Aviation in Peace and War
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Aviation in Peace and War

By Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
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Table of Contents
  • AVIATION IN PEACE AND WAR
  • Major-General Sir F. H. SYKES
  • CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I
  • PRE-WAR
    • Early Thoughts on Flight.
    • The Invention of the Balloon.
    • First Experiments in Gliders and Aeroplanes.
    • The Wright Brothers and their Successors in Europe.
    • The First Airships.
    • The Beginnings of Aviation in England.
    • The Inception and Development of Aircraft as Part of the Forces of the Crown.
      • The Balloon Factory.
      • The Air Battalion.
      • The Royal Flying Corps.
      • The Military Wing.
      • The Naval Wing.
    • The Balloon Factory.
    • The Air Battalion.
    • The Royal Flying Corps.
    • The Military Wing.
    • The Naval Wing.
    • Tactics and the Machine.
    • Conclusions.
  • CHAPTER II
  • WAR
    • General Remarks on War Development.
    • Co-operation with the Army.
      • Reconnaissance.
      • Photography.
      • Wireless.
      • Bombing.
      • Contact Patrol.
      • Fighting.
    • Reconnaissance.
    • Photography.
    • Wireless.
    • Bombing.
    • Contact Patrol.
    • Fighting.
    • Co-operation with the Navy.
      • Coast Defence, Patrol and Convoy Work.
      • Fleet Assistance, Reconnaissance, Spotting for Ships' Guns.
      • Bombing.
      • Torpedo Attack.
    • Coast Defence, Patrol and Convoy Work.
    • Fleet Assistance, Reconnaissance, Spotting for Ships' Guns.
    • Bombing.
    • Torpedo Attack.
    • Home Defence.
      • Night Flying and Night Fighting.
    • Night Flying and Night Fighting.
    • The Machine and Engine.
    • Tactics and the Strategic Air Offensive.
    • Organization.
  • CHAPTER III
  • PEACE
    • The Future of Aerial Defence.
    • Civil Aviation as a Factor in National Security.
    • Civil Aviation as an Instrument of Imperial Progress.
    • Financial and Economic Problems.
    • Weather Conditions and Night Flying.
    • Organization.
    • The Machine and Engine.
    • Air Services: British, Continental and Imperial.
  • CONCLUSION
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