Air Warfare in the Missile Age

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Air Warfare in the Missile Age

By Lon O. Nordeen; Walter J. Boyne (Foreword by)

Smithsonian Books (DC), Paperback, 9781588342829, 337pp.

Publication Date: July 6, 2010

Lon O. Nordeen has completely updated his 1985 chronicle of military aviation's evolving role in warfare, now covering the major conflicts of the past four decades. He presents the historical and political background of each conflict and includes in-depth discussions of the aircraft, weapons, tactics, training, new systems, and other factors that influenced the outcome of each war. New and existing chapters have been enhanced with information based on recently declassified material especially regarding Vietnam and new sources in Egypt, Israel, and the former Soviet Union. As smart bombs have become more successful in reducing the risks for pilots and frontline troops, air-missile warfare has become the central player in military conflicts. "Air Warfare in the Missile Age, Second Edition, " is a valuable resource for understanding the evolution of modern air warfare.

About the Author

WALTER J. BOYNE is the former director of the National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. Boyne's books have made both the fiction and the nonfiction bestseller lists of "The New York Times". His novels "Roaring Thunder" and "Supersonic Thunder" cover the first forty-four years of jet aviation. His critically acclaimed nonfiction book, "Dawn Over Kitty Hawk", recounts the story of the Wright Brothers. A retired Air Force Colonel, Boyne was enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame class of 2007.