The World Air Power Guide by David Wragg lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Military Air Force section.
Barnsley: Pen & Sword Aviation, 2010, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Glossary;
From the cover: The World Air Power Guide provides up-to-the-minute comprehensive information on the military aviation assets of no less than 169 nations. While the bulk of the book covers the air forces of the countries concerned, the author, who previously compiled Janes Air Forces of the World, includes details of, where applicable, army, navy, marine and coastguard airpower, together with their history and other relevant information.
Revealing comparisons are made between countries populations, GDP and defence expenditure. These raise worrying questions as to the differing levels of national commitment to maintaining peace and security.
Over the last 100 years air power has become a key component of any developed nations defence strategy and there is no prospect of its significance diminishing. Even in insurgency campaigns such as Afghanistan, ground forces cannot operate effectively without strategic and tactical airlift capability, air-to-ground fire support and airborne intelligence gathering.
With its numerous illustrations, The World Air Power Guide provides the reader, whether professional or lay, with an outstanding array of information at an affordable price.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 298 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.