- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 17, 1999
Climb into the cockpit of some of the most powerful and effective warcraft ever built in this detailed history of the military helicopter.
In 50 years, they have evolved from the much derided "egg-beater" of World War II into some of the most stunningly effective and highly specialized war craft ever built. Agile, potent, and able to strike almost anywhere, helicopters play a vital role in the world's military today.
HELICOPTERS is a detailed look at the evolution of these vital aircraft. Trace how their role has changed over the years, and get an inside look at their vital contributions in Vietnam, where the terrain rendered many other weapons useless. From Medevac to anti-tank and ground attack specialists, examine some of today's high tech choppers, including the awesome Apache. And see breathtaking footage of these vital, versatile craft in action in conflicts from World War II to Desert Storm.