A Military History of Canada: From Champlain to the Gulf War
Is Canada really "a peaceable kingdom" with "an unmilitary people"? Desmond Morton says no. This is a country that has been shaped, divided, and transformed by war -- there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote. Through the Cold War, the Gulf War, and after, Canadians had to make difficult decisions about defence and foreign policy, and these events have shaped the country, developing our industries, changing the role of women, realigning our political factions, and changing Canada’s status in the world.
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Across the Reef: The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War
Look at the role of amphibious vehicles in landing U.S. forces on the beaches of Japanese-held islands during World War II.
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Advanced Technology Warfare: A Detailed Study of the Latest Weapons and Techniques for Warfare Today and into the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Evaluates state-of-the-art weapon systems, such as the Stealth bombers and SS-20's, and shows how the technology behind them is changing the face of war. This book covers electronic warfare, strategic warfare, space warfare, air warfare, land warfare, naval warfare, and unconventional warfare.
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Advanced Technology Warfare: A Detailed Study of the Latest Weapons and Techniques for Warfare Today and into the 21st Century (Softcover)
Evaluates state-of-the-art weapon systems, such as the Stealth bombers and SS-20's, and shows how the technology behind them is changing the face of war. This book covers electronic warfare, strategic warfare, space warfare, air warfare, land warfare, naval warfare, and unconventional warfare.
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AIRCOM: Canada’s Air Force
AIRCOM is a visual feast that shows all the aircraft operated by Air Command. It also focuses upon the people who make the air force work, and on their many bases. A special section deals with Canada's Hornets in the Persian Gulf War.
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Allied Battle Tanks: Western Tank Units on the Central European Frontier
Allied Battle Tanks provides an account of the major tank formations of NATO's American and European armies as actually employed in the field on operational exercises. Many rare photographs of field camouflage and stowage, in front line conditions from the Arctic to Southern Europe are included.
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AM General Humvee: The US Army’s iconic high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV)
The Humvee, the modern-day US military four-wheel-drive successor to the Willys Jeep, is used by numerous armed forces around the world and in some civilian adaptations.
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American Air Power: The First 75 Years
A thoroughly engrossing and exceptionally well-written account of American military aviation from the delivery of the first military craft by the Wright brothers in 1909, right up to the present. All the dimensions of America's air involvement are explored in depth, the technological, strategic, tactical, and political considerations that have shaped our nation's air defence policies and practices, the aircraft, the airmen, and the decision makers, the stories behind the headlines, how aviation developed in the Army, Navy, Marines, and finally in a separate Air Force, it's all here, generously illustrated with dozens of photos from military and private archives!
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Argentine Air Forces in the Falklands Conflict (Warbirds Illustrated No. 45)
This book contains photographs of Argentine aircraft and pilots prior to and during the Falklands Conflict.
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B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World’s Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber
The B-52 is the longest serving and most versatile of the United States Air Force's combat aircraft. The Stratofortress entered active service in 1955 and is scheduled to continue as part of the air force's inventory through 2040. The jet-powered bomber was a mainstay of America's Cold War nuclear-deterrent strategy, providing air power that balanced the land and sea military forces. The massive plane also served as the launch platform for the experimental X-15 hypersonic rocket aircraft. Due to its versatility as an aircraft, the B-52 has seen combat service in all of America's military conflicts since it came on active duty: Vietnam, the first and second Gulf wars, and the War in Afghanistan. B-52 Stratofortress also covers every aspect of the aircraft's development, manufacture, and modification. These technical details set the stage for its military service, starting with its role as a nuclear bomber in the Cold War even though only conventional weapons have been used during its combat duty. The airplane's service in key campaigns in Vietnam is covered, followed by the quieter years after it. The B-52 returned to prominence in the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan, taking part in massive bombing campaigns in both conflicts. Finally, the book ends with the constant upgrades that will keep the B-52 an integral part of U.S. airpower for decades to come.
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Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force: 1947-1997
Beyond the Wild Blue is a fascinating look at fifty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology.
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Big Bombers: Strategic Air Command’s B-52s, Swingwings, and Stealth

Robert F. Dorr & J. Benson Softcover 128 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (2nd Edition) Aero Series Volume 34
An illustrated story of the plane covers history, weapons, improvements, operation, and a prediction for its future.
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Camera Above the Clouds (Volume 1): The Aviation Photographs of Charles E. Brown
This all-colour collection of photographs contains such aviation bench-marks as the test-flights of the Avro Lancaster, the test of Britain's first jet fighter - the English Electric Lightning, and shots of the world's only jet-powered flying-boat, The Saunders Roe SR.A1.
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Canada’s Air Force: At War and Peace: Volume 3
No-one interested in the history of Canadian military aviation will want to miss this 3-volume series from Larry Milberry! The first title dedicated solely to the postwar RCAF and the largest of all general RCAF histories. Beginning with the post-1945 slowdown, you'll read how Canada disposed of 1000s of surplus aircraft, whether burned, buried, or sold to get-rich-quick entrepreneurs. Next? The panicky built-up to Korea and the Cold War. Here are all the details about Vampires, Mustangs, Sabres & CF-100s; North Stars & C-119s; Lancasters, Neptunes & Argus; Harvards & T-33s. One chapter deals with R&D projects, whether Arctic navigation, flight test, or weapons; one about the CF-105 will be an eye-opener for those taken in by the Arrow myth makers. Vol.3 has hundreds of fresh colour photos from the 1950s-60s. Dozens of reminiscences enliven this era. Vol.3 takes you beyond unification to the 1970s.
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Canberra: The Operational Record
A definitive record of the operational history of this versatile aircraft.
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Combat Colours: Military Aircraft Markings
The "esprit de corps" that flourishes in the individual air force and naval squadrons across the world, is often colourfully reflected in the schemes worn by their aircraft. This book illustrates not only the extraordinary range that has been and continues to be displayed on these planes, but also shows that some, often short-lived aircraft schemes are especially designed to reflect anniversaries, special duties and display roles. Many combat aircraft are included such as Phantoms, Mirages, Starfighters, Tornados, Fighting Falcons, Tomcats, Hornets and Corsairs. The concept of Combat Colours arose some years ago as an exercise to gather, in one volume, all of the special schemes that were being devised to commemorate anniversaries, especially those not given too much publicity. As the idea grew, so unfortunately did the amount of schemes that were appearing which, to some degree, gave the project an open ended finish and as such, delayed its final production. As the volume of material began to grow so did the catchment area in as far as what was considered to be a special scheme. In the end, after much discussion, it was decided that in the interests of fairness on those units restricted as to the lengths they could be allowed to go in altering their standard schemes, that anything and everything non-standard would be considered. This, therefore, gave us licence to include the special one-off schemes for the anniversaries as originally conceived; special display colour schemes which were to be regularly seen on the airshow circuit; strange markings and colour schemes adopted as either one-off trials or applied for specific exercises, and finally some of the more elaborate art work that was appearing in ever increasing abundance. Having set the criteria, the then near impossible task of deciding what to leave out arose and the finished product is in no way indicative of a lack of effort or imagination of those units not included. Equally the type of shots included are hopefully designed to give the reader a good overall look at these schemes without making the subject static. Having said this however, many striking shots were omitted so as to avoid losing a more overall balance.
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Crew Chief
Fast paced action that never stops in this spellbinding but honest look at Vietnam through the eyes of an all-combat assault helicopter crew chief. With 24 pictures that relate to the account being narrated, the Vietnam War comes sharply to life.
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Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
The birth of the railway in the early 1830's revolutionized the way the world waged war. From armored engines with swiveling guns, to the practice of track sabotage, to the construction of tracks that crossed frozen Siberian lakes, the "iron road" facilitated conflict on a scale that was previously unimaginable. It not only made armies more mobile, but widened fighting fronts and increased the power and scale of available weaponry; a deadly combination. In Engines of War, Christian Wolmar examines all the engagements in which the railway played a part: the Crimean War; the American Civil War; both world wars; the Korean War; and the Cold War, with its mysterious missile trains; and illustrates how the railway became a deadly weapon exploited by governments across the world.
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F-86 Sabre: Rebuilding & Flying the North American F-86 in the 1990’s
The North American F-86 Sabre was a post-war jet fighter that entered service with the United States Air Force in 1949 and was retired from active duty by Bolivia in 1994. What is even more exciting is the mount of activity surrounding the rebuilding of the type as a war bird worldwide. There are literally tons of spares, and a significant number of airframes in a varying conditions and a growing number of companies offering Sabre Jet related services. The myths surrounding the Sacramento accident does nothing to enhance the image of the Sabre jet but those myths are cleared up here. Here are some of the article features. Flying the F-86A and CAC Sabre, Sabre Aerobatic Team. Rebuilding the NAA FJ-4B Fury. China Lake the Sabre's last stand. Fort Wayne's Saber Five. Airworthy & Project Sabers listing History of the F-86A G-SABR/48-178. Rebuilding and F-86H. CAC Sabres today. Surviving Sabre airframes worldwide. Exclusive F-86A Cutaway.
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F-86 Sabre: The Operational Record
In this book, Robert Jackson charts the operational career of the F-86, from its inception through the embattled skies of Korea to its role as NATO's guardian and after, when it became the fighter workhorse of many Third World nations.
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Fall of an Arrow
On February 20, 1959, Prime Minister John Diefenbaker announced to the House of Commons the cancellation of the CF-105 Arrow. Its development costs to that time were $340 million. The Arrow was to be the world's unsurpassed interceptor aircraft. Yet within two months of the Prime Minister's announcement, six completed aircraft were dismantled and all papers and documents associated with the project were destroyed. Here is the history and development of the Arrow - the plane that would make Canada the leader in supersonic flight technology. The Arrow was designed to fly at twice the speed of sound and carry the most advanced missile weapons system. Here are the stories of the men and women who were in the vanguard of the new technology - who had come from England, Poland, and the United States to make aviation history.
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Fighter (Military Missions)
This highly informative and beautifully illustrated volume presents you not only with an overview of a century of powered flight and the key technical developments, but also with an explanation of fundamental aerodynamic principles. Setting events in their historical context, it examines each of the most important fighters in turn and tells of the individuals whose ingenuity and courage gave military aviation its extraordinary momentum.
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