Crete 1941

Crete 1941
Germany’s lightning airborne assault

by Peter Antill

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-11-20
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1782007105
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Operation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941, was the first strategic use of airborne forces in history. The assault began on 20 May, with landings near the island's key airports, and reinforcements the next day allowed the German forces to capture one end of the runway at Maleme. By 24 May, the Germans were being reinforced by air on a huge scale and on 1 June Crete surrendered. This book describes how desperately close the battle had been and explains how German losses so shocked the Führer that he never again authorised a major airborne operation.

Airborne Wind Energy

Airborne Wind Energy
A Book

by Uwe Ahrens,Moritz Diehl,Roland Schmehl

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 611
  • ISBN : 3642399657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This reference offers an overview of the field of airborne wind energy. As the first book of its kind, it provides a consistent compilation of the fundamental theories, a compendium of current research and development activities as well as economic and regulatory aspects. In five parts, the book demonstrates the relevance of Airborne Wind Energy and the role that this emerging field of technology can play for the transition towards a renewable energy economy. Part I on "Fundamentals" contains seven general chapters explaining the principles of airborne wind energy and its different variants, of meteorology, the history of kites and financing strategies. Part II on "System Modeling, Optimization and Control" contains eight contributions that develop and use detailed dynamic models for simulation, optimization, and control of airborne wind energy systems, while Part III on "Analysis of Flexible Kite Dynamics" collects four chapters that focus on the particularly challenging simulation problems related to flexible kites. Part IV "Implemented Concepts" contains eleven contributions each of which presents developed prototypes together with real-world experimental results obtained with the different concepts. Finally, in Part V on "Component Design", five papers are collected that address in detail the technical challenges for some of the components of airborne wind energy. Airborne Wind Energy presents all basics in a single source to someone starting to explore wind power in the upper atmosphere and serves as a valuable reference for researchers, scientists, professionals and students active in the innovative field of Airborne Wind Energy.

Operation Market-Garden 1944 (1)

Operation Market-Garden 1944 (1)
The American Airborne Missions

by Steven J. Zaloga

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-20
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1782008187
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the summer of 1944, plans began for a complex operation to seize a Rhine river bridge at Arnhem in the Netherlands. The American portion of the airborne mission was to employ two divisions of the US XVIII Airborne Corps to seize key terrain features that otherwise might delay the advance of British tanks towards the bridge. The 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions succeeded in their tasks of capturing the vital bridges at Eindhoven at Nijmegen in the face of fierce German resistance. However, the delays caused to the British armored advance, combined with stronger than expected fighting at Arnhem led to the withdrawal of the remnants of the British 1st Airborne Division in one of the Western Allies' most costly defeats of World War II. Contemporary photographs, maps and detailed color artwork complement extensive archival research that reveals the successes of those American airborne missions, largely overshadowed by the failure of the operation as a whole.

Airborne

Airborne
A Guided Tour of an Airborne Task Force

by Tom Clancy

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9780425157701
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A behind-the-scenes look at the elite branch of the military, made up of both Army and Air Force personnel, covers its people, technology, and mission

Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research

Airborne Measurements for Environmental Research
Methods and Instruments

by Manfred Wendisch,Jean-Louis Brenguier

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2013-03-22
  • Pages : 641
  • ISBN : 3527653236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This first comprehensive review of airborne measurement principles covers all atmospheric components and surface parameters. It describes the common techniques to characterize aerosol particles and cloud/precipitation elements, while also explaining radiation quantities and pertinent hyperspectral and active remote sensing measurement techniques along the way. As a result, the major principles of operation are introduced and exemplified using specific instruments, treating both classic and emerging measurement techniques. The two editors head an international community of eminent scientists, all of them accepted and experienced specialists in their field, who help readers to understand specific problems related to airborne research, such as immanent uncertainties and limitations. They also provide guidance on the suitability of instruments to measure certain parameters and to select the correct type of device. While primarily intended for climate, geophysical and atmospheric researchers, its relevance to solar system objects makes this work equally appealing to astronomers studying atmospheres of solar system bodies with telescopes and space probes.

The Soviet Airborne Experience [Illustrated Edition]

The Soviet Airborne Experience [Illustrated Edition]
A Book

by Colonel David M Glantz

  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2015-11-06
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 1786250454
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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[Includes 36 maps and 10 tables] Deep battle, a major element in both U.S. and Soviet doctrine, is a tenet that emphasizes destroying, suppressing, or disorganizing enemy forces not only at the line of contact, but throughout the depth of the battlefield. Airborne forces are a primary instrument to accomplish this type of operation. While the exploits of German, British, and American paratroops since 1940 are well known to most professional soldiers, the equivalent experience of the Soviet Union has been largely ignored—except in the Soviet Union. There, the Red Army’s airborne operations have become the focus of many recent studies by military theorists. Lieutenant Colonel David M. Glantz has done much to remedy this gap in our historical literature. The Soviet Airborne Experience examines the experiences of the Red Army in World War II and traces Soviet airborne theory and practice both before and since the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45. Airborne warfare emerges as an essential part of the high-speed offensive operations planned by Soviet commanders. Because Lieutenant Colonel Glantz examines airborne operations within the larger context of Soviet unconventional warfare, the implications of this study reach beyond one specialized form of maneuver. This study, in demonstrating the ability of Russian airborne and partisan forces to survive and fight behind German lines for months at a time, provides us with an instructive example of how Soviet special operations troops probably plan to operate in future wars. The Soviet Airborne Experience is an important reference for anyone concerned with planning and conducting operations.

Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areas

Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areas
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2009-08-14
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780080914251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For many decades, investigations of the behaviour and implications of radioactive contamination in the environment have focused on agricultural areas and food production. This was due to the erroneous assumption that the consequences of credible contaminating incidents would be restricted to rural areas. However, due to the Chernobyl accident, more than 250,000 persons were removed from their homes, demonstrating a great need for knowledge and instruments that could be applied to minimise the manifold adverse consequences of contamination in inhabited areas. Also, today the world is facing a number of new threats, including radiological terrorism, which would be likely to take place in a city, where most people would become directly affected. A recent report from the US Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism concludes that it is most likely that a large radiological, or even nuclear, terror attack on a major city somewhere in the world will occur before 2013. For the first time ever, the specific problems of airborne radioactive contamination in inhabited areas are treated in a holistically covering treatise, pinpointing factorial interdependencies and describing instruments for mitigation. The state-of-the-art knowledge is here explained in Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areas y leading scientists in the various disciplines of relevance. Unique holistic description of airborne radioactive contamination of inhabited areas and its consequences State-of-the-art information on problems associated with both accidental and malicious contamination events, in particularly 'dirty bombs' Detailed description of processes and parameters governing the severity of contaminating incidents Written by key experts in the world

Airborne Electronic Hardware Design Assurance

Airborne Electronic Hardware Design Assurance
A Practitioner's Guide to RTCA/DO-254

by Randall Fulton,Roy Vandermolen

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2017-08-01
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 1351831429
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) consultant designated engineering representative (DER) and an electronics hardware design engineer who together taught the DO-254 class at the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, Inc. (RTCA) in Washington, District of Columbia, USA, Airborne Electronic Hardware Design Assurance: A Practitioner's Guide to RTCA/DO-254 is a testimony to the lessons learned and wisdom gained from many years of first-hand experience in the design, verification, and approval of airborne electronic hardware. This practical guide to the use of RTCA/DO-254 in the development of airborne electronic hardware for safety critical airborne applications: Describes how to optimize engineering processes and practices to harmonize with DO-254 Addresses the single most problematic aspect of engineering and compliance to DO-254—poorly written requirements Includes a tutorial on how to write requirements that will minimize the cost and effort of electronic design and verification Discusses the common pitfalls encountered by practitioners of DO-254, along with how those pitfalls occur and what can be done about them Settles the ongoing debate and misconceptions about the true definition of a derived requirement Promotes embracing DO-254 as the best means to achieve compliance to it, as well as the best path to high-quality electronic hardware Airborne Electronic Hardware Design Assurance: A Practitioner's Guide to RTCA/DO-254 offers real-world insight into RTCA/DO-254 and how its objectives can be satisfied. It provides engineers with valuable information that can be applied to any project to make compliance to DO-254 as easy and problem-free as possible.

Arnhem: Myth and Reality

Arnhem: Myth and Reality
Airborne Warfare, Air Power and the Failure of Operation Market Garden

by Sebastian Ritchie

  • Publisher : The Crowood Press
  • Release : 2019-04-30
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0719829224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Operation Market Garden, often depicted as one of the most decisive military actions of the Allied campaign, offered an opportunity to conclude hostilities with Hitler's Germany before 1945 but its disastrous failure left the Allies facing another seven months of difficult and costly fighting. In this revised new paperback edition of Arnhem: Myth and Reality, Sebastian Ritchie demonstrates that the operation can only be properly understood if it is considered alongside earlier airborne ventures and reassesses the role of the Allied air forces and the widely held view that they bore a particular responsibility for Market Garden's failure. By placing Market Garden in its correct historical setting and by reassessing Allied air plans and their execution, this groundbreaking book provides a radically different view of the events of September 1944, challenging much of the current orthodoxy in the process.A groundbreaking book that provides a radically different view of the events of Operation Market Garden, September 1944, challenging much of the current orthodoxy in the process.The author places Market Garden in its correct historical setting and reassesses the Allied air plans and their execution. Of great interest to historians of World War II and anyone interested in Operation Market-Garden.Illustrated with 30 black & white photographs including one previously unpublished image for the paperback edition and 10 maps.Sebastian Ritchie is an official historian at the Air Historical Branch (RAF) of the Ministry of Defence and the author of numerous official narratives on RAF operations.A revised edition and new in paperback for 2019.

Airborne Assault On Holland [Illustrated Edition]

Airborne Assault On Holland [Illustrated Edition]
A Book

by Anon

  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-15
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN : 1782894632
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Illustrated with 4 maps and 2 Illustrations. Airborne Assault on Holland highlights the role of air power as the Allies attempted to penetrate German defenses at the Siegfried Line. The work reflects the circumstances of the time and the desire to find good even in unfortunate circumstances and should be read with this in mind. Allied airborne paratroops and glider-borne units converged on Arnhem. Unfortunately, stiff German resistance forced their eventual withdrawal; Allied tactical air power prevented even heavier friendly losses, but could not turn defeat into victory. This boldly conceived operation involved the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces in a variety of missions: troop transport, fighter escort, flak neutralization, air cover, and resupply of ground forces.

Soviet Airborne Forces 1930–91

Soviet Airborne Forces 1930–91
A Book

by David Campbell

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-02-20
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1472839595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Established in 1932, the Vozdushno-desantnye voyska ('air-landing forces', or VDV) of the Red Army led the way in airborne doctrine and practice. Though they were initially handicapped by a lack of infrastructure, due in part to a turbulent political climate in the 1930s, they still conducted major drops during World War II, including at the Dnepr River in September 1943. After the war ended, the VDV became independent of the Air Force and were elevated to the role of strategic asset. The newly rebuilt divisions were now organized and trained to conduct deep insertions behind enemy lines, attacking command-and-control facilities, lines of communication, and key infrastructure targets such as nuclear power plants. This training came into play in numerous Cold War confrontations, including Soviet operations in Hungary (1956) and Czechoslovakia (1968). During the Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979–89), the VDV proved to be the most formidable of the Mujahideen's opponents, with the development of the air assault concept – the transport, insertion and support of air-landed troops by helicopter rather than parachute. This title explores the development of the VDV from their conception in 1930 to their role in the Cold War and in the later invasion of Afghanistan. Supported by contemporary photography and specially commissioned artwork of uniforms and battlescenes, this title is a comprehensive and engaging guide to the history of airborne forces in the Soviet period.

Autonomous Airborne Wireless Networks

Autonomous Airborne Wireless Networks
A Book

by Muhammad Ali Imran,Oluwakayode Onireti,Shuja Ansari,Qammer H. Abbasi

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2021-07-29
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1119751705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover what lies beyond the bleeding-edge of autonomous airborne networks with this authoritative new resource Autonomous Airborne Wireless Networks delivers an insightful exploration of recent advances in the theory and practice of using airborne wireless networks to provide emergency communications, coverage and capacity expansion, information dissemination, and more. The distinguished engineers and editors have selected resources that cover the fundamentals of airborne networks, including channel models, recent regulation developments, self-organized networking, AI-enabled flying networks, and notable applications in a variety of industries. The book evaluates advances in the cutting-edge of unmanned aerial vehicle wireless network technology while offering readers new ideas on how airborne wireless networks can support various applications expected of future networks. The rapidly developing field is examined from a fresh perspective, one not just concerned with ideas of control, trajectory optimization, and navigation. Autonomous Airborne Wireless Networks considers several potential use cases for the technology and demonstrates how it can be integrated with concepts from self-organized network technology and artificial intelligence to deliver results in those cases. Readers will also enjoy: A thorough discussion of distributed drone base station positioning for emergency cellular networks using reinforcement learning (AI-enabled trajectory optimization) An exploration of unmanned aerial vehicle-to-wearables (UAV2W) indoor radio propagation channel measurements and modelling An up-to-date treatment of energy minimization in UAV trajectory design for delay tolerant emergency communication Examinations of cache-enabled UAVs, 3D MIMO for airborne networks, and airborne networks for Internet of Things communications Perfect for telecom engineers and industry professionals working on identifying practical and efficient concepts tailored to overcome challenges facing unmanned aerial vehicles providing wireless communications, Autonomous Airborne Wireless Networks also has a place on the bookshelves of stakeholders, regulators, and research agencies working on the latest developments in UAV communications.

Hospital Airborne Infection Control

Hospital Airborne Infection Control
A Book

by Wladyslaw Kowalski

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2016-04-19
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 143982200X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although nosocomial, or hospital-acquired, infections have been well cataloged and are fairly well understood, traditional solutions have failed to completely eliminate the problem. Even the most modern hospitals find themselves stymied by the persistence of these pathogens in hospital wards and operating rooms. The degree to which most of these infections are airborne is not known, but a growing body of evidence indicates that airborne transmission plays a role in many hospital-acquired infections. Addressing one of the most important topics in health care, Hospital Airborne Infection Control is the first book to deal with the control of airborne nosocomial infections in detail. It identifies all pathogens known or suspected to be airborne, along with their sources in hospital environments. It also summarizes all epidemiological evidence for airborne transmission. The text addresses respiratory, surgical site, burn wound, immunocompromised, pediatric, nursing home, and non-respiratory infections. In each category, an extensive number of examples show that inhalation is not the only airborne route by which infections may be transmitted. Noting that airborne transmission and surface contamination are virtually inseparable, the author emphasizes that both air and surface disinfection, including hand hygiene, are important factors in controlling the transmission of airborne disease. He also proposes a variety of new solutions and technologies, including ultraviolet, ionization, ozone, plasma, and vegetative air cleaning systems. A compendium of scientific and medical information, this book helps hospitals control nosocomial infections and outbreaks spread by the airborne route as well as by direct contact and contact with fomites or contaminated equipment.

Airborne Operations in World War II

Airborne Operations in World War II
A German Appraisal

by Hellmuth Reinhardt

  • Publisher : Merriam Press
  • Release : 2000-09-01
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN : 1576381838
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Airborne Invasion Of Crete, 1941

Airborne Invasion Of Crete, 1941
A Book

by Anon

  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-15
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 1782893180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fascinating story of the first major airborne operation in history, the swift, bloody tale of the Fallschirmjäger of the German Wehrmacht as they battled and won the battles to capture the island of Crete. The drama of Crete marks an epic in warfare. The concept of the operation was highly imaginative, daringly new. Combat elements drawn from Central Europe moved with precision into funnel shaped Greece. Here they re-formed, took shape as a balanced force, were given wings. The operation had the movement, rhythm, harmony of a master’s organ composition. On 20 May and succeeding days this force soared through space; its elements broke over Crete in thundering crescendos - all stops out. For the first time .in history airborne troops, supplied and supported, by air, landed in the face of an enemy, defeated him. For the first time an air force defeated a first-rate Navy, inflicted such staggering losses that the fleet was ordered back to Alexandria three days after the battle started.

Nijmegen, Grave, and Groesbeek

Nijmegen, Grave, and Groesbeek
A Book

by Tim Saunders

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book seeks to bring together little known, out of print and archived material into an account covering the 82nd Airborne Division and Guards Armoured Division?s fighting on the Groesbeek Heights and the capture of the Nijmegen Bridges. This is the first of three Battleground volumes that will cover all sixty-four miles of XXX Corp?s route from Joe?s Bridge on the Escaut Canal to Arnhem on the Rhine"--Page 7.

Airborne at War

Airborne at War
A Book

by Napier Crookenden

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author, a distinguished Airborne soldier, looks back at some of the Airborne operations of the Second World War to reveal the kind of spirit the airborne assault developed in its soldiers and airmen, and also to compare the operations of the three nations who used them - Germany, Great Britain and United States. First published in 1978 and now reprinted.

German Airborne Troops, 1936-45

German Airborne Troops, 1936-45
A Book

by Roger Edwards

  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a full-length study of the parachute and air-landing troops, Fallschirmjäger, of the Third Reich.

Diary of an Airborne Ranger

Diary of an Airborne Ranger
A LRRP's Year in the Combat Zone

by Frank Johnson

  • Publisher : Random House LLC
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 0804118809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author offers a day-to-day account of his life with the elite L Company Rangers of the 101st Airborne Division, a long-range reconnaissance patrol unit, and their operations during the height of combat.

Airborne Reconnaissance IV

Airborne Reconnaissance IV
April 17-18, 1979, Washington, D.C.

by Charles W. Haney

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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