Air Assault from the Sea

  • Subject: Aviation | General Military & Naval History
  • Format:
    Softcover
  • Pages:
    128
    pages
  • Published:
    December 3, 2000
  • ISBN-10:
    1557500177
  • ISBN-13:
    9781557500175
  • Product Dimensions:
    11 × 8.5 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    13 oz
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Overview

This lavishly illustrated photo tribute captures the international scope of modern day American and European amphibious helicopter operations. The over-sized, full-color format and lively narrative draw the reader onto the ships and into the air of the versatile amphibious fleet. The HMS Ocean and the U.S. Navy's Wasp-class LHD USS Bataan, as well as the Dutch Rotterdam are just a few of the new helicopter assault ships covered together with a fleet of new and modernized helicopters. In addition, the author includes chapters on the joint US-UK exercise Bright Star 99, the MV-22 Osprey, RAF Chinooks, and U.S. Marines. Whether engaged in full conventional assault operations or peacekeeping/humanitarian support, helicopter amphibious forces provide an increasingly important role in today's uncertain strategic environment, as this book clearly indicates. A chronicle of their contributions, including photographs of troops and ships on exercises from nearly every NATO force, the book will be a welcome addition to the modern warfare bookshelf.

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