By E.R. Johnson
With no the aid of airlift, the fashionable American army computer will be dropped at a standstill. on the grounds that global struggle II--beginning with the chilly warfare and carrying on with as much as the current day--the U.S. militia have come more and more to depend upon airlift for mobility. the facility to swiftly circulate and thereafter aid an army operation--anywhere on the earth, at any time--has turn into a foundational portion of American protection coverage. This paintings offers the reader with a complete historic survey--including technical necessities, drawings, and photographs--of each one form of fixed-wing plane utilized by U.S. army forces over an almost 90-year interval to hold out the airlift project.
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Wing area (not reported). 32 in 1929 using a similar high-wing layout and mixed metal and wood structural methods seen on the C-2, -5, and -7 as reported above. To avoid frontal drag, the Series I —1925 to 1962 49 Fokker YC-20 engines were mounted in tandem pairs on nacelles suspended from each wing. 32s in 1930 for evaluation purposes. It was the largest type of aircraft to be tested since the Barling XNBL-1 bomber of 1923. Though receiving the military designation YC-20, ownership was retained by the manufacturer and no Army serial number assigned.
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.
Loaded. , wing area 310 sq. ft. Fairchild’s FC-2 series of high-wing cabin monoplanes had established themselves as photographic and good short-ﬁeld (bush) airplanes by the time the Army acquired an FC-2W1 in 1929 as the XC-8. The FCs were characterized by a boxy, space-efﬁcient fuselage of fabriccovered, steel tube construction and built-up wooden wings having large trailing-edge ﬂaps. Also, for storage or ground transportation, the wings hinged to fold back from the root attachment points. After being ﬁtted with aerial mapping camera equipment in 1930, the XC-8 was 34 American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925 re-designated XF-1 (photo-reconnaissance).
American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925 by E.R. Johnson