Автор: Walter J. Boyne Название: Air Warfare: An International Encyclopedia Издательство: ABC-CLIO Год: 2002 Формат: PDF Страниц: 808 Размер: 9,03 Мb Язык: английский
This encyclopedia of war in the air documents the entire history of aerial combat - from the primitive biplanes of World War I to the sophisticated stealth fighters of the 21st century.More than 100 scholars and experts - many with personal combat experience - offer researched articles on the famous aces, designers, battles, air campaigns, weapons and flying machines of air warfare's first 90 years.Accessible to student, enthusiast and scholar alike, the book aims to provide the reader with argument-settling expertise and answers to questions such as: who first used air power against civilians?; how did a handful of Royal Air Force aces defeat the mighty Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain?; has bombing alone ever won a war?; and where does the future of aerial warfare lie?Also included are full discussions of aviation lore, descriptions of famous aerial exploits,combats aces, airplane makers, and other visionaries.