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- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
From the late 1960s until the end of the Cold War, the United States Air Force acquired and flew Russian-made MiG jets, culminating in a secret squadron dedicated to exposing American fighter pilots to enemy technology and tactics. Red Eagles tells the story of this squadron from the first tests of MiGs following the Vietnam War when the USAF had... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95
The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95
The first installment examining the US Hornet Units' participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-present). The F/A-18 Hornet in its various guises was the 'universal soldier' of OIF, with around 250 seeing combat. Flown by various squadrons and groups, the Hornet attacked a range of targets including tanks of the various Iraqi Republican Guard units... more...
- 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...
- Springer 2008; US$ 89.95
Commercial interest for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has seen a steady increase over the last decade. Nevertheless, UAS operations have remained almost exclusively military. This is mainly due to the lack of a regulatory framework that allows only limited public and civil UAS operations with usually crippling restrictions. Although efforts from... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95
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...
- 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...