Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

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The successor to the Vietnam-veteran Bell UH-1 "Huey", the Sikorsky UH-60 first flew in 1974 and was christened the Black Hawk. It has become one of the most versatile and successful utility helicopters ever in service and has been used widely, from the invasion of Grenada to the conflict in Somalia and the ongoing Operation Iraqi Freedom.

An attack helicopter configured with missiles, rockets, machine guns and cannon the Black Hawk is also capable of undertaking a wide range of missions on the battlefield, including troop transport, command and control and aeromedical evacuation.

Although the Black Hawk is most recently associated with the disaster in Mogadishu, this book looks past Hollywood interpretations to investigate the design, development and operations of arguably the most important helicopter in the world today, with fantastic full-color digital artwork and up-to-date information about the BlackHawk's role in Iraq. Also examined are the more unconventional missions the BlackHawk has been used in, from drug-busting operations in South America to peace-keeping operations around the world.

Table of Contents

?Introduction·Development·Variants: UH-60L; UH-60M; UH-60; Firehawks; Electronic Hawks; A2C2S; VH-60; UH-60Q; MEDEVAC; Special operations Hawks; MH-60K; Air Force Hawks; MH-60G Pave Hawk; Future Hawks·Black Hawks in Action: Grenada – Operation Urgent Fury; Panama – Operation Just Cause; Iraq – Operation Desert Storm; Somalia – Operation Continue Hope; Haiti – Operation Uphold Democracy; The Balkans; Afghanistan – Operation Enduring Freedom; Iraq – Operation Iraqi Freedom; Humanitarian relief·Black Hawk operators: Japan; Australia; Israel; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; Miscellaneous·Appendix·Index

Product details

Published Jun 17 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841768526
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 1 b/w
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 116
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ian Palmer

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