The Future of Air Power
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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