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Bombers: From the First World War to Kosovo ePub download

by David Wragg

  • Author: David Wragg
  • ISBN: 0750920904
  • ISBN13: 978-0750920902
  • ePub: 1656 kb | FB2: 1784 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Military
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Bombers: From the First World War to Kosovo ePub download

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Bombers: From the First World War to Kosovo. David Wragg begins with a brief overview of the origins of the concept of aerial bombardment, which astonishingly go back several thousand years.

512 pages : 32 cm. The great book of bombers is a splendid work that will win a favored place on the bookshelves of aviation enthusiasts. A highly illstrated analysis of the world's most significant bomber aircraft from World War I to the present day. 512 pages with entries on over 100 aircraft. Rare historical and dramatic contemporary photographs accompanied by superb color profiles and detailed cutaway artworks.

The role of the bomber has proved to be on of the most controversial aspects of twentieth-century warfare

The role of the bomber has proved to be on of the most controversial aspects of twentieth-century warfare.

The Second World War marked the massive deployment of the bomber by the main combatants as a major tactical and . David Wragg is the author of 14 aviation books, including Plan Z: The Nazi Bid for Naval Dominance and Sink the French! : At War with an Ally 1940

The Second World War marked the massive deployment of the bomber by the main combatants as a major tactical and strategic weapon and, bringing this in-depth study up to date, Wragg examines the United States controversial campaign of extensive bombing in Vietnam during the 1960s and 70s. Product Identifiers. David Wragg is the author of 14 aviation books, including Plan Z: The Nazi Bid for Naval Dominance and Sink the French! : At War with an Ally 1940. Country of Publication.

David Wragg, a reputable aviation author, covers the bombers of World War I in 10 pages, failing even to mention the Royal Air Force’s Independent Force or Handley Page bombers. On the whole it is an extremely sketchy and unsatisfying presentation, however, and draws no conclusions on either tactical or strategic bombing. World War II is somewhat better served, with 200 pages devoted to the subject.

World War One: A Sikorsky Ilya Muromets strategic bomber, operated by the Imperial Russian Air Force. The Russian Behemoth. When World War One started, military aviation was in its infancy. The Russians licensed the design to the French and British. The British, especially, developed four-engine heavy bombers which were influenced by the Russian bomber.

World War I is often thought of as just being a land war with men entrenched across the Western Front, but this "war to end all wars" was won as much at sea and in the air, as it was on land.

For what it's worth, David Wragg's books on aviation and flight all suffer to one degree or another from the overly broad brush he uses. There are more such lapses in this book and in others he has written. He writes in a very agreeable style but his lack of depth of knowledge shows.

The role of the bomber has proved to be one of the most controversial aspects of 20th-century warfare. This book tells the story of the bomber with a blend of narrative and personal accounts, recording the history of the principal bombing raids and those who flew them. Beginning with an overview of the origins of the concept of aerial bombardment, this account goes on to the early raids of World War I - including Zeppelin airship and bomber operations over Britain and RFC attacks on German targets - and the use of the bomber between the wars by the Germans in the Spanish Civil War, the Italians in Abyssinia and by the Japanese in China. World War II marked the massive deployment of the bomber by the main combatants as a major tactical and strategic weapon. Bringing this study up to date, David Wragg examies the US' bombing campaign in Vietnam in the 1960s, the Gulf War and the 1999 campaign in former Yugoslavia.