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Birds of Prey - Predators, Reapers & America's Newest UAVs in Combat

by Bill Yenne Code: 23676 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publication date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $59.95
Publisher's Notes: Although primitive unmanned TV-guided airplanes were used in combat during World War II, it is only recently that these machines have matured into the most significant new method of aerial combat since the beginning of contemporary warfare. The fact that onboard human pilots are no longer needed for these aircraft to carry out their deadly missions is fascinating for military enthusiasts and aviation historians alike. These remotely piloted vehicles are now re-writing the book on modern aerial surveillance and close air support. Delivering their lethal payloads with surgical precision, propeller-driven and jet-powered remotely piloted aircraft are guided by satellite, and flown by human operators located halfway around the world in air-conditioned trailers, isolated from the hostile combat environment of the aircraft themselves. While this book also covers the history and development of early-unmanned aerial vehicles, the focus is on all the latest impressive technology used in today's most modern remotely piloted combat aircraft.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Illustration: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 290mm X 216mm
Code: 23676