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  • Helicopter [r]: Aircraft with one or more power-driven horizontal rotors, each rotor consisting of two or more rotor blades, that enable it to take off and land vertically, move in any direction, or remain stationary in the air. [e]

Applications and types

  • Air assault [r]: Military operations in which infantry are carried by aircraft onto, or very near, the target, or by parachuting. The aircraft may be helicopters, tilt-rotor aircraft, short-landing transports, or, historically, gliders. [e]

Battle of Bong Son [r]: First battle, in the Vietnam War, involving combat by a reinforced helicopter-borne division, with all elements in combat at the same time. [e]

  • Vietnam War ground technology [r]: Military technology in support of ground operations, including helicopters and air assault, either associated with or introduced in Vietnam, between 1962 and 1975 [e]
  • Air mobility [r]: The set of disciplines, resources and techniques required for the rapid air movement of military forces and their equipment. Air assault, in which the air movement takes troops into battle, is a subset. [e]
  • Armed helicopter [r]: A helicopter that can be configured to carry troops or cargo only, light weapons and troops, or possibly a heavier ammunition load with still-removable weapons. [e]
  • Attack helicopter [r]: A helicopter equipped with built-in heavy weapons, which has no standard cargo capacity and is used as a "flying tank" in close air support or battlefield air interdiction. [e]
  • Combat search and rescue [r]: The location and rescue of military and civilian personnel in hostile areas, such that a military operation is necessary to retrieve them [e]
  • Search and rescue [r]: The location of those in distress from natural, accidental, or hostile causes; on-scene medical stabilization and extrication; evacuation to treatment or other safe facilities [e]


Other related topics

  • Mast-mounted sensor [r]: A means of mounting various sensors, such as surveillance, weapons control and warning, on top of the driveshaft of a helicopter, placing the sensors above the rotor so only they need to be exposed by a helicopter hiding in ground terrain [e]
  • Vertical takeoff and landing [r]: Aircraft, most commonly helicopters, that can take off and land vertically, with no horizontal takeoff or landing roll. [e]