Released on 2018-04-04Categories Transportation

United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913

United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913

Author: E.R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476630656

Category: Transportation

Page: 590

View: 635

Among the world’s military air arms, United States Marine Corps Aviation occupies a unique tactical niche. As the air component of a combined-arms expeditionary force, it exists primarily to support Marine combat forces on the ground in their amphibious assault mission. From the “Banana Wars” of the 1920s to the present day “War on Terror,” Marine aviation has undergone a lengthy fine-tuning process not only in terms of warfare doctrines and tactics, but also in the types of aircraft needed to accomplish the mission. This comprehensive survey provides the history, technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft used by Marine Air from its origins prior to World War I up to current operations.
Released on 2018-03-15Categories Transportation

United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913

United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913

Author: E.R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663470

Category: Transportation

Page: 277

View: 246

Among the world's military air arms, United States Marine Corps Aviation occupies a tactical niche. As the air component of a combined-arms expeditionary force, it exists primarily to support Marine combat forces on the ground in their amphibious assault mission. From the "Banana Wars" of the 1920s to the present day "War on Terror," Marine aviation has undergone a lengthy fine-tuning process not only in terms of warfare doctrines and tactics, but also in the types of aircraft needed to accomplish the mission. This comprehensive survey provides the history, technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft used by Marine Air from its origins prior to World War I up to current operations.
Released on 2021-11-29Categories History

American Military Helicopters and Vertical/Short Landing and Takeoff Aircraft Since 1941

American Military Helicopters and Vertical/Short Landing and Takeoff Aircraft Since 1941

Author: E.R. Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476643427

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 728

Over the past eight decades, developments in vertical lift aircraft--both helicopters and vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) planes--have given the American military unparalleled capabilities on the modern battlefield. The U.S. has led the world in vertical lift technologies with the help of some of the brightest minds in this field--Igor I. Sikorsky, Arthur M. Young, Frank N. Piasecki, Charles H. Kaman and Stanley Hiller, Jr., to name a few--and by having the industrial prowess to make their concepts reality. This book provides a concise historical survey, including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of helicopter and V/STOL aircraft developed for the U.S. military, from the earliest examples tested in 1941 and 1942, up to the newest prototypes.
Released on 2019-06-24Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

View: 118

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists
Released on 2011-05-20Categories History

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851099610

Category: History

Page: 1804

View: 244

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive study of the Vietnam War sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history. • Includes many photographs and illustrations that bring the Vietnam War to life • Contains more than 200 primary sources in a separate documents volume, with full introductions for each • Presents an extensive chronology of historic events and a glossary of terms • Provides cross-references and bibliographies that facilitate further research
Released on 2003Categories History

Airpower in Small Wars

Airpower in Small Wars

Author: James S. Corum

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056942314

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 696

The use of airpower in wartime calls to mind the massive bombings of World War II, but airplanes have long been instrumental in small wars as well. Ever since its use by the French to put down rebellious Moroccan tribes in 1913, airpower has been employed to fight in limited but often lengthy small conflicts around the globe. This is the first comprehensive history of airpower in small wars-conflicts pitting states against non-state groups such as insurgents, bandits, factions, and terrorists-tracing it from the early years of the twentieth century to the present day. It examines dozens of conflicts with strikingly different scenarios: the Greek Civil War, the Philippine Anti-Huk campaign, French and British colonial wars, the war in South Vietnam before the American escalation, counterinsurgency in southern Africa, Latin American counterguerrilla operations, and counterinsurgency and counterterrorist campaigns in the Middle East over the last four decades. For each war, the authors describe the strategies employed on both sides of the conflict, the air forces engaged, and the specific airpower tactics employed. They discuss the ground campaigns and provide the political background necessary to understand the air campaigns, and in each case they judge the utility of airpower in its broadest sense. In their historic sweep, they show how forms of airpower evolved from planes to police helicopters, aircraft of the civilian air reserve, and today's unmanned aircraft. They also disclose how small wars after World War II required new strategies, operational solutions, and tactics. By taking this broad view of small-war airpower, the authors are able to make assessments about the most effective and least effective means of employing airpower. They offer specific conclusions ranging from the importance of comprehensive strategy to the need for the United States and its allies to expand small-wars training programs. Airpower in Small Wars will be invaluable for educating military professionals and policy makers in the subject as well as for providing a useful framework for developing more effective doctrine for employing airpower in the conflicts we are most likely to see in the twenty-first century.