Archive for Items Categorized 'Military', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Clive Semple
“I must now enjoy myself and not worry, otherwise I shall get nerves and that won’t do.” Far more than merely the story of a pilot, this is a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a young man with hopes, illusions, and—luck.
by Mikael Forslund
How the Swedes got their Spitfires (postwar) is one of those on again/off again stories, but, given what use they were put to, it may have kept the Cold War a degree cooler.
by Erik Simonsen
How do military aircraft make the cut to be selected for active duty? And the ones that didn’t, what would they have looked like if they had made it into service? On the latter score, this book is a winner.
by Mike Roussel
Air racing was once a big thing, seemingly the catalyst for advancing aircraft technology and also public buy-in. By looking at only the Schneider Trophy, and from a very European point of view, this book is limited in its answers.
by Matthew Willis
Meet the “most reviled aircraft of WW II.” And find out why things aren’t as bad as all that. It did stay in service until the mid-1950s so it must have done something right!
by Glenn White
Only 17 known complete survivors of the iconic WWII bomber exist worldwide and this thoroughly illustrated book takes you to and inside them.
by Bill Yenne
Drone activities may be in the news a lot but in fact much remains—and rightly so given their purpose—behind closed doors. Yenne’s book is an excellent primer not only on what drones are capable of but how they fit into the arsenal.
Sergey Komissarov & Yefim Gordon
Duck and cover—lest a giant flying ship blows you over! These exotic things have been around on paper since the 1920s and in flight since 1935 but you still get a look of disbelief. Their day may come again.
by Tony Chong
You may think you know what all came out of Northrop Grumman over the years. You don’t; even if you worked there . . . This book will add a whole new list of names to drop at your next party.
by Mark A. Frankel & Tommy H. Thomason
Jets behaved like nothing before them; accident rates soared. It wasn’t until 1948 that the military had a proper jet trainer—developed with private funds! This splendid book takes us from biplane to high-tech simulator.
by Robert Gretzyngier & Wojtek Matusiak
If you know your American Revolution history you know there is an American connection to this Polish Air Force squadron. If you’ve run out of ways to customize your MiG-29 kits this book will give you lots of ideas.
by Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov
The first mass-produced Soviet jet bomber is worth a look for many reasons, both technical and historical.