An insight into the design, construction and operation of the Royal Navy's classic search and rescue helicopter.
For more than 25 years the Agusta Westland Sea King has been that most welcome of sights around the English coast, providing essential Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities for those in peril both on land and at sea. The Royal Navy variant - the Sea King HU Mk 5, which is the main focus of this book - is estimated to have saved literally hundreds of lives. Author and photographer Lee Howard has been given privileged official access to the Navy's SAR air and ground crews to offer fascinating insights into operating, flying and maintaining the Sea King.
Bought as gift for my dad who was aircrew in RN. I think he was made up with this as there's an in depth history of development & construction plus where they were used. He particularly found it useful as he's writing about his Navy exploits &is a great reference. I've always found the Haynes books well produced.
This book is a very useful aid to me having seen Westland Sea Kings through out there life with the Royal Navy it shows there construction and service life which is helping me build up a history of the ones I have seen