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The USAF Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base Nevada
Don Logan
• Pictorial history of the USAF Weapons School based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
• Covers the Weapons School since 1992, as well as its predecessor, the Fighter Weapons School
• Most of the ramp and inflight images were taken by the author at Nellis AFB
This pictorial history of the USAF Weapons School based at Nellis AFB, Nevada, features over 200 color images
of the aircraft flown by the eighteen squadrons of the Weapons School from 1992 to the present. The aircraft
photos are organized by Weapons School squadron with a short history of each squadron, as well as unit insignia.
A majority of the photographic images were taken by the author during numerous visits to Nellis AFB, and the
other bases hosting Weapons School units. Most of the action photos were taken on the Nellis range, the Nellis
ramp and runways, or in flight. Also included are chapters on the history of the Weapons School predecessor, the
FighterWeapons School, from1949 to 1992, with photos of the fighter aircraft assigned to its squadrons.The F-16
and F-15 aircraft of the 57th Adversary Tactics Group (Aggressors) are also included.
Don Logan
joined the USAF in August 1969, and flew 133 combat missions as an F-4EWSO in Vietnam,
and later as a right-seater in the F-111A at Nellis AFB. InOctober 1978, he started his employment at Boeing
as a Military Flight Manual/Weapon Delivery manual writer, retiring in 2002. He continues to photograph
and write on military aircraft subjects.
Size: 9" × 9" • 200 color photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5363-5 • hard cover • $24.99
AVAILABLE IN August
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Lockheed F-117 Night Hawks: A Stealth Fighter
Roll Call,
978-0-7643-3242-5, $49.99
• War Hawgs: A-10s of the USAF,
978-0-7643-2586-1,
$49.95
• The 54th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron,
978-0-7643-5239-3, $29.99
Tupolev Tu-16:
Versatile Cold War Bomber
Yefim Gordon, Dmitriy Komissarov & Vladimir Rigmant
• Created in the early 1950s, the Tu-16 was the Soviet Union’s first swept-wing heavy jet bomber
• All known versions are described, as is the Tu-16’s operational career
• Features over 1,000 photos, with many previously unpublished
Developed to meet a Soviet Ministry of Defense requirement for a fast bomber that would counter the threat
posed byNATO, the Tu-16 was a ground-breaking project. It was the first Soviet mediumbomber to feature swept
wings, and it was built around a pair of turbojets that were the world’s most powerful jet engines at the time. First
flown in 1952, the Tu-16 filled such roles as nuclear bomb delivery, missile strike, reconnaissance, and Electronic
Counter Measures. It also served as the basis for the first Soviet jet airliner, the Tu-104. Nearly 1,500 were built for
the Soviet Air Force and the Soviet Navy, and the Tu-16 showed remarkable longevity, the final examples being
retired in 1993.The type saw quite a bit of combat—from the Six-DaysWar of 1967 to the AfghanWar.The Tu-16
was also produced in China and remains in Chinese service to this day. All known versions are described, as is the
Tu-16’s operational career. The book features many unpublished photos.
YefimGordon
is an aviation journalist and photographer who has been researching Soviet/Russian aviation
history for more than forty years.
DmitriyKomissarov
is a translator and journalist whose work has been
associated with aviation since 1993.
Vladimir Rigmant
started working in aviation engineering in 1963,
and has been working for the Tupolev aircraft design bureau since 1986.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 1,033 color and b/w images • 464 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5418-2 • hard cover • $79.99
AVAILABLE IN November
other books you may enjoy!
Tupolev Tu-4: The First Soviet Strategic Bomber,
978-0-7643-4797-9, $49.99
• Tupolev Tu-160: Soviet Strike Force Spearhead,
978-0-7643-5204-1, $59.99
• Tupolev Tu-144: The Soviet Supersonic Airliner,
978-0-7643-4894-5, $59.99
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