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  • Kokoda Air Strikesby Anthony Cooper

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    The author of the bestselling Darwin Spitfires casts a forensic eye over the role that Allied air forces played ?or failed to play?in crucial World War II campaigns in New Guinea. This is the story of the early battles of the southwest Pacific theatre?the Coral Sea, Kokoda, Milne Bay, Guadalcanal?presented as a single air campaign that began with... more...

  • Tomorrow's Air Forceby Jeffrey J. Smith

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Looking ahead to future airpower requirements, this engaging and ground-breaking book on the history and future of American combat airpower argues that the USAF must adapt to the changes that confront it or risk decline into irrelevance. To provide decision makers with the necessary analytical tools, Jeffrey J. Smith uses organizational modeling to... more...

  • Mustang Designerby Ray Wagner

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 19.95

    Mustang Designer tells the story of American wartime fighter development, including engines and armaments, as part of a nationwide program of aircraft builders and fliers, focusing on Edgar Schmued, the designer of the Mustang. The P-51 Mustang is widely regarded as the best propeller-driven fighter that ever flew. What many might not realize is... more...

  • Air Education and Training Command Cost and Capacity Systemby Thomas Manacapilli; Bart Bennett; Lionel Galway; Joshua Weed

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    An examination of Air Force training management and decision processes and the data needed for informed decisionmaking. A model of management is developed to evaluate the data flow in the AETC training pipeline. The study concludes that consolidation of the strategic management functions would resolve many current data flow problems, and methodological... more...

  • Modeling the Departure of Military Pilots from the Servicesby Marc N. Elliot; Kanika Kapur; Carole Roan Gresenz

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    High numbers of voluntary departures from the US military by pilots have caused concern amongst military administrators. This study explores some determinants of the pilot attrition problem, including the effects of major airlines hiring pilots. more...

  • Models of Operational Training in Fighter Squadronsby James H. Bigelow; William W. Taylor; S. Craig Moore; Brent Thomas

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Operational squadrons spend most of their time training to maintain readiness and to prepare aircrew members for subsequent assignments. Although some operational training is needed to achieve these objectives, it has been difficult historically to justify any specific amount of flying. more...

  • Diamond Dakota Mysteryby Juliet Wills

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 24.50

    An extraordinary but true war-time tale of daring, mystery, luck and in excess of twenty million dollars worth of diamonds, and how they were lost, found and lost again. more...

  • Possums and Bird Dogsby Peter Nolan

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 33.62

    The story of 161 Reconnaissance Flight, the Australian Army Aviation unit deployed to Vietnam from September 1965 to March 1972, told through unit and personal records, pilot and aircraft log books and personal interviews with veterans. more...

  • Behind the Cyberspace Veilby Brian J. Collins

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    This work examines the ways in which the Air Force as an institution, once the exclusive domain of aviators, must adjust to meet the operational demand of network-centric warfare in the information age. more...

  • A Dawn Like Thunderby Robert J. Mrazek

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These 35 American men--many flying outmoded aircraft--changed the course of history, going on to become the war's most... more...