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SPITFIRE WalkArd, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS25056
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    Mackay. The iconic design of the legendary British fighter underwent steady upgrades and development before and during World War II, as evidenced by the numerous Marks of Spitfire that were produced. The present volume focuses exclusively on the land-based Spitfires that accommodated the Rolls Royce/Merlin engine as their power source, including the Marks I, Vb, and IXc. Displayed in extensive detail are the external and internal workings of the aircraft that played a key role Britain's...

    Sr-71 Blackbird in Action, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS10245
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      David Doyle. May 1967 witnessed the first Blackbird flight over Vietnam. When the CIA's A-12 was retired from Vietnam service in June 1968, its place was taken by the Air Force version of the plane with the now more familiar name of Strategic Reconnaissance SR-71. Though exceptionally good at what it did, the highly specialized nature of the SR-71 made it expensive to operate and by the late 1980s, the Air Force was ready to shelve the Blackbird in order to fund other projects. Despite the...

      TBF/TBM Avenger In Action, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS10225
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        (Softcover) The Avenger was the foremost Torpedo Bomber in the US Navy's arsenal during WWII. Designed by Grumman as a replacement for the Douglas TBD Devastator, Avenger production began prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and it remained in US Navy service until October 1954. Demand for the large torpedo bomber was so strong that General Motor's newly-formed Eastern Aircraft Division was contracted as a second source for the Avenger, ultimately accounting for more than half of the...

        The Complete DUKW History Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS80001
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          This comprehensive volume relies on never-before tapped primary source documents from the archives of General Motors, the National Defense Research Committee, marine architects Sparkman & Stephens, the US Army, and others to tell - for the first the first time accurately - the story of the DUKW and the men whose lives it touched. This 75,000-word book is packed with archival photos detailing the origin, design, numerous changes throughout production as well as wartime use of the DUKW. Covered...

          The NAVAL BATTLE of SALAMIS, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS7004
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            Great Battles of the World; Koufogiorgos, Gregoropoulos, Papademetriou, and Varsami. The 'wooden walls' that saved Greece - an historical essay about the naval Battle of Salamis that took place between the allied Greek naval forces and the Persian - Asian fleet. One of the most important military conflicts of the ancient world, as this monumental Greek victory actually led to the development of the ancient Greek values that gave birth not only to the European, but also to the whole of Western...

            Thermopylae 480 Bc, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS7001
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              Thermopylae 480 BC: The Most Unequal Battle in History. Belezos and Kotoulas. The definitive history of the fabled battle at the pass of Thermopylae. For 2 and 1/2 days Spartan King Leonidas lead his 300 along with a contingent of Thespians against the massive Persian army of Xerxes I. In addition to the contest on land, coverage extends to the important naval battle pitting Greek triremes against the Persian fleet at Artemisium, protecting Leonidas' flank and setting the tone for the decisive...

              Us Ecm Aircraft in Action, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS10233
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                Ken Neubeck. The purpose of Electronic countermeasures (ECM) is to jam, spoof, trick or otherwise fool an enemy about the location or capabilities of armed combat units. While the United States employs ECM on the land, air and sea, modern military aircraft are the primary platform in the ECM battle because they can scan a larger patch of earth. This book briefly explains the history and development of various ECM techniques with particular emphasis on U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine aircraft...

                Us Navy Floatplanes In Act, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS1203
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                  U.S. Navy Floatplanes of World War II. Book by Al Adcock. Squadron Signal Books. Before the advent of radar and other electronic devices aboard warships, the jobs of seeking out the enemy and spotting naval gunfire fell to the floatplane scouts. These small 1- and 2-seat catapult-launched aircraft served aboard US Navy ships as the eyes of the fleet until mid-1949. Most battleships carried up to 4 floatplanes; cruisers with aircraft hangars could accommodate as many as 8 aircraft; destroyers,...

                  USAFE in COLOR Vol-2, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS6563
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                    Robinson. This was perhaps the most colorful period in US Air Force history. Covers the bombers of SAC, the fighters of TAC, transports, the Military Air Lift Command and the trainer and liaison aircraft. Includes the 10th Tactical Recon Wing, 38th Bomb Wing (Light), 47th Bomb Wing (Light), 5th TOW Target Squadron, 420th Air Refueling Squadron, Air Rescue Service, 53rd Weather Recon Squadron, 66th Tactical Recon Wing, as well as support aircraft. Illustrated with 43 photos, over 85 full-color...

                    Usn Unmanned Vehicle In Action, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS1217
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                      Usn Unmanned Vehicle In Action by Squadron Signal PublicationsItem Number: SS1217The development of unmanned aerial vehicles actually predates the development of piloted aircraft. Although manned aircraft more than overtook the unmanned variety in importance throughout the 20th Century, unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs are now poised to become a key component of air warfare. UAV evolved extensively and saw extensive action during Operation Desert Storm - the war against Iraq in 1991 - and...

                      USS ALABAMA atSea, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS34006
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                        Doyle. The keel of the 35,000-ton battleship Alabama was laid in Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1940. Laborers swarmed to build the immense vessel as war raged elsewhere in the globe. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, their work took on new urgency, and the mighty battleship was placed in commission on 16 August 1942. Her first duties included bolstering the British Home Fleet, to protect convoys from such famed German surface raiders as Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Admiral Scheer. By late...

                        USS Lexington Squadron at Sea (HC), Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS74005
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                          (Hardcover) Doyle. The USS Lexington - affectionately referred to as 'Lady Lex' - was the United States Navy's second aircraft carrier. Laid down as the lead ship of the Lexington-class battlecruisers, which were to have been the world's most powerful warships, the Washington Naval Treaty forbade her completion as such, but permitted her to be finished as an aircraft carrier. Commissioned 14 December 1927, Lexington, with her fabric-covered biplanes deployed to the Pacific. Through the...