Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Robotic Air Warfare 1917–2007

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Robotic Air Warfare 1917–2007

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the most dynamic field of aerospace technology, and have only emerged from the shadows recently, despite having been in use for decades. After some limited use in World War II, UAVs emerged as substitutes for manned reconnaissance aircraft in missions deemed too dangerous to risk an aircrew. This book examines the development of UAV technology and speculates on its future potential. Packed with rare, recently declassified photographs and detailed full-colour cutaways, this title goes on to investigate the deployment of UAVs, from early Israeli airforce use to their current role over Iraq and Afghanistan today.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Design and Development - Construction - Variants - Service History - Conclusion - Color Plate Commentary - Bibliography - Index

Product details

Published 10 Oct 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846032431
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 47 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 144
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

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Ian Palmer

Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist…

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