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Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact Stanley S. McGowen

Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact

Stanley S. McGowen

Published May 24th 2005
ISBN : 9781851094684
Hardcover
351 pages
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Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers the development of helicopters from a concept in Leonardo daVincis mind to the first successful machines in the early 1900s to the latest tilt-rotor designs. Time and again, in a story ofMoreHelicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers the development of helicopters from a concept in Leonardo daVincis mind to the first successful machines in the early 1900s to the latest tilt-rotor designs. Time and again, in a story of constant innovation, designers answered the concerns of military planners with more maneuverable, more capable rotorcraft.With expert analysis and specific details of every significant model ever used, Helicopters shows how these once denigrated machines became essential to a variety of missions (reconnaissance, transport, attack, support, evacuation, urban combat, quick strikes behind enemy lines, and more). In addition, the book looks at the impact of rotorcraft beyond the military, including their ever-widening role in emergency medical care, police work, traffic control, agriculture, news reporting, and more.