Afghan Air Force

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

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

7 months ago

Did you know that Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan featured an almost medieval kit with a steel breastplate, greaves for the legs and vambraces on the arms?

Unsurprisingly, this almost medieval kit was immediately rejected as too hot, heavy and cumbersome. Advertise The Soviet Union's invasion of… Read More

2 years ago

From C-130 Hercules to ‘contractor dogs’: all the US military equipment left behind in Afghanistan

Yes, as the main photo in this post shows, the US troops have managed to leave behind one of Afghan… Read More

3 years ago

Pentagon Inspector General finds that Afghanistan’s UH-60s are less capable than the Mi-17

“In general it takes almost two Black Hawks to carry the load of a single Mi-17,” Pentagon Inspector General Glenn… Read More

6 years ago

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS ORDER ALLOWING USAF TO RECALL 1,000 RETIRED PILOTS BACK TO ACTIVE DUTY

The U.S. military has said earlier that the USAF is lacking 1,500 pilots U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive… Read More

7 years ago

FOUR MORE A-29 SUPER TUCANO LIGHT-ATTACK AIRCRAFT DELIVERED TO AFGHAN AIR FORCE

The A-29s were a “game changer” in the 2016 fighting season and there are high expectations for the aircraft and… Read More

7 years ago