One Hundred Years of Air Power and Aviation

One Hundred Years of Air Power and Aviation

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In this precise, interpretive and informative volume, Higham looks at everything from the roots of strategic bombing and tactical air power to the lessons learned and unlearned during the invasion of Ethiopia, the war in China and the Spanish Civil War. He also considers the problems posed by jet aircraft in Korea and the use of Patriot missiles in the Persian Gulf. He covers anti-guerrilla operations, doctrine, industrial activities and equipment, as well as the development of commercial airlines.In June 1942, just as in the Pacific where the Battle of Midway marked the turning point of the Allied fortunes, so in Europe ... The Westland Lysander (ER 2.6) was replaced as an observation plane by the Kittyhawk, and the Bristol Blenheims and ... an organization that could leapfrog squadrons up and down the battlefield so that troops could have continuous air cover. ... and to the development of radar ower and Aviation landing beacons that could be planted as a guide for 126 Alliedanbsp;...

Title:One Hundred Years of Air Power and Aviation
Author:Robin D. S. Higham
Publisher:Texas A&M University Press - 2003


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