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 USS Alabama (Images of America)
USS Alabama (Images of America)
USS Alabama
Author: Kent Whitaker, Bill Tunnell
Arcadia Publishing
Images of America
2013
ISBN-13: 978-1467110211
Pages: 128
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 70 MB

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 The RAAF Mirage Story
The RAAF Mirage Story
Author: M. R. Susans
The RAAF Mirage Story
Royal Australian Air Force Museum
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 168
Language: English
Size: 15.4 MB

The RAAF Mirage Story is a compilation of personal accounts by those who built, maintained and operated the RAAF Mirage. It is not an official history but is a story as recalled by those who took part.
The Marcel Dassault Mirage III came into service with the French Air Force in the late 1950's. Thirty years later variants still fly in France and places like Israel, South Africa and The Argentine; other countries seek refurbished aircraft. The Mirage has been distinguished in war service, claiming somewhere between 600 and 1 000 kills, perhaps more. After 25 years service with the RAAF, the Mirage III0 is to be withdrawn from operational service. The stories and impressions chronicled in this book testify to the importance of the Mirage to the RAAF and to Australia, to its quite specific limitations and most importantly to the affection that grew with experience with this great and beautiful aircraft.

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 Imperial Airways (1924-1940)
Imperial Airways (1924-1940)
Author: Collective
Imperial Airways (1924-1940)
Kelsey Publishing
Aeroplane Classic Airliner)
ISBN: 1909786411
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 100
Size: 33 Mb
Language: English

Imperial Airways (1924-1940) (Aeroplane Classic Airliner)

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 Modeling Human and Organizational Behavior: Application to Military Simulations
Modeling Human and Organizational Behavior: Application to Military Simulations
Author: Richard W. Pew, Anne S. Mavor
Modeling Human and Organizational Behavior: Application to Military Simulations
National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309060966
1998
Format: PDF
Size: 7,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 432
Simulations are widely used in the military for training personnel, analyzing proposed equipment, and rehearsing missions, and these simulations need realistic models of human behavior. This book draws together a wide variety of theoretical and applied research in human behavior modeling that can be considered for use in those simulations. It covers behavior at the individual, unit, and command level.

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 Israel: A History
Israel: A History
Author: Anita Shapira
Israel: A History (The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies)
Brandeis
2012
Format: PDF
Size: 17.8 Mb
Language: English

Written by one of Israel's most notable scholars, this volume provides a breathtaking history of Israel from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late nineteenth century to the present day. Organized chronologically, the volume explores the emergence of Zionism in Europe against the backdrop of relations among Jews, Arabs, and Turks, and the earliest pioneer settlements in Palestine under Ottoman rule. Weaving together political, social, and cultural developments in Palestine under the British mandate, Shapira creates a tapestry through which to understand the challenges of Israeli nation building, including mass immigration, shifting cultural norms, the politics of war and world diplomacy, and the creation of democratic institutions and a civil society. References to contemporary diaries, memoirs, and literature bring a human dimension to this narrative history of Israel from its declaration of independence in 1948 through successive decades of waging war, negotiating peace, and building a modern state with a vibrant society and culture. Based on archival sources and the most up-to-date scholarly research, this authoritative history is a must-read for anyone with a passionate interest in Israel. Israel: A History will be the gold standard in the field for years to come.

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 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Attack and Close-Support Fighter Bomber
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Attack and Close-Support Fighter Bomber
Author: Jim Winchester
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Attack and Close-Support Fighter Bomber
Pen and Sword Aviation
ISBN: 1844150852
2005
Format: EPUB
Pages: 256
Size: 9 Mb
Language: English

The Skyhawk first entered service with the US Navy almost 50 years ago. It first flew 22 June 1954 and is still in service with various US units and remains the backbone of many of the air forces of those countries to which it has been exported. It was originally conceived as a carrier-borne fighter bomber, but as the aircraft has evolved it has taken on other roles. It is renowned for its strength and survivability in combat.

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 Japan's Secret Weapon: The Kata Factor
Japan's Secret Weapon: The Kata Factor
Author: Boye De Mente
Japan's Secret Weapon: The Kata Factor
Phoenix Books
1990
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 28.3 MB

Kata [kah-tah], which translates as “form, process, way of doing things,” is the Rosetta stone of Japan’s traditional culture – the key that unlocked both the mystery and the mystique associated with how the Japanese did business and conducted their personal and professional affairs. Expressed another way, kata were the cultural molds that created and controlled the traditional behavior of the Japanese and were the source of both their strengths and weaknesses. Still today all dealings in Japan are influenced by the kata that continue to influence the mindset and behavior of the Japanese, yet most foreigners are not aware that they exist. Knowledge of the kata strips away the cultural cloak hiding the Japanese from the outside world and reveals the essence of the famous Japanese Way. For foreigners to deal effectively with the Japanese – in both personal and business matters – they must know when and how to induce them to break the kata molds and behave in a non-Japanese way. Younger generations of Westernized Japanese break the molds until they go to work, then they must conform to the kata that remain in whatever company they join.

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 Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution (General Military)
Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution (General Military)
Author: Richard Ogorkiewicz
Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution (General Military)
Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 1472806700
2015
Format: PDF (Converted)
Size: 11,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 320
Tank presents a comprehensive account of the world-wide evolution of armoured vehicles from their inception a century ago to the present day, starting with a detailed reappraisal of the development of tanks and how they evolved during World War I. By the end of that conflict tanks had gained considerable importance. However, this was not sustained in its immediate aftermath and a revival only began when the British Army started in to experiment in the 1920s with a more mobile use of tanks. The subsequent rise of the importance of armoured vehicles was accompanied by and was partly due to the advances in their design and performance achieved in Europe and America before World War II. The enhanced capabilities that tanks consequently acquired enabled them to become the core of combined-arms, mechanized formations.
Professor Ogorkiewicz has worked in the field of armoured vehicle development since the 1970s, and this is a serious, analytical study on the history of tank development and armoured warfare.

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 Next Generation Naval Vessel Technology
Next Generation Naval Vessel Technology
Next Generation Naval Vessel Technology
Author:
Global Business Media
Pages: 18
Format: PDF
Size: 12 mb
Quality: Good
Language: English
2013

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 Battleship at War: The Epic Story of the USS Washington
Battleship at War: The Epic Story of the USS Washington
Author: Ivan Musicant
Battleship at War: The Epic Story of the USS Washington
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers
1986
Format: PDF
Pages: 404
Language: English
Size: 50.4 MB

Washington was the second of a new class of extremely fast and powerful battleships built after the collapse of the naval limitation treaty. The ship was laid in 1937, commissioned just seven months before Pearl Harbor, and decommissioned after seven very active years. Washington saw service in the North Atlantic, then in all the major campaigns of the Pacific. Musicant, using primarily the ship's log and interviews with dozens of crewmen, has put together an absorbing chronicle of naval war. This is shipboard history; anything that didn't happen on or to the Washington gets short shrift. Musicant is also the author of a history of armored cruisers. Highly recommended for naval buffs and subject collections.

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 A Young Persons Introduction to HMS Victory
A Young Persons Introduction to HMS Victory
A Young Persons Introduction to HMS Victory
Author: William Pearce
Alan Roe
Waterlow Ltd. for Portsmouth Royal Navy Museum Trading Co. Ltd
1982
Pages: 20
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 14 MB

HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. She was also Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent. After 1824, she served as a harbour ship. In 1922, she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, England, and preserved as a museum ship. She is the flagship of the First Sea Lord since October 2012 and is the world's oldest naval ship still in commission.

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 NATO and the Defense of the West
NATO and the Defense of the West
Author: Laurence W. Martin
NATO and the Defense of the West
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 166
Language: English
Size: 13.5 MB

Laurence Martin, acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities on world defense issues, is uniquely qualified to examine and assess the strategic and tactical options open to NATO in its efforts to defend Europe, America's first line of defense, from possible attack. Illuminated with over one hundred specially commissioned and authoritatively researched full color drawings and maps, covering weapons, strategy and tactics.

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 Tonight We Die As Men
Tonight We Die As Men
Author: Ian Gardner & Roger Day
Tonight We Die As Men
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Military
ISBN: 1846033225
2009
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 343
Size: 8 Mb
Language: English

The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment have long been overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion during the D-Day landings were every bit as incredible. This is the astounding story of how, after suffering many immediate casualties on landing, the surviving paratroopers fought on towards their objective against horrendous odds. Using fascinating first-hand accounts of the soldiers and the French civilians who witnessed the Normandy campaign, and illustrated with black and white photographs and maps throughout, the authors offer a unique and comprehensive account of the experiences of the 3rd Battalion from training through to D-Day and beyond.

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 The Afghan War: Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2014
The Afghan War: Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2014
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
The Afghan War: Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2014
Pen and Sword Military
Modern Warfare
ISBN: 1783030208
2014
Format: EPUB
Pages: 128
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

Drugs, war and terrorism were the unholy trinity that brought the US-led air campaign crashing down on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in October 2001 in Operation Enduring Freedom, and this photographic history is a graphic introduction to it. The immediate aim was to eject the Taliban from power, and to capture or kill the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his supporters whom the Taliban were sheltering. The decade-long war that followed, first against the Taliban regime, then against Taliban insurgents, is one of the most controversial conflicts of recent times.

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 The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
Author: Alejandro de Quesada
The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 (1): Nationalist Forces
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Men-at-Arms 495
ISBN: 1782007822
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 50
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

The Spanish Civil War, 1936–39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and aided by the Communist Soviet Union and many volunteers from liberal democracies). Three years of widespread campaigns involved the most modern weapons available.

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 Aviation Archive – British Jet Airliners
Aviation Archive – British Jet Airliners
Author: Martyn Chorlton
Aviation Archive – British Jet Airliners
Kelsey Publishing Group
ISBN: 1909786071, 978-1909786073
2014
Format: PDF
Pages: 100
Size: 79 MB
Language: English

Aeroplane Collectors’ Archive is a series of bookazines produced by a dedicated team of enthusiasts focusing on groups of aircraft from the history of aviation in a particularly close-up fashion. Featuring archive images alongside period cutaway diagrams, the intention is to take reader ‘inside’ the aircraft in the most literal sense.

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 America's Secret MiG Squadron
America's Secret MiG Squadron
Author: Gaillard R. Peck Jr.
America's Secret MiG Squadron: The Red Eagles of Project CONSTANT PEG
Osprey Publishing
Osprey General Aviation
ISBN: 1849089760
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 352
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

This book is the story of a group of military pioneers who were intent on using their experience and knowledge to develop a new training paradigm for fighter pilots. As a Vietnam veteran and Phantom F-4 pilot, Col. Gail Peck (call-sign "EVIL") had been disappointed with the level of training offered to US fighter pilots. He was determined to ensure that US fighter pilots were unbeatable in the air particularly against their Cold War adversaries flying the already legendary MiG fighter jets. Working with the support of General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr., and under conditions of the upmost secrecy the CONSTANT PEG program was launched with Peck as the original "Red Eagle."

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 Churchill and the Archangel Fiasco
Churchill and the Archangel Fiasco
Author: Michael Kettle *Probate*
Churchill and the Archangel Fiasco (Russia and the Allies , 1917-1920)
Routledge
ISBN: 0415082862
1992
Format: PDF
Size: 7,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 616
This third volume in Michael Kettle's series on Allied intervention in the Russian civil war, begins at the point when small-scale Allied intervention in Bolshevik-overrun Russia had failed, but had succeeded in covering the formation of some anti-Bolshevik White groups sympathetic to allied aid.
Written on a panoramic basis which includes detailed documents from both sides, Kettle reveals what each side's leadership had to face as the Russian kaleidoscope constantly changed. Kettle argues that British intervention was doomed to failure and that the White Russians became expendable British pawns in a temporary forward holding position, designed to contain the Bolshevik inferno within Russia. The strategic and military miscalculations of British medium intervention thus prolonged the Russian civil war, and caused a further 14 million Russian deaths. Using Churchill's previously unpublished, last papers and recently available French documents, Kettle provides a fascinating and in-depth analysis of the `Archangel Fiasco'.

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 A Guide To Modern U.S. Army Weapons
Author: V.M. DeMola
A Guide To Modern U.S. Army Weapons
V.M. DeMola
2012
Format: EPUB
Size: 5,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 218
A Guide To Modern U.S. Army Weapons explores the current inventory of weapons employed by the United States Army. References, video links, and book suggestions are included for those who wish to explore a subject in more detail.

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