By N Williams, Nicholas M. Williams

ISBN-10: 1857800877

ISBN-13: 9781857800876

Книга airplane of the USA' army Air shipping carrier 1948 to 1966 plane of the us' army Air delivery carrier 1948 to 1966 Книги Вооружение Автор: Nicholas M. Williams Год издания: 1999 Формат: pdf Издат.:Midland Страниц: 194 Размер: 149.72 ISBN: 1857800877 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Formed in the beginning of the "Cold struggle" period, the army Air delivery carrier (MATS) sprung out of the newly-created usa Air strength to serve the U.S. army in the course of the international. From the Berlin Airlift to Vietnam, MATS crews and plane have been stumbled on at each "hot spot," and MATS represented a golden period for the USA Air Force.As good because the heritage of the carrier as a rule, Williams presents in-depth assurance of every kind of plane operated. a good number of photos in top of the range, large-format copy accents the textual content.

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The Second World War vintage OA-10s, SC-47s, SC-82s, SB-17s and SB-29s were replaced by remanufactured Douglas SC-54 Rescuemasters beginning in 1953. The SC-54 carried four MA-1 rescue kits, each containing a 40-person inflatable life raft with provisions, a considerable improvement over the single 14-person wooden life boat carried by the SB-17 and the aluminum A-3 life boat by the SB-29. The introduction of the Grumman SA-16 Albatross in the early 1950s gave the ARS an amphibious capability that the SC-54 lacked, and the Sikorsky SH-19, its main SAR helicopter, and the Piasecki SH-21, used almost exclusively for Arctic rescue, provided the Air Rescue Service with a dependable helicopter SARfleet as well as increased capabilities.

16 Air Rescue Service With the end of the Korean War, the Air Rescue Service assumed a global search and rescue mission. The threat of nuclear war dictated that a portion of the ARS mission become the rescue of Strategic Air Command bomber crews from Arctic regions into the Soviet Union, or from the Pacific area surrounding Communist China. Search and rescue within the continental United States also was an Air Rescue Service task. The National SAR Plan of March 1956 defined the Air Rescue Service's responsibilities within the continental US under the administration of the Continental Air Command.

By the early 1960s, the task of managing these widespread communications networks had grown to the point where the Air Force Communications Service, AFCS, was established as a major command on 1st July 1961, and the organization was detached from MATS. 8 1700th Test Squadron (Turbo-Prop) By the early 1950s, it was evident that the piston engine was reaching its zenith for low to medium altitude aircraft applications. The turbojet, with its ever-increasing efficiencies at high air speeds and altitudes, was being planned for a future generation of jet transport aircraft.

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