A world of flying machines is waiting to be explored. Jet airplanes, helicopters, gliders, and seaplanes are just some of the incredible flying vehicles you will find inside this exciting book. Discover the history of aviation, the science of flight, and the many jobs performed by magnificent flying..
Since they first took to the skies more than 80 years ago, military aircraft have been variously daubed, cunningly camouflaged and boastfully personalized. This superb overview spans the entire history of this fascinating art form, depicting more than 100 aircraft types from World War I SPADs to the..
This title charts the history of women's involvement in aviation, exploring how American and British women donned goggles and gloves to fly through a predominantly masculine world and onwards into an age of aviation equality...
Describes the principles and techniques of contemporary fighter plane combat as it has developed since the Vietnam War, including maneuvering, using pulse-Doppler radar, and training with computerized simulations..
Utilizing a fascinating "chronicle" format that records historical events as if they had just occurred, this book recounts the history of aircraft--a history encompassing less than 100 years--with an exciting immediacy & urgency. Each year begins with a page chronologically summarizing major eve..
Focusing on six weapons which changed the course of history, this is a chronicle of the history of warfare and cultural change from Agincourt to the Falklands War. Each chapter is devoted to a single weapon, and tells the story of the battle in which it emerged as a truly decisive force...
Now, at the start of the 21st century, much of warfare is waged from the air, not on the ground. High-flying, high-tech air forces around the world keep breaking barriers in speed and in stealthiness. Find out how we got to this point, and where the modern air force will soar to in the future. Helpe..