Tag: U.S. Army

Shocking video Shows DHC-4 Caribou Crashing after Take Off with Controls Locked
The shocking footage in this post is the result of A Poor (or no) Preflight: a crew of three was on board the DHC-4 Caribou, and no one checked the controls free and clear before starting t/o roll. The shocking footage in this post is the result of A Poor (or no) Preflight: a...
Listen to (and watch at) CCR Fortunate Son featuring UH-1 Huey Effect
Legend says that whenever you see an UH-1 Huey, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Fortunate Son instantly plays in your head. When you make an anti-war song so good it becomes pro-war. Legend says that whenever you see an UH-1 Huey, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Fortunate Son instantly plays in your head. A...
Father of the iconic A-10 Warthog passes away
“I was flying wingman for the squadron commander of the 706 TFS that day. The visibility was so bad past the FLOT that we could only use our guns,” Richard Pauly former A-10 Pilot. Filmed and narrated by U.S. Army Sergeant Dale Bartlett on Feb. 27, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, the impressive...
U.S. Army stops accepting AH-64E Apache attack helicopters over issue with nut
The US Army plans to grant Boeing a multiyear contract for the production or remanufacture of up to 600 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters. The contract’s value is still undisclosed. The US Army plans to grant Boeing a multiyear contract for the production or remanufacture of up to 600 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters.
U.S. Army CH-47F helicopter destroyed after crash-landing in Afghanistan
Passengers and crew aboard the helicopter were injured when the CH-47F they were travelling in was destroyed during a "hard landing" in Afghanistan. In the night between May 24 and 25, 2019 a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook was completely destroyed after a crash-landing in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Passengers and...
Boeing is testing AH-64E Block 2 Compound, the new high-speed Apache concept
The new Apache would feature a large fixed-wing, rearward-pointing exhaust, a downward-pointing vertical fin, and a pusher propeller in the rear. A new Apache attack helicopter with increased speed and less drag: these modifications, known as AH-64E Block 2 Compound are being tested by Boeing. As reported by Jane’s the new Apache would...
The sad story of the Green Ramp Disaster
This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp disaster at the former Pope Air Force Base. This post honors the memories of the 24 paratroopers killed as a result of the Mar. 23, 1994 Green Ramp disaster at the former Pope...
This Vietnam Era UH-1 Huey Helicopter is offered for sale on eBay
The Huey is being offered for $ 62,000 but the seller “will consider other aircraft and cash.” After a completely restored F-111 cockpit crew module and a very rare Royal Air Force (RAF) Sepecat Jaguar T2 Cockpit Section a completely restored 1966 Bell UH-1 Huey (S/N 66-1080) helicopter is available on...
Here are the first photos of Sikorsky Boeing SB>1 Defiant Helicopter
The SB>1 Defiant is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today's conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and maneuverability Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing provided the first look at the SB>1 Defiant helicopter. Noteworthy the companies have developed the Defiant for...
Vermont ANG Commander fired after using an F-16 for romantic rendezvous
“Look forward to seeing the real deal in person soon!” Vermont ANG Col. Thomas Jackman wrote shortly before embarking on his trip As three former Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) members told to vtdigger.com, VTANG Col. Thomas Jackman used an F-16 supersonic jet “for a work trip that doubled as a romantic rendezvous with a female Army colonel who worked...

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