Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Exclusive: Inside F-22 Raptor Cockpit View

 Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Demo Team pilot and commander, preforms a F-22 Raptor demonstration at the Space Coast Int. Air Show, May 22, 2022. The F-22 Demo Team preforms at air shows across the world highlighting the Raptor’s capabilities.

The Team’s mission is to recruit, retain and inspire the next generation of aviators. The F-22 Demo Team also preforms regularly with pilots from the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation to showcase the history of American aviation. During this flight Maj. Gunderson flew alongside The Brat III, a P-51 Mustang flown by Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation pilot Stuart Milson.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

MH-6 Little Bird: The Killer Egg That You Never Know

 Boeing MH-6M Little Bird or known as the Killer Egg and its attack variant, the AH-6, are light helicopters deployed by the United States Army for special operations. Originally based on a modified OH-6A, it was later based on the MD 500E, with a single five-bladed main rotor. The newest version of the MH-6M is based on the MD 530F with features a single six-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor.

The AH-6 Little Bird can carry a limitation number of weapons, including the 30mm M230 Chain Gun, .50 cal GAU-19 Gatling gun, 7.62mm M134 minigun, LAU-68D/A rocker pods for Hydra 70 rockets, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, and even FIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles. 

The MH-6 Little Bird is very greatly to maneuver. It has a maximum cruising speed of 126 knots and a maximum range of 205 miles or about two hours of straight flight. The aircraft has a ceiling of 20,000 feet but is at its best when flying close to the ground. 

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Friday, May 13, 2022

US Military Sends M113 APC to Support Ukrainian Defense

 US Military prepared M113 Armored Personnel Carriers for transport, as part of a U.S. initiative to support Ukrainians in the defense of their nation.

The 3rd ID divested the armored vehicles to support the Presidential Response requirements for the European Theater of Operations for the purpose of providing immediate military assistance to Ukraine.

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