Toward New Horizons. Volume 5. Future Airborne Armies
AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Airborne operations will play a major part in the next war from the very beginning. Vital island bases and strategic outposts will have to be occupied and reinforced by air. Airborne operations deep in the enemys strategic territory will not only be possible they will be necessary. There must be developed the capability of deploying by air complete major combat units of the United States Army. It must be possible to do this at any time of day, under poor weather conditions, and at any practical operating radius up to 2500 miles or more, depending on the world-political situation. The potentialities of future airborne operations are unlimited, if the possibilities are successfully exploited in the future design of both aircraft and equipment. The capability of deploying major ground force units by air will revolutionize military strategy and tactics.
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