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Journal cover: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Online from: 1929

Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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V/Stol for the U.S. Marines

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Title:V/Stol for the U.S. Marines
Author(s):Lt.-Gen. Thomas H. Miller, Jnr., (Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation, US Marine Corps As head of USMC aviation)
Citation:Lt.-Gen. Thomas H. Miller, Jnr., (1978) "V/Stol for the U.S. Marines", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 50 Iss: 5, pp.19 - 22
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/eb035451 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Because it is a small, mobile service that must make the most of every asset, the Marine Corps in the 1940s and early 1950s began to use the utility helicopter as a weapon system. Very quickly it became obvious that the “chopper” offered Corps commanders unprecedented flexibility in moving ground forces much faster than by surface transportation.

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