Air Power at the Battlefront: Allied Close Air Support in Europe 1943-45 [NOOK Book]

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Ian Gooderson presents a study of close air support in World War II, with the analysis focusing on the use of tactical air power by British and American forces during the campaigns in Italy and northwestern Europe between 1943 and 1945.
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Air Power at the Battlefront: Allied Close Air Support in Europe 1943-45

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Overview

Ian Gooderson presents a study of close air support in World War II, with the analysis focusing on the use of tactical air power by British and American forces during the campaigns in Italy and northwestern Europe between 1943 and 1945.
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Presents a study of close air support within the historical context of WWII, with analysis focusing on the use of tactical air power by British and American forces during the campaigns in Italy and Northwest Europe in 1943-45. Examines aspects such as the nature of Operational Research of the period, features of aircraft, the effectiveness of fighter-bombers and ground artillery, and their effectiveness in the interdiction role. Paper edition (unseen), $24.50. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136305955
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Series: Studies in Air Power
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 11 MB
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables and Diagrams
Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Introduction 1
1 Operational Research 6
2 Flawed Instruments: The Allied Air Support Systems, 1943-45 22
3 The Fighter-Bomber Weapon, 1943-45 57
4 The Flying Spearhead: Close Support for Allied Mobile and Airborne Operations 84
5 Allied Fighter-Bombers versus German Armoured Forces: Myths and Realities 103
6 Heavy and Medium Bombers in the Close Support Role 125
7 Fighter-Bombers and Artillery: A Comparison of Effectiveness 165
8 The Cost Effectiveness of Close Air Support: A Comparison with Armed Reconnaissance 199
9 Conclusion 227
App.: Dive Bombing Attack where Flak Is Light (Diagram III, Chapter 3) 248
App.: Dive Bombing Attack where Flak Is Intense (Diagram IV, Chapter 3) 249
App.: Allied Fighter-Bomber Versus German Armoured Forces (Chapter 5) 250
App.: Heavy and Medium Bombers in the Close Support Role (Chapter 6) 251
App.: The Cost Effectiveness of Close Air Support (Chapter 8) 252
Note on Source Material 253
Bibliography 265
Index 275
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