An Illustrated A-Z Directory of Military Helicopters: Featuring over 80 helicopters shown in more than 300 historical and modern photographs
The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter
The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Black Hawks:
From transforming the ways of war to offering godlike views of inaccessible spots, revolutionizing rescues worldwide, and providing some of our most-watched TV moments—including the cloud of newscopters that trailed O. J. Simpson’s Bronco—the helicopter is far more capable than early inventors expected. Now James Chiles profiles the many helicoptrians who contributed to the development of this amazing machine, and pays tribute to the selfless heroism of pilots and crews. A virtual flying lesson and scientific adventure tale, The God Machine is more than the history of an invention; it is a journey into the minds of imaginative thinkers and a fascinating look at the ways they changed our world.
- ASIN: 0553383523
Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter (Library of Flight)
Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class
"This story tells, in clear detail, how Sikorsky Aircraft developed, tested, modified, and produced one of the most successful helicopters in the world. Written by the man considered to be the father of the Black Hawk, Ray Leoni explains how Sikorsky used innovative designs with the right advanced technologies to meet the Armyís stringent specifications for aircraft performance, survivability and reliability. With its creative Black Hawk design, Sikorsky won an uphill, highly-contested battle for one of the worldís largest helicopter programs which reestablished the company as a leader in the world community of helicopter producers. Black Hawk variants have been put in service by every branch of the US Military and by over 24 countries around the world accumulating over 5 million flight hours. Through its combat service in the campaigns of Granada, Panama, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Black Hawk has demonstrated unprecedented mission versatility and survivability and proven itself to be an outstanding war-fighting machine that will serve for a half century or longer. In the best tradition and vision of Igor Sikorsky, Black Hawks are performing world-wide rescue and humanitarian missions saving countless lives and providing relief from natural and manmade disasters to thou...
- Brand: Brand: Amer Inst of Aeronautics
- ASIN: 1563479184
Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)
Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons
First envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci and first deployed in World War II, the helicopter is now a universal icon of modern warfare, a key component of combat planning around the world, and one of the military's most versatile and effective tools.• Approximately 70 photographs of helicopter models, including a number taken in combat situations• Glossary of terms unique to rotorcraft, including autorotation, translating tendency, and dihedral roll
- Brand: Brand: ABC-CLIO
- ASIN: 1851094687
19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in Vietnam: A Memoir by Lew Jennings
19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in
"19 Minutes to Live" illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam. Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War". Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received Three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, from the far South to the DMZ, including the infamous Ashau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne and others.
- ASIN: 1548484539
Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
Flight: The Complete History of
A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and now in paperback.Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom.Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts.Study the advances in aircraft design, compare the times of record-breaking flights, see how airplanes became weapons of war, and follow the timeline of the space race.Discover how we claimed the skies in Flight, from aviation pioneers of the past to astronauts of the future.
- Brand: DK
- ASIN: 1465463275
Scenes From the Second Storey
Scenes From the Second
The debut CD from American (San Diego, CA) Alternative Rock band The God Machine released in 1992 via Friction Records/Ploygram. Track listing is 1. "Dream Machine" 05:24 2. "She Said" 04:40 3. "The Blind Man" 05:58 4. "I've Seen The Man" 02:39 5. "The Desert Song" 05:12 6. "Home" 05:20 7. "It's All Over" 05:55 8. "Temptation" 05:13 9. "Out" 05:08 10. "Ego" 03:34 11. "Seven" 16:38 12. "Purity" 08:55 13. "The Piano Song" 04:57
- ASIN: B000008G1X
- UPC: 731451715624
Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art
Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose
Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art brings to light over 250 recently recovered Vietnam War photographs from Army aviation veterans. The vast majority of these photographs have never before been published, with them all capturing that quintessential and unmistakable American war custom of embellishing one’s assigned aircraft with personalized markings. Each is accompanied by a caption containing data particular for each featured image: helicopter name, unit, serial number, photo date, photo location, crew names, artist name, photo contributor, and anecdotal information.Against a backdrop of censorship, political correctness, and military directives to the contrary, in-country Army helicopter nose art flourished in Vietnam, and the failure to acknowledge this archetypal convention in any study of Army aviation history demonstrates a lack of respect for the personal cost of conflict.Although ‘Iron Butterfly’ may not be as well-known as ‘Memphis Belle’ or ‘Enola Gay’ from World War II, it nonetheless carried its crews into battle with just as much passion for life and sense of duty as its predecessors. We all know the ugly politics of that war; these pictures show us the human side of it.
- ASIN: 1625450354
Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air Force 20th Special Operations Squadron (Schiffer Military History Book)
Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air
In this fascinating, detailed account, Wayne Mutza takes a look deep inside this extraordinary, little-known, but very special unit of the U.S. Air Force. Published here for the first time is the colorful history of the men and their helicopters that made their living with the legendary SOG teams of the Army Special Forces. From secret cross-border missions during the Vietnam War to current operations in the Middle East. Also included is a special section of Green Hornet emblems, and detailed lists of every aircraft flown by the 20th Special Operations Squadron.
- ASIN: 0764327798
335th Assault Helicopter Company: Cowboys - Unit History
335th Assault Helicopter Company: Cowboys - Unit
The combat helicopter units serving in South Vietnam known as the Cowboys were U.S. Army aviators of A Company, 82d Aviation Battalion, 173d Aviation Platoon (Casper), and the 335th Assault Helicopter Company. The three Cowboy UH-1 "Huey" flight platoons; Ramrods, Mustangs, and Falcons were based in several locations throughout South Vietnam from 1965 until the end of the war and was officially disbanded in 1976.
- ASIN: 0692139605
An Ultralight Helicopter Experience: The History, The Theory, The Design, The Build, The Testing
An Ultralight Helicopter Experience: The History, The Theory,
This book was compiled from the knowledge acquired during the engineering, design, part fabrication, and assembly of my full-function ultralight helicopter. Prior to tackling this task my only encounter with a helicopter was being airlifted out of the Atlantic Ocean during Air Force Survival Training. Every aspect of the project is included. The information is presented assuming the reader has limited helicopter background. It does however offer in depth calculations for those interested in the analytical and theoretical areas of this project. All calculations were done using Mathcad an engineering software program. Every stage involved in building the helicopter is covered in detail including - the initial investigation of helicopter history to establish starting parameters, a rigorous discussion on the theory, and a brief summary of how helicopters fly. From there it proceeds to the formal engineering process for the design and build of a functional helicopter. The book continues from that point to list the equipment purchased and a brief explanation of operational techniques to fabricate the designed parts. The material types used are also covered in depth. In the final chapters the flight testing experience is elaborated on. For the reader who would like to delve further into...
- ASIN: 151162695X
Military Aircraft of the 20th Century: Helicopters
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good
A finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in NonfictionA New York Times Notable Book Bloomberg Best Book of 2018The New York Times bestseller!Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising—on campus as well as nationally. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and ancient wisdom from many cultures. Embracing these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—interferes with young people’s social, emotional, and intellectual development. It makes it harder for them to become autonomous adults who are able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to promote th...
- ASIN: 0735224897
Anything a horse can do : The story of the helicopter
Anything a horse can do : The story
A history of the development of helicopters from the models of DaVinci to the XR-6 written by one of the early military helicopter pilots. Includes descriptions of flying techniques and comparisons to fixed wing aircraft. Numerous black-and-white photographs.
- ASIN: B0007DF8KC
Sikorsky H-34: An Illustrated History: (Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
Sikorsky H-34: An Illustrated History: (Schiffer Military/Aviation
Originally designed in 1952 as an anti-submarine warfare platform for the U.S. Navy, almost two-thousand Sikorsky H-34s have served on every continent with the armed forces of twenty-five countries from combat in Algeria, the Dominican Republic, Nicarag
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
- ASIN: 0764305220