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  • Beyond Disney: The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld & the Best of Central Floridaby Bob Sehlinger; Robert N. Jenkins

    Unofficial Guides 2013; US$ 17.99

    Beyond Disney: The Unofficial Guide to Universal, SeaWorld, and the Best of Central Florida, by Bob Sehlinger and Robert Jenkins is a guide to non-Disney theme parks, attractions, restaurants, outdoor recreation, and nightlife in Orlando and central Florida. Features include the latest information on the new Harry Potter attractions at Universal... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fighters Over Russiaby Manfred Griehl

    Frontline Books 1997; US$ 14.99

    The air war over the critical Eastern Front is illustrated with 120 specially selected and informatively captioned photographs in this striking new book. Initial success in Russia during the summer of 1941 gave way to desperate days after Stalingrad and the failure of Germany's last major offensive in 1943. Subsequently the Luftwaffe was stripped... more...

  • Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weaponsby Keith A. Rigby

    Wiley 2013; US$ 145.00

    From the earliest days of aviation where the pilot would drop simple bombs by hand, to the highly agile, stealthy aircraft of today that can deliver smart ordnance with extreme accuracy, engineers have striven to develop the capability to deliver weapons against targets reliably, safely and with precision.  Aircraft Systems Integration of... more...

  • Final Assembly and Checkout Alternatives for the Joint Strike Fighterby Cynthia R. Cook

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    This work analyzes alternative strategies for final assembly and checkout (FACO) of the Joint Strike Fighter. It found that no efficiency, effectiveness, or cost reasons exist to move FACO operations, or to split them between two sites or across multiple sites. more...