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Military engineering

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Forceby Lauren Caston; Robert S. Leonard; Christopher A. Mouton; Chad J. R. Ohlandt; S. Craig Moore; Raymond E. Conley; Glenn Buchan

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    The authors assess alternatives for a next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) across a broad set of potential characteristics and situations. They use the current Minuteman III as a baseline to develop a framework to characterize alternative classes of ICBMs, assess the survivability and effectiveness of possible alternatives, and... more...

  • Harrierby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 18.94

    The British designed and built the Harrier, the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made. Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopter's ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy in a number of conflicts, most famously the Falklands War. Jonathan... more...

  • Employing Land-Based Anti-Ship Missiles in the Western Pacificby Terrence K. Kelly; Anthony Atler; Todd Nichols; Lloyd Thrall

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    Land-based anti-ship missiles (ASMs) feature prominently in the capabilities of many island nations in the Western Pacific, but the United States currently lacks such systems. This report illustrates the potential strategic advantages of the United States working with partners to build a coalition ASM capability, particularly in the event of a conflict... 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 funded... more...

  • 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...

  • 100 Military Inventions that Changed the Worldby Philip Russell

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    Nothing ensures the rapid development of new technology like the involvement of the military. From the trebuchet and the cannon to the tank and the ballistic missile, military research programmes have produced the most devastating weapons imaginable, but military masterminds are responsible for a number of surprises along the way as well. Radar,... more...

  • Nimrodby Tony Blackman

    Grub Street Publishing 2013; US$ 18.95

    The scrapping of the Nimrod program has been one of the most controversial events in the military aviation world for many a year. For most of its operational life, from 1969 to date, its contribution to the defense of the realm and its role in offensive duties was, of necessity, often shrouded in secrecy. It was the ‘eye in the sky’ which... more...

  • RC-Elektro-Helikopter richtig montieren, einstellen und fliegenby Thomas Riegler

    Franzis Verlag 2013; US$ 11.65

    Hauptbeschreibung RC-Heli selber bauen - leichter als gedacht! Das Steuern von RC-Helikoptern ist ein faszinierendes Hobby. Meist erfolgt der Einstieg über sogenannte Readyto-fly-Sets, die neben dem flugfertigen Modell alles enthalten, was man zum Fliegen benötigt. Da bekommt man schnell Lust auf mehr - vor allem auf größere und anspruchsvollere... more...