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War at sea and in the air

Author: Robert Curley
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Pub., 2012.
Series: Britannica guide to war.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Although conflict was once restricted to land, the introduction of warships and planes eventually expanded the theater of war to include both water and sky. New combat strategies emerged with these changing technologies and dramatically impacted such events as the First World War. This comprehensive volume examines the various crafts that have shifted the front lines of war to previously unimagined heights and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
War at sea and in the air.
New York : Britannica Educational Pub., 2012
(DLC) 2011024848
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Curley
ISBN: 9781615307531 1615307532
OCLC Number: 769190196
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 181 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 Early Warships; The Age Of Oar And Ram; Egypt; Crete; Phoenicia; Greece; The Battle Of Salamis; Rome; The Byzantine Empire; Viking Vessels; The Age Of Gun And Sail; Gun-Armed Warships; From Oar To Sail; Ship Of The Line; The Battle Of Trafalgar; Frigates And Smaller Vessels; The Age Of Steam And Iron; Toward The Ironclad; The Battle Of the Monitor And Merrimack; Toward The Battleship; Chapter 2 Modern Warships; The Age Of Big Gun And Torpedo; Guns; Torpedoes; Armour; Propulsion; Battleships; The Battle Of Jutland. CruisersDestroyers; The Age Of The Aircraft Carrier; The Last Capital Ships; Aircraft Carriers; The Battle Of Midway; Destroyers And Escort Ships; Torpedo Boats; Amphibians; The Age Of The Guided Missile; Propulsion; Armour; Aircraft Carriers; The USS Enterprise; Fleet Escort Ships; Chapter 3 Submarines; Early Hand-Powered Submersibles; First Use in War; American Civil War And After; The H.L. Hunley; Toward Diesel-Electric Power; World War I; World War II; U-Boats; Postwar Developments; Nuclear Propulsion; Nuclear Power Plants; The Nuclear Navies; The Trident Missile; Design Principles. Chapter 4 Naval TacticsFundamentals; The Search For Constants; The Battle Of The Nile; The Study Of Trends; Tactics In The Modern Era; Historical Development; The Age Of Galley Warfare; The Age Of Fighting Sail; The Age Of Steam And Big Gun; The Age Of The Aircraft Carrier; The Pearl Harbor Attack; The Age Of The Guided Missile; Guerrilla War At Sea: The Submarine; Chapter 5 Warplanes In The Propeller Age; Early History; World War I; Airships; Reconnaissance Aircraft; Fighters; The Red Baron; Ground Attack; Bombers; Naval Aviation; Air Transport And Training; Interwar Developments. Civilian Design ImprovementsFighters; Bombers; General Billy Mitchell; Carrieer Aircraft; World War II; Fighters; The Spitfire; Ground Attack; Bombers; Naval Aviation; Kamikaze; Reconnaissance; Training; Air Transport; Helicopters; Chapter 6 Warplanes In The Jet Age; Fighters; Subsonic Flight; Transonic Flight; The MiG-15; Supersonic Flight; Mach 2; Multimission; The F-15; Bombers; High-Altitude Craft; The B-52; Low-Level Penetration; Stealth; The First Operational Craft; The B-2; Stealth Technology; Transport; Reconnaissance; Airborne Early Warning; Helicopters. Assault And Attack HelicoptersNaval Helicopters; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); Early Target Drones And RPVs; Modern Electronics; Use In War; Advanced UAVs; Chapter 7 Air Tactics; Through World War I; Through World War II; Air Superiority; Ground Attack; Strategic Bombing; The Battle Of Britain; The Jet Age; Air Superiority; Suppression Of Air Defense; Strategic Bombing; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.
Series Title: Britannica guide to war.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Curley.
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Although conflict was once restricted to land, the introduction of warships and planes eventually expanded the theater of war to include both water and sky. New combat strategies emerged with these changing technologies and dramatically impacted such events as the First World War. This comprehensive volume examines the various crafts that have shifted the front lines of war to previously unimagined heights and depths and the tactics that have accompanied these developments.

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