UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The name may conjure up images of radio-controlled models and that wouldn’t be too far off, according to “Birds of Prey: Predators, Reapers and America’s Newest UAVs in Combat,” by Bill Yenne.
The book notes that UAVs have been in use since the beginning of powered flight. The military explored their use first, employing unmanned drones to perform flights deemed too tedious or too dangerous for soldiers.
Yenne provides excellent information on the use of the drones, stretching from the days of radio-controlled models to today’s computer-controlled designs. UAVs come in all shapes and forms from fixed wing to rotorcraft and are used all over the world.
For someone who has an interest in radio-controlled aviation or unmanned aerial technology, this book is a must. The book is 159 pages in paperback and photo-rich.
The book is available from Specialty Press at SpecialtyPress.com and online booksellers.