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The first helicopter war

logistics and mobility in Algeria, 1954-1962

by Charles R. Shrader

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Published by Praeger in Westport, CT .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Algeria
    • Subjects:
    • Military helicopters -- Algeria -- History.,
    • Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-263) and index.

      StatementCharles R. Shrader.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT295 .S487 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 277 p. :
      Number of Pages277
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL378821M
      ISBN 100275963888
      LC Control Number98040913

      Putzel’s compelling, skillfully written book is a “must read” that eloquently and in-depth delivers on the promise of its title and subtitle—the price soldiers paid for their Vietnam combat and how they endured the physical and emotional wounds of the war. First published in .   World War II, due to the insis­ tence of several Coast Guard officers, this revolutionary aircraft was developed for war and peacetime uses. Their efforts helped the helicopter to evolve into the ma­ chine that is known today. The capability of the submarine to inter­ dict trade effectively and to serve as a weapon of war was first revealed.

      The Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), also referred to as the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), and was part of the Pleiku Campaign conducted early in the Vietnam comprised two main engagements, centered on two previously scouted helicopter landing zones (LZs), known as LZ X-Ray and LZ Albany. 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. Helicopters: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers the development of helicopters from a concept in Leonardo daVinci's mind to the first.

      During the Algerian War, the French operated Sikorsky H "Pirate" armed with a German 20mm MG cannon and two machine guns. During the early days of the Vietnam War, USMC Hs were among the first helicopter gunships in theater, fitted with the Temporary Kit-1 (TK-1), comprising two M60C machine guns and two shot inch rocket.   The first tethered flight was conducted by Sikorsky on the 14th of September, , followed on May 13th, by the first free flight. This made the VS the first single lifting rotor helicopter in the US, the first successful helicopter to use single tail rotor configuration and the first practical amphibious helicopter.


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Starting from this milestone of relative technological maturity, one can distinguish three major phases that characterize military utilization of the helicopter. From the s onwards, it was used in a. service. Developed from the VS, Sikorsky's R-4 was the first large-scale mass-produced helicopter, with a production order for aircraft.

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Piloted by Sikorsky, the September 14 tethered flight lasted just a few seconds. As a man, those dreams were fulfilled in the skies over Vietnam, where he served as a helicopter pilot.

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