Dewey Number: 623.0
Helicopters have done it all! They have rescued wounded soldiers. They have carried men into battle. They have searched for enemy submarines. They have destroyed dangerous mines. The sound of helicopter rotors cutting through the sky has brought relief to American troops. Read all about the history and future of military helicopters in this exciting book.
"Gr 2-4–These informative titles describe the history and development of military vehicles. Aquatic transportation like aircraft carriers and submarines are still used today, but battleships have fallen out of use. Why? These slow-moving targets are easily attacked by fighter jets and drones. Ground vehicles, such as tanks and light tactical vehicles (think Jeeps), are also still used in most offensive strikes. Perhaps the most interesting title is Drones. These aircraft started with unmanned, bomb-dropping balloons. Today, drones are controlled remotely to keep pilots safe but are not without controversy—they’re responsible for many attacks that unintentionally harm innocent civilians. The text is accompanied by illustrations and photographs. VERDICT A worthy, high-interest purchase for most collections, especially Drones."--School Library Journal, November 1, 2020