Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter (Library of Flight) by Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

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"This tale mentions to, in clear information, how Sikorsky Aircraft established, checked, customized, and produced one of the most successful helicopters in the world. Composed by the man thought about to be the father of the Black Hawk, Ray Leoni discusses how Sikorsky made use of cutting-edge designs with the right advanced technologies to meet the Armyís stringent specs for aircraft efficiency, survivability and dependability. With its creative Black Hawk design, Sikorsky won an uphill, highly-contested fight for one of the worldís biggest helicopter programs which reestablished the business as a leader in the world community of helicopter producers. Black Hawk variations have actually been put in service by every branch of the US Armed force and by over 24 nations worldwide collecting over 5 million flight hours. Through its battle service in the campaigns of Granada, Panama, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Black Hawk has actually demonstrated unparalleled goal flexibility and survivability and verified itself to be an impressive war-fighting device that will serve for a half century or longer. In the best custom and vision of Igor Sikorsky, Black Hawks are carrying out worldwide rescue and humanitarian goals conserving numerous lives and providing relief from natural and manmade catastrophes to thousands of people across the globe.

The Army program started in 1972 with the issuance of Requests for Proposals for the Utility Tactical Transportation Aircraft System to the U.S. helicopter industry. Both Boeing Vertol and Sikorsky were granted contracts to create and build prototype Black Hawks for Army side-by-side assessment. Those honors set off an intense 4-year competition in between the 2 business that culminated in the last production choice in 1976. That competition focused on developing the best possible helicopter to provide for production choice by the Army following a 7-month fly off assessment. During this important assessment, a night-time crash took place of one of Sikorskyís three prototypes with 14 Army workers aboard. This book shows the cause and results of that crash and describes how its repercussions really reinforced Sikorskyís competitive position. It also describes in considerable technical information the troubles run into by Sikorsky during prototype development in vibration, speed efficiency, maneuverability and managing qualities and how they were resolved in time for the production honor. Numerous of the vital people responsible for the success of the Black Hawk program are recognized throughout this book.

Readers will benefit from the unique insights into the difficulties of helicopter development as well as successful management strategies provided in this book.".

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