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Military engineering

  • The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950-1970by Ian Proctor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 16.99

    Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future... more...

  • Iran's Rocket and Missile Forces and Strategic Optionsby Anthony H. Cordesman

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2015; US$ 54.99

    Iran?s rocket and missile forces serve a wide range of Iranian strategic objectives. These forces range from relatively short-range artillery rockets that support its ground forces and limit the need for close air support to long-range missiles that can reach any target in the region and the development of booster systems that might give Iran the... more...

  • Mitsubishi Zeroby Peter C. Smith

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 18.99

    The Mitsubishi Zero is one of the great legendary fighter aircraft ever to have graced the skies. Symbolic of the might of Imperial Japan, she represented a peak of developmental prowess in the field of aviation during the early years of the Second World War. Engineered with manoeuvrability in mind, this light-weight, stripped-back aircraft had a performance... more...

  • Racing for the Bombby Robert S. Norris

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    In September 1942, Colonel Leslie R. Groves was given the job of building the atomic bomb. As a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, Groves had overseen hundreds of military construction projects, including the Pentagon. Until now, scientists have received the credit for the Manhattan Project?s remarkable achievements. And yet, it was Leslie... more...

  • Harrier IIby Lon O. Nordeen

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Small Business and Strategic Sourcingby Nancy Y. Moore; Clifford A. Grammich; Judith D. Mele

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    The Department of Defense (DoD) may face challenges as it attempts to maintain its goal of spending about 23 percent of prime-contract dollars for goods and services with small businesses and at the same time apply strategic-sourcing practices to reduce total costs and improve performance and efficiency and in ways that will not conflict with small-business... more...

  • Spitfireby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.84

    It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance... more...

  • Drone Warfareby John Kaag; Sarah Kreps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    One of the most significant and controversial developments incontemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles,commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US dronestrikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transformingthe way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claimsuch an important role in modern military... more...