U.S. Army

US Army Officer tells the true story behind the famous sequence of Lone Survivor movie featuring the CH-47 Chinook helicopter shootdown

US Army Officer tells the true story behind the famous sequence of Lone Survivor movie featuring the CH-47 Chinook helicopter shootdown

Lone Survivor Movie Lone Survivor is a 2013 American biographical military action movie based on Marcus Luttrell's book that recounts… Read More

3 weeks ago

The day Kris Kristofferson stole a US Army helicopter and landed it in Johnny Cash’s yard

Kris Kristofferson Kris Kristofferson’s life is unprecedented, and won’t be replicated. Born Kristoffer Kristofferson in the border town of Brownsville,… Read More

3 weeks ago

The story of how US Army Rangers rescued US students at Grand Anse Campus during Operation Urgent Fury by means of USMC helicopters

Operation Urgent Fury In October 1983, the attention of the United States was drawn to the Caribbean island of Grenada,… Read More

3 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

3 months ago

USAF Avionics Technician explains why Scaled Composites ARES was like a mini A-10 Warthog

The Scaled Composites ARES Agile Responsive Effective Support (ARES) is a full-scale proof-of-concept demonstrator that was developed as a concept… Read More

3 months ago

USAF chief loadmaster recalls the Green Ramp Disaster: the sad story of when an F-16 collided with a C-130 over Green Ramp and then crashed into a parked C-141

The C-141 Starlifter The C-141 Starlifter was the US Air Force’s first major jet aircraft designed to meet military standards… 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

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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 months ago