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Updated: 7 NOV 13 


This is a collection of various types of literature of interest to modelers: scale information, old timer plane and engine info, aviation history, model magazines, and general aviation/model aviation types. These items are one-of-a-kind gems, not reprints, and once sold, they are gone.  Don't look for these items on the catalog pages except for the Posters which are there. All but the posters are original publications, used, but in at least very good condition, except as noted. The exception is the Famous Free Flight Model Posters which are new engineering Xerox copies which were scanned from exceptional originals. 

If you have questions or need additional detail about any of these items, please email me at  aalmps@aol.com . In some cases, prices are negotiable - contact me.

U.S. shipping: Books and magazines, in comparison to their dollar value, are kind of heavy for mailing. Books will be sent as "Media Mail" for the listed postage amounts. If you want faster service, please add $6.00 for each book, which will provide for Priority Mail. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Overseas shipping: Please email me at  aalmps@aol.com and I'll send a quote for shipping costs to your location.


Prices are shown at each item or type of item. Quantity discounts are possible and prices are, to some extent, negotiable.

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Aviation History in Magazines Model Plane Related Scale References and History


Model Plane Related

Famous Free Flight Model Posters

Paul Plecan did these posters in 1974. They show 77 notable free flight gas models, all the way back to the very beginnings. Each model is drawn as a profile. At the bottom of each page is a brief paragraph about each of the planes. They're a great reminder of our history and may help you recognize a few of the lesser known models. The posters will look great on your shop wall! They measure 24" X 36"

Here's a sample of the first poster, showing a portion of 32 models [#22: Mystery Man, 27: Zipper, 28: Powerhouse, 29: Molecule, 30: Pacemaker, 31: KGS, 32: Playboy]:

Poster 1

Here's a sample of the second poster which has 45 models [#33: Go Getter, 34: New Ruler, 35: Thermalier, 43: Buzzard Bombshell, 44: Arrow, 50: Nomad]:

Poster 2

The printed images on the posters look much better than the scanned samples. Not sure why that is, but I believe you'll be happy with the posters.

Both posters, shipped in a mailing tube: $14.00 plus 15% postage. Order them by going to the catalog page and looking for 'Famous..'



Scale Reference and Full Scale History


The Joseph P. Juptner books are really amazing. This is the definitive source of information [Pictures and text] on all Approved Type Certificate [ATC] aircraft. There are 9 hardbound books in the series covering ATC 1 through 817. The books occupy about 8 1/2" of shelf space, and they, including the dust jackets, are in excellent condition. TAB Books, 1994. Sold only as the set of 9. 

Cover Back Cover Inside Cover Inside Cover 2

Price $90.00 plus $15 postage


Miscellaneous Books: If you'd like more details on any of these, I can scan the covers and contents pages for you. You may find a review for some of these on-line..

AHC - America's Hobby Center 1984 catalog, Average condition. $2.00 plus $2 postage

Air Enthusiast Quarterly, Number 1, hardbound, Excellent condition. $3.00 plus $5 postage

"Aircraft Design Sketch Book", Lockheed Aircraft Corp, 1940, a compilation of detailed sketches from around the world, apparently produced as a style book for their own staff, excellent, $5.00 plus $5 postage

"Contact!, The Story of the Early Birds, Man's first decade of flight from Kitty Hawk to World War I", 1968, Henry Serrano Villard, Excellent condition. $10.00 plus $5 postage

"German Aircraft of World War 2 in Colour", Excellent, $5.00 plus $5 postage

Osprey/Airwar 24 "Luftwaffe Fighter Units Europe 1942-45", Paperback, Excellent, $5.00 plus $3 postage

"Race With the Wind, How Air Racing Advanced Aviation", Birch Matthews, 2001, Excellent including the dust cover. $15.00 plus $7 postage

"Taking Flight, Inventing the Aerial Age From Antiquity Through the First World War", Richard P. Hallion, Excellent condition with plastic cover over the dust jacket, $15.00 plus $10 postage

"The Age of the Airship" [newly added Oct 15], Excellent $5 plus $5 postage

"The Aircraft of the World" 1957, William Green and Gerald Pollinger, dust cover is torn, book is Excellent, $10.00 plus $8 postage

"The American Fighter, The definitive guide to American fighter aircraft from 1917 to the present. 800 photographs and 1,300 schematic drawings", Angelucci with Bowers, 1985, Excellent condition. $20.00 plus $20 postage [BIG, heavy book: 480 pages!]

"The World's Strangest Aircraft" and "The World's Worst Aircraft", Excellent condition including dust covers, $5.00 each plus $5 postage

Time-Life Books:  "Barnstormers & Speed Kings", "Knights of the Air", and "The Luftwaffe", Excellent condition, $5.00 each plus $5 postage

ZAIC Yearbook !934, Excellent condition: $5 plus $3 postage


Aviation History in Magazines

This is a collection of significant magazines that I've accumulated over the years. These are to be sold as one lot, though if you have a specific one in mind, make me an offer. All are in excellent condition including covers. $50 plus $15 postage

Aviation History "Century of Flight".


Air & Space Centennial Edition: "100 Years of Flight"


Flying Magazine "50th Anniversary Issue" This one is 400 pages + !


Model Airplane News Collectors Edition "75th Anniversary"


"Naval Aviation in World War I"


Saturday Review "Fifty Years of Flight"


Soaring "50 Golden Anniversary Issue"



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 A. A. [AL]  Lidberg, All Rights Reserved.

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