the tail to Tooth Ratio

Miller, Roger G.
October 2004
Air Force Journal of Logistics;Fall2004, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p24
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Royal Flying corps and air service cooperation in maintenance training during World War I. The U.S. was incapable of sending a modern army to fight in Europe. Since the U.S. would receive the vast majority of its modern war materials from France, the American Expeditionary Force would be assembled and learn its trade in the heart of France. The story of the U.S. combat aircraft production is well known. The Boiling Mission identified British aircraft for production in the United States with a couple of exceptions, notably the Italian Caproni bomber. The British phased system of flight instruction and Royal Flying Corps stress in disciplined air tactics appealed more than the French Roleur system and emphasis on individual flying, though both systems were used.


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