Military Aircraft, 1919-1945: An Illustrated History of Their Impact

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - 348 pages
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Military Aircraft, 1919-1945: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers a crucial era in modern warfare technology. Ranging from the development of airpower doctrines in the aftermath of World War I to the aircraft and missions that put those doctrines into action during World War II, it provides an expert summing-up of the decades when the use of aircraft in battle came of age.

In chapters covering both the history of air power and specific types of aircraft (fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and auxiliary planes), Military Aircraft, 1919-1945 introduces key theorists and designers, describes important changes in technology and production, and recreates spectacular episodes from Pearl Harbor to the London Blitz to the Enola Gay. Readers will see the dramatic impact of the first generation of modern military aircraft on land and sea. They will also see how the expansion of war to the skies brought economic opportunity to some home fronts, and looming terror and devastation to others.

 

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Table des matières

Military Aviation in the Interwar Years 19191939
1
Military Aviation in World War II 19391945
37
Fighter and Attack Aircraft
79
Bomber Aircraft
123
Reconnaissance and Auxiliary Aircraft
165
Naval Aircraft
195
Aircraft by Country
235
Aircraft in Alphabetical Order
238
Glossary of Terms
319
A Selective Bibliography of Military Aircraft 19191945
323
Index
329
About the Authors
349
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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Justin D. Murphy, Ph.D., is professor of history and director of the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom Honors Program at Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX. He is the author of ABC-CLIO's Military Aircraft, Origins to 1918.

Matthew A. McNiece is instructor of history and political science at Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX. He is a contributing author to ABC-CLIO's The Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and Military History and The Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social, and Military History.

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