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- Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 280.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 4.49
This gripping read is based on an original book by .Edward J. Ruppelt who was the head of the United States Air Force UFO research - Project Blue Book - from 1951 until 1953. He of course had a unique insight into what went on within that project at that time. He died at the age of just 37 in 1960. Newly edited, and with some new illustrations added,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 140.00
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 Air-Launched... more...
- 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...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
To help improve the Air Force's ability to forsee the implications for safety, aircraft availability and cost of its plans to retain aircraft fleets for service lives that may last 80 years, this study measures how aircraft fleets ages relate to maintenance workloads and material consumption. more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
Since the 1970s, efforts to develop unmanned aerial vehicles have been severely hampered by escalating costs, slipped schedules, and disappointing operational results. This text provides an evaluation of new acquisition strategies for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles. more...
- RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95
This work examines options for competition in the Joint Strike Fighter production phase and recommends forming a second industry team that could compete to develop and manufacture the next major upgrade of the mission system equipment. more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
To assist the Air Force in the process of significantly changing the way it purchases goods and services, this monograph reviews related commercial-sector activities and skills, suggests models for training programs, and includes a framework of metrics to track progress and refine procurement-workforce-development efforts over time. more...