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Opis produktu

The bombing campaign that was meant to keep South Vietnam secure Rolling Thunder became a byword for pointless ineffective brutality and was a key factor in Americas Vietnam defeat. But in its failures Rolling Thunder was one of the most influential air campaigns of the Cold War. It spurred a renaissance in US air power and the development of an excellent new generation of US combat aircraft and it was still closely studied by the planners of the devastatingly successful Gulf War air campaign. Dr Richard P. Hallion a vastly knowledgeable air power expert at the Pentagon explains in this fully illustrated study how the might of the US air forces was crippled by inadequate strategic thinking poor pilot training illsuited aircraft and political interference.

About the Author

Richard P. Hallion holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland and has completed specialized governmental and national security programs at the Federal Executive Institute and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has been a Curator at the Smithsonian Institutions National Air and Space Museum: a Historian with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Air Force: the Harold Keith Johnson Chair of Military History at the Army War College: the Charles Lindbergh Professor at the National Air and Space Museum: a Senior Issues and Policy Analyst for the Secretary of the Air Force: The Air Force Historian: a Senior Advisor for Air and Space Issues for the Air Forces Directorate for Security Counterintelligence and Special Programs: a Special Advisor for Aerospace Technology for the Air Force Chief Scientist: a Senior Advisor to the Science and Technology Policy Institute of the Institute for Defense Analyses: a Research Associate in Aeronautics for the National Air and Space Museum: and a Trustee of Florida Polytechnic University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Member of the Order of Daedalians who has flown as a mission observer in a wide range of military aircraft including the Vietnamera AH1 Canberra C1 C130 C141 C5 F104 F105 F4 F111 O2 P3 CH46 SH3 and UH1.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Attackers Capabilities /Defenders Capabilities /Campaign Objectives /The Campaign /Analysis and Conclusion /Bibliography /Index

Promotional Information

A new history of Rolling Thunder the Vietnam Wars first most intense and biggest US air campaign by one of the most eminent names in air power studies. It will appeal to Vietnam War aviation enthusiasts and historical students as well as everyone interested in Cold War air power.

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