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26-05-2015, 15:27

The Role of the Bomber

The Role of the Bomber
Author: Ronald W Clarke
The Role of the Bomber
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 16.7 MB

Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, The Role of the Bomber describes the changing strategic and tactical operations of the bomber from the days of ballooning to the present Within half a century of the Wright brothers' pioneering flight at Kittyhawk in 1903, the manned bomber grew from a military curiosity to become an apocalyptic threat looming over whole nations. In the following quarter of a century, as missiles began to dominate the battlefield, the bomber began a return flight from strategic to tactical duties and a future in which its role, its very definition, would be qualified. The role of the bomber, always significant in twentieth-century warfare, has often been different from that predicted—surprisingly effective at sea, but unexpectedly limited in the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts.

The Role of the Bomber