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  • Lightweight Ballistic Compositesby Ashok Bhatnagar

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 290.00

    Ballistic composites need to be lightweight and durable as well as exhibiting high impact resistance and damage tolerance. This important book reviews these requirements, how the materials used for ballistic composites meet them and their range of applications. After an introductory chapter, Lightweight ballistic composites is split into two main... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 154.95 US$ 139.46

    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...

  • Drone Warfareby John Kaag; Sarah Kreps

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.96

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 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... more...

  • Hitler's Spyplane Over Normandy 1944by Philippe Bauduin

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 23.99

    This is the story of the Arado 234, an aircraft that on one day in 1944, in the skies above Normandy, heralded the beginning of a new era in aviation: the jet era... For more than a century, the aviation industry has experienced continual change and upheaval. Many individuals have contributed to this field of developmental aviation over the course... more...

  • Hunter Boysby Richard Pike

    Grub Street Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99

    From the highly successful author of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a welcome addition to the ‘Boys’ series, Hunter Boys. A fascinating insight into the experiences and affections of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter. Fifteen aircrew relate their individual recollections of the highs and lows, the dramas 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...

  • Fighters Over Russiaby Manfred Griehl

    Frontline Books 1997; US$ 14.99

    The air war over the critical Eastern Front is illustrated with 120 specially selected and informatively captioned photographs in this striking new book. Initial success in Russia during the summer of 1941 gave way to desperate days after Stalingrad and the failure of Germany's last major offensive in 1943. Subsequently the Luftwaffe was stripped... more...

  • Voodoo Warriorsby Nigel Walpole

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 9.99

    During the mid-1950s the United States Air Force was given its most powerful single-seat, two-engine fighter to date. The Voodoo would be deployed before the end of that decade in the tactical nuclear bomber and tactical reconnaissance roles world-wide, and in homeland defense with the two-seat, all-weather variant. In December 1957 it took the World... more...

  • Helicoptersby Stanley S. McGowen

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Covers the development of helicopters from a concept in the mind of da Vinci to the first successful machines in the early 1900s to the latest tilt-rotor designs. It is a story of constant innovation, as designers answered the concerns of military planners with more maneuverable, more capable rotorcraft. more...

  • Military Aircraft, Origins to 1918by Justin D. Murphy

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    An examination of the evolution of military aviation and its profound impact on warfare - from the employment of balloons during the French Revolutionary wars to the use of aircraft in World War I. more...