Военная история → Winged Shield, Winged Sword: A History of the United States Air Force. Volume 1 - 1907-1950
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Название: Winged Shield, Winged Sword: A History of the United States Air Force. Volume 1 - 1907-1950
Автор: Bernard C. Nalty (Ed)
Издательство: U.S. Air Force
Формат: PDF в RAR
Размер: 7,8 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
Throughout its first century, military aviation helped advance the interests of the United States. From a curiosity, fragile and of uncertain value, the warplane has become a devastating weapon. Moreover, ballistic missiles and surveillance satellites have joined aircraft in this aerial array. In these two volumes, the authors try to describe and analyze, in the context of national policy and international rivalries, the evolution of land-based air power since the United States Army in 1907 established an Aeronautical Division responsible to the Chief Signal Officer. This work, in addition to commemorating the Air Force's 50th anniversary, also commemorates almost 100 years of progress in the design and use of aerial weaponry. By placing airmen and their machines in an appropriate context, it provides a clearer understanding of the central role of the Air Force in current American defense policy. Volume I, containing the first 12 chapters, begins with balloons and the earliest heavier-than-air machines.