By Charles J. Gross
Книга American army Aviation: The vital Arm American army Aviation: The critical Arm Книги Вооружение Автор: Charles J.Gross Год издания: 2002 Формат: pdf Издат.:Texas A&M college 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 necessary arm of yankee army strength. during this certain heritage, Charles J. Gross strains its improvement from the Wright brothers' conquer gravity throughout the air struggle for Kosovo. Drawing on examples from all sessions and all carrier branches, he explains the jobs of politics, economics, and know-how in shaping air energy within the US militia and assesses the impression of army aviation on conflict. Gross discusses significant advancements in plane, doctrine, education, and operations. He additionally presents 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 exploit "commonality" of kit to chop expenses; 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 growing to be reliance on American air energy within the post-Cold warfare international. This illustrated quantity bargains a huge heritage of yankee army aviation. army pros, students, coverage makers, and most of the people should still locate this booklet a useful consultant to the "indispensable arm."
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American Military Aviation: The Indispensable Arm by Charles J. Gross