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By Walter J. Boyne

Written via greater than a hundred foreign students and specialists, this encyclopedia chronicles the participants, gear, and drama of approximately a century of aerial combat.

• greater than 900 A–Z entries 0 in at the first, the simplest, the worst, the quickest, the top, the latest

• Contributions from a few a hundred best overseas experts―many with wrestle experience

• Lavish set of illustrations with various photographs together with the Mitsubishi G4M built with the Okha suicide missile, the crimson Baron, and the 1st all-female aircrew of the U.S. Air Force

• Maps starting from the Western entrance as stabilized in 1915 to the Persian Gulf warfare in 1991

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During the Vietnam War, aerial refueling enabled bombers based on Guam to hit targets in Vietnam. In the Falklands War,Vulcan tankers refueled bombers on transatlantic missions. S. bombing raids against Libya, Iraq, and Serbia launched from Britain and the United States would have been impossible without multiple aerial refuelings. Aerial refueling is a force extender and a force multiplier. S. deployment for the Gulf War, as well as later peacekeeping and contingency operations, were accelerated by the ability to move fighters and cargo aircraft rapidly using aerial refueling.

Rechlin continued in this capacity throughout the 1930s and World War II, contributing much to the development of the Luftwaffe. Badly bombed in the final days of the war, Rechlin’s once extensive facilities were virtually wiped out at war’s end. Today an aeronautical museum sits on the site. The United States and Great Britain followed their French and German counterparts in building aeronautical research establishments. Aviation inquiry in the United States received impetus in 1915 when Congress established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) to correct America’s deficiencies in aviation.

Aeroflot deployed them everywhere, and quite a few were exported. The An-10 became the standard equipment for the Arctic regions and started a Great Circle route from Moscow to Khabarovsk, via northern Siberia, in August 1960. In a similar way, Andrei Tupolev’s Tu-114 was remarkable, being for several years the largest and longest-range airliner in the world. It was also the first Soviet-built airliner to be operated by a noncommunist airline, when Japan Air Lines used it for its TokyoMoscow service.

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