U.S. Air Force by the Numbers

U.S. Air Force by the Numbers

by Lisa M. Bolt Simons


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How many inches separate fighter jets flying in a diamond formation? How many seconds does it take an airman to put together and take apart an M16 training rifle? Find these answers plus more amazing high impact stats and numbers that define the U.S. Air Force.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476551234
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Military by the Numbers
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: NC1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Lisa M. Bolt Simons, a teacher by day, has published several nonfiction children’s books, as well as articles in various publications. She’s been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers/Loft Award in Children’s Literature Honorable Mention, and a Shabo Award from The Loft Literary Center. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and teen twins.

Table of Contents

Fast, faster, fastest — The 1-2-3s of becoming an airman — Weapons — Today's Air Force — Working the sky and space — The Air Force in 3s — Bombers of World War II — Fighters and aces in World War II — The "Torture Chamber" — Becoming a pilot — Operation enduring freedom-Afghanistan — The Air Force in 7s — Unmanned aerial vehicles.

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