U.S. Army Aircraft Since 1947: An Illustrated DirectoryАвтор(ы):
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US ARMY AIRCRAFT SINCE 1947 is the first complete, up-to-date guide to the 110 types of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and experimental flying machines used by the US Army since 1947. After a brief introductory history of US Army aviation activities since the end of World War II, the author devotes a separate chapter to each aircraft type used by the US Army air arm, which is the largest most technologically advanced and most combat-experienced force of its type in the world today. US Army aircraft have served in virtually every part of the world, under all possible weather conditions, and at all levels of threat. Army aviation is also one of the primary forces the US government employs abroad, both for military and civil action (the latter including disaster relief and drug interdiction). Within each chapter the author includes information on aircraft serials, markings, weapons systems and other technical data. Illustrated with 170 black and white photos, US ARMY AIRCRAFT SINCE 1947 is the definitive reference source on its subject and should be read by all military aviation historians and enthusiasts.