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- ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 132.00
In the immediate post-World War II period, Army aviation began to evolve from an observatory role to a mobility role. Helicopter air mobility began to develop in the Army from 1949 onwards. The outbreak of the Korean war assisted and accelerated the acceptance of greater helicopter air mobility within the Army. The Eisenhower period was a golden age... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 20.00
No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane?not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers? first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
he 20th century saw air power transformed from novelists' fantasy into stark reality. From string and canvas to precision weaponry and stealth, air power has progressed to become not only the weapon of first political choice, but often the only conceivable option. This rapid development has given rise to considerable debate and controversy with those... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Sir John Cotesworth Slessor (1897?1979) was one of Great Britain's most influential airmen. He played a significant role in building the World War II Anglo-American air power partnership as an air planner on the Royal Air Force Staff, the British Chiefs of Staff, and the Combined Chiefs of Staff. He coordinated allied strategy in 1940?41, helped... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
Warfare in the first half of the 20th century was fundamentally and irrovocably altered by the birth and subsequent development of air power. This work assesses the role of air power in changing the face of battle on land and sea. Utilizing late-1990s research, the author demonstrates that the phenomenon of air power was both a cause and a crucial... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99
This revealing book sets out to provide a first-hand account of the Blitz upon an ordinary and very recently married couple in Upminster, Essex. The Blitz diary, written by the author's mother, began less than a year after she had married, which itself was just three days before the Declaration of War in 1939. It may be quite representative of the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00
This encyclopedia documents the entire history of aerial combat - from the primitive biplanes of World War I to the sophisticated stealth fighters of the 21st century - and contains articles on famous aces, designers, air campaigns, weapons and flying machines of air warfare's first 90 years. more...
- Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 49.95
Airpower Reborn offers a conceptual approach to warfare that emphasizes airpower?s unique capability to achieve strategic effects. Six world-leading theorists argue that a viable strategy must transcend the purely military sphere, view the adversary as a multi-dimensional system, and pursue systemic paralysis and strategic effects rather than military... more...