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- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
The Air Force is reexamining how it plans its manpower resources, especially for scenarios less extensive than the traditional two major theater wars. This report presents and demonstrates a methodology RAND developed to assist in this process, drawing lessons from the recent Total Force Assessment. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00
This is a comprehensive history of the pistol, covering its technological development and its impact on warfare and society. It provides complete technical details of examples of pistols from the first working models to the present and includes in-depth coverage of the three major pistol designs. more...
- Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 13.99
They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 14.99
For 123 days in the summer of 1940, 3,000 youthful airmen in the Royal Air Force fought back against Hitler?s advancing forces with a heroism that astonished the world. Drawing on interviews with scores of surviving pilots as well as diaries and letters never before seen, military historian and journalist Patrick Bishop re-creates with astonishing... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 30.00
In his acclaimed memoir German Boy: A Refugee's Story , Wolfgang W. E. Samuel relates his experiences as a child surviving war and its hellish aftermath in occupied Germany. On January 24, 1951, exactly six years after his traumatic flight from Russian tanks, Samuel finds himself standing at the railing of a ship taking him to the land of his dreams--America.... more...
- RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95
This monograph analyzes published Chinese and Western sources about current and future capabilities and employment concepts of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). It describes how those capabilities and concepts might be realized in a conflict over Taiwan, assesses the implications of China implementing them, and provides recommendations... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95
Osprey's examination of Operation Pointblank, which was the code name for the United States Army Air Force's attempt to destroy German fighter capability through the use of daylight strategic bombing in advance of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). Launched in 1943, the operation immediately met with severe problems, most notably the horrible... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95
Although the P-40 and the Bf 109 both joined the air war over North Africa at nearly the same time in early 1941, the venerable German fighter was already fully sorted with a combat career dating back to 1937 in Spain, while the American fighter was making its combat debut in the hands of the RAF's Desert Air Force. Both aircraft were low-wing designs... more...