|Quoting Dragon6172 (Reply 4):|
Move people from A to B.
Not sure how much things have changed, but when I was there, people moved by helicopter and cargo and supplies moved by convoy. Actually I should say routine cargo moved by convoy. If something had to be somewhere with a bit more urgency then we moved it by helo.
|Quoting Highlander0 (Reply 1):|
No RAF Chinooks out there for a good few years.
Friend of mine flew in the invasion in them, not sure how many stayed out after the 'fighting' ended.
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 8):|
I believe the most important helio mission in Iraq, right now, is MEDIVAC. That is mostly handled by HH-60s, but any port in a storm will show up if an Allied guy or gal needs one.
|Quoting PJFlysFast (Thread starter):|
I know they must not do much, if at all any combat missions.
March 5, 2008: For the last two decades, the U.S. Army used the its UH-60 "Blackhawk" helicopter for combat assault missions, while the larger CH-47 "Chinook" was used just for moving cargo. But the army found that, in the high altitudes of Afghanistan, the more powerful CH-47 was often the only way to go in the thin mountain air. While doing that, the army found that the CH-47 made an excellent assault helicopter. In many ways, it was superior to the UH-60, mainly because the CH-47 carries more troops and moves faster and farther.
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