Phoenix 13 - Elite Helicopter Units in Vietnam

Americal Division Artillery Air Section

Darryl James

A collection of war stories closely based on the author's experiences flying scout/observation helicopters in Vietnam. Story telling was a daily evening occurrence for the solo scout pilots. These stories, called "TINS,” an irreverent pilot acronym for ‘this is no shit,' allowed the solo pilots to learn from each other's experiences and mistakes.
Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
45 color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526759429
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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A collection of war stories closely based on the author’s experiences flying scout/observation helicopters in Vietnam. Story telling was a daily evening occurrence for the solo scout pilots. These stories, called “TINS,” an irreverent pilot acronym for ‘this is no shit,’ allowed the solo pilots to learn from each other’s experiences and mistakes. The “TINS” within this collection reveal the brotherhood that developed between pilots and their crew chiefs in combat. The solo pilots relied on their courage, swapping stories and a bit of luck to survive.

About The Author
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The author flew scout helicopters during the Vietnam War. He is now a petroleum geologist working in the oil and gas industry.

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