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The Pirate Wars - Peter Earle
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The Pirate Wars - signed or inscribed book

2013, ISBN: 9780312335809

Paperback, Hardcover, First edition, ID: 481199442

Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 238 pages. Ex-library with typical marks, light wear and yellowing; tight book. The dj has some creasing and soiling; wrapped; taped to boards. "The story of the tall frigates spans one of the most exciting eras of American history. As the first vessels of the United States Navy, these brave sailing ships defended the interests of the new nation on waters around the world. In dramatic duels against the French, the English, the North African corsairs, such men of war as The Constitution, Constellation, Essex, Philadelphia, United States, President and Congress, under the command of intrepid skippers like Truxton, Preble, Talbot, Dale, Lawrence, Bainbridge, Decatur, Barron, Rogers, Hull and Porter, challenged the great sea powers and showed that the rights of th infant country could not be abused." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Military; Maritime; Inventory No: 099682. ., Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 238 pages. Ex-library with typical marks, light wear and yellowing; tight book. The dj has some creasing; wrapped; taped to boards. "The story of the tall frigates spans one of the most exciting eras of American history. As the first vessels of the United States Navy, these brave sailing ships defended the interests of the new nation on waters around the world. In dramatic duels against the French, the English, the North African corsairs, such men of war as The Constitution, Constellation, Essex, Philadelphia, United States, President and Congress, under the command of intrepid skippers like Truxton, Preble, Talbot, Dale, Lawrence, Bainbridge, Decatur, Barron, Rogers, Hull and Porter, challenged the great sea powers and showed that the rights of th infant country could not be abused." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Military; Maritime; Inventory No: 078048. ., Dodd, Mead & Company, 1962, Sentry Books Inc.. Very Good. Volume 24, number 4. 54 pages. Grumman's seabirds of the navy, 3 generations of Corsairs., Sentry Books Inc., London NW3, England.: Arms and Armour Press Ltd. , 1983. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Good/No Jacket (As Published). 18cm to 22cm by 22cm to 24cn tall. Description of the books configuration and condition. A softcover edition with heavy gauge card laminated pictorial covers, flat spine with glued bindings. Published without a loose jacket. The book condition is rated 'Good', its covers, spine and binding are intact, sound and tight, and in perfect 'working' order. The covers have NO significant shelf wear, other than some light wear that includes rubbing along their edges, and some light creasing. The page block edges are clean, intact and undamaged. Internally the text pages are, clean complete, intact and have no written markings, no foxing or staining. A summary of the books condition, the book is in a sound, tight, complete and intact condition, and in which its reading integrity and quality is totally unimpaired, showing some shelfwear to its covers. olBooks are happy to supply any addtional photographs if required, please contact us. The condition of this book is reflected in its price. A study and pictorial record of Carrier operations since the second World war. Full of photographs, some in colour., Arms and Armour Press Ltd., 1983, London: Souvenir Press, 1978. Ex-Library Copy in navy cloth on boards in clipped D/J. Boards lightly sunned at head/foot of upper cover. Jacket chipped around edges. Usual library markings. Clean text and b/w plates.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Souvenir Press, 1978, Photograph, 9 x 14 cm. KEYWORDS:Vought/photo, Tab Books, 1987. Soft cover. Near Fine. Appears Unread, Slight Bow, Tab Books, 1987, Kessinger Publishing, LLC. Paperback. GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable., Kessinger Publishing, LLC, Fallbrook, CA: Aero Publishers, Inc., 1967. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good-. 7-1/2" x 10-1/2" Softcover; 52pp; Slight handling wear to book, covers slightly edgeworn, text unmarked, binding is tight, VG- condition. Guide to the Chance Vought F4U Corsair military aircraft. Illustrated. Aero Series Number 11., Aero Publishers, Inc., 1967, Hodder & Stoughton 1983 1st... 205pp. 17 ills. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Spots of light foxing to prelims. Armorial bookplate. VG in VG d/j. Describes the lone campaign waged by German cruiser Emden in the Indian Ocean from August 1914 to May 1915, during which she sank two warships, held-up 21 British merchantmen, sinking 16, abducted 4 colliers, shelled Madras, made a hit-and-run raid on Penang, before being finally shelled to destruction off the Cocos Islands by the Australian cruiser Sydney, Hodder & Stoughton 1983 1st.., (Subject: Aviation Modelling) A concise guide to every type of aircraft used as a fighter by the United States Army Air Force and Navy during World War II. Development and Service histories, data tables and numerous photographs of such famous types as the P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-38 Lightning, F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair are included. (Published: 1976) (Publisher: Patrick Stephens) (ISBN: 0850592259) (Pagination: 64pp ills) (Condition: vg in laminated olive boards) UL-XXXXXX, (Subject: Osprey/Delprado Aircraft of the Aces (Men & Legends)) The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. This versatile aircraft saw service with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as well as the British Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. (Published: 1999) (Publisher: Delprado) (ISBN: 8483722240) (Pagination: A4 format, 64pp, c50 b/w photos/line drawings, 30 colour profiles and artwork) (Condition: Fine) UL-XXXXXX, Mechanicsburg, Pa, U. S. A.: Stackpole Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2000. 1st Edition. hardcover. wonderful title,; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. ., Stackpole Books, 2000, Stackpole Books. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0811715329 . Book has very tiny nick to top spine edge, top corner of front cover slightly bumped w/very tiny tear; DJ has very light shelfwear; b/w photos ; 226 pages ., Stackpole Books, 2000, (Subject: Aviation - General) 'Yankee Station' was the tactical area in the Gulf of Tonkin, adjacent to North Vietnam, from where the US Navy mounted carrier based air strikes against vital targets including Haiphong, Hanoi and the northern part of South Vietnam around the DMZ. A number of carriers were permanently on station, amongst these being USS Kittyhawk, Ticonderoga, Constellation and Enterprise. This is a gripping account of operations carried out by the F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, F-8 Crusaders, A-7 Corsairs and A-6 Intruders of the Naval Air Wings. (Published: 1987) (Publisher: Naval Institute Press) (ISBN: 1853100080) (Pagination: 179pp, ills.) (Condition: Good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX, Washington Navy Yard: U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, 2002. -. VG. 56 p., photos, maps, sources, 4to paperback, U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, 2002, Society for Nautical Research, 1997. very good copy, may have small penned x on spine, else clean and firm, includes The Development of the Trireme; The Commercial Shipping of South-Western England in the Later 15th Century; Francis Sheldon in Denmark 1686-1690; Guadeloupe's Commerce Raiding 1796-1798: perspectives and Contexts; jean Francois Hodoul, Corsair of the Indian Ocean; The Royal Navy and the Development of Mobile Logistics 1851-1894. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo., Society for Nautical Research, 1997, Scholar's Bookshelf, 2005-06-15. Paperback. Like New. 2005 Scholar's Bookshelf Pub. softcover. Great Condition! Binding is tight. No writing or highlighting!, Scholar's Bookshelf, 2005-06-15, Chicago 1947, Pellagrini & Cudahy, US first edition, hard bound (missing dust jacket,) 6x9, Good + ( heavy spine top and bottom wear, bump and scuffing to cover), dust jacket shows heavy upper edge chipping & wear), 418 pages, illus, notes, bibliog. ----------------------------------------- THE FIRST COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF ONE OF THIS NATION'S MOST GLORIOUS HEROES, ISAAC HULL, CAPTAIN OF THE FIGHTING SHIP OLD IRONSIDES. THIS IS THE Story of a man and his ship: of Isaac Hull and the frigate Constitution, affectionately known to generations as "Old Ironsides." Isaac Hull's valor and Yankee seamanship in the famous battle between Old Ironsides and the Guerriere won a victory that shaped much of America's history. Hull and the Constitution entered the Navy together. Man and ship were to see many thrilling years of action-the years when the forces of Napoleon, Nelson, and Alexander I locked in combat, the Mediterranean swarmed with pirates, and the Ottoman Empire fell. Hull and the Constitution fought in the naval war against France and in the Mediterranean against the Barbary corsairs. Together they saw action before Tripoli, where the Constitution was the flagship of Commodore Preble and Hull one of his most trusted officers. Together they aided in liberating Bainbridge and his officers from prison and his crew from the slavery of the Bashaw. Together they were trapped in a dead calm while five enemy warships closed in. But Hull and the Constitution out- , manoeuvred the British and a month later in thirty minutes of violent action outfought them. The ill-fated Chesapeake had been revenged and Hull and the Constitution had won for a discouraged and war weary America a victory that assured the nation protection of its freedom and satisfaction of its honor. This biography throws new light on a crucial period of American history. Hull's original description of the capture of the Guerriere which was suppressed at his request and which is published here for the first time in full, the naval aspect of Eaton's march on Derne, the timing of Preble's fifth attack on Tripoli, all make CAPTAIN OF OLD IRONSDES a real contribution to the memory of a heroic man and ship., Granada Hills, California: Sentry Books Inc., 1994. B4 - A softcover magazine in very good condition that is lightly curled, light tanning and shelf wear. Wings (Volume 24, No. 4, August 1994). Three generations of combat corsairs O2U, F4U, A-7; Seabirds of the Navy Grumman's Mighty Ducks Geese & Widgeons. 11"x8.25", 55 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall., Sentry Books Inc., 1994, Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom: The History Press, 2011. Pocketbook size. Was $25, now $13. 128 pages, appendicies, colour images, b&w and sepia photographs. From failed Air Force fighter to the Navy's "universal soldier," this history chronicles the evolution of the Hornet. Built to replace both the A-7 Corsair II light attack aircraft and the F-4 Phantom II fighter in Navy service, the F/A-18 evolved from Northrop's YF-17 in the late 1970s. Production aircraft reached the Navy in May 1980, with the Marine Corps receiving Hornets two years later. More than 800 examples would eventually be built for American service, with a further 500 aircraft being sold to seven export customers. Earning its battle spurs in April 1986 flying strike missions against Libya from U.S. carriers in the Mediterranean, the Hornet would subsequently participate in Operation Desert Storm five years later and the various "policing" operations in Iraq and the Balkans that followed. Still very much in frontline use with the Navy and Marine Corps today, the "legacy" Hornet, as all non-Super Hornet variants have been dubbed, provides the backbone for carrier-based naval aviation.. First Edition. Laminated Pictorial Board. New/No Jacket., The History Press, 2011, Blandford 1980 1st.. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.This comprehensive volume offers a detailed technical review of the great fighting aircraft that equipped the American carriers in the Pacific during World War II, and recounts some of the actions they fought. Describes such famous aircraft as the Corsair, Hellcat, Wildcat, Tigercat, Bearcat, and even the Brewster Buffalo described by the author as an unmitigated disaster. Profusely illustrated with more than 200 photographs line drawings and cutaways., Blandford 1980 1st., Oxford, Osprey, 2004, 8vo brossura editoriale con copertina illustrata a colori, pp. 96 con numerose illustrazioni in nero e a colori n.t. (Osprey Combat Aircraft, 48), [Squadron/Signal Publications, Warren MI,, 1977]. Oblong 4to., First Edition, with 2 full-page coloured plates and numerous monochrome photographs throughout; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy., [Squadron/Signal Publications, Warren MI, 1977], Bunrin-Do. PAPERBACK. B01887SYDQ 1979 first edition Bunrin-Do (Tokyo, Japan), 7 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches tall stapled paperbound, copiously illustrated with black-and-white and full color photographs and diagrams of aircraft, 66 pp. Slight to moderate soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers. One-inch chipping and dampstaining to lower edge of front cover near the spine, and to the margins of subsequent pages through p. 10, with a bit of loss to the bottoms of a couple of pictures and one English and Japanese caption. Despite these detractions, still an excellent reading / reference copy of this scarce issue in the 'Famous Airplanes' series. Laid in is a set of decals and instructions for application to a Krasel Industries 48th scale P-47D model, and a color photograph of a full-size P-47D engine. ~W~ Though the text of the 'Famous Airplanes of the World Series' is in Japanese, the bulk of each page is occupied by photographs and detailed drawings and diagrams, which is why titles in the series are sought by modelers and aircraft enthusiasts interested in detail. The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is one of the largest and heaviest fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single 4 stroke internal combustion engine. It was built from 1941-1945. It was heavily armed with eight .50-caliber machine guns, four per wing. When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack roles could carry five-inch rockets or a significant bomb load of 2,500 pounds; it could carry more than half the payload of the B-17 bomber on long-range missions (although the B-17 had a far greater range). The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt and Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine - the same engine used by two very successful U.S. Navy fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair, the latter aircraft itself the first to fly with Double Wasp power in late May 1940 - and was to be very effective as a short-to-medium range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat. When deployed as a fighter-bomber with its usual 'double quartet' of heavy-caliber M2 Browning machine guns, it proved especially adept at ground attack in both the World War II European and Pacific Theaters. Refinements of the Thunderbolt led to the P-47D, which was the most produced version with 12,602 built. The 'D' model actually consisted of a series of evolving production blocks, the last of which were visibly different from the first. . Fair. First Edition., Bunrin-Do, New York: Pocket Books, 1991. Bright, clean, square, tight, unmarked copy. Sharp corners. No chips or tears. No owner's name or bookplate. No remainder mark. Not a book club edition. Not price clipped (21.00). From the Dust Jacket: "In this searingly realistic novel, one of the most decorated naval aviators since Vietnam brings us the dramatic story of attack bomber pilots and helicopter pilots flying combat Search and Rescue (SAR) - in the Navy's air war against North Vietnam. Catapulting from the deck of the aircraft carrier Concord, Lt. Mike Santy takes an A-7 Corsair a=ttack bomber over the Gulf of Tonkin. Once airborne, he joins the other A-7s, A-6 Intruders, and F-4 Phantoms flying the alpha strike..." Tom Clancy: "This is the best first novel I have ever read." . First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Fine condition/Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo. xii, 306pp ., Pocket Books, 1991, Dandenong, Australia,: Kookaburra Technical Publications. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1972. Softcover. 24 pages, well illustrated, profiles in color, pictorial wrappers, very good. Book 2 only. Series 3 No. 7, Historic Aircraft Books. Illustrated by Charles Graham. Cover illustration of a U. S. Marine Corps F4U-I Corsair on Torokina aistrip, Bougainville Island, December 1943. ., Kookaburra Technical Publications, 1972, Osprey, London, 1995.. 96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855325306 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and diagrams, colour profiles and uniform studies. "The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to lea rn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan's elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once a g a i n hurriedly pressed into service; this time in its originally intended role as a shipboard fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines, the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the pilots who recount th ei r ex pe riences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round fighter in the Pacific theatre." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few faint rub marks and a small soft corner crease on front cov er. Ver y G ood+., Osprey, London, 1995., Great Britian, England, UK.: Arrow Books Limited, 1989. 240 pages. "Jamaica was thrown into turmoil in the years following Charles II's restoration. The exiled Charles had promised the island to the Spanish King, and for all the non-Spaniah settlers in the Caribbean there was 'No peace beyond the Line'. Admiral of the Brethren, Ned Yorke, and his deputy, Sir Thomas Whetstone, diescover the Spanish are drawing together a Caribbean fleet. Was this a move to protect thier treasure ships fro the Buccaneers, the Brethren of the Coast - or were they plotting to carry an army against Jamaica?" >>>> SCARCE in Paperback! One of the TOUGHEST pope titles!. First Edition By This Publisher,. Soft Cover. Very Good to Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.. Mass Market Paperback.., Arrow Books Limited, 1989, Poole, Dorset, UK: Pireme Publishing. Near Fine. 2001. Magazine. This issue includes: Flodden, Kolin (1) WWII Bridging, Gheluvelt, Wounded Knee (1) US Navy vs Corsairs. Miniature Wargames deals with all forms of miniatures wargaming, including historical, fantasy, sci-fi, pulp, steampunk and roleplaying. It also gives some coverage to board wargames and video/internet gaming.; Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 60 pages; 25888 ., Pireme Publishing, 2001, Annapolis 1996, Naval Institute, first US edition, HARD BOUND in dust jacket, , 7 X 10,FINE/FINE CONDITION, 192 PAGES, PROF. ILLUSTRATED. .............................................. There are few more potent images of naval warfare than that of the dying Admiral Lord Nelson at the moment of his greatest triumph, the defeat of the joint French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar. The triumph at Trafalgar was the culmination of an era of growing British preeminence at sea and foreshadowed the increasing power and prestige bestowed on Britain during the 19th century through the domination of the seas by the Royal Navy. ................................................................ Covering many of the most significant naval actions of the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, Sea Battles in Close-up: The Age of Nelson is a fascinating account of the nature of naval warfare in the era of sail and the personalities involved. Initially looking at the organisation and tactics of fighting at sea in the period, the book then examines in detail a number of major engagements. These include Quiberon Bay in 1759, The Nile in 1798 and Lissa in 1811 as well as Trafalgar itself. Also covered is an examination of single-ship actions and the attempts to defeat the Barbary Corsairs. The book is fully illustrated with a superb selection of line drawings, etchings and other contemporary pictures, which graphically explore both the theory and practice of naval combat in the period. ................................................................... Written by and published in association with the National Maritime Museum, Sea Battles in Close-up: The Age of Nelson is a definitive account of naval actions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. , Arco, New York, 1979.. 136 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0668045973 "Entering action in early 1943 in the South Pacific, the Corsair was the first Allied plane to meet the Japanese on even terms. It far exceeded even its designers' fondest hopes, while compiling a combat win-loss ration of better than 11 to 1....Here are the stories of some of the men who flew the Corsair to fame: Pappy Boyington....Knobby Walsh, Ike Kepford, Bob Hanson and others. Some come back from comb a t , s o m e do not; all were heroes and all were aces, a group of the finest fighter pilots the United States has ever had....(the author) describes the strategy, the action, the Marine and Navy fighter aces, and their immortal Vought F4U Corsai r. Th e b oo k in c ludes an extensive collection of 86 photographs of the plane and its pilots, as well as detailed maps of the South Pacific action areas, indicating airfield locations and objectives of both sides. Eight scale drawings provide spe c ifi cs of th e Cor sa ir and the markings of some of the top aces. There is also an appendix containing the histories of Marine and Navy Corsair squadrons, medals, decorations and awards, a production chronology of the Corsair and its speci fica ti ons, an d a comp le te a cco unt of the plane's combat record." Book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor browning, three 1" tears - two with old tape residue - all now archivally taped, light edge wrinkling, light crease down rear pane l. V ery Good +/Go od., Arco, New York, 1979., LoCo1: Tab. 1988. Soft cover. Very Good. Includes more than 50 color photographs. Softcover, very good condition. ., Tab, 1988, Osprey Pub Co, 2013. New book, 80 pages, DUE54. From Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, these fighters battled for air supremacy over the Pacific in World War II. The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries, although designed to very different requirements. Ruggedly built so as to survive the rigors of carrier operations, the Wildcat was the best carrier fighter the US Navy had available when the USA entered World War II, and it remained the principal fighter for the US Navy and the US Marine Corps until the more capable F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair entered service in 1942-43. Designed to meet a seemingly impossible requirement from the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) for an aeroplane with a speed greater than 300mph, exceptional maneuverability, long range, and an impressive armament - for the time - of two 7.7mm machine guns and two 20mm cannon, the Zero-sen could out-perform any Allied fighter in 1941-42. In one-on-one combat the Zero-sen was clearly superior to the rugged Grumman F4F Wildcat in speed, climb, maneuverability, and service ceiling. The Wildcat, in turn, had better firepower and structural strength but was some 2,600lb heavier than its Japanese opponent, with only 250 additional horsepower; even so, the Wildcat pilots had no alternative but to take on their more capable Japanese opponents until superior American aircraft could be put into production. The battles between the Wildcat and the Zero-sen during 1942 represent a classic duel in which pilots flying a nominally inferior fighter successfully developed air combat tactics that negated the strengths of their opponent.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Laurier, Jim. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Osprey Pub Co, 2013, Osprey Pub Co, 2013. New book, 80 pages, DUE54. From Coral Sea to Midway to Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, these fighters battled for air supremacy over the Pacific in World War II. The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries, although designed to very different requirements. Ruggedly built so as to survive the rigors of carrier operations, the Wildcat was the best carrier fighter the US Navy had available when the USA entered World War II, and it remained the principal fighter for the US Navy and the US Marine Corps until the more capable F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair entered service in 1942-43. Designed to meet a seemingly impossible requirement from the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) for an aeroplane with a speed greater than 300mph, exceptional maneuverability, long range, and an impressive armament - for the time - of two 7.7mm machine guns and two 20mm cannon, the Zero-sen could out-perform any Allied fighter in 1941-42. In one-on-one combat the Zero-sen was clearly superior to the rugged Grumman F4F Wildcat in speed, climb, maneuverability, and service ceiling. The Wildcat, in turn, had better firepower and structural strength but was some 2,600lb heavier than its Japanese opponent, with only 250 additional horsepower; even so, the Wildcat pilots had no alternative but to take on their more capable Japanese opponents until superior American aircraft could be put into production. The battles between the Wildcat and the Zero-sen during 1942 represent a classic duel in which pilots flying a nominally inferior fighter successfully developed air combat tactics that negated the strengths of their opponent.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Laurier, Jim. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Osprey Pub Co, 2013, Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2004-09-20. Paperback. Very Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service., Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2004-09-20, Osprey Publishing. PAPERBACK. 184176731X *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . Fine., Osprey Publishing, Osprey Publishing. PAPERBACK. 184176731X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . New., Osprey Publishing, London: Osprey Pub Co pp. [5] 96."The speed with which the Corsair was rushed into service as a land-based fighter obliged the pilots to learn on the job. The aircraft soon proved to be superior to the Japanese Zero and played a major part in the destruction of Japan’s elite air forces in the South Pacific. Later, in an effort to counter the Kamikaze threat, the Corsair was once again hurriedly pressed into service; this time in its originally intended role as a shipboard fighter. This versatile aircraft saw service with the US Navy and Marines, the British Fleet Air Arm and the RNZAF. Most of the 4FU pilots who recount their experiences within these pages considered it to be the best all-round fighter in the Pacific theatre. "Please see more in the series in our military history catalogue .this is number 8 in the osprey Aircraft of the aces series . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dj. Larger 8vo., Osprey Pub Co, US: Osprey Publishing, 2009. Paperback. Very Good/No DJ. 7.3 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches. Mark Styling. Pages are clean. Binding is sound, spine is uncreased. Covers are overall clean, light scuffing and rubbing, and show minor edgewear - rubbing, slight creasing and curling at corners. Text block is clean., Osprey Publishing, 2009, Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2004-09-20. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service., Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2004-09-20, Harcourt Brace &World. Very Good. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. B0006BVKNE . Stated First Edition. Blue linen covers, gold titles to the spine. A solid, bright & unmarked book with light spine end bumping. Maps to the endpapers, bibliography, notes and indexed. The DJ is unclipped with cover edgewear and scuffing, light spine end chipping. Contents: Preface -- 1. Galleys of the raiders -- 2. The Barbarossa brothers -- 3. The home of the Corsairs -- 4. Failure of an expedition -- 5. The revenge of Genoa -- 6. Sultan of Algiers -- 7. The death of Aruj -- 8. Wreck of a fleet -- 9. Kheir-ed-Din the seaman -- 10. A year to remember -- 11. Barbarossa enters the Golden Horn -- 12. Creator of the Ottoman navy -- 13. Triumphant summer -- 14. Tunis lost -- Minorca stormed -- 15. Venice learns a lesson -- 16. Devastation of the islands -- 17. Barbarossa confronts Andrea Doria -- 18. Triumph in the Ionian -- 19. Glut in the slave market -- 20. High admiral of the Ottomans -- 21. "The king of the sea is dead." ; B&W Illustrations; 8.40 X 5.90 X 1.10 inches; 224 pages; Box 4 ., Harcourt Brace &World, 1968, Long Island City, NJ: Osprey Publishing. Fine. 2009. 2nd Printing. Paperback. Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Now told for the first time, this is the story of the US Navy and Marine Corps F-4U Squadrons that flew the venerable Corsair in combat against the North Koreans." ., Osprey Publishing, 2009, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Stackpole Books, 2000. pp. xii, 226, b/w illustrations, "Lieutenant Charles W 'Savez' Read's life was one of swashbuckling adventure and dazzling escapes. Yet very little has been known about him until recently. Robert A. Jones has tracked down all available sources on this Confederate privateer - including unpublished material from Read's grandchildren - and written an exciting biography that reveals the impact of naval power on the Civil War. For example, while the North's navy projected its force at will, the South chose hit-and-run tactics that slowly bled the North's resources, as many of Read's exploits will show. ". First Edition. Hb. Very Good/Very Good. 8 Vo., Stackpole Books, 2000, NY: Dodd, Mead. Good+ in Good dust jacket. c.1963. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. Moderate soil, very minor wear, on the sound binding. Minor edge foxing. Signed by author on the half-title page. Previous owner's name on ffep. Endpapers are age-stained. Contents are almost as new. DJ is quite edge worn and chipped, but is complete, with very minor soil. ; First Printing of the First Edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title page. 8-1/4" Tall, 269pp. Red cloth, white spine lettering with blue accents. HISTORY. "Charles Haywood, himself a dedicated Yankee, has collected a wealth of information about the early prowess of the New Englander. Here he presents eighteen true stories of some of the Yankees at home and abroad who built the foundation of our country as warriors, sailors and merchants. Here are dramatic accounts of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Ships such as the ESSEX, build in Salem, and the CONSTITUTION built in Boston, protected their country's rights at sea against such predatory enemies as the corsairs of the Barbary Coast. These accounts of this stalwart band have the vitality of eye-witness reports and bring to life a thrilling segment of our country's history. " Some Chapters: The O'Biren Navy; The Guns of Ticonderoga; Not One Cent for Tribute; The End of a Frigate; Midshipman Wadsworth; The Essex Frigate; Life in the Old Navy; Skipper Ireson's Ride. ... Bibliograph y. Index. 16 pages of b/w reproductions of paintings and drawings. ., Dodd, Mead, Chicago 1947, Pellagrini & Cudahy, US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, VG/VG - ( dust jacket shows heavy upper edge chipping & wear), 418 pages, illus, notes, bibliog. ----------------------------------------- THE FIRST COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF ONE OF THIS NATION'S MOST GLORIOUS HEROES, ISAAC HULL, CAPTAIN OF THE FIGHTING SHIP OLD IRONSIDES. THIS IS THE Story of a man and his ship: of Isaac Hull and the frigate Constitution, affectionately known to generations as "Old Ironsides." Isaac Hull's valor and Yankee seamanship in the famous battle between Old Ironsides and the Guerriere won a victory that shaped much of America's history. Hull and the Constitution entered the Navy together. Man and ship were to see many thrilling years of action-the years when the forces of Napoleon, Nelson, and Alexander I locked in combat, the Mediterranean swarmed with pirates, and the Ottoman Empire fell. -----------------------------------------------------------------------Hull and the Constitution fought in the naval war against France and in the Mediterranean against the Barbary corsairs. Together they saw action before Tripoli, where the Constitution was the flagship of Commodore Preble and Hull one of his most trusted officers. Together they aided in liberating Bainbridge and his officers from prison and his crew from the slavery of the Bashaw. Together they were trapped in a dead calm while five enemy warships closed in. But Hull and the Constitution out- , manoeuvred the British and a month later in thirty minutes of violent action outfought them. The ill-fated Chesapeake had been revenged and Hull and the Constitution had won for a discouraged and war weary America a victory that assured the nation protection of its freedom and satisfaction of its honor. ------------------------------------------------------------------This biography throws new light on a crucial period of American history. Hull's original description of the capture of the Guerriere which was suppressed at his request and which is published here for the first time in full, the naval aspect of Eaton's march on Derne, the timing of Preble's fifth attack on Tripoli, all make CAPTAIN OF OLD IRONSIDES a real contribution to the memory of a heroic man and ship., Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1992. Sixth Edition; Second Printing. Softcover. 0813816114 . 338 pages, illustrations, diagrams, maps (1 folding) , pictorial wrappers, 8 by 11 inches, very good. From the website of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association: "Kershner soloed an Aeronca Defender from Clarksville, Tennessee's Outlaw Field - a grass strip at the time - in 1945 at age 16. After four years flying Corsairs in the Navy, Kershner worked as a corporate pilot, flight-test pilot, and special assistant to William T. Piper Sr. , then president of Piper Aircraft. With the help of his wife, Betty - who typed his handwritten manuscripts - Kershner authored and illustrated a series of five highly regarded flight manuals; his Student Pilot's Flight Manual alone has sold more than 1 million copies. Kershner contributed often to AOPA publications, including AOPA Pilot and AOPA Flight Training. He also was known for his interest in spins, having logged more than 8,000 spins totaling some 35,000 turns; Kershner only counted spins of at least three turns and didn't record spins at all during his first 24 years of flying. He was the national General Aviation Flight Instructor of the Year in 1992. At his Ace Aerobatic School in Sewanee, Kershner provided spin recovery and aerobatic training to hundreds of pilots, and he continued to teach ground school into late December 2006." ., Iowa State University Press, 1992, Squadron/Signal Publications,. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1977. Soft Cover. 0897470281 . 49 pages, well illustrated, profiles in color, pictorial wrappers, oblong 11 inches by 8 inches. Illustrated by Don Greer. From Wikipedia: "The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U. S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U. S. History (1942–1953). The Corsair served in the U. S. Navy, U. S. Marines, Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the French Navy Aéronavale and other, smaller, air forces until the 1960s. It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U. S. Navy counted an 11: 1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair. As well as being an outstanding fighter, the Corsair proved to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving almost exclusively in the latter role throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria." ., Squadron/Signal Publications, 1977, Squadron/Signal Publications,. Very Good. 1977. Soft Cover. 0897470281 . 49 pages, 2 color plates, well illustrated, wrappers, oblong 11 inches by 8 inches. From Wikipedia: "The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U. S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U. S. History (1942–1953). The Corsair served in the U. S. Navy, U. S. Marines, Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the French Navy Aéronavale and other, smaller, air forces until the 1960s. It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U. S. Navy counted an 11: 1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair. As well as being an outstanding fighter, the Corsair proved to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving almost exclusively in the latter role throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria." ., Squadron/Signal Publications, 1977, Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, (1984).. 111 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. "The aerial element of the Royal Navy throughout its 70 years of existence, has had an almost non-stop battle for survival...This book traces the whole story and, in doing so, describes the vast number of different types of craft which were used. These range all the way from the early Sopwith Pups, Camels and Cuckoos, through the famous wartime Swordfish, Martlet and others, right up to t h e u l t r a -modern British Aerospace Sea Harrier. the author manages to combine a vast amount of fascinating technical information with a narrative which is always full of interest for the aviation enthusiast..." Dust jacket has light edge w ri nk li n g, f ai nt l ine indentations/few tiny dints on rear panel, 1" dia. light stain on rear flap-fold, very light rubbing, very small closed tear at bottom of flap-folds. VG+/VG-., Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, (1984)., London: Macdonald and Jane's, 1976. Softbound, 68 pages. Very good condition, former owner's name written on inside cover, otherwise clean and unmarked.Thirteen types of aircraft in service with or developed for the US Navy, 1941-45.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall., Macdonald and Jane's, 1976, Arthur Barker, London, 1970.. 234 pp, 8vo 8 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "On 19 July 1918, six Sopwith Camels took off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier 'Furious' off the Schleswig coast. Their mission - to bomb the German Zeppelin sheds at T ondern. It was the first time in history that a force of aircraft had been launched against an enemy objective from an aircraft carrier: the first ever strike from the sea. In the half century that has elapsed since that historic day, the Roya l N a vy's airmen have carved out a reputation of courage and skill that is second to none. This is their story - a story of men and courage, of crews, aircraft and ships often hurled into battle against hopeless odds. The author has covered ever y m aj or operation involving the Fleet Air Arm and its predecessor, the RNAS, including Korea, Suez, Malaya and forgotten 'backyard wars' such as the British naval operations against the Bolsheviks in the Baltic in 1919, when the Navy's airmen bom be d the Re d Fleet in Kronstadt. The Second World War is covered in detail, from the hunt for the 'Graf Spee' to the final assault on Japan and Kamikaze attacks on the carriers of the British Pacific Fleet." Water mark on top corner of text bloc k w it h so me s mall areas of dye migration into top corner of a few pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine, two small edge tears with old tape. G ood+ /Go od+., Arthur Barker, London, 1970., Periscope Film LLC, 2009-12-30. Paperback. Used:Good. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available., Periscope Film LLC, 2009-12-30, Paperback. New. From humble beginnings in 1911 with floatplanes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing bi-planes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway. Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such as the Dauntless, Devastator and Helldriver. As well as carrier-borne aircraft, others operated from shorebases using both wheels and floats. Post WW2, jet aircraft took over from prop driven, and famous early examples were the Shooting Star and McDonnell Phantom, which saw action in Korea. By Vietnam the F4 Phantom II, Skyhawk and Intruder were in service. As well as these fighter attack aircraft were the Lockheed Viking, anti-sub and nuclear capable Douglas Skywarrior. Post Vietnam the F14 Tomcat and Hornet came into service along with the Prowler (Electronic warfare) and Hawkeye (early warning). These aircraft were complemented by a range of helicopters from the massive Super Stallion, through Sea Kings, Seasprites and Seahawks.Today the Super Hornets predominates along with an impressive multi-capable range of aircraft and helicopters. All these and more are described in expert detail and illustrated in this fine book. Future projects are also covered., U.S.A.: Squadron/Signal Publications. Soft cover. 0897471946 A Very Nice Book From Private Collection. This Is A Clean, Tight Copy. Book Shows Only Light Used Wear. A Nice Copy Overall. Not Remainder, Not Ex-Library. . Very Good. 1987., Squadron/Signal Publications, 1987, Tab Books. PAPERBACK. 0830684336 . New., Tab Books, Periscope Film LLC. Paperback. New. Paperback. 98 pages. Dimensions: 9.8in. x 7.8in. x 0.5in.One of the most storied aircraft of WWII, the Vought F4U-4 Corsair was the first single engine production aircraft capable of 400 mph in level flight. With its characteristic gull wing and giant 18-cylinder Double Wasp engine, it proved a superb fighter in the Pacific Theater and achieved victory ratio approaching 11 to 1. The exploits of the famed Black Sheep Squadron of Corsairs was recounted by their leader, Marine fighter ace Major Gregory Pappy Boyington, in the book Baa Baa Black Sheep. This Flight Operating Instructions manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before climbing into the cockpit. Originally classified Restricted, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This revised version includes an original assembly breakdown manual as an appendix. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Periscope Film LLC, Outskirts Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 246 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.As my vision cleared, the Zero fighter, with its big red meatball insignia was flying off my right wing, just like a wingman. THE PILOT WAS STARING AT ME! Like a cat with nine lives, CDR Clayton Fisher, a Navy carrier pilot, narrowly escaped death time after time. His love of flying began in childhood, starting with rides in barnstorming biplanes and a blimp, continuing on into the Battle of Midway, where he was a dive bomber pilot during the greatest naval battle in U. S. history. He flew in the initial flight of dive bombers attacking Japanese aircraft carriers in the Battle of Santa Cruz in the South Pacific where his ship, the USS Hornet, was sunk. Later during the Korean War he flew 80 combat bombing missions over North Korea in the famous Corsair fighter off the USS Essex during 1951 and 1952. Fishers dramatic tales of life as a flight student, later as a dive bomber and fighter instructor, come to life vividly in HOOKED This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Outskirts Press, I. Allan, London., 1977.. Hardcover. Good. 4to, hardcover. Vg condition in good dj. Ex-library with small stamp on front endpaper. Browning to top of dj. Other wear to dj incl. a 1-inch tear near upper spine, contents clean, binding tight. 160 p., illus. (some color), portraits., I. Allan, London., 1977., Osprey, London, 1991, first edition.. 128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321513 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the vene rable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornet s s p otted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with th e v er sa tile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship w it h a f ron tline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edg e wear , sm all faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good., Osprey, London, 1991, first edition., Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Schiffer Pub Ltd, 1995. New in New jacket Book **NEW** A facsimile reprint of the pilot's handbook for the F4U-5, -5N, -5NL, and-5P.. Soft cover. NEW., Schiffer Pub Ltd, 1995, (Subject: Aviation - General) The exploits of the F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair pilots are all detailed in this exhaustively researched volume combining Osprey Aircraft of the Aces titles 3, 8 and 10 in a great value special edition. Previous owner name on inside board. Good in plastic covered d/w. (Published: 2003) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 1841767352) (Pagination: 288pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX, Osprey Publishing, 2004-09-23. Paperback. Used:Good. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available., Osprey Publishing, 2004-09-23, Near New B&W and Color. Corsair Aces OSPREY Great Britain 1999 Reprinted Soft Cover 96 PP, Osprey Aircraft of the Aces Series No.8, OSPREY, 1999, Periscope Film, LLC. Paperback. New. Paperback. 84 pages. Dimensions: 9.8in. x 7.8in. x 0.4in.The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the primary Marine Corps and U. S. Navy fighter aircraft during the opening year of WWII. Although the Japanese Zero outperformed it, Wildcat pilots more than held their own during the crucial battles at Coral Sea and Midway. Almost 8, 000 Wildcats were built during the war, many of them by General Motors. The G. M. versions, designated FM-1 and later the improved FM-2, entered service after the faster Corsairs and Hellcats were deployed. As a result most FMs flew from escort carriers, most notably during the Battle off Samar where Wildcats helped turn back the Japanese fleet. Originally printed by Grumman and the U. S. Navy, this FM-2 flight operating handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Once classified Restricted, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Periscope Film, LLC, Great Britian, England, UK.: Arrow Books Limited, 1989. 240 pages. >>> "Jamaica was thrown into turmoil in the years following Charles II's restoration. The exiled Charles had promised the island to the Spanish King, and for all the non-Spaniah settlers in the Caribbean there was 'No peace beyond the Line'. Admiral of the Brethren, Ned Yorke, and his deputy, Sir Thomas Whetstone, diescover the Spanish are drawing together a Caribbean fleet. Was this a move to protect thier treasure ships fro the Buccaneers, the Brethren of the Coast - or were they plotting to carry an army against Jamaica?" >>>> SCARCE in Paperback! One of the TOUGHEST pope titles! >> Has small store stamp & minor writing on first page inside.. First Edition By This Publisher,. Soft Cover. Very Good to Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.. Mass Market Paperback.., Arrow Books Limited, 1989, Washington: USGPO NAVPERS 10332. Science-Tec . Good+Cond. 1944. RESTRICTED". 2nd ptg. 5x7" PAPERBACK 183ps MetalWork. "Navy Training Courses" Series..states "restricted" on cover (blacked over) ., USGPO NAVPERS 10332, 1944, London: Inner Circle, 1990. Author's First Novel. Tan cloth, gilt lettering on spine. 285pp. Name on Ffep. Unclipped DJ lightly buffed at top of spine. Seven men, artisans of war - somebody else's war, they thought: British pilots brought to Argentina to help train a Special Air Attack Group with an unknown mission...... First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Inner Circle, 1990, Osprey Publishing 2004. Softcover imperial quarto (VG+); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage costs., Osprey Publishing 2004, London, New York, Sydney, Totonto: Hamlyn, 1973. Hardback. Very Good - in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded at the spine and somewhat dull overall. Boards faded at the margins. Text complete, clean and tight. Price Clipped. . Please note that at 1.6Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK..| Dust Wrapper over Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 12" x 9". 240pp. Index. Bibliography. | First Edition (First Printing). Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition ::, London, New York, Sydney, Totonto: Hamlyn, 1973, AuthorHouse. Paperback. New. Paperback. 216 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.7in.This story is about the F4-U Corsair that was developed for the navy as a carrier plane by Chance Vought Aircraft in 1938. This plane was introduced into World War II in 1943 as a land based aircraft and was assigned to a Marine fighter squadron VMF-124. The aircraft was later accepted by the Navy as a carrier plane and VMF-124 retrained and took it aboard the Carrier USS Essex on Christmas day 1944. Ledesma the author weaves a warm story of love and war to provide the reader with an exciting action filled story. The characters Pete Martin and Bob Jones were created to tell the story. The remaining cast of characters and events are preserved in their rightful place in history. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., AuthorHouse, NY: Orion Books, 1990. Appears unread, mylar jacket cover, 272pp., illus. Author a Chance Vought test pilot for the F4U from prior to a/c entry into the fleet during WWII until end of production in 1950. A history of the U.S. Navy's famous gull winged Corsair.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Orion Books, 1990, Osprey Pub Co, 2005. New book, 80 pages, MOD24. The F4U Corsair's combat career was longer than that of almost any other World War II fighter aircraft. Its success led to its service around the globe, and it was employed by the US Navy, British Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. After the war, the Corsair also served with the French Navy, in various Latin American Air Forces, and with forces fighting in Korea. This book showcases seven separate Corsair variants modelled across 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scales. Among the aircraft featured are an F4U-1 Birdcage, an F4U-1A from VF-17 'Jolly Rogers', a Fleet Air Arm Corsair Mk.II, a Korean War F4U-4 and an F4U-7 French Corsair. . Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Osprey Pub Co, 2005, Osprey Pub Co, 2008. New book, 96 pages, ACE84. The Americans lagged behind their European contemporaries in military aviation in the late 1930s, and it took the Battle of Britain to awaken America to the necessity of having aircraft that could defend targets against night-time attack by bomber aircraft. This book examines the numerous aircraft types that were used by the US in this role, beginning with the early stop-gap conversions like the TBM Avenger, Lockheed Ventura and the A-20 Havoc (P-70). It goes on to detail the combat history of the newer, radar-equipped Hellcats, Corsairs and Black Widows that were designed to seek out enemy aircraft and which registered most of the kills made by the Navy, Marine Corps and USAAF in 1944-45. With full-colour profiles and rare photographs, this is an absorbing account of an underestimated flying force: the American Nightfighters. Contents: Chapter 1: Building the Nightfighter Programme, Chapter 2: Yanks in the RAF, Chapter 3: Pacific War Operations, Chapter 4: MTO Operations, Chapter 5: Black Widow in the ETO, Appendices.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Davey, Chris. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Osprey Pub Co, 2008, Texas America: Squadron Signal Publications, 2010. 64 pages, beautifully illustrated with black & white and colour photographs throughout, some colour profiles. Bringing to mind the exploits of “Pappy” Boyington and his “Blacksheep Squadron” and Tommy Blackburn with the “Jolly Rogers,” the Corsair is among the most formidable U.S. fighters of World War II. The F4U maintained a kill ratio of 11:1 according to the United States Navy and went on to serve American forces in Korea, holding its own in the early years of the jet age. The Corsair was first conceived as a high-speed, high-altitude fighter for the Navy in 1938 when Chance Vought’s design team drew up plans for a fighter with a 1,800 h.p. engine and a huge 13-foot propeller. The Corsair’s famous inverted gull wing design was introduced to allow prop clearance.. First Edition. Soft Cover. New/No Jacket. Illus. by Greer, Don., Squadron Signal Publications, 2010, Blue Ridge: TAB Books, 1988. 1st edition. stiff wrappers. Fine. lge. 8vo.. 64pp., col. & b/w pls., Detail & Scale Pub. C & M Vol. 9 : US Navy Atlantic Coast Post-Vietnam Markings, TAB Books, 1988, Squadron/Signal Publications, 1987-03-01. Paperback. Acceptable. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available., Squadron/Signal Publications, 1987-03-01, U.S.A.: Squadron/Signal Publications. Near Fine. 1987. First Edition. Soft Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0897471946 CLEAN near fine first edition soft cover. ., Squadron/Signal Publications, 1987, Arcadia Publishing. Paperback. New. Paperback. 128 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.4in. x 0.4in.In 1927, the US Navy floated a small tin hanger down the DetroitRiver, planting it on a grass airfield at the southern tip of Grosse Ile, Michigan. This established one of the nations largest and most importantbases for training young officers in the art of flight. Nestled among farmsand lavish estates, Naval Air Station Grosse Ile (NAS GI) was home tothousands of Navy officers earning their wings before leaving to fightin World War II . Here their story is told through photographs takenby the airmen who flew and lived there, from its beginnings in 1927 toits decommissioning more than 40 years later. This is the story of mensuch as Pres. George H. W. Bush, who flew torpedo bombers from NASGI. And this is the story of the ZMC-2, the Navys only all-metal blimp, constructed at NAS GI. Finally, this is also the story of the current NASGI. Spared the fate of many decommissioned bases, today Cessnas, Pipers, and Mooneys rest in the same hangars where Corsairs and Phantoms onceprowled. Private pilots take flight and land via NAS GIs unmistakabletriangle of runways, and students still earn their wings from the sameconcrete runways where young airmen trained before heading off to fightthe Battles of Midway, Coral Sea, and Leyte Gulf. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Arcadia Publishing, Ginter Books. Paperback. New. Paperback. 88 pages. Dimensions: 10.8in. x 8.3in. x 0.4in.In 1972, Vought modified the first TF-41-powered A-7E (BuNo 156801) as a tandem, two-seat combat trainer demonstrator. The two-seater flew for the first time on August 19, 1972, piloted by John Konrad. After demonstrating the two-seat Corsair II at various naval air stations, Vought was awarded a contract to modify 60 TF30-powered Corsair IIs (24 A-7Bs and 36 A-7Cs) into two-seat trainers, to be designated TA-7C. The first converted TA-7C flew for the the first time on December 17, 1976 and was delivered to the Navy on January 31, 1977. The TA-7Cs were delivered to VA-122 and to VA-174. This book includes US Air National Guard A-7K Greek TA-7Hs, Portugese TA-7Ps, and Thai TA-7Es This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Ginter Books, Barnsley: Pen & Sword Aviation, 2012. The first part of this book covers the role of US aircraft carriers and aircraft in stopping the North Korean initial push to the south and also their role in the famous Inchon Landing and Pusan Perimeter Break out. The last part of the first chapter deals with naval operations during the Marine's Chosin Reservoir march to the sea in December 1950. The book goes on to describe the stabilization of the front lines after the Chinese had entered the war during 1951. At this time, the emphasis for naval air operations is centered on interdiction behind the lines. The focus is on trying to stop road and rail traffic from re-supplying the communist troops and allowing them to build up to a major offensive. Also, it includes the entry of the F2H Banshee into carrier operations which gave the USA four major types of aircraft to wage the war. During 1952 most carrier air groups spend their time off the coast of North Korea while hitting targets up along the Yalu River. This puts them well within the range of the MiG-15's. Navy F9F Panthers were used as top cover while the Corsairs and Skyraiders went after major targets such as the dam complexes up river and marshalling yards north of Pyongyang. During 1953 naval air operations were stepped up in an effort to get the communists back to the truce talks. The number of MiG-15's had grown to a figure many times that of the UN for overhead protection. The deep missions were more dangerous than ever and the Chinese brought in state of the art anti-aircraft automatic weapons. The number of sorties flown by the US Naval aircraft increased over the previous year's record numbers. The war ended on July 27, 1953.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Pen & Sword Aviation, 2012, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa,: Tab Books. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0830634525 . Xviii, 77 pages, plates in color, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. 8.5 by 11 inches. From Wikipedia: "The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the United States Navy's Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, initially entering service during the Vietnam War. The Corsair II was later adopted by the United States Air Force, including the Air National Guard, to replace the Douglas A-1 Skyraider, North American F-100 Super Sabre and Republic F-105 Thunderchief. The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s, and Portugal and Thailand in the late 1980s. The A-7 airframe design was based on the successful supersonic Vought F-8 Crusader. It was one of the first combat aircraft to feature a head-up display (HUD) , an inertial navigation system (INS) , and a turbofan engine." ; ; 77 pages ., Tab Books, 1990, New York: E. P. Dutton. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1943. Second Printing. Hardcover. 221 pages, plates, map endpapers, pictorial cloth, a little shelf wear to covers otherwise very good. Second printing. From Wikipedia: "The original Grim Reapers were activated on June 3, 1942 as VF-10 at NAS San Diego flying the F4F Wildcat. The first commanding officer was James H. Flatley fresh from the Battle of the Coral Sea. The Grim Reapers deployed with USS Enterprise (CV-6) to the Southern Pacific in 1942 where they participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal. After their return to the U. S. And NAS Sand Point they transitioned to the F6F-3 Hellcat and once again deployed to the South Pacific aboard Enterprise. During their second combat tour, VF-10 participated in operations in the Marshall Islands, Jaluit, Emirau, Western Caroline Islands, Hollandia, Truk Lagoon and the Battle of the Philippine Sea (Marianas Turkey Shoot). The squadron returned to the States, transitioning to the F4U Corsair at NAS Atlantic City. 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Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality of robbery, torture and death and the freedom of a short, violent life on the high seas. The book charts 250 years of piracy, from Cornwall to the Caribbean, from the 16th century to the hanging of the last pirate captain in Boston in 1835. Along the way, we meet characters like Captain Thomas Cocklyn, chosen as commander of his ship "on account of his brutality and ignorance," and Edward Teach, the notorious "Blackbeard," who felt of his crew "that if he did not now and then kill one of them they would forget who he was." Using material from British Admiralty records, this is an account of the Golden Age of pirates and of the men of the legitimate navies of the world charged with the task of finally bringing these cutthroats to justice. History History eBook, St. Martin's Press

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The Pirate Wars
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Earle, Peter

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The Pirate Wars

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9780312335809

Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods and contrasts it with the murderous reality of robbery, torture and death and the freedom of a short, violent life on the high seas.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780312335809
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0312335806
Hardcover
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Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: GRIFFIN
304 Pages
Weight: 0,304 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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