Modern Chinese Warplanes

Chinese Army Aviation - Combat Helicopter Units

Andreas Rupprecht

Compared to the People's Liberation Army Air Force and Naval Aviation, the PLA's Army Aviation is the least known und understood of the country's air arms. Its formation was only approved in 1986 and it was established as the Army Aviation Corps in January 1988, using helicopters inherited from the Air Force.
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Harpia Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9780997309287
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 11 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$29.95

Overview
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Compared to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and Naval Aviation, the PLA’s Army Aviation is the least known and understood of the country’s air arms. Its formation was only approved in 1986 and it was established as the Army Aviation Corps in January 1988, using helicopters inherited from the Air Force.

Beginning as a single regiment, the first true Army Aviation brigade was formed in 2009 and the force has now expanded to around a dozen frontline units operating hundreds of different helicopters. In its current form, Army Aviation has established itself as a major force in support of the PLA Ground Forces.

REVIEWS
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"Harpia packs everything into one handy handbook."

- Cybermodeler

"Another in Harpia Publishing's series of modern, squadron-by-squadron information guides. This one covers Chinese Army Aviation, almost everything helicopter, with some fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles included."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"For aviation enthusiasts, this book provides a fantastic insight into one of the world's fastest growing and modernizing militaries, and is a must-by for anyone looking for a serious and unbiased view of this rising power."

- IPMS/USA

"All of the text is backed up with hundreds of photos...anyone wanting to know about this vast nation’s military airpower and its capabilities will find no better single source than these three volumes."

- Air Power History

‘’This comprehensive directory covers the relative recent development of People’s Liberation Army Aviation Corps and therefore the majority of military helicopter development and operations in the country. Long shrouded in mystery this Force is probably the least known of China’s air arms and the author does an excellent job of revealing the aircraft, the serial number systems, recent modernisation efforts and the order of battle. In so doing, he has drawn on many anonymous sources within China, cultivated over the years, and the result is a well illustrated review that will be of great interest to those studying China’s rotarywing capabilities.’’

- Helicopter International

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