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Tech to Protect

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119940

Tech to Protect explores many of the incredible technological innovations that are occurring in the defense industry, including weaponry and military hardware, as well as surveillance and cybersecurity programs. Robots and drones are replacing humans in combat situations and police officers and soldiers are being equipped with “superhuman” abilities through x-ray vision and exoskeletons. Young readers will also learn about the controversies some of these innovations are creating, including concerns over privacy.

Mil Mi-26

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607506

A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of the world’s largest helicopter, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Mil Mi-26.

Nimitz Aircraft Carrier

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607483

A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier.

Armored Vehicles

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600767

A fundamental exploration of armored vehicles, including their speed and carrying capacity, history of development, armor and other features, and famous models from around the world.

Military Robots

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034201

Soldiers regularly put themselves in harm’s way to promote peace and protect freedom. This means they have great appreciation for their robotic stand-ins— PackBots. The remote-controlled robots especially save the day when they find hidden bombs! This book puts kids on a reading mission to discover how robots serve the military.

Abrams Tanks

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600141010

Roll across the terrain with the most feared tank on the planet. The Abrams tank is the armored backbone of United States ground forces. Readers will learn about the technology and crew that make the M1 Abrams a perfect blend of power and speed.

F-14 Tomcats

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142024

The F-14 Tomcat was the pride of the United States Navy for over thirty years. Students will discover the technology behind this jet fighter that made it such an effective weapon.

Special Ops Forces

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781680720815

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.

F-16 Fighting Falcon

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785927

This title explores the development and use of the popular F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet. Readers will follow the history of its origins and development. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as the shape of its fuselage, its ejection seat, its single turbofan engine, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs. Readers will also learn about the F-16's use in Operation Desert Storm and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

Test Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798101

Piloting experimental aircraft is more dangerous than most other types of flying. Test pilots are generally military aviators who fly new and modified aircraft, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. In the 1950s, test pilots were being killed at the rate of about one a week, but the risks have shrunk to a fraction of that, thanks to the sophistication of aircraft technology, better ground-testing, and simulation of aircraft performance. Despite their image as fun-loving daredevils, these pilots have to be ruthlessly precise and professional when flying. This intriguing book looks at what type of people become test pilots, how they train, what the job includes, how it feels to be the first person to fly a new design, the aircraft they fly, and how they analyze and report on each flight.

Support Helicopter Pilots

Chris Oxlade (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180773

When the heat gets turned up in a conflict, support helicopter pilots are called upon to bring in additional troops and equipment or even provide battle support from the air. In modern warfare, the helicopter's agility and hovering ability have made it indispensible to the army, navy, air force, and marines for tactical support. This book describes the different missions support helicopter pilots undertake and the dangerous circumstances they must usually fly under.

Apache Helicopter Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798057

These army pilots fly the most demanding helicopter in existence, a machine so complex to operate that its known as Riding the Dragon. Only 3% of existing army helicopter pilots qualify to fly it. Trainees have to learn to train their eyes to work independently of each other while the right eye sees flight and weapons information in the helmet's monocle, the left eye is free to look outside the aircraft and scan for threats and other obstacles. And, flying the helicopter is only half the battle - its purpose is to provide firepower from the air to protect soldiers on the ground. This book lifts the lid on what life is like for these men and women: their training; the aircraft; the missions, and what its actually like to be under fire while flying.

How Does It Fly? Bomber Plane

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800754

Discover what makes bomber planes different from regular airplanes and learn how they have been used throughout history.

How Does It Fly? Fighter Plane

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800747

Since airplanes were first invented, they have often been used for military purposes. Learn about different kinds of fighter planes and find out how they are different from regular planes.

Littoral Combat Ships

Philip Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110820

When there is danger in shallow water, Littoral Combat Ships are called into action. These ships can go in water too shallow for other ships of the United States Navy. Armed with high-tech weapons and carrying helicopters and other aircraft, Littoral Combat Ships can fight any threat. This title introduces the newest craft of the Navy and shows how the technology behind the ships has led to their early success.

CH-46 Sea Knights

Carlos Alvarez (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110714

A medium-lift assault helicopter, CH-46 Sea Knights are used to deliver heavily armed troops into battle. They are also used on several other missions. Readers will learn about these large helicopters, how they work, and the many missions they perform for the United States Marine Corps.

Jet Fighters

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612114490

The high maneuverability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity! Students will learn about the history, technology, and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.

V-22 Ospreys

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600143334

Part airplane and part helicopter, the V-22 Osprey hovers in the air as U.S. Marines jump behind enemy lines. Kids will learn about the V-22 Osprey's vertical take-off and landing, defensive weapons, and the dangerous missions this unique machine performs.

Predator Drones

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1926660544

Predator drones use cameras and sensors to help the United States Air Force gain valuable information about the enemy. They can also be used for strategic strikes. Readers will find out how predator drones work, what kinds of missions they are sent out to perform, and how a pilot thousands of miles away can safely control one.

Arleigh Burke Destroyers

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612110665

Loaded with guns, torpedoes, and guided missiles, Arleigh Burke Destroyers are always ready to protect U.S. Navy warships. Young readers will learn how these destroyers use the latest technology to defend the fleet and carry out attack missions.

U-2 Planes

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600141065

Soar 90,000 feet above Earth's surface in the majestic U-2 spy plane, which has been a key tool in gathering intelligence over the last 50 years. Students will learn about the history of the U-2 plane, the technology it uses, and what kind of missions this spy plane is sent out to perform.

M109A6 Paladins

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110837

The M109A6 Paladin is a large, mobile howitzer. It can fire rounds several miles to support ground forces. Readers will learn about the features that make the Paladin successful, how it performs on the battlefield, and common Paladin missions.

MH-53J Pave Lows

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142819

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.

Nimitz Aircraft Carriers

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142222

The largest capital ships in the world, Nimitz aircraft carriers are filled with cutting-edge technology and several kinds of planes. Students will discover the history, technology, and missions of this backbone of the United States Navy.

M2A2 Bradleys

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142611

The M2A2 is an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) used by the United States Armed Forces. It transports, assists, and protects infantry. Students will learn about the history and technology behind this vehicle that is often on the front lines of battle.