American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925

Front Cover
McFarland, Apr 9, 2013 - History - 488 pages
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 rapidly 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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Preface
1
The Emergence of American Military Airlift
3
1925 to 1962
21
1962 to Present
313
Utility and Miscellaneous Transports Since 1962
401
Military Transport Aircraft and Unit Designations Nomenclature and Abbreviations
457
Glossary
463
Bibliography
469
Index
473
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

E.R. Johnson is a retired attorney at law and aviation writer who lives in the Ozark region of north-central Arkansas. As an instrument-rated private pilot, he accumulated pilot-in-command experience in more than 20 types of aircraft, including seaplanes, and is the author of eight books and more than 60 magazine articles on aviation topics.

Bibliographic information