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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flightby Jarrod Cotter

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 9.99

    The history of the Flight began with the formation of the Historic Aircraft Flight in July 1957, it was later to become known as The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Countless displays and fly-pasts have enthralled audiences and enthusiasts all over Britain and in many parts of Europe, when the traditional Avro Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane can... more...

  • Swift to Battleby Tom Docherty

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 9.99

    This first of three volumes traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, operational personnel and missions flown are fully described with firsthand accounts from pilots and both air and ground crew.Having been first established in 1917 the squadron was disbanded in February 1918.... more...

  • Royal Air Force 1918 to 1939by Ian Philpott

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 8.99

    The inter-war years between 1918 and 1939 saw the newly created Royal Air Force fighting for its very existence politically, being dispatched to the remotest corners of the British Empire and its Protectorates in various policing roles and then finally engaged in a headlong rush to modernize in the face of the new German Fascist regime that was threatening... more...

  • British Army Aviation in Actionby Tim Ripley

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 5.99

    The British Army is the UK’s second largest operator of military aircraft, fielding more than 300 armed helicopters, fixed wing surveillance aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Its aviation units have been in the forefront of UK combat air operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan between 1999 and 2010.HRH Prince Harry was recently awarded... more...

  • Upward and Onwardby Bob Cossey

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 8.99

    John Howe started his flying career in the postwar South African Air Force, learning to fly on Tiger Moths, Harvards and Spitfires. He was posted to No 2 Squadron SAAF and sent to Korea to fly with South Africa’s contribution to the war in support of the UN forces. There he flew the Mustang F-51D fighter-bombers in front-line action during his... more...

  • By the Skin of my Teethby Colin Downes

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 5.99

    This is a memoir of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions and is written in four parts. Part One covers the years leading to the author's graduation and the winning of his RAF Wings. This... more...

  • The Influence of Air Power Upon Historyby Walter J. Boyne

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 8.99

    The Influence of Air Power upon History makes a startlingly new analysis of the far-reaching implications flight has had on warfare, politics, diplomacy, technology and mass culture. Author Walter Boyne examines the application of air power from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the current era of space warfare and postulates some new and... more...