Preservation of Tactical Air Combat Potential in Western Europe

Wing-Level Defense Against A-Bombing

by W. W. Baldwin, D. J. Davis

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This report presents and assesses the effectiveness of new concepts for the defense of tactical air units in Europe. The measures are designed to reduce the loss of combat potential as the result of enemy atomic attacks that may occur in a major war in the 1955–1958 period. Primary emphasis is placed on survival during the enemy D-day attack and the subsequent few weeks of the campaign.

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