The Development and Employment of Fixed-Wing Gunships, 1962-1972

Washington, DC: United States Air Force, Office of Air Force History, 1982. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 326 p. 25 cm. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliographic Note. Notes. Glossary. Index. One of the more instructive aspects of Ballard's volume is the relationship between theroy and experience. Theory drove the initial design concept and employement, but experience in combat drove modification of the aircraft and execution of tactics throughout the war. While the evolution of the gunship and the changing character of its use were not always smooth processes, the gunsip worked successfully. The goal of meeting mision requirements always remained paramount. Condition: Very good. Slight wear and soiling.

Keywords: Air Commando, Special Forces, Harold Brown, Fire Control, Air Controller, Interdiction, Illumination Systems, John McConnell, William Momyer, Night Observation, John Ryan, Robert Seamans, Ronald Terry

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