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Military Airlift : Structural Problems Did Not Hamper C-141 Success in Desert Shield/Storm

Military Airlift : Structural Problems Did Not Hamper C-141 Success in Desert Shield/Storm

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9780756746872


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0756746876


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Publisher:  DIANE Publishing Company
Summary: Provides information on the performance of the C-141 during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, its structural problems, and planned Air Force C-141 service life extension programs. The report was compiled in 1992, when the C-141, long considered the backbone of the Air Force¹s strategic airlift fleet, was at the end of its originally designed service life. Although the Air Force had planned to conserve the aircraft¹s rem...aining useful life by flying fewer hours and limiting the weight of cargo carried, Operation Desert Shield/Storm caused the Air Force to abandon its plan. During the Operation, the C-141¹s flying hours almost doubled its planned peacetime program, raising concern over accelerated wear to the aging aircraft. Charts and tables. [read more]

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ISBN-13: 9780756746872


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Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
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