10 April 2020

The Future of Tactical Airlift Is Here and It Is Vertical

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Back in 1908, Thomas Edison was asked for his opinion on the Wright brothers’ aeroplane. The electrical wizard pooh-poohed the Wrights’ achievement. “No aeroplane would be good”, he said, “until it could go straight up and down.”– Gerald Howarth, U.K. Minister for International Security Strategy, 2011 Shot down over the Burmese jungle in a liaison aircraft on April 21, 1944 , Technical Sergeant Edward Hladovcak and his three wounded, British ‘Chindit’ passengers had little hope of rescue. They [...]