P-3 Orion In Action


P-3 Orion In Action

P-3 Orion In Action (Aircraft number 193)
By Richard S. Dann

Publisher: Squadron Signal 2004 52 Pages
ISBN: 0897474783
PDF 21 MB

The use of aircraft for long-range patrols of the world\’s oceans goes back to just before World War One. The United States\’ unquestioned pioneer of the \’Hydroaeroplane\’ was Glenn H. Curtiss of Hammondsport, New York. On 26 January 1911, Curtiss made the first flight of an aircraft from water in the Spanish Bight, an area in San Diego Bay that is now part of Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island. The United States Navy (USN) was rather slow to see the air-craft\’s military value, but it did sec the worth of aircraft for long-range patrol and scout mis-sions. On 8 May 1911, CAPT Washington I. Chambers, the USN\’s officer in charge of avia-tion matters, ordered two hydroaeroplanes — the Curtiss A-1 and A-2 Triads. These were the first two aircraft purchased by the USN, and 8 May is considered the birthdate of Naval Aviation.




Другие книги по теме