Helicopters – Medivac/Heavylifters
This program is the story of the military’s workhorse. It covers the helicopter’s development and evolving role both as medevac transport for casualty evacuation, as well as a “heavy lifter” for troop and artillery emplacement, and battlefield re-supply. The helicopter has revolutionized the mobility and use of infantry on the modern battlefield. Elements covered include Dustoff: Medevac Helicopters & Heavy Lifters: Transport Helicopters. Aircraft Featured include Bell-47 Sioux & UH-1 Iroquois “Huey,” Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight, Piasecki H-21 Shawnee, Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion, HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant, and more.
Program Type: Documentary
Year Released: 2012
Running Time: 60:00