Overview
More
Overview
Specs
Author
Reviews
Editions Available

Air Warfare

Thomas Newdick

The first aerial warfare took place in 1911, but since then the weapons, techniques and outcome of warfighting in the air have changed immensely. Air Warfare is a comprehensive history of airborne warfare, from the first pre-WWI skirmishes in converted... Read moreRead less

The first aerial warfare took place in 1911, but since then the weapons, techniques and outcome of warfighting in the air have changed immensely. Air Warfare is a comprehensive history of airborne warfare, from the first pre-WWI skirmishes in converted reconnaissance aircraft to present-day operations in the Middle East and Asia.

The very first fighters and bombers were simple flying machines from which the pilot or navigator would aim a gun or ‘dumb’ bomb visually, leaning out into the slipstream. In contrast, modern warplanes are capable of destroying a target without ever seeing what they are firing at, using laser guidance and GPS to pinpoint the enemy.

Illustrated with action photographs and full-colour artworks, the chronologically ordered chapters outline the developments and landmarks in aerial combat through the decades, focusing on campaigns including the Spanish Civil War, the Blitzkrieg which began World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Falklands conflict. The book ends with an analysis of the use of U.S. and allied air power to fight insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Format: 305 x 227mm
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 90,000
Illustrations: 310 col & b/w photos & a/ws

Thomas Newdick

An aviation and defence writer and editor, Thomas Newdick is based in Germany, from where he has researched and written numerous articles for various specialist magazines and journals examining aviation – both military and civilian, 20th century military history, and defence technology. He is a regular contributor to Combat Aircraft and Aircraft Illustrated magazines. He is on the editorial... Read moreRead less

There is a newer Amber trade edition available as Air Combat.

Buy now:

You might also like...

Recently viewed