US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam cover

US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

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The helicopter changed war forever. This book examines the range of duties helicopter pilots carried out in Vietnam, from air-lift, med-evac and fire-support to landing in high volume crossfires in 'Hot LZs'. Protected by little more than an armoured seat, operating in terrible conditions and flying long hours these brave men led hard, dangerous lives, and casualties were high. Following these pilots from initial deployment through to the deadly thrill of combat in a war zone, Vietnam veteran Gordon L Rottman's book is a crucial examination of the pilots who fought so valiantly for their country. Often unmoved by the politics of the war, conflicts at home and other social issues, the Vietnam helicopter pilots just wanted to fly. As the saying went 'who needs drugs, I'm already high'.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Chronology – Recruitment/Enlistment – Training – Appearance – Equipment – Conditions of Service – On Campaign – Belief and Belonging – Experience of Battle – Collections and Reenactment – Color Plate Commentaries – Glossary – Bibliography – Index

Product details

Published 04 Jun 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846032295
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 58 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 128
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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