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Studies in Air Power

Series Editor: Sebastian Cox

This series examines both historical and contemporary aspects of air power, focusing on human issues as well as the technical developments.

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  1. The RAF and Aircraft Design

    Air Staff Operational Requirements 1923-1939

    By Colin S Sinnott

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Tedder

    Quietly in Command

    By Vincent Orange

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    Arthur Tedder became one of the most eminent figures of the Second World War: first as head of Anglo-American air forces in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and North Africa; then as Deputy Supreme Commander to General Eisenhower for the Allied campaign that began in Normandy and ended in Berlin....

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Tedder

    Quietly in Command

    By Vincent Orange

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    Arthur Tedder became one of the most eminent figures of the Second World War: first as head of Anglo-American air forces in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and North Africa; then as Deputy Supreme Commander to General Eisenhower for the Allied campaign that began in Normandy and ended in Berlin....

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

  4. The Beginnings of Strategic Air Power

    A History of the British Bomber Force 1923-1939

    Edited by Neville Jones

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    Using official records, the author traces the origins and early development of strategic bombing, and examines its organs in the operations and staff planning of the First World War. The experiences of the First World War should have been a valuable legacy to those who devised the 'counter...

    Published August 29th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Airwar

    Essays on its Theory and Practice

    By Phillip S. Meilinger

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    According to the author all aircrews, tacticians and those who direct them have to realise the limitations of air power during conflicts. For years opinion has differed as to whether the aircraft has altered war strategies or merely the tactics of war. This volume explores the limits of airpower....

    Published April 28th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm

    By John Andreas Olsen

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    In response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the second of August 1990, a small group of air power advocates in the Pentagon proposed a strategic air campaign - "Operation Desert Storm" designed to drive the Iraqi army from Kuwait by a sustained effort against the major sources of Iraqi...

    Published January 31st 2003 by Routledge

  7. Air Power History

    Turning Points from Kitty Hawk to Kosovo

    Edited by Sebastian Cox, Peter Gray

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    he 20th century saw air power transformed from novelists' fantasy into stark reality. From string and canvas to precision weaponry and stealth, air power has progressed to become not only the weapon of first political choice, but often the only conceivable option. This rapid development has given...

    Published May 30th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Westland and the British Helicopter Industry, 1945-1960

    Licensed Production versus Indigenous Innovation

    By Matthew R.H. Uttley

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    This study explains how Westland dominated British helicopter production and why government funding and support failed to generate competitive "all-British" alternatives. In doing so, the book evaluates broader historiographic assumptions about the purported "failure" of british aircraft...

    Published September 29th 2001 by Routledge

  9. Sir Frederick Sykes and the Air Revolution 1912-1918

    By Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Ash

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    This is a long-overdue study of Sir Frederick H. Sykes, Chief of the Air Staff of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) during the First World War. Historians, for the most part, have either overlooked Sykes or misinterpreted him, leaving a gap in the story of British flying. Contrary to previous images...

    Published March 30th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by John Greenwood, Von Hardesty, Robin Higham

    Series: Studies in Air Power

    In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period to the present era, the approach is essentially chronological with a major emphasis on...

    Published September 30th 1998 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Tedder: Quietly in Command
    By Vincent Orange
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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