By Walter J. Spielberger, Uwe Feist

Книга Armor sequence Vol. eight: Armor within the Western desolate tract Armor sequence Vol. eight: Armor within the Western desolate tract Книги Вооружение Автор: Walter J. Spielberger Год издания: 1968 Формат: pdf Издат.:Aero Publishers Страниц: fifty one Размер: 16.43 ISBN: 0816820287 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Выпуск посвящен действиям танков в Северной Африке во время Второй мировой войны.

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60 Maj. John F. Bolt, USMC, flying with the Fifth Air Force in Korea, downed his fifth and sixth MiGs to become the first Naval Aviator to attain five victories in jet aerial combat. USMC A348324 Adm. Arthur W. Radford was the first naval officer to be appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, serving from June 1953 until he retired in August 1957. USN 438923 The first production model of the N-class airship made its first flight at Akron, Ohio, in March 1953.

Other tests on September 23, 1931, set the stage for future vertical flight. Lt. A. M. Pride piloted the Navy’s first rotarywing aircraft, an XOP-1 autogiro, landing aboard and taking off from Langley while underway. Official Navy participation in air races was drastically curtailed in the thirties due to economic restrictions. Under a congressional mandate to complete a five-year program of building up and maintaining 1,000 aircraft and two large airships, it became necessary to limit costs. Navy withdrawal from official competition was a disappointment to many — especially men like Lieutenant Al Williams, who elected to continue on his own.

In comparison with the WW II experience, the total Naval Air force employed in Korea was small, but its achievement in some respects surpassed those of the earlier conflict. Carriers were used in combat for longer periods and ordnance expenditure exceeded the earlier per-flight delivery. S. aircraft in Korea. The Korean war proved once again the need for a nation’s navy to control the sea. Yet it was in the Korean interior that Naval Aviation demonstrated its potency and flexibility. S. carriers, exercised aerial command where it hurt the most — in the enemy’s backyard.

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