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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #90 on: February 01, 2018, 11:40:13 am »
Just saw on amazon.de that Tony Buttler "British Secret Projects 3: Fighters 1935-1950" will be released in Dec. 2018!

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #91 on: February 01, 2018, 03:00:10 pm »
I see where the original volume is being split and volume 4 will be British Secret Projects 4: Bombers 1935-1950.

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« Reply #92 on: February 04, 2018, 08:06:01 pm »
Available in May. Woo!

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #93 on: February 05, 2018, 04:55:44 am »
I love that book.  I'm surprised it's only got 3-1/2 stars.
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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #94 on: February 05, 2018, 06:48:18 am »
3˝ stars is because Amazon made pig's breakfast of the Kindle edition  >:(

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #95 on: February 05, 2018, 07:31:30 am »
It certainly was due for an update as quite a lot of new projects and data have been unearthed since he wrote the original but I just wish he'd moved the start date back a few years, the move to design/develop new fighters and bombers really dates from around 1931, 1935 is just that bit too late. 

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #96 on: February 05, 2018, 12:56:53 pm »
I have recently found a number of new forthcoming books:

Her they are with the link to their Amazon page

Soviet strategic bombers by Jason Moore

https://www.amazon.com/Soviet-Strategic-Bombers-Hammer-Sickle/dp/1781555974


British battleships in the Victorian era (by Norman Friedman)

https://www.amazon.com/British-Battleships-Victorian-Norman-Friedman/dp/1682473295/ref=pd_sim_14_9?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1682473295&pd_rd_r=DC8Z14HZSKVEF1PW4XKT&pd_rd_w=F9lMV&pd_rd_wg=3Nc5C&psc=1&refRID=DC8Z14HZSKVEF1PW4XKT

US submarines since 1945 (revised edition) (by Norman Friedman). Apparently compared to the old edition this one includes both information on the most recent submarines and more information on submarines already covered in the old edition.

https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Submarines-Since-1945-Revised/dp/1591145996/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517695936&sr=8-1&keywords=us+submarines+since+1945&dpID=513aLCNjm4L&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #97 on: March 14, 2018, 04:34:50 am »
Next up in Crecy's Famous Russian Aircraft series will be an updated and enlarged edition of an earlier book in the series, by the familiar tag team of Gordon & Komissarov.  This new edition will have 720 pages, and according to Amazon, will be available in December in both the U.K. and U.S.  Note that it also contains the side-by-side Su-34:

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #98 on: March 18, 2018, 06:05:38 am »
This seems promising...

"The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos" by Christian Davenport

http://amzn.to/2FSFHhA

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #99 on: May 26, 2018, 05:11:32 pm »
Genius Weapons: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weaponry, and the Future of Warfare

https://www.amazon.com/dp/163388452X/?coliid=I3BHW1Z4JKQSSC&colid=BW1R4VUT2EJT&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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A technology expert describes the ever-increasing role of artificial intelligence in weapons development, the ethical dilemmas these weapons pose, and the potential threat to humanity.

Artificial intelligence is playing an ever-increasing role in military weapon systems. Going beyond the bomb-carrying drones used in the Afghan war, the Pentagon is now in a race with China and Russia to develop "lethal autonomous weapon systems" (LAWS). In this eye-opening overview, a physicist, technology expert, and former Honeywell executive examines the advantages and the potential threats to humanity resulting from the deployment of completely autonomous weapon systems. Stressing the likelihood that these weapons will be available in the coming decades, the author raises key questions about how the world will be impacted.
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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #100 on: May 27, 2018, 10:29:34 am »
I wonder how this will compare to "Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century" by P. W. Singer?

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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #101 on: May 27, 2018, 02:17:48 pm »
Rockets and Ray Guns: The Sci-Fi Science of the Cold War (Science and Fiction)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/3319898299/?coliid=I15INQ5ZUW0QAX&colid=BW1R4VUT2EJT&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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The Cold War saw scientists in East and West racing to create amazing new technologies, the like of which the world had never seen. Yet not everyone was taken by surprise. From super-powerful atomic weapons to rockets and space travel, readers of science fiction (SF) had seen it all before.

Sometimes reality lived up to the SF vision, at other times it didn’t. The hydrogen bomb was as terrifyingly destructive as anything in fiction, while real-world lasers didn't come close to the promise of the classic SF ray gun. Nevertheless, when the scientific Cold War culminated in the Strategic Defence Initiative of the 1980s, it was so science-fictional in its aspirations that the media dubbed it “Star Wars”.

Kind of pricey for a 214pg paperback. Also guessing SPF has covered the projects within............
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Re: Some Future Titles of Interest for SPF Members
« Reply #104 on: July 04, 2018, 07:57:39 am »
Just saw this:  B)
https://www.amazon.com/Dornier-335-X-Planes-Robert-Forsyth/dp/1472828895/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530711082&sr=1-9&keywords=Robert+Forsyth

https://www.amazon.com/Bachem-Ba-349-Natter-X-Planes/dp/1472820096/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530711082&sr=1-5&keywords=Robert+Forsyth

I've got the Natter one - it's sort of a stripped back retread of what's in Brett Gooden's 2006 Projekt Natter book. Fewer photos, fewer words, same sort of thing. Sadly it doesn't detail any of the Ba 349's competitors. Disappointing.
Interestingly though, in the book Forsyth says Gooden is busy revising Projekt Natter at this very moment for a new edition.

I imagine that the Do 335 book will be a retread of what's in the (recently revised) Smith/Creek Do 335 book.
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