Famous Aircraft Series

The Famous Aircraft Series series was launched by Len Morgan, an acclaimed pilot and aviation writer of the 1960s, who later invited other authors to contribute titles. Rather than concentrating on the technical details, these booklets were intended to give the reader an impression of what it was like to fly each aircraft type. When originally published, each title included a reproduction of the pilot’s manual, but later reprints left this out. Illustrated with a selection of very high quality b+w photos and a 3-view scale drawing.

The original publisher was Len Morgan, but circa 1965 the publishing rights were obtained by Arco Publishing who reprinted all the current issues. Arco was taken over by Aero Publishers in the 1970s, who were then brought by TAB Books. Both these companies continued issuing reprints.

Publisher: Morgan Aviation Books (1963-1965), Arco Publishing Co (1965-1975),
Aero Publishers/TAB Books (1976+), USA
Language: English
52-96 pages, Softback/Hardback, 8.5 x 11 ins, b+w photos, line drawings.


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‘The P-47 Thunderbolt’
by Len Morgan
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1963]

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‘The P-51 Mustang’
by Len Morgan
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1963]

92 pages. Reprint: 1981, 36 pages, ISBN 0816856478.

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‘The Planes the Aces Flew Vol.1’
by Len Morgan and R.P. Shannon
[ISBN n/a, First published: June 1964]

54 pages.

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‘The LZ 129 “Hindenburg”‘
by Douglas H. Robinson
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1964]

52 pages.

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‘The Douglas DC-3’
by Len Morgan
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1964]

96 pages, 81 b+w photos, 23 drwgs?. Reprint: 1980, ISBN 0 8168 6551 6.

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‘The AT-6 Harvard’
by Len Morgan
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1965]

64 pages, scale drwgs.

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‘The Seaplanes’
by Henry R. Palmer
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1965]

52 pages, 78 b+w photos.

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‘The F-86 Sabre’
by R. J. Childerhose
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1965]

64 pages, scale drwgs. 2nd: 1966.

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‘The B-17 Flying Fortress’
by Steve Birdsall
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1965]

56 pages.

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‘The Boeing 707’
by Barry J. Schiff
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1967]

80 pages, scale drwgs.

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‘The Lockheed Constellation’
by Terry Morgan
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1967]

64 pages.

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‘The B-58 Hustler’
by Douglas Hill Robinson
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1967]

64 pages.

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‘The P-40 Kittyhawk’
by Ernest R. McDowell
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1968]

33 pages.

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‘The B-24 Liberator’
by Steve Birdsall
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1968]

63 pages.

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‘The Messerschmitt Bf 109’
by James F. Craig
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1968]

63 pages.

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‘The F-4 Phantom II’
by G. G. O’Rourke
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

64 pages.

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‘The P-38 Lightning’
by Gene Gurney
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1969]

57 pages.

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‘The Air War in Vietnam’
by Lou Drendel
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1968]

95 pages.

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‘Aircraft of the Vietnam War: A Pictorial Review’
by Lou Drendel
[ISBN n/a, First published: Oct 1971]

64 pages.

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