U.S. Guided Missiles: An Illustrated History from Cold War to Present Day

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Until now, there has never been a comprehensive number-by-number encyclopedic directory of every single U.S. guided missile system ever built. This book covers the exotic winged cruise missiles of the Cold War, the air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons used in Vietnam and Desert Storm, Navy air-defense interceptor missiles, all the ICBMs, plus secret projects and little known types that will intrigue any military history buff.
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Overview

Until now, there has never been a comprehensive number-by-number encyclopedic directory of every single U.S. guided missile system ever built. This book covers the exotic winged cruise missiles of the Cold War, the air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons used in Vietnam and Desert Storm, Navy air-defense interceptor missiles, all the ICBMs, plus secret projects and little known types that will intrigue any military history buff.
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speedreaders.info - Don Capps
"....Another gap that Yenne fills is not readily apparent but becomes blindingly obvious once you realize it: this is a proper reference book that you can hold in your hands, not a website that you stare at on your computer screen. That in and of itself makes this offering remarkable. In this day and age where digital reigns, it is heartening to see that even a data-intensive compendium such as this being done in book form." -speedreaders.info, January 2013
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780859791625
  • Publisher: Crecy Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 794,525
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Yenne has traveled far and wide to research his topics and to shoot the photographs that have appeared in his books. He has flown in the jump seat of a B-52 and has worked with the legendary U.S. Air Force commander, General Curtis E. LeMay, to produce Superfortress: The B-29 and American Airpower in World War II, which Publisher's Weekly described as "an eloquent tribute". Yenne is the author of more than 75 non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics, from history to popular cultrue to transportation.
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