FLEET AIR ARM HELICOPTERS SINCE 1943
Having narrowly missed service use in the closing stages of the Second World
War, the helicopters of the Fleet Air Arm have seen action in operational
theatres such as Korea, Malaya, Suez, Borneo, Northern Ireland, the Falklands,
Beirut, Turkey, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as providing
vital Search and Rescue, humanitarian relief, counter-terrorist,
counter-narcotic and anti-piracy roles both at home and abroad ever since.
Indeed, despite significantly reduced numbers, their services are more in demand
now than at perhaps at any other time.
“FLEET AIR ARM HELICOPTERS SINCE 1943” - a unique reference book following on
from the authors' previous volume 'Fleet Air Arm Fixed-Wing Aircraft since 1946'
- gives the detailed individual histories of all autogiros and helicopters owned
and/or operated by the Fleet Air Arm from 1943 until the present day. In all
over 1,500 aircraft are covered, including those helicopters operated by the
Royal Australian Navy in the immediate post-war years whilst carrying British
serials. Movement dates between units are given as well as details of minor
incidents and major accidents, including the names of aircrew involved where
appropriate. An Index of Names has nearly 3,500 entries.
A4 hardback, 400 pages, illustrated with over 630 black and white and colour
photographs and drawings.
Due early MAY 2011
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