Naval War College Review


K.J. Delamer


“In either case, the helicopter has sig- nificantly changed the face of modern warfare. It has done so despite restric- tions placed on its performance by its inherent design features. And perhaps more than anything else, it has done so because of the brave, talented aircrews who flew the helicopter in the most in- tensely dangerous conditions of warfare that have ever been seen.” So concludes the final chapter of a new and timely book by noted aviation writer and retired U.S. Air Force colo- nel Walter Boyne. This volume revolves around two theses. The first is stated in the title: helicopters, since their intro- duction, have produced dramatic changes in the conduct of warfare.