Video Shows Russian Mi-24 Hind Attack Helicopters In Intense Action Over Syria

Russia’s Mi-24P “Hind” attack helicopters are now operating over Syria, as clearly shown in new videos. They showed up in force with intermediate level bombing with dumb-bombs and whipping around at a couple dozen feet above the ground, popping flares and firing on, well, something, with rockets and cannon fire.
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Watch This Giant MH-53E Sea Dragon Execute A Quick Stop

The Navy’s MH-53E Sea Dragon, along with their Marine CH-53E Super Stallion cousins, are the largest and most powerful helicopters in the Pentagon’s inventory. This is why seeing one of these beasts hit the brakes and execute a maximum deceleration maneuver, often referred to as a “quick stop,” is so awesome. »10/08/15 8:29pm10/08/15 8:29pm

Book Reveals New Details About Stealth Black Hawks Used In Bin Laden Raid

In Sean Naylor’s new book Relentless Strike: The Secret History Of Joint Special Operations Command previously unknown details about the stealth Black Hawk helicopters that were used on Bin Laden raid in 2011 are discussed. According to Naylor, the exotic helicopters were test articles from a defunct program that has… »10/02/15 6:04pm10/02/15 6:04pm

A Mi-28 Spun Out And Crashed During A Russian Air Show

An Mi-28N “Havoc” attack helicopter from Russia’s Golden Eagles aerobatic display team lost control during one of the team’s signature maneuvers and came spinning to the ground. Amazingly, one of the helicopter’s two crewman escaped the wreckage largely unscathed, while the other was killed. »8/02/15 4:21pm8/02/15 4:21pm

OH-58D Kiowa Warriors Bow Out Of Fort Drum In Spectacular Fashion

The end of the Kiowa in U.S. Army service is drawing near. The 10th Mountain Division’s 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, a longtime user of the scout chopper, began their goodbye to their OH-58 force by flying a mass launch of all 30 of their aircraft at once on July 27th. … »7/30/15 2:17pm7/30/15 2:17pm

Israel Gave Jordan 16 Cobra Attack Helicopters To Repel ISIS 

There has been increasing talk about how the growing Islamic State could one day put Israel in its crosshairs. It is becoming more of an issue within the Mossad, and these worries are transforming into policy. Case in point: Israel gifted 16 AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunships to Jordan in an attempt forestall ISIS’… »7/25/15 2:13pm7/25/15 2:13pm

The Bell 525 Helicopter Cabin Looks Like A Throne Room From Star Wars

Bell’s 525 “Relentless” super-medium class twin turbine helicopter is attempting to set the bar for technology, capability and if you have the big BIG bucks, luxury. Gone is the traditional narrow fuselage, in its place is a wide and voluminous cabin for designers to play with. Case in point, this unbelievable concept… »6/19/15 6:41pm6/19/15 6:41pm

30 Fascinating Photos Of HMX-1's Ospreys Working For The White House

Everyone knows of Marine One, the green and white helicopters that the President flies on, but few people realize the White House vertical airlift mission is so much larger than that. The backbone of this force is a fleet of green painted MV-22 Ospreys that flies the Press Pool, White House Staff, Secret Service and… »6/13/15 5:06pm6/13/15 5:06pm

Watch The Razorbacks And Their Apaches Tear Up The Sky Around Hawaii 

Last year, the U.S. Army’s Razorbacks were the first AH-64 Apache unit to participate in the Pentagon’s gigantic Rim of the Pacific exercise (RIMPAC) on and around the Hawaiian Islands. This included embarking aboard USS Peleliu (LHA-5) along with their USMC counterparts. The Razorbacks arrival also marked the first… »6/09/15 3:52pm6/09/15 3:52pm

Sikorsky's S-97 "Raider" Pusher Prop Chopper Takes Its first Flight

Sikorsky’s exotic S-97 coaxial rotor and pusher-prop scout and light attack helicopter took to the air for the first time Friday. Although the marketability of the S-97, a descendant of the X-2 and X-49 demonstrators, to the US Army is now in doubt, Sikorsky is betting hugely on the concept for its future. »5/23/15 4:33pm5/23/15 4:33pm

Watch These Marine UH-1Y Super Hueys Pulverize A Fake Town

It’s the USMC’s most versatile chopper, performing medevac missions one moment and down and dirty close air support the next. After more than 50 years, the UH-1 Huey is still going strong in the USMC, and it has never been more versatile or deadly than in its current UH-1Y “Venom” form. Here’s video proof. »4/08/15 8:10pm4/08/15 8:10pm

Boeing's Big Attack Chopper In A Tiny Package Is Heading To Saudi Arabia

Some designs are just too good to die. The Hughes 369, or the OH-6 Cayuse when in uniform, is one of them. After 50 years of production, the “Little Bird” as it is known in Spec Ops circles, has reached a new level of capability with the AH-6i, which may soon get its baptism by fire at the hands of Saudi pilots in the… »4/02/15 8:18pm4/02/15 8:18pm