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21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force T-38 Flying Fundamentals - Start, Taxi, Takeoff, Traffic Pattern and Landings, Abnormal Flight Recoveries, Aerobatics, Instruments
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,710. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This manual implements AFPD 11-2, Aircraft Rules and Procedures. It provides a comprehensive document containing T-38 fundamental procedures and techniques that may be used to accomplish the various missions of the T-38.
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.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force E-3 AWACS Sentry Aircraft - Operations Procedures, Aircrew Evaluation Criteria, Aircrew Training Flying Operations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,530. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Three Air Force documents provide unique information about USAF operations of the E-3 aircraft.
The United States Army Air Arm - April 1861 to April 1917, Wright Brothers, Curtiss and Burgess Airplanes, Air Fatalities, Balloons, Airships, Early Planes, Signal Corps, Aviation School
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 177,980. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This important official monograph recounts the development of aviation in the United States Army from April 1861, when the Army first became interested in balloons as a means of observation, to April 1917, when America entered World War I.
Sukhoi Aircraft's 1963 Proposed Jet VTOL Design The Stunningly Modern
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 540. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In the early 1960s, Sukhoi’s OKB “skunk works” had a very capable aviation designer, highly interested in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flying machines. This is the story of the modern VTOL that almost was!
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.
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.
German Aircraft: New and Projected Types Part 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a report generated by First Leutenant J.L.Newton, in January 1946, report No. 2383 of the new and projected German aircraft of the era, including descriptions, diagrams, and specifications
2014 Major American Weapons Systems: Report of the Pentagon's Testing Director - Army, Navy, Air Force Programs, F-35, Ballistic Missile Defense, Aegis, Missiles, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 196,630. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report from the Pentagon's Operational Test and Evaluation Director was issued in January 2014 and contains extensive detailed information about over 100 major weapons systems under development by the Department of Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force - including such consequential systems as the F-35 and BMD.
Military Studies of Operation Allied Force, the Kosovo Intervention - Religious and Ethnic Warfare, Targeting, Naval Forces, Air Mobility, Clausewitz, Information Operations, Aviation
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 208,310. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This comprehensive ebook presents fourteen unique reports and studies of the 1999 Clinton Administration military intervention in the Kosovo war, known as Operation Allied Force.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force General Flight Rules, Aircraft Cockpit and Formation Flight Signals
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,250. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
General flight rules - This instruction implements AFPD 11-2, Aircraft Rules and Procedures, by prescribing general flight rules that govern the operation of USAF aircraft (manned and unmanned) flown by USAF pilots.
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.
Strategic Air Command (SAC) and the Alert Program: A Brief History - Nuclear Weapons Bombers and Tankers, Mid-air Refueling, B-52, Response to Soviet Cold War Threat, Command Post
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This illustrated history of the SAC Alert Force documents the efforts of thousands of dedicated aircrews, missileers, maintenance specialists, and support personnel who worked diligently to give the nation a credible deterrent force during the cold war.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force Aviation Management Instruction - Guidance for Administering Aircrew Flight Management Programs for Flying Unit Commanders and Aircrew Personnel
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,520. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This instruction implements AFPD 11-4, Aviation Service. It establishes procedures for managing Air Force flying resources and provides guidance that applies to administering aircrew flight management programs.
Winged Shield, Winged Sword: A History of the United States Air Force, Volume II, 1950-1997 - Korea, Strategic Air Command, Containing Communism, Vietnam War, Post-Cold War, Modernization
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 247,510. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is the milestone official comprehensive history of the United States Air Force with compelling stories about America's airmen and their aircraft. This document, Volume II, picks up the narrative at the Korean War, takes it through the War in Southeast Asia, the Gulf War, to the drawdown following the end of the Cold War.
A-10s over Kosovo: The Victory of Airpower over a Fielded Army as Told by the Airmen Who Fought in Operation Allied Force - Warthogs in Battle
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Firsthand accounts of the precedent-setting air campaign over Serbia and Kosovo known as Operation Allied Force (OAF). This event marked a milestone for air-power, as it was, arguably, the first time airpower alone was decisive in achieving victory in combat.
Foulois and the U.S. Army Air Corps 1931-1935: Air Mail Fiasco, Chief in Trouble, World War I, Billy Mitchell, Rickenbacker, MacArthur, FDR, Drum Board, B-7, B-9, B-10, B-12, B-17, DC-2, XB-15
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 181,590. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this thoroughly researched and lucidly written volume, Lt. Col. John F. Shiner describes the Air Corps' effort to prepare the nation for war; to gain money, aircraft, and, even more important, independence; and to achieve a capability to wage aerial war.
F-111 Systems Engineering Case Study - Technical Details, Program History, Combat Operational History of Controversial Fighter-Attack Aircraft
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,890. 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 General Dynamics (GD) F-111, unarguably the most controversial fighter-attack aircraft ever developed.
Reflections on Air Force Independence - Transition from the Army Air Forces (AAF), Creation of USAF, Strategic Air Command (SAC), World War II, Atomic Bomb
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,030. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This work makes the pivotal connections between politics and the searing experience of war to explain how and why the USAF was established. The analysis addresses not only technology, bureaucracy, and politics, but also people. The service's founding airmen were more than flyers and technologists; they were, above all, men of faith who believed in what they were doing.
Thunder and Lightning: Desert Storm and the Airpower Debates - The War to Liberate Kuwait, Attacks on Iraq and Saddam Hussien, Aerial Bombing
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Mann undertakes a critical analysis of air and space warfare as planned and waged in Operation Desert Storm. He explores debates about airpower and its uses as they played themselves out before, during, and after the successes of the Gulf War.