|Ilustrator:||Teodor Liviu Morosanu|
The technical problems involved in developing practical helicopters
were studied and largely solved by German designers in the late ‘30s,
and the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine used rotorcraft operationally in a
variety of roles during WW2. This book describes the development and
use of autogyros and helicopters in Germany up to 1945, plus the
postwar use of German machines, and their influence on later helicopter
designs, in other countries.
The author was one of the very first Polish helicopter pilots
trained in 1956. For many years a test pilot and senior instructor, he
has lectured on helicopter theory and applications and is the author of
many books and articles on rotorcraft. Chairman of the Experimental
Test Pilots’ Club and President of Polish Aviation Seniors’ Club.