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  • Middle East Airpower in the 21st Centuryby Tim Ripley

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 5.99

    The Middle East is potentially the world?s major and most dangerous trouble spot. This book looks at why airpower is of such strategic and tactical importance in the area. It provides an overview of the state of the air forces in the first decade of the 21st Century. Each air force will be profiled, aerospace industries reviewed, major campaigns in... more...

  • 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...

  • Wingsby Patrick Bishop

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    The Royal Air Force is synonymous with its heroic achievements in the summer of 1940, when Winston Churchill's "famous few"?the Hurricane and Spitfire pilots of RAF Fighter Command?held Göering's Luftwaffe at bay in the Battle of Britain, thereby changing the course of the war. For much of the 20th century, warplanes were fixed in the world's imagination,... more...

  • Air Power Historyby Sebastian Cox; Peter Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This volume examines the theory and practice of air power from its earliest inception. more...

  • The Illusion Of Victoryby Bickerton Ian; Ian Bickerton

    Melbourne University Press 2011; Not Available

    The Illusion of Victory demonstrates that most of the rewards of victory in modern warfare are either exaggerated or false. When the ostensible benefits of victory are examined a generation after a war, it becomes inescapably evident that the defeated belligerent rarely conforms to the demands and expectations of the victor. Consequently, long-term... more...

  • Denying Flightby Karl P. Mueller

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 3.95

    In the past two decades, the U.S. Air Force has participated in three contingencies involving no-fly zones (NFZs) over Bosnia, Iraq, and Libya, and NFZ proposals have been proffered for some time as an option for intervention in the Syrian civil war that would avoid placing Western troops on the ground. This paper is intended as a preliminary look... more...

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance... more...

  • Groundedby Robert M. Farley

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 26.95

    The United States needs airpower, but does it need an air force? In Grounded, Robert M. Farley persuasively argues that America should end the independence of the United States Air Force (USAF) and divide its assets and missions between the United States Army and the United States Navy. In the wake of World War I, advocates of the Air Force argued... more...

  • Air Power In The Age Of Total Warby John Buckley

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Warfare in the first half of the 20th century was fundamentally and irrovocably altered by the birth and subsequent development of air power. This work assesses the role of air power in changing the face of battle on land and sea. more...

  • A Framework for Modernization Within the United States Air Forceby Glenn A. Kent; David A. Ochmanek

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    The report lays out a framework for modernizing that the Air Force can use to develop new operational concepts in the context of joint-service requirements, to organize analyses for assessing capabilities, and to effectively advocate Air Force programs to "deciders? in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Congress. more...