By E.R. Johnson
With out the aid of airlift, the trendy American army computing device will be dropped at a standstill. seeing that international conflict II--beginning with the chilly conflict and carrying on with as much as the current day--the U.S. defense force have come more and more to depend on airlift for mobility. the ability to quickly circulation and thereafter aid an army operation--anywhere on the earth, at any time--has turn into a foundational part of American safeguard coverage. This paintings offers the reader with a accomplished old survey--including technical requirements, drawings, and photographs--of every one form of fixed-wing airplane utilized by U.S. army forces over a virtually 90-year interval to hold out the airlift challenge.
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Weights: 3,836 lbs. empty, 6,443 lbs. loaded. Dimensions: Span 56 ft. , length 35 ft. , wing area 805 sq. ft. Ordered by the Army Air Service (became Army Air Corps in 1926) in early 1925, the Douglas C-1 holds the distinction of having been the ﬁrst Army aircraft to be classiﬁed under a cargo transport designation. Douglas evolved much of the C-1’s single-bay, biplane layout from the earlier designs of the Army DWC (Douglas World Cruiser) and Navy DT (Douglas Torpedo). Airframe structure consisted of a fabric-covered, welded steel tube fuselage and builtup wooden framed wings, and as with the DWC and DT, a wide-track landing gear was incorporated into the cabane struts.
Of cargo. Powerplants: Three 220-hp Wright J-5 R-790 Whirlwind 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engines driving twobladed Hamilton Standard ﬁxed-pitch metal propellers. Performance: Max. ; range 350 mi. Weights: 6,725 lbs. empty, 10, 395 lbs. loaded. Dimensions: Span 71 ft. , length 48 ft. , wing area 729 sq. ft. VIIa/3m made its debut in the American airliner market when it came to national attention during the 1925 Ford Air Reliability Tour. VII series were high-wing monoplanes featuring a welded, steel tube fuselage and tailplane structure covered in fabric with built-up wooden wings skinned in a plywood veneer.
Empty, 7,200 lbs. loaded. Dimensions: Span 59 ft. , length 43 ft. , wing area 551 sq. ft. XIV ﬂown for the ﬁrst time in 1929. By this time the Atlantic Aircraft Div. , operating as General Aviation Mfg. Corp. XIV featured a fabric-covered, steel tube fuselage structure and an 42 American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925 all-metal wing, parasol-mounted to the upper fuselage on cabane struts. Cargo or passengers were carried in a fuselage cabin while the pilot sat in an open cockpit aft of the wing.
American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925 by E.R. Johnson