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Bell UH-1 HUEY Sur Tous Les Fronts

Product code:  03427AVI
French Language Book. Made famous by the films Apocalypse Now, Platoon or We Were Soldiers, the Huey was the real workhorse of the US Army during the Cold War. The result of a research program in the mid-1950s for a heavier and more robust helicopter than those hitherto aligned by the US Army, it was at the beginning of the 1960s that the first examples entered service in the States. This helicopter, initially intended for medical evacuations, turns out in fact to be so robust that Washington de...

Flying Light Helicopters with the Royal Marines: Collective Tales From Marine Air 489

Product code:  02509AVI
Little has been written about Royal Marines rotary aviation, the small and select unit which operated light helicopters between 1965 and 1995. Officer and senior non-commissioned officer pilots had the unique privilege of being both Commandos and aviators, flying from warships and operating ashore in support of the Royal Marines. Initially called Unit Air Troops, which then coalesced into 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron Royal Marines, they operated in hostile environments, including the Arctic, ...

US Department of Homeland Security Aviation

Product code:  70607AVI
The US Department of Homeland Security was created in 2001. The department’s aviation assets comprise those of the US Coast Guard and the US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO). They are responsible for over 200 aircraft, operated by the world’s largest Coast Guard, and around 240 are flown by the AMO, which is the world’s largest aviation and maritime law enforcement organization.

Britain's Military Helicopters

Product code:  20263AVI
A key component in any armed force, helicopters operate in a range of roles. Thanks to their ability to go anywhere and operate from locations as diverse as landing pads hacked out of the rainforest or the pitching deck of a frigate, the helicopter adds a flexibility unknown to armed forces in the past. This bookdescribes the evolution of the helicopter in British service, from their beginnings with the Sikorsky R-4B test flown by Fleet Air Arm pilots in the USA to the latest Merlin Crowsnest, C...

Duel 112: UH-1 Huey Gunship vs NVA/VC Forces, Vietnam 1962-75

Product code:  45153AVI
Often described as the US Armys aerial jeep the UH-1 Iroquois - Huey was the general-purpose vehicle that provided mobility in a hostile jungle environment which made rapid troop movement extremely challenging by any other means. Hueys airlifted troops, evacuated casualties, rescued downed pilots, transported cargo externally and enabled rapid transit of commanders in the field. Although vertical aviation had only become a practical reality during the Korean War helicopters evolved rapidly in th...

Restoration Force: Grass Roots Preservation of Civilian and Military Aircraft by Enthusiasts Worldwide

Product code:  67131AVI
Walk into any of the myriad aircraft museums dotted across the world and you can appreciate the wonderfully restored and preserved exhibits on display. But what about the many gems lovingly brought back to life and hiding away in peoples garages, sheds, barns and gardens. With Gavin Hoffen's book you become a privileged spectator into a dedicated but often secretive world - to protect their security, names, projects and locations.

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art Vol.2

Product code:  57808AVI
In Volume 2 you will find equally astonishing photos, together with some self-help and researched info for sure to tease and delight the aficionado or veteran to unknown degrees. Besides the 165 images, there are search aids for locating former in-country Army helicopter. A listing is available of American sites where Huey & Cobra rides are available.

UH-60 Black Hawk - The US Army's Tactical Transport Helicopter

Product code:  23402AVI
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk was designed to replace the ageing Bell UH-1 Huey during the 1970s. It made its combat debut in 1983 during Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada. Black Hawk has participated in every major US Army campaign since. Upgrades have included the UH-60L, UH-60A and UH-60M, all detailed in this book.

WWP B020 Early Hips Mi-17/Mi-8MT First 20 Years of Service

Product code:  09807AVI
Contains a plethora of colour photos. Content covers history, walkaround, interior-detail, engine detail and chassis detail.

Ronny Bar Profiles: British Two-Seaters of the Great War

Product code:  58436AVI
Artist Ronny Bar, a member of director Sir Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Wingnut Wings team, presents the first collection of his astonishingly detailed First World War aircraft profiles – British Two-Seaters of the Great War. Two-seater aircraft were the workhorses of the Royal Flying Corps and from 1918 the Royal Air Force, operated in a wide variety of roles such as training, artillery spotting, reconnaissance, communications, coastal patrol and even bombing. Some, such as the B.E.2c and ...

Helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles of Russia

Product code:  RUS108AVI
RUSSIAN/ENGLISH LANGUAGE BOOK. This book looks at helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. Throughout the book you will find photos, illustrations, documentation and tables.

Gunship Ace: The Wars of Neall Ellis, Helicopter Pilot and Mercenary

Product code:  09438AVI
The days of Congo and Angola when you had the image of mercenaries as drunken guys going around shooting up the place has gone - the people you find now, are well-trained, professional soldiers, special forces trained. Neall Ellis Praise for Al J. Venter. A disturbing insight into the ever growing world of unconventional private armies. Like it or not, Venter tells it to us the way it is. A former South African Air Force pilot who saw action throughout the region from the 1970s, Neall Ellis is ...