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- Lyons Press 2012; US$ 15.99
Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen--flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"--were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet. There they had to confront what, to them, seemed a... more...
- Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 12.99
This is the story of American volunteer pilots who risked their lives in defense of Britain during the earliest days of World War II?more than a year before Pearl Harbor, when the United States first became embroiled in the global conflict. Based on interviews, diaries, personal documents, and research in British, American, and German archives, the... more...
- Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 16.99
Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger , that dream... more...
- Dover Publications 2015; US$ 10.95
"A very clever and impressive book of origami designs of military equipment. Great pictures, love the camo paper!" ? Clermont County Public Library Origami enthusiasts with a particular interest in weaponry will appreciate this unique book, which presents instructions for folding fourteen war machines: six jets, three missiles, and five ground vehicles.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 15.50
In the late 1950s, the Sukhoi Design Bureau, already an established fighter maker, started work on a successor to its Su-9 and Su-11 single-engined interceptors for the national Air Defence Force. Similar to its predecessors, the new aircraft designated Su-15 had delta wings; unlike the Su-9/Su-11, however, it had twin engines and lateral air intakes... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99
In comparison to their British and German counterparts, the French airmen of the Great War are not well known. Yet their aerial exploits were just as remarkable, and their contribution to the war effort on the Western Front was equally important. That is why Ian Sumner's vivid history of the men of the French air force during the war is of such... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 26.99
The invention of flight represents the culmination of centuries of thought and desire. Kites and rockets sparked our collective imagination. Then the balloon gave humanity its first experience aloft, though at the mercy of the winds. The steerable airship that followed had more practicality, yet a number of insurmountable limitations. But the airplane... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 35.00
What influences have shaped air power since human flight became a reality more than a hundred years ago? Global Air Power provides insight into the evolution of air power theory and practice by examining the experience of six of the world?s largest air forces?those of the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Russia, India, and China?and of... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95
Created by ex-Polikarpov designers Ivanovic Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, the MiG-1/3 family of fighters was built to satisfy a Soviet Air Force requirement for an advanced, fast, high altitude fighter. Entering service in the spring of 1941, no fewer than 917 MiG-3s had reached frontline units by the time Germany launched Operation Barbarossa on... more...