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The Best Books About Airplanes

Updated June 14, 2019 207 votes 70 voters 10.5k views24 items

List of best books about aircraft, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on aircraft are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Aircraft bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about aircraft. If you're looking for a list of top books on airplanes then you're in the right place.

SBD Dauntless Units of World War 2 and The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45 are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about airplanes?" after checking out this list.

This greatest aircraft book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these aircraft books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

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  • 1

    SubjectsMilitary science, World, Aircraft, Warfare, Military

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    Aeroplanes

    Jan Mark

    SubjectsAircraft

  • 3

    First Published2004

    SubjectsAircraft, Modern warfare

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

    Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II is a book by Stephen Budiansky....
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    14
    2

    B-2 Spirit

    Bill Sweetman

    SubjectsAircraft, Military, History, Aviation

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    8
    4

    Bell P-39 Airacobra

    Robert F. Dorr

    SubjectsWorld, Aircraft, Warfare, Military, History

  • 6
    10
    8

    Notes from a Small Mind

    Robert William Sawyer

    SubjectsAircraft

    Genres (Book)Biography

  • 7
    7
    4

    Lockheed Stealth

    Bill Sweetman

    SubjectsEspionage, Aircraft, Warfare, Military, United States of America

  • 8
    7
    5

    The Sound Of Wings

    Mary S. Lovell, Spencer Dunmore

    SubjectsTechnology, Aeronautics, Aircraft, United States of America, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Biography, Autobiography

  • 9

    SubjectsAircraft, Warfare, Military, History, Aviation

  • 10

    SubjectsMilitary science, Military Engineer, Aerospace, Aircraft, Warfare

  • 11

    SubjectsTechnology, Sports, Recreation, Aerospace, Aeronautics

  • 12

    SubjectsTechnology, Aeronautics, Aircraft, Astronautics, Transportation

  • 13

    SubjectsTechnology, Military science, World, Aircraft, Military

  • 14
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    2

    SubjectsTechnology, Military science, Aircraft, Military, History

  • 15
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    Ultimate Fighter

    Bill Sweetman

    SubjectsAircraft, Warfare, Military, History, Aviation

  • 16
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    Women With Wings

    Mary Cadogan

    SubjectsTechnology, World, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Aircraft

    Genres (Book)Biography

  • 17
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    Wildcat

    Barrett Tillman

    SubjectsTechnology, Military science, Europe, Pacific Ocean, Military Engineer

  • 18
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    Douglas Bader

    John Frayn Turner

    SubjectsTechnology, Royal Air Force, Military history of Britain, Warfare, World War II

    Genres (Book)Biography, Autobiography

  • 19

    SubjectsTechnology, Military science, Aircraft, Warfare, Military

  • 20

    SubjectsTechnology, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Aircraft, Astronautics

  • 21
    6
    7

    SubjectsWorld, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Aircraft, Astronautics

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    Officers in flight suits

    John Darrell Sherwood

    SubjectsChina, United States Air Force, Technology, Military history, Aircraft

    Officers in flight suits is a book by John Darrell Sherwood....  more
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    The Fun of It

    Amelia Earhart, Amelia Earhart

    First Published1932

    SubjectsTechnology, Aeronautics, Aircraft, Women, 20th century

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Biography, Autobiography, Memoir

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    In this book, The Fun of It, Earhart recollects how she became interested in being an aviator, which led to her establishing several firsts for women, and also becoming aviation editor for...  more
  • 24

    First Published2001

    SubjectsTechnology, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Warfare, World War II, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Fiction, History

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew the B-24s over Germany, by historian Stephen Ambrose, was published in 2001. The book details the lives and World War II experiences of pilots, bombardier,...  more