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Military engineering

  • 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...

  • Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimationby S.N. Balakrishnan; A. Tsourdos; B.A. White

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 169.95

    Stringent demands on modern guided weapon systems require new approaches to guidance, control, and estimation. There are requirements for pinpoint accuracy, low cost per round, easy upgrade paths, enhanced performance in counter-measure environments, and the ability to track low-observable targets. Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation... more...

  • Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesby Kimon P. Valavanis

    Springer 2008; US$ 189.00

    There has been tremendous emphasis in unmanned aerial vehicles, both of fixed (airplanes) and rotary wing (vertical take off and landing, helicopters) types over the past ten years. Applications span both civilian and military domains, the latter being the most important at this stage. This edited book provides a solid and diversified reference source... more...

  • Aging Aircraftby Raymond A. Pyles

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    To help improve the Air Force's ability to forsee the implications for safety, aircraft availability and cost of its plans to retain aircraft fleets for service lives that may last 80 years, this study measures how aircraft fleets ages relate to maintenance workloads and material consumption. more...

  • Air Force Procurement Workforce Transformationby John Ausink; Laura H. Baldwin; Christopher Paul

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    To assist the Air Force in the process of significantly changing the way it purchases goods and services, this monograph reviews related commercial-sector activities and skills, suggests models for training programs, and includes a framework of metrics to track progress and refine procurement-workforce-development efforts over time. more...

  • Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weaponsby Keith A. Rigby

    Wiley 2013; US$ 140.00

    From the earliest days of aviation where the pilot would drop simple bombs by hand, to the highly agile, stealthy aircraft of today that can deliver smart ordnance with extreme accuracy, engineers have striven to develop the capability to deliver weapons against targets reliably, safely and with precision.  Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched... more...

  • Aircraft Wrecksby C. N. Wotherspoon; Alan Clark; Mark Sheldon

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 13.99

    This book gives readers a direct link to crash sites that can be visited, with accurate grid references, site description and current photographs. It covers some 450 selected sites with emphasis given to those on open access land. The areas covered are: Southern England: Dartmoor and Exmoor - 20 entries * Wales - 120 entries * Isle of Man - 20 entries... more...

  • Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945by Jean-Denis G. G. Lepage

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 65.00

    One of the most significant innovations in modern warfare has been the appearance and development of air power, a technology which demanded technical and financial investment on a whole new scale and which ultimately changed the fundamental nature of war itself. This book covers the history and development of the German air force from 1935 to 1945,... more...

  • Airpower and Technologyby David Mets

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    Since its earliest days, airpower has been one of the dominant forces used by the American military. This work covers the whole history of American aviation with special attention to the development of smart weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles and the influence they have had on the effectiveness of airpower. In a chronological treatment, emphasizing... more...

  • American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925by E.R. Johnson; Lloyd S. Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill.  Since World War II--beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to present day the U.S. armed forces have come to increasingly rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation--anywhere... more...