Bell UH-1 Huey “Slicks” 1962–75

Bell UH-1 Huey “Slicks” 1962–75

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  • Author: Chris Bishop
  • Illustrator: Mike Badrocke
  • Short code: NVG 87
  • Publication Date: 22 Oct 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841766324
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The US Army requirement for a light utility helicopter was formulated after the Korean War. Bell's Model 204 design won a competition in 1955, and was given the military designation H-40, later renamed the HU-1 Iroquois. The original design called for a helicopter that could be used for transport, airborne battlefield command and control, medical evacuation, fire support co-ordination and search and rescue. Later its missions would be expanded to include troop insertion/extraction, armed escort and special operations. This title details all the technological background behind the development and use of the Huey "Slick” in Vietnam, as well as covering all the major uses that this transport aircraft was put to.

Biographical Note

Chris Bishop has worked in packaging and book publishing since the early 1980s. Amongst his many projects are the Illustrated History of the Vietnam War and Vietnam Airwar Debrief.Mike Badrocke is one of Osprey's most highly respected and accomplished illustrators, notably in the field of precision "cutaway” artwork, as exemplified in this volume. He has over the years produced quality artwork for numerous books, magazines and industry publications throughout the world, not only in the field of militaria, but also in the intricate and technically demanding sphere of aviation publishing.

Contents

Introduction Design and Development Operation History Variants Colour plate commentary

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