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The Air Force Handbook - An Illustrated Guide to the Weapon Systems and Equipment of the USAF, Airplanes, Fighter Jets and Bombers, Missiles, Satellites, Bombs, Munitions for Combat in Air and Space
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 94,420. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Air Force Handbook, converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction, is a comprehensive reference sourcebook about the systems and equipment of the USAF.
Shot Down
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Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 84,640. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
For most, 70 years is a long time ago. World War II fades in importance as each year goes by. Shot Down moves history out of the footnotes into reality, keeping the stories of real people alive as they experience being shot down. You are there, almost holding your breath as Lt. Snyder gets his crew out of his B-17 when bailing out over Nazi occupied Europe.
2014: The Future of American Airpower - America's Air Force: a Call to the Future, Agile USAF, Naval Aviation Vision 2014-2025, Air-Sea Battle, ISR, UCLASS, X-47B, F-35, 21st Century Deterrence
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,100. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Seven critical Air Force and Navy documents outline plans for American airpower and the aviation vision for the future.
The Battle of Britain: A German Perspective - Luftwaffe, Aircraft Development, History, Concepts, Doctrine, Influence of Spanish Civil War, Luftkriegfuhrung, German Bombers, Douhet
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,710. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The German propagandists reveled in the seemingly endless successes of their military. Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Holland, and France had all fallen to the sword. By late summer, few in the world would have disputed that the fate of England could be any different on the eve of what was to become known as the Battle of Britain.
Strategic Air Warfare: An Interview with Generals Curtis E. LeMay, Leon W. Johnson, David A. Burchinal, and Jack J. Catton - World War II, Strategic Air Command SAC, Korean War, Southeast Asia
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,370. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Strategic Air Warfare is part of a continuing series of historical volumes produced by the Office of Air Force History in direct support of Project Warrior.
Encyclopedia of American Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) and Cold War Missile Weapons: Development and Operation, Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, Peacekeeper - Eight Official Histories
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Price: $18.95 USD. Words: 567,000. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Eight official histories provide the complete story of America's ICBM forces in this massive ebook compilation.
Horten Argentine IAe-48
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Decades long all-wing designer Reimar Horten's seismic shift to a Mach 2.2 Ogee Gothic delta wing twin Rolls-Royce "Avon" powered Coke-shaped fuselage with turbines hung on short pods. This was to be an Argentine "Area Rule" flying machine of the late 1950s. Suggested by Reimar's friend, genius Hans Multhopp, it would be his last aircraft design after years of all-wings.
Who Should Call The Shots? Resolving Friction in the Targeting Process - Clausewitz, Clinton, Cohen, Wesley Clark, Colin Powell, Vietnam, Kosovo, Iraq, Gulf War
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,840. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study seeks to determine sources of friction between military and civilian leaders during a target nomination and approval process.
Global Reach Laydown from Desert Shield to Enduring Freedom: A Comparative Analysis - Serbia, War on Terror, Afghanistan, TALCE, Operation Allied Force
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,330. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the evolution of Global Reach Laydown (GRL) from the Gulf War (DESERT SHIELD) through ALLIED FORCE (Kosovo) and ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan).
Bombing for Effect: The Best Use of Airpower in War, Effects-Based Operations (EBO) Air Campaigns, Review of Vietnam Rolling Thunder and Linebacker, Desert Storm, Operation Allied Force
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,980. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Much has been written about effects-based operations (EBO) throughout history, and the concept seems fairly simple on the surface. The leadership sets the objectives, and the military applies force in such a manner as to achieve effects that will allow attainment of those objectives.
Air Force Studies Compilation: Chevron Chronology, Weather, Hurricane Katrina, Psychological Operations, Aerial Combat History, Aircraft Combat Losses, UAVs in Combat, Airlift in Enduring Freedom
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 96,090. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Ten unique U.S. Air Force study documents cover a wide variety of interesting topics: Strategic Air Command - A Study of Females on Minuteman/Peacekeeper Crews * A Chronology of the Enlisted Rank Chevron of the United States Air Force * The Air Force Response To Hurricane Katrina * Weather in Air Campaigns, 1990-2003 * more.
Naval Air Training: Air to Air Intercept Procedures Workbook - Pursuit, Radar, Displays and Flight Path Visualization, Intercept Geometry Fundamentals, Counterturn, Missiles
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,460. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This fascinating guide by the Navy covers training for intercepts by fighter plane pilots.
One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events 1903-2002 - Wright Brothers, World War II, American Military Aviation History
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,430. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Commemorating the first century of aviation, this chronology is dedicated to the men and women who gave their lives to advance air and space flight. It includes significant air and space events since the Wright brothers first demonstrated in 1903 that humankind could fly in heavier-than-air machines.
Harnessing the Genie: Science and Technology Forecasting for the Air Force - 1944-1986 - von Karman, Woods Hole, Doolittle, Hap Arnold, Stever, Schriever, Forecast Project
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 105,890. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Harnessing the Genie describes and analyzes the methodologies and conclusions of the five main science and technology forecasts undertaken by the Air Force since before its birth as an independent service. Hopefully, this work will provide useful background as the Air Force grapples with the technological demands of national security in the 21st century.
An Examination of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Development Within the United States from 1952 to 1965 - Missile Gap, Sputnik, General Bernard Schriever, Simon Ramo
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines efforts of the United States to develop and deploy intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in the years from 1952 through 1965. The specific areas addressed include background information setting the stage for the extreme urgency under which these weapon systems developed including the major committees that moved the process forward.
The United States Air Force and the Culture of Innovation, 1945-1965 - Missiles, Space Vehicles, ICBMs, von Karman, Schriever, RAND, MITRE, Titan, Atlas, Minuteman, Sputnik Crisis
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,230. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This exceptional work demonstrates in fine detail how the application of systems management by the United States Air Force to its ballistic missiles and computer programs not only produced critical new weapons, but also benefited American industry.
The United States Air Force (USAF): Basic Documents on Roles and Missions (Air Staff Historical Study) - McNamara, Curtis LeMay, James Forrestal, Space Command, Key West Agreement
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 158,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Office of Air Force History has collected in this volume the most significant documents which have determined the roles and missions of the Air Force, from its birth in 1947 to the present. The documents themselves only tell part of the story, of course.
Searching the Skies: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program - BMEWS, SAGE, NORAD, PAVE PAWS, Spacetrack, Safeguard, Ground Observer Corps (GOC), Whirlwind
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The study provides the basis for identifying, understanding, and evaluating DoD radar facilities associated with the Cold War.
The Emerging Shield: The Air Force and the Evolution of Continental Air Defense, 1945-1960 - NORAD, Dew Line, SAGE, BOMARC, SAC, Early Warning Systems, Radar Fence, Atom Bomb Impact
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,290. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The volume begins with the U.S. Army Air Service's involvement with air defense in World War I and traces the story through to the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The Neglect of Long-Range Escort Development During the Interwar Years (1918-1943) - P-51 Mustang, Martin B-10 Bomber, Boeing P-26, Consolidated B-30, Major General Claire Chennault
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,910. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper discusses the relationship between the development of air power doctrine and the development of long-range escorts for strategic bombardment in World War II.