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50 Years of the U-2

by Chris Pocock

You cannot understand world events without understanding the U-2 spy plane that provided decision makers the raw data to deal with them! This thorough book leaves no questions unanswered.

Secrets of the Spitfire

by Lance Cole

Adding a new chapter to the voluminous Spitfire literature, this book tells the story of a brilliant but quiet aerodynamicist whose seminal work is only in recent years being recognized.

The Handley Page Victor: The History and Development of a Classic Jet, Vol. 2

by Roger R. Brooks

After a last hurrah in the Falklands and then the first Gulf War, Victors were mustered out in 1993, after a long 30 years of service but with a relatively low 6500 flight hours. Specs and data here tell the story.

Soviet and Russian Testbed Aircraft

by Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov

From military and civilian aircraft to rocket components and technologies, this book presents key types and programs since the 1930s along with information on the flight test centers.

Experimental & Prototype U.S. Air Force Jet Fighters

by Dennis R. Jenkins & Tony R. Landis

From 500 mph at the end of WW II to exceeding the sound barrier only two years later. Someone was busy . . . and technology advanced rapidly. 50-odd examples of the jet age are shown here.

Sound Barrier: The Rocky Road to Mach 1.0+

by Peter Caygill

Shake, rattle, and roll—that’s the sound barrier at around 500 mph. This book explains how and why it happens, and how this difficult obstacle was overcome.

Ultimate Spitfires

by Peter Caygill

This book looks at the later marks of the famous airplane and their special modifications.

Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Two: A Global Guide to Location and Types

by Don Berliner

Some 4000+ of around 750,000 aircraft built for WWII survived—this first of three books offers a guided tour of what they are and where they are.

The Airplane: A History of Its Technology

by John D Anderson Jr.

Almost all such books begin with the Wright brothers—not the first to fly and certainly not the inventors of the airplane—and it is ironic to consider that none other than Wilbur W. once ruminated, in a fit of despair: “Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!”

Vulcan Test Pilot: My Experiences in the Cockpit of a Cold War Icon

by Tony Blackman

Although there have been many books written about the Vulcan bomber program, this is the first to be authored by one of the project’s test pilots. Blackman logged over 1300 hours flying 105 of the 136 copies built and offer here a first-hand commentary

Vikings at Waterloo: The Wartime Work on the Whittle Jet Engine by the Rover Company

by David S Brooks

This is, sad to say, a dull book about an exciting topic. It concerns itself with the wartime development work on the Whittle jet engine done by the Rover, Lucas, and Rolls-Royce companies up to 1943 in the Waterloo Mill area of England.

The Concorde Story

by Christopher Orlebar

First published in 1986 on the plane’s 10-year anniversary in commercial service this is the only one of the many, many books to have reached a service life—25 years—almost as long as that of the aircraft—27 years—it covers. Continuously reprinted/updated the book is now in its 7th edition and has sold in excess of 100,000 copies!