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Aircam Aviation Series

The Aircam Aviation Series of books took a largely pictorial look at classic military aircraft types, with only a short narrative text serving as introduction. A companion series of Specials portrayed the camouflage and markings worn by various military air arms and flying units.

After 5-6 pages of concise text introducing the subject, the remainder of each book comprised b+w photographs, 8 pages of colour profile artwork and 3-4 pages of small plan-view tone drawings, showing the upper and lower surfaces of the aircraft illustrated in colour. The original editions of the first few titles were printed entirely on glossy paper, but later titles and reprints appeared with matt paper for all except the colour profiles. This resulted in rather poor reproduction of some of the photographs.

Subsequent reviewers have cast doubt on the accuracy of some of the colour profiles, but the range of aircraft chosen is still impressive and the colour schemes often unusual. The high prominence given to Japanese aircraft was very unusual for the late 1960s/early 1970s.

US editions of these titles were published by Arco, but the Specials were integrated into the main series, resulting in different numbers being allocated to the same titles. Another page gives the Arco-Aircam listing.

Publisher: Osprey Publishing Ltd, UK Language: English
50 pages + covers, Softback, 7.25" x 9.75" size, 30-40 b+w photos, 8 pages colour drawings, 3 pages tone plan-view drawings.


Quick jump: 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65


'No.1 - North American P-51D Mustang'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 000 4, First published: Sept 1968]

In USAAF-USAF Service. (First edition on glossy paper).

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'No.2 - Republic P-47 Thunderbolt'
by Ernest R. McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 001 2, First published: Oct 1968]

In the USAAF-RAF-Foreign Service.

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'No.3 - North American Mustang'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 002 0, First published: Nov 1968]

In the RAF-RAAF-SAAF-RNZAF-RCAF & Foreign Service.

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'No.4 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk I-XVI'
by Ted Hooton
[ISBN 0 85045 003 9, First published: Jan 1969]

In RAF-SAAF-RAAF-RNZAF-RCAF & Foreign Service.

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'No.5 - North American P-51B/C Mustang'
by Ernest R McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 004 7, First published: Apr 1969]

In USAAF Service. 52 pages.

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'No.6 - Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk.I-IV'
by Christopher Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 005 5, First published: Mar 1969]

In RAF-SAAF-RAAF-RNZAF-RCAF-NEIAF Service.

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'No.7 - Curtiss P-40D-N Warhawk'
by Christopher Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 007 1, First published: May 1969]

In USAAF-French and Foreign Service.

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'No.8 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII-24, Supermarine Seafire Mk.I-47'
by E R Hooton
[ISBN 0 85045 008 X, First published: July 1969]

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'No.9 - Spad Scouts SVII-SXIII'
by J. M. Bruce
[ISBN 0 85045 009 8, First published: Dec 1969]

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'No.10 - Lockheed P-38 Lightning'
by Ernest R. McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 010 1, First published: Dec 1969]

In USAAF-French-Italian-Chinese Nationalist Service.

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'No.11 - Consolidated B-24D-M Liberator'
by Ernest R. McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 011 X, First published: Jan 1970]

In USAAF-RAF-RAAF-MLD-IAF-CzechAF & CNAF Service. PB4Y-1/2 Privateer in USN-USMC-Aeronavale & CNAF Service.

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'No.12 - Avro Lancaster'
by Brian Goulding & Mike Garbett
[ISBN 0 85045 013 6, First published: Jan 1970]

In Unit Service.

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'No.13 - Nakajima Ki.43 Hayabusa I-III'
by Richard M Bueschel
[ISBN 0 85045 022 5, First published: Feb 1970]

In Japanese Army Air Force-RTAF-CAF-IPSF Service.

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'No.14 - Republic F/RF-84F Thunderstreak/Thunderflash'
by Ernest R McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 016 0, First published: Dec 1970]

In USAF-BAF-RNorAF-RNethAF-Luft-FrenchAF-TAF-CNAF & RDAF Service.

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'No.15 - Boeing B-17B-H Flying Fortress'
by Ernest R. McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 017 9, First published: Aug 1970]

In USAAF-USAF-USN-USMC-USCG-RAF-French-Danish-Portuguese-IDF/AF-Dominican & Brazilian AF Service.

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'No.16 - Mitsubishi A6M1/2/-2N Zero-Sen (Vol.1)'
by Richard M Bueschel
[ISBN 0 85045 018 7, First published: Oct 1970]

In Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service.

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'No.17 - North American F-86A-L Sabre'
by Ernest R. McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 019 5, First published: 1970]

In USAF & Foreign Service.

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'No.18 - Nakajima Ki.27A-B, Manshu Ki.79A-B'
by Richard M Bueschel
[ISBN 0 85045 020 9, First published: 1970]

In Japanese Army Air Force-Manchoukuo-IPSF-RACAF-PLAAF & CAF Service.

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'No.19 - Grumman F6F-3/5 Hellcat'
by Richard M. Hill
[ISBN 0 85045 023 3, First published: Feb 1971]

In USN-USMC-FAA-Aeronavale & Uruguayan Service.

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'No.20 - Canadair Sabre Mk.1-6, Commonwealth Sabre Mk.30-32 (Vol.2)'
by Gerard W Joos
[ISBN 0 85045 024 1, First published: Feb 1971]

In RCAF-RAF-RAAF-SAAF-Luftwaffe & Foreign Service.

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'No.21 - Kawasaki Ki.61/Ki.100 Hien'
by Robert M. Bueschel
[ISBN 0 85045 026 8, First published: Dec 1971]

In Japanese Army Air Force Service.

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'No.22 - North American B-25A/J Mitchell'
by Ernest R. McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 027 6, First published: Dec 1971]

In USAAF-USMC-RAF-Free French-NEIAF-Kon. Marine & Foreign Service.

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'No.23 - Vought F4U-1/7 Corsair'
by Robert Kopitzke
[ISBN 0 85045 028 4, First published: Dec 1971]

In USMC-USN-FAA-Aeronavale & Foreign Service.

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'No.24 - Hawker Hurricane Mk.I/IV'
by Christopher F. Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 029 2, First published: Dec 1971]

In Royal Air Force & Foreign Service.

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'No.25 - Nakajima Ki.44 Shoki Ia,b,c/IIa,b,c'
by Richard M Bueschel
[ISBN 0 85045 040 3, First published: Dec 1971]

In Japanese Army Air Force Service.

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'No.26 - Hawker Hunter F.1/T.66'
by Francis K. Mason
[ISBN 0 85045 041 1, First published: Dec 1971]

In Royal Air Force & Foreign Service.

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'No.27 - McDonnell-Douglas A-4A/L Skyhawk'
by Ernest R. McDowell
[ISBN 0 85045 042 X, First published: 1972]

In USN-US Marine Corps-Royal Australian Navy & Royal New Zealand Air Force Service.

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'No.28 - De Havilland Mosquito'
by Francis K Mason
[ISBN 0 85045 043 8, First published: July 1972]

In RAF-FAA-RAAF-SAAF-RNZAF-RCAF-USAAF, French & Foreign Service.

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'No.29 - Nakajima Ki.84a/b Hayate'
by Richard M Bueschel
[ISBN 0 85045 044 6, First published: Jan 1972]

In Japanese Army Air Force Service.

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'No.30 - McDonnell F-4 Phantom II (Vol.1)'
by Rene J. Francillon
[ISBN 0 85045 045 4, First published: 1972]

In US Navy-USMC-USAF-RAF-FAA-RAAF, Luftwaffe & Foreign Service.

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'No.31 - Vought F-8 Crusader'
by Robert Kopitzke
[ISBN 0 85045 132 9, First published: Oct 1972]

In USN-US Marine Corps & Aeronaval Service.

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'No.32 - Kawasaki Ki.48-I/II Sokei'
by Richard M. Bueschel
[ISBN 0 85045 133 7, First published: 1972]

In Japanese Army Air FOrce-CNAF & IPSF Service.

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'No.33 - De Havilland Vampire F1-T55'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 134 5, First published: Dec 1972]

In RAF-FAA-RAAF-RNZAF-SAAF-RCAF & Foreign Service.

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'No.34 - North American F-100 Super Sabre'
by ?
[ISBN ?, First published: ?]

Not published?


'No.35 - Mitsubishi:Nakajima G3M1/2/3, Kusho L3Y1/2'
by Richard M Bueschel
[ISBN 0 85045 136 1, First published: Jan 1973]

In Japanese Naval Air Service.

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'No.36 - Douglas A-20 Havoc/Boston'
by ?
[ISBN ?, First published: ?]

Not published?


'No.37 - English Electric (BAC) Lightning'
by Roger Levy
[ISBN 0 85045 138 8, First published: Jan 1973]

In Royal Air Force & Foreign Service.

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'No.38 - Curtiss P-36/Hawk 75/P-40A, B, C'
by ?
[ISBN ?, First published: ?]

Not published?


'No.39 - Messerschmitt Bf 109B, C, D, E (Vol.1)'
by Francis K. Mason
[ISBN 0 85045 152 3, First published: 1973]

In Luftwaffe & Foreign Service.

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'No.40 - Messerschmitt Bf 109F-G (Vol.2)'
by Francis K. Mason
[ISBN 0 85045 153 1, First published: 1973]

In Luftwaffe & Foreign Service.

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'No.41 - McDonnell F-4 Phantom II (Vol.2)'
by Rene J. Francillon
[ISBN 0 85045 200 7, First published: Dec 1973]

In USAF-USN-USMC-RAF-FAA-Luftwaffe & IIAF Service.

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'No.42 - Messerschmitt Bf 109 (Vol.3)'
by Christopher F. Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 155 8, First published: 1974]

Luftwaffe Experten.

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'No.43 - Messerschmitt Bf 109B,C,D,E,F,G (Vol.4)'
by Christopher F. Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 202 3, First published: 1974]

In Luftwaffe & Finnish Service.

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'No.44 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190A/F/G Luftwaffe'
by Christopher Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 203 1, First published: 1974]

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'No.45 - Heinkel He 111'
by ?
[ISBN ?, First published: ?]

Not published?


'No.46 - Junkers Ju 87 Stuka'
by ?
[ISBN ?, First published: ?]

Not published?

Aircam Specials

'No.S1 - Battle of Britain'
by Christopher F. Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 006 3, First published: Jan 1969]

Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf.109.

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'No.S2 - Finnish Air Force 1918-1968'
by Christopher F. Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 012 8, First published: Nov 1969]

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'No.S3 - Sharkmouth 1916-1945 (Vol.1)'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 014 4, First published: Aug 1970]

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'No.S4 - Sharkmouth 1945-1970 (Vol.2)'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 015 2, First published: Sep 1970]

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'No.S5 - Czechoslovakian Air Force 1918-1970'
by Zdenek Titz
[ISBN 0 85045 021 7, First published: Dec 1971]

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'No.S6 - Luftwaffe Colour Schemes and Markings 1935-45 Volume 1'
by Martin Windrow
[ISBN 0 85045 025 X, First published: Mar 1971]

(Fighters and Ground Attack types).

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'No.S7 - Aerobatic Teams 1950-1970 Volume 1'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 046 2, First published: Jan 1971]

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'No.S8 - Luftwaffe Colour Schemes and Markings 1935-45 Volume 2'
by Martin Windrow
[ISBN 0 85045 033 0, First published: Dec 1971]

(Bombers, Reconnaissance, Maritime, Training and Liaison types).

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'No.S9 - Polish Air Force'
by ?
[ISBN 0 85045 ??? ?, First published: 197?]


'No.S10 - Luftwaffe Bomber Camouflage & Markings 1940 (Vol.1)'
by Christopher F. Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 074 8, First published: 1972]

Heinkel He 111-Junkers Ju 88-Dornier Do 17.

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'No.S11 - Luftwaffe Fighter, Bomber & Marine Camouflage & Markings 1940 (Vol.2)'
by Christopher F. Shores
[ISBN 0 85045 075 6, First published: 1973]

Bf 110-Ju 87-Fw 200-He 59-He 115-Do 215-Do 18-Do 24-Ar 196.

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'No.S12 - Aerobatic Teams 1950-1971 (Volume 2)'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 090 X, First published: Dec 1972]

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'No.S13 - USAAF Heavy Bomb Group Markings & Camouflage 1941-1945 (Volume 1)'
by Eric A. Munday
[ISBN 0 85045 128 0, First published: July 1972]

Consolidated B-24 Liberator.

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'No.S14 - USAAF Heavy Bomb Group Markings & Camouflage 1941-1945 (Volume 2)'
by Eric A. Munday
[ISBN 0 85045 129 9, First published: Dec 1973]

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

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'No.S15 - Royal Australian Air Force'
by -
[ISBN , First published: -]

Not published.


'No.S16 - South African Air Force'
by -
[ISBN -, First published: -]

Not published.


'No.S17 - 50 Fighters 1938-1945 (Volume 1)'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 130 2, First published: 1973]

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'No.S18 - 50 Fighters 1939-1945 (Volume 2)'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 201 5, First published: Dec 1973]

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'No.S19 - Luftwaffe Colour Schemes & Markings 1935-45 (Vol.3)'
by Richard Ward
[ISBN 0 85045 277 5, First published: 1974]

Mainly Winter Schemes.

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