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Although the Germans had a technological lead in helicopter design during WW2, none theless the Allied nations built and tested a surprising number of rotorcraft during the war, and had begun to use production helicopters in service by 1945. This book describes the development of autogiros, helicopters and other rotary-wing aircraft in America, Britain, the USSR and France leading up to and during the war years. The book is illustrated with photos, plans and colour profiles, and includes photos of surviving airframes in museums around the world.
The author is a very experienced helicopter pilot, for many years a test pilot and senior instructor, who has lectured on helicopter theory and applications and written many books on the subject. His companion volume on "Rotorcraft of the Third Reich" is also published by MMP