160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
The 160th has been around since the early 80’s when the U.S. Army developed a special aviation unit during the failed hostage rescue mission “Desert One” in Iran. In 1981 the 160th became their own battalion and were popularly known as Task Force 160. Its focus on night operations resulted in the nickname, "The Night Stalkers."
160th SOAR consists of three battalions, The 1st and 2nd battalions are located at Fort Campbell, Ky., while the 3rd Battalion is located at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. and Company’s F and G are located at Fort Lewis, Washington.
The Regiments consists of modified OH-6 light observation helicopters, MH-60 utility helicopters and MH-47 medium-lift helicopters.
Today, as in the past, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) remains ready to defeat any threat.
Robert Skippers a Special Force weapons sergeant in the U.S. Army released a new photo reference CD covering the AH-6 Little Bird, MH-60 Black Hawk and MH-47 Chinook. The CD contains over a 150 high-resolution color photos.
Each section has an impressive amount of new photos not found in books or the internet. The Little Bird features some nice samplings of the newer out-board seating planks. There’s also a large selection of shots in the interior of the MH-47 Chinook along with walkarounds of all three aircrafts.
The cost is $13.00 plus shipping and are delivered in a hard case. The CD can be purchased through Robert Skipper (18Bravo) via PM on Armorama.
Highs: Each section has an impressive amount of new photos not found in books or the internet. Lows: CD covers limited items in US arsenal. 3 aircraft only. 157 images total. No text.Verdict: This is a great photo reference for rotary wings con concern Black Hawk, Little Bird AH -6, MH 47 Chinook.