American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – April 30, 2019

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Author George Cox and Craig Kaston
Format Hardback | 208 pages
Dimensions 210 x 280mm
Publication date 31 Oct 2018
Publisher Crecy Publishing
Publication City/Country Cheshire, United Kingdom
Illustrations note Over 400 photos & drawings
ISBN10 1910809160
ISBN13 9781910809167
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

OMG!!!...I'be been waiting for it all my life. Great news! :)
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Nice one from Craig - a forum member - not entirely my thing but I'll give it a go :)
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Nice! And I guess a big hat-tip is due to Chris Gibson for showing that folk will buy books on transport projects...
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Any table of contents for preview??
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Great!

but why volume II, given that there have been already 3 volumes in the ASP series?

best,

F_T
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Ah....
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Looks like yet another forthcoming addition to my bookshelf.

I'm totally losing track of Crecy's renumbering. I guess from this we can take it that Tony's ASP: 1 & 2 won't be revised like the earlier BSP series?

Maybe Crecy should have just lost the volume numbers and added meaningful subtitles instead?
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

In fairness, I think ASP Transports was under way before Atlas. I only found out about it when I was looking into the RAF's interest in the C-5.

Chris
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Wow,oh my God.
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Formidable !
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Hood said:
Looks like yet another forthcoming addition to my bookshelf.

I'm totally losing track of Crecy's renumbering. I guess from this we can take it that Tony's ASP: 1 & 2 won't be revised like the earlier BSP series?

Maybe Crecy should have just lost the volume numbers and added meaningful subtitles instead?
I think I came up with a possible explanation for why it is number 2. The first and only volume published by Crecy is the one about WWII secret projects. If this is tru probably post-war bombers and fighters will be III and IV or higher if any volume is split in two.
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Hood said:
Looks like yet another forthcoming addition to my bookshelf.

I'm totally losing track of Crecy's renumbering. I guess from this we can take it that Tony's ASP: 1 & 2 won't be revised like the earlier BSP series?

Maybe Crecy should have just lost the volume numbers and added meaningful subtitles instead?
1 and now 2 were Crecy releases. The previous ASP volumes were released by Ian Allan / Midland. The numbering is consistent. Rereleases of the old ASP volumes will be 3 and 4 most likely.
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

PaulMM (Overscan) said:
1 and now 2 were Crecy releases. The previous ASP volumes were released by Ian Allan / Midland. The numbering is consistent. Rereleases of the old ASP volumes will be 3 and 4 most likely.
Hopefully the volumes on fighters and bombers will be expanded and split (after all there was enough material for a volume including project only up to the 50's in "Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes") and perhaps volumes about strategic recon, hypersonics and son will be released.
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

ford_tempo said:
Hopefully the volumes on fighters and bombers will be expanded and split (after all there was enough material for a volume including project only up to the 50's in "Early US Jet Fighters: Proposals, Projects and Prototypes") and perhaps volumes about strategic recon, hypersonics and son will be released.
I actually hope not. As much as it is nice to have more info, it is annoying to already have a copy of a book only to have it updated and re-released. I want the new info but I don't want to purchase a book that I already have 95% or similar of. It would be nice, if an addendum could be released instead with the new info for those who already have purchased.
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

I agree with GTX specially when applies to the most expensive books.

May be a full new edition could be targeted to new readers, but it would be great to have also a sort of addendum edition for those who already purchased the original volume. Not easy, I understand, but probably fair. Jenkins "Space Shuttle" saw four editions growing in contents and price to an almost astronomical sum. I bought 1st and 3rd editions and I ended with disapointed after ending with the final edition. Next summer is going to be published the second edition of Friedman US submarines since 1945...

A second edition of British Secret Projects sixteen years after the first edition isn't too bad because price is affordable
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

pometablava said:
I agree with GTX specially when applies to the most expensive books.

May be a full new edition could be targeted to new readers, but it would be great to have also a sort of addendum edition for those who already purchased the original volume. Not easy, I understand, but probably fair.
The chance of that making *any* sort of financial sense is minimal to the point of nonexistence. The market would necessarily be smaller than for the whole book, while the production cost would be roughly the same even if it was only a small fraction of the length.



Jenkins "Space Shuttle" saw four editions growing in contents and price to an almost astronomical sum. I bought 1st and 3rd editions and I ended with disapointed after ending with the final edition.
I can't comprehend anyone being disappointed at the final edition of STS.
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

pometablava said:
Not easy, I understand, but probably fair. Jenkins "Space Shuttle" saw four editions growing in contents and price to an almost astronomical sum. I bought 1st and 3rd editions and I ended with disapointed after ending with the final edition. Next summer is going to be published the second edition of Friedman US submarines since 1945...
Dennis Jenkins’ Space Shuttle is a fantastic book...What makes you disappointed about it?
 

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Re: American Secret Projects 2: Airlifters Hardcover – December 15, 2018

Yeah. What was wrong with it? Also, I wouldn't mind a AUS hypersonics volume
 
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