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.

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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…

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.

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.

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…

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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. …

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’…

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…