Helicopter History

An Illustrated A-Z Directory of Military Helicopters: Featuring over 80 helicopters shown in more than 300 historical and modern photographs

An Illustrated A-Z Directory of Military Helicopters: Featuring over 80 helicopters shown in more than 300 historical and modern photographsASIN: 1780193718 /
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  • ASIN: 1780193718
  • Part No: over 300 photographs

    The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter

    The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the HelicopterASIN: 0553383523 /
  • ASIN: 0553383523
  • Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter (Library of Flight)

    Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter (Library of Flight)ASIN: 1563479184 /
  • Brand: Brand: Amer Inst of Aeronautics
  • ASIN: 1563479184
  • Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

    Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)ASIN: 1851094687 /
  • Brand: Brand: ABC-CLIO
  • ASIN: 1851094687
  • 19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in Vietnam: A Memoir by Lew Jennings

    19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in Vietnam: A Memoir by Lew JenningsASIN: 1548484539 /
  • ASIN: 1548484539
  • Flight: The Complete History of Aviation

    Flight: The Complete History of AviationASIN: 1465463275 /
  • Brand: DK
  • ASIN: 1465463275
  • Scenes From the Second Storey

    Scenes From the Second StoreyASIN: B000008G1X /
  • ASIN: B000008G1X
  • UPC: 731451715624
  • Part No: 731451715624

    Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art

    Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose ArtASIN: 1625450354 /
  • ASIN: 1625450354
  • Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air Force 20th Special Operations Squadron (Schiffer Military History Book)

    Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air Force 20th Special Operations Squadron (Schiffer Military History Book)ASIN: 0764327798 /
  • ASIN: 0764327798
  • 335th Assault Helicopter Company: Cowboys - Unit History

    335th Assault Helicopter Company: Cowboys - Unit HistoryASIN: 0692139605 /
  • ASIN: 0692139605
  • An Ultralight Helicopter Experience: The History, The Theory, The Design, The Build, The Testing

    An Ultralight Helicopter Experience: The History, The Theory, The Design, The Build, The TestingASIN: 151162695X /
  • ASIN: 151162695X
  • Military Aircraft of the 20th Century: Helicopters

    Military Aircraft of the 20th Century: HelicoptersASIN: B0799BQV7Z /
  • ASIN: B0799BQV7Z
  • The Final Mission of Extortion 17 : Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan

    The Final Mission of Extortion 17 : Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in AfghanistanCategory: Helicopter History"Ed Darack investigates the downing of Extortion 17, the deadliest helicopter crash in the history of U.S. special operations."--Provided by publisher.

    Triumphant Warrior : The Legend of the Navy

    Triumphant Warrior : The Legend of the Navy's Most Daring Helicopter PilotCategory: Helicopter HistoryThe story of Allen "Wes" Weseleskey, a daring helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War who undertook a dangerous rescue in 1968.

    Cobra! the Attack Helicopter : Fifty Years of Sharks Teeth and Fangs

    Cobra! the Attack Helicopter : Fifty Years of Sharks Teeth and FangsCategory: Helicopter HistoryThe history of the Cobra helicopter is a long and varied one, characterized by extensive deployment in some of the most dynamic theaters of war. Designed in 1965, we are fast approaching the 50th Anniversary of the craft's inception into the world of combat flight, so it seems timely that we should be presented with this, a comprehensive historical account of the various landmarks of the Cobra's service history. This heavily illustrated volume relays the story of the Cobra from the days of early development and concept dissection right through to modern day uses, in both combat and civil contexts. Details of the early trials at Rucker are detailed, as is the birth of air mobile deployment, offering an illuminating insight into a most eventful period of developmental expansion. A full account of the Cobra's service history during the Vietnam campaign is also on display, describing the various tactics and weapons employed. The development of iconic variants such as the King Cobra and Supercobra is outlined, their individual histories set alongside those of lesser-known and under-sung types, one off designs and oddities that add yet more color to this fascinating history.

    Vertical Horizons : The History of Okanagan Helicopters

    Vertical Horizons : The History of Okanagan HelicoptersCategory: Helicopter HistoryThe swashbuckling story of Canada's legendary pioneer helicopter company. In 1945, following years as an instructor, Carl Agar was honourably discharged from the British and Commonwealth Air Training Plan and moved to Penticton where he began looking for flying opportunities. A first attempt to start a flying club never took off but Agar and his partners Barney Bent and Alf Stringer were determined to get off the ground. They began looking at commercial ventures and in 1947 Okanagan Air Services (OAS) was formed to provide instruction and contract work. After a rough start--while demonstrating fruit spraying, Agar crashed a helicopter into power lines--the company got a break in May 1948 when the Fraser floods swamped the valley and OAS received a mosquito-spraying contract. From there the company flourished, going on to fly the first unaccompanied commercial helicopter ferry flight from Canada to the UK, monitor polar bears in the High Arctic, provide offshore oil rig support during monsoons, and, at the company's high point, operate in over 33 countries with 600 employees and 126 helicopters. Back home, Agar opened the Mountain Flying School in Penticton, which is still in operation today and has trained thousands of civilian and military pilots from all over the world. Vertical Horizons is also the story of the employees who were pivotal to the success of the company. Individuals' experiences range from tragic to humorous and include a UFO sighting in the Arctic, witnessing the Jonestown massacre and a rescue of Vietnamese refugees off the coast of Thailand. Featuring first-hand accounts, extensive research and a multitude of photographs, Vertical Horizons is the first-ever history of the company that pioneered flying high-mountain terrain--making it a must-read for any aviation buff.

    History of Marine Observation Squadron Six: U.S. Marine Corps History, Aviation, Nicaragua, World War II, China, Korea, Helicopters, Pendleton, Vietnam Combat, Okinawa, Decommissioning - eBook

    History of Marine Observation Squadron Six: U.S. Marine Corps History, Aviation, Nicaragua, World War II, China, Korea, Helicopters, Pendleton, Vietnam Combat, Okinawa, Decommissioning - eBookCategory: Helicopter HistoryProfessionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book which brings to light the achievements and contributions of individual squadrons to Marine aviation. Marine Observation Squadron 6 distinguished itself throughout a period which spanned nearly five decades and three major conflicts, but its most significant contribution to Marine aviation was its pioneering use of helicopters in combat. Lieutenant Colonel Gary W. Parker and Major Frank M. Batha, Jr., are co-authors of this history. Lieutenant Colonel Parker, who holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Baltimore and a master of arts degree from Pepperdine University, prepared the first draft of the manuscript. Major Batha, who has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Utah and a master of arts degree from the University of West Florida, prepared the comment edition and final draft. Both officers axe experienced helicopter pilots who served combat tours in Vietnam. It is our hope that this history will be read as a tribute to the men who have contributed to the accomplishments of the squadron.This history is written to provide a concise operational narrative about a distinguished Marine Corps unit. Marine Observation Squadron 6s wide variety of experiences closely parallels the larger story of Marine aviation. From the 1920s through the Vietnam era, VMO-6 provided the kind of outstanding air support Marines have come to expect.

    Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art

    Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose ArtCategory: Helicopter HistoryLike a fifty-year-old time capsule unearthed and opened for public display, this book unlocks a treasure trove of over 250 recently recovered Vietnam War photographs from veterans. These helicopter nose art photos capture that typical and distinctive American war custom of embellishing one's assigned aircraft with personalized markings.

    Vietnam War Helicopter Art : U.S. Army Rotor Aircraft

    Vietnam War Helicopter Art : U.S. Army Rotor AircraftCategory: Helicopter HistoryHundreds of unique color photos showing how soldiers decorated their helicopters during the Vietnam War.

    Black Hawk : The Story of a World Class Helicopter

    Black Hawk : The Story of a World Class HelicopterCategory: Helicopter HistoryLeoni, the man considered to be the "father" of the Black Hawk, explains how Sikorsky Aircraft used innovative designs with the right advanced technologies to meet the Armys stringent specifications for aircraft performance, survivability, and reliability.

    An Illustrated A-Z Directory of Military Helicopters (Paperback)

    An Illustrated A-Z Directory of Military Helicopters (Paperback)Category: Helicopter HistoryAn expertly written and illustrated survey of this military transport, including specifications, and many rare images.

    The God Machine : From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter

    The God Machine : From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the HelicopterCategory: Helicopter History"Lively.... Sketches of machine designs enrich the text.... Should be a required purchase for academic libraries serving engineering or aviation programs and for aeronautical corporation or aviation flight department collections."--"Library Journal"

    MASH Angels: Tales of an Air-Evac Helicopter Pilot in the Korean War - eBook

    MASH Angels: Tales of an Air-Evac Helicopter Pilot in the Korean War - eBookCategory: Helicopter HistoryAn inspiring first-hand account by military aviation pioneer Richard Kirkland recounts how he and a handful of daring helicopter pilots revolutionized battlefield medical evacuation and blazed the trail for modern air-evac flying. Prior to the Korean War, the helicopter was all but unknown, and rescue was uncertain at best for downed pilots and wounded soldiers stranded behind enemy lines. In MASH ANGELS Richard Kirkland recounts his experiences on the front lines of rescue flying and military medicine. Kirkland, a fighter pilot in the Pacific theatre in World War II, came to helicopter flying after the war almost by accident. Many military higher-ups had little use for this new, “worthless contraption.” But its life-saving performances in the Korean War quickly changed minds. The helicopter was the perfect partner for another revolution in military medical care—the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, or MASH, and the book also documents the real-life experiences of the MASH characters so familiar from the hit TV series: the nurses, surgeons (including the real “Hawkeye”), and helicopter pilots who forged a new era in military medical care. “Helicopters of the Third Air Rescue Group were given credit for picking up 846 pilots and aircrew from behind enemy lines during the Korean War,” writes Richard Kirkland. “Add to that 8,373 soldiers and airmen we snatched from the battlefields and air-taxied to the front-line MASH. Quite a feat for a handful of taxi drivers.”

    Comprehensive Guide to Naval Aviation History: United States Naval Aviation 1910 - 1995 - Pioneers, World War II, Korea, Ships, Aircraft, Helicopters, Carriers, Pilot Heroes - eBook

    Comprehensive Guide to Naval Aviation History: United States Naval Aviation 1910 - 1995 - Pioneers, World War II, Korea, Ships, Aircraft, Helicopters, Carriers, Pilot Heroes - eBookCategory: Helicopter HistoryThe fourth edition of United States Naval Aviation 1910-1995 is a testimony to Naval Aviation's achievements as it prepares to enter the 21st century and its first one hundred years of service. The Naval Historical Center's Aviation History Office has expanded on previous editions to make this chronology the quintessential reference work on Naval Aviation history. This work is designed to provide naval personnel, historians and aviation enthusiasts with a general background on Naval Aviation history. It highlights the significant events and developments that shaped Naval Aviation from 1910 to 1995, rather than providing a detailed treatise of particular subjects or actions. It covers all aspects of Naval Aviation, including operational activities, technical developments and administrative changes.The aim is to make this the first-source document that people use when they are looking for basic information on Naval Aviation. The book provides the opportunity to gain an insight and learn about the origins, achievements and traditions of Naval Aviation as it relates to the rich naval heritage of the United States. Naval Aviation has undergone immense change since 1910. It now plays a defining role in the nation's defense structure and is on call to respond to military crises around the world.A Few Pioneers, 1898-1916 * Test of Strength, 1917-1919 * The Twenties, 1920-1929 * The Thirties, 1930-1939 * World War II, 1940-1945 * Postwar Years, 1946-1949 * Korean Operations, 1950-1953 * The New Navy, 1954-1959 * The Sixth Decade, 1960-1969 * The Seventies, 1970-1980 * The Diamond Anniversary Decade, 1981-1990 * The First Half of the Nineties, 1991-1995 * The History of Naval Aviator and Naval Aviation Pilot Designations and Numbers, the Training of Naval Aviators and the Number Trained (Designated) * Aviation Commands * Aviation Ships * Aircraft on Hand * Aircraft Designations and Popular Names * Combat Aircraft Procured * Transport and Training Aircraft * Naval Helicopters * Bureau (Serial) Numbers of Naval Aircraft * Aviation Personnel on Active Duty * Navy and Marine Corps Air Stations and Fields Named for Naval Aviators and Others * Ships Named for Naval Aviators * Medal of Honor Awards in Naval Aviation * Aviation Ratings * Evolution of Carrier Air Groups and Wings * U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Squadron Designations and Abbreviations * The Navy in Space * Honorary Naval Aviator Designations * Naval Aviation Hall of Honor * Evolution of Naval Wings (Breast Insignia) * List of Naval Aviation Drones and Missiles * U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Aces * Visual Identification System for Naval Aircraft (Tail Codes) * Current Squadron Lineage List * Carrier, Carrier Based Squadrons and Non-carrier Based Squadron Deployments During the Korean War * Carrier, Carrier Based Squadrons and Non-carrier Based Squadron Deployments to Vietnam * Grenada Combat Operations (25 October-2 November 1983) * Carrier Squadrons and Non-carrier Based Squadrons Involved in 1986 Libyan Operations (24 March-15 April 1986) * Naval Aviation Units Involved in the Persian Gulf War (16 January-27 February 1991) * List of Early Naval Jet Pilots * List of Early Helicopter Pilots * Gray Eagle Award * List of Navy and Marine Corps Shoot Downs Since 1950 * Cold War Incidents Involving U.S. Navy Aircraft

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