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  • Mitsubishi Zeroby Peter C. Smith

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 18.99

    The Mitsubishi Zero is one of the great legendary fighter aircraft ever to have graced the skies. Symbolic of the might of Imperial Japan, she represented a peak of developmental prowess in the field of aviation during the early years of the Second World War. Engineered with manoeuvrability in mind, this light-weight, stripped-back aircraft had a performance... more...

  • United States Army Aviators' Clothing, 1917-1945by C. G. Sweeting

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    From the bitter Arctic cold to the sweltering South Pacific, Army Air Forces personnel flew countless missions in extreme conditions throughout World War II. Providing suitable clothing to various crewmen aboard many different types of aircraft proved a monumental task. This volume documents the development, testing, manufacture, procurement and utilization... more...

  • Hunter Boysby Richard Pike

    Grub Street Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    From the highly successful author of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a welcome addition to the ‘Boys’ series, Hunter Boys. A fascinating insight into the experiences and affections of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter. Fifteen aircrew relate their individual recollections of the highs and lows, the dramas and... more...

  • The Dakota Hunterby Hans Wiesman

    Casemate 2015; US$ 22.99

    This book tells the story of a Dutch boy who grew up during the 1950s in post-war Borneo, where he had frequent encounters with an airplane, the Douglas DC-3, aka the C-47 Skytrain or Dakota of World War II fame. For a young boy living in a remote jungle community, the aircraft reached the proportions of a romantic icon, as the essential lifeline to... more...

  • Avro Lancaster 1945-1965by Martin Derry; Neil Robinson

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.50

    The Avro Lancaster, such a stalwart of the skies during the Second World War, also enjoyed an interesting and surprisingly colourful post-war career. It is this era that the authors have chosen to focus on by profiling the type across its many variants.

Split into three primary sections, this book offers a concise yet informative history... 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$ 199.00

    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...