Accession Number:

ADA043840

Title:

Aerial Resupply of Encircled Army Units During a Mid-Intensity European War.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

This study addresses the mission of aerial resupply to encircled forces during a NATO versus Warsaw Pact conflict in Central Europe. Using, as a basis, European weather characteristics, the Soviet anti-air threat, and an armored brigades resupply requirements, the C-130 and the Advanced Medium STOL Transport AMST are compared with each other and the overall mission requirements. The AMSTs all-weather STOL capability, greater survivability in a hostile environment, and larger payloads offer significant advantages over the C-130. However, the success of the aerial resupply mission may largely depend on the ability of supporting tactical air forces to provide an effective air defense suppression and counterair campaign. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • VSTOL
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE