Brassey S Air Combat Reader

Author: Walter J. Boyne
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574887521
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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
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574882438
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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.

Naval Aviation News

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Tiger Check

Author: Steven A. Fino
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421423278
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"The fielding of automated flight controls and weapons systems in fighter aircraft from 1950 to 1980 challenged the significance ascribed to several of the pilots' historical skillsets, such as superb hand-eye coordination--required for aggressive stick-and-rudder maneuvering--and perfect eyesight and crack marksmanship--required for long-range visual detection and destruction of the enemy. Highly automated systems would, proponents argued, simplify the pilot's tasks while increasing his lethality in the air, thereby opening fighter aviation to broader segments of the population. However, these new systems often required new, unique skills, which the pilots struggled to identify and develop. Moreover, the challenges that accompanied these technologies were not restricted to individual fighter cockpits, but rather extended across the pilots' tactical formations, altering the social norms that had governed the fighter pilot profession since its establishment. In the end, the skills that made a fighter pilot great in 1980 bore little resemblance to those of even thirty years prior, despite the precepts embedded within the "myth of the fighter pilot." As such, this history illuminates the rich interaction between human and machine that often accompanies automation in the workplace. It is broadly applicable to other enterprises confronting increased automation, from remotely piloted aviation to Google cars. It should appeal to those interested in the history of technology and automation, as well as the general population of military aviation enthusiasts."--Provided by publisher.

Weapons Warfare Modern Weapons And Warfare Since C 1500

Author: John Powell
Editor: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655968
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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.

Aviation News

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Aces In Command

Author: Walter J. Boyne
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"Eddie Rickenbacker, Hub Zemke, Boots Blesse, and Robin Olds are in the pantheon of American fighter aces. Their names are familiar to many, but there has never been a book that examined their brilliant leadership ability as well as their aerial prowess." "These four men were all robust personalities, difficult to discipline, and, more often than not, thorns in the sides of their commanders. Each of these elite pilots burned to become the leading ace of his time. These qualities were not unique. However, the achievements of these men were extraordinary, even for the miniscule percentage of fighter pilots who ever became aces. Rickenbacker, Zemke, Blesse, and Olds distinguished themselves by becoming "force multipliers" - they used their leadership skills, instinctive knowledge of air warfare, and superior piloting abilities to make the other pilots in their units better warriors. These men put their units' interest ahead of every other goal and in the process made their units far more effective. Instead of using their skills merely to achieve personal glory, they trained units that produced multiple aces while achieving ace status themselves." "Renowned aviation historian Walter Boyne details the careers of these legendary aces but also explains the reasons why these pilots achieved such great success as aces and leaders. Boyne's fascinating narrative puts you in the cockpits of fighter planes that varied vastly in technology, against enemies of ever-increasing capability in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Aces in Command takes you in a SPAD XIII with Rickenbacker over the Western Front. It puts you in a P-47 Thunderbolt with Zemke over Germany, breaking all the rules but shooting down Germans. Then you fly with Blesse in a Sabre, getting your victories deep inside North Korean lines - but never losing a wingman. Finally, it tells you of the exploits of the maverick Robin Olds in two wars, learning the trade in a P-38 Lightning during World War II and, later, using all he learned to whip a F-4 Phantom wing into shape in Vietnam." "Despite the differences among the planes and jets of each era, Boyne makes a strong case that Rickenbacker, Zemke, Blesse, and Olds could have been aces in any era. More importantly, he reveals the characteristics and common denominators that made these aces superior combat leaders."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

American Book Publishing Record

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The Aopa Pilot

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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Tracey Watson
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787667283
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Brassey S Modern Fighters

Author: Mike Spick
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781574884623
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A detailed technical analysis of some of today's most potent military aircraft

Brassey S Annual

Author: Earl Thomas Allnutt Brassey
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United States Naval Institute Proceedings

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The World Book Encyclopedia

Author: World Book, Inc
Editor: World Book Incorporated
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"A 22-volume, highly illustrated, A-Z general encyclopedia for all ages, featuring sections on How to use WORLD BOOK, Other Research Aids, Pronunciation Key, A Student Guide to Better Writing, Speaking, and Research Skills, and comprehensive index"--Provi

Books In Print

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American Aviation Historical Society Journal

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