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Military engineering

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Avro Lancaster 1945-1965by Martin Derry; Neil Robinson

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.50

    The Avro Lancaster, such a stalwart of the skies during the Second World War, also enjoyed an interesting and surprisingly colourful post-war career. It is this era that the authors have chosen to focus on by profiling the type across its many variants.

Split into three primary sections, this book offers a concise yet informative history... more...

  • Drones and Targeted Killingby Marjorie Cohn; Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    Interlink Publishing 2014; US$ 20.00

    EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AN ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL PRACTICE The Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; the Obama administration assassinates them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States, it is also illegal. In this interdisciplinary collection, human rights... 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

    Robert S. Norris has been a research associate for almost twenty years at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC, covering nuclear weapons issues. He has written extensively about the nuclear programs of the United States, the Soviet Union and Russia, Britain, France, and China as an author of the multivolume Nuclear Weapons Databook... 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...