Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

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Our Fall issue is blessed with a larger number of book reviews than has been our norm, twenty-three in all. We have been trying to play catch-up on our backlog of reviews, so please take a moment to look them over.

Our first article is adapted from a class outline and lecture given by Richard K. Smith while on the faculty at the University of Maryland. Richard Smith was one of the finest aviation historians, and he wrote prolifically and provided the rigor of analysis to the study of aviation and its progress. In this case, Smith wrote about the Anglo-French experience with their supersonic airliner, the Concorde, as well as the American brief flirtation with it. It was originally prepared in 1982, but its lessons bear studying.

Our next two articles are firmly embedded in World War II. The first one, by first-time contributor Tyler Morton, covers airborne linguists intercepting Axis radio traffic in World War II to provide real-time situational awareness for bomber missions. …

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