Sunday, September 25, 2022

KC-130J Harvest HAWK in Action - Firing Hellfire and Griffin Missiles

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 252 fly a KC-130J Hercules and fire AGM-114 Hellfire missiles near Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Aug. 31, 2022. VMGR-252 trained in close-air support by using the Harvest Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit. VMGR-252 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force.

This video contains the following: 

  • U.S. Marines equipping AGM-114 Hellfire missiles to a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines flying a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines firing AGM-114 hellfire missiles and AGM-176 Griffin missiles
  • U.S. Marines arming AGM-176 Griffin missiles in a KC-130J Hercules
  • U.S. Marines operating the AN/AAQ-30 target sight system in a KC-130J Hercules

Friday, September 2, 2022

Top 10 Most Feared Helicopters On The Battlefield

The militaries around the world have experimented with the development of attack helicopters since the 1940s. These helicopters are purpose-built military aircraft that have the ability to decimate the enemy’s fighting capabilities by going after troop concentrations, armored vehicles, and even maritime vessels. Most of them also carry air-to-air weapons that can be fired at airborne threats. If deployed effectively, attack helicopters can turn the tide of war and help secure victory on the battlefield.

Here are, you have to know, the top 10 most feared helicopters on the battlefield.

  1. Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
  2. Boeing AH-64 Apache
  3. OH-58 Kiowa
  4. Mil Mi-24 Hind
  5. AH-2 Rooivalk
  6. Agusta AW129 Mangusta
  7. CAIC Z-10
  8. Eurocopter Tiger
  9. Mi-28 Havoc
  10. Bell AH-1Z Viper