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Helicopters [electronic resource] : an illustrated history of their impact / Stanley S. McGowen.

By: McGowen, Stanley S, 1947-.
Contributor(s): ABC-CLIO Information Services.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Weapons and warfare series: Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 351 p.).ISBN: 1851094733 (ebook); 9781851094738 (ebook); 9781851094684; 1851094687.Subject(s): Military helicopters | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | Milit�arhubschrauber | Geschichte 1900-2003Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Helicopters.DDC classification: 358.4/183 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Early developments, 1900-1939 -- Historical background -- Limited successes -- Autogyros and gyroplanes -- The first successful helicopters in Europe -- Successes in the United States -- World War II, 1939-1945 -- Sikorsky XR-5 and XR-6 -- Frank Nicholas Piasecki -- From military to commercial helicopter -- Stanley Hiller, Jr. -- Charles Kaman -- Korea and the Cold War, 1946-1961 -- Bell helicopters -- Hiller helicopters -- Piasecki helicopter corporation -- The S-55 helicopter -- Westland helicopters -- Nicolai I. Kamov -- French Indochina -- Vietnam, the Middle East, and the face-off in Europe, 1961-1975 -- The United States in Vietnam -- NATO -- The Middle East -- Warsaw Pact -- Technological evolution, 1976-1990 -- NATO combat support helicopters -- Attack helicopters -- Combat service support helicopters -- Warsaw Pact -- Desert Shield/Storm and beyond, 1990-2003 -- Combat support : passenger helicopters -- Combat service support helicopters -- Attack helicopters -- Tilt rotor aircraft -- NOTAR -- Helicopter specifications.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Early developments, 1900-1939 -- Historical background -- Limited successes -- Autogyros and gyroplanes -- The first successful helicopters in Europe -- Successes in the United States -- World War II, 1939-1945 -- Sikorsky XR-5 and XR-6 -- Frank Nicholas Piasecki -- From military to commercial helicopter -- Stanley Hiller, Jr. -- Charles Kaman -- Korea and the Cold War, 1946-1961 -- Bell helicopters -- Hiller helicopters -- Piasecki helicopter corporation -- The S-55 helicopter -- Westland helicopters -- Nicolai I. Kamov -- French Indochina -- Vietnam, the Middle East, and the face-off in Europe, 1961-1975 -- The United States in Vietnam -- NATO -- The Middle East -- Warsaw Pact -- Technological evolution, 1976-1990 -- NATO combat support helicopters -- Attack helicopters -- Combat service support helicopters -- Warsaw Pact -- Desert Shield/Storm and beyond, 1990-2003 -- Combat support : passenger helicopters -- Combat service support helicopters -- Attack helicopters -- Tilt rotor aircraft -- NOTAR -- Helicopter specifications.

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Helicopters by McGowen, Stanley S., ©2005
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