AWACS and Hawkeyes: The Complete History of Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
Airborne early warning aircraft systems-most often referred to as "AWACS"- are among the most significant elements of modern air forces; by placing powerful radar units atop airborne aircraft, air forces are able to vector friendly fighters directly to enemy aircraft, allowing smaller fighter forces to more effectively patrol larger areas.
This authoritative book details the history of AWACS around the world, from the first combination of aircraft and radar in the 1930s to today's highly sophisticated technologies and hardware.
Complete histories of previously classified programs, technological evolutions, obstacles, and combat operations are provided. A photo section illustrates major aircraft types.
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Review: AWACS and Hawkeyes: The Complete History of Airborne Early Warning AircraftUser Review - Philip - Goodreads
This is a definitive history on the developments and evolution of AEW. I had the honour (UK) of working with the author during our military careers. His expertise and descriptions of the history are well worth the read for anybody interested in the subject matter Read full review
Review: AWACS and Hawkeyes: The Complete History of Airborne Early Warning AircraftUser Review - Art Greer - Goodreads
A super review of the evolution of Airborne Early Warning and Command and Control. Long over due, too often hiden by the books of Air Warfare behind the flash and glamour of Fighters and Strike aircraft. Read full review