By E.R. Johnson
With no the help of airlift, the fashionable American army computer will be dropped at a standstill. in view that global struggle II--beginning with the chilly battle and carrying on with as much as the current day--the U.S. militia have come more and more to depend on airlift for mobility. the ability to swiftly flow and thereafter aid an army operation--anywhere on the earth, at any time--has turn into a foundational part of American protection coverage. This paintings offers the reader with a accomplished ancient survey--including technical requisites, drawings, and photographs--of each one kind of fixed-wing airplane utilized by U.S. army forces over an almost 90-year interval to hold out the airlift project.
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Total military versions: 3 (USAAC). Capacity: One pilot plus four passengers or 1,000 lbs. of cargo. Powerplant: One 450-hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340-7 Wasp 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine driving a two-bladed Hamilton Standard ﬁxed-pitch metal propeller. Performance: Max. ; range 650 mi. Weights: 2,590 lbs. empty, 4,700 lbs. loaded. Dimensions: Span 41 ft. , length 28 ft. , wing area 295 sq. ft. Northrop YC-19 48 American Military Transport Aircraft Since 1925 One of two Alphas delivered in 1931 as the Y1C-19.
Length 41 ft. , wing area (not reported). When the Boeing model 200 “Monomail” appeared in 1930, it represented the state-ofthe-art in aircraft design, featuring a very streamlined, all-aluminum airframe along with a cantilevered low wing and retractable landing gear. Passengers or cargo were located in the forward fuselage while the pilot sat in an open cockpit aft of the cabin. In 1931 the Army gave Boeing an order for a single model 221 (passenger version of model 200) under the assigned designation Y1C-18.
Six more almost identical aircraft were ordered in 1931 as the C-8A, which alternately operated as F-1As when equipped with cameras. C-8s/F-1s saw extensive service with the Air Corps mapping air routes and operating out of unimproved areas all through the 1930s on into World War II. In Fairchild C-8 Series I —1925 to 1962 35 C-8 at Wright Field in 1930 after being modiﬁed for photographic work. Saw extensive service in mapping air routes. 1942 the AAF impressed three civilian Fairchild Model 51As into service during 1942 as the UC61D.