Vietnam War Helicopter Art

U.S. Army Rotor Aircraft

John Brennan

The first volume garnered such popular acclaim--and drew so many more veterans and photographs out of obscurity--that a follow-up book was called for.
Publication date:
April 2014
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military Photo Series
Illustration :
295
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811713498

Dimensions : 279 X 216 mm
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£17.95

Overview
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• This second volume in the acclaimed series assembles hundreds of colour photos of artwork soldiers painted on their helicopters during the Vietnam War.

The first volume garnered such popular acclaim--and drew so many more veterans and photographs out of obscurity--that a follow-up book was called for. Like the first installment, this one assembles hundreds of photos--most of them in color, most of them never seen by the public before--of the artwork soldiers painted on their helicopters during the Vietnam War. Shown here are the cartoons (such as Charlie Brown), musical and film references (Iron Butterfly and Easy Rider, for example), slogans ("Ho Chi Minh sucks”), and names that adorned aircraft like Hueys and Chinooks. This is a vivid slice of American folk art but also a unique look into the military history of the Vietnam War.

REVIEWS

This spectacular collection of contemporary photographs features not only a huge variety of helicopter nose art, but also artwork applied to rocket pods, gun turrets and even individual crew stations. Given the age of the original images, the standard of reproduction is excellent and the majority of the photographs are in colour.
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