US Air Force Air Power Yearbook 2018
The third edition of the US Air Force Air Power Yearbook comes at a time when readiness is at the forefront of the concerns for USAF leaders. It's a word that has many influencing factors, not least manpower the USAF says it is short by nearly 2,000 pilots hardware, funding, the list goes on.
One of the ways the USAF is looking to retain and absorb more pilots is through OA-X or light attack. This could see the USAF at long last buying a fleet of low-cost, light attack aircraft to operate in low threat environments in support of ground forces in the close air support role.
In this 100-page 2018 yearbook we also feature the B-1B Lancers of Ellsworth AFB, the High Rollers of the Nevada Air National Guard and their C-130 mountain flying training school, a look at USAF contracted Red Air plans, plus the F-35A Lightning's global presence all of this plus a full rundown of all USAF aircraft types and units.