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  • Strategic Technologies for the Militaryby Ajey Lele

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book provides a holistic view of the key technologies that are expected to revolutionise military affairs in the near future and change the nature of warfare tactics and the very concept of the ‘battlefield’. It addresses five key technologies—near-space technology, robotics, directed energy weapons, nanotechnology and biotechnology—and... 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...

  • Britain and the H-Bombby Lorna Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 50.00

    This book, written with unique access to official archives, tells the secret story of Britain's H-bomb - the scientific and strategic background, the government's policy decision, the work of the remarkable men who created the bomb, the four weapon trials at a remote Pacific atoll in 1957-58, and the historic consequences. more...

  • Bravo Superbomb Disasterby Frank Zagone

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.95

    Assigned as a draftee to a hydrogen-bomb test operation in the Marshall Islands, Frank Zagone gives his account of the March 1, 1954 detonation of BRAVO, a 15 megaton superbomb, the most powerful and radiologically “dirty” nuclear blast in U.S. history (equivalent to 1000 Hiroshima bombs). He writes about a scientific miscalculation in the... more...

  • The Hunter Storyby Martin W. Bowman

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    One of the world's greatest aircraft, for three decades pilots enthused about the Hunter and its smooth lines, Rolls-Royce Avon engine, outstanding handling characteristics and lively performance. Designed by Sir Sydney Camm, the genius behind the Hurricane, work on the Hunter commenced late in 1948, but the post-war economic situation in Britain delayed... more...

  • The Hercules Storyby Martin W. Bowman

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    The C-130 Hercules first flew in 1954, an easily maintained aircraft which entered service with the USAF Tactical Air Command. Ten years later the 'Charlie 130' was providing the essential logistical support in Vietnam where a new landing technique, the Khe Sanh approach, added to the Hercules folklore. Paradrops, airlift and evacuation operations... more...

  • Meteor from the Cockpitby Peter Caygill

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    The Meteor is remembered as the first British jet fighter to enter squadron service and the only jet powered Allied fighter to see action in WW II. Subsequent development was limited as a result of its relatively conventional airframe although it did hold the world air speed record for a while. The Meteor was immensely strong and many pilots owe their... more...

  • Introduction to UAV Systemsby Paul Fahlstrom; Thomas Gleason

    Wiley 2012; US$ 129.00 US$ 116.10

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely adopted in the military world over the last decade and the success of these military applications is increasingly driving efforts to establish unmanned aircraft in non-military roles. Introduction to UAV Systems, 4 th  edition  provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the elements... more...

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

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    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...

  • Hurricane R4118by Peter Vacher; Bob Foster

    Grub Street Publishing 2010; US$ 16.49

    In 1982 when he was traveling in India, Peter Vacher stumbled on the remains of a British plane - a Hurricane Mark 1, a veteran of the Battle of Britain. It was in a dreadful state. Could he restore it? Would it fly again?Not until 14 years later did he decide to act and after six years of wrangling he got the icon home. Then the truly difficult process... more...