By Charles J. Gross
Книга American army Aviation: The vital Arm American army Aviation: The imperative Arm Книги Вооружение Автор: Charles J.Gross Год издания: 2002 Формат: pdf Издат.:Texas A&M collage Press Страниц: 392 Размер: 4.36 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Since the Wright brothers made their recognized flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, aviation has emerged because the fundamental arm of yankee army energy. during this exact historical past, Charles J. Gross strains its improvement from the Wright brothers' conquer gravity during the air conflict for Kosovo. Drawing on examples from all classes and all provider branches, he explains the jobs of politics, economics, and know-how in shaping air strength within the US militia and assesses the effect of army aviation on struggle. Gross discusses significant advancements in plane, doctrine, education, and operations. He additionally offers discussions of airlift, in-flight refueling, army budgets, undefined, and interservice squabbling. He examines Eisenhower's "New glance" and MAD (Mutually guaranteed Destruction); McNamara's attempt to take advantage of "commonality" of kit to chop charges; Kennedy's buildup of the army; the Nixon Doctrine and the failure of air energy to solve the lengthy drawn-out clash in Southeast Asia; and the becoming reliance on American air strength within the post-Cold struggle international. This illustrated quantity bargains a vast historical past of yankee army aviation. army execs, students, coverage makers, and most people may still locate this ebook a useful consultant to the "indispensable arm."
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Army, 1917–23. Squier was a leading proponent of military aviation who stressed the need for a strong industrial base and extensive aeronautical research and development programs to nourish it. He was in the forefront of those who brought science and engineering into the army. His influence played an important role in shaping the development of two of the key technological innovations of the early twentieth century: aircraft and radios. S. 33 The War Department General Staﬀ, appalled by the stunning proposal to sink an enormous amount of money into a new and, in its opinion, peripheral technology, refused to act on it.
In , only twenty-ﬁve colleges reported even having aviation courses. Furthermore, there was virtually no commercial airline industry in the United States from which to draw skilled pilots, mechanics, and managers. America’s aircraft manufacturers were tiny, technologically backward, and poorly funded. Initial War Department plans had identiﬁed no more than ten or eleven plants for the wartime production of military aircraft and engines. Their annual production capacity had been set at an exaggerated seventy-two hundred aircraft.
Battleships played no signiﬁcant role in the war since Britain’s Royal Navy had checkmated Germany’s surface ﬂeet. S. Navy’s real challenge was to improvise a ﬂeet of small warships and aircraft that could help neutralize the submarine menace. Lieutenant Towers developed a proposal for a chain of air BRIGADES OF FLYING HORSES ✪ 29 stations to defend coastal shipping after Germany announced that it would resume unrestricted submarine warfare on January , . However, nothing was done to implement his program until after the United States declared war on April .
American Military Aviation: The Indispensable Arm by Charles J. Gross