Tag Archives: OH-58

ARMY AIR BRINGS THE THUNDER WITH SUPER BOWL FLYOVER 2014!

I was super excited to see that the US Army was getting the opportunity to execute Super Bowl flyover 2014. Yes it is less than ideal having dark helicopters do the job after sundown, and yes a quartet of F-15s or F/A-18s … Read the rest of this entry

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“ARMY OF ONE” LESS HELICOPTER TYPE?: ARMY MAY SAY GOODBYE TO THE OH-58 KIOWA

Amazing. After over a decade of incredibly efficient and deadly warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as successfully and economically training future Army helicopter pilots for decades, the OH-58 Kiowa may be put to rest… For good. Replacing or … Read the rest of this entry

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SIKORSKY MOVES FORWARD WITH “ALL STAR” SUPPLIER TEAM FOR IT’S S-97 RAIDER PROGRAM

It will be very exciting to see this new (by mainstream standards anyway) form of pusher prop/twin rotor configuration hit the skies in just a couple of years. With massive increases in speed and range, and featuring a safer “tail-rotorless” … Read the rest of this entry

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THE KIOWA WARRIOR RIPS SOME SCALPS!

Whenever I am asked what helicopter I would fly if I had my choice. SIMPLE ANSWER: The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, followed closely by the AH-1 Cobra. The thing is so down and dirty when fighting insurgents (as in M-4 shooting out … Read the rest of this entry

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The Army Is Schizo About Armed Recon Helos!

Is it really that hard to pick a light turbine helicopter and hang some weapons off of it? Unreal how long this replacement program has taken to find and even keel. http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/asd/2011/07/28/02.xml&headline=U.S. Army Sees Humans with Scout Helos

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