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Helicopters : an illustrated history of their impact

Author: Stanley S McGowen; ABC-Clio Information Services.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005.
Series: Weapons and warfare series.
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First envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci, and first deployed in World War II, the helicopter is now a universal icon of modern warfare, a key component of combat planning around the world, and one of the military's most versatile and effective tools. In the recent Iraq war, the world saw coalition helicopters provide firepower and supplies, maneuver in both the desert and in cities, facilitate rescues, and transfer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McGowen, Stanley S., 1947-
Helicopters.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005
(DLC) 2005003243
(OCoLC)57594294
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley S McGowen; ABC-Clio Information Services.
ISBN: 1851094733 9781851094738 9781851094684 1851094687 1280720220 9781280720222
OCLC Number: 60395163
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 351 pages).
Contents: Early developments, 1900-1939 --
Historical background --
Limited successes --
Autogyros and gyroplanes --
The first successful helicopters in Europe --
Successes in the United States --
World War II, 1939-1945 --
Sikorsky XR-5 and XR-6 --
Frank Nicholas Piasecki --
From military to commercial helicopter --
Stanley Hiller, Jr. --
Charles Kaman --
Korea and the Cold War, 1946-1961 --
Bell helicopters --
Hiller helicopters --
Piasecki helicopter corporation --
The S-55 helicopter --
Westland helicopters --
Nicolai I. Kamov --
French Indochina --
Vietnam, the Middle East, and the face-off in Europe, 1961-1975 --
The United States in Vietnam --
NATO --
The Middle East --
Warsaw Pact --
Technological evolution, 1976-1990 --
NATO combat support helicopters --
Attack helicopters --
Combat service support helicopters --
Warsaw Pact --
Desert Shield/Storm and beyond, 1990-2003 --
Combat support : passenger helicopters --
Combat service support helicopters --
Attack helicopters --
Tilt rotor aircraft --
NOTAR --
Helicopter specifications.
Series Title: Weapons and warfare series.
Responsibility: Stanley S. McGowen.
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