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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...

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.