Download E-books Yakovlev Aircraft Since 1924 (Putnam's Russian aircraft) by Bill Gunston (1997-01-29) PDF

By Bill Gunston;Yefim Gordon

Alexandr S. Yakovlev used to be some of the most flexible airplane designers of his age, yet he had the misfortune to paintings within the USSR which made him virtually unknown to the skin global. In 1926-27 he outfitted his first aeroplane and from then on he designed constructions which have been, again and again, sooner than their time. In 1934, he was once provided a derelict mattress manufacturing unit which he almost immediately remodeled right into a significant layout and production plant. From these premises got here, to say just a few, a spate of wearing and coaching plane which received many world-class files: the manager relations of Soviet single-seat combatants of worldwide struggle II, the Yak-1, -3, -7 and -9 of which 36,769 have been equipped. He equipped the 1st jet to fly within the USSR and the 1st Soviet delivery helicopters. Later got here the primary Soviet radar-equipped interceptors, from which stemmed many different sorts of tactical twin-jet, together with the Soviet counterpart to the U-2. Yakovlev died in 1989, and this day his layout bureau, nonetheless at the web site of the previous mattress manufacturing unit, is the large Yak airplane company. It produces an important Russian twin-jet airliner, a various staff of general-aviation airplane, a sophisticated jet coach and light-attack plane and, along side the Museum of Flying in California, replicas of the Yak-3 wartime fighter. This quantity is an in depth research of these types of and plenty of different plane.

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Download E-books The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell (None) PDF

By Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews

What crucial management classes will we examine by way of distilling the activities and concepts of serious army commanders equivalent to George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? that's the primary query underlying The paintings of Command: army management from George Washington to Colin Powell. The booklet illustrates that fab leaders develop into nice via awake attempt -- a dedication not just to advance important talents but in addition to surmount own shortcomings. Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews, and the opposite contributing authors determine 9 middle features of powerful management, equivalent to integrity, selection, imaginative and prescient, and air of secrecy, and 9 major figures in American army historical past whose careers embrace these traits. The artwork of Command examines each one figure's strengths and weaknesses and the way these attributes affected their management talents, providing a special standpoint of army management in American historical past. Laver and Matthews have assembled a listing of individuals from army, educational, circles, which permits the e-book to surround different techniques to the learn of management.

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Download E-books Beyond the Burghal Hidage: Anglo-Saxon Civil Defence in the Viking Age PDF

By John Baker, Stuart Brookes

Because the identify indicates, past the Burghal Hidage takes the examine of Anglo-Saxon civil defence clear of conventional ancient and archaeological fields, and makes use of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary method of learn struggle and public responses to organised violence via their impression at the panorama. by means of bringing jointly the proof from a variety of archaeological, onomastic and historic resources, the authors may be able to reconstruct advanced strategic and armed forces landscapes, and to teach how vital unique wisdom of early medieval infrastructure and communications is to our knowing of Anglo-Saxon preparedness for conflict, and to the situating of significant protecting works inside their wider strategic context. the result's an important and far-reaching re-assessment of the evolution of overdue Anglo-Saxon protecting arrangements.

Winner of the 2013 Verbruggen prize, given every year via De Re Militari society for for the easiest ebook on medieval army historical past.

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Download E-books P-47 Thunderbolt Aces of the Ninth and Fifteenth Air Forces (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 30) PDF

By Jerry Scutts

This e-book charts the tale of the lesser identified aces who flew the robust Republic plane as a tactical fighter-bomber with the 9th Air strength, instead of as a long-range escort. It additionally information the exploits of the Mediterranean-based 325th FG, which was once the one P-47 team in the strategic 15th Air strength. Thunderbolt aces in the 9th Air strength, really, have been infrequent, regardless of a few 15 teams flying the fighter. assisting troops at the floor instead of looking for aerial foes, used to be the secret for the lads of the 9th. although, with the Luftwaffe usually opposing such sorties via to April 1945, greater than 20 pilots had the chance to attain 5 or extra kills and 'make ace'.

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