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  • Drone Warfareby John Kaag; Sarah Kreps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern... more...

  • Spitfireby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance... more...

  • Battlespace Technologiesby Richard S. Deakin

    Artech House 2010; US$ 139.00

    The era of mechanized warfare is rapidly giving way to the battle for information superiority – enabled by electronic technologies that provide data for detailed analysis of enemy forces and capabilities. Supported with over 400 four-color photographs and illustrations, this new book is written and designed specifically to help non-specialists... more...

  • Lighter than Air Robotsby Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    An aerial robot is a system capable of sustained flight with no direct human control and able to perform a specific task. A lighter than air robot is an aerial robot that relies on the static lift to balance its own weight. It can also be defined as a lighter than air unmanned aerial vehicle or an unmanned airship with sufficient autonomy. Lighter... more...

  • Die Illusion der Wunderwaffenby Ralf Schabel

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 56.00

    Die Hoffnungen der deutschen Wehrmacht konzentrierten sich in der Endphase des Zweiten Weltkriegs darauf, durch Wunderwaffen die Kriegswende im letzten Augenblick herbeizuführen. Während Hitler mit dem "Blitzbomber" die Invasion abwehren wollte, glaubte ein Teil der Luftwaffenführung, mit einem überlegenen Düsenjäger die Luftherrschaft über Deutschland... more...

  • George Owen Squierby Paul W. Clark; Laurence A. Lyons

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Major General George Owen Squier was a remarkable man. During the 1920s and 30s, he was one of the most famous men in America and abroad, as a scientist, soldier, military strategist, electrical communications expert and inventor, aeronautical pioneer, diplomat, and philanthropist. He rose from humble beginnings in the countryside of Michigan to the... more...

  • RC-Elektro-Helikopter richtig montieren, einstellen und fliegenby Thomas Riegler

    Franzis Verlag 2013; US$ 11.42

    Hauptbeschreibung RC-Heli selber bauen - leichter als gedacht! Das Steuern von RC-Helikoptern ist ein faszinierendes Hobby. Meist erfolgt der Einstieg über sogenannte Readyto-fly-Sets, die neben dem flugfertigen Modell alles enthalten, was man zum Fliegen benötigt. Da bekommt man schnell Lust auf mehr - vor allem auf größere und anspruchsvollere... more...

  • Assembling and Supporting the Joint Strike Fighter in the UKby Cynthia R. Cook; Mark V. Arena; John C. Graser; Hans Pung

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    This report contains an analysis conductedfor the UK Ministry of Defence regarding its plan to buy up to 150 JointStrike Fighters. The authors found significant overlap between final assembly and repair and estimated the costs of various final assembly options. more...

  • Space and Securityby Peter L. Hays

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    Two-and-a-half years before Russia launched the first Sputnik satellites in 1957, the United States had already established a secret policy that emphasized peaceful applications of space technology and set the precedent of using satellite overflight for reconnaissance collection. Almost all of the organization and management structures that were created... more...

  • 100 Military Inventions that Changed the Worldby Philip Russell

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    Nothing ensures the rapid development of new technology like the involvement of the military. From the trebuchet and the cannon to the tank and the ballistic missile, military research programmes have produced the most devastating weapons imaginable, but military masterminds are responsible for a number of surprises along the way as well. Radar,... more...