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Air forces. Air warfare

  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Interventionby Mike Aaronson; Wali Aslam; Tom Dyson; Regina Rauxloh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international military intervention. New technologies including... more...

  • Clive Caldwell, Air Aceby Kristen Alexander

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 31.81

    A celebration of the astounding military achievements of Captain Clive 'Killer' Caldwell, Australia's top scoring fighter pilot during the Second World War. more...

  • Australia's Few and the Battle of Britainby Kristen Alexander

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 39.99

    Jack Kennedy (Sydney), Stuart Walch (Hobart), Dick Glyde (Perth), Ken Holland (Sydney), Pat Hughes (Cooma and Sydney), Bill Millington (Adelaide), John Crossman (Newcastle) and Des Sheen (Canberra): eight Australian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain. Only one survived. During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Luftwaffe launched... more...

  • Australia's Few and the Battle of Britainby Kristen Alexander

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Germans launched their Luftwaffe campaign to gain superiority over the RAF, especially Fighter Command. They were not successful, and this defeat marked a turning point in the Allies' favour. This is the story of eight Australian fighter pilots engaged in the Battle of Britain, the first major battle of... more...

  • Jack Davenportby Kristen Alexander

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    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...

  • Israeli Mirage III and Nesher Acesby Shlomo Aloni; Mark Styling

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Israeli delta fighters pilots have been credited with almost 300 kills between 1966 and 1974, and dozens of them became aces. The Israeli aerial kill exchange rate and overall air-to-air performance was phenomenal. Although the Israeli pilots were flying Mach 2 fighters, they lacked any modern radar equipment and their MiG-21 flying opponents should... more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.38

    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 the first time,... more...

  • Last of the Fewby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.78

    After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler's inevitable invasion attempt. For the German army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies - the RAF would have to be broken. So every day, throughout the summer, German... more...

  • Topgun Daysby Dave Baranek

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The fascinating history of one man's rise from naval flight officer to Hollywood hero. Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial... more...

  • SAAF's Border Warby Peter Baxter

    Helion & Company 2013; US$ 16.99

    South African Mirages and Cuban MiG-21s dogfighting over Cuito Cuanavale, the largest tank battle on African soil since El Alamein; Puma troopships shot out of the skies by Strela missiles and RPG-7 rockets; Alouette III gunships hovering menacingly above Koevoet tracker-combat teams as they close in for the kill; Hercules and Transall transports disgorging... more...