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American Military Aircraft 1908–1919 (SKU: 978-1-935881-13-1)American Military Aircraft 1908–1919 (SKU: 978-1-935881-13-1)

American Military Aircraft 1908–1919 is the story, told here in full for the first time, of America’s first military aircraft from the first military aircraft in the world to beyond the end of the First World War. The result of more than 60 years of research, this book is destined to become the standard reference on its subject. Historians, enthusiasts, and modelers will all find this volume of great interest.

• Hard bound, 752 pages, 8.5" by 11" page size
• More than 1,000 photographs &

Aviators of the Great War (SKU: 978-1-935881-03-2)Aviators of the Great War (SKU: 978-1-935881-03-2)
Carl Menckhoff (SKU: 978-1-935881-17-9)Carl Menckhoff (SKU: 978-1-935881-17-9)Carl Menckhoff Reminiscenses of War and Captivity is the story of one of Germany’s great aces of WWI, who scored 39 victories and was awarded the Pour le Mérite, Imperial Germany’s highest award. Moreover, this story does not end with the war, but continues until today with the touching story of two families, the Menckhoffs and the Averys, uniting years after Menckhoff’s last combat when he was downed by fledgling American pilot Walter L. Avery of the 95th Aero Squadron.

Much of the story is in Menckhoff’s own words, but to complete the picture and put it in perspective, further information on Menckhoff and the Menckhoff family is provided by author Dr. Hannes Täger. To make the story accessible to the greatest audience, the text is presented in both German and English.

This hard-bound book has 304 pages and contains 208 photos, 14 of them in color, 9 illustrations and
Development of German Warplanes in WWI (SKU: 978-1-935881-50-6)Development of German Warplanes in WWI (SKU: 978-1-935881-50-6)This ebook (in PDF format) describes and illustrates the development of German warplanes in WWI (World War One, originally called the Great War) with text, photos, color illustrations, and tables of information including front-line inventories of aircraft by date and specific type. The origins and evolution of each warplane class or category, such as fighters, bombers, and reconnaissance planes are discussed in chapters for each category. Aero engines are also discussed, together with procurement decisions and production quantities. German aviation production and procurement strategies are discussed in the context of the German strategic situation. The German Fighter Competitions are discussed in particular detail, including all the participating aircraft and their engines. The book is illustrated by more than 200 rare, contemporary photos, photos of museum aircraft, and color profiles. The book is of interest to aviation historians, enthusiasts, and modelers.
German Seaplane Fighters of WWI (SKU: 978-1-935881-51-3)German Seaplane Fighters of WWI (SKU: 978-1-935881-51-3)This ebook (in PDF format) describes and illustrates the development of German Navy seaplane fighters in WWI (World War One, originally The Great War) with text, photos, color illustrations, and tables of information including production quantities and serial numbers of aircraft and technical specifications. The origins and evolution of each subclass of naval fighter, including single-seat floatplanes, single-seat flying boats, two-seat biplanes, and two-seat monoplanes are discussed in chapters for each class. German naval fighter production and procurement strategies are discussed in the context of the German strategic situation. The book is illustrated by 167 rare, contemporary photos, 25 color profiles, and five evocative paintings. The book has 141 pages and is of interest to aviation historians, enthusiasts, and modelers.
Jean Navarre: France's Sentinel of Verdun (SKU: 978-1-935881-00-1)Jean Navarre: France's Sentinel of Verdun (SKU: 978-1-935881-00-1)Jean Navarre: France's Sentinel of Verdun is the story of the archetypal fighter pilot, the first French ace of aces, who, together with other brave airmen, created fighter aviation. They became a legend in their own time, and this is their story.
Knights in Canvas (SKU: 978-1-935881-04-9)Knights in Canvas (SKU: 978-1-935881-04-9)For many years award-winning artist James Dietz has been one of the most esteemed painters of WWI aviation. Now enjoy his striking aviation art collected in one volume! Lavishly illustrated, this book features 74 full-color paintings by Jim that bring WWI aviation to life. More than a dozen respected WWI aviation authors contribute to the story with chapters providing the background for the paintings to increase your understanding and appreciation of Jim’s exceptional work. Finally, in a well-illustrated chapter, Jim discusses how he creates his art using two recent paintings as examples. 176 pages, 11"x8.5" hard-bound, landscape format.
•  74 color paintings by James Dietz
•  27 color photos of museum and reproduction aircraft
•  169 WW1-I-era black & white photos
•  Chapters by Javier Arango, Lance Bronnenkant, Jay Broze, Jon Guttman, Ted Hamady, Adrian Hellwig, Colin Owers, Mike O’Neal, Stephen Ski
Nachtflugzeug! German N-Type of WWI (SKU: 978-1-935881-53-7)Nachtflugzeug! German N-Type of WWI (SKU: 978-1-935881-53-7)This ebook (in PDF format) describes and illustrates the development of German single-engine night bombers, or N-types, in WWI with text, 54 rare, period photos, 7 color photos, 9 color profiles, tables of information including production quantities, serial numbers of aircraft, technical specifications, 1/48 scale drawings of the AEG N.I and Sablatnig N.I, and 1/72 scale drawings of the BFW N.I. The origins and evolution of the N-class are discussed in the context of the German strategic and tactical situation. The book has 44 pages and is of interest to aviation historians, enthusiasts, and modelers alike.
Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 30 (SKU: 978-1-935881-25-4)Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 30 (SKU: 978-1-935881-25-4)During The Great War men first fought one another in the sky, creating a new kind of warrior, the fighter pilot. Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 30 is the human story of some of the first of those young warriors on the German side. German authors Bruno Schmäling and Winfried Bock and Aeronaut Books are proud to bring you a detailed, graphically lavish account of these airmen, with 158 photos and color profiles of 56 aircraft in the book’s 208 pages. The color profiles and the three paintings were especially commissioned for this work and many of the photos are published here for the first time. Historians, enthusiasts, and modelers will all find this volume of great interest.

Hard bound
The Belgian Air Service in the First World War (SKU: 978-1-935881-01-8)The Belgian Air Service in the First World War (SKU: 978-1-935881-01-8)Destined to be the standard reference on the subject, The Belgian Air Service in the First World War is the definitive story of the men, machines, and operations of the valiant Aviation Militaire Belge from the beginning of the Great War until the armistice.
The Blue Max Airmen Volume 1 (SKU: 978-1-935881-05-6)The Blue Max Airmen Volume 1 (SKU: 978-1-935881-05-6)The Blue Max Airmen series is the real story of the German airmen awarded the Pour le Mérite during the Great War. Author Lance J. Bronnenkant, PhD, and Aeronaut Books are pleased to bring you the most detailed and graphically lavish account of these heroes ever produced, covering the men in context with the war's chronology of events. For each recipient a comprehensive, well-illustrated biography of the man is given, together with photos of the aircraft he flew, followed by details of his service, including other medals awarded. Color profiles of the aircraft are provided both for the interest of enthusiasts and as references for modelers.

Volume 1 covers Oswald Boelcke and Max Immelmann, the first two aviation recipients of the Pour le Mérite and among the best known and most significant. Volume 1 has 112 pages and includes 155 period photographs and 7 color profiles of aircraft flown by Boelcke and Immelmann.
The Blue Max Airmen Volume 2 (SKU: 978-1-935881-06-3)The Blue Max Airmen Volume 2 (SKU: 978-1-935881-06-3)The Blue Max Airmen series is the real story of the German airmen awarded the Pour le Mérite during the Great War. Author Lance J. Bronnenkant, PhD, and Aeronaut Books are pleased to bring you the most detailed and graphically lavish account of these heroes ever produced, covering the men in context with the war's chronology of events. For each recipient a comprehensive, well-illustrated biography of the man is given, together with photos of the aircraft he flew, followed by details of his service, including other medals awarded. Color profiles of the aircraft are provided both for the interest of enthusiasts and as references for modelers.  

Volume 2 covers Hans-Joachim Buddecke, Kurt Wintgens, and Max Ritter von Mulzer, the third through fifth aviation recipients of the Pour le Mérite. Buddecke spent much of his career in Turkey and is reasonably well known, but the other two aces have received modest cov
Tumult in the Clouds (SKU: 978-1-935881-02-5)Tumult in the Clouds (SKU: 978-1-935881-02-5)Enjoy the striking aviation art of award-winning artist Russell Smith! Lavishly illustrated, the book features 44 full-color paintings and 20 drawings by Russell that bring WWI aviation to life. More than a dozen respected WWI aviation authors contribute to the story with chapters providing the background for the paintings to increase your understanding and appreciation of Russell’s exceptional art. Finally, in a well-illustrated chapter, Russell tells you how he creates his art. • 44 Full color paintings by Russell Smith • 20 black & white sketches by Russell Smith • 50 color photos of museum and reproduction aircraft • 180 WWI-era black & white photos • Chapters by Javier Arango, Lance Bronnenkant, Dennis Gordon, Jon Guttman, Adrian Hellwig, Jim Miller, Fred Murrin, Colin Owers, Stephen Skinner, Ed Soye, Alan Toelle, Greg VanWyngarden, & Charles Woolley Hard-bound, 176 pages, 8.5" by 11" landscape format
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