Aviation Century: War and Peace in the Air
by Ron Dick & Dan Patterson
This is the final volume in the acclaimed Aviation Century series. Book explores the influence of aviation in the major wars and minor conflicts since World War II, then proceeds to explain the introduction of the jet engine and the changes it brought; how improvements in weapons, avionics and aircraft systems transformed military aircraft; the history of flight safety, from the first air fatality in 1908 to the defense against terrorism. Book also includes profiles of 21st century aircraft and speculates on the myriad ways in which aviation will change in the near and far future.
352 pages, HB w/dust jacket, 9x11, 580 color and b&w photographs, bibliography, index.