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Move back from a mathematical approach that has been a powerful element of Air Force intelligence culture since AWPD
1, the air plan that defeated Hitler.
Leveraging the "American propensity to see war as an engineering science" (with the airplane as its foremost instrument), the AWPD
, having determined that destruction of 124 targets within Germany would win the war, calculated that such an objective required exactly 6,860 bombers operating with a target accuracy in combat 2.
staff also recognized that the German Luftwaffe would mount a strong defense.