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A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization By ADC
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This is the complete unit history of the ADC, from 1948 to 1980. Sections include an overview of air defense in the United States from the end of World War I through the Cold War Era, a chronology... More > of changes in ADC organization, and individual lineages for all the ADC units. The latter includes ADCOM regions, Air Divisions, Air Defense Sectors, Centers, Wings, Groups, Air Force Bands, Squadrons, Flights, and Schools.< Less
In Defense of Freedom; a History of RAF Greenham Common By J.J Sayers
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A history of Greenham Common base from 1941 to its final closure in 1992.
Northrop F-89 Scorpion Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Air Force
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The F-89 Scorpion was the first multi-seat, all-weather jet interceptor in the U.S. Air Force. It also became the first aircraft ever equipped with a nuclear air-to-air weapon — the 1.5 kiloton... More > Genie missile. The F-89 made its debut in 1948, joined the Air Force in 1950, and then served as the mainstay of Air Defense Command for 17 years. Over 1,000 F-89s were produced, including 350 of the “J” model equipped with pylons to carry the Genie. (One F-89 did fire the missile as part of Operation Plumbob in 1957.) Originally printed by Northrop and the USAF, this F-89 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Air Force
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Capable of speeds in excess of 1200 miles per hour, the F-101 Voodoo was originally designed as a long-range bomber escort. Shortly after the plane’s debut in 1957, however, Strategic Air... More > Command determined that jet escorts for the B-52 were unnecessary. The F-101 was then reconfigured as an air-defense interceptor, fighter-bomber, and reconnaissance platform. Known by its pilots as the “one oh one wonder” for its performance capabilities, the Voodoo flew with distinction in Vietnam, and performed recon missions over Cuba. Over 880 F-101s were built, flying for the USAF and RCAF as late as 1984. Originally printed by McDonnell and the USAF, this F-101 Voodoo Flight Operating Manual was classified “Restricted”. It is now declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Air Force
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The world’s first all-weather, supersonic jet interceptor, the F-102 Delta Dagger was built at the height of the Cold War. The initial mission of the “Deuce”, as the F-102 came to... More > be known, was to intercept and destroy incoming Soviet bombers. During the Vietnam conflict however, the F-102 found a new role as a fighter and as an escort for B-52 bombers. The F-102 debuted on Oct. 24, 1953 and deployed as part of Air Defense Command in 1956. In 1973, the USAF began converting F-102s into target drones. They flew in this configuration as late as 1986. Originally printed by Convair and the USAF, this F-102 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
NADU: The Forgotten Naval Air Development Unit of NAS South Weymouth By John Yaney
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This is the story of the Naval Air Development Unit (NADU) that operated at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts between 1953 and 1961. NADU was a little-known regular Navy command that... More > provided flight testing support for secret military R&D projects associated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Center, MITRE Corporation, and similar organizations. Perhaps the most important project that NADU was involved with was the pioneering computerized Semi-Automatic Ground Environment or "SAGE" air defense system. Though largely forgotten today, NADU had one of the most diverse fleets of aircraft in the Navy. NADU operated jet fighters, radar picket aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft, transports, and blimps. This 571 page book is a comprehensive illustrated history of NADU, telling its complete story for the first time ever using detailed narrative, 405 illustrations, and personal remembrances from NADU veterans.< Less
NADU: The Forgotten Naval Air Development Unit of NAS South Weymouth By John Yaney
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This is the story of the Naval Air Development Unit (NADU) that operated at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts between 1953 and 1961. NADU was a little-known regular Navy command that... More > provided flight testing support for secret military R&D projects associated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Center, MITRE Corporation, and similar organizations. Perhaps the most important project that NADU was involved with was the pioneering computerized Semi-Automatic Ground Environment or "SAGE" air defense system. Though largely forgotten today, NADU had one of the most diverse fleets of aircraft in the Navy. NADU operated jet fighters, radar picket aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft, transports, and blimps. This 571 page book is a comprehensive illustrated history of NADU, telling its complete story for the first time ever using detailed narrative, 405 illustrations, and personal remembrances from NADU veterans.< Less
Tactics and Techniques of Electronic Warfare In Vietnam By Stuart Slade, Bernard C. Nalty
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The air campaign mounted against North Vietnam between 1965 and 1972 was the first time that an integrated air defense system based around radar-controlled guns and surface-to-air missiles had been... More > encountered. Proponents of surface-to-air missiles had claimed that their lethality would drive manned aircraft from the battlefield. The U.S. Air Force was hard-pressed to neutralize North Vietnam's radar-controlled defenses, but did prevail and successfully delivered punishing blows during Operation Linebacker II in December 1972. Electronic countermeasures support for the air war against North Vietnam included stand-off jamming, Wild Weasel operations, the use of self-protection pods, and the employment of chaff. Using all these techniques, Linebacker II saw the B-52s of Strategic Air Command facing the most effective air defense system the Soviet Union could provide. The B-52s won; the much-heralded surface-to-air missiles were scoring a lower kill rate than German defenses in World War Two< Less
Tactics and Techniques of Electronic Warfare By Bernard C. Nalty
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The air campaign mounted against North Vietnam was the first time that an integrated air defense system based around radar-controlled guns and surface-to-air missiles had been encountered. ... More > Proponents of surface–to-air missiles had claimed that their lethality would drive manned aircraft from the battlefield. At first, the U.S. Air Force was hard-pressed to neutralize North Vietnam's radar-controlled defenses, but did prevail. Electronic countermeasures support for the air war against North Vietnam included stand-off jamming, Wild Weasel operations, the use of self protection pods, and the employment of chaff. Using all these techniques, Linebacker II saw the B-52s of Strategic Air Command facing the most effective air defense system the Soviet Union could provide. The B-52s won; the much-heralded surface-to-air missiles were scoring a lower kill rate than German defenses in World War Two. This campaign laid the foundations for the technology used by the USAF to neutralize enemy defenses ever since.< Less
Breaking Rules By Don Edmundson
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Da-Une Kaya, Commander of the Geln Defense Directorate. He is sent to identify an unidentified vehicle that is approaching his planet. Though the spacecraft was two solar systems away, the fear of... More > the Directorate was whether it was some sort of weapon or a surveillance probe. Da-Une disabled the craft’s transmitter, but not before finding out where the signal was being sent and proceeds to the source. Kristin Anderson was coming home from work when she struck Da-Une as he was crossing the highway during a mild tropical storm. She took him home and nursed him. There are a few tense moments as Kristin finds out that Da-Une is an alien. Very soon, Kristin finds love and her 12-year-old son sees Da-Une as a father figure, but unaware that he is an alien. Kristin later assists him on his mission to find the creators of the spacecraft which he disabled and meet with Air Force Captain, David Marquette, who works for the Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida. At this point, their the wild journey begins.< Less