Advanced Russian Attack Helicopter Crashes In Syria 

One of Russia’s most advanced attack helicopters, the Mi-28 “Night Hunter,” crashed today while operating in Syria. Russian officials say that the helicopter was not taking enemy fire at the time and went down due to technical reasons, killing both crewman onboard. A team is reportedly on the scene trying to determine…

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Watch This Embraer Regional Jet Battle The Oklahoma Wind From A Spectacular POV

The helicopter crew of Oklahoma City’s KFOR news caught some awesome footage of an Embraer regional jet fighting the Oklahoma breeze during landing. The diminutive jet looks almost like a living creature as its crew makes the fine adjustments needed to bring the jet down onto the runway safely.

Apache Attack Helicopters Get Skis And Crew Survial Pods For Arctic Combat

The Pentagon is realizing that fighting in the frigid north may be more of a possibility than ever as Russia prepares its forces for sustained arctic operations. Now a handful of the US Army’s attack helicopters are getting optimized for this scenario, receiving skis, a pilot survival pod and being tested to see how…

Watch These CH-47 Chinooks Get Thrashed During Testing

Just like the automobile industry, destructive testing is the dark side of aircraft development. The fact is airframes have to be tested to their breaking point in order to ensure that they can withstand daily operational abuse in all types of conditions. When it comes to this extreme mode of testing, helicopters can…

The Marines Corps' CH-53E Super Stallion Fleet Is In Inexcusably Horrible Disrepair 

The Marine Corps faces serious challenges with its aging CH-53E Super Stallion fleet. The huge and complex aircraft are decades old and tired from 15 years of war. A replacement is on the way, the CH-53K King Stallion, although it is behind schedule and still years away from becoming operational. Yet according to a…

This USAF UH-1N Huey May Be Old But It Sure Looks Futuristic Bathed In Artificial Light

The venerable Huey is still hard at work for the Pentagon. The USAF in particular continues to operate a fleet of 59 UH-1Ns primarily as missile silo tenders and security aircraft for America’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles located in North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. The type is also used for…

This Rotor's POV Video Shows How Helicopters Don't Fly, But Beat The Air Into Submission

Finally! Some hero did the inevitable and mounted a GoPro on the main rotor hub of a helicopter, and not just any helicopter but a Russian-built Mi-8 Hip. It gives an incredibly intimate but dizzying view of of the hodgepodge of bolts, plates and actuators that keep a helicopter thumping away through the air.

Watch This AH-64 Apache Crew Charge Around Below The Treetops In The German Countryside

As a result of the decision to retire the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter, the AH-64 Apache is a more integral part of Army Aviation than ever before. Now in its AH-64E “Guardian” iteration, the Apache is far more than just a tank-busting helicopter. Today it works as a sensor node and intelligence-collection…

Desert Storm's Opening Shots Came From This Daring Helicopter Raid 25 Years Ago Today 

You have to kick down an enemy’s front door somehow, and in the case of Operation Desert Storm, a novel use of AH-64A Apache and MH-53J Special Operations Pave Low helicopters did just that for their fast-flying fighter jet comrades. The top-secret mission was dubbed Task Force Normandy, and it occurred 25 years ago…

Here's Your Go-To Graphic To Understand The U.S. Army's Massive Aircraft Inventory

When most people think about the U.S. Army, aircraft don’t immediately come to mind. Yet the fact is that the supposed ground-pounding branch of the U.S. armed services is anything but. This incredible graphic from our friends a Contemporary Issues and Geography gives us a unique insight into the structure and the…

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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.