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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.63
Drawing material from the Imperial War Museum's extensive aural archive, Joshua Levine brings together voices from both sides of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain to give us a unique, complete and compelling picture of this turbulent time. In June 1940, British citizens prepared for an imminent German onslaught. Hitler's troops had overrun... more...
- Dundurn 2004; US$ 24.99
Major-General Richard Rohmer, lawyer, litigator, journalist and best-selling author, has met with such public figures as Queen Elizabeth, "Intrepid" Sir William Stephenson, Presidents Eisenhower, Regan, Clinton and John F. Kennedy. This autobiography is written with frankness and insight. more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.63
On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For... more...