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Old 22 January 2016, 04:57
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This is strategic and operational history- how modern concept was developed from interview with Luftwaffe personnel after world war 2 dealing with their experience on Eastern front.

Why isolation of battlefield is superior use of attack aircraft. But the design of A-10 counters some of the inherent risk of close air support/tactical air mission.

I hope against the need- but some of the lesson learned, specifically sortie/loss % would be very applicable against China. 1% loss 1% severe damage is acceptable if mission is successful, but at 500 sortie each night units will be bled dry by the 'million small cut'.

It is 1 copy available at Amazon, but I assume that active duty military may find easier access.

If you see value in history of air power in major conflict- you will enjoy the reading and insight.

Though here at journey's end I lie
in darkness buried deep,
beyond all towers strong and high,
beyond all mountains steep,
above all shadows rides the Sun
and Stars for ever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done,
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