After a few months delay, my history of the Douglas A4D Skyhawk, Scooter!, has now been printed. It is available from Amazon Books, HERE. I've just received an advance copy and I'm very pleased with the production quality.
Strike from the Sea is the attack version of my earlier book, U.S. Naval Air Superiority. Like Air Superiority, it begins at the end of World War II. Whereas Air Superiority describes the Navy's transition from propeller-driven fighters to jets, Strike traces the development of U.S. Navy carrier-based attack aircraft, weapons, and mission capability. It also provides a segue to the current generation of strike fighters, albeit with a gap that is covered in my monograph on the Grumman F-111B. If you liked Air Superiority, you'll want to buy Strike as a companion volume. Both are available from Specialty Press (Superiority/Strike) or Amazon Books (Superiority/Strike).
My monographs are:
The Grumman F-111B
The Forgotten Bell HSL
Bell XFL-1 Airabonita
Vought F8U-3 Super Crusader
Vought F7U-1 Cutlass*
My monographs can be ordered HEREor from Sprue Brothers (search for Ginter Books).
*If you liked my F8U-3 monograph, you'll love my F7U-1 monograph. It includes information on other Vought tailless proposals, the little known F7U-2, and the transition to the F7U-3.
In 1956, at age 12, I lived on NAS Sangley Point in the Philippine Islands. Always enamored with airplanes, I imprinted on the Cougars, Banshees, and Skyraiders then being deployed. Not able to be a Naval Aviator because I was nearsighted, I instead became an aeronautical engineer and general aviation pilot. Now retired, I write books and monographs on U.S. Navy aircraft.