Air Warfare: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-2
Walter J. Boyne
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Air Warfare: An International Encyclopedia is the first encyclopedia to document the entire history of aerial combat, from the primitive biplanes of World War I to the sophisticated stealth fighters of the 21st century. The more than 900 entries, lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, cover it all -- the first, the fastest, the highest, the latest. More than 100 top international scholars and experts -- many with personal combat experience -- offer thoroughly researched, clearly written articles on the famous aces, designers, battles, air campaigns, weapons, and flying machines of air warfare's first 90 years.
Accessible to student, enthusiast, and scholar alike, Air Warfare provides the reader argument-settling expertise, lively and entertaining entries, and answers to thousands of questions: Who first used air power against civilians? How did a handful of Royal Air Force aces defeat the mighty Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain? Has bombing alone ever won a war? Where does the future of aerial warfare lie?
hit at the start of his dive, but Bush elected to continue the attack despite the aircraft’s being on fire. Their bombs caused damaging hits to the Japanese facility. One crewman was killed in the crash, and the other’s parachute failed to properly open; Bush was the only survivor. After landing in the water, he was protected by circling aircraft until being rescued by the submarine USS Finback (SS-230). He would go on to a distinguished career in public service, holding America’s highest elected
German military, industrial and economic system, and the undermining of the morale of the German people to a point where their capacity for armed resistance is fatally weakened.” The targets to be struck, in order of priority, were specified as German submarine construction yards, aircraft industry, transportation, oil plants, and other industrial facilities. Phillip S. Meilinger See also Eaker, Ira C.; POINTBLANK; Strategic Bombing References Craven, Frank Wesley, and James Lea Cate. The Army
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ASAT effort during the early 1980s. Launched from a McDonnell-Douglas F-15 Eagle, this two-stage rocket carried a miniature kinetic kill vehicle that used an infrared sensor to home in on the target. A single operational test took place on 13 September 1985 against the Solwind P78-1 satellite, which was destroyed. Political and funding concerns cancelled the program in 1988. The existing Mid-Infrared Advanced Chemical Laser (MIRACL) located at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, is in the
General Strike and the abdication crisis a decade later. Baldwin is perceived today as a key participant in Britain’s reluctance in the 1930s to play any role in the Spanish civil war or to face the growing German menace by rearming. He argued that domestic public opinion would not support such a move. Only toward the end of his leadership did he support a rearmament program, though reflecting little outward concern about the growing European crisis. With Neville Chamberlain, he successfully kept