TITLE

Weapons for Whirlybirds

AUTHOR(S)
Braybrook, Roy
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Armada International;Oct/Nov2005, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The development of turbine-engined helicopters in the 1950s brought substantial increases in disposable load, allowing the addition of ground attack weapons, notably machine guns, cannon, rocket projectiles and anti-tank guided weapons. By the 1980s helicopters were also proving their value in the anti-ship role, and there was growing interest in air-to-air missiles, at least for self-defence. Operations over Kosovo in 1999 included the use of gun-armed helicopters to intercept reconnaissance drones.
ACCESSION #
18611242

 

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