1939 and end with the Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000, General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon and Panavia Tornado IDS. As usual with this series, this volume is filled with relevant photos of the Ariel. US$12.00
  • 92. Aerodynamics of Bodies of Revolution; N.F. Krasnov, translated from the second Russian edition by Joy B. Gazley, the RAND Corporation, edited and annotated by Deane N. Morris. American Elsevier Publishing Co. Inc., 1970. 895 pp., hardcover. Originally published in Moscow in 1964, this book covers all aspects of the aerodynamics of bodies of revolution. Other texts devoted to this subject are superficial in comparison. Previous owner's name written on inside front cover, otherwise. US$45.00
  • 91. Barnstormers and Speed Kings; Paul O'Neil. Time-Life Books, Alexandria VA, second printing, 1981. 176 pp., hardbound, "blue" cover. One volume of The Epic of Flight Series. Covers the period from the end of WWI to roughly 1939, aerial stunts to organized racing. As usual with this series, this volume is filled with photos from the period. US$12.00
  • 87. Airplane Design; Gerald Corning. Edwards Brothers, Inc., Ann Arbor MI, 1953. 317 pp., hardbound. This book covers the three major issues of airplane design: aerodynamic design, stability and control, and structural design. Has previous owner's name written on front flyleaf, otherwise clean. US$25.00
  • 81. Flight Mechanics of High-Performance Aircraft; Nguyen X. Vinh. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999. 382 pp., softbound. Volume 4 of the Cambridge Aerospace Series. Covers equations of motion, aerodynamic forces, propulsion systems, descent and glide performance, cruise and climb performance, turning performance, and take-off and landing performance. Hypervelocity reentry vehicles area also considered. Written as a text book with analytical exercises included at the end of each chapter. US$35.00
  • 78. Theoretical Aerodynamics; L.M. Milne-Thomson. MacMillan and Co., Ltd., London, 1948. 363 pp., hardbound. A classic work, often used as a textbook. Begins with basic notions of physics, then moves on to Bernoulli's theorem, two-dimensional motion, thin airfoil and lifting line theories, lifting surface theory, wind tunnel corrections, and moments and stability. US$35.00
  • 76. Laminar Flow Theory; P.A. Lagerstrom. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, 1964, first printing. 268 pp., softbound. Originally published as a collection of papers entitled The Theory of Laminar Flows. This techinical text is comprised og four chapters: The Navier-Stokes equations for a viscous heat-conducting compressible fluid; Review of viscous incompressible fluids; Introductory discussion of the Navier-Stokes Equations for a compressible fluid; Laminar Boundary layers in compressible fluids. There is an extensive listing of references. US$28.00
  • 75. Fundamentals of Flight; Richard S. Shevell. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983, first printing. 405 pp., hardbound. Provides a clear introductory examination of the science and engineering of aircraft. One and two-dimensional flow, airfoil design, high lift systems, performance, stability and control, propulsion and structures. An excellent aerodynamics text. Previous owner's name and pencil notes concerning atmospheric conditions on front end paper. US$42.00
  • 71. Wind Tunnel Testing; Alan Pope. John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1947. 319 pp., hardbound. Wind tunnel types, wind tunnel design, calibration and measurement, testing procedures, corrections and extrapolations, testing equipment. Illustrations, formulae, tables, charts and graphs. Ex-library copy (U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA), with card pocket and stamps, number on spine. Last name of former owner twice in small print. No marks within text portions of the book, and binding is very good. US$25.00
  • 70. Foundations of Aerodynamics; A.M. Kuethe and J.D. Scheter. John Wiley and Sons, 2nd edition, 1959. 446 pp., hardbound. Thin airfoil and finite wing theory, energy relations, dynamics of viscous fluids, laminar boundary layer and the transition to turbulent flow, etc. Includes appendices covering derivation of the Navier-Stokes equation and aerodynamic characteristics of wings. Written as a college text. US$30.00
  • 68. Experimental Aerodynamics; H.C. Pavian. Pitman, Toronto, 1940. 168 pp., hardbound. Written to teach the uninitiated some simple, interesting, and practical methods of experimental aerodynamic technique. Covers wind tunnel principles and experiments, visualizing air flow, plus model building techniques and construction of test equipment. Includes separate foldout construction plans for a flow analyzer and a small open throat wind tunnel. Signature of previous owner in ink on inside of front cover, library card and holder on inside of rear cover. US$35.00
  • 67. Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing; Alan Pope and John J. Harper. John Wiley and Sons, 1966. 457pp., hardbound. Wind tunnel design, instrumentation, test procedures and correction factors. Photos, tables, charts, formulae. No marks, nearly new condition. US$45.00
  • 66. From Spitfire to Eurofighter - 45 Years of Combat Aircraft Design; Roy Boot. Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1990. 262 pp., with dust jacket. The author was leader of the Future Projects Office at Blackburn Aircraft, the team which designed the Buccaneer, and also executive Director of New Aircraft at British Aerospace. Traces the technology and development of jet combat aircraft by examining around 60 designs. Charts, diagrams, 3-views, photos. US$25.00
  • 65. From Spitfire to Eurofighter - 45 Years of Combat Aircraft Design; Roy Boot. Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1990. 262 pp., with dust jacket. The author was leader of the Future Projects Office at Blackburn Aircraft, the team which designed the Buccaneer, and also executive Director of New Aircraft at British Aerospace. Traces the technology and development of jet combat aircraft by examining around 60 designs. Charts, diagrams, 3-views, photos. US$25.00
  • 63. Famous Bombers of the Second World War, Volume 2; William Green. Hanover House, Garden City NY, 1960. Photos, historical and technical text, 3-views and profiles of 13 British, Japanese, German and American bombers. This volume includes the Boeing B-29 and Douglas A-20, The Focke-Wulf Condor, and the Bristol Blenheim. US$25.00
  • 58. U.S. Fighters - Army-Air Force 1925 to 1980s; Lloyd S. Jones. Aero Publishers, Inc., 1975. 352 pp., with dust jacket. Photos and 3-views of all P and F designated U.S. aircraft from the Curtiss P-1 Hawk through the Northrop YF-17, McDonnell Douglas F-18. Describes, with text data and color 2-views, 80 fighters of various countries. US$25.00
  • 53. Airplane Performance, Stability and Control; Courtland D. Perkins and Robert E. Hage. Wiley, New York, eleventh printing, 1960. 493 pp., hardbound. Written for both the student and the practicing aeronautical engineer. Presents elements of applied aerodynamics bearing directly on aircraft design, including performance, design for adequate stability and control, and flight characteristics. US$40.00 (We have two copies of this title.)
  • 35. Wings Like Eagles; Paul A. Schweizer. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1989. 376 pp., softbound. A history of gliding in the United States. Each chapter spans a roughly five year period, from before 1928 through the 50th anniversary of the Soaring Society of America in 1982. Personalities and events described in text and pictures. US$25.00
  • 30. Gliding - A Handbook on Soaring Flight, 2nd Edition; Derek Piggott. A. & C. Black, 1967. 263 pp. A comprehensive but compact book covering the fundamentals of soaring flight. US$20.00
  • 28. On Silent Wings - Adventures in Motorless Flight; Don Dwiggins. Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1970. 151 pp., with dust jacket. A history of soaring around the world. Written by a member of the World War Two Glider Corps. US$15.00
  • 27. America's Soaring Book; Editors of Flying magazine. Charles Scribner's Sons, Inc., 1975. 272 pp., with dust jacket. A comprehensive illustrated guide to soaring in the United States. US$20.00 (We have two copies of this title.)
  • 26. U.S. Fighters - Army-Air Force 1925 to 1980s; Lloyd S. Jones. Aero Publishers, Inc., 1975. 352 pp., with dust jacket. Photos and 3-views of all P and F designated U.S. aircraft from the Curtiss P-1 Hawk through the Northrop YF-17, McDonnell Douglas F-18. Describes, with text data and color 2-views, 80 fighters of various countries. US$25.00
  • 23. The British Fighter since 1912; Peter Lewis. Putnam & Co. Ltd., 1965. 400 pp. Photos and 3-views of aircraft produced by a number of British firms. US$35.00
  • 19. The British Fighter; Francis K. Mason. Naval Institute Press, 1992. 448 pp., with dust jacket. Begins with the Royal Aircraft F.E.2, the First World War and the origins of air combat, providing a pictorial history through the British Aerospace EAP and EFA Eurofighter. Numerous 3-views are included. US$45.00
  • 18. British Naval Aircraft since 1912, revised edition; Owen Thetford. Naval Institute Press, 1991. 512 pp., with dust jacket. An alphabetical overview of naval aircraft, Airspeed through Wight. Photos and 3-views. US$50.00
  • 17. Shorts Aircraft since 1900; C.H. Barnes. Naval Institute Press, 1989. 560 pp., with dust jacket. A text and pictorial history of the firm, from the Shorts-Wright biplane through the Skyvan, Sherpa, and Model 360. Includes numerous 3-views. US$40.00
  • 15. Fairey Aircraft since 1915; H.A. Taylor. Naval Institute Press, 1988. 450 pp., with dust jacket. Includes aircraft from the F-2 biplane bomber through the Delta Two research aircraft. Lots of photos and 3-views. US$40.00
  • 12. Architects of Air Power (from the Epic of Flight Series); David Nevin. Time-Life Books, Inc., 1981. 176 pp., hardbound, "blue" cover. Historical overview of the growth and importance of air power, from WW I through the Spanish Civil War. Mock-leather binding. Very slight moisture damage to outer portion of first ten pages. US$12.00
  • 4. Famous Bombers of the Second World War, 2nd Edition Revised; William Green. Doubleday & Company, 1973. 382 pp., with dust jacket. Uses text, 3-views, and cutaways to present information on 25 World War Two bombers. Also includes numerous drawings showing various modifications made during service. Originally published in two volumes, this title contains both volumes under one cover. Has library plate, but no name inscribed, and one inch by half inch abrasion and paper residue on top left of facing page. US$30.00
  • 1. Fighters and Bombers of WWII; Kenneth Munson. Peerage Books, 1969. 323 pp., with dust jacket. Describes, with text data and color 2-views, 80 fighters and 80 bombers of various countries. (Consists of two volumes under one cover.) US$15.00


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