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In the Air Force Tactical Fighter Roadmap , a briefing assembled by the Air Force
to describe its tactical goals for ... Soviet " frontal " aviation aircraft -- that is , the
Soviet forces most equivalent to the U.S. tactical air forces discussed in this paper
 ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210024858068

Category: Aeronautics, Military

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In spite of this , the United States went into the war with a well integrated air force
; not all of it distributed with maximum effect . The versatility of many of our types ,
notably our heavy bombers , made it possible to use one class of aircraft for a ...

Author: United States. Office of War Information

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ISBN: UIUC:30112106720250

Category: Aeronautics, Military

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Aerospace Studies Institute, Air University (U.S.). Research Studies Institute
Woodford Agee Heflin. ComAirCent [ 125 ] Combat ceiling ' complement . ' 2. '
Command . ' See comd ( auth attacking hostile aircraft before they are able abbr )
. to ...

Author: United States. Air Force Dept

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ISBN: UIUC:30112013958688

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Fundamentals of Air Force Officership and Operations . ... of the roles , missions ,
and capabilities of U.S. and allied combat aircraft , combat aircrew duties , air - to
- air and air - to - ground operations , space operations , combat support assets ...

Author: United States Air Force Academy

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU14260379

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The paramount one centered on the role of Army aviation, which had not been
settled by either of the Pace-Finletter agreements or the 1953 reorganization.
Under Eisenhower's "New Look" policy the defense of the United States
depended ...

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On March 1, 1935, the General Headquarters Air Force (GHQAF), which had
existed in gestation since October 1, 1933, became ... to prepare a program for
an Air Corps composed of 10,000 airplanes, of which 7,500 would be combat
aircraft.

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ISBN: 1428993444

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... serviceable or repairable but transferred to a non–USAF Agency. Enemy
Action—On Combat Mission—loss known to be the result of known enemy action
(on combat missions or direct combat support missions due to enemy aircraft,
surface ...

Author: Robert A. Mann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645119X

Category: History

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This work details the methods of deciphering and reading the coding found on Individual Aircraft Record Cards (IARCs). The work shows how to read the 21 formats of record cards to help the reader or researcher identify the reporting or possessing unit, activity, station, and important dates for individual aircraft. The author also details where and how to obtain IARC microfilm rolls.
2008-09-18 By Robert A. Mann

Since the bombing halt, heavy anti-aircraft weapons had been shifted to the
south both in North Vietnam and Laos. ... Forces. The U.S. had redeployed most
of its combat troops to the U.S. By the end of August all ground combat troops
would ...

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ISBN: 9781428993556

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AMERICAN AIR POWER DEVELOPS AT THE FRONT The United States Army
had only 250 aircraft when entering World War I in 1917, and military aeronautics
was carried out by the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps. There were 65 ...

Author: Stuart Murray

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438130255

Category: Electronic books

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From the Battle of Bunker Hill to the Battle of Midway
2004 By Stuart Murray

Army Aircraft Procurement Through World War II Military aircraft procurement
involved close interactions between government and industry from its inception in
the first decade of the twentieth century. Because the Army did not create its own
 ...

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ISBN: 9781428990272

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A Half Century of Fighter Aircraft R&D Mark Lorell, Mark A. Lorell, Hugh P.
Levaux, United States. Air ... munitions, the new generation ofAmerican stealthy
combat aircraft dramatically increased the potential combat effectiveness of air
power.

Author: Mark A. Lorell

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833025951

Category: History

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The proposition that innovation is critical in the cost-effective design and development of successful military aircraft is still subject to some debate. RAND research indicates that innovation is promoted by intense competition among three or more industry competitors. Given the critical policy importance of this issue in the current environment of drastic consolidation of the aerospace defense industry, the authors here examine the history of the major prime contractors in developing jet fighters since World War II. They make use of an extensive RAND database that includes nearly all jet fighters, fighter-attack aircraft, and bombers developed and flown by U.S. industry since 1945, as well as all related prototypes, modifications, upgrades, etc. The report concludes that (1) experience matters, because of the tendency to specialize and thus to develop system-specific expertise; (2) yet the most dramatic innovations and breakthroughs came from secondary or marginal players trying to compete with the industry leaders; and (3) dedicated military R&D conducted or directly funded by the U.S. government has been critical in the development of new higher-performance fighters and bombers.
1998 By Mark A. Lorell

Air power has played a pivotal role in America's military force since World War I
when aircraft were first used in combat. In World War n, it was indispensable to
U.S. forces to achieve victory. After the war, the Department of the Navy invested
in ...

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788135767

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This comprehensive report on U.S. air power examines whether the U.S. Secretary of Defense has sufficient information from a joint perspective to prioritize programs, objectively weigh the merits of new program investments, and decide whether current programs should receive continued funding. Summarizes major changes in U.S. air power capabilities since 1991 and the broad capabilities of potential adversaries. Synthesizes the findings of six individual air power reviews that were conducted over the past two years. Charts and tables.

A Chronicle of Soviet Aerial Operations in the Korean War 1950-53 Stuart Britton,
Igor Seidov ... Although the Polish Military Encyclopedia puts the numerical
strength of the KPAAF at 239 aircraft, including 172 Il-10 ground ... To be sure, at
the moment of the PDRK's invasion, several United States Air Force [USAF] C-54
and DC-4 transport aircraft were located on airbases around the Republic of
Korea ...

Author: Igor Seidov

Publisher: Helion and Company

ISBN: 9781910294314

Category: History

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The Korean War (1950-1953) was the first - and only - full-scale air war in the jet age. It was in the skies of North Korea where Soviet and American pilots came together in fierce aerial clashes. The best pilots of the opposing systems, the most powerful air forces, and the most up-to-date aircraft in the world in this period of history came together in pitched air battles. The analysis of the air war showed that the powerful United States Air Force and its allies were unable to achieve complete superiority in the air and were unable to fulfill all the tasks they'd been given. Soviet pilots and Soviet jet fighters, which were in no way inferior to their opponents and in certain respects were even superior to them, was the reason for this. The combat experience and new tactical aerial combat tactics, which were tested for the first time in the skies of Korea, have been eagerly studied and applied by modern air forces around the world today. This book fully discusses the Soviet participation in the Korean War and presents a view of this war from the opposite side, which is still not well known in the West from the multitude of publications by Western historians. The reason for this, of course, is the fact that Soviet records pertaining to the Korean War were for a long time highly classified, since Soviet air units were fighting in the skies of North Korea "incognito", so to speak or even more so to write about this was strictly forbidden in the Soviet Union right up to its ultimate collapse. The given work is in essence the first major work in the post-Soviet era. First published in a small edition in Russian in 1998, it was republished in Russia in 2007. For the first time, the Western reader can become acquainted with the most detailed and informative work existing on the course of the air war from the Soviet side, now in English language. The work rests primarily on the recollections of veterans of this war on the so-called 'Red' side - Soviet fighter pilots, who took direct part in this war on the side of North Korea. Their stories have been supplemented with an enormous amount of archival documents, as well as the work of Western historians. The author presents a literal day-by-day chronicle of the aerial combats and combat work of Soviet fighter regiments in the period between 1950 and 1953, and dedicates this work to all the men on both sides who fought and died in the Korean air war.
2014-03-19 By Igor Seidov

However, such popular notions belie the relatively humble origins of the U.S. Air
Force, and its forebears. American military aviation is rooted in the U.S. Army
Signal Corps, which operated reconnaissance balloons during the Civil War.

Author: John C. Fredriksen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846829

Category: History

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Understand the growth and evolution of American air power with this overview of the history of the world's most successful aviation force. * Comprehensive, daily coverage of relevant wartime and peacetime events as they affected the U.S. Air Force as an institution and fighting machine * Illustrations of important aircraft, personalities, and historical events * Over 20 sidebars affording greater detail and context on notable events and people * A 5,000-word bibliography of the latest scholarship on U.S. Air Force history, organization, leadership, and equipment
2011-01 By John C. Fredriksen

Each of its eight engines generates 17,000 Ibs. of thrust, propelling the plane to a
top speed of 650mph. This long-range heavy bomber can perform a variety of
missions and is certain to be an integral part of the United States Air Force for ...

Author: John Batchelor

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486430324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Carefully researched, ready-to-color drawings depict 27 American, Russian, and British aircraft, including fighters, bombers, reconnaissance planes, transport and cargo ships, trainers, helicopters, and other high-tech machines. Pertinent facts about the design, role, armament, and distinguishing characteristics of the planes accompany the illustrations.
2003-12-01 By John Batchelor

DOD's aerial refueling force has met the needs of U.S. combat and mobility air
forces since 1991.7 However, as the fleet ... Although the Air Force has begun the
process to replace all 121 KC-135E aircraft with 100 KC-767A aircraft pending ...

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hen the “war to end wars” came to its end in November 1918 the United States of
America, like every other armed nation, immediately began to make wholesale
cuts in the size and strength of its military forces. As in other countries too, there ...

Author: Ray Merriam

Publisher: Merriam Press

ISBN: 9781576381670

Category: Airplanes, Military

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2000-07 By Ray Merriam

D. Aging Military Aircraft Research in the United States Air Force Except for those
failures in the USAF resulting from exceeding the operational envelope of the
aircraft, structural failures before the mid-1940s were rare. One reason for this is ...

Author: Ahmed Khairy Noor

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 1600864406

Category: Airframes

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A West Pointer who first saw aerial combat in World War I, Lieutenant General
Carl A. "Tooey" Spaatz commanded the largest fleet of combat airplanes ever
assembled to wage war. The United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe,
USSTAF, ...

Author: Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604731362

Category: History

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World War II Cold War . At the close of World War II, Allied forces faced frightening new German secret weapons--buzz bombs, V-2s, and the first jet fighters. When Hitler's war machine began to collapse, the race was on to snatch these secrets before the Soviet Red Army found them. The last battle of World War II, then, was not for military victory but for the technology of the Third Reich. In American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets Wolfgang Samuel assembles from official Air Force records and survivors' interviews the largely untold stories of the disarmament of the once mighty Luftwaffe and of Operation Lusty--the hunt for Nazi technologies. In April 1945 American armies were on the brink of winning their greatest military victory, yet America's technological backwardness was shocking when measured against that of the retreating enemy. Senior officers, including the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces Henry Harley Hap Arnold, knew all too well the seemingly overwhelming victory was less than it appeared. There was just too much luck involved in its outcome. Two intrepid American Army Air Forces colonels set out to regain America's technological edge. One, Harold E. Watson, went after the German jets; the other, Donald L. Putt, went after the Nazis' intellectual capital--their world-class scientists. With the help of German and American pilots, Watson brought the jets to America; Putt persevered as well and succeeded in bringing the German scientists to the Army Air Forces' aircraft test and evaluation center at Wright Field. A young P-38 fighter pilot, Lloyd Wenzel, a Texan of German descent, then turned these enemy aliens into productive American citizens--men who built the rockets that took America to the moon, conquered the sound barrier, and laid the foundation for America's civil and military aviation of the future. American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets details the contest won, a triumph that shaped America's victories in the Cold War. Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, is the author of German Boy: A Refugee's Story, I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen, and The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II, all published by University Press of Mississippi. He lives in Fairfax Station, Virginia."

In recent years, the U.S. military's interdiction and other combat mission priorities
have changed. During ... Yet the services plan to spend more than $200 billion
on aircraft and other weapons over the next 15 to 20 years, adding to their
already ...

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 078814099X

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DoD plans to spend more than $200 billion on interdiction weapons over the next 15 to 20 years to add to their extensive capabilities to interdict an enemy. Modernizing U.S. forces is vital to preserving DoD's combat edge, but it also challenges DoD to make investments only "where there is clearly a substantial payoff."This report evaluates the military's current and future aggregate interdiction assets for striking enemy targets, and the effect of the planned modernization programs on total interdiction capabilities and alternatives to those programs.

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