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Black Hawks, Con’t

Another email: “As a structural engineer supporting Army aviation, let me add that Special Ops routinely uses MH-60 and MH-47 helicopters for insertions and the like. Many of these helicopters are armed to the teeth with machine guns, rocket launchers, and Hellfire missiles. The attack helicopter guys don’t like seeing this because they regard it as treading on “their turf.” I personally wouldn’t choose an MH-60 Black Hawk over an Apache for a pure attack mission, but if you need to insert some Rangers and do it with some serious firepower, an MH-60 is just the ticket.”

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