The Army did indeed argue to greatly reduce procurement of Hurricanes and Spitfires (and I believe the Chain Home C2 system) in the late 30s in favour of larger numbers of Lysanders.Is it Battle of Britain day today?
Did similar "the enemy will never have aircraft" arguments not get used to promote Army Co-operation (?) aircraft development instead of Hurricanes and Spitfires?
Thank God for people like ACM Dowding.
I genuinely love it when these arguments crop up!The navy have two large carriers, shove all the fighters on there and RNAS bases. Leave the heavy movers to the army.
The RAF moved Australia to try and cover the fleet at sea and destroy the FAA. Now we have carriers and less bases so the situation is reversed.
The levels of ignorance inevitably demonstrated by proponents show exactly why independent air services are required, particularly given the Army have just abandoned fixed wing aviation and transferred it to the RAF.