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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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 177,980. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 540. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » World
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!
Rolling Thunder 1965/8
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The longest battle in the entire Vietnam War was “Rolling Thunder”, the strategic bombing offensive against North Vietnam carried out by the US 2nd Air Division.
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, 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 T-38 Flying Fundamentals - Start, Taxi, Takeoff, Traffic Pattern and Landings, Abnormal Flight Recoveries, Aerobatics, Instruments
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,710. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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.
German Aircraft: New and Projected Types Part 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, 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
Horten Argentine IAe-48
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Department of Defense Report to Congress on Future Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training, Operations, and Sustainability
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force General Flight Rules, Aircraft Cockpit and Formation Flight Signals
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,250. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
The Chinese Air Force: Evolving Concepts, Roles, and Capabilities - Hypersonic Vehicle Technology, Aircraft, Reverse Engineering, Threat to Taiwan, PLAAF Air Force Leaders, Airpower
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 194,800. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
This vital report from a distinguished international group of experts on airpower, military affairs, and the People's Republic of China PRC - Taiwan relationship examines the present state and future prospects of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,230. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, 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.
U.S. Air Force Aerospace Mishap Reports: Accident Investigation Boards for UAV/UAS Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Incidents Involving the EQ-4B Global Hawk and MQ-1B Predator in 2011 and 2012
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
Eleven USAF accident investigation board reports, converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction, present findings into Class A aerospace mishaps involving UAV/UAS remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in 2011 and 2012. The incidents included the EQ-4B Global Hawk and MQ-1B Predator.
Thunder and Lightning: Desert Storm and the Airpower Debates - The War to Liberate Kuwait, Attacks on Iraq and Saddam Hussien, Aerial Bombing
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, 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.
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, 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.
F-111 Systems Engineering Case Study - Technical Details, Program History, Combat Operational History of Controversial Fighter-Attack Aircraft
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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.
Underground Factories in Germany Part 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a declassified report that was done by combined intelligence reports compiled by the Allies during World War 2.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Instrument Flight for Army Aviators - Field Manual 3-04.240 (FM 1-240) Part 2 - Techniques for Instrument Flying and Air Navigation, Weather, Emergency Operations
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,330. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Army Field Manual is specifically prepared for aviators authorized to fly Army aircraft.
Toward Mach 2: The Douglas D-558 Program - Skystreak and Skyrocket Early Transonic Research Aircraft (NASA SP-4222)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,320. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
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.
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
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.
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,980. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, 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.