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Series: The United States Air Force Reference Series - Encyclopedia of U.S. Air Force Aircraft and Missile Systems

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Post-World War II fighters, 1945-1973 by Marcelle Size Knaack1
Post-World War II Bombers by Marcelle Size Knaack2

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  1. The emerging shield: The Air Force and the evolution of continental air defense, 1945-1960 (General histories) by Kenneth Schaffel (1989)
  2. Aircraft Profile No. 245: Boeing B-52A/H Stratofortress by Peter M. Bowers (1972)
  3. Naval Fighters Number Twenty-Two North American AJ Savage by Steve Ginter (1992)
  4. Fighter Pilot by Paul Richey (1940)
  5. Combat squadrons of the Air Force; World War II by Maurer Maurer (1992)
  6. U.S. Fighters Army-Air Force 1925 to 1980s by Lloyd S. Jones (1975)
  7. B-47 Stratojet in action by Lou Drendel (1976)
  8. Prelude to the Total Force by Charles Joseph Gross (1985)
  9. An Illustrated Guide to Modern Fighters and Attack Aircraft: Featuring 20 New Aircraft (Arco Military Book) by Bill Gunston (1980)
  10. B-47 Stratojet in Detail and Scale - D & S Vol. 18 by Alwyn T. Lloyd (1986)
  11. Bombers in Service: Patrol and Transport Aircraft since 1960 by Kenneth Munson (1967)
  12. Air Superiority in World War II and Korea by Richard H. Kohn (1983)
  13. Thud (Modern Military Aircraft Series No 5004) by Lou Drendel (1986)
  14. Convair B-58 by Jay Miller (1985)
  15. Fork-Tailed Devil: The P38 by Martin Caidin (1971)

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