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  • Soviet Air Force Theory, 1918-1945by James Sterrett

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This new book examines the development of Soviet thinking on the operational employment of their Air Force from 1918 to 1945, using Soviet theoretical writings and contemporary analyses of combat actions. more...

  • Military Aircraft, 1919-1945: An Illustrated History of Their Impactby Justin Murphy; Matthew McNiece

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 94.00

    Military Aircraft, 1919–1945: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers a crucial era in modern warfare technology. Ranging from the development of airpower doctrines in the aftermath of World War I to the aircraft and missions that put those doctrines into action during World War II, it provides an expert summing-up of the decades when the... more...

  • Jack Davenportby Kristen Alexander

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 22.27

    Jack Davenport was a well-decorated,well-known, and well-respected member of the Royal Australian Air Force serving with distinction in Bomber Command and Coastal Command in World War 2. After the war he became a very successful businessman and a very generous philanthropist. more...

  • Military Flight Aptitude Testsby Fred N. Grayson

    Wiley 2004; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.99

    The CliffsTestPrep series offers full-length practice exams that simulate the real tests; proven test-taking strategies to increase your chances at doing well; and thorough review exercises to help fill in any knowledge gaps. CliffsTestPrep Military Flight Aptitude Tests offers you a complete guide to test preparation to qualify to become a military... more...

  • Gods of Tinby James Salter; Jessica Benton; William Benton

    Counterpoint 2005; US$ 13.99

    A singular life often circles around a singular moment, an occasion when one's life in the world is defined forever and the emotional vocabulary set. For the extraordinary writer James Salter, this moment was contained in the fighter planes over Korea where, during his young manhood, he flew more than one hundred missions. James Salter is considered... more...

  • Managing Command and Control in the Persian Gulf Warby Thomas Hone; Mark Mandeles; Sanford Terry

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 118.00

    During Desert Shield, the Air Force built a very complicated organizational architecture to control large numbers of air sorties. During the air campaign itself, officers at each level of the Central Command Air Forces believed they were managing the chaos of war. Yet, when the activities of the many significant participants are pieced together, it... more...

  • The First Helicopter War: Logistics and Mobility in Algeria, 1954-1962by Charles Shrader

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 122.00

    Using recently released French official documents and a variety of other sources, this study explains how the French Army, so recently defeated by the Viet Minh insurgents in Indochina, was able to successfully defeat the Algerian nationalist rebels on the battlefield, while nevertheless losing the war at the conference table. This French success,... more...

  • Master of the Airby Robert A. Slayton

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 49.95

      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...

  • Kamikaze Attacks of World War IIby Robin L. Rielly

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Drawing on U.S. government reports, interrogation reports of Japanese officers, ship action reports and secondary sources, this book details more than 400 kamikaze attacks performed by Japanese aircraft, manned torpedoes, suicide boats and suicide swimmers against U.S. ships during World War II. Part One focuses on the traditions, development and history... more...

  • Allied Strafing in World War IIby William B. Colgan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    Among the offensive aerial strategies employed in World War II, gun fighting was perhaps the most valuable. Strafing, which involved the extensive damage of ground, air and naval forces by pilots flying in deadly, low-altitude skies, helped the Allies to their victory. This historical text examines the role of strafing in combat, particularly during... more...