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Brassey s Air Combat Reader

Author: Philip Handleman
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The acclaimed anthology with contributions from best-selling authors Walter J. Boyne, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Robert Mason


Brassey s Air Combat Reader

Author: Walter J. Boyne
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Anthology of some of the best writing from around the world on the topic of air combat. It is divided into six sections spanning the history of military aviation - World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Middle East conflicts and the Persian Gulf War.


Tiger Check

Author: Steven A. Fino
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Spurred by their commanders during the Korean War to be "tigers," aggressive and tenacious American fighter pilots charged headlong into packs of fireball-spewing enemy MiGs, relying on their keen eyesight, piloting finesse, and steady trigger fingers to achieve victory. But by the 1980s, American fighter pilots vanquished their foes by focusing on a four-inch-square cockpit display, manipulating electromagnetic waves, and launching rocket-propelled guided missiles from miles away. In this new era of automated, long-range air combat, can fighter pilots still be considered tigers? Aimed at scholars of technology and airpower aficionados alike, Steven A. Fino’s Tiger Check offers a detailed study of air-to-air combat focusing on three of the US Air Force’s most famed aircraft: the F-86E Sabre, the F-4C Phantom II, and the F-15A Eagle. Fino argues that increasing fire control automation altered what fighter pilots actually did during air-to-air combat. Drawing on an array of sources, as well as his own decade of experience as an F-15C fighter pilot, Fino unpacks not just the technological black box of fighter fire control equipment, but also fighter pilots’ attitudes toward their profession and their evolving aircraft. He describes how pilots grappled with the new technologies, acutely aware that the very systems that promised to simplify their jobs while increasing their lethality in the air also threatened to rob them of the quintessential—albeit mythic—fighter pilot experience. Finally, Fino explains that these new systems often required new, unique skills that took time for the pilots to identify and then develop. Eschewing the typical "great machine" or "great pilot" perspectives that dominate aviation historiography, Tiger Check provides a richer perspective on humans and machines working and evolving together in the air. The book illuminates the complex interactions between human and machine that accompany advancing automation in the workplace.


Spitfire to Reaper

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
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Since the Luftwaffe’s 1940 Eagle Day attack on Britain, aerial warfare and its accompanying technology has changed almost beyond recognition. The piston engine was replaced by the jet and the pilot in some cases has been completely replaced by a computer. Carpet bombing became GPS and laser pinpointed. Whereas a bomber’s greatest enemy was once fighters and flak, these dangers morphed into air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles. In this new book, Anthony Tucker-Jones charts the remarkable evolution of aerial warfare over time, from the iconic Supermarine Spitfire to the infamous unmanned Reaper drone.


The crimson sky

Author: John R. Bruning
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The Korean War, like the American Civil War, was a crossroads in military history. It was the last hurrah for one generation of tactics and technology and the proving ground for the next. What emerged was a hybrid not seen since. In Korea's unique combat environment, fascinating and significant battles took place that would profoundly affect the future of air warfare. Crimson Sky examines in detail, twenty of the most interesting aerial actions of the war in such missions as the first air rescue of a downed pilot; the Battle of Carlson's Canyon; the first dogfight of the war (between Yak-9s and F-82s); and the death of the first African-American naval aviator, Jesse L. Brown. More than exciting accounts of military missions, however, Crimson Sky is about the people who flew them, about their experiences and emotions as they performed an extremely dangerous duty nearly a half century ago.


Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

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These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).


Journal of the United Service Institution of India

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Naval aviation news

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Weapons Warfare Modern weapons and warfare since c 1500

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Presents information about weaponry, tactics, and modes of warfare worldwide, from ancient times to the present, and discusses the cultural, sociopolitical, and ethical aspects of weaponry and warfare.


The AOPA Pilot

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