Helicopters in Combat: The First Fifty Years



This is an historical combat analysis of the impact of the helicopter upon warfare in the 50 years since it first saw action. The modern combat helicopter is the master of the battlefield - fast, agile and extremely deadly. This book charts the evolution of rotary winged aircraft from the first fragile evacuation machines through to the dedicated flying arsenals that are an essential part of any modern airforce. Case histories of Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan are studied in depth and conclusions drawn evolved, with an eye to the 21st century.

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