U.S. Army

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

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

Not only JP-8: US Army tanker recalls M1 Abrams turbine running on Bacardi 151 and unknown fuels

The M1 Abrams The M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank closes with and destroys the enemy using mobility, firepower, and shock… 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

RAF Harrier GR.7 pilot recalls the recce mission he and his wingman flew above the crash site of two US Army UH-60 Black Hawks shot down in error by two USAF F-15s

The Harrier GR.7 Famous throughout the world as the first jet fighter capable of vertical take-off and landing, the Harrier… Read More

5 months ago

Call Sign Vodka: the US Army UH-60 Pilot who played a prank on Bagram Tower when by using heavy Russian accent he pretended to be a Russian Mi-8 pilot requesting to land

US Army UH-60 Blackhawk in Afghanistan The book War and Coffee by US Army UH-60 Blackhawk pilot Joshua Havill is… Read More

5 months ago

US Army OV-1 pilot explains how he was able to shoot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 by means of his Mohawk’s rockets and gun

The strangest aerial engagement of the Vietnam War In late February 1968, what was perhaps the strangest aerial engagement of… Read More

5 months ago

Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way received the Medal of Honor

On Sep. 5, 2023, President Biden awarded the Medal of Honor to former US Army Capt. Larry L. Taylor for… Read More

6 months ago

Poland cleared to purchase up to 96 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters

AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for Poland The Government of Poland has set forth plans to acquire a fleet of AH-64E… Read More

7 months ago

If properly flown an Attack Helicopter would defeat most fighter airplanes in 1v1 air combat. Attack Helicopter Crews explain why.

‘Fighter pilots who face a trained, deadly and sneaky adversary in an attack helicopter will always see its missiles and… Read More

7 months ago

US Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopter Version 6.5 upgrade Enhanced capabilities unveiled

AH-64E Apache Version 6.5 upgrade The US Army’s AH-64 Apache helicopter is and will remain the Army’s Attack helicopter for… Read More

8 months ago

Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way to receive the Medal of Honor

On Jul. 8, 2023 former Vietnam War veteran Larry Taylor received a call from US President Joe Biden. Biden informed… Read More

8 months ago