Air cavalry

an infantry or reconnaissance unit transported by air to combat areas.
Historical Examples

“A V and a half of air cavalry, circling around,” Heshto said.
Oomphel in the Sky Henry Beam Piper

Klem Zareff called in his air cavalry to help control the sightseers.
The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper

Here the air cavalry, the airplanes built for distant scouting and combats, intervened.
Georges Guynemer Henry Bordeaux

And, above all, we shall see a great extension of ground attacks by air cavalry.
Cavalry of the Clouds Alan Bott


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