Presentation on theme: "A Timeline of the Helicopter By: Hal Goetz. Invention The modern helicopter was invented in 1939, just before WWII Not used extensively in WWII Rudimentary."— Presentation transcript:
Invention The modern helicopter was invented in 1939, just before WWII Not used extensively in WWII Rudimentary and hard to fly/use
Korea Helicopter used extensively in Korea Used mostly as a medical evacuation vehicle. Over 15,000 people were evaced by helicopters Marines start to experiment with troop transport and deployment
Pre-Vietnam Many advancements make helicopter more practical Army starts to experiment with use in combat All branches of service learn to use helicopters to deploy forces. Special all-helicopter battalion is added to Army. Air Force also uses helicopter extensively Fun fact: a model of the helicopter to the right has served as Marine One (the President’s helicopter) for decades now.
Vietnam Vietnam was a war dominated by the helicopter Helicopters were used to do everything, from medevac to combat patrols to special forces deployment The helicopter became the main transport method for American ground forces
Modern Wars In modern wars the helicopter has become very important This is due to its ability to fly close in and perform nearly any role Helicopter have also started to engage in air- to-air combat, while their role as medevacs has remained just as important.
Drones The Military has been experimenting with dehumanizing the battlefield This includes the air, which means unmanned drones, usually taking helicopter form
Civilian medevacs Every major city in America has one or more fleets of civilian medevacs. Run by private companies Take critical patients to hospitals Have problems due to flying at night, inexperienced pilots, and rushed flight plans Need to install better detection instruments and train pilots better
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