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The Night Stalkers
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by: Joe Szczygielski [ MOTHER ]

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.

SUMMARY
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.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: 001
  Suggested Retail: 13.00 USD
  PUBLISHED: Nov 19, 2008
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 82.57%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 83.35%

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About Joe Szczygielski (mother)
FROM: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Copyright ©2018 text by Joe Szczygielski [ MOTHER ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



Comments

Congrats mother on your first published review. Seems like an excellent CD.
NOV 19, 2008 - 01:15 PM
Thanks for the heads-up and review on this one, mother. I have two questions: 1. As far as the AH-6/MH-6 pics go, are they all the newer M models? or are there some J models in there too? 2. Are there any good armament pictures on the Little Bird or Blackhawk? Thanks! Andy
NOV 20, 2008 - 08:27 PM
They are all M models with the six bladed main rotor and four bladed tail rotor. There is one photo of the weapon platform with no weapon attached. A few with new bench seating and also of the FRIES. The MH 60 had no weapons, however there are three shots of the mini-gun on the MH 47. HTH
NOV 21, 2008 - 05:15 AM
Thank you much! Sounds like a great buy.
NOV 21, 2008 - 10:42 PM
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