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Chasing the silver bullet : U.S. Air Force weapons development from Vietnam to Desert Storm

Author: Kenneth P Werrell
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Airpower is credited with success in Afghanistan, Desert Storm, and Serbia, but in Vietnam all of America's aerial might could not defeat a vastly outnumbered Third World force on bicycles. With a panoramic sweep and shocking frankness unrivaled in the current literature, Ken Werrell, one of today's most experienced airpower historians, reveals the true extent of the technological evolution that fueled this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Werrell, Kenneth P.
Chasing the silver bullet.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)606955108
Online version:
Werrell, Kenneth P.
Chasing the silver bullet.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)607819047
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth P Werrell
ISBN: 158834116X 9781588341167 9781935623564 1935623567
OCLC Number: 50410145
Description: vi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: USAF aircraft in Vietnam: manned and unmanned --
USAF munitions and sensors in Vietnam --
The F-15: a premier air superiority fighter --
The F-16: lightweight to multipurpose fighter --
The A-10: supporting the troops --
Stealth: the "invisible" aircraft --
Precision-guided munitions: unprecedented accuracy --
A new era for strategic airlift: jet aircraft --
Command and control: AWACS and JSTARS --
Space: employing the high ground --
USAF technology in action: planning and combat in the Gulf War --
The ground war: victory in the desert --
What air force has done better?
Responsibility: Kenneth P. Werrell.

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A study of 40 years of Air Force high-tech weaponry, this work aims to challenge the myths about US military prowess. It traces the evolution of the Air Force's inventory since the Korean War and  Read more...

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