Redefining Flight: How the Predecessors of the Modern United States Air Force Transformed the Relationship Between Airmen and Aircraft

Redefining Flight: How the Predecessors of the Modern United States Air Force Transformed the Relationship Between Airmen and Aircraft

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Most of the literature on the technical evolution of combat aviation focuses on the efforts by the Army Air Forces to institutionalize scientific research and development at the end of World War II. This dissertation argues that the scientific foundation of combat aviation had already been established in previous decades, especially in terms of shaping the functional interface between airmen and aircraft.... under manual control, the Materiel Command assigned a group of bombardier instructors to evaluate these problems. ... Maximum effectiveness demanded that aircrews switch to automatic control; the human component had to defer to theanbsp;...


Title:Redefining Flight: How the Predecessors of the Modern United States Air Force Transformed the Relationship Between Airmen and Aircraft
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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