50 Years of the U-2
The Complete Illustrated History of the "Dragon Lady"
Hardcover ISBN: 0764323466
The 5th Fighter Command in World War II
5th FC vs. Japan: Aces, Units, Aircraft and Tactics
Hardcover ISBN: 0764347381
Following his first two massive volumes describing the day-by-day history of the 5th Fighter Command and associated tactical, strategic, and grand strategy, William Wolf completes the trilogy with this volume. The aces of the 5FC are now personalized, and their fighters described, and Japanese aces are portrayed for the first time. American and Japanese pilot training and their importance to the outcome of the war is discussed and compared. Details of the 5FC Groups and Squadrons are revealed, as are those of the Japanese Naval and Army Air Forces. The details of the aircraft of the two combatants are compared, and the vulnerability of Japanese aircraft is discussed. The flying of the six aircraft types of the 5th Fighter Command is first described from Pilot Flight Manuals, then by the aces who flew them. Japanese and American combat maneuvers and tactics are described. The crucial importance of logistics and the construction of airfields are also discussed, along with maintenance and repair. Finally, the air war is presented from the Japanese viewpoint, including the causes for the defeat of its air forces.
The Men, Machines, And Ideas That Revolutionized War, From Kitty Hawk To Iraq
Paperback ISBN: 014303474x
The author of Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II explores the innovations that propelled "air power" into the lexicon of warfare, from the first biplanes to drop ordinance to the high-tech wonders of missile-firing drone aircraft. Reprint.
Airborne Forces at War
From Parachute Test Platoon to the 21st Century
Hardcover ISBN: 1591140285
This book takes the reader on an illustrated tour of the U.S. Army's hard-hitting airborne forces, from the Parachute Test Platoon of 1940 to the multiple global contingencies of the 21st Century. More than 180 photographs and pieces of art highlight the history of airborne units.
U.S., NATO, and Israeli Combat Experience
Hardcover ISBN: 168247075x
"Through a critical examination of twenty-nine case studies in which various U.S. coalitions and Israel played significant roles, this book offers perspectives on the political purpose, strategic meaning, and military importance of airpower. The authors demystify some of airpower's strategic history by extracting the most useful teachings to help military professionals and political leaders understand what airpower has to offer as a "continuation of politics by other means."--Provided by publisher.
Always at War
Organizational Culture in Strategic Air Command 1946-62
Hardcover ISBN: 1682472485
"Always at War is the story of Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the early decades of the Cold War. It explains how an organization dominated by experienced World War II airmen developed a unique culture that thrives to this day. The narrative begins with the origins of powered flight and describes how the early generation of American pilots developed their own culture and shared beliefs rooted in the promise of airpower."--Provided by publisher.