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British Service Helicopters

British Service Helicopters

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{detailed description}The helicopter is now an indispensable tool in the hands of Britain's armed forces, yet it is a comparatively recent innovation in terms of aviation history. Today it plays a key role across the defence spectrum from anti-submarine warfare and surface attack, to airborne early warning, reconnaissance, battlefield observation and forward air control, anti-tank operations, troop transport, heavy lift of guns and supplies, and commando assault. It is invaluable in search and rescue, casualty evacuation, pilot training and VIP communications flying. All this rotary-winged activity has only blossomed over the last thirty years, previous decades witnessing more rapid advances in other aeronautical developments such as the monoplane jet engine and large passenger-carrying airliners. This book provides the most complete reference guide to British service helicopters to appear in a single volume. The carefully chosen photographs give a fresh and clear record of all the different British and foreign-built helicopters that have served with the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force over the years. The scale drawings depict all the standard colour scheme variations with many unusual examples also included. Together with the wealth of facts and figures conveniently grouped in appendices, the information contained within these pages will be invaluable to historians, enthusiasts and modellers alike. The authors write with the authority which comes from first-hand experience. During their careers in aviation journalism and public relations they have had an opportunity to fly with British units all over the world in most of the helicopter types described in the book.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Richard Gardner and Reginald Longstaff
published by Hale 1985 1st edn. 227pp illustrated, index, appendix, bibliography 16x24
{condition}near fine, inc. d/j.
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