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  • Joining the United States Air Forceby Snow Wildsmith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 25.00

    This book is for the teenager or young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Air Force. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join the military, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of... more...

  • Sharks of the Airby James Neal Harvey

    Casemate 2011; US$ 19.95

    In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the world’s first operational jet warplane. This new German fighter was more than 100 mph faster than any other aircraft in the skies. Although always greatly outnumbered, the Me-262 gained scores of victories over Allied fighters and bombers, and by the end of... more...

  • RED STAR AIRACOBRAby Evgeniy Mariinskiy

    Helion & Company 2006; US$ 16.99

    Evgeniy Mariinskiy, a Soviet fighter ace and Hero of the Soviet Union, shot down 20 enemy planes in aerial combat over the Eastern Front between 1943 and 1945. He frequently engaged enemy fighters and bombers, shot down many but was himself shot down several times. This is his extraordinary story. His vivid inside view of the ruthless war in the air... more...

  • The Beginnings of Strategic Air Powerby Neville Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    Using official records, the author traces the origins and early development of strategic bombing, and examines its organs in the operations and staff planning of the First World War. The experiences of the First World War should have been a valuable legacy to those who devised the 'counter offensive' strategy in the years between the war. Unfortunately... more...

  • The Influence of Airpower upon Historyby Robin Higham; Mark Parillo; John H. Jr. Morrow; Patrick Facon; Richard R. Muller; David R. Jones; Rene De La Pedraja; Jeffery S. Underwood; Douglas V. Smith; Kent S. Coleman; Andrew S. Erickson; Richard B. USAF (Ret.) Myers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    From early zeppelins, to the Luftwaffe and the Enola Gay, to the unmanned aerial vehicles of today, air power has long been regarded as an invaluable instrument of war. However, nations have employed aircraft for many other purposes as well; they provide security and surveillance, and they are vital to myriad diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. Air... more...

  • A Very Unusual Air Warby Gill Griffin; Barry Griffin

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    The 20-year-old Len Thorne joined the RAF in May 1940. After two hectic tours of operational duty as a fighter pilot (including some desperately dangerous low-level flying at Dunkirk) he was posted to AFDU (Air Fighting Development Unit) and remained there as a test pilot for the rest of the war. He flew both Allied aircraft and captured enemy planes... more...

  • Handbook of Enemy Ammunition: German Gun and Mortar Ammunitionby The War Office 1944

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 13.99

    These handbooks were issued to all field units in contact with the enemy in Europe and Africa, and were intended for use by all personnel to help them recognise enemy ammunition. Specialist personnel were then trained to handle and disarm/destroy the ammunition so found.Each pamphlet covers a number of items, and this issue covers a range of fuses... more...

  • Royal Air Force “At Home”by Ian Smith Watson

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 15.39

    Military public relations endeavors ultimately seek to build a sense of common interests and aims, and so generally foster good relations with the people they defend, and there in ensure a stable society. The armed forces when engaging on any public relations exercise, have traditionally sought to provide an entertaining spectacle. For years this has... more...

  • The Chinese Information Warby Dennis F. Poindexter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

       This book is about a cyberwar with China. This new type of war, says the author, is China's effort at bending another country's will to its own. It is clever, broadly applied, successful, and aimed directly at the United States. This war is neither conventional nor accidental. The U.S. military is at a disadvantage because it is... more...

  • The Formation and Early Years of the Strategic Air Command, 1946-1957by Phillip S. Meilinger

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 169.95

    The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was formed to deter war against the emerging Soviet threat -and to fight and win a war if deterrence failed. This fascinating history of SAC will weave together six themes shaping the command during its first decade of existence: mission, message, education, technology, intelligence gathering and analysis, and leadership.... more...