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Aircraft of the United States' Military Air Transport by N Williams, Nicholas M. Williams

By N Williams, Nicholas M. Williams

Книга plane of the us' army Air shipping provider 1948 to 1966 airplane 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 at first of the "Cold warfare" period, the army Air shipping provider (MATS) sprung out of the newly-created usa Air strength to serve the U.S. army during the international. From the Berlin Airlift to Vietnam, MATS crews and airplane have been stumbled on at each "hot spot," and MATS represented a golden period for the USA Air Force.As good because the background of the provider regularly, Williams presents in-depth insurance of every form of plane operated. a good collection of images in prime quality, large-format replica accents the textual content.

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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.

The ARCS was attached to MATS for less than three years, but its organization and subsequent Korean operations are noteworthy. During the early stages of the Korean War, a scheme was hatched in the Pentagon to combine several overt and covert intelligence and propaganda missions into one organization that would counter the Communist threat on a worldwide basis both in hot and cold war scenarios. The Air Resupply and Communications Service was activated on 23rd February 1951, with its headquarters assigned to MATS Headquarters at Andrews AFB, although the ARCS headquarters were moved to Washington, DC, on 14th May From the outset, the mission of the ARCS was not clearly defined, especially its peacetime function.

Opposite page, bottom: Boeing YC-97J, 52-2762, was one of two Stratofreighters re-engined with the T34 and test flown by the 1700th Test Squadron (Turbo-Prop), 1700th ATG, MATS, from September 1955 to November 1956. 13 AIRCRAFT OF THE MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE Cargo Palletization Program One ofthe least-known contributions to aviation progress made by MATS is in the area ofcargo-handling, specifically in developing 'palletized' loads. In the early 1950s, both Lockheed and Douglas aircraft companies had independently developed systems of pre-loaded plywood cargo pallets for the C-130 and C-133.

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