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  • The Secret World of Vickers Guided Weaponsby John Forbat

    The History Press 2012; US$ 26.24

    <div>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... more...

  • Sepecat Jaguarby Dave Windle

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    This versatile single-seater aircraft was a joint development between the UK and France. It first flew in 1968, but its robust and flexible operational uses led to its long service life, only being retired from RAF service in 2008. It has seen front-line action in all major conflicts since introduced and has been exported to India, Ecuador, Nigeria... more...

  • Small Unmanned Aircraftby Randal W. Beard; Timothy W. McLain

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 115.00

    Autonomous unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are critical to current and future military, civil, and commercial operations. Despite their importance, no previous textbook has accessibly introduced UAVs to students in the engineering, computer, and science disciplines--until now. Small Unmanned Aircraft provides a concise but comprehensive description... more...

  • Soviet Spyplanes of the Cold Warby Yefim Gordon

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 11.75

    Spy in the Sky' matters have long been a source of interest and fascination for aircraft enthusiasts, historians and modellers and none more so than the elusive and secretive Soviet types of the Cold War era. Yefim Gordon presents us here with a range of such types, presenting a collection of photographs, profiles and line drawings together with... more...

  • Space Warfareby John J. Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Space and Security: A Reference Handbookby Peter Hays

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00

    During the Cold War era, space was an important arena for the clashing superpowers, yet the United States government chose not to station weapons there. Today, new space security dynamics are evolving that reflect the growing global focus upon the broad potential contributions of space capabilities to global prosperity and security. Space and... more...

  • The Supermarine Spitfire F.21by Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire F.21 was the last Spitfire variant to be introduced into service before the end of WW2. It belongs to what we usually call the third generation of Spitfires, and the F.21 was the first of it, preceding the F.22 and F.24. This is a study of 28 pages, with 29 photos and 4 colour profiles, and details its carreer during and after the war. more...

  • The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIIby Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    The full history of the first Griffon engined Spitfire variant is told, squadron per squadron, with the list of all claims, losses. The success of this variant paved the way for the subsequent Griffon engined variants. With over 30 photos, and two printable colour profiles. It is an updated and revised edition of the Allied Wings No.1 published in... more...

  • Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Twoby Don Berliner

    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...

  • Swift Justiceby Nigel Walpole

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 9.99

    The Supermarine Swift was rushed into service with the RAF during 1954 to become Britain's first second-generation jet fighter. In this role it was not deemed a success and has been burdened with a bad reputation since that time. It was eventually replaced by the famous Hawker Hunter that had been extensively delayed because of teething troubles.... more...