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On The Attack

Story by Ken Delve

Has the Attack Helicopter come of age – or outlived its usefulness? Along with an overview of current production types and upgrades, KEN DELVE examines a debate that is raging more fiercely than ever.

WHEN I WAS A STUDENT at Royal Air Force Cranwell in the 1970s one of the main air-power debates centered on the rising importance of the helicopter in military operations; a debate in large part sparked by the American experience in Vietnam, but with lessons, many theorists believed, for the larger military canvas that was the central region of Europe where NATO and the Warsaw Pact faced each other. The core role of helicopters in Vietnam had been support

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Published on: 2006-03-17 (1378 reads)

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