Dogfight: True Stories of Dramatic Air Action

Overview


From World War I, where we get a rare insight into the fighter operations over the fields of France, to the incredible Battle of Britain aeronautics, when the bravery of RAF fighter pilots saw off the might of the Luftwaffe, this exciting history places the reader in the cockpit during some of the greatest air battles of modern warfare. The horrifying loss of life inflicted on the Soviet Union by Hitler’s Blitzkrieg offensive is explored here—more than 300 aircraft fell in air-to-air combat in one day. The ...
See more details below
Paperback
$23.33
BN.com price
(Save 6%)$24.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $2.95   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview


From World War I, where we get a rare insight into the fighter operations over the fields of France, to the incredible Battle of Britain aeronautics, when the bravery of RAF fighter pilots saw off the might of the Luftwaffe, this exciting history places the reader in the cockpit during some of the greatest air battles of modern warfare. The horrifying loss of life inflicted on the Soviet Union by Hitler’s Blitzkrieg offensive is explored here—more than 300 aircraft fell in air-to-air combat in one day. The daring exploits of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in their March 6, 1944 attack on Berlin highlights the power of fighter planes when supported by bomber crews. The jet age is heralded in by accounts of the air force’s role in the Vietnam War and the Falklands. The role of reconnaissance aircraft in modern warfare is described alongside the precision of attacking pinpoint targets during the Gulf War in Iraq. This book not only uncovers how the tactics of aerial warfare have changed through each major modern conflict, but also allows the reader to feel like they were there in the skies, alongside these incredible pilots.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752454702
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Alfred Price served as a RAF aircrew officer for more than 15 years. He has written more than 50 books, including Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare, The Last Year of the Luftwaffe, and Supermarine Spitfire Owner's Workshop Manual.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)