Aviation

Articles on the birth of aviation and its commercial and military applications.  s

Articles on the birth of aviation and its commercial and military applications.  s


Fleet Air Arm

Fleet Air Arm — Defending Britain’s Navy

The following article on the Fleet Air Arm is an excerpt from The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. In the British military the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) is the branch of the Royal Navy designated responsible for the operation of naval aircraft. It…

strategic air command planes

The Strategic Air Command (SAC): A History

The following article on the Strategic Air Command is an excerpt from Warren Kozak's Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In 1948, U.S. Air Force General Curtis LeMay was summoned back from Germany, where he was in charge of the Berlin Airlift, which provided criticial…

b-52 bomber

The B-52 Bomber: The Air Force’s Workhorse

The following article on the B-52 bomber is an excerpt from Warren Kozak's Curtis LeMay: Strategist and Tactician. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Many of the modern weapons systems built after World War II were built with the hope that they would never be used. From 1941 to 1945,…

air supremacy

Air Supremacy: Attempts to Control the Skies

The following article on air supremacy is an excerpt from Bill Yenne's book Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Origins of the US Struggle for Air Supremacy The story of America's struggle to achieve air supremacy in…

us air force history

US Air Force History

The following article on US Air Force history is an excerpt from Bill Yenne's book Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. US Air Force History In late 1941 and early 1942 the top British and American military leaders…

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