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  • Wartime on the Railwaysby David Wragg

    The History Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    From the American Civil War onwards, railways have been an important aspect of war. So important were the railways that in the First World War, the state took control of the railways, and then repeated this exercise in the Second World War. Wartime on the Railways describes the part played by Britain's railways during the Second World War, dealing... more...

  • The Hunter Storyby Martin Bowman

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    One of the world's greatest aircraft, for three decades pilots enthused about the Hunter and its smooth lines, Rolls-Royce Avon engine, outstanding handling characteristics and lively performance. Designed by Sir Sydney Camm, the genius behind the Hurricane, work on the Hunter commenced late in 1948, but the post-war economic situation in Britain... more...

  • The Hercules Storyby Martin Bowman

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    C-130 Hercules first flew in 1954, an easily maintained aircraft which entered service with the USAF Tactical Air Command. Ten years later the 'Charlie 130' was providing the essential logistical support in Vietnam where a new landing technique, the Khe Sanh approach, added to the Hercules folklore. Paradrops, airlift and evacuation operations were... more...

  • The Harrier Storyby Peter R March

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    The 'Jump-jet' was the world's first vertical/short take-off and landing operational jet aircraft (VSTOL). Developed using the revolutionary Pegasus engine, the Harrier has served the RAF and US Marine Corps for well over 30 years. Here, vividly told, is the fascinating story from tentative hovering by the Hawker P1127 in 1960 to today's frontline... more...

  • Hawker Siddeley Aviation and Dynamicsby Stephen Skinner

    Crowood 2014; US$ 46.99

    Hawker Siddeley's history can be traced back to 1912 and the formation of the Sopwith Aviation Company by Tom Sopwith which metamorphosed into Hawker Aircraft after World War One. In 1934-35, Gloster, Avro, Armstrong Siddeley, Armstrong Whitworth and others were taken over to create the Hawker Siddeley Group. The Group built some of the most important... more...

  • Helicoptersby Stanley S. McGowen

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Covers the development of helicopters from a concept in the mind of da Vinci to the first successful machines in the early 1900s to the latest tilt-rotor designs. It is a story of constant innovation, as designers answered the concerns of military planners with more maneuverable, more capable rotorcraft. more...

  • Nasser and the Missile Age in the Middle Eastby Owen L. Sirrs

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Egyptian efforts to acquire long-range surface-to-surface missiles in the early 1960s carry important lessons for our time, when weapons of mass destruction and charges of politicizing intelligence are key issues. This new study traces the history of the early Egyptian ballistic missile program, which began with the successful recruitment of German... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 94.00

    An in-depth history of the time when airpower became the great equalizer, changing military strategy forever and bringing once-safe targets in reach. more...

  • Space Warfare and Defense: A Historical Encyclopedia and Research Guideby Bert Chapman

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 87.00

    Space Warfare and Defense: A Historical Encyclopedia and Research Guide provides comprehensive coverage of the development of space as a possible arena for warfare, exploring the military uses of space?past, present, and future?and specific details of actual space weapons systems. The encyclopedia spans the breadth of U.S. military space policy;... more...

  • Multiple Heterogeneous Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesby Aníbal Ollero; Iván Maza

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 164.88

    Aerial robots can be considered as an evolution of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This book provides a quite complete overview of issues related to aerial robotics, addressing problems ranging from flight control to terrain perception and mission planning and execution. The major challenges and potentials of heterogeneous UAVs are comprehensively... more...