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Air Assault From The Sea

By Patrick Allen

ISBN: 9781840371727
PUBLISHED: November 2000
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 297x210 mm
INSIDE: 197 colour photographs

Aviation is now one of the most important elements in modern amphibious operations. The USA and UK have both expanded their amphibious and air assault capabilities by building new helicopter assault ships such as the US Navy Wasp Class LHD (Large Helicopter Dock) and the Royal Navy with their new LPH ( Landing Platform Helicopter) HMS Ocean together with a fleet of new and moderised helicopters.

This book takes a look at today's helicopter aviation units, which operate from these new helicopter assault ships. It also looks at the other NATO countries which have or are developing their amphibious capability, including the Netherlands who have a close partnership with the UK's Royal Marines and have recently expanded their capability with the introduction of a new generation Landing Platform Dock (LPD) HNLMS Rotterdam.

. . . another welcome photo collage from the lens of Patrick Allen, who is never happier than when he is battling the down-draught, preferably in badweather and at sea, to bring us pictures of helicopters in action.This book does just that, in colour, and with the occasional fixed-wing etc. thrown in. Coverage includes UK, US, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian amphibious operations. - HELICOPTER INTERNATIONAL

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