Accession Number:

ADA207401

Title:

B-52 Aircraft on the Central Front

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The use of heavy bomber aircraft, specifically the B-52, in the Airland Battle provides commanders greater capabilities and flexibility. This study shows that B-52 use in the NATO region is consistent with the demands of operational art, Airland Battle, and basic aerospace doctrine. The study shows b-52 capabilities and explains a new employment option designed to capitalize on the unique abilities of the B-52 as opposed to more traditional fighter aircraft. Because the B-52 would be integrated into NATO operations, the question of operational control of the B-52 force is considered. The theater commanders, vice the Strategic Air Commands or the air component commanders, need for control is explored. Finally, other potential problems or employment concerns are brought up to show what is needed to bring B-52 use into NATO operations. Keywords Military doctrine, Command and control systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE