This illustrated title provides brief histories, recent operations and details of current equipment, manpower levels and budgets for all the world’s major airforces, army air corps and naval air arms. Organised alphabetically by country and covering over 240 forces in 160 countries, this is the most comprehensive guide to the world’s airforces.
Comprehensive listings organised alphabetically for ease of reference. Each entry will include a narrative history of the airforce as well as descriptions of recent operations. Narrative will be complemented by specific and accurate upto date information regarding equipment, manpower and budgets.
Photos from many of the air forces will be included in colour, showing their wing, fuselage or tail markings for identification.
NATO Designations for Soviet Aircraft and Missiles
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No significant conflict today is fought without the use of airpower in some form, and despite more than half a century without a major global war, true peace proves to be more elusive than ever. This crucial guide depicts air forces in all their capacities: as a means of deterrence, as part of a well-equipped and well trained military force, and in their lesser known roles in humanitarian operations.
This is the ultimate encyclopaedic reference guide to air forces with fascinating histories of air arms from over 160 countries, as well as current technical data, major deployment details and amazing photography.About the Author:
David Wragg, a former journalist and regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator, The Scotsman, and The Sunday Herald. He is also the successful author of seventeen books on aviation and military history, several of which have also been published in the United States and another two have been translated.
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Book Description Collins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7115679
Book Description Collins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007115679