Black Hawk

The Story of a World Class Helicopter

Author: Ray D. Leoni

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &


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.

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.

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.

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.


Author: Robert Mason

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101175156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger. "Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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


Category: Airplanes

Page: N.A

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Uh-60 Black Hawk Pilot's Flight Operating Manual

Author: Department of the Army

Publisher: Periscope Film LLC

ISBN: 9781935700616

Category: Transportation

Page: 586

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Developed to replace the UH-1 Iroquis, Sikorsky s UH-60 Black Hawk first entered service in 1979. A four-blade, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter, the UH-60 serves as the U.S. Army s primary tactical transport helicopter. Modified versions include models for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, and specialized versions including the UH-60C (modified for Command and Control missions), EH-60A (electronic systems operations and electronic warfare), and the UH-60Q (medical transport). Two major variants of the Black Hawk currently exist: the UH-60L and UH-60M. The UH-60L incorporates improvements to the basic design that provide more power and lifting capability, as well as automatic flight control. The newer UH-60M features upgraded engines, improved rotor blades, and state-of-the-art flight controls that will allow the helicopter s service life to extend to 2020 and beyond. Over 2500 Black Hawks have been built, and nearly 1000 more are currently on order. Black Hawks have seen combat service for the U.S. Military in Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Other nations also employ the UH-60 including Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, and Turkey. Created by Sikorsky and the U.S. Army, this pilot s flight operating manual profiles the UH-60Q Black Hawk. Over 500 pages long, this unclassified document is reprinted here in its entirety."

AIAA Journal

Author: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

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The God Machine

From Boomerangs to Black Hawks: The Story of the Helicopter

Author: James R. Chiles

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 030748548X

Category: History

Page: 368

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Snake Pilot

Flying the Cobra Attack Helicopter in Vietnam

Author: Randy R. Zahn

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1574885650

Category: History

Page: 283

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Flies the reader into combat with the same elite air cavalry unit portrayed in the film "Apocalypse Now"


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.

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.

Principles of Helicopter Flight (Ebundle Edition)

Author: Walter J. Wagtendonk

Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics

ISBN: 9781619543096

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 4856

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. "

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.

Why Air Forces Fail

The Anatomy of Defeat

Author: Robin Higham,Stephen J. Harris

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813167612

Category: History

Page: 450

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Since the publication of the first edition of Why Air Forces Fail, the debate over airpower's role in military operations has only intensified. Here, eminent historians Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris assemble a team of experts to add essential new details to their cautionary tale for current practitioners of aerial warfare. Together, the contributors examine the complex, often deep-seated, reasons for the catastrophic failures of the Russian, Polish, French, British, Italian, German, Argentine, and American air services. Complemented by reading lists and suggestions for further research, this seminal study with two new chapters provides an essential and detailed analysis of defeat.

Learning to Fly Helicopters, Second Edition

Author: R. Randall Padfield

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071808612

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 8943

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.

Grundlagen der Hubschrauber-Aerodynamik

Author: Berend G. van der Wall

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662444003

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 434

View: 347

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.

In the Company of Soldiers

A Chronicle of Combat

Author: Rick Atkinson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429900010

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5816

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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Publisher: N.A


Category: Vertically rising aircraft

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