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Helicopters: The Aviation Factfile

Jim Winchester

The helicopter has been aptly described as ‘the toy that grew up’. It really did begin as a toy, for the first really successful helicopter was a model made by two Frenchmen in the eighteenth century. It comprised two sets... Read moreRead less

The helicopter has been aptly described as ‘the toy that grew up’. It really did begin as a toy, for the first really successful helicopter was a model made by two Frenchmen in the eighteenth century. It comprised two sets of blades which rotated under the power of an unwinding string, and it was the first heavier-than-air powered machine known to have made a successful flight.

Helicopters is a fascinating, colourful and fact-packed guide. Each aircraft is covered in detail, with annotated colour profile artworks, colour and black-&-white photographs, feature boxes outlining its development, technical specifications, performance data, and variants. Unique graphics allow the reader to compare specific features such as range, speed and ceiling with contemporary aircraft.

Featuring such well-known manufacturers as Bell, Sikorsky, Agusta and Westland and such classic models as the Apache and the Huey, Helicopters is a beautifully presented, landscape format, guide to 120 of the world’s finest rotorcraft.

Aviation Factfile series

Format: 213 x 290mm hb
Extent: 256pp
Word count: 145,000
Illustrations: 2000 colour photographs and illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-782740-87-2

Jim Winchester

Jim Winchester has many years’ experience writing about aviation. He is the author of several books including Fighter, Classic Airliners: Lockheed Constellation and Flight International’s World Aircraft and Systems Directory.

978-1-782740-87-2 hb

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