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  • Color

    3 Movies 86 Minutes To develop and test new aircraft and weapons systems, is the mission of the U.S. Air Force's test centers. Featured on this DVD are rare and historic films about these facilities. "Ceiling Unlimited"...

    $24.99 $14.98

  • Skystreak & Skyrocket Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 92 Pages The D-558 aircraft were part of a transonic research program originated by NACA and the U.S. Navy. The D-558-1 Skystreak turbojet first flew in 1947 at Muroc. It quickly set a new world speed record of...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Manual

    8x10" 347 Pages Created by Lockheed's brilliant designer Kelly Johnson, the SR-71 was one of the most legendary aircraft to emerge from the "Skunk Works". Capable of Mach 3 flight, the SR-71 could survey 100,000 miles...

    $38.95 $31.95

  • B&W

    27 Movies 545 Minutes A thrilling history of the nation's air arm, "The Air Force Story" chronicles the growth of the service from its humble beginnings, and contains rare combat footage from World War I and every major...

    $34.95 $24.94

  • U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 330 Pages Conceived during the dark days of the Cold War, the U-2 is a single-engine,single-seat, surveillance aircraft. Designed by aeronautical engineer "Kelly" Johnson, the plane was used by the C.I.A. to...

    $33.95 $26.95

  • USAF Flight Test Engineering

    8.5x11" 474 Pages In the late 1940's and early 50's, planes flew higher and faster than anyone dreamed possible. The jet age had arrived, and along with it came turbojet and rocket-powered aircraft capable of flying...

    $53.95 $46.95

  • V-1 Buzz Bomb Manual

    8.5x11" 235 Pages The Fieseler Fi-103, also known as the V-1 "buzz bomb", struck terror into British and Dutch civilians during WWII. Powered by a pulse jet engine, it could achieve speeds up to nearly 400 mph, and was...

    $28.95 $21.95

  • X-15 Rocket Plane Pilot Manual

    8x10" 194 Pages The X-15 rocket plane flew at Mach 6.72 and at altitudes above 67 miles -- at the threshold of space! The men who flew this amazing plane became the USAF's first astronauts. Powered by an XLR-99 engine...

    $25.95 $18.95

  • X-1A Rocket Plane Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 45 Pages An improvement over the Bell X-1 -- the first plane to break the sound barrier in level flight -- the X-1A was designed to reach Mach 2.0. Initial test flights commenced in January of 1953. On December...

    $18.95 $11.95

  • X-3 Stiletto Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 81 Pages The radical Douglas X-3 Stiletto was built primarily of titanium, and was intended to test high speed flight and low-aspect ratio wing design. Initial requirements indicated it would carry the J-46...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • X-4 Bantam Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 74 Pages Designed without horizontal stabilizers, the X-4 Bantam had a semi-tailless design that bore some resemblance to Germany's Me-163 rocket plane. The small, twin-jet craft relied on combined elevator and...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • XB-70 Valkyrie Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 404 Pages The XB-70 Valkyrie was an aircraft ahead of its time. Equipped with drooping wingtips, and designed with one of the highest lift-to-drag ratios in aviation history, the XB-70 challenged the known...

    $38.95 $31.95

  • YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot Manual

    8x10" 92 Pages Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental "flying wing" aircraft both before and during WWII. One of the most radical designs of the post-war era, the propeller-driven YB-35 bomber's...

    $21.95 $13.95