The Chinook’s RAF role is explained by Ken Delve. The role OF ALL THE ROLES examined in this series, that of the tactical helicopter has the most recent…

LONG-STANDING plans to replace the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Bell 47G Sioux fleet moved ahead on October 13 with issue of a Request for Tender (RFT)…

US CONGRESS was notified on July 21 by the US Defense Security Co-operation Agency of a possible Foreign Military Sale of two UH-601. Black Hawk helicopters to the…

Dieter Flohr reports on the demise following unification of former East Germany’s main naval helicopter base at Parow. LONG-ESTABLISHED LINKS with the world of aviation look set to…

Task Force ‘Fenice’ the helicopter component of the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) in Afghanistan — received a boost to its capabilities last year from a new operational unit,…

Michael Hamence lifts the veil on covert SAAF operations during the Rhodesian Bush War. ‘VFR ONLY’ CERTIFICATION of the Aerospatiale SE 319B Alouette III helicopter rather restricted its…

The US Army’s need for high-speed vertical lift beyond 2030 has prompted helicopter manufacturers tre-explore the options for high-speed rotary-wing flight. In the coming decades, the US Army…

The Esercito has for some time been involved in the NH-90 programme (ETT, Helicopter da Trasporto Tattico, according to its Esercito designation), and intends to acquire a considerable…