AH-1 Cobra by Wayne Mutza

By Wayne Mutza

The USA Armys most popular assault helicopter from Vietnam to the Nineteen Eighties is gifted in meticulous element. additionally covers the USA Marine Cobras. comprises cockpits, engines, rotors, guns, and airframe information. 12 complete colour profiles, line drawings, and forty pages of colour.

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Dividing the aircraft’s weight (W) by its wing area (S) results in a quantity called the wing loading, or the amount of weight that each square foot of wing must lift. Turn rate is perhaps the most important quality in fighter design for both offensive and defensive situations. A superior turn rate [ 32 ] H i g h e r, F a s t e r, M e d i o c r e “allows the attacker to match the turn rate of his adversary and establish lead for a gunshot against him. ” 5 In defensive maneuvers, if the defending aircraft has a sufficient turn rate it will force the attacker to quit flying a lead pursuit course and commence flying a lagging pursuit course, thus denying the attacker an opportunity for a gun kill.

This approach does not give proper evaluation to the role played by tactical air. Effectiveness of the Tactical Air Command, like that of the ground forces in Europe, is dependent on the certainty that the Strategic Air Command stands in back of every military effort by the free world. For this reason nobody, not even TAC, will argue today that SAC should sacrifice to support any other kind of military strength. 29 The TAC thus abandoned the close air support and pure airsuperiority missions primarily for financial reasons but also because they seemed to be at best questionable activities in the planners’ most important war scenario: a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.

They wondered if air superiority was now a seemingly impossible mission since the two cities had each been destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped from a lone B-29 Superfortress that had penetrated deep into enemy territory without fighter escort. Yet the strategists ignored the reality that the atomic missions would have failed without American control of the air over Japan. At the time, total war with the Soviet Union seemed imminent, and although the United States and Great Britain shared a monopoly on atomic technology in the immediate postwar period, the military and civilian leadership wisely assumed that the Soviet Union would eventually develop atomic weapons.

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