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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Robotic Air Warfare 1917Â?2007
     

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Robotic Air Warfare 1917Â?2007

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by Steven J. Zaloga, Ian Palmer
 

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the most dynamic field of aerospace technology, and have only emerged from the shadows recently, despite having been in use for decades. After some limited use in World War II, UAVs emerged as substitutes for manned reconnaissance aircraft in missions deemed too dangerous to risk an aircrew. This book examines the development of UAV

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the most dynamic field of aerospace technology, and have only emerged from the shadows recently, despite having been in use for decades. After some limited use in World War II, UAVs emerged as substitutes for manned reconnaissance aircraft in missions deemed too dangerous to risk an aircrew. This book examines the development of UAV technology and speculates on its future potential. Packed with rare, recently declassified photographs and detailed full-colour cutaways, this title goes on to investigate the deployment of UAVs, from early Israeli airforce use to their current role over Iraq and Afghanistan today.

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“Author Zaloga along with some superb photographs and the illustrations of Ian Palmer, tells the story of these vehicles from their earliest inception to the current range of vehicles to those being developed for the future. A story that has really just begun and is as fascinating today as it was when first developed. A book I know you will find interesting and informative. Highly recommended along with all of Osprey's titles in this series.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (October 2008)

“...offers a detailed survey of the design, development and history of warfare machinery through the ages. From the early development of the technology to how it has changed combat over the years, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is an excellent addition to military libraries, as is any other series title from Osprey.” —Midwest Book Review (January 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849089661
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/20/2011
Series:
New Vanguard , #144
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Hugh Johnson is a highly experienced and talented freelance digital illustrator who has completed a number of books for Osprey including New Vanguard 102: T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944Â?2004, New Vanguard 117: Jeeps 1941Â?45 and Fortress 030: Fort Eben Emael. He lives in Surrey, UK.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Robotic Air Warfare 1917-2007 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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