The story of Marine experimentation and use of rotary-wing aircraft adds another panel to the history of aeronautics and...

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CAVALRY OF THE SKY

The story of Marine experimentation and use of rotary-wing aircraft adds another panel to the history of aeronautics and traces the step by step development of auto-giro to helicopter practicality. From Nicaragua and the OP 1, to the HO3S of 1950 and the XHR 2 S of 1954, this tells of the long range planning for the flying windmill, of the problems, the tests, the tactics and techniques, the operational performances and the excellent demonstrations that proved its worth in Korea. Here are the landmarks in aerial landings, troop lift, traffic direction, formation flying, high speed wire laying, fighter evasive tactics, and rescue work, from World War I, through World War II and to the present day and the men who made the ungainly eggbeater an important part of aviation history. Pointing with pride to the Marine Corps, this is worthwhile enlargement on the story of flight.

Pub Date: June 23, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1954