The C-142 Role in COIN Air Mobile Operations 650239
System flexibility now afforded by V/STOL technology has direct application in many counterinsurgency (COIN) operations. COIN wars usually occur in underdeveloped lands with no finely marked battlelines.
This paper discusses the C-142 capabilities as a transportation system for populace protection and control, noncombatant services, and improved mobility of counterinsurgency units. Data which illustrate the C-142 performance in these applications are presented.