Aircraft in Warfare by F.W. Lanchester

Aircraft in Warfare, the Dawn of the Fourth Arm, by F. W. Lanchester. Aircraft in Warfare, the Dawn of the Fourth Arm, by F. W. Lanchester. New edition of Lanchester's pioneering 1916 work, complete with new photographic material from the Imperial War Museum and the RAF Museum England. Describes all aspects of the use and operation of aircraft at the time of the first world war. Important chapters on Lanchester's equations of combat, the foundations of the science of Operations Research and the basis for Japanese developments in marketing strategy Softcover, 243 pages, 19 chapters, 21 photographs, 21 illustrations, appendix, index. ISBN 1-57321-017-X From Scientific American F. W. Lanchester was one of the pioneers of the circulation theory of lift and for that reason is one of the most respected figures in aviation. From The New Yorker F. W. Lanchester is an important figure in the history of science of military strategy. His equations of combat described in this book are the foundations of the science of Operations Research (OR). Lanchester is also honored by the annual Lanchester Prize awarded by the Operations Society of America. Review In the present war the services of the Flying Corps have, in the main, been confined to scouting and reconnaissance in its various forms, the amount of work which has been done in this direction being very great. According to present reports, a mileage equivalent to many circuits of the globe has already been covered. So far, the casualties have been slight, and the actual risk and danger are considered less than in the other combatant branches of the service. The meaning of this evidently is that the methods of attack on aircraft have not kept [...]