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Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer
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Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says: "They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...
Sharing Success - Owning Failure: Preparing to Command in the Twenty-First Century Air Force
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 18,710. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In Sharing Success — Owning Failure, Colonel Goldfein discusses several themes central to a successful command tour. He expresses ideas and puts forth questions to spark your imagination as you begin preparing for the task ahead of you—squadron commander.
Hindbusters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
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This book is a personal account of the battle for Mavinga in South Eastern Angola during September and October 1985. It covers the Operation Second Congress advance on UNITA's Jamba headquarters area and the response from the South African forces charged with stopping the advance. Operation Weldmesh was a specialized operation aimed at destroying the FAPA helicopter air support to FAPLA.
Apache: Riding the Dragon
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Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Digital Dreams. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Flying at 120 knots with the unique roar from its aerodynamic rotors and twin turbines the AH64 Apache is the world's most fearsome attack helicopter its pilots refer to it as 'Riding the Dragon'. The Taliban would more often than not flee rather than suffer its 30mm cannon, 2.75 rockets or Hellfire missiles.
Air Force Doctrine Document 4-02: Health Services - Air Force Medical Service, Air Force Surgeon General, Aeromedical Evacuation, Medical Logistics
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,300. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
This Air Force Doctrine Document (AFDD) establishes doctrinal guidance for organizing and employing health services capabilities at the operational level across the full range of military operations.
Hog Driver: A10 in Action in Afghanistan
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Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 3. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 24,660. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013 by Digital Dreams. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Fairchild Republic A10 Thunderbolt II is the unsung hero of the USAF that has had to prove itself time and time again. With many critics over the years it has often been referred to as a private jet with a 30mm cannon. The same 30mm GAU-8 Avenger cannon that is still the heaviest rotary cannon ever mounted on an aircraft and packs a formidable punch.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Joint Shipboard Helicopter and Tiltrotor Aircraft Operations (Joint Publication 3-04) - Embarkation, Safety, Ordnance, Electromagnetic Effects
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,310. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This publication provides doctrine for planning, coordinating, and conducting joint shipboard helicopter and tiltrotor aircraft operations from United States air-capable ships.
Delta II & III Space Operations at Cape Canaveral 1989-2009, Origins, Military Missions, Civil Missions, Commercial Missions
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 51,730. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This study addresses DELTA II and DELTA III space operations at Cape Canaveral, Florida, from the DELTA II's first launch in 1989 through the DELTA II's most recent launch in late March 2009.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Operations Security (OPSEC) Air Force Instruction 10-701 - Signature Management, Analyze Threats, Education and Training
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,480. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
OPSEC is a military capability within Information Operations (IO). IO is the integrated employment of three operational elements: influence operations (IFO), electronic warfare operations and network warfare operations.
My Odyssey To Area 51
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 80,010. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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An account by an Area 51 veteran on how he became selected to serve at Area 51 with a 23-man Special Projects team for CIA A-12 Project OXCART, America's first stealth plane and still the fastest and highest flying air breathing plane ever flown. His odyssey covered X-15 flights on the NASA High Range, the A-12, Soviet MiG exploitation programs, and the early stealth HAVE BLUE prototype.
Department of Defense Report to Congress on Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training, Operations, and Sustainability
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This document outlines planned force capability growth and forecasted attrition of UAS aircraft through FY 2017; Military Department personnel required for training and operations; personnel and aircraft basing intentions; and required military construction (MILCON) and airspace requirements for bases hosting UAS.
Toward Mach 2: The Douglas D-558 Program - Skystreak and Skyrocket Early Transonic Research Aircraft (NASA SP-4222)
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,320. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This official NASA history report - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - provides a history of research with the D-558 Skystreak and Skyrocket supersonic airplane at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California.
Avrocar VZ-9-AW
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Canada's circular winged 3-jet powered saucer prototype
U.S. Army OPFOR Worldwide Equipment Guide, World Weapons Guide, Encyclopedia of Arms and Weapons - Vehicles, Recon, Infantry, Rifles, Rocket Launchers, Aircraft, Antitank Guns, Tanks, Assault Vehicles
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,350. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a spectacular guide to weapons organized by categories of equipment. This Worldwide Equipment Guide (WEG) serves as a guide for use in training, simulations, and modeling, providing the basic characteristics of selected equipment and weapons systems readily available to the capabilities-based OPFOR.
Global Hawk Systems Engineering Case Study - UAV Drone Technical Information, Program History, Development and Production, Flight Testing - Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 36,830. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
Setting the Context: Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses and Joint War Fighting in an Uncertain World - including Desert Storm
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,760. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Brungess proposes using joint suppression of enemy air defenses (JSEAD) to address the problem of reduced SEAD resources available to individual services.
The U.S. Air Force's First War: Korea 1950-1953 Significant Events - The Korean War, First All-Jet Air Battle, New Weapons Systems, New Tactics
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The chronology points out the relationship of these operations to the land battle, naval operations, and important political and diplomatic events. It also identifies such USAF historical firsts as the first all-jet air battle, the introduction of new weapons systems, and the initiation of tactics, techniques, or procedures that had a major impact on later air operations.
American Airpower Comes of Age: General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold's World War II Diaries - Volume 2 - England, Normandy, Italy, Iwo Jima, Paris and Germany
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 163,550. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Gen Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, US Army Air Forces (AAF) Chief of Staff during World War II, maintained diaries for his several journeys to various meetings and conferences throughout the conflict. Volume 2 encompasses General Arnold’s final seven journeys and the diaries he kept therein.
Heroes of the RAF - No.50 Squadron
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,390. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Key note: Thrilling real Life Accounts of Fighting in the Air from 1916 to the Falklands. No.50 Squadron was a leading RAF bomber squadron in World War II and bombed the Falklands in 1982.
Warbirds of USA 60 Flashcards
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 and represented by Alan Phillips. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The fighting aircraft of the USA are amazing. The pinnacle of warfare is in these war machines. Not only the greatest killing machines in history but also works of art. Poetry in motion while capable of murdering millions. Love them or hate them one has to stand in awe. They cost trillions and trillions of dollars.