This book contains the proceedings of a conference held by the Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra in 1994. Since its publication by the RAAF’s Air Power Studies Centre in that year the book has become a widely-used reference at universities, military academies and other educational institutions around the world.
The application of aerospace power has seen significant developments since 1994, most notably through American-led operations in Central Europe and Afghanistan, and continuing technological advances with weapons, uninhabited vehicles, space-based systems and information systems. But notwithstanding those developments and the passing of eight years, the value of this anthology of air power in the 20th century seems undiminished.
AIR POWER IN WORLD WAR I, 1914-1918
THE TRUE BELIEVERS: AIR POWER BETWEEN THE WARS
DID THE BOMBER ALWAYS GET THROUGH?: THE CONTROL OF STRATEGIC AIR SPACE 1939-45
WORLD WAR II: AIR SUPPORT FOR SURFACE FORCES
WORLD WAR II: THE BOMBING OF GERMANY
‘DEFINITE LIMITATIONS’: THE AIR WAR IN KOREA
THE AIR WAR IN VIETNAM: RE-EVALUATING FAILURE
AIR POWER AS A NATIONAL INSTRUMENT: THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS
‘IT WAS A BIT OF A CLOSE CALL’: SOME THOUGHTS ON THE SOUTH ATLANTIC WAR
AIR POWER IN PERIPHERAL CONFLICT: FROM THE PAST, THE FUTURE?
Dennis M. Drew
SOVIET AIR POWER IN THE NEW RUSSIAN MIRROR
Benjamin S. Lambeth
AIR OPERATIONS IN THE GULF WAR
Air Chief Marshal Sir Patrick Hine
NEW ERA WARFARE
General Charles A. Horner
THE FUTURE OF AIR POWER
Richard P. Hallion