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American Breechloading Mobile Artillery 1875-1953

An illustrated identificationguide to all the types of mobile field artillery (wheeled) adopted for serviceby US military forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps) in the modernera. Covers the period from 1875 and the first breechloading, rifledguns through types adopted during the Korean War. Major types (...)
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History of the American Space Shuttle

The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on 12 April 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on 21 July 2011, with wheels stop of STS-135. During the 30 years and 135 missions in between, the program experienced triumphs and tragedies, amazed (...)
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Topgun: The Legacy: The Complete History of Topgun and Its Impact on Tactical Aviation

The history of air combat has seen one recurring theme?new tactics are learned in battle, forgotten or discarded when battle concludes, and relearned at great cost during the next war. This cycle continued into the 1960s, when America was drawn into the Vietnam War. Despite having a skill and (...)
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The Bell P-39 Airacobra and P-63 Kingcobra Fighters: Soviet Service during World War II

Under the Lend-Lease agreement with the US during WWII, the Soviet Union received large quantities of war materiel, including many aircraft; the Bell P-39 Airacobra takes a special place among them. The P-39 was dismissed as hardly suitable for combat both by the US and England, who turned it over (...)
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Sukhoi Interceptors: The Su-9, Su-11 and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War Heroes

Closed in 1949, the Sukhoi Design Bureau was reborn in 1953 to meet an urgent demand for a fast interceptor that would counter the threat posed by NATO bombers. It wasted no time developing a succession of missile-armed, Mach 2 interceptors characterized by delta wings; the single-engined Su-9 (...)
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