Helicopters

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USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K transporting F-35 between test sites Taken on Apr. 24, 2024 the impressive photos in this post show a… Read More

2 months ago

US Navy Aircrewman recalls seeing Japanese Military Helicopters Hovering in place all day long at NAF Atsugi

Hovering The defining characteristic of a helicopter is its ability to hover at any point during a flight. According to… Read More

2 months ago

‘CH-47 crews can land the Chinook on water, shut down, climb up on top for a photo, then get back in, start up and take off.’ CH-47 pilot lists 14 Amazing Facts about Chinook Helicopter

The CH-47 The CH-47 Chinook is a descendent of the banana-shaped Piasecki helicopter designs of the 1940s and 1950s, such… Read More

2 months ago

Marine CH-53A and UH-1N pilot explains why the USMC uses the Huey instead of the UH-60 Black Hawk

The Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter The Black Hawk is the military’s most versatile helicopter, suited for a variety of missions,… Read More

3 months ago

Marine Infantry Rifleman tells why (except the VH-60 White Hawks flown by HMX-1) the USMC doesn’t use the Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter

The Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter The Black Hawk is the military's most versatile helicopter, suited for a variety of missions,… Read More

4 months ago

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

5 months 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago