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  • RC-Elektro-Helikopterby Thomas Riegler

    Franzis Verlag 2013; US$ 9.53

    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 Modelle. Allerdings... more...

  • Sidewinderby Ron Westrum

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    In the mid-1950s a small group of overworked, underpaid scientists and engineers, working on a remote base in the Mojave Desert, developed a weapon no one had asked for but that everyone was looking for. Sidewinder is the story of how that unorthodox team at China Lake, lead by the visionary Bill McLean, overcame Navy bureaucracy and more heavily... more...

  • Harrierby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    The British designed and built the Harrier, the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made. Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopter's ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy in a number of conflicts, most famously the Falklands War. Jonathan... more...

  • Harrier IIby Lon O. Nordeen

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    When the first Harrier strike fighter was introduced by the Royal Air Force in the late 1960s, it was hailed as a technological breakthrough with its speed, vertical, short takeoff and landing capability (V/STOL). Today, the Harrier II is one of the top weapons of choice for ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who need effective air support. This... more...

  • MiG Masterby Barrett Tillman

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    To be equally enjoyed by professional aviators and aviation buffs with limited technical knowledge, this biography brings to life the legendary aircraft that scored the highest kill ratio of any U.S. fighter aircraft in the Vietnam War. The book is filled with authentic re-creations of Crusader-MiG fights and vivid descriptions of the people and events... more...

  • Night Huntersby William Pace Head

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Night Hunters , air power historian William P. Head provides the first detailed study of the development and deployment of the AC-130 gunship. While other airframes and other types of close air support (CAS) and interdiction weapon systems preceded or flew with the AC-130s, this four-engine cargo airframe proved to be not only the longest serving... more...

  • Lightweight Ballistic Compositesby Ashok Bhatnagar

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 290.00

    Ballistic composites need to be lightweight and durable as well as exhibiting high impact resistance and damage tolerance. This important book reviews these requirements, how the materials used for ballistic composites meet them and their range of applications. After an introductory chapter, Lightweight ballistic composites is split into two main... more...

  • Spitfireby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    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 of... more...

  • 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...

  • Hitler's Spyplane Over Normandy 1944by Philippe Bauduin

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 23.99

    This is the story of the Arado 234, an aircraft that on one day in 1944, in the skies above Normandy, heralded the beginning of a new era in aviation: the jet era... For more than a century, the aviation industry has experienced continual change and upheaval. Many individuals have contributed to this field of developmental aviation over the course... more...