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October 8, 1967: The first helicopter gunship designed as such to see combat, the U. S. Army’s AH-1G Cobra, flies its first combat mission when two AH-1 Gs operating over South Vietnam escort U. S. Army transport helicopters, then support South Vietnamese troops by destroying four enemy fortifications and sinking 14 sampans.

October The first helicopter gunship designed as such to see combat, the U. Army’s Cobra

Sikorsky SHADOW (Sikorsky Helicopter Advanced Demonstrator of Operator Workload), and experimental LHX cockpit scabbed onto a Sikorsky S-76 Eagle

Sikorsky SHADOW (Sikorsky Helicopter Advanced Demonstrator of Operator Workload), and experimental LHX cockpit scabbed onto a Sikorsky Eagle

A ride with the Air Cavalry in a Bell UH1 Huey helicopter gun ship

A ride with the Air Cavalry in a Bell Huey helicopter gun ship. Not a plane as the wings rotate, but this is what we had when I was in the Air Cav. Got me hooked on heli's

DCS: UH-1H Huey official page live;  We reported on the new images on the DCS website on the Huey and Flaming Cliffs 3 modules yesterday. Seems the official Huey page is now live. Have a look. Some snippets;   The UH-1 Huey is one of the most iconic and recognizable helicopters in the world. Having served extensively as a transport and armed combat support helicopter in the Vietnam War, the Huey continues to perform a wide variety of military and civilian missions around the world today…

Huey El Huey es uno de los mas iconicos y reconocidos helicópteros…

Aviones Caza y de Ataque: Yak-24 Horse                    Tipo Helicóptero de transporte pesado Fabricante  Unión Soviética - Yakovlev Diseñado por Alexander Sergueievitch Yakovlev Primer vuelo 3 de julio de 1952 Introducido 1955 Estado Retirado Usuarios principales  Fuerza Aérea Soviética  Aeroflot Producción 1956 - 1958 N.º construidos 401

Exactly 63 years ago on July the Yakovlev twin engine transport helicopter flew for the first time.

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