Studies in Air Power

Series Editor: Sebastian Cox

This series examines both historical and contemporary aspects of air power, focusing on human issues as well as the technical developments.

  • Tedder

    Quietly in Command

    By Vincent Orange

    Arthur Tedder became one of the most eminent figures of the Second World War: first as head of Anglo-American air forces in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and North Africa; then as Deputy Supreme Commander to General Eisenhower for the Allied campaign that began in Normandy and ended in Berlin.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
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  • The RAF and Aircraft Design

    Air Staff Operational Requirements 1923-1939

    By Colin S Sinnott

    This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge
    Studies in Air Power

  • Tedder

    Quietly in Command

    By Vincent Orange

    Arthur Tedder became one of the most eminent figures of the Second World War: first as head of Anglo-American air forces in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and North Africa; then as Deputy Supreme Commander to General Eisenhower for the Allied campaign that began in Normandy and ended in Berlin.…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06
    Routledge
    Studies in Air Power

  • The Beginnings of Strategic Air Power

    A History of the British Bomber Force 1923-1939

    Edited by Neville Jones

    Using official records, the author traces the origins and early development of strategic bombing, and examines its organs in the operations and staff planning of the First World War. The experiences of the First World War should have been a valuable legacy to those who devised the 'counter…

    Paperback – 2003-08-30
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  • Airwar

    Essays on its Theory and Practice

    By Phillip S. Meilinger

    According to the author all aircrews, tacticians and those who direct them have to realise the limitations of air power during conflicts. For years opinion has differed as to whether the aircraft has altered war strategies or merely the tactics of war. This volume explores the limits of airpower.…

    Paperback – 2003-04-29
    Routledge
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  • Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm

    By John Andreas Olsen

    In response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on the second of August 1990, a small group of air power advocates in the Pentagon proposed a strategic air campaign - "Operation Desert Storm" designed to drive the Iraqi army from Kuwait by a sustained effort against the major sources of Iraqi…

    Paperback – 2003-02-01
    Routledge
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  • Air Power History

    Turning Points from Kitty Hawk to Kosovo

    Edited by Sebastian Cox, Peter Gray

    he 20th century saw air power transformed from novelists' fantasy into stark reality. From string and canvas to precision weaponry and stealth, air power has progressed to become not only the weapon of first political choice, but often the only conceivable option. This rapid development has given…

    Paperback – 2002-05-31
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  • Westland and the British Helicopter Industry, 1945-1960

    Licensed Production versus Indigenous Innovation

    By Matthew R.H. Uttley

    This study explains how Westland dominated British helicopter production and why government funding and support failed to generate competitive "all-British" alternatives. In doing so, the book evaluates broader historiographic assumptions about the purported "failure" of british aircraft…

    Hardback – 2001-09-30
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  • Sir Frederick Sykes and the Air Revolution 1912-1918

    By Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Ash

    This is a long-overdue study of Sir Frederick H. Sykes, Chief of the Air Staff of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) during the First World War. Historians, for the most part, have either overlooked Sykes or misinterpreted him, leaving a gap in the story of British flying. Contrary to previous images…

    Paperback – 1999-03-31
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  • Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by John Greenwood, Von Hardesty, Robin Higham

    In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period to the present era, the approach is essentially chronological with a major emphasis on…

    Paperback – 1998-10-01
    Routledge
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  • Air Power at the Battlefront

    Allied Close Air Support in Europe 1943-45

    By Dr Ian Gooderson

    Ian Gooderson presents a study of close air support in World War II, with the analysis focusing on the use of tactical air power by British and American forces during the campaigns in Italy and northwestern Europe between 1943 and 1945.…

    Paperback – 1998-02-28
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  • Industry and Air Power

    The Expansion of British Aircraft Production, 1935-1941

    By Noel Sebastian Ritchie, Sebastian Ritchie

    The author begins with a general survey of British aircraft manufacturing in the inter-war period. Policy, production, finance and contracts are examined, and the final chapter is concerned with the mobilization of the aircraft industry in 1939, and the emergency measures of 1940.…

    Paperback – 1997-05-31
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  • Despatch on War Operations

    23rd February 1942 to 8th May 1945

    By Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Travers Harris

    Edited by Sebastian Cox

    This is the first time that Sir Arthur Bomber' Harris's own papers covering his three and a half years at Bomber Command have been published and made available to the general public. The book also contains an introduction by Sebastian Cox, an Air Staff Memorandum written immediately after the war…

    Hardback – 1995-11-30
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  • Courage and Air Warfare

    The Allied Aircrew Experience in the Second World War

    By Mark K. Wells

    Colonel Wells investigates the nature of aerial warfare and the men who took part. The book analyzes aircrew selection, reaction to combat, adaptability to stress, morale, leadership and combat effectiveness, and compares the efforts of the US Eighth Air Force and RAF Bomber Command.…

    Paperback – 1995-06-30
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  • A Forgotten Offensive

    Royal Air Force Coastal Command's Anti-Shipping Campaign 1940-1945

    By Christina J.M. Goulter

    The "forgotten offensive" of the title is RAF Coastal Command's offensive against German sea-trade between 1940 and 1945. The fortunes of the campaign are followed throughout the war, and its success is then evaluated in terms of the shipping sunk, and the impact on the German economy.…

    Paperback – 1995-06-30
    Routledge
    Studies in Air Power