AWACS and Hawkeyes: The Complete History of Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
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AWACS and Hawkeyes: The Complete History of Airborne Early Warning Aircraft

by Edwin Armistead
     
 

Airborne early warning aircraft systems-most often referred to as "AWACS"- are among the most significant elements of modern air forces; by placing powerful radar units atop airborne aircraft, air forces are able to vector friendly fighters directly to enemy aircraft, allowing smaller fighter forces to more effectively patrol larger areas.

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Overview

Airborne early warning aircraft systems-most often referred to as "AWACS"- are among the most significant elements of modern air forces; by placing powerful radar units atop airborne aircraft, air forces are able to vector friendly fighters directly to enemy aircraft, allowing smaller fighter forces to more effectively patrol larger areas.

This authoritative book details the history of AWACS around the world, from the first combination of aircraft and radar in the 1930s to today's highly sophisticated technologies and hardware.

Complete histories of previously classified programs, technological evolutions, obstacles, and combat operations are provided. A photo section illustrates major aircraft types.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760311400
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/02/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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