United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913


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About the Book

Among the world’s military air arms, United States Marine Corps Aviation occupies a unique tactical niche. As the air component of a combined-arms expeditionary force, it exists primarily to support Marine combat forces on the ground in their amphibious assault mission. From the “Banana Wars” of the 1920s to the present day “War on Terror,” Marine aviation has undergone a lengthy fine-tuning process not only in terms of warfare doctrines and tactics, but also in the types of aircraft needed to accomplish the mission.
This comprehensive survey provides the history, technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft used by Marine Air from its origins prior to World War I up to current operations.

About the Author(s)

E.R. Johnson, an attorney, has flown 25 different types of aircraft as a pilot-in-command. He is the author of seven 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: 590
Bibliographic Info: 535 photos, appendices, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6347-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3065-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword by Thomas E. Doll 1
Preface 2
Introduction: The Emergence of Marine Corps Aviation 3
Part I: ­Fixed-Wing Tactical Aircraft 15
Part II: ­Fixed-Wing Transport, Trainer and Utility Aircraft 275
Part III: ­Rotary-Wing Aircraft 425
A. Unmanned Air Systems 503
B. Aviation-Related Ships 513
C. Aviation Installations 522
D. Aircraft Squadrons and Aircraft Assignments 526
E. Aviation Unit Organization 538
F. Organization of Expeditionary and Amphibious Operations 543
G. Aircraft Weapons and Tactics 547
H. Aviation Designations, Terms and Abbreviations 554
Glossary 561
Bibliography 570
Index 573

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Comprehensive informative…an ideal and core addition”—Midwest Book Review

• “Exhaustively researched and detailed and will benefit anyone interested in military aviation”—ARBA

• “Comprehensive”—Cengage Learning & Gale Book Review Index

• “Everything you ever wanted to know about U.S. Marine Corps aircraft is contained within this book….excellent…By all means pick up this book if you have an interest what-so-ever in that aspect. Very highly recommended”—Unique Master Models-USA