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Bombs Gone!

Bombs Gone!

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{detailed description}The effectiveness of a combat aircraft has always depended on the weapons it can carry, but historically they have been something of an afterthought, bolted onto whatever the airframe designer came up with. Today's combat jets are actually designed as part of integrated weapons systems, which have made huge strides in the past 20 years. 'Smart bombs' and 'laser guidance' are familiar phrases since the Gulf War. This review of all the main types of weapons that are delivered by modern combat aircraft illustrates bombs both `smart' and 'dumb', along with guided missiles, unguided rockets, cluster bombs, the pods that house countermeasures and target acquisition systems - and the plain old-fashioned guns that pilots have discovered they still can't do without. It explains, accessibly and concisely, the history of their development, the tasks they perform, and the see-saw race to counter them and improve them. Photos from many sources include close-ups of the systems installed on their pylons, and telling images of their awesome accuracy and power.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Tim Ripley
published by Windrow and Greene 1994 96pp profusely illustrated in colour 19x26 paperback
{condition}very good
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