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  • Combat Pairby Benjamin S. Lambeth

    RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95

    This report documents the exceptional cross-service harmony that the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy have steadily developed in their conduct of integrated strike operations since the first Persian Gulf War in 1991. That close harmony contrasts sharply with the situation that prevailed throughout most of the Cold War, when the two services maintained... more...

  • A Common Operating Picture for Air Force Materiel Sustainmentby Raymond A. Pyles; Robert S. Tripp; Kristin F. Lynch

    RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95

    The United States Air Force materiel sustainment system (MSS) is continually caught between two countervailing pressures: demands for increased efficiency and lower costs on one side versus demands for increasingly effective support to combat operations and peacetime training on the other. Furthermore, the demands on the MSS are unpredictable and change... more...

  • Hammer from Aboveby Jay Stout

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Marine Corps? ground campaign up the Tigris and Euphrates was notable for speed and aggressiveness unparalleled in military history. Little has been written, however, of the air support that guaranteed the drive?s success. Paving the way for the rush to Baghdad was ?the hammer from above??in the form of attack helicopters,... more...

  • Air Mobilityby Christop C. Cheng

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 168.00

    In the immediate post-World War II period, Army aviation began to evolve from an observatory role to a mobility role. Helicopter air mobility began to develop in the Army from 1949 onwards. The outbreak of the Korean war assisted and accelerated the acceptance of greater helicopter air mobility within the Army. The Eisenhower period was a golden age... more...

  • I Always Wanted to Flyby Wolfgang Samuel

    University Press of Mississippi 2001; US$ 35.00

    Until now, no book has covered all of Cold War air combat in the words of the men who waged it. In I Always Wanted to Fly , retired United States Air Force Colonel Wolfgang W. E. Samuel has gathered first-person memories from heroes of the cockpits and airstrips. Battling in dogfights when jets were novelties, saving lives in grueling airlifts, or... more...

  • In the Cockpit 2by National Air and Space Museum

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 21.99

    In the Cockpit II: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II provides close-up access to the instrument panels, controls, and crew stations of 34 legendary World War II aircraft in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's impressive collection. Using a high-end digital camera with a wide-angle lens and complex shooting techniques that... more...

  • Immaculate Warfareby Stephen D. Wrage

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 105.00

    This volume of essays-written by military officers who analyzed the intelligence, planned the missions, and flew the planes over Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan-offers the most penetrating look to date at the realities of American precision air power.||When the gun-camera footage from air strikes during the Gulf War reached America's television screens,... more...

  • Master of the Airby Robert A. Slayton

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 43.50

      In 1948, just as the Cold War was settling into the form it would maintain for nearly half a century, major antagonists the US and the USSR began maneuvering into a series of dangerously hostile encounters. Trouble had broken out in Poland and Czechoslovakia, but it was in Germany, which had been at the heart of World Wars One and Two, that... more...

  • Airwarby Phillip S. Meilinger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    These essays cover a wide range of subjects and tell the story of air power's evolution over the past century. more...

  • The United States Air Force: A Chronologyby John C. Fredriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 85.00

    This comprehensive survey provides an overview of events in the history of the world's most successful aviation force. more...