The Second World War's Military Legacy: The Atomic Bomb and Much More

The Second World War's Military Legacy: The Atomic Bomb and Much More

by David Wragg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781593189
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 11/02/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates vii

Introduction x

Section 1 General 1

1 Nuclear Weapons 3

2 Alliances and Exercises 9

3 Radar 13

4 Electronic Warfare 19

5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) 26

6 Combined Operations 27

7 Special Forces 34

8 Bomb Disposal 41

Section 2 In The Air 45

Overview 47

9 The Cruise Missile 49

10 The Ballistic Missile 53

11 Stand-Off Bombs 57

12 Surface-to-Air Missiles 62

13 Jet Engines 69

14 Helicopters 74

15 Interceptors 87

16 Interdictors 90

17 Air Re-supply 100

18 Heavy Lift 124

19 Ejection Seats 130

20 Search & Rescue 132

Section 3 On the Ground 135

Overview 137

21 Four-Wheel Drive 139

22 Amphibious Vehicles 145

23 Ground-Air Coordination 148

24 Jerry Cans 151

Section 4 At Sea 153

Overview 155

25 Landing Ships and Landing Craft 157

26 Frigates 162

27 Improved Fleet Train 166

28 Sweeping Influence Mines 167

29 Air Defence Ships 170

30 Anti-Submarine Warfare 174

31 Containers 180

Bibliography 183

Index 184

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