Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in military technology. From plate armor and gunpowder to aircraft carriers, night vision devices and cyber warfare, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impacts of each breakthrough.
The army is one of the largest ground forces in the world. Discover how they use the latest technology to outfit their troops and vehicles for battle.
The F-117A Nighthawk had technology so advanced for its time that it was kept secret during its first five years of service. Young learners will be fascinated with the history, weapons, and technology behind this incredible aircraft.
The MH-53J Pave Low's main mission is to pick up and deploy troops behind enemy lines. It flies low to the ground and uses advanced technology to sneak in undetected. Young learners will find out about these technologies, read about the Pave Low in action, and learn about the crew that makes dangerous Pave Low missions successful.
Compares and contrasts some of the world's best known special forces teams from past to present through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.
When there is a search and rescue mission to be done, the HH-60 Pave Hawk gets the call. Fast and maneuverable, Pave Hawks have several tools to help them locate people in need of rescue. Students will learn about the history of the Pave Hawk and how it executes its dangerous rescue missions.
Initially developed to provide close air support for ground vehicles and troops, the A-10 has become an extremely valuable tool for the United States Air Force. Students will discover its history, technology, and role in the Air Force today.