Less than five weeks remain before the publication of “Vietnam War Helicopter Art: U.S. Army Rotor Aircraft- Vol 2” by John Brennan.After the success of the first volume the new photo-book will be published by Stackpole this coming February 1st. The first volume had hundreds of unique color photos showing how soldiers decorated their helicopters during the Vietnam War. Elaborate, colorful, and often comical nose art inspired by Sixties and Seventies pop culture, music, cartoons and comics, psychedelia, and politics, as well as sex and booze.
John Brennan’s experience with U.S. Army helicopters began with a 12 month tour in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam assigned to the Army’s 114th Assault Helicopter Company as a Flight Operations Coordinator. After Vietnam, he earned a B.A. in American Studies from California State University at Chico and upon graduation worked for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Library. Later, when the 114 AHC formed an Association he served as the unit’s historian. Today, he is happily retired after thirty-one years of federal service and resides with his family in Northern California.
John’s other work include “U.S. Army Helicopter Names in Vietnam” a book containing 3,000 Army copter names cross-referenced by Unit -Details on Origin, Time Period, Location, Function, Type, Serial Number, Artist, Crew and more -More than 2,000 contributor names listed and cross-referenced.
“Vietnam War Helicopter Art: U.S. Army Rotor Aircraft- Vol 2” includes hundreds of unique color photos showing how soldiers decorated their helicopters during the Vietnam War. readers can also find stories and anecdotes from pilots, crews, and artists, focusing on how helicopters got their names and how the artwork was create. This second volume promises to appeal to Vietnam veterans, modelers, military and U.S. history buffs, and fans of modern American folk art and pop culture.
At the moment the author is offering the pre-sale discount and signature although pre-sale orders are presently being taken by Stackpole and Amazon on their respective websites.I if you are interested to purchase your autographed copy contact Warbirds News for details.