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Airborne Weapons of the West

Airborne Weapons of the West

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{detailed description}Even as the combat aircraft was in its infancy there were attempts to ally it to purpose-built weapons, rather than the cumbersome and ineffective ground-based adaptations which armed the early fighters. Today's airborne munitions represent a quantum leap in destructive potential, and airpower is more than ever before the crucial element in the armed forces. Denied the safety of movement by day and night which current weapons can easily accomplish, an army can quickly cease to exist as recently demonstrated in the live war for Kuwait.
The range of bombs, missiles, rockets and self defence pods now available in the arsenal of the West is vast, but relatively unknown even to the most ardent enthusiasts. Here is the definitive illustrated reference to that firepower seen on all frontline interceptors, interdictor, air defence/air superiority and true bomber aircraft. Weapons include Sidewinder, AMRAAM and Maverick missiles, Rockeye, Paveway and nuclear bombs and the Gatling family of aircraft cannon; all lavishly illustrated in close up and in action with detailed text tracing individual weapons' history, development and future refinement.
Authoritative yet immensely readable and informative, this is the book for all aviation enthusiasts who seek the facts and figures for current Western aviation firepower.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Anthony M. Thornborough
published by Arms and Armour Press 1992 1st edn. 128pp profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings, index. 19x25 paperback
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