By John Pimlott

Procedure & strategies of Air conflict.

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But this view is based upon the strategic viability in results of one cam- HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX MK. 303in Max bomb load , Armament 26 MG B11 1 1 Exhaust glare shield 2 Fuel tanks 3 Astro-dome 4 Engineer's instrument panel 5 D/F loop 6 Rear escape hatch 7 Ammo magazines 8 Door to tail turret 9 Ammo tracks 10 Dingy stowage 1 Fueljettison pipes 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Carburettor intake Merlin XX engine Coolant radiator OH radiator Bomb bay Bomb doors Pilot's seat Radio Op's seat Pilot's controls DiPole aerial 22 Navigator's position 23 Pressure head We would like to thank Flight International magazine for with the reference material for this their assistance illustration.

1 dSj t CRATES Hb^y%1H[Hpl ^AjSONs Kij^SHBED^ Captain Piazza of the Italian air service. In 1911, he demonstrated the military potential of aircraft both as scouts and reconnaissance craft and for battlefield interdiction attacking reinforcements and supplies in operations against the Turks. Despite the rather negative conclusions reached so far, there can be little doubt that air power has revolution- gave the ized warfare during the present century, chiefly by Tripoli in 1911, accept claims adding third dimension a which new offers entirely concepts and capabilities to those involved in the management of organized conflict.

The Americans chose instead to January 1943. The Allied invasion of Europe took precedence, however, and between April and September 1 944 the bulk of both bomber fleets was switched to tactical attacks upon the French Coast. Thus, when the strategic offensive began again in earnest in autumn 1944, the war was drawing to a close, and although the British and American bombers, flying by night and day respectively, were able to range far and wide over a rapidly-diminishing Germany for about eight months, it is arguable whether their offensive succeeded in the war-winning sense in which it had been undertaken.

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