Helicopter Wars explores the extraordinary personal bravery and intense jeopardy of four military missions where helicopter crews risk their own lives to come to the aid of others. Crew members provide gripping firsthand testimony revealing their fear and anxiety as their skills are tested to the limit. Computer generated images illustrate how helicopters operated in intense environmental conditions and executed complex flight patterns while helicopter demonstrations detail the complications pilots faced in the skies.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Helicopter Warfare - Landing helicopter dock - Netflix
Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), is the U.S. Navy (USN), Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and NATO hull classification symbol for multipurpose amphibious assault ships which are capable of operating helicopters and have a well deck. These vessels are built with a full flight deck similar in appearance to an aircraft carrier to operate utility and attack helicopters. Some can also operate tilt rotor aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey and VSTOL aircraft such as the AV-8 Harrier and the F-35B Lightning II. Examples of this kind of ship include the USN's Wasp class, French Navy's Mistral class and ships of the Spanish Navy's Juan Carlos I class including those designs based on the class, such as the Royal Australian Navy's Canberra class. Other nations also use the designation for their vessels, such as the Republic of Korea Navy for its Dokdo class. USN ship classes that precede and follow the ships classed LHD are designated as LHA (Landing Helicopter Assault) and are interchangeable with LHDs, they also have well decks with the exception of the first two America-class ships, LHA-6 and LHA-7, which take the space for larger aviation facilities.
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Amphibious assault ship Helicopter carrier List of amphibious warfare ships