Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill. Since World War II--beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to the present day--the U.S. armed forces have come increasingly to rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to move and thereafter support a military operation--anywhere in the world, at any time--has become a foundational element of American defense policy. This work provides the reader with a comprehensive historical survey--including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs--of each type of fixed-wing aircraft used by U.S. military forces over a nearly 90-year period to carry out the airlift mission.Über den Autor:
E.R. Johnson is an attorney, aviation writer and third generation airman. He is an instrument-rated private pilot who has flown 20 different types of aircraft as pilot-in-command. He is the author of four books and more than 50 articles on aviation. He lives in Mountain Home, Arkansas, USA.
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