TITLE

Bombs Away!

AUTHOR(S)
Arana-Barradas, Louis A.
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
Airman;Aug2003, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the evolution of aerial bombing system of the U.S. Air Force. Development of guided munitions the Vietnam War; Length of the planning stage of the mission; Technology used of doing business in the bomber world; Duration of the training before flying an operational mission. INSET: Modern gadgets boggle the mind.
ACCESSION #
10684751

 

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