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by Wayne Mutza,Randle Toepfer,Don Greer

H13 Sioux Mini in Action
Download H-13 Sioux - MINI in action No. 6 epub
ISBN: 0897473450
ISBN13: 978-0897473453
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Wayne Mutza,Randle Toepfer,Don Greer
Language: English
Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications; First Edition edition (February 3, 1996)
Pages: 50 pages
ePUB size: 1516 kb
FB2 size: 1967 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 641
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This is one of the few references in the OH-13. It's the best you can get. I just wish it had more information.
This little booklet contains just about everything you would ever want to know about the H-13 Sioux light helicopter. In fact, it is remarkable that so much information is packed into 50 pages. H-13 Sioux is the U.S. Army designation for the Bell Model 47, which first entered production in 1946. The Model 47 is the classic bubble canopied "dragonfly" that most people first began to associate with the word helicopter.
The text covers the beginnings of the 15 year development process by designer Arthur Young. It also covers the early prototypes built during WWII by the Bell Aircraft Company. Indeed, it appears that every model is covered from the first six cylinder Franklin power plant, to the super-turbocharged Vietnam era mills, to the final experiments with turbine power (the H-13 was the first helicopter to be fitted with a jet turbine). Not only does the text go into considerable detail, but there is a wealth of excellent illustrations from crisp black and white photos, to engineering grade line drawings, to full color painted side views showing most Army and Navy markings.
The emphasis in this book is with military variants that served with both U.S. and foriegn forces (RAF, Luftwaffe, Spain, Italy, Japan, and over 40 other national airforces.) Action in both Korea and Vietnam is covered in separate chapters. Observation, medivac, and gunship models are all covered in detail. It is especially interesting to see the evolution of the various armed models that were developed by the U.S. Army as they invented the equipment and tactics of the modern air cavalry arm. Indeed, the immediate predicessor to the Hueycobra gunships was a heavily modified H-13 designated the Model 207 Sioux Scout. Various special varients are also covered such as the Nasa astronaut training version and the Presidential tranports of the Eisenhower administration (the airforce had the duty back then.)
All-in-all this is a detail packed tribute to a fine old aerial work horse.
The Bell 47 was the first helicopter to receive an ATC from the CAA (FAA). Starting with the genius of Arther Young and the financial backing of Larry Bell, the machine is unique...the first of a new type of aircraft that went onto become a success both in sales (over 5000 made in the US, UK, Italy, and Japan) as well as operationally (use by MASH units in Korea, the standard commercal helicopter of the 50s & 60s in AG, police, utility and training) that continues to this day. This book, the first volume devoted exclusively to this groundbreaking ship, is full of details as well as the excelent photos and drawings the " Action" series is known for. If you think all Bells are alike, Mutza will set you straight with facts on the sometimes confusing array of models. My only wish is that the book were bigger! I'd love to see a full-size book on this great machine...a great item for a future work by aviation history speciality house SCHIFFER PUBLISHING.