Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Robotic Air Warfare 1917–2007

New Vanguard 144
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Ian Palmer
  • Short code: NVG 144
  • Publication Date: 10 Oct 2008
  • Number of Pages: 48
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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.

Biographical Note

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.Hugh Johnson is a highly experienced and talented freelance digital illustrator who has completed a number of books for Osprey including New Vanguard 102: T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944-2004, New Vanguard 117: Jeeps 1941-45 and Fortress 030: Fort Eben Emael. He lives in Surrey, UK.

Contents

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

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