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Air forces. Air warfare

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance... more...

  • Courage and Air Warfareby Mark K. Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Colonel Wells investigates the nature of aerial warfare and the men who took part. The book analyzes aircrew selection, reaction to combat, adaptability to stress, morale, leadership and combat effectiveness, and compares the efforts of the US Eighth Air Force and RAF Bomber Command. 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...

  • Billy Mitchell's War with the Navyby Thomas Wildenberg

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In the years following WWI, the U.S. Congress was more interested in disarmament than in funding national defense. For the military services this meant lean budgets and skeleton operating forces. Billy Mitchell?s War recounts the struggle between the Army and Navy air arms for the resources needed to define and establish the role of aviation within... more...

  • Groundedby Robert M. Farley

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 26.95

    The United States needs airpower, but does it need an air force? In Grounded, Robert M. Farley persuasively argues that America should end the independence of the United States Air Force (USAF) and divide its assets and missions between the United States Army and the United States Navy. In the wake of World War I, advocates of the Air Force argued... more...

  • Topgun Daysby Dave "Bio" 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...

  • Denying Flightby Karl P. Mueller

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 3.95

    In the past two decades, the U.S. Air Force has participated in three contingencies involving no-fly zones (NFZs) over Bosnia, Iraq, and Libya, and NFZ proposals have been proffered for some time as an option for intervention in the Syrian civil war that would avoid placing Western troops on the ground. This paper is intended as a preliminary look... more...

  • Air Power Historyby Sebastian Cox; Peter Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This volume examines the theory and practice of air power from its earliest inception. more...

  • Military Flight Aptitude Tests For Dummiesby Terry J. Hawn; Peter Economy

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.99

    The easy way to score high on the military aptitude flight test The competition to become a military aviator is fierce. Candidates seeking entry into a military flight-training program must first score well on a complicated, service-specific flight aptitude test. Now, there's help! With practice exams and the most in-depth instruction on the market,... more...

  • Tartan Airforceby Deborah Lake

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44

    Britain's first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since - whether at war or in peacetime - Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In "Tartan Air Force", Deborah Lake investigates Scotland's contribution to military flying over the last hundred years. With a wealth of previously unpublished or little-known... more...