Helicopter Missions (aka Helicopter Wars) is a 2008 history documentary hosted by Bill Ratner, published by Smithsonian Channel.
Though relatively new to the fight, helicopters have become an integral part of modern warfare. They scout enemy terrain, deploy soldiers into battle, fight off approaching foes, and save lives. Witness some of the most daring air rescue missions of the last half-century, featuring old, single-engine warhorses and high-tech wonders of ingenuity and design. We examine what made each chopper ideal for its mission and what made it vulnerable, through battle re-enactments and interviews with the heroic pilots who flew into the face of danger.
Helicopter Missions Series
- Episode 01: Vietnam Firefight.
- Episode 02: White Out.
- Episode 03: The Taliban Gambit.
- Episode 04: Duel in the Desert.
Production & Filming Details
- Richard Max … (3 episodes, 2009).
- Kenny Scott … (1 episode, 2009).
- Richard Max … producer (3 episodes, 2009).
- Cherry Brewer … line producer (2 episodes, 2009).
- David Dugan … executive producer (2 episodes, 2009).
- Bernadette Ross … assistant producer (2 episodes, 2009).
- Tom Cook … assistant producer (unknown episodes).
- Alasdair Reid … (unknown episodes).
- Simon Fanthorpe … (2 episodes, 2009).
- Justin Badger … (2 episodes, 2009).
- Windfall Films.
- History Channel.
- Five (2009) (UK) (TV).
- National Geographic International (2009) (Non-US) (TV).
- The Smithsonian Network (2009) (USA) (TV).
- Release Date: 2008.
- Running Time: 47 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.