Brassey s Air Combat Reader

Brassey s Air Combat Reader

So Roland Garros became the world's first ace as well as the man who revolutionized aerial warfare. He was invited to appear before the Directorate of Military Aeronautics to give his views on this new art of aerial combat.

Author: Walter J. Boyne

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574887525

Category: History

Page: 339

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The acclaimed anthology with contributions from best-selling authors Walter J. Boyne, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Robert Mason
Categories: History

Brassey s Air Combat Reader

Brassey s Air Combat Reader

Showcasing the twentieth century's best writing on the topic of air combat from World War I through the Gulf War, Brassey's Air Combat Reader examines the evolution of air combat strategy and tactics.

Author: Philip Handleman

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612340760

Category: Air warfare

Page: 423

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Showcasing the twentieth century's best writing on the topic of air combat from World War I through the Gulf War, Brassey's Air Combat Reader examines the evolution of air combat strategy and tactics. It includes extracts from memoirs by such legends as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, hair-raising third-person accounts by such great pilots as Douglas Bader and by such heroic leaders as Pete Mitscher, and one compelling work of fiction by best-selling novelist Walter Boyne. Classic writings on the art and science of air warfare by visionaries Billy Mitchell, Giulio Douhet, and others trace the evolut.
Categories: Air warfare

Tiger Check

Tiger Check

Automating the US Air Force Fighter Pilot in Air-to-Air Combat, 1950–1980 Steven A. Fino ... “Letter Report on Relative Aerial Combat Capability of F-80C Versus F-86A,” n.d. K168.16-18, AFHRA. ... Brassey's Air Combat Reader.

Author: Steven A. Fino

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421423289

Category: Science

Page: 449

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How did American fighter pilots respond to the challenges posed by increasing automation? Spurred by their commanders during the Korean War to be “tigers,” aggressive and tenacious American fighter pilots charged headlong into packs of fireball-spewing enemy MiGs, relying on their keen eyesight, piloting finesse, and steady trigger fingers to achieve victory. But by the 1980s, American fighter pilots vanquished their foes by focusing on a four-inch-square cockpit display, manipulating electromagnetic waves, and launching rocket-propelled guided missiles from miles away. In this new era of automated, long-range air combat, can fighter pilots still be considered tigers? Aimed at scholars of technology and airpower aficionados alike, Steven A. Fino’s Tiger Check offers a detailed study of air-to-air combat focusing on three of the US Air Force’s most famed aircraft: the F-86E Sabre, the F-4C Phantom II, and the F-15A Eagle. Fino argues that increasing fire control automation altered what fighter pilots actually did during air-to-air combat. Drawing on an array of sources, as well as his own decade of experience as an F-15C fighter pilot, Fino unpacks not just the technological black box of fighter fire control equipment, but also fighter pilots’ attitudes toward their profession and their evolving aircraft. He describes how pilots grappled with the new technologies, acutely aware that the very systems that promised to simplify their jobs while increasing their lethality in the air also threatened to rob them of the quintessential—albeit mythic—fighter pilot experience. Finally, Fino explains that these new systems often required new, unique skills that took time for the pilots to identify and then develop. Eschewing the typical “great machine” or “great pilot” perspectives that dominate aviation historiography, Tiger Check provides a richer perspective on humans and machines working and evolving together in the air. The book illuminates the complex interactions between human and machine that accompany advancing automation in the workplace.
Categories: Science

Naval Aviation News

Naval Aviation News

Brassey's Air Combat Reader , Historic Feats and Aviation Legends . Batsford Brassey , Inc. , 4380 MacArthur Blvd. NW , Washington , DC 20007. 1999. 336 pp . $ 24.95 . Collections of published aviation literature appear periodically ...



ISBN: UFL:31262072787368

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 242

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Categories: Aeronautics, Military

The Influence of Air Power Upon History

The Influence of Air Power Upon History

The Two O'Clock War Aces in Command Brassey's Air Combat Reader (with Philip Handleman) Beyond the Horizons: The Lockheed Story Beyond the Wild Blue, A History of the USAF, 1947-1997 Clash of Titans Clash of Wings Silver Wings Art in ...

Author: Walter J. Boyne

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783409563

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

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From the New York Times-bestselling author,an analysis of how flight has shaped warfare, politics, diplomacy, technology, and mass culture. In this book, Walter Boyne—former Air Force pilot and director of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum—examines the application of air power from the earliest days of the balloon down to the current era of space warfare, and postulates some startling new theories. The author unerringly depicts the contributions made by the people and planes of each era, some of them famous, some virtually unknown, but all vitally important. He highlights the critical competence of individuals at every step of the way, comparing the works of Guilio Douhet, William Mitchell, John Warden, and others philosophically, even as he compares the combat capabilities of leaders such as Hugh Trenchard, Bomber Harris, Herman Goering, Curtis LeMay, and Henry “Hap” Arnold. Aircraft, their weapons, and their employment are given equal treatment, and Boyne shares controversial, thought-provoking views on World War II bombings and air power in the Vietnam War.
Categories: Transportation

Spitfire to Reaper

Spitfire to Reaper

Air Ministry. Bomber Command Continues: The Air Ministry Account of the Rising Offensive against Germany July 1941–June 1942. ... Raiders of the Reich: Air Battle Western Europe: 1942–45. ... Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats ...

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750990219

Category: History

Page: 224

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Since the Luftwaffe’s 1940 Eagle Day attack on Britain, aerial warfare and its accompanying technology has changed almost beyond recognition. The piston engine was replaced by the jet and the pilot in some cases has been completely replaced by a computer. Carpet bombing became GPS and laser pinpointed. Whereas a bomber’s greatest enemy was once fighters and flak, these dangers morphed into air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles. In this new book, Anthony Tucker-Jones charts the remarkable evolution of aerial warfare over time, from the iconic Supermarine Spitfire to the infamous unmanned Reaper drone.
Categories: History

The Joseph M Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina

The Joseph M  Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina

... 184 Boy's Life of General Pershing , A , 60 Brassey's Air Combat Reader , 27 Brassey's Companion to the British Army , 141 Brave Belgians , 34 Break the News to Mother , 265 Breaking the Heart of the World , 48 Bretherton , Khaki or ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Sudduth

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035903

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 428

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Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina: An Illustrated Catalogue provides a reference tool for the study of one of the great watershed moments in history on both sides of the Atlantic serving historians, researchers, and collectors.
Categories: World War, 1914-1918

NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat

NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat

Airforce Magazine: Canada's Air Force Heritage Voice (multiple issues) Annual Historical Report: 409 (AW) Fighter ... Arthur, True Canadian Heroes in the Air (2004) Boyne, Walter & Philip Handleman, Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic ...

Author: Gordon A.A. Wilson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459704114

Category: History

Page: 288

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Explore the history of the Canadian air defence of North America during the Cold War. NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat is the history of the air defence of Canada during the Cold War era. The reader is taken into the Top Secret world of NORAD, the joint Canadian-American North American Air Defence network. Ride along with the aircrew in their cockpit as they fight an electronic joust in the skies. Go deep underground to the Command Centre as the Air Weapons controllers plot the air war on their radar screens. Visit the radar sites deep in the Canadian bush as they struggle to provide the radar data for an electronic air battle happening overhead. An actual NORAD exercise on 10 May 1973, called Amalgam Mute, is used as an example. This exercise tested that NORAD was honouring its motto: Deter, Detect, Destroy, and was protecting North America from aerial threat. There is an extensive explanation of the aircraft, squadrons, weapons, radar, and radar sites involved. Included are two personal accounts of the first interception of a Soviet "Bear" bomber off the coast of Canada, and the first Canadian fighter interceptor pilot to win the coveted United States Air Force "Top Gun" award.
Categories: History

First Blue

First Blue

Taylor , Theodore , " Turn On the Lights , " from The Magnificent Mitscher , reprinted in Brassey's Air Combat Reader , edited by Walter J. Boyne and Philip Handleman ( Washington , 1999 ) . Thompson , Warren , “ Show Time , " Airpower ...

Author: Robert K. Wilcox

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429909943

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Remarkable Story of a True Hero of American Aviation The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels are the most famous flight demonstration team in the world. While millions of aviation enthusiasts see their shows every year, the story of the man who formed the squadron has never been told. He is Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, a World War II Ace and one of only two aviators ever to command the Blue Angels twice. First Blue details the epic journey of an unassuming man whose strong character and desire to fly launched him into a life of drama, heroism, and accomplishment unique in his field. Because he wanted to serve his country during World War II, a young Butch Voris found himself flying fighter planes as part of the pitifully prepared and outmanned front in the early stages of the Pacific theater. He was nearly killed there but went on to be a leader in one of the most fearsome naval air squadrons in the Pacific. As a pilot, Butch is unquestionably in the same class as more recognized aviator heroes such as Chuck Yeager and Pappy Boyington. While his World War II experience alone could comprise a book, Butch may be best known for his efforts in the creation of the naval air demonstration team, the Blue Angels. After the war, Voris was personally chosen by Admiral Nimitz to start the Blue Angels and to lead them, first in prop planes and later in jets. The story of his efforts is as exciting as it is inspirational, and it's told here in meticulous detail and with great humor. Today the Blue Angels still follow traditions established by Butch. Butch's involvement in military flight didn't end with the Blue Angels; he became a major player in the development of the F-14 Tomcat and NASA's Lunar Explorer Module for Grumman. Butch dedicated his life to his work, and here, finally, is the remarkable, untold account of this true American aviation pioneer and hero: a man whose life had unparalleled influence on naval aviation and whose legacy continues to inspire millions of Americans each year.
Categories: History