Название: Modern Fighter Aircraft Technology and Tactics
Автор: Anthony Thornborough
Издательство: Patrick Stephens Limited
Формат: JPG в RAR
Размер: 26,4 Мб
ISBN: 85260 426 3
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
Designing, building, maintaining and flying modern fighters has become an incredibly complex and expensive business, and one which is becoming increasingly mind-boggling in its breadth. This has as much to do with the ancillary technology stuffed into, and strapped onto, modern military aircraft as the inevitable technological growth in airframes and propulsion, creating a veritable minefield of terminology derived from increasingly compartmentalized sciences.
Tactics at the sharp end, too, constantly being reshaped by these new technologies, continue to grow at such a pace that only a privileged few are able to keep up with the multifarious developments around the world. And in the aftermath of the Cold War, it is becoming increasingly clear that East and West created many diverging rather than copy-cat technological solutions in response to each other's real and perceived military developments, further complicating the issue! Hopefully, the NATO-Russian Partnership for Peace deal signed in June 1994 will be the harbinger of an exciting new era in cooperative development, however good competition might be at preserving the technical edge.