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
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 - 14 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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