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- The History Press 2012; US$ 26.24
Based on the author's own involvement as an engineer at the company through the 1950s and early 1960s and on more recent research of the archives at Brooklands Museum and the PRO, this book explains the successes and failures of leading-edge developments at Vickers, in the early days of guided weapons. John Forbat explains missile and avionics systems... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 125.00
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely adopted in the military world over the last decade and the success of these military applications is increasingly driving efforts to establish unmanned aircraft in non-military roles. Introduction to UAV Systems, 4 th edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the elements... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94
From the American Civil War onwards, railways have been an important aspect of war. So important were the railways that in the First World War, the state took control of the railways, and then repeated this exercise in the Second World War. Wartime on the Railways describes the part played by Britain's railways during the Second World War, dealing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This new study considers military space strategy within the context of the land and naval strategies of the past. Explaining why and how strategists note the similarities of space operations to those of the air and naval forces, this book shows why many such strategies unintentionally lead to overemphasizing the importance of space-based offensive... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 129.00
"Quad Rotorcraft Control" develops original control methods for the navigation and hovering flight of an autonomous mini-quad-rotor robotic helicopter. These methods use an imaging system and a combination of inertial and altitude sensors to localize and guide the movement of the unmanned aerial vehicle relative to its immediate environment.... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 40.00
In the clash of ideologies represented by the Cold War, even the heavens were not immune to militarization. Satellites and space programs became critical elements among the national security objectives of both the United States and the Soviet Union. According to US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946?1967 , three American presidents... more...
- Grub Street Publishing 2010; US$ 16.49
In 1982 when he was traveling in India, Peter Vacher stumbled on the remains of a British plane - a Hurricane Mark 1, a veteran of the Battle of Britain. It was in a dreadful state. Could he restore it? Would it fly again?Not until 14 years later did he decide to act and after six years of wrangling he got the icon home. Then the truly difficult process... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill. Since World War II--beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to present day the U.S. armed forces have come to increasingly rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation--anywhere... more...
- Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 9.99
This is the incredible history of the dive bomber told from both official records and eyewitness accounts. It tears away the many myths and misrepresentations that surrounded this type of warplane and presents a truly original and detailed history, from the first true combat dive bombing by an RAF pilot in 1917 to the last stirring wartime actions.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99
This is a guide to the existing WWII aircraft to be found in aviation museums throughout the world. Each DPS contains a colour photo of an example of the aircraft as viewed in an aviation museum, examples of different marks (wartime shots in mono) and a textual resume of the type with statistics.The aircraft can be viewed in the USA, UK, France, Czechoslovakia,... more...