The Army and Navy have always inquired into the possibilities of any new machine and have endeavored to adopt it to military use. The history of aviation is replete with the part taken by the services. Each new phase of aircraft development has found the government vitally interested in the prospects presented by that development. It would appear in many cases that the interest extended could not have been founded upon the grounds of premeditated adaptation to service use. However, experience has indicated that the military organization has used its imagination to good advantage in furthering those ideas necessary for modernized strategy and tactics.
The Autogiro As A Military Craft
By Lieutenant Commander William Nelson (C.C.), U. S. Navy