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  • Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?by Gjert Lage Dyndal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    Drawing upon a wealth of previously classified documents, the book reveals how the Admiralty and Air Ministry became interlocked in a bitter political struggle over which of their military strategies could best meet Britain's future foreign policy challenges. Providing an important and balanced overview of the complex issues involved, it offers... more...

  • Strike Warfareby Dale E. Knutsen

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    Strike warfare is a term that is rarely used in the popular media even though reports of conflicts often describe its application or effects. Those brief snippets of information seldom provide a complete picture of what is happening at the time, and they almost never explain the operational or technical background that influences how such actions... more...

  • 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...

  • US Army Airborne 1940-90by Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's examination of the US Army's airborne division in various conflicts, such as World War II (1939-1945) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The first 50 years of the US Army airborne arm is a story of continuing battles with the nation's enemies, of battles within the Army's hierarchy, of change, and of adaptation. If there is any single attribute... more...

  • Tedderby Vincent Orange

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Arthur Tedder became one of the most eminent figures of the Second World War: first as head of Anglo-American air forces in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and North Africa; then as Deputy Supreme Commander to General Eisenhower for the Allied campaign that began in Normandy and ended in Berlin. During those anxious, exhilarating years, he was,... 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...

  • 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...