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Werrell, Kenneth P.

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Works: 21 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 4,289 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
Classifications: UG1312.C7, 358.1740973
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Most widely held works by Kenneth P Werrell
The evolution of the cruise missile by Kenneth P Werrell ( )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archie to SAM a short operational history of ground-based air defense by Kenneth P Werrell ( )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archie to SAM is an update to Kenneth Werrell's Archie, Flak, AAA, and SAM published in 1988. He continues to study ground-based air defense systems in new events, including the Gulf War. In rescuing ground-based air defense systems from long neglect, Werrell delves into such topics as tactics, leadership, change, and innovation
Blankets of fire : U.S. bombers over Japan during World War II by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archie, flak, AAA, and SAM : a short operational history of ground-based air defense by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
US Air Force assumptions about future conflicts have proved to be in error. Since 1945 the Air Force has geared itself for air-to-air combat and a nuclear exchange with a major power. Although this is certainly America's most serious challenge, it has turned out to be the least likely one. For the reality of war has proved to be far different. Since World War II the US Air Force has fought in two wars against minor powers, used conventional weapons, and found its chief opposition to be ground-based air defense weapons. Not only did the nature of war prove different from the one anticipated, but the technology took a turn away from the offense to favor the defense. The big contributor to this shift in the balance between the offense and defense was the emergence of effective surface-to-air missiles. The airmen never appreciated the impact of ground-based air defense systems until it was too late. The US Air Force used ECM, direct action, and tactics to nullify the defensive threat but, in so doing and in relearning old lessons, suffered heavy losses. What should be emphasized to all American military personnel, especially all airmen, is that since World War I and especially since early 1944, US airmen have lost more aircraft in combat to ground-based air defense systems than to hostile aircraft. There is no indication that the future will be any different
Death from the heavens : a history of strategic bombing by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is the first to take a comprehensive look at the history of strategic bombing from its beginnings to the present. Written by a historian who is also an expert on the technology of bombing and its application, the work covers the theory, the hardware, and the operations of strategic bombing... Although his book is dominated by aircraft, it also covers air-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles. This study offers a critical analysis of strategic bombing and concludes by calling into question the value of this type of warfare"--Dust jacket
Sabres over MiG alley : the F-86 and the battle for air superiority in Korea by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus
Chasing the silver bullet : U.S. Air Force weapons development from Vietnam to Desert Storm by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beskriver den teknologiske og doktrinære udvikling inden for amerikanske fly og va╠Őbensystemer fra Vietnamkrigen til Operation Desert Storm
Eighth Air Force bibliography : an extended essay and listing of published and unpublished materials by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hitting a bullet with a bullet : a history of ballistic missile defense by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of BMD efforts appears to counter the concern of those who fear the "technological imperative", that is, if it can be built, it will be built. The 1972 ABM Treaty limited a line of development. SDI was stopped, or certainly redirected, because of cost and politics. A number of BMD systems have been developed and tested, but a full-scale system has not yet been deployed for a variety of technical, economic, and political reasons
"Who fears?" : the 301st in war and peace, 1942-1979 by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighth Air Force bibliography : an extended essay and listing of published and unpublished materials by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The strategic bombing of Germany in World War II : costs and accomplishments by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blankets of fire : U.S. bombers over Japan during Wolrd War II by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chasing the silver bullet : USAF weapons development from Vietnam to Desert Storm by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crook's Regulars : the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the War of Rebellion by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Evolution of the Cruise Missile ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
While weapons come and go in the military, history provides examples of classes of weapons having both a dramatic and a lasting impact upon the conduct of warfare. These examples involve weapons which were, at their inception, revolutionary since they were not merely new but clearly superior to equipment already in use on the battlefield. Because they dominated warfare they were crucial to battlefield success; and nations possessing and using such weapons effectively were, more often than not, victorious. A class of missile of particular interest, now entering the US inventory, is the cruise missile. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the cruise missile against the criteria suggested above, seeking answers to two basic questions: Is the current cruise missile simply another weapon in the now familiar class of aerial munitions? Or does it represent a potentially revolutionary class of weapons in its own right? These questions, and the answers to them, may well have far-reaching implications, for if the current version of the cruise missile represents not an evolutionary development but a quantum leap forward in weaponry, then US development and employment strategies require significant adjustment
Death from Heavens by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The rising sun in flames : U.S. bombers over Japan by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Linebacker II : the decisive use of airpower? ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Did USAF Technology Fail in Vietnam? Three Case Studies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In early April 1997, the Air Force rolled out the F-22 stealth fighter. This highly sophisticated and very expensive aircraft carries the promise of continued American air dominance into the next century. The decision to use it for that purpose commits the Air Force, and the country, to a specific technology. Is this wise? If history is any guide, the American record with military aviation technology is mixed at best. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, American airmen have not enjoyed overwhelming technological superiority in their conflicts. During World War I, US airmen flew European-designed, and, in most cases, European-built aircraft. In the early stages of World War II, Americans were shocked to learn that the Japanese Zero was better than the best US fighters in service. And toward the end of that conflict, the airmen again found themselves at a considerable disadvantage when they had to battle the more advanced jet-powered Me 262. Five years later in Korea, American airmen yet again engaged a superior flying machine, the Soviet MiG-15. What was the situation in the Vietnam War? There are those who consider the Vietnam War as proof that technology has been overused or misused. Others view technology as the Sirens of Greek legend, luring America into the Southeast Asian war and onto the rocks of defeat. Critics write of blind technological fanaticism, hubris, and overconfidence as the United States at tempted to fight a remote, antiseptic war. Leaving the rhetoric aside, how well did Air Force technology perform during the war?
 
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