War Room Discuss historical, battles, battle grounds, events, combat strategies and more right here!

wonder how Helicopters would have turned WWII

Reply
Old 12-11-2012, 10:34 AM
  #1
aashu
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 331
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default wonder how Helicopters would have turned WWII

I always wonder when I watch some documentry on WWII , how it would have turned out if Allied forces had some helicopter support those days .

Do you think that something like a Huey during those times would have ended the war early and saved millions ?
aashu is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 06:24 PM
  #2
afv aficionado
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: HamiltonWaikato, NEW ZEALAND
Posts: 533
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: wonder how Helicopters would have turned WWII

Hi Aashu
You mean rather than just the Germans having them? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SrUyNG4fYA 

Mal
afv aficionado is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 07:50 PM
  #3
aashu
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Edison, NJ
Posts: 331
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: wonder how Helicopters would have turned WWII

Oh wow. I did not know Germens ever used them in war..
aashu is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 03:11 AM
  #4
Panther F
 
Panther F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Franklin, IN
Posts: 9,103
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: wonder how Helicopters would have turned WWII

I think an expanded battlefield is in the near future, using modern equipment like AFV's, static firing positions and even soldiers too.

Of course, this would all have to take place outside as helicopters and aircraft would roam freely. The battlefield would have to have artificial as well as natural cover, hilly landscapes and even water features.

You can tell I have been giving this a lot of thought. LOL














~ Jeff
Panther F is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 05:22 PM
  #5
1320Fastback
 
1320Fastback's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Northern Occupied Mexico, CA
Posts: 998
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: wonder how Helicopters would have turned WWII

A modern day Huey absolutely would of made a difference, even one from the 60's.

I doubt that with the technology of the time a helicopter would of changed much of anything.
The ones in the video show it carrying something in a sling but no rockets or door gunner and without some kind of gun sling you would never hit anything from it anyways.

At most I think it could bring food to the front (if they had any) and ammunition.
As a spotter it could of provided information about troop movements but don't know if they would risk them or how durable they would be to gunfire.
1320Fastback is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:50 AM
  #6
tomhugill
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: , UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 1,914
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: wonder how Helicopters would have turned WWII

I think they where used by some u boats as spotters but I'm not 100% on that
tomhugill is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 02:25 PM
  #7
bigmalmd
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Jesup, GA
Posts: 10
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: wonder how Helicopters would have turned WWII

IMO having helicopers like the UH-1 Huey would have only had a minor inpact on WWII. It is not only the hardware that makes an impact on warfare but also the doctrine of how to use the hardware.The Air Mobile doctrine of transporting soldiers to and from the battlefield was not conceived until the early 1960s and tested in 1966 with the U.S.Army's 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam. This was over twenty years after the end of WWII.Also modern turbine helicopers like the UH-1 require a great deal of maintenance,and without trained mechanics I believe that the UH-1 and other more modern helos would have been grounded as "hanger queens".
bigmalmd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:36 PM.