Accession Number : ADA194000
Title : Strategic Offensive Airpower: The Role of the Long Range Bomber.
Descriptive Note : Student rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Moberly, Arch L
PDF Url : ADA194000
Report Date : Apr 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 50
Abstract : The proposal to create a long range strategic conventional bomber force adds a new dimension to airpower employment in NATO. The heavy bomber has a range and payload capability which permits holding distant high value enemy targets at risk. The study examines reasons why this new bomber force should be employed outside the current air attack philosophy and finds that such use would increase deterrence and contribute to successful warfighting should deterrence fail. In addition, the analysis identifies critical target systems within the USSR and considers force employment requirements for a strategic offensive air campaign.
Descriptors : *AIR POWER, *BOMBER AIRCRAFT, AIR STRIKES, EMPLOYMENT, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), LONG RANGE(TIME), MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NATO, PAYLOAD, PHILOSOPHY, RISK, TARGETS, USSR
Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE