Sea-Based Airborne Assault -- A New Mission for the Navy.
NAVWAG interim research memo.,
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA NAVAL WARFARE ANALYSIS GROUP
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A new mission for aircraft carriers is proposed. The mission is to provide mobile bases from which to operate transport aircraft capable of landing troops and equipment at inland points where a threat requiring immediate discriminating response may exist. Mission requirements are examined, and capability estimates are derived from predictable aircraft technology. It is concluded that the mission is feasible. Author
- Naval Surface Warfare