COMBAT AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

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United States Military Aircraft Since 1909

Author : Gordon Swanborough
ISBN : UOM:39015015459921
Genre : Political Science
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Provides information on the history and development of U.S. military aircraft, including fighters, bombers, transport planes, reconnaissance planes, and helicopters
Category: Political Science

Red Eagles

Author : Steve Davies
ISBN : 0760327092
Genre : History
File Size : 57.43 MB
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In this book, the story of a top-secret military operation at the heart of U.S. Air Force Cold War training and planning is told for the first time. "Red Eagles" reveals how, beginning in the early 1950s, the U.S. government set about covertly acquiring Soviet aircraft for testing and evaluation--a program that, over the next four decades, developed into specialist units at two Air Force bases, and involved Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps pilots in top-secret "top gun" fighter training. Drawing on interviews with pilots in the program, Davies conveys the drama of the American military's first exposure to the Soviets' MiG jet fighters, and the perils--sometimes fatal--of testing U.S. fighters, and flying skills, against them.
Category: History

Aircraft Record Cards Of The United States Air Force

Author : Robert A. Mann
ISBN : 078645119X
Genre : History
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This work details the methods of deciphering and reading the coding found on Individual Aircraft Record Cards (IARCs). The work shows how to read the 21 formats of record cards to help the reader or researcher identify the reporting or possessing unit, activity, station, and important dates for individual aircraft. The author also details where and how to obtain IARC microfilm rolls.
Category: History

The United States Air Force

Author : John C. Fredriksen
ISBN : 9781598846829
Genre : History
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Understand the growth and evolution of American air power with this overview of the history of the world's most successful aviation force. * Comprehensive, daily coverage of relevant wartime and peacetime events as they affected the U.S. Air Force as an institution and fighting machine * Illustrations of important aircraft, personalities, and historical events * Over 20 sidebars affording greater detail and context on notable events and people * A 5,000-word bibliography of the latest scholarship on U.S. Air Force history, organization, leadership, and equipment
Category: History

The Bombing War

Author : Richard Overy
ISBN : 9780141927824
Genre : History
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The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain, bombing became perhaps its principal contribution to the fighting as, night after night, exceptionally brave men flew over occupied Europe destroying its cities. The Bombing War radically overhauls our understanding of the War. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities. The result is the author's masterpiece - a rich, gripping, picture of the Second World War and the terrible military, technological and ethical issues that relentlessly drove all its participants into an abyss. Reviews: 'Magnificent ... must now be regarded as the standard work on the bombing war ... It is probably the most important book published on the history of he second world war this century' Richard J Evans, Guardian 'Monumental ... this is a major contribution to one of the most controversial aspects of the Second World War ... full of new detail and perspectives ... hugely impressive' James Holland, Literary Review 'This tremendous book does what the war it describes signally failed to do. With a well-thought-out strategy and precision, it delivers maximum force on its objectives ... The result is a masterpiece of the historian's art' The Times 'It is unlikely that a work of this scale, scope and merit will be surpassed' Times Higher Education 'What distinguishes Mr Overy's account of the bombing war from lesser efforts is the wealth of narrative detail and analytical rigour that he brings to bear' Economist 'Excellent ... Overy is never less than an erudite and clear-eyed guide whose research is impeccable and whose conclusions appear sensible and convincing even when they run against the established trends' Financial Times 'Hard to surpass. If you want to know how bombing worked, what it did and what it meant, this is the book to read' Times Literary Supplement About the author: Richard Overy is the author of a series of remarkable books on the Second World War and the wider disasters of the twentieth century. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia won both the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize. He is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Penguin publishes 1939: Countdown to War, The Morbid Age, Russia's War, Interrogations, The Battle of Britain and The Dictators. He lives in London.
Category: History