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Military Aircraft, 1919-1945

An Illustrated History of Their Impact

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Military Aircraft, 1919-1945 by Justin D Murphy
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An in-depth history of the time when airpower became the great equalizer, changing military strategy forever and bringing once-safe targets in reach. At the end of World War I, the use of combat aircraft was still in its awkward, hit-or-miss infancy. By the end of World War II, the tactical and technological reach of airpower had changed modern warfare forever, not just in traditional battle zones, but at the home front, where cities, economies, and civilians all became targets. Military Aircraft, 1919-1945: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers a crucial era in modern warfare technology. Ranging from the development of airpower doctrines in the aftermath of World War I to the aircraft and missions that put those doctrines into action during World War II, it provides an expert summing-up of the decades when the use of aircraft in battle came of age. In chapters covering both the history of air power and specific types of aircraft (fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and auxiliary planes), Military Aircraft introduces key theorists and designers, describes important changes in technology and production, and recreates spectacular episodes from Peart Harbor to the London Blitz to the Enola Gay. Readers will see the dramatic impact of the first generation of modern military aircraft on land and sea. They will also see how the expansion of war to the skies brought economic opportunity to some home fronts, and looming terror and devastation to others.

Author Biography

Justin D. Murphy, Ph.D., is professor of history and director of the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom Honors Program at Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX. He is the author of ABC-CLIO's Military Aircraft, Origins to 1918. Matthew A. McNiece is instructor of history and political science at Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX. He is a contributing author to ABC-CLIO's The Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and Military History and The Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social, and Military History.
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December 8th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
80 Illustrations, unspecified
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