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Operational Employment of the Convair Charger
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1965 by SAE International in United States
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The Convair Model 48 Charger was successfully flown in November, marking a major milestone in development of the first airplane built specifically to operate from rough terrain in the forward combat area. Sponsored by General Dynamics Corp., this new airplane complements existing military systems by bridging the performance gap between helicopters and high-performance jets. It provides a variety of missions capabilities, including surveillance, counterinsurgency, armed reconnaissance, utility, and cargo.