assets and B-52 sorties but "not Royal Lao Air Force or Vietnamese National Air Force" units, was 316,880 tacair
sorties in Steel Tiger and 84,416 in Barrel Roll.
(21.) For more on AIMVAL-ACEVAL, see Steven Fino, "Doubling Down: AIMVAL-ACEVAL and US Air Force Investment in TacAir
post-Vietnam," Vulcan: The Social History of Military Technology 2 (2014): 125-161; as well as brief discussions in Barry D.
Caption: A VF-301 F-4N Phantom grabs an arresting wire, making a trap aboard USS Ranger (CV61) in November 1976 during the TACAIR
Northern Edge validated, in real time, the ability of American and soon allied TacAir
fleets to give total concurrent SA to each combat pilot.
Additionally, a TACAIR
Integration Team will annually examine current situations and attempt to forecast future requirements to be included in updated MOUs.
Navy of the 1980s strongly preferred to plan for and exercise coordinated, cooperative, and deconflicted (but separate) sea-based antiair and strike campaigns rather than integrated TACAIR
operations over both the land and sea under one powerful, central operational theater-air commander--who would likely be, in many important scenarios, a U.S.
The Marine Corps' tactical aviation (TACAIR
) fixed-wing platforms, used for direct support to our ground combat Marines in the fight, are the AV-8B Harrier, the F/A-18 A+/C/D Hornet and the EA-6B Prowler.
While the Soviets were able to respond effectively with TACAIR
to support the Afghan Army, or directly participate with ground combat forces in a counterattack to retake an overrun garrison, these Mujahideen efforts had a weakening effect on the DRA and forced the Soviets to take a pause in their withdrawal plans.
Users: US Marine Corps assault support and TACAIR
See Tom Kaminski, "USAF TACAIR
: Combat Edge," Air Forces Monthly, no.
Another FBO in Little Rock, to be led by Truman Arnold's TACAir
of Texarkana, Texas, was proposed in 2004 but the development never became a reality.
Conversely, the TACAIR
rep (who used the survival breast stroke) said, "I definitely preferred breast stroke due to the improved visibility." The use of the HAU-12 gloves actually aided his ability to use the survival breast stroke by increasing hand surface area.