By N Williams, Nicholas M. Williams

Книга plane of the us' army Air shipping carrier 1948 to 1966 plane of the USA' army Air delivery provider 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 the beginning of the "Cold struggle" period, the army Air delivery provider (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 airplane have been chanced on at each "hot spot," and MATS represented a golden period for the us Air Force.As good because the background of the provider mostly, Williams offers in-depth insurance of every form of airplane operated. an exceptional number of photos in prime quality, large-format replica accents the textual content.

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As a result, VR-3 moved to McGuire AFB in July 1957, joining VR-6, which had relocated to McGuire AFB in July 1955, both attached to the Naval Air Transport Wing, Atlantic, MATS. VR-7 and VR-8 moved to NAS Moffett Field, California, in August and September 1957 respectively, where they joined the NATW, Pacific, MATS. In June 1958, all aircraft operated by VR-3, VR-6, VR-7 and VR-8 were transferred to the Air Force and were given Air Force designations, from R6D-1 to C-1I8A and R7V-1 to C-121G, as well as Air Force serial numbers.

In February 1953, ARS aircrews flew 198 sorties in SA-16, SH-19, SC-47 and SC-82 aircraft as floods hit the Netherlands. The ARS evacuated 161 persons and delivered over 32,000 pounds ofrelief supplies during the two-week operation, dubbed 'Operation Humanity'. Similar floods hit Iraq in April 1954, where 59th ARS SH-19s dropped 30,000 pounds of food in 66 sorties to some 4,000 flood victims in the Tigris River Valley. In 1958, during the Lebanon Crisis in July and the Taiwan Crisis in August, the Air Rescue Service deployed its units into these trouble spots, providing SAR coverage for MATS and tactical squadrons operating in the areas.

Once in Japan, this war materiel was re-Ioaded aboard Combat Cargo Command C-54s and C-119s for delively into the Korean War Zone. The Combat Cargo Command, led by Maj Gen William H Tunner, adopted the lessons learned from the Berlin Airlift in creating a tight schedule of takeoffs and landings to supply Korea from bases in Japan. This arrangement of transferring personnel and supplies in Japan to smaller Combat Cargo Command aircraft was devised partly due to the fluid battle situation that existed early in the war, where airfield security was questionable, and due to the fact that many South Korean runways and taxiways were thought either too short or not sturdy enough to accommodate the larger MATS transports.

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