Rolling Thunder: Jet Combat from World War II to the Gulf War

Rolling Thunder: Jet Combat from World War II to the Gulf War

by Ivan Rendall
     
 
To the victor goes the skies...

Jet aviation began as a dynamic, if underutilized, part of a desperate race between Hitler's scientists and the Allies. Today it is an indispensable component of warfare: space-age machines, incredibly skilled pilots, and weaponry that thinks for itself. Today's top guns strap themselves into electronic-crammed cockpits,

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To the victor goes the skies...

Jet aviation began as a dynamic, if underutilized, part of a desperate race between Hitler's scientists and the Allies. Today it is an indispensable component of warfare: space-age machines, incredibly skilled pilots, and weaponry that thinks for itself. Today's top guns strap themselves into electronic-crammed cockpits, hurtle billion-dollar aircraft against concussive G-forces, evade radar behind electronic cloaks, and fire weapons with deadly pinpoint control. In this dramatic, action-packed history, we witness Allied propeller planes dogfighting German Me 262 jets at the end of World War II; America's first jet aces making kills in Korea; the Israeli Air Force's stunning victory against its Arab neighbors and Soviet planes; and the feat of the British Harrier force in the Falklands. From Vietnam to the Gulf War, Rolling Thunder tells a story of tactics, innovations, breakthroughs, and battles, as fighting men and machines push each other to the edge—and beyond....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440236399
Publisher:
Dell Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.27(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.17(d)

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