The Art of Air Power

The Art of Air Power
Title The Art of Air Power PDF eBook
Author Sanu Kainikara
Publisher
Pages 462
Release 2009
Genre Air power
ISBN 9781920800345

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Box Top Air Power

Box Top Air Power
Title Box Top Air Power PDF eBook
Author Thomas Graham
Publisher Schiffer Publishing
Pages 0
Release 2008
Genre Design
ISBN 9780764329647

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Showcasing some of the most recognized and dynamic examples of aviation art ever produced, the paintings here appeared on model airplane kit boxes. Generations of hobbyists have enjoyed these colorful and inspiring paintings that graced model packaging in hobby shops. More than 170 of the most memorable examples are displayed in full color. They chronicle aviation history from the Wright Brothers' Kitty Hawk Flier to the Apollo Lunar Module, including many of the best-known aircraft in aviation history. Among the many artists whose works are portrayed are Tom Morgan, John Steel, Jack Leynnwood, Lorenzo Ghiglieri, Jim Cox, John Amendola, Ray Gaedke, Jo Kotula, and Dick Locher. In the well-researched text, these artists tell personal stories behind their art in their own words. This book will be treasured by aviation enthusiasts, model builders, and everyone who has fond memories of their model building days.




Command Of The Air

Command Of The Air
Title Command Of The Air PDF eBook
Author General Giulio Douhet
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
Pages 327
Release 2014-08-15
Genre History
ISBN 1782898522

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In the pantheon of air power spokesmen, Giulio Douhet holds center stage. His writings, more often cited than perhaps actually read, appear as excerpts and aphorisms in the writings of numerous other air power spokesmen, advocates-and critics. Though a highly controversial figure, the very controversy that surrounds him offers to us a testimonial of the value and depth of his work, and the need for airmen today to become familiar with his thought. The progressive development of air power to the point where, today, it is more correct to refer to aerospace power has not outdated the notions of Douhet in the slightest In fact, in many ways, the kinds of technological capabilities that we enjoy as a global air power provider attest to the breadth of his vision. Douhet, together with Hugh “Boom” Trenchard of Great Britain and William “Billy” Mitchell of the United States, is justly recognized as one of the three great spokesmen of the early air power era. This reprint is offered in the spirit of continuing the dialogue that Douhet himself so perceptively began with the first edition of this book, published in 1921. Readers may well find much that they disagree with in this book, but also much that is of enduring value. The vital necessity of Douhet’s central vision-that command of the air is all important in modern warfare-has been proven throughout the history of wars in this century, from the fighting over the Somme to the air war over Kuwait and Iraq.




John Warden and the Renaissance of American Air Power

John Warden and the Renaissance of American Air Power
Title John Warden and the Renaissance of American Air Power PDF eBook
Author John Andreas Olsen
Publisher Potomac Books, Inc.
Pages 603
Release 2011
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1597973238

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Dr. John Andreas Olsen has written an insightful, compelling biography of retired U.S. Air Force colonel John A. Warden III, the brilliant but controversial air warfare theorist and architect of Operation Desert Storm s air campaign. Warden s radical ideas about air power s purposes and applications, promulgated at the expense of his own career, sparked the ongoing revolution in military affairs. Legendary in defense circles, Warden is also the author of "The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat" (republished by Brassey s, Inc. in 1989). Presenting both the positives and negatives of Warden s personality and impact in this objective portrait, Olsen offers a trenchant analysis of his revolutionary ideas and great accomplishments. "




The Art of Air Power

The Art of Air Power
Title The Art of Air Power PDF eBook
Author RAAF Air Power Development Centre
Publisher
Pages
Release 2011
Genre Aeronautics, Military
ISBN 9781920800581

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A Century of Air Power

A Century of Air Power
Title A Century of Air Power PDF eBook
Author David Sloggett
Publisher Pen and Sword
Pages 240
Release 2013-07-18
Genre History
ISBN 178159192X

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No other technical development since the introduction of gunpowder has had as great an influence on warfare as the aircraft. From its early beginnings as simply a means of aerial reconnaissance to its utter supremacy on the battlefield, the aircraft has evolved into the most versatile and precise killing machine known to man.??In this wide-ranging and comprehensive study, David Sloggett, an internationally-respected defence analyst, investigates the changing role and increasing significance of air power over the course of the previous 100 years. This is accomplished by detailing every major conflict during that period including not only the two world wars and the recent conflicts in the Middle East but also the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Falklands War and Russian use of air power in Afghanistan. Air power's role in Malaya, Oman, Kenya and in Northern Ireland is also explained. ??A Century of Air Power is the most important study of the use of military aircraft ever undertaken and as such provides valuable lessons for the future – not only for the commanders who have to apply these all-powerful weapons but also for the politicians who have to determine its use.




The Art of Aerial Warfare

The Art of Aerial Warfare
Title The Art of Aerial Warfare PDF eBook
Author Colonel Usaf David a Moore
Publisher CreateSpace
Pages 108
Release 2012-09-21
Genre
ISBN 9781479364749

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The author presents a stimulating paper about conducting aerial warfare, defined as the use of "the destructive instrument of airpower applied against an enemy in time of war." He challenges Airmen to acquire mental agility commensurate with the unprecedented flexibility of their instruments. The author fills a critical gap in aerial warfare literature. Most works focus on the technical or tactical aspects of the profession and medium, but stop short of discussions of the broader nature of war itself. Consideration of war in that larger sense is essential for those who seek to understand and especially apply air and space power in combat. The author beings with the Clausewitzian assumption, easily accepted in theory but difficult to maintain during combat, that was has the purpose of achieving political goals and that almost any reason for fighting a war has or soon acquires a political dimension. As he points out, the most difficult cases arise when the political objectives are difficult to reconcile with the reality of warfare: violence and casualties. His discussion of the many obstacles to achieving military and political aims raises many issues facing Airmen today and does not hesitate to take unequivocal positions. His clear and compelling examination of the changing context of warfare makes a strong case that the enemy's fielded forces are still the best targets of airpower. His consideration of the tension between the "seductiveness" of the incremental approach and legitimate need for political authorities to modulate the use of airpower is stimulating and forceful. His discussion of Douhet and the enduring fascination with "strategic attack" merits the consideration of those who plan modern aerial campaign.