Until now, there has never been a comprehensive number-by-number encyclopedic directory of every single U.S. guided missile system ever built. This book covers the exotic winged cruise missiles of the Cold War, the air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons used in Vietnam and Desert Storm, Navy air-defense interceptor missiles, all the ICBMs, plus secret projects and little known types that will intrigue any military history buff. Missiles include the MGM-1 through the MQM-175.
Illustrated with excellent archival and contemporary photography, this book features every single U.S. guided missile, with special coverage of the famous jet-powered winged missiles of the 1950s Cold War. Some entries are presented one-to-a-page while other more well known missiles like the famed Nike series and Atlas ICBMs are covered over several pages with ample photo spreads. This book will serve as the premier reference for anyone interested in any era of U.S. guided missile technology.
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Bill Yenne has traveled far and wide to research his topics and to shoot the photographs that have appeared in his books. He has flown in the jump seat of a B-52 and has worked with the legendary U.S. Air Force commander, General Curtis E. LeMay, to produce Superfortress: The B-29 and American Airpower in World War II, which Publisher's Weekly described as "an eloquent tribute". Yenne is the author of more than 75 non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics, from history to popular cultrue to transportation.Review:
"....Another gap that Yenne fills is not readily apparent but becomes blindingly obvious once you realize it: this is a proper reference book that you can hold in your hands, not a website that you stare at on your computer screen. That in and of itself makes this offering remarkable. In this day and age where digital reigns, it is heartening to see that even a data-intensive compendium such as this being done in book form." -speedreaders.info, January 2013 (Don Capps speedreaders.info 2013-01-14)
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Descrizione libro Crecy Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110859791629