American Military Helicopters and Verticle/Short Landing andTake Off Aircraft Since 1941

Text by E.R. Johnson • Drawings by TedWilliams

Over the past eight decades, developments in vertical lift aircraft—both helicopters and vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) planes—have given the American military unparalleled capabilities on the modern battlefield. The U.S. has led the world in vertical lift technologies with the help of some of the brightest minds in this field—Igor I. Sikorsky, Arthur M. Young, Frank N. Piasecki, Charles H. Kaman and Stanley Hiller, Jr., to name a few—and by having the industrial prowess to make their concepts reality.

This book provides a concise historical survey, including technical specifications, drawings, and photographs of every type of helicopter and V/STOL aircraft developed for the U.S. military, from the earliest examples tested in 1941 and 1942, up to the newest prototypes.

Softcover, 494 pages, 7" x 10 "

pISBN:978-1-4766-7734-7, Dec 2021 Available from major book stores

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