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  • 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...

  • Wingsby Patrick Bishop

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    The Royal Air Force is synonymous with its heroic achievements in the summer of 1940, when Winston Churchill's "famous few"?the Hurricane and Spitfire pilots of RAF Fighter Command?held Göering's Luftwaffe at bay in the Battle of Britain, thereby changing the course of the war. For much of the 20th century, warplanes were fixed in the world's imagination,... more...

  • The Illusion Of Victoryby Bickerton Ian; Ian Bickerton

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 26.65

    The Illusion of Victory demonstrates that most of the rewards of victory in modern warfare are either exaggerated or false. When the ostensible benefits of victory are examined a generation after a war, it becomes inescapably evident that the defeated belligerent rarely conforms to the demands and expectations of the victor. Consequently, long-term... more...

  • The Posture Triangleby Stacie L. Pettyjohn; Alan J. Vick

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    U.S. Air Force (USAF) global posture?its overseas forces, facilities, and arrangements with partner nations?faces a variety of fiscal, political, and military challenges. This report seeks to identify why the USAF needs a global posture, where it needs basing and access, the types of security partnerships that minimize peacetime access risk, and the... more...

  • Predatorby Richard Whittle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 20.99

    The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle... more...

  • Penaid Nonproliferationby Richard H. Speier; K. Scott McMahon; George Nacouzi

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    An attacker's missile-borne countermeasures to ballistic missile defenses are known as penetration aids, or penaids. To support efforts to prevent the proliferation of penaid-related items, this research recommends controls on potential exports according to the structure of the international Missile Technology Control Regime. more...