This very fine book, well - illustrated with many photographs and profiles, shows the A.E.W. aircraft in service ( from the past until today ).
||28 x 21 x 2 cm
|Nbr. de pages
|Etat du livre
||Très bon état
||Osprey Publishing Limited
Airborne Early Warning ( AEW ), is now part of the day - to - day jargon of military aviation, but few people realize how enormously significant AEW aircraft really are in the arena of modern warfare. In this book AEW types are revealed as amongst the most potent of all warplanes.
Though hugely expensive ( the two aircraft on the front cover cost upwards of £ 50 million apiece ), AEW aircraft are not luxuries : they are a vital ingredient in the force - mix of any modern air force or navy, and their absence can leave areas of weakness. The location of an enemy, his strength, direction and weapon, - state - gleaned at long - range using an aircraft platform - is an invaluable form of intelligence gathering.
Here, past and present AEW aircraft are dissected, and the book is profusely illustrated with many declassified photos and diagrams. Hawkeye, Sentry, Nimrod, and Soviet AEW aircraft are all included.
Mike Hirst is a leading figure in the defence electronics field. His career began at the Ministry of Aviation in 1965, and since then he has been involded with avionics and associated systems design with Smiths Industries and British Aerospace.
He left BAe in 1981 to devote his energy to full - time freelance writing, but from 1983 he has combined his writing talents with lecturing at the Cranfield College of Aeronautics.
Mike Hirst is a Senior Associate with Airport Planning and Development Ltd, Leeds, UK. He is a chartered engineer and aviation systems specialist with some 40 years’ experience in civil aviation, including flight testing, air traffic control and systems, airport design, and operations training, education and research. He also wrote a book entitled The air transport system.
( sources : amazon, Airborne Early Warning )