Helicopter Gunships at War
Delivering devastating firepower with pin point accuracy is the job of the helicopter gunship. After their combat debut in the Vietnam War of the 1960s, the development of the fearsome platform has accelerated and today’s versions field advanced manoeuvrability, space age sensors, and powerful weapons.
Helicopter Gunships at War looks at the development of these rotary aircraft from Vietnam to Ukraine, as well as describing the elite units that operate them and the technology they incorporate. The famous battles involving helicopter gunships are explored, showing how they turned the tide of battle and delivered victory when all seemed lost.
After more than 50 years of combat, the helicopter gunship is an essential part of the modern aviation arsenal.