Low Level Hell: a Scout Pilot in the Big Red One

Low Level Hell: a Scout Pilot in the Big Red One

4.44 (486 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

The aeroscouts of the 1st Infantry Division had three words emblazoned on their unit patch: Low Level Hell. It was then and continues today as the perfect concise definition of what these intrepid aviators experienced as they ranged the skies of Vietnam from the Cambodian border to the Iron Triangle. The Outcasts, as they were known, flew low and slow, aerial eyes of the division in search of the enemy. Too often for longevity's sake they found the Viet Cong and the fight was on. These young pilots (19-22 years old) "invented" the book as they went along. Praise for Low Level Hell "An absolutely splendid and engrossing book. The most compelling part is the accounts of his many air-to-ground engagements. There were moments when I literally held my breath."--Dr. Charles H. Cureton, Chief Historian, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine (TRADOC) Command "Low Level Hell is the best 'bird's eye view' of the helicopter war in Vietnam in print today. No volume better describes the feelings from the cockpit. Mills has captured the realities of a select group of aviators who shot craps with death on every mission."--R.S. Maxham, Director, U.S. Army Aviation Museum
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 315 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 136.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 20 illustrations, 4 maps
  • 0891417192
  • 9780891417194
  • 309,991

Rating details

486 ratings
4.44 out of 5 stars
5 58% (280)
4 31% (151)
3 10% (49)
2 0% (2)
1 1% (4)

Our customer reviews

WOW is the first word that pops into my head when I think about this book. Low Level Hell is one hell of a roller coaster ride, following the exploits of a American scout helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war. Before reading this book I had no prior knowledge of the role of helicopter scout pilots, now I am in awe of the sheer madness of these pilots. The two authors combine to bring the excitement and the tragedy of young men fighting in war. From hair raising balls to the wall fire fights to the realization of the how fragile life is, this book covers it all. A exciting but thought provoking read, a must for all.show more
by Michael Flanagan
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X