Riding the Tide

Roberts, Chuck
March 2003
Airman;Mar2003, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p2
Points out that the centennial of flight in the U.S. is paved with technological breakthroughs and quantum leaps such as radar, jet engines, precision guided missiles and nuclear weapons. Origin of the jet engine; First combat aircraft; Correlation between the Air Force and technological advancements; Maintaining technological superiority. INSET: Sharing the wealth of knowledge.


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