Traces the development of helicopters in the Marine Corps from 1962 to 1973. Portrays accurately the difficulties faced and the obstacles conquered by the men who developed helicopters in the Marine Corps. Over 100 figures, maps, photos, and tables.It was the first helicopter known to have retractable landing gear, an innovation which improved its top speed. ... The Deuce had what was for the time an advanced stabilization system which, unfortunately, had one characteristic that proved ... To control both engines from the cockpit, the Sikorsky engineers had designed an imaginative device. ... If the Marine Corps was to have the size of machine it needed, the blades would be so large that either removal or manual folding by crewsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Marines & Helicopters, 1962-1973|
|Author||:||William R. Fails|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 1995-07-01|