Aviation Books

Aviation Books by Armor Plate Press specialize in providing unique military aviation titles, including photo studies on German and Japanese aircraft in World War II. More titles are in development, sure to please the most discriminating fan of military aviation.


Grounded EaglesGrounded Eagles: Captured & Wrecked Aircraft of the Luftwaffe

by Tom Laemlein

A photo history of German aircraft captured from the deserts of North Africa to the heart of the Reich. Includes images of almost every important Luftwaffe combat aircraft, including the late war jet aircraft.


Grounded Eagles 2Grounded Eagles II: Captured & Wrecked Aircraft of the Luftwaffe

by Tom Laemlein

A photo history of German aircraft captured from the deserts of North Africa to the heart of the Reich. Includes images of almost every important Luftwaffe combat aircraft, including the late war jet aircraft.


Setting SunsSetting Suns: Captured & Wrecked Japanese Aircraft in WWII

by Tom Laemlein

A photo study of Japanese aircraft captured throughout the Pacific and China-Burma-India theatres. Many rare aircraft are featured, including a detailed section on the Japanese “Baka” piloted anti-shipping rocket.


Setting Suns 2Setting Suns II: Captured & Wrecked Japanese Aircraft in WWII

by Tom Laemlein

Continuing on where the popular first volume left off, Setting Suns II provides additional photos of captured and wrecked Japanese aircraft from all Pacific theatres. Featuring a good selection of images of floatplanes and seaplanes, US Naval Intelligence photos, a rare group of images of the Surrender Betties on Ie Shima from a veteran’s collection, Japanese propaganda photos, air-to-air combat images, and much more.


Setting Suns 3Setting Suns III: Captured & Wrecked Japanese Aircraft in WWII

by Tom Laemlein

The Setting Suns series has proven to be phenomenally popular among WWII aviation enthusiasts and this third volume continues to depict Japanese aircraft captured and wrecked across the Pacific theatre. Using many rarely seen photos, the Setting Suns books offer modelers and aircraft researchers a tremendous amount of hard to find visual details. Setting Suns III includes many photographs from private collections, including several color images.