US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

Author:   Gordon L. Rottman ,  Steve Noon (Illustrator) ,  Howard Gerrard
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   No. 128
ISBN:  

9781846032295


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   04 June 2008
Format:   Paperback
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The helicopter changed war forever. This book examines the range of duties helicopter pilots carried out in Vietnam, from air-lift, med-evac and fire-support to landing in high volume crossfires in 'Hot LZs'. Protected by little more than an armoured seat, operating in terrible conditions and flying long hours these brave men led hard, dangerous lives, and casualties were high. Following these pilots from initial deployment through to the deadly thrill of combat in a war zone, Vietnam veteran Gordon L Rottman's book is a crucial examination of the pilots who fought so valiantly for their country. Often unmoved by the politics of the war, conflicts at home and other social issues, the Vietnam helicopter pilots just wanted to fly. As the saying went 'who needs drugs, I'm already high'.

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Author:   Gordon L. Rottman ,  Steve Noon (Illustrator) ,  Howard Gerrard
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Volume:   No. 128
Dimensions:   Width: 18.40cm , Height: 0.70cm , Length: 24.80cm
Weight:   0.216kg
ISBN:  

9781846032295


ISBN 10:   1846032296
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   04 June 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Language:   English

Table of Contents

Introduction - Chronology - Recruitment/Enlistment - Training - Appearance - Equipment - Conditions of Service - On Campaign - Belief and Belonging - Experience of Battle - Collections and Reenactment - Color Plate Commentaries - Glossary - Bibliography - Index

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Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for the publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.

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