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American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925
     

American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925

by E.R. Johnson, Lloyd S. Jones
 

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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

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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.

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Choice
this meticulously researched book on military transport aircraft is engrossing, both in its technical detail and pleasing format. Highly recommended
Flying Models
a comprehensive historical survey
modelingmadness.com
excellent...no aviation enthusiast should be without. It will provide hours of enjoyable reading...most highly recommend
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“this meticulously researched book on military transport aircraft is engrossing, both in its technical detail and pleasing format. Highly recommended”—Choice; “a comprehensive historical survey”—Flying Models; “excellent...no aviation enthusiast should be without. It will provide hours of enjoyable reading...most highly recommend”—Modeling Madness; “highly recommend...you will find information about aircraft that you never knew about...a great book”—Internet Modeler; “covers each type of US fixed-wing aircraft from 1925 to the present”—Reference & Research Book News; “an excellent reference”—StrategyWorld.com; “clearly a labor of love based on its considerable breadth and depth of content”—Tommy Thomason's Naval Aviation history blog.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476601557
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
93 MB
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Meet the Author

E.R. Johnson, an attorney, has flown 25 different types of aircraft as pilot-in-command. He is the author of six books and more than 100 articles on aviation and lives in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Lloyd S. Jones, an aviation artist and author, researches, designs and writes for major airplane model companies, and creates detailed aircraft illustrations. He lives in Costa Mesa, California.

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