Chopper

Chopper

Firsthand Accounts of Helicopter Warfare World War II to Iraq

Book - 2005
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Penguin Putnam
Real-life stories from the pilots and the passengers.

From its first use in military operations, during a rescue mission behind enemy lines in 1944, to its crucial role in Vietnam, to the Black Hawk combat copters in the current war on terror, the helicopter changed the face of aviation-and the face of warfare. Whether they are bringing supplies and medical help or coming to the rescue of trapped soldiers, the modern battlefield could not function without them.

Baker & Taylor
An oral history of American military helicopter operations presents a collection of true-life chronicles that range from the first use of a helicopter in a 1944 rescue mission behind enemy lines to the role of the aircraft during the modern-day war on terror, accompanied by photographs, detailed specifications, and analysis of weapons capabilities for each helicopter model.

Blackwell North Amer
The first pilots to fly helicopters referred to them - with and without affection - as eggbeaters or whirlybirds. But Igor Sikorsky's invention took flight to pioneer a new method of aviation that not even the Wright Brothers could imagine. This is the story of the helicopter - from the ground up.
This fully illustrated volume, compiled by military historian and aviation expert Robert F. Dorr, presents the history of helicopter warfare with firsthand accounts from the pilots who flew them and the soldiers they transported. Filled with photos and featuring detailed structural and weapon capacities of each profiled aircraft, Chopper is an indispensable look at how the helicopter changed the face of warfare.

Baker
& Taylor

An oral history of American military helicopter operations presents chronicles that range from the first use of a helicopter in a 1944 rescue mission behind enemy lines to the role of the aircraft during the modern-day war on terrorism.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 2005
ISBN: 9780425202739
0425202739
Branch Call Number: 358.4183 DORR
Characteristics: vi, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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