UH-72A Lakota

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  1. JF3D

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    Supposed to replace UH-1 and Oh-58 in the stateside assingments. A couple are at Irwin in Dustoff. Further Mil version development of the BK117 which came out of the BO-105 which is/was used as a scout recon bird by Germany. Caught a couple of trips in a BK. This is supposed to be better. Waiting to see it bombed up with HVAR and guns. ;)


    UH-72A Light Helicopter - Made,Selected and Delivered for the Mission
     
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    It wont completely replace the Huey. The Army has allready given out a contract to Bell for an upgraded Huey to be used in non tactical utility missions.

    JF3D do you have an Army Aviation background? I was a Blackhawk Crewchief for 6 years before I got out last year.
     
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    I knew guys who worked on them (BK117) as medical ambulances. They hated them, used to call them "shakey."

    No way will that every replace a Huey....
     
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    Negative unless you count riding in them. I was 12C5P Armor/Cav Officer in CP Casey, Korea and Ft Stewart, GA. Got out in '90, came back in as a 19D, did a tour in Bosnia with 1-104 CAV PAARNG and then transitioned to 31D and went to Iraq with 31st MP's from FT Campbell. Waiting on My Warrent packet.
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Yeap certainly. The PAARNG replaced us when we were in Kosovo.
     
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    I wonder if thats why they are expanding the local Eurocopter manufacturer in Ft Erie they've been making them for a while
     
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