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Who uses helicopters?
The military, private owners, and that's about it
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See the link to a similar Q as it relates to helicopter gunships. The first use of helicopters were for medical evacuation. The Bell 47 fulfilled this role in the Korean War.… I'll see if I can find the first use of an Army helicopter. See the link to a similar Q as it relates to helicopter gunships. The first use of military helicopters was for submarine spotting by the German navy in WW2. Helicopter combat testing was carried out in Germany before Sikorsky even left the ground in the USA.The Flettner 265 and Fl 282 helicopters flew off ship convoys in the baltic and mediteranean. The craft were also tested for dropping small depth charges and submarine marking flares. They were also tested for airsea rescue, medivac and could tow liferafts etc on cables.The much larger German Fa 223 was used during ww2 for rescue and recovery of crashed aircraft and was able to rescue downed pilots behind enemy lines and airlift the crashed aircraft themselves. The Fa 223 had a nose mounted Mg 15 machine gun and could carry substantial bomb and depth charge loads.The Fa 223 was used to airlift complete aircraft and light trucks y suspending them below on cables.German choppers were used for artillery spotting and flew recon in the defence of Berlin.they were tested in airlifting artillery , troops, ammunition and supplies for mountain warfare at mittenwald near Innsbruck. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64fgG2CnHn0 The first use of American helicopters were for medical evacuation. The Bell 47 fulfilled this role in the Korean War.
used for transporting people in the air
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the concept of flight which includes helicopters. He should be known as an inventor, not an artist. Art does nothing to help people! Life would be n…owhere without his inventions. Helicopters can be used in many different ways. Today, helicopters are used for transportation, for construction, for firefighting, search and rescue, and a variety of other jobs that require the special capabilities of the helicopter. Some police use them to monitor traffic, and catch speeders. They are used for emergency rescue such as grass fires. They are used for air ambulances when a patient needs to be rushed to a different hospital- because of their ability to take off and land vertically, and it doesn't need a runway. Military forces use helicopters to land men on the ground to fight. The military also transports food, missiles, needed medical equipment etc.. helicopters can also be used for recreation. Some people pay money to go up in a helicopter and fly over forests cities, and anything else that would look interesting from above. Helicopters are also used for Aerial photography, Motion picture photography, Electronic news gathering, search and rescue, travelling, and touring or personal pleasures.
Tanks were a NEW weapon during WWI. Aircraft Carriers were a NEW weapon in WWII. Helicopters were a NEW weapon in Vietnam. Helicopters allowed the US Army to create a br…and new Infantry Branch, "Airmobile" Divisions. Prior to these new airmobile divisions, the army only had AIRBORNE (paratroopers) Divisions, MECHANIZED (armored personnel carriers) Divisions, and STRAIGHT LEG INFANTRY (often referred to as light infantry today) Divisions, strictly traditional FOOT SOLDIERS.
It was used to Wars and other Important stuff
Air platforms. Ability to hover. Think about it.
to get to places
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usually helicopters that are operational at high altitudes, that are reliable, and that are cheap (small).
A helicopter can be used for transportation, recreation/ tours, cargo transportation, rescue, & as a "crane" as in sky crane.
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Most helicopters use as transportation, some are use for combat. ANS 2 - Many helicopters are used for rescue and medivac. Many others are used in fire-fighting.
In US Army
Several. OH-6 Cayuse, MH-6 "Little Bird", and other variants of the H-6 series OH-58 Kiowa AH-1 Cobra (still in service with some second line units)AH-64 Apache UH-60 Blac…khawk, MH-60, and other variants of the H-60 seriesCH-47 Chinook, MH-47, and other variants of the H-47 series On a side note, the Army is the only branch which operates the H-47 series (CH-47, MH-47, etc.) and the only branch which does NOT operate the H-53 series (CH-53, MH-53, etc.)
For patrolling, sub-hunting, landing in cities, attacking and many other uses.