An expert examination of the evolution of military aviation and its profound impact on warfare-from the employment of balloons during the French Revolutionary wars to the use of aircraft in World War I.
* Over 60 photographs of the most important aircraft of the era, organized by type and country
* Glossary of aircraft abbreviations used during this period, organized by country
Justin D. Murphy, Ph.D., is professor of history and director of the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom Honors Program at Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX. He is the co-author of ABC-CLIO's Military Aircraft, 1919-1945 and Military Aircraft in the Jet Age.