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The Rescue Man: A "Snafu Snatching" Rescue Pilot's Extraordinary Journey through World War II
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017 by Van Rye Publishing, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
THE RESCUE MAN presents the extraordinary and unique journey of a World War II-era rescue pilot, Bud Hayes, from his childhood in Idaho through his training for and service during World War II. The rescue squadron that Bud served in saved over seven hundred downed pilots during the war. Nevertheless, history has left Bud’s incredible story, and that of his squadron, largely untold... until now.
Blackbird: Cold War Spyplanes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,100. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Cold War drove military innovation and none more than the need to spy on Soviet Bloc countries in the 1950s. The best way to spy other than tap phones and have agents on the ground was from the air. For this several cutting edge aircraft were designed and built by the legendary Kelly Johnson and Lockheed Skunk works – which pushed the boundaries of technology.
Harrier: Jump Jet Interdiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Harrier has a unique place in aviation history as the most successful VTOL aircraft to date. Born from the need during the Cold War for an aircraft that could operate even if airfields had been destroyed. The Harrier has become yet another British aviation icon alongside the Spitfire and Concord.
The Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Perspective: World War II, Norway, Guadalcanal, Rommel, Soviets in Spain, World War I, Gallipoli, Egyptian Force, Iraq Kut Disaster, Napoleon, Boxer Rebellion
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,310. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The military has conducted expeditionary operations for centuries; airmen began to participate in expeditions from the very early days of flight. Descriptions of expeditions, with and without air components, evoke suggestive lessons for current expeditionary operations.
The Cheshire Jet: Harnessing Metamaterials to Achieve an Optical Stealth Capability - Cloaking Technology for Aircraft, Composites with Unique Electromagnetic Properties, Directed Energy Weapons
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,830. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This paper highlights the need for continued Department of Defense (DOD) funding and pursuit of metamaterial "cloaking" technology. The near-term objective of such a program should be the development of infrared laser protection and the reduction of the optical signature of currently fielded systems and their follow-ons.
Warden and the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS): Deja Vu? The Enemy as a System and the Industrial Web Theory of Air Power Employment, Analysis of Contextual Factors, Instant Thunder Iraq Planning
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study answers the following questions: Is John A. Warden Ill's, "The Enemy as a System" analogous to the Air Corps Tactical School's (ACTS) industrial web theory of airpower employment? If so, why (given the 50 plus years between development of these theories)? If not, what are the prime sources of divergence?
Red Is Good: Transformational Changes for U.S. Air Force Aircraft Maintenance - Culture Change and Transformation, Metrics, Goal Setting, Toyota Production System, Enterprise Level
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,830. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In an environment of flat budgets, limited manpower, and an aging, shrinking fleet, the Air Force seeks cultural transformations to remain the world's premier air, space, and cyberspace force. The transformation initiative Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) was designed to increase productivity, responsiveness, and efficiency.
Impact of Foreign Ownership on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) - Augmenting Military Airlift by Commercial Air Carriers in Emergencies, Criticality, USTRANSCOM Requirements, Restrictions, Concerns
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Changes allowing increased foreign ownership or control opportunities would threaten our national security by jeopardizing the DOD's accessibility to CRAF assets. Although the CRAF has formally been utilized only twice, its importance and our reliance on it cannot be overstated.
F-15A versus F/A-22 Fighter Aircraft Initial Operational Capability (IOC): A Case for Transformation - Test and Evaluation Process, Critical Issues, Key Performance Parameters, Langley Air Force Base
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,860. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The F/A-22 Raptor is a new weapons system replacing the F-15C Eagle. Its operational debut in 2005 comes at a time of constrained budgets, a changing global threat environment, and the ongoing global war on terrorism (GWOT).
Aviation Urban Operations: Are We Training Like We Fight? Battle for An Nasiriyah, Iraq - Baptism by Fire for Joint Urban Operations (JUO) Doctrine, CAS, Air Superiority, Special Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,620. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study argues that aviation urban operations, particularly urban close air support, are no longer high-risk, low-probability missions left to academic discussions, but are proving to be high-risk, high-probability missions, as witnessed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Air National Guard (ANG) Structure for the Twenty-first Century: The Multimission Framework for Total Force Integration - ANG History and Culture, Why Does the Governor Need Fighter Airplanes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Since the Vietnam War, much has changed with regard to the Total Force and the structure of the Department of Defense. The Air National Guard, in particular, began many transformational programs designed to better enhance its mission capabilities for both state and federal missions.
Hog Driver: A-10 Thunderbolt II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,090. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This fast-paced, high-octane story blends action in the air with action on the ground as the A-10 acts as a guardian angel to beleaguered allied forces fighting hard in the 'Stan'. Fighting a War against a battle hardened enemy in a hostile climate.
When You Get a Job to Do, Do It: The Airpower Leadership of Lt. General William H. Tunner - The Underappreciated Contributions to Airlift, World War II and Cold War, Hump and Berlin Airlift Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,870. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, examines the underappreciated work of Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner and his contributions to the airlift element of airpower.
Shooting Down a Star - Program 437, the U.S. Nuclear ASAT System and Present Day Copycat Killers - Anti-Satellite, Nike-Zeus, North Korea, India, Iran, China, Space Launch, Space Asset Vulnerability
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,210. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, is a case study of an early U.S. antisatellite (ASAT) weapon system. In this study, Colonel Chun shows how the US Air Force developed a rudimentary ASAT system from obsolete Thor intermediate ballistic missiles.
Rolling Thunder 1965: Anatomy of a Failure - Airpower Against North Vietnam, Enduring Enigma of the Vietnam War, American Air Power Doctrine, President Johnson's Target Selection and Military Distrust
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, analyzes the historic initial bombing campaign against North Vietnam in 1965 known as Rolling Thunder.
Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Theater Airlift to Support the Army After Next - Cargo Handling Capability, Situational Awareness, Defensive Systems, C-130, C-17, CH-47D, V-22 Osprey, Austere Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,200. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, analyzes the theater airlift implications of the United States (US) Army's vision for land warfare in the twenty-first century.
Airpower, Afghanistan, and the Future of Warfare: An Alternative View - Assessing the Air-Ground Relationship, Precision Strike, Change in Land Combat, Force Intensification, Doctrine Impact
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Wills maintains that the twentieth-century argument between air and ground proponents has changed significantly since the Gulf War and that it comes down to the relative importance of the ground or air in the mix. It is more than just using air as a supporting component to the ground forces—if this is true, current force organization and employment are adequate.
Communicating Airpower: Strategic Communication and the United States Air Force Since 9/11, Comparison to Navy Public Affairs, Iraq and Afghanistan, Foreign and Domestic Audiences, Tanker Scandal
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
During the Cold War, the Air Force had a fairly easy time explaining its mission to the American public. It also had a coherent public affairs structure to help execute that mission. The new threat environment in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, combined with steep personnel cuts to its public affairs community, have dramatically altered the communication challenge.
The Swarm, the Cloud, and the Importance of Getting There First: What's at Stake in the Remote Aviation Culture Debate, Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), Air-Mindedness, Manned-Remote Fusion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
For all the ink spilled over remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) technology, knowledge of RPA culture remains in its infancy. Continuing the debate about culture, we argue first for the urgency of achieving manned-remote fusion in air warfare.
RPAs: Revolution or Retrogression? Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Drones, UAV, UAS, Predator, Future Roles and Missions, Is F-35 the Last Manned Fighter, Historical View of the Technology Transition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this essay is to briefly explore that which is old, to dwell for a time on what seems to be new, and to conclude with some speculations about the future of unmanned systems.

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