A probabilistic approach for examining aircraft concept by D. N. Mavris, D. A. DeLaurentis

By D. N. Mavris, D. A. DeLaurentis

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23 Failure to develop efficient transport lines eventually took its toll. During the summer of 1942 the RAF reluctantly stripped its already thin bomber squadrons of nearly two hundred of its most destructive Lancasters in order to transform them into transports. ” The timing of this move could not have been worse. Churchill had only recently (and then only barely) persuaded the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin that the nascent Anglo-American strategic bombing effort represented a significant offensive campaign against Hitler.

29 The accord paid immediate dividends. Freed from the burden of transport production, Britain’s aircraft manufacturers made 1943 their most productive year of the war. Total bomber and fighter output for those twelve months exceeded one hundred times their entire prewar capacity. America’s manufacturers stepped up their aircraft production after 1942 as well, with results that were indisputably impressive. 7 billion by 1944 from its 1939 total of $250 million, as the industry as a whole leapt from forty-third to first on the list of the country’s most valuable sectors.

Engagement became preferable to isolation and containment. The course of Anglo-American aviation diplomacy helped foster this change, though this evolution in American foreign policy had come at great cost. Churchill would have expected as much. As he darkly noted late one night in 1943, “We live in a world of wolves [Americans] and bears [Russians]. ”25 CHAPTER 1 The Arsenal of Democracy versus British Planning World War II was an airman’s war. Infantry and tanks took the land while sailors controlled the seas.

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