Black Hawk

The Story of a World Class Helicopter

Author: Ray D. Leoni

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 333

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Leoni, the man considered to be the "father" of the Black Hawk, explains how Sikorsky Aircraft used innovative designs with the right advanced technologies to meet the Armys stringent specifications for aircraft performance, survivability, and reliability.
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Leave No Man Behind

The Saga of Combat Search and Rescue

Author: George Galdorisi,Thomas Phillips

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1616732253

Category: History

Page: 656

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Beginning with the birth of combat aircraft in World War I and the early attempts to rescue warriors trapped behind enemy lines, Leave No Man Behind chronicles in depth nearly one hundred years of combat search and rescue (CSAR). All major U.S. combat operations from World War II to the early years of the Iraq War are covered, including previously classified missions and several Medal-of-Honor-winning operations. Authors George Galdorisi and Tom Phillips (both veteran U.S. Navy helicopter pilots) highlight individual acts of heroism while telling the big-picture story of the creation and development of modern CSAR. Although individual missions have their successes and failures, CSAR, as an institution, would seem beyond reproach, an obvious necessity. The organizational history of CSAR, however, is not entirely positive. The armed services, particularly the U.S. Air Force and Navy, have a tendency to cut CSAR at the end of a conflict, leaving no infrastructure prepared for the next time that the brave men and women of our armed forces find themselves behind enemy lines. The final chapter has not yet been written for U.S. combat search and rescue, but in view of the life-saving potential of these forces, an open and forthright review of U.S. military CSAR plans and policies is long overdue. Beyond the exciting stories of heroic victories and heartrending defeats, Leave No Man Behind stimulates debate on this important subject.
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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

Author: Chris Bishop

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781841768526

Category: History

Page: 48

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The successor to the Vietnam-veteran Bell UH-1 "Huey", the Sikorsky UH-60 first flew in 1974 and was christened the Black Hawk. It has become one of the most versatile and successful utility helicopters ever in service and has been used widely, from the invasion of Grenada to the conflict in Somalia and the ongoing Operation Iraqi Freedom. An attack helicopter configured with missiles, rockets, machine guns and cannon the Black Hawk is also capable of undertaking a wide range of missions on the battlefield, including troop transport, command and control and aeromedical evacuation. Although the Black Hawk is most recently associated with the disaster in Mogadishu, this book looks past Hollywood interpretations to investigate the design, development and operations of arguably the most important helicopter in the world today, with fantastic full-color digital artwork and up-to-date information about the BlackHawk's role in Iraq. Also examined are the more unconventional missions the BlackHawk has been used in, from drug-busting operations in South America to peace-keeping operations around the world.
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How the Helicopter Changed Modern Warfare

Author: Walter Boyne

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1455615684

Category: History

Page: 384

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The helicopter was introduced to warfare during World War II. Since then, it has had a profound effect at both the tactical and strategic levels. This in-depth book by a military aviation expert examines the growth of the helicopter's importance in warfare and argues convincingly that severe flaws in the military procurement process have led to U.S. troops using antiquated helicopter designs in combat despite billions spent on research and development.
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Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

A Publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Devoted to the Technology of Dynamics and Control

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Airplanes

Page: N.A

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AIAA Journal

Author: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

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Surge

My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War

Author: Peter R. Mansoor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300199163

Category: History

Page: 398

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"Surge" is an insider's view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War. After exploring the dynamics of the war during its first three years, the book takes the reader on a journey to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the controversial new U.S. Army and Marine Corps counterinsurgency doctrine was developed; to Washington, D.C., and the halls of the Pentagon, where the Joint Chiefs of Staff struggled to understand the conflict; to the streets of Baghdad, where soldiers worked to implement the surge and reenergize the flagging war effort before the Iraqi state splintered; and to the halls of Congress, where Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus testified in some of the most contentious hearings in recent memory. Using newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, author notes, and published sources, "Surge" explains how President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Ambassador Crocker, General Petraeus, and other U.S. and Iraqi political and military leaders shaped the surge from the center of the maelstrom in Baghdad and Washington.
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In the Company of Soldiers

A Chronicle of Combat

Author: Rick Atkinson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429900010

Category: History

Page: 336

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From Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Rick Atkinson comes an eyewitness account of the war against Iraq and a vivid portrait of a remarkable group of soldiers For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering the division for The Washington Post, the war in Iraq provided a unique opportunity to observe today's U.S. Army in combat. Now, in this extraordinary account of his odyssey with the 101st, Atkinson presents an intimate and revealing portrait of the soldiers who fight the expeditionary wars that have become the hallmark of our age. At the center of Atkinson's drama stands the compelling figure of Major General David H. Petraeus, described by one comrade as "the most competitive man on the planet." Atkinson spent virtually all day every day at Petraeus's elbow in Iraq, where he had an unobstructed view of the stresses, anxieties, and large joys of commanding 17,000 soldiers in combat. Atkinson watches Petraeus wrestle with innumerable tactical conundrums and direct several intense firefights; he watches him teach, goad, and lead his troops and his subordinate commanders. And all around Petraeus, we see the men and women of a storied division grapple with the challenges of waging war in an unspeakably harsh environment. With the eye of a master storyteller, the premier military historian of his generation puts us right on the battlefield. In the Company of Soldiers is a compelling, utterly fresh view of the modern American soldier in action.
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Air Force One

The Aircraft That Shaped the Modern Presidency

Author: Von Hardesty

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 9781589232334

Category: History

Page: 191

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The jet-age mobility of the American presidency beginning in the 1960s corresponds directly to the nation's emergence as a super power. This is the story of the planes, the presidents, their staff, and their many trips across the nation and around the globe.
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Black Storm

A Novel

Author: David Poyer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429955164

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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With blistering action sequences and incredibly detailed military insight, Black Storm takes the reader along with the most covert Special Ops group straight to Saddam Hussein's stronghold, through harrowing instances of close-quarters combat, and into the heart of danger. A Maniacal Leader With coalition forces amassing at the Iraqi border, Saddam Hussein issues a terrifying threat: In response to any Allied offense, he will use his most secret weapon to destroy Israel. Counting down the hours before their forces invade, American commanders must decide whether this threat is the last-minute posturing of a madman-or a calculated promise from one of the world's most feared commanders. An Impossible Mission With thousands of innocent lives hanging in the balance, a long-range force reconnaissance team has been assembled and given the most daunting task: locate a weapon that no one can find or identify. Lieutenant Commander Dan Lenson, attached to the team to help program the airstrike that will cripple Saddam, finds himself humping through enemy territory with a group of hardened marines. They're headed straight for central Baghdad in what will be the most dangerous operation of the war. Now Lenson must decide whether the secret he carries is worth the life of his teammates-and his own...
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Principles of Helicopter Flight (Ebundle Edition)

Author: Walter J. Wagtendonk

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

ISBN: 9781619543096

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Trade Paperback + PDF eBook "bundle" version: Trade paperback book comes with code to download the eBook from ASA's website. This comprehensive textbook explains the aerodynamics of helicopter flight as well as helicopter maneuvers, going beyond the strictly "how-to" type of aviation manual. Helicopter pilots need to thoroughly understand the consequences of their actions and base them upon sound technical knowledge; this textbook explains why the helicopter flies and even more importantly, why it sometimes does not. Beginning with aerodynamics, each step of the process is fully illustrated and thoroughly explainedfrom the physics of advanced operations to helicopter design and performanceproviding helicopter pilots with a solid foundation upon which to base their in-flight decisions. Containing discussions on the NOTAR (no tail rotor) system, strakes, principles of airspeed and high-altitude operations, operations on sloping surfaces, and sling operations, this revised edition also includes the latest procedures Federal Aviation Administration. "
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Learning to Fly Helicopters, Second Edition

Author: R. Randall Padfield

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071808612

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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Updated for the first time in 20 years, this complete guide to helicopter flight training introduces the beginner pilot to common manoeuvres and flight mechanics, and helps you navigate the transition into the professional pilot industry.
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Lost Over Laos

A True Story Of Tragedy, Mystery, And Friendship

Author: Richard Pyle,Horst Faas

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786740949

Category: History

Page: 352

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In 1971, as American forces hastened their withdrawal from Vietnam, a helicopter was hit by enemy fire over Laos and exploded in a fireball, killing four top combat photographers: Larry Burrows of Life magazine, Henri Huet of Associated Press, Kent Potter of United Press International, and Keisaburo Shimamoto of Newsweek. The remoteness of the crash site made a recovery attempt impossible. When the war ended four years later, the war zone was sealed off and the helicopter incident faded from the headlines. But two journalist colleagues-the authors of this book-returned to Laos twenty-seven years later to resolve mysteries about the crash and pay homage to their lost friends.
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Blood Trails

The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam

Author: Christopher Ronnau

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780307494191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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BAPTISM BY FIRE Chris Ronnau volunteered for the Army and was sent to Vietnam in January 1967, armed with an M-14 rifle and American Express traveler’s checks. But the latter soon proved particularly pointless as the private first class found himself in the thick of two pivotal, fiercely fought Big Red One operations, going head-to-head against crack Viet cong and NVA troops in the notorious Iron Triangle and along the treacherous Cambodian border near Tay Ninh. Patrols, ambushes, plunging down VC tunnels, search and destroy missions–there were many ways to drive the enemy from his own backyard, as Ronnau quickly discovered. Based on the journal Ronnau kept in Vietnam, Blood Trails captures the hellish jungle war in all its stark life-and-death immediacy. This wrenching chronicle is also stirring testimony to the quiet courage of those unsung American heroes, many not yet twenty-one, who had a job to do and did it without complaint–fighting, sacrificing, and dying for their country. Includes sixteen pages of rare and never-before-seen combat photos From the Paperback edition.
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Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442403322

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
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Grundlagen der Hubschrauber-Aerodynamik

Author: Berend G. van der Wall

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662444003

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 434

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Am Anfang dieses umfangreichen und modernen Nachschlagewerkes steht die geschichtliche Entwicklung der Drehflügler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Die Strahl- und Blattelemententheorie sowie deren Anwendung im Schwebe-, Vertikal-, Vorwärts- und Autorotationsflug stellen den Schwerpunkt dar. Die Grundlagen der Rotorblattdynamik, der Leistungsrechnung sowie des Hubschrauberentwurfes werden erläutert. Zahlreiche Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen runden das reich bebilderte und mit vielen Graphiken versehene Werk ab. Auf anschauliche Darstellung der physikalischen Zusammenhänge wurde besonderer Wert gelegt und die Kernaussagen am Ende jeden Kapitels zusammengefasst.
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Final Flight

Author: Stephen Coonts

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307755940

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States. If it succeeds, the balance of nuclear power will tilt in favor of a remorseless Arab leader. And it looks as if no one can stop it - except navy "jet jock" Jake Grafton. "Cag " Grafton is one helluva pilot. His F-14 Tomcat is one helluva plane. But some of Jake's crewmates have already vanished. A woman reporter who boarded the ship in Tangiers may not be who she claims to be. And Jake may have to disobey a direct order from the President himself for one spine-tingling, hair-raising Final Flight From the Paperback edition.
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In The Company Of Heroes

Author: Michael J. Durant,Steven Hartov

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110121080X

Category: History

Page: 416

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Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk over Somalia, Michael Durant was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade on October 3, 1993. With devastating injuries, he was taken prisoner by a Somali warlord. With revealing insight and emotion, he tells the story of what he saw, how he survived, and the courage and heroism that only soldiers under fire could ever know.
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Verti-flite

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Vertically rising aircraft

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