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Military engineering

  • Five Days in Augustby Michael D. Gordin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb?s revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the... more...

  • Drone Warfareby Dave Sloggett

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is either controlled autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a navigator or pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. Drone Warfare is one of the first books to examine the development and use of such... more...

  • The Firecracker Boysby Dan O'Neill

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    The shocking story of an impending nuclear devastation and the brave people who fought against it more...

  • Drones For Dummiesby Mark LaFay

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right... more...

  • RAF in Camera: 1950sby Keith Wilson

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 27.99

    This photographic record of the RAF during the 1950s looks set to appear widely. Featuring varied and dynamic visual representation throughout, the events of this important decade are enlivened to great effect. 

The 1950s was a pivotal decade in aviation for many reasons. The RAF were employed in a great number of post-WWII roles, and... more...

  • American Military Training Aircraftby E. R. Johnson; Lloyd S. Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The U.S. did not become the world's foremost military air power by accident. The learning curve--World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and more recently the war on terror--has been steep. While climbing this curve, the U.S. has not only produced superior military aircraft in greater numbers than its foes, but... more...

  • The Dakota Hunterby Hans Wiesman

    Casemate 2015; US$ 22.99

    This book tells the story of a Dutch boy who grew up during the 1950s in post-war Borneo, where he had frequent encounters with an airplane, the Douglas DC-3, aka the C-47 Skytrain or Dakota of World War II fame. For a young boy living in a remote jungle community, the aircraft reached the proportions of a romantic icon, as the essential lifeline to... more...

  • United States Army Aviators' Clothing, 1917-1945by C. G. Sweeting

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    From the bitter Arctic cold to the sweltering South Pacific, Army Air Forces personnel flew countless missions in extreme conditions throughout World War II. Providing suitable clothing to various crewmen aboard many different types of aircraft proved a monumental task. This volume documents the development, testing, manufacture, procurement and utilization... more...

  • 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. This study examines how Iran?s forces and systems are steadily evolving. more...