Helicopters

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US Army UH-1 Huey crew member explains why he has great difficulty prepping raw meat for a meal since the mission where he had to evac seven KIA South Vietnam soldiers

US Army UH-1 Huey crew member explains why he has great difficulty prepping raw meat for a meal since the mission where he had to evac seven KIA South Vietnam soldiers

The UH-1 Huey Nicknamed the “Huey” after the phonetic sound of its original designation, HU-1, the UH-1 “Iroquois” helicopter was the work horse… Read More

1 month ago

The story behind this photo of USS Austin amphibious transport ship being towed by a CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter

The CH-53 Super Stallion The CH-53 Super Stallion has been a workhorse around the world for the US Marine Corps… Read More

2 months ago

The (almost) medieval armor included in Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan

Soviet helicopter crews in Afghanistan Like the US Army in Vietnam, the Soviet army discovered in Afghanistan that helicopters are… Read More

2 months ago

The USMC deems upgraded versions of the AH-1 Cobra more capable than the AH-64 Apache. Here’s why.

The AH-1 Cobra A member of the prolific Huey family conceived, developed and built by Bell Helicopter, the AH-1 Cobra… Read More

2 months ago

US Army AH-64 gunner recalls when he got the call sign “Muddy” because he had diarrhea in his Apache during an attack training mission

Diarrhea in the cockpit of an attack helicopter Diarrhea was a common and serious medical condition that afflicted many US… Read More

3 months ago

CH-47 crew chief recalls when a Chinook pilot tasked to sling load a 15,000 lb Daisy Cutter to a safe area got scared and released the bomb 5 feet from ground

The CH-47 Chinook In 1960, Boeing bought Vertol Aircraft Co., a helicopter manufacturer in Philadelphia, Pa. The company had three… Read More

3 months ago

The US Army UH-60 pilot with a wounded soldier aboard that during Operation Urgent Fury landed on a US Navy carrier even though he was waved off because he was not deck qualified

The UH-60 Black Hawk during Operation Urgent Fury In October 1983, the US Army received orders to provide immediate military… Read More

3 months ago

Huey crew members explain why UH-1 helicopters (almost) always flew with doors open during the Vietnam War

The UH-1 Huey Nicknamed the "Huey" after the phonetic sound of its original designation, HU-1, the UH-1 "Iroquois" helicopter was… Read More

3 months ago

AH-64E V6.5, the newest version of the Apache attack helicopter, Completes First Flight

The AH-64E Apache V6.5 The newest version of the AH-64E Apache has successfully flown with an upgraded capabilities suite as… Read More

5 months ago

Sikorsky unveils RAIDER X, next-gen scout helicopter prototype for US Army’s FARA competition aimed to develop a successor to the Bell OH-58 Kiowa

Sikorsky RAIDER X On Oct. 9, 2023, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, introduced RAIDER X, its concept for a fast,… Read More

5 months ago