eBook The History of Air Forces Around the World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622751469
  • ISBN-13: 9781622751464
  • DDC: 358.4009
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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The introduction of aircraft to the world’s armed forces helped produce some of the greatest advances in modern warfare and the led to the creation of air forces in many of the world’s militaries. This title’s comprehensive coverage of these developments makes it a must-read for history buffs, military enthusiasts, and fans of aeronautics alike. With specialized content dedicated to the missile age and the use of aircraft in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq wars, this book is highly relevant for anybody seeking to understand the new types of off-the-ground technologies—including unmanned aerial vehicles—that have become key for armed forces in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What is an Air Force?.
2: Air Power Through World War I.
3: Air Power from c. 1918 to 1945.
4: Air Power from c. 1950 to c. 1991.
5: Air Power in the Missile Age.
6: Major Air Forces of the World.
7: The United States Air Force.
8: History of the United States Air Force.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.