American Attack Aircraft Since 1926

American Attack Aircraft Since 1926

by E. R. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786434643

ISBN-13: 9780786434640

Pub. Date: 08/14/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This book provides a concise historical survey of the various types of aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, and Air Force, and the Navy and Marine Corps to accomplish air attack missions since 1926. The text covers four types of fixed-wing aircraft: designated attack aircraft; light, medium, and tactical bombers; fighter-bombers;

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Overview

This book provides a concise historical survey of the various types of aircraft used by the United States Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, and Air Force, and the Navy and Marine Corps to accomplish air attack missions since 1926. The text covers four types of fixed-wing aircraft: designated attack aircraft; light, medium, and tactical bombers; fighter-bombers; and adapted attack aircraft.

Reports on individual aircraft types include the aircraft's original military requirements, production history, and operational record, usually accompanied by photographs, illustrations, and technical specifications. Four appendices detail aircraft designations and nomenclature used throughout the military, the organizational structure of various military air units, aircraft designs that never made it into official service, and the evolution of attack aircraft weapons and tactics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786434640
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/14/2008
Pages:
455
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Part I USAAC, USAAF, and USAF Attack Aircraft

Historical Note

The Emergence of Tactical Air Power 3

Attack Aircraft Procurement 6

First Series 1926-1944 11

Second Series 1946-1961 109

Third Series 1962-present 161

Fourth Series (Adapted Attack Aircraft) 1950-Present 205

Part II USN and USMC Attack Aircraft

Historical Note

The Role of the Aircraft Carrier 227

The Emergence of Marine Corps Aviation 228

Attack Aircraft Procurement 229

First Series 1926-1946 234

Second Series 1946-1962 332

Third Series 1962-present 367

Appendix 1 Aircraft Designations and Nomenclature 413

Appendix 2 Attack Aircraft Unit Organization 416

Appendix 3 Attack Aircraft Designs That Never Flew 418

Appendix 4 Evolution of Weapons and Tactics 433

Bibliography 441

Index 443

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