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1st Edition

The Future of Air Power

ISBN 9780367709570
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

Air power has been one of the key elements in modern warfare. This book, first published in 1986, analyses the likely changes to this key role as military technology and strategic thinking evolve. It begins with the history and present status of air power and assesses technical developments, and then discusses the character of future warfare, and its implications for planes and helicopters in land and sea campaigns. It also analyses issues like tactical air mobility, the vulnerability of airfields, aerial mass destruction, electronic warfare, and developments in NATO and Warsaw Pact. It concludes with an overview of the likely role of airpower in future warfare.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The Background to Debate  1. The Historical Setting  2. Contemporary Air Doctrines  3. The Human Factor  4. The Impact of Novel Technology  5. The Changing Land Battle  6. Technology Gaps  Part 2. Pre-Nuclear War Over Land  7. The Classic Missions  8. Tactical Air Mobility  9. The Vulnerability of Airfields  Part 3. Other Environments  10. Air Power at Sea  11. Aerial Mass Destruction  Part 4. A Predictive Overview  12. Costs versus Benefits  13. A Multiple Revolution in War

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Neville Brown