Intercontinental military air transport: an application of a model for the study of aircraft procurement policies.

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An application of a mathematical model to determine aircraft procurement policies. Wartime airlift requirements, worldwide route structure, and the physical characteristics of candidate intercontinental transport aircraft are considered. The model permits the construction of several efficient fleet replacement patterns, each consistent with aircraft production possibilities and the fleet in being. Costs based on procurement and peacetime practice operations are used to yield partial evaluations of the alternative procurement policies that result.

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