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Air Warfare

By Johnson, Wray R., Col.

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Air Warfare  
Author: Johnson, Wray R., Col.
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Language: English
Subject: Instructional materials, Armed Forces, Air University (U.S.)
Collections: AU Press Collection
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Publisher: Air University Press

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R. Johnso, C. W. (n.d.). Air Warfare. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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Educational Reference Publication

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Introduction: In the iconography of early American airpower history, certain figures stand out: William Billy Mitchell, Henry H. Hap Arnold, and Carl A. Tooey Spaatz perhaps foremost. But lesser-known figures, some virtually forgotten today, had considerable influence on the development of airpower thought, doctrine, and organization. One of these men was William C. Sherman, the author of Air Warfare. Sherman was present when the foundations were laid and played a significant if not a major role in the construction of the United States (US) Army Air Corps until his tragic death in 1927--a year after his book was published. Sherman was more intellectual in his advocacy and less zealous in his approach, which may account for his lack of notoriety. Not surprisingly then, although not as well known as Mitchell?s Winged Defense, Sherman?s book was more rigorous in its approach and balanced in its argument. In that light it is interesting to note that the only American work quoted by marshal of the Royal Air Force, J.C. Slessor, in his benchmark 1936 airpower study, Air Power and Armies, was William C. Sherman?s Air Warfare.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations - Figure 1. Curtiss Navy Racer Airplane, (Facing) 38 - 2. Pursuit Airplane, Pw-8, ''Faci 39 - 3. Observation Airplane, the Xo-2, ''Faci 47 - 4. Bombardment Airplane, the Nbs-I, ''Faci 48 - 5. the Barling Bomber Airplane, ''Faci 56 - 6. Principle of the Wind-Vane Sight, 72 - 7. Dead Spaces of the Two-Seater, 73 - 8. Curvilinear Flight, 77 - 9. Changes In Curvilinear Flight, 78 - 10. the Tail-Spin, 80 - 11. the Barrel Roll, 8i - 12. the Immelman Turn, 82 - 13. Plan of A Formation, 85 - 14. Plan of A Nine-Plane Formation, 86 - 15. Clock-Face System of Spotting Fall of Shots, 111 - 16. A Five-Plane Formation, 130


 

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