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Offline hesham

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General Gavin FSW fake aircraft
« on: August 28, 2008, 03:04:24 am »
Hi,

After the war, General Gavin wrote in his 1947 book "Airborne Warfare" that we should have light tracked armored personnel carriers and assault gun/recon vehicles that could be parachuted intact, ready-to-fight into battle to be our "Sky Cavalry" to give Paratroopers mobility, protection and firepower.
http://www.geocities.com/gavinpetition/

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Re: General Gavin FSW fake aircraft
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 12:05:14 pm »

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Re: General Gavin FSW fake aircraft
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 10:23:32 am »
Mike Sparks is a dedicated guy, I'll give him that.

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Re: General Gavin FSW fake aircraft
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 10:31:45 am »
Artist's impression and accompanying descriptions from Lieutenant General James M Gavin from his book Airborne Warfare (1947).

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http://www.combatreform.org/battleboxes.htm
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Re: General Gavin FSW fake aircraft
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 02:42:25 pm »
This is an interesting concept. So glad I did a search before posting.  ;)
« Last Edit: April 15, 2012, 02:44:57 pm by XP67_Moonbat »
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Re: General Gavin FSW fake aircraft
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 10:54:15 am »
There was a more of them,but where in my files ?.

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Re: General Gavin FSW fake aircraft
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 09:49:49 am »
Saying that something is 'so' does not make it so, a lesson from history repeated many times.

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Re: General Gavin FSW fake aircraft
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 12:24:24 pm »
Those sketches resemble the proposed XB-53 bomber.
They also remind us of the XFG-1 experimental, fuel-carrying, glider designed and test flown by Cornelius Aircaft during WW2.l (only 2 prototypes).
Engineer George Cornelius earned patents on a variety of wing configurations, most noteably foward-swept flying wings.
Cornelius’ ideas never entered production, but post-war engineer Marske designed the Pioneer, Monarch and Genesis series of forward-swept, flying wing, recreational sailplanes. They flew well, but were not structurally practical until Marske invented pultruded carbon rods to control wing deflection and departure.

As an aside, General Gavin may have proposed air-transportable, light armoured vehicles - to support prartroopers in battle - but none were ever named after him. A few silly commentators like to refer to the FMC M113 tracked, armoured personnel carrier as “Gavin” but that was never an official US Army term.