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Tiger check : automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980

Author: Steven A Fino
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2017] ©2017
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"The fielding of automated flight controls and weapons systems in fighter aircraft from 1950 to 1980 challenged the significance ascribed to several of the pilots' historical skillsets, such as superb hand-eye coordination--required for aggressive stick-and-rudder maneuvering--and perfect eyesight and crack marksmanship--required for long-range visual detection and destruction of the enemy. Highly automated systems  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fino, Steven A., 1974-
Tiger check.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016052578
(OCoLC)962750306
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven A Fino
ISBN: 9781421423289 1421423286
OCLC Number: 1009628068
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The myth of the fighter pilot --
Sabres over Korea : "Every man a tiger" --
Phantoms over Vietnam : the "GIB" --
Eagles over Nellis : "A fighter pilot's fighter."
Other Titles: Automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980
Responsibility: Steven A. Fino.

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The book illuminates the complex interactions between human and machine that accompany advancing automation in the workplace.  Read more...

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Ultimately, this work is one of the best works of air power (and technology) history that this reviewer has read in quite some time, and will likely become a standard of the field. It certainly sets Read more...

 
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