December 1978 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute
United States Naval Institute
Survivability in combat was a factor in the construction of the McDonnell Douglas-Northrop F-18 Hornet, the first plane to be so designed from the planning stages onward. CDR. Charles Sapp, Jr., USN, addresses the need for aircraft survivability projects in an article found on page 58 of this issue. (Painting "An F-18 Attacking a Soviet 'Backfire,— by R. G. Smith, courtesy McDonnell Douglas)
Secretary's Notes Comment and Discussion Old Navy
Leadership Forum Nobody asked me, but
Books of Interest to
the Professional Professional Notes The U.S. Navy:
Shipboard Radars Notebook
27 & 93 86 88 108 111
Through-Deck Cruiser: The New Capital Ship 34
For a seemingly short moment, the battleship's thunder shook the mighty deep. And then she departed, to be replaced by the carrier
which, ultimately, must also give way to another capital ship. By Michael A. Cain!
Punishment, Discipline, and the Naval Profession 43
In the opinion of many line officers, the monkeys running the zoo cannot cause as much long-range damage as the lawyers running the Navy's disciplinary system.
By Commander John B. Bonds, USN
Amazon Patrol 50
Though selected for destroyer school, this young surface warfare officer decided instead to serve an exchange tour with the Brazilian Navy. He wouldn't trade the experience for anything.
By Lieutenant Douglas R. Burnett, USNR
Survivability—A Science Whose Time Has Come 58
For years, protection of aircraft was considered only after the plane had been shot down. Survivability is now given greater weight, but it still has a way to go in the annual battle for funds.
By Commander Charles N. Sapp, Jr., USN
Pearl Harbor Aftermath 68
Following the attack in December 1941, confusion was superimposed on disaster; but the Navy's codebreakers were already practicing a craft that would help bring victory at Midway six months later.
By Captain Wilfred J. Holmes, USN ( Ret.)
Pictorial—The Sea of the Midnight Sun 76
A fleet in being can tie down enemy resources that might have been useful elsewhere. But it also ties itself down, and that can be a boring way to spend a year.
Photographs by Hans J. Degelow
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