Accession Number:

AD0750845

Title:

A Study of the Alternative Methods of Meeting the Military Requirements for Strategic Airlift in the 1970's

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

208.0

Abstract:

The requirement for a viable strategic airlift capability will become increasingly more important for defense planners in the 1970s and 1980s. The strategy to reduce overseas garrisons and prepositioning of supplies will place a greater burden on strategic airlift to support the Nixon Doctrine of having the capability to engage in one and one-half wars. To compound the problem, the commercial carriers have been very reluctant to purchase the large cargo jets to supplement the Military Airlift Command. Through their research the authors explore possible alternatives for strategic airlift in the ensuing decade.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE