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56th Fighter Group, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS6172
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    Flying P-47s, the 56th FG was one of the highest scoring USAAF Fighter Groups in Europe. Traces the Group from WW II through action in Korea, Vietnam until today. Over 200 photos, 8 pgs of color, 64 pgs.

    An ARMY PILOTS COMBAT TOUR, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS6098
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      Steinbrunn. In January 1966, Robert Steinbrunn entered the US Army for 4 memorable years. At Fort Rucker, Alabama, he received training in Bell helicopters, including the Huey and Iroquois (UH-1A, B and D models). Afterward, he was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was assigned to A Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry, the 'Ruthless Riders', flying the short-cabin Bell UH-1C gunship. After honing their reconnaissance skills in training, the 3rd and 7th Squadrons became the 'eyes and...

      B-29 Superfortress Combat Chro, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS76002
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        B-29 Superfortress Combat Chronicles. Book by Robert Hilton. Squadron Signal Books. With its pressurized cabins for high-altitude operation, its long range, large bomb capacity, and turbo-supercharged engines, the B-29 Superfortress was the epitome of cutting edge American air power during WWII. The author, a photographer with the 40th Bomb Group and a veteran of 83 Superfortress missions, offers a first-hand, eye-witness account and shares his experiences on reconnaissance and bombing...

        B-29 Superfortress Combat Chronicles, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS36002
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          (Softcover) With its pressurized cabins for high-altitude operation, its long range, large bomb capacity, and turbo-supercharged engines, the B-29 Superfortress was the epitome of cutting edge American air power during WWII. The author, a photographer with the 40th Bomb Group and a veteran of 83 Superfortress missions, offers a first-hand, eye-witness account and shares his experiences on reconnaissance and bombing missions, flying the 'Hump' and taking off from an advanced base in Sichuan,...

          BLACK WIDOW COMBAT CHRONICLES, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS7701
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            Thompson. Dramatic first-hand accounts by the pilots, radar observers, and gunners who saw combat aboard the first dedicated US night fighter in WWII fill this unique volume, the first in Squadron/Signal's new Combat Chronicles series that brings you action-packed, eye-witness war stories, interviews, and first-hand reminiscences from the front lines. In this volume we hear from the crews who rode the Black Widow into battle all over the world. The outbreak of war in Europe left no room for...

            Boeing 737 At The Gate Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS68002
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              Boeing 737 At the Gate. Book by Robert W. Tidwell. Squadron Signal Books. Few commercial aircraft have enjoyed a production run that spans more than four decades and service in nearly every nation on Earth. The Boeing 737 has such a track record. Takes the reader on a journey through the continuing story of the 737 from the first aircraft to roll of the production line in the 1960s, to the very latest airframes being delivered to major airlines today. ?The book also offers the reader a look at...

              Diamond T 4ton Truck Walkrd Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS67031
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                Diamond T 4ton Truck Walkrd Hc

                F3D Skyknight in Action Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS50229
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                  F3D Skyknight in Action. Book by Alan Carey. Squadron Signal Books. The US Navy's first all-weather jet fighter, the Douglas F3D Skyknight, traces its origins to 1945, when the Navy began studies for a jet-powered, carrier-based night fighter. Ready for service when war broke out in Korea in 1950, the Skyknight, also known as 'Willy the Whale', proved its worth in the capable hands of pilots and radar operators with Marine Night Fighter Squadron VMF(N)-513. The F3D scored the highest number of...

                  Fighter Squadron 14, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS6173
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                    Fighter Squadron 14 - Tophatters (SC) The oldest serving squadron in the history of the USN. VF-14 can trace its history back to September of 1919 and served in WW II, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. Over 175 photos, 8 pgs of color, 80 pgs.

                    Gama Goat Detail in Action Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS79003
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                      Conceived at a time when the US Army was seeking to revolutionize its tactical vehicle fleet, the Gama Goat showed considerable promise. Deriving its name from its designer, Roger Gamaunt, the Gama Goat was initially a project of aerospace giant Chance-Vought. The all-wheel drive vehicle with steerable axles at each end and a flexible connection between the halves of its two-part body provide agile in testing. The flexibility gave the vehicle sure footing, and the body was designed to be...

                      Heinkel He111 Walkard Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS65070
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                        Heinkel He 111 Walk Around. Book by Ron Mackay. Squadron Signal Books. The Heinkel 111 saw service on all Germany's military fronts in the European Theater of WWII. The 111 entered the war as a medium bomber, supporting Wehrmacht ground campaigns. After the tide in the conflict had turned against the Reich, and air superiority had been achieved by Allies, the aircraft was largely relegated to transport functions. This iconic warplane had its origins as a cutting-edge civil airliner in the...

                        M3 Gm Carriage Detail in Act H, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS79002
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                          In the early days of World War II, the US Army developed many specialized vehicles based on the standard US halftrack chassis. One such vehicle, the M3 Gun Motor Carriage, was engineered to be a self propelled antitank gun, melding the venerable 75mm 1897A4 cannon - the famed 'French 75' - ?with the then-modern halftrack chassis built by Autocar. The ever-increasing armor protection of German tanks combined with advances in fully-tracked tank destroyers led the Army to eschew the vehicle after...

                          M41 Walker Bulldog Walkarnd Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS67024
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                            M41 Walker Bulldog Walk Around. Chris "Toadman" Hughes. Squadron Signal Books. The standard US light tank during the early years of the Cold War, the M41 Bulldog was developed as a more powerful successor to the M24 Chaffee. Named for General Walton Walker who died in a Jeep accident in Korea, the Walker Bulldog was maneuverable and well armed. It was, however, rushed to the battlefield to counter North Korea's Soviet built T-34s before all its own kinks had been worked out. Accordingly a...

                            M8/M20 Armored Car Walkard Hc by Squadron Signal Publications item number: SS67030
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                              M8/M20 Armored Car Walkard Hc by Squadron Signal Publications item number: SS67030M8 / M20 Armored Cars Walk Around. Book by Jim Mesko. Squadron Signal Books. The M8 "Greyhound" armored car was the only armored car used in substantial numbers by US forces during World War II. The M20, an offshoot of the M8 design, also played a number of active roles, in particular serving as a command car for high-ranking officers in forward areas. Both vehicles, manufactured by the Ford Motor Company, went...

                              P-51 Mustang in Action, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS10211
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                                David Doyle. Its contrails twisting through the clouds, one fighter aircraft was able to escort America?s heavy bombers from England to Berlin, and from Iwo Jima to Tokyo, the North American P-51 Mustang. Beyond bomber escort, this iconic Pursuit (later F- for fighter) aircraft was employed against ground targets using machine guns, rockets, and bombs, in fact one variant was specifically produced as a dive bomber, an Allied counterpart to Germany?s famed Stuka. Including derivatives, the...

                                S-3 Viking in Action Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS50230
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                                  S-3 Viking in Action. Book by Brad Elward. Squadron Signal Books. The Lockheed S-3 Viking was developed in the late 1960s to serve as a dedicated carrier-based anti-submarine aircraft. Over the years, it evolved into an outstanding surveillance and anti-surface platform, effective not only against submarines but also large and small surface ships. As its nearly 35-year career came to an end in 2009, the Viking also took on the carrier air wing organic tanking requirements, retiring with over...

                                  Ticonderoga Class Cruiser, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS14038
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                                    John Gourley. Ticonderoga-Class Cruisers were originally conceived in the late 1970s as a new guided-missile destroyer ship class of nuclear-powered escorts. Instead, cost forced planners to build the new cruisers with modified destroyer hulls and gas-turbine propulsion. The end result was a longer, sleeker cruiser with a formidable variety of offensive and defensive weapons as well as cutting edge radars, sonars and a full electronic warfare suite. Ticonderoga-class vessels eventually totaled...

                                    Us Mraps in Action Hc, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS52054
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                                      US MRAPs in Action. Book by John Adams-Graf. Squadron Signal Books. In 2006, President George Bush declared it 'priority number one,' to defeat the threat of improvised explosive devices. This volume describes the military's rapid response in developing and deploying mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles that ultimately overcame the threat of roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Presents in detail all the major MRAPs: RG-31s, RG-33s, Cougars, Caimans, MaxxPros and MATVs. Also included...

                                      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...

                                        USS Kidd On Deck, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS26010
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                                          (Softcover) Fletcher-class destroyers were the mainstay of the US Navy's destroyer force during WWII. With 175 of the class commissioned, the Fletchers were the most numerous of the American 'Tin Cans' - as destroyers are affectionately known. Today, only one of the type has been preserved in WWII-configuration, the USS Kidd. Named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who gave his life on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, the destroyer USS Kidd (DD-661) conducted two years...

                                          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...

                                            Uss Pampanito On Deck, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS5604
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                                              Uss Pampanito On Deck by Squadron Signal PublicationsItem Number: SS5604The USS Pampanito, a Balao-class fleet submarine, was commissioned in late 1943 and went into action in the Pacific at the height of WWII. During her patrols from early 1944 through mid-1945, Pampanito prowled the sea lanes of the western Pacific, decimating the convoys that were the life blood of Japan's far-flung maritime empire. By the time she was ordered back to Pearl Harbor for overhaul in the summer of 1945,...

                                              WORLDWIDE F-16 MARKINGS, Squadron Signal Publications Item Number SS6091
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                                                The F-16 Fighting Falcon, also known as the 'Viper', evolved from a 1972 USAF lightweight fighter prototype program to create a small, low-cost, air superiority day fighter designed for high performance and ease of maintenance and achieved combat-ready status in October 1980. Since then, 21 foreign nations including Belgium, Denmark, Turkey, Egypt and Israel have the F-16, making it the most popular fighter in the world. The varied national insignia, squadron markings and camouflage of these...

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