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Fokker in Swedish Service

Product code:  67798AVI
Read all about the Fokkers in Swedish service, both civil and military. The following types are described: Fokker D.IV, Fokker Dr.I, Fokker D.VII, Fokker F.VIIa, Fokker F.VIII, Fokker F.XII, Fokker F.XXII, Fokker C.V-D & E, Fokker G.I, Douglas DC-3, Douglas DC-2, Saab 90 Scandia, Saab 91 Safir, Fokker F.27 Friendship Fokker F.28 Fellowship. All in service from 1918 until today. Numerous photographs many never published before, colour profiles and tables.

Scheduled Helicopter Services - Then and Now

Product code:  50238AVI2
The helicopter, referred to also as rotorcraft, plays a significant role in aviation. That it is also the most versatile machine in the skies is beyond dispute. The helicopter’s ability to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward and laterally, enables it to operate in congested or isolated areas where the lack of runways prevents fixed-wing aircraft, even those with short take-off and landing (STOL), from performing successfully. Its multi-role capability is wide-ran...

Aircraft in detail 024 Agusta Westland A109 & the Belgian Air Force Display Team

Product code:  AID024
From Duke Hawkins, HMH Publications. A complete portrait of this iconic aeroplane and its variants containing photos of all the features including action shots, Cockpit views, Fuselage, Weapons and Maintenance in addition to up-to-date information.

US Army Combat Aviation Brigade Aircraft and Equipment

Product code:  23403AVI
The US Army’s Combat Aviation Brigade of the is a multi-functional unit made up of several different helicopter types and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, plus the necessary support equipment to operate in any environment. This book features UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, AH-64 Apache, HH-60 Black Hawk Medevac, UH-72 Lakota, and two Unmanned Aircraft Systems, the RQ-7B Shadow and MQ-1C Gray Eagle. Up until 2017, the OH-58 Kiowa was part of the CAB, also featured.

Legends of Warfare: Huey in Vietnam - Bell's UH-1 at War

Product code:  62750AVI
Few implements of war are as representative of the US presence in Vietnam as the Bell Huey UH-1-series helicopters. Whether serving in the role of troop transport for airborne assault, supply transports, aerial gunships, or medical evacuation, the Huey was seemingly everywhere. The versatile aircraft, officially the Iroquois, was affectionately known to all as the Huey, a name derived from its early model designation of HU-1A.

The Saturn I/IB Rocket: NASA's First Apollo Launch Vehicle

Product code:  50281AVI
In this eagerly anticipated book, renowned space historian and author David Baker turns his attention to the Saturn I and IB rockets. Although often considered as merely a stepping stone from the Mercury and Gemini programmes to the mighty Saturn V and the Apollo missions that put the first humans on the Moon, the Saturn I and IB rockets actually played a far more significant role in NASA’s manned space effort. As the first American heavy lift rocket, Wernher von Braun’s Saturn I traced its line...

American Military Helicopters and Vertical/Short Landing and Takeoff Aircraft Since 1941

Product code:  77347AVI2
Over the past eight decades, developments in vertical lift aircraft-both helicopters and vertical/short takeoff and landing planes have given the American military unparalleled capabilities on the modern battlefield. The U.S. has led the world in vertical lift technologies with the help of some of the brightest minds in this field. This book gives a concise historical survey, including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of helicopter and V/STOL aircraft developed f...

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...