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  • Modern South Korean Air Power

    • The only book on modern-day South Korean Air Force an the market
    • Explaining a current geopolitical hotspot by showing the ROKAF capabilities

    Since the early 1950s, the heavily industrialised nation of South Korea has seen steady growth and is now the world's seventh-largest exporter and 11th-largest economy overall. As the Cold War on the Korean peninsula gathered momentum, the development of the Republic of Korea Air Force became one of the nation's top priorities. While initially dependent on the United States for its aircraft, Korea's aviation industry... Learn More

    Starting at: £35.99

  • Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles

    • The only up-to-date handbook on current UCAVs
    • Informing about the existing UCAV types, their ordnance, producers and current involvements in operations

    The field of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) is rapidly diversifying as an array of light, midsized, and heavy UCAVs and munitions enter the global marketplace. This has the potential to dramatically expand access to armed unmanned platforms and change the way unmanned aerial vehicles are used in combat. The influence of UCAVs on the conduct of war has already been felt in conflicts in the Caucasus, the Middle... Learn More

    Starting at: £65.00

  • Modern Taiwanese Air Power

    • The only book on current Taiwanese Air Force (ROCAF) and written by experts
    • Following Harpia's structure of recent books on mainland China, it completes Harpia's series on Chinese air arms (PRC and ROC)

    The sovereign status of Taiwan - or the Republic of China - has been a source of instability in the Asia-Pacific region for much of the last 70 years. While Taiwan aspires to be an independent and democratic nation, the communist-led People's Republic of China sees it as a breakaway province. With Beijing flexing its muscles in recent years amid rising... Learn More

    Starting at: £20.99

  • Modern USMC Air Power

    • The only book on current USMC aviation units
    • The only book on current USMC aircraft types
    • Describing USMC's world-wide operations and areas of responsibility
    • Following Harpia's structure of recent books on China and Russia
    • The author is an expert on USMC

    As America's expeditionary force-in-readiness, the US Marine Corps operates an eclectic mix of fixed-wing, rotary-wing, tiltrotor and unmanned aircraft to support the marine rifleman on the ground. The first two decades of the 21st century have seen an almost complete transformatio... Learn More

    Starting at: £35.99

  • Chinese Air Power in the 20th Century

    • A lavishly illustrated analysis of the rise of the PLAAF.
    • Explores the history of the country's air force since the Communist Party took over in 1949.
    • Commemorates the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Air Force on 11 November 2019.

    The international community has not only acknowledged China's continuing rise as a world power but has also closely observed Beijing regain its place in the international community and grow to become a dominant player in the Far East.

    Despite the difficulty in obtaining relevant information... Learn More

    Starting at: £35.99

  • Flashpoint Russia

    Russian military aviation has undergone several upheavals in the post-Soviet era. There have been two driving forces behind these changes. First, the Russian experience of air power in conflicts has led to an increasing integration of the various branches of the armed forces. Today's VKS was created as a result of the absorption of the Air Defence Troops (VPVO) by the Air Force (VVS) in 1998, and then a merger of the Air Force with the Aerospace Defence Troops (VVKO) in 2015.

    Meanwhile, Russia has adapted to financial realities, with insignificant defence spending throughout... Learn More

    Starting at: £24.99

  • Modern Chinese Warplanes: Chinese Army Aviation - Aircraft and Units

    • The FIRST ever book on Chinese Army Aviation

    Compared to the People's Liberation Army Air Force and Naval Aviation, the PLA's Army Aviation is the least known und understood of the country's air arms. Its formation was only approved in 1986 and it was established as the Army Aviation Corps in January 1988, using helicopters inherited from the Air Force. Beginning as a single regiment, the first true Army Aviation brigade was formed in 2009 and the force has now expanded to around a dozen frontline units operating hundreds of different helicopters. In its current... Learn More

    Starting at: £20.99

  • Modern Chinese Warplanes: Chinese Air Force - Aircraft and Units

    In 2012 the original Modern Chinese Warplanes set the standard as a uniquely compact yet comprehensive directory of modern Chinese air power, combining magnificent illustrations and in-depth analysis.

    Now almost six years later, much of the fascination that Chinese military aviation holds for the analyst and enthusiast still stems from the thick veil of secrecy that surrounds it. However, in the time that has passed since the first edition a plethora of new types, systems and weapons has been revealed. What is more, the structure of the People's Liberation Army Air Force... Learn More

    Starting at: £35.99

  • EMB-314 Super Tucano

    • The only book in English language on Embraer's EMB-314 Super Tucano
    It covers all 13 current operators, including units and operations in word, pictures and side-view drawings
    • An on-going success of Embraer's advanced prop trainer and COIN aircraft

    Robust to the point of supporting operations on unprepared runways and in an environment with 36°C temperature and humidity at 100 per cent. Independent to operate without any ground support and taking off from narrow and short runways from border Army Battalions. Technological for integrating in a 4th genera... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.99

  • Modern Chinese Warplanes: Chinese Naval Aviation - Aircraft and Units

    • The only handbook on modern-day Chinese Naval Aviation
    • List of all units with maps of all bases of all thr fleets
    • Lots of unpublished pictures

    Due to China's strong dependence/reliance on its economic development but also due to its rising political ambitions with the aim to resume a central role in the regional and global affairs, it is vital for China to show some sort of military presence in its area of influence. Consequently, within the past decade, China's military - in both strategic considerations and the modernisation of procedures and materia... Learn More

    Starting at: £19.99

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