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The Resource Tiger check : automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980, Steven A. Fino

Tiger check : automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980, Steven A. Fino

Label
Tiger check : automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980
Title
Tiger check
Title remainder
automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980
Statement of responsibility
Steven A. Fino
Title variation
Automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fielding of automated flight controls and weapons systems in fighter aircraft from 1950 to 1980 challenged the significance ascribed to several of the pilots' historical skillsets, such as superb hand-eye coordination--required for aggressive stick-and-rudder maneuvering--and perfect eyesight and crack marksmanship--required for long-range visual detection and destruction of the enemy. Highly automated systems would, proponents argued, simplify the pilot's tasks while increasing his lethality in the air, thereby opening fighter aviation to broader segments of the population. However, these new systems often required new, unique skills, which the pilots struggled to identify and develop. Moreover, the challenges that accompanied these technologies were not restricted to individual fighter cockpits, but rather extended across the pilots' tactical formations, altering the social norms that had governed the fighter pilot profession since its establishment. In the end, the skills that made a fighter pilot great in 1980 bore little resemblance to those of even thirty years prior, despite the precepts embedded within the "myth of the fighter pilot." As such, this history illuminates the rich interaction between human and machine that often accompanies automation in the workplace. It is broadly applicable to other enterprises confronting increased automation, from remotely piloted aviation to Google cars. It should appeal to those interested in the history of technology and automation, as well as the general population of military aviation enthusiasts."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fino, Steven A.
Dewey number
623.74/64
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1242.F5
LC item number
F542 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Fighter planes
  • Fighter pilots
  • Airplanes, Military
  • United States
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Airplanes, Military
  • Fighter pilots
  • Fighter planes
  • United States
Label
Tiger check : automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980, Steven A. Fino
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The myth of the fighter pilot -- Sabres over Korea : "Every man a tiger" -- Phantoms over Vietnam : the "GIB" -- Eagles over Nellis : "A fighter pilot's fighter."
Control code
1009628068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421423289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1009628068
Label
Tiger check : automating the US Air Force fighter pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980, Steven A. Fino
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The myth of the fighter pilot -- Sabres over Korea : "Every man a tiger" -- Phantoms over Vietnam : the "GIB" -- Eagles over Nellis : "A fighter pilot's fighter."
Control code
1009628068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421423289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1009628068

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