Harrisburg PA: Military Service Publishing Company, 1940.
Illustrated by Illustrated. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #15248
Tone, light edgewear, officer's name on front paste-down, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "The best defense against airpower is a bigger and better air corps. The next best defense is antiaircraft artillery. A third type, called passive defense, includes all measures of concealment and protection. All three of the above form the team for antiaircraft defense. They are all needed and they supplement each other. ... Experiments are now going on with many varied projects which hold great promise for the defeat or at least control of the air menace. We may expect rapid improvements in guns and the methods of pointing them. The field of passive defense offers many possibilities such as balloon barrages, aerial mine fields, kite barriers, and rocket bombs." - Introduction. Published in December 1940, after the Battle of Britain, but before US entry into World War II, preparing the rapidly expanding United States forces for the new airpower challenges. ; 603 pages.