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By N Williams, Nicholas M. Williams

Книга plane of the U.S.' army Air delivery provider 1948 to 1966 airplane of the USA' army Air shipping carrier 1948 to 1966 Книги Вооружение Автор: Nicholas M. Williams Год издания: 1999 Формат: pdf Издат.:Midland Страниц: 194 Размер: 149.72 ISBN: 1857800877 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Formed at first of the "Cold warfare" period, the army Air delivery provider (MATS) sprung out of the newly-created usa Air strength to serve the U.S. army through the global. From the Berlin Airlift to Vietnam, MATS crews and plane have been discovered at each "hot spot," and MATS represented a golden period for the us Air Force.As good because the heritage of the carrier ordinarily, Williams presents in-depth assurance of every kind of airplane operated. a great choice of pictures in top of the range, large-format replica accents the textual content.

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In spite of these broadened responsibilities, carried out with a shrinking force, the Air Rescue Service continued to provide both Cold War mission and humanitarian support. In February 1953, ARS aircrews flew 198 sorties in SA-16, SH-19, SC-47 and SC-82 aircraft as floods hit the Netherlands. The ARS evacuated 161 persons and delivered over 32,000 pounds ofrelief supplies during the two-week operation, dubbed 'Operation Humanity'. Similar floods hit Iraq in April 1954, where 59th ARS SH-19s dropped 30,000 pounds of food in 66 sorties to some 4,000 flood victims in the Tigris River Valley.

The H-19 could carry eight litter patients or ten passengers and a pilot and medical technician, compared to the H-5's cabin accommodations for a pilot and medical technician only, with two patients carried in external litter capsules. But as a majority of Detachment F's front-line rescue missions involved only single pilot pick-ups, the detachment personnel looked upon the newer helicopter as a complement to the H-5, rather than as a replacement for it. After the detachment had begun to receive its allotment of H-19s in February 1952, it was felt that the aircraft's 120 mile range better suited it to perform overwater rescue missions using the built-in hydraulic-powered hoist line.

The all-black Sikorskys picked up agents after completion of their intelligence-gathering or sabotage missions along North Korea's northwest coast. Below: SB-29, 44-87644, carries full defensive armament of turret-mounted machine guns as well as the 3,000 lb A-3 lifeboat. Haney Collection, courtesy of Lionel Paul 34 AIRCRAFT OF THE MILITARY AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE 1948-1966 Left: During the Korean War, the 3rd Air Rescue Squadron operated the Sikorsky H-5, which carried a paramedic as well as stretchers for evacuating the wounded.

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