Roaring out of the 1930’s comes the greatest heroes to ever fly WWI Europe’s unfriendly skies!
Straight from the tattered pages of Popular Publication’s air war pulps, Age of Aces Books is proud to be able to bring you the best of these heroes. Don’t spend all that time and money tracking down dozens of the crumbling original magazines looking for your favorite aviator. Age of Aces has done that for you. Each of our books contain stories featuring a single exciting character or written by one of your favorite authors. We are also doing some books that are not air war but still have a connection to that era and those magazines. All Age of Aces books are 6 X 9 trade paperback editions, and are available from Amazon.com.
“The Fokker D-VII” by Robert H. Rankin
Frederick Blakeslee painted all the covers for the entire run of Dare-Devil Aces. And each of those covers had a story behind it. This time, we have more of the approach he used for the covers he painted for Battle Aces—telling us about the ship on cover. But, instead of Mr Blakeslee telling us about [...]
“Sky Lines” by Raoul Whitfield
“Buck” Kent matches his airman’s wits with the snarling bullets of bandit guns while Mr. Whitfield, famous pilot-writer, author of the “Buck” Kent stories, tells about some of his own exciting moments in the air.
“Death Lightning” by Frederick Blakeslee
THE cover this month, as last month, is dedicated to war in the air as it might have been fought had inventors realized their dreams. As you see, the invention consisted of a device by which an electrical charge would be built up sufficient to jump the gap between two airplanes.
“Lives of the Aces in Pictures – Part 40: Major Francesco Baracca” by Eugene Frandzen
Back with another of Eugene Frandzen’s “Lives of the Aces in Pictures” from the pages of Flying Aces Magazine. The series ran for almost four years with a different Ace featured each month. This time around we have the October 1935 installment featuring the illustrated biography of Italy’s Ace of Aces—Major Francesco Baracca!
Major Francesco Baracca [...]
“The Flying Torpedo” by Frederick Blakeslee
DOES this cover look fantastic? Perhaps it does, but it is based on actual fact. It was left to experts in the various fields to evolve new ideas and one was the aerial torpedo. How the torpedo was to have worked is pictured on this month’s cover.
“The Breguet” by Frederick Blakeslee
THE BREGUET pictured on the cover was one of the most successful bombers produced by France during the war. There are several types, the 14 A 2, 14 B 2, 16 B.N.2. and the three-motored machine. The ship here shown is a 14 B 2 and is from a Signal Corps photograph.
“Lives of the Aces in Pictures – Part 39: Gabriel Guerin” by Eugene Frandzen
Back with another of Eugene Frandzen’s “Lives of the Aces in Pictures” from the pages of Flying Aces Magazine. The series ran for almost four years with a different Ace featured each month. This time around we have the September 1935 installment featuring the illustrated biography of the ninth ranking French Ace—Gabriel Guerin!
Sous Lieutenant Gabriel [...]