United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913 Author : E.R. Johnson Publisher : McFarland Total Pages : 277 Release : 2018-03-15 ISBN 10 : 9781476663470 ISBN 13 : 1476663475 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK United States Marine Corps Aircraft Since 1913 Book Description: Among the world's military air arms, United States Marine Corps Aviation occupies a tactical niche. As the air component of a combined-arms expeditionary force, it exists primarily to support Marine combat forces on the ground in their amphibious assault mission. From the "Banana Wars" of the 1920s to the present day "War on Terror," Marine aviation has undergone a lengthy fine-tuning process not only in terms of warfare doctrines and tactics, but also in the types of aircraft needed to accomplish the mission. This comprehensive survey provides the history, technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft used by Marine Air from its origins prior to World War I up to current operations.