1972 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1972:

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  • Early in the year, the United States introduces the Walleye II optically guided glide bomb into service, employing it in the Vietnam War. It becomes known as the "Fat Albert."[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 0-87021-559-0, p. 159.
  2. ^ a b Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, p. 157.
  3. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 65.
  4. ^ a b "Hijacker caught after parachuting over Colorado with $50,000 in cash". Lewiston Daily Sun. Associated Press. January 21, 1972. p. 1. 
  5. ^ a b c Miniclier, Kit (January 21, 2001). "Skyjacker a Colorado oddity?". Denver Post. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Taylor, Daniel L. (January 21, 1972). "Parachutist hijacker captured". Eugene Register Guard. UPI. p. 3A. 
  7. ^ "Chuting hijacker caught by police". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. January 21, 1972. p. 1. 
  8. ^ "Hijacker with $50,000 loot captured after bailing out". Milwaukee Journal. January 21, 1972. p. 1. 
  9. ^ "Hijacker foiled; tracked by jets". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. January 21, 1972. p. 19. 
  10. ^ "Hijack figure held without bail". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. January 22, 1972. p. 1. 
  11. ^ Melia, Tamara Moser, "Damn the Torpedoes": A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777-1991, Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1991, ISBN 0-945-274-07-6, p. 100.
  12. ^ a b c Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, p. 161.
  13. ^ a b Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, p. 162.
  14. ^ Frantiska, Joseph, Jr., "Into the Dragon's Jaw", Military Heritage, December 2010, pp. 52-54, 57, 74.
  15. ^ Haulman, Daniel L., One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903-2002, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 110.
  16. ^ Melia, Tamara Moser, "Damn the Torpedoes": A Short History of U.S. Mine Countermeasures, 1777-1991, Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1991, ISBN 0-945-274-07-6, pp. 99-101.
  17. ^ Boslaugh, David L., When Computers Went to War: The Digitization of the U.S. Navy, Matt Loeb: 1999, ISBN 0-471-47220- 4, p. 354.
  18. ^ Friedman, Norman, "The Navy's Ramjet Missile," Naval History, June 2014, p. 11.
  19. ^ a b c Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, p. 163.
  20. ^ Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 0-87021-559-0, pp. 159-160.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g Haulman, Daniel L., One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903-2002, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 111.
  22. ^ Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: A Premier Fighter", Naval History, April 2012, p. 13.
  23. ^ a b c d e f Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 0-87021-559-0, p. 160.
  24. ^ Haulman, Daniel L., One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903-2002, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 2003, no ISBN number, p. 112.
  25. ^ Brogan, Patrick, The Fighting Never Stopped: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Conflict Since 1945, New York: Vintage Books, 1990, ISBN 0-679-72033-2, p. 49.
  26. ^ Their Darkest Day
  27. ^ Leatherneck.com "Marine fighters shot down MiG in Vietnam, at big cost" by Robert F. Door, October 25, 2004.
  28. ^ Greenfeter, Yael (4 November 2010). "Israel in shock as Munich killers freed". Haaretz. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  29. ^ a b Anonymous, "New Hijackings Shock World," Lowell Sun, October 30, 2012, p. 3.
  30. ^ McCabe, Scott, "Crime History", The Washington Post Express, October 29, 2012, p. 8.
  31. ^ Lewis, Alfred E., and Jay Mathews, "Father, Son Give Up in '72 Killings," The Washington Post, July 8, 1975.
  32. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, p. 167.
  33. ^ National Transportation Safety Board Report Number NTSB-AAR-73-15 “Aircraft Accident Report North Central Airlines, Inc., McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31, N954N, and Delta Air Lines, Inc., Convair CV-880, N8807E, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, December 20, 1972,” adopted July 5, 1973
  34. ^ Nichols, CDR John B., and Barret Tillman, On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam, Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1987, ISBN 0-87021-559-0, p. 161.
  35. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 26.
  36. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, pp. 317-318.
  37. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 104.
  38. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 102.
  39. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 59.
  40. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 0-517-56588-9, p. 251.