Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers

EPUB EBook by David E. Johnson

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The US Army entered World War II unprepared. Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers EPUB EBook In addition, lacking Germany's blitzkrieg approach of co- EPUBordinated armour and air power, the army was organized to fight two wars: one on the ground and one in the air. Previous commentators have blamed Congressional funding and public apathy for the army's unprepared state. David E. Johnson believes instead that the principal causes were internal: army culture and bureaucracy, and their combined impact on the development of weapons and doctrine. between the world wars, arguing that the tank became a captive of the conservative infantry and cavalry branches, while the aeroplane's development was channelled by air power insurgents bent on creating an independent air force. He maintains that as a consequence, the tank's potential was hindered by the traditional arms, while air power advocates focused mainly on proving the decisiveness of strategic bombing, neglecting the mission of tactical support for ground troops. Minimal interaction between ground and air officers resulted in insufficient co-operation between armoured forces and air forces. new understanding of both the creation of the modern US Army and the Army's performance in World War II. The book also provides important insights for future military innovation. Like this book? Read online this: CSI REPORT No. 1 - THE EVOLUTION OF THE TANK IN THE U.S. ARMY, Tanks on the Beaches.

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