American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925


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About the Book

Without the support of airlift, the modern American military machine would be brought to a standstill. Since World War II—beginning with the Cold War and continuing up to the present day—the U.S. armed forces have come increasingly to rely upon airlift for mobility. The power to rapidly move and thereafter support a military operation—anywhere in the world, at any time—has become a foundational element of American defense policy. This work provides the reader with a comprehensive historical survey—including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs—of each type of fixed-wing aircraft used by U.S. military forces over a nearly 90-year period to carry out the airlift mission.

About the Author(s)

E.R. Johnson, an attorney, has flown 25 different types of aircraft as pilot-in-command. He is the author of six books and more than 100 articles on aviation and lives in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Lloyd S. Jones, an aviation artist and author, researches, designs and writes for major airplane model companies, and creates detailed aircraft illustrations. He lives in Costa Mesa, California.

Bibliographic Details

E.R. Johnson. Drawings by Lloyd S. Jones
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 488
Bibliographic Info: 416 photos, appendix, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6269-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0155-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface 1
Introduction: The Emergence of American Military Airlift 3
Series I—1925 to 1962
A. USAAC, USAAF, USAF, and U.S. Army Aircraft 21
B. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aircraft 243
Series II—1962 to Present 313
Series III—Utility and Miscellaneous Transports Since 1962 401
Appendix: Military Transport Aircraft and Unit Designations, Nomenclature and Abbreviations
1. Transport Aircraft 457
2. Air Transport Units 460
Glossary 463
Bibliography 469
Index 473

Book Reviews & Awards

“this meticulously researched book on military transport aircraft is engrossing, both in its technical detail and pleasing format. Highly recommended”—Choice; “a comprehensive historical survey”—Flying Models; “excellent…no aviation enthusiast should be without. It will provide hours of enjoyable reading…most highly recommend”—Modeling Madness; “highly recommend…you will find information about aircraft that you never knew about…a great book”—Internet Modeler; “covers each type of US fixed-wing aircraft from 1925 to the present”—Reference & Research Book News; “an excellent reference”—; “clearly a labor of love based on its considerable breadth and depth of content”—Tommy Thomason’s Naval Aviation history blog.