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