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  • Royal Air Force Handbook 1939-1945by David Wragg

    The History Press 2007; US$ 36.46

    Formed in 1918 from the merger of the Royal Naval Air Service with the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Air Force was the first fully autonomous military air arm in the world. This book talks about RAF and the vital part it played in World War II. It looks at its structure, from the Air Ministry and the Chief of Air Staff down to squadron level. more...

  • The Posture Triangleby Stacie L. Pettyjohn; Alan J. Vick

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    U.S. Air Force (USAF) global posture?its overseas forces, facilities, and arrangements with partner nations?faces a variety of fiscal, political, and military challenges. This report seeks to identify why the USAF needs a global posture, where it needs basing and access, the types of security partnerships that minimize peacetime access risk, and the... more...

  • The Royal Air Force - Volume 2by Ian Philpott

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 10.99

    Volume II of this mammoth reference work covers the years in which the League of Nations failed because of the emerging dictatorships in Germany and Italy and the expansionist policies adopted by Japan. Britain was still reeling from the consequences of World War I and the RAF was sadly far behind the other major world powers in aircraft design, still... more...

  • The Luftwaffeby John Killen

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    John Killen's exhaustive work is a study of German air power between 1915 and 1945, from the early days of flying when Immelmann, Boelke, Richtofen and other First World War aces fought and died to give Germany air supremacy, to the nightmare existence of the Luftwaffe as the Third Reich plunged headlong to destruction.Here are the aircraft: the... more...

  • The Red Devilsby G. G. Norton

    Pen and Sword 1984; US$ 12.99

    From Bruneval to North Africa, from Normandy to Suez, by parachute and glider the men of the Airborne Forces have gone by air to battle. But their activities have by no means been confined to purely airborne operations- the Special Air Service performed prodigies of valor behind the German Lines in the Western Desert and Italy; the Glider Pilot Regiment... more...

  • The Sword of Davidby Don McCarthy

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25

    Founded in 1948, the Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic and important conflicts of post-War history. In action during the Suez crisis and on call during the Gulf War, the Force continued to see active deployment right through to the 2006 Lebanon War and beyond into recent conflicts in Gaza. This is a timely release... more...

  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Interventionby Mike Aaronson; Wali Aslam; Tom Dyson; Regina Rauxloh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international military intervention. New technologies including... more...

  • United States Air and Space Power in the 21st Centuryby Zalmay Khalilzad; Jeremy Shapiro

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    This text examines air and space power in light of challenges and opportunities that are emerging from increased demands for these assets and in light of technological and social change. more...

  • Aerospace Operations Against Elusive Ground Targetsby Alan Vick; Richard M. Moore; Bruce R. Pirnie; John Stillion

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This volume identifies concepts and technologies that could improve the United States Air Force's capability to detect, classify, recognize and defeat elusive targets, whether dispersed ground forces or mobile ballistic missiles. more...

  • Innovative Development - Global Hawk and DarkStarby Robert S. Leonard; Jeffrey A. Drezner

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Since the 1970s, efforts to develop unmanned aerial vehicles have been severely hampered by escalating costs, slipped schedules, and disappointing operational results. This text provides an evaluation of new acquisition strategies for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles. more...