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By Walter J. Boyne

Air battle: a global Encyclopedia is the 1st encyclopedia to rfile the whole background of aerial wrestle, from the primitive biplanes of worldwide warfare I to the delicate stealth opponents of the twenty first century. The greater than 900 entries, lavishly illustrated with pictures and maps, hide all of it -- the 1st, the quickest, the top, the most recent. greater than a hundred best overseas students and specialists -- many with own wrestle event -- supply completely researched, truly written articles at the recognized aces, designers, battles, air campaigns, guns, and flying machines of air warfare's first ninety years.

Accessible to pupil, fanatic, and pupil alike, Air conflict presents the reader argument-settling services, vigorous and pleasing entries, and solutions to hundreds of thousands of questions: Who first used air energy opposed to civilians? How did a handful of Royal Air strength aces defeat the potent Luftwaffe within the conflict of england? Has bombing on my own ever gained a struggle? the place does the way forward for aerial war lie?

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The pro-Moscow regime fell in April 1992. David C. Isby See also Counterinsurgency Operations; Mil Aircraft References Isby, David C. War in a Distant Country. London: Arms and Armour, 1989. Urban, Mark. War in Afghanistan, 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 1990. Youssaf, Mohammed, and Mark Adkin. The Bear Trap. London: Leo Cooper, 1992. Agusta Italian helicopter manufacturer. Giovanni Agusta (1879– 1927) flew a biplane glider in Capua in 1910. A foreman and 11 inspector with Caproni during World War I, after the Armistice Agusta established in Libya an aircraft overhaul business (although the firm was incorporated only in May 1953).

1969–1989: Twenty Years of Aeritalia. Milan: Scheiwiller, 1989. Gianvanni, Paolo. AMX. Florence, Italy: EDAI, 1999. Aeritalia Italian aerospace industry formed in November 1969 by merging the private Fiat airframe business with the government-owned Aerfer (descended from Industrie Meccaniche e Aeronautiche Meridionali, or IMAM) and Salmoiraghi (a Milan instruments manufacturer); in 1976, Fiat sold its 50 percent share to IRI-Finmeccanica, which became sole owner. Because for decades Aeritalia had been the cable address of Fiat’s Aeronautica d’Italia, the name had a significant history, but it also reflected the mandate to become the national industry leader.

The establishment at Farnborough has undergone various name changes in response to developments and changing research agendas. In 1988, it became the Royal Aerospace Establishment; in 1991, the Defense Research Agency; and in 1995, the Defense Evaluation and Research Agency. Farnborough retained its military emphasis throughout the years, but in the wake of declining military research in the late 1990s the Labor Government decided to divest itself of the facility and shift it to civilian purposes—a move that drew the ire of the Conservative Party and press.

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