Air Warfare: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-2 by Walter J. Boyne

By Walter J. Boyne

Air struggle: a world Encyclopedia is the 1st encyclopedia to record the total historical past of aerial wrestle, from the primitive biplanes of global battle I to the subtle stealth opponents of the twenty first century. The greater than 900 entries, lavishly illustrated with images and maps, conceal all of it -- the 1st, the quickest, the top, the most recent. greater than a hundred most sensible foreign students and specialists -- many with own strive against event -- supply completely researched, sincerely written articles at the well-known aces, designers, battles, air campaigns, guns, and flying machines of air warfare's first ninety years.

Accessible to scholar, fanatic, and pupil alike, Air battle offers the reader argument-settling services, full of life and enjoyable entries, and solutions to hundreds of thousands of questions: Who first used air strength opposed to civilians? How did a handful of Royal Air strength aces defeat the effective Luftwaffe within the conflict of england? Has bombing by myself ever received a warfare? the place does the way forward for aerial struggle lie?

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J-PATS competition it had entered in association with Lockheed. In 1980,Aeronautica Macchi became the parent company of the new Aermacchi manufacturing subsidiary, a share in which was acquired by Aeritalia, then a partner in the Italian-Brazilian AMX attack aircraft program, which proved disappointing. 328 commuter program. 211 single-engine trainers, completing its range with the M-290 RediGO acquired from Valmet of Finland. Production was moved to Venegono airfield and the original Varese factory was sold.

In December 1990, IRI-Finmeccanica merged Aeritalia with its radar and missile industry, Selenia, forming Alenia. Gregory Alegi See also Aermacchi; Alenia; Breda; Eurofighter Typhoon; Fiat; Lockheed F-104 “Starfighter”; Panavia Tornado References Catalanotto, Baldassare, and Cesare Falessi. 1969–1989: Twenty Years of Aeritalia. Milan: Scheiwiller, 1989. Gianvanni, Paolo. AMX. Florence, Italy: EDAI, 1999. Aeritalia Italian aerospace industry formed in November 1969 by merging the private Fiat airframe business with the government-owned Aerfer (descended from Industrie Meccaniche e Aeronautiche Meridionali, or IMAM) and Salmoiraghi (a Milan instruments manufacturer); in 1976, Fiat sold its 50 percent share to IRI-Finmeccanica, which became sole owner.

The ANR disbanded or surrendered to the Allies in an orderly fashion, but on 29 April the 1st Fighter Group’s beloved commander, Major Adriano Visconti, was summarily executed by communist partisans and instantly became a hero-martyr. All other ANR personnel were expelled from the Italian armed forces; some were readmitted during the Cold War. Gregory Alegi Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (ANR) Italian air service during World War II. After the Italian armistice in World War II, Germany formed the Repubblica Sociale Italiana (RSI; the Italian Social Republic) in territory still under Nazi control and reinstalled Mussolini as leader.

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