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Military engineering

  • Spitfireby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    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 in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern... more...

  • George Owen Squierby Paul W. Clark; Laurence A. Lyons

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Major General George Owen Squier was a remarkable man. During the 1920s and 30s, he was one of the most famous men in America and abroad, as a scientist, soldier, military strategist, electrical communications expert and inventor, aeronautical pioneer, diplomat, and philanthropist. He rose from humble beginnings in the countryside of Michigan to the... more...

  • Space Electronic Reconnaissanceby Fucheng Guo; Yun Fan; Yiyu Zhou; Caigen Xhou; Qiang Li

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    Presents the theories and applications of determining the position of an object in space through the use of satellites As the importance of space reconnaissance technology intensifies, more and more countries are investing money in building their own space reconnaissance satellites. Due to the secrecy and sensitivity of the operations, it is... more...

  • 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$ 8.74

    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...

  • Russian Gunship Helicoptersby Yefim Gordon

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 11.75

    Features; * Profiles of iconic types such as the Mil MI-24 'Hind', the Mil-28 and the Kamov Ka-52 'Alligator'. * Summary of design histories and careers * Colour reference for paint schemes * Critical review of available kits * Over 180 colour and black and white illustrations, including 20 full colour side-views and a range of various... 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...