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"We'll have to paint over the scuffs on the sides of the Humvee: the network appreciated the transportation of pairs of armored vehicles by CH-53 helicopters

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The US Marine Corps (ILC) posted a video that attracted attention online. We are talking about the use of heavy transport helicopters CH-53 Super Stallion for the transportation of army armored vehicles of the KMP.


In the area of ​​the Yuma military training ground (Arizona, USA), two armored vehicles were hooked up to the CH-53 helicopters on an external sling. This is one of the variants of the army armored vehicles "Humvee". In this version, army vehicles were transported by air. At the same time, particular attention is drawn to the fact that during such transportation, transport helicopters also made refueling in the air.

In the frames of the video below, you can see that the air tanker carries out twin refueling of helicopters, which, in turn, carry a pair of pieces of equipment on special cables. At certain stages of flight, armored vehicles deviate by a certain angle from the equilibrium position, and no noticeable movements occur relative to each other.

This kind of operation was carried out in the format of training for the military personnel of the US Marine Corps aviation link. It was noted that this allows the ILC pilots to pass certification for a special diploma. Additionally, it is indicated that this was how the effectiveness of the operational transfer of army vehicles on the ground using an external suspension was tested.

Users appreciated the operation, pointing out the professionalism of the pilots, and at the same time noted with irony that "any oversight of the helicopter pilot could at least add work to the tinsmith":

Otherwise, you may only need the services of an auto-painter - you will have to paint over the scuffs on the sides of the Humvee.

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  1. alexmach
    alexmach April 4 2021 17: 48
    +9
    The machine is powerful, you will not say anything.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 4 2021 18: 06
      +2
      Moreover, the helicopter has a reserve of power for equipping vehicles and troops in the helicopter cockpit.
      The US Army orders an airborne SUV based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, which can accommodate up to 9 infantrymen. Replacing two Humvees. KMP is also logical to buy it.





      Demonstration of the idea
      1. Azat Mambetov
        Azat Mambetov April 5 2021 05: 13
        -2
        One mine is nearby and the infantry will be blown away.
    2. sabakina
      sabakina April 4 2021 18: 47
      -2
      Quote: alexmach
      The machine is powerful, you will not say anything.

      What about MI6? wink
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ April 4 2021 19: 39
        +4
        What about MI6?

        Well, probably still not about the old MI-6, but about the MI-26, twenty-ton. It is the most powerful in the world today.
        1. Kaman
          Kaman April 4 2021 20: 12
          -1
          The machine is powerful and advanced, you will not say anything. No wonder the Jews preferred CH-53K over Chinook. Congratulations to the Israeli Air Force on an excellent choice.
          1. seregatara1969
            seregatara1969 April 4 2021 21: 13
            -2
            And the pilot is given a special diploma, not a simple one. Between the cars dangling on the suspension, apparently there was not a pair of tires, put it as a gasket.
      2. venik
        venik April 4 2021 19: 42
        +2
        Quote: sabakina
        Quote: alexmach
        The machine is powerful, you will not say anything.

        What about MI6? wink

        ========
        The Mi-6 has long been taken out of production and out of service. Mi-26s are in operation now!
    3. The comment was deleted.
    4. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 4 2021 22: 12
      +5
      And what is so powerful about this turntable with 5800 kg payload versus 20000 kg of the Mi-26 and 18.5 tons on the suspension? winked
      1. alexmach
        alexmach April 4 2021 23: 18
        0
        And if you compare the comparable? For example, with the Mi-8 or Ka-29, well, like the sea with the sea.
        1. Prisoner
          Prisoner April 5 2021 10: 27
          0
          I'm sorry to disappoint you, but the CH-53 is classified as a heavy transport vehicle. So, comparing the comparable, you can put the old Mi-6 at the time of its formation as a head start. And even then ... hi
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 4 2021 17: 49
    -3
    So here they are what sledgehammers for Ukraine !!! wassat
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 4 2021 18: 07
      +6
      Quote: tralflot1832
      So here they are what sledgehammers for Ukraine !!!

      Yes, "... not beats, not painted, one owner ..."
      1. sabakina
        sabakina April 4 2021 18: 50
        +5
        Sergey, I forgot to add "no run". wink
        1. svp67
          svp67 April 4 2021 18: 51
          +5
          Quote: sabakina
          Sergey, I forgot to add "no run"

          Oh yes, "and without a run across the CIS"
    2. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. April 4 2021 18: 10
      +3
      And why
      Quote: tralflot1832
      sledgehammers

      ?
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 April 4 2021 18: 27
        0
        From the English Hammer sledgehammer, and the fact that the military of their Humvees called it their business.
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. April 4 2021 18: 30
          +5
          Quote: tralflot1832
          With an English hammer sledgehammer

          No relationship hummer does not have a locksmith tool.
          1. venik
            venik April 4 2021 19: 50
            +1
            Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            Hummer has nothing to do with plumbing tools.

            ========
            hummer - yes, it does not, but hаmmer the most direct! This is a banal hammer!
            1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
              Paragraph Epitafievich Y. April 4 2021 21: 12
              0
              Quote: venik
              and hammer is the most direct!

              And what does hammer have to do with it?
        2. venik
          venik April 4 2021 19: 55
          0
          Quote: tralflot1832
          From the English Hammer sledgehammer, and the fact that the military of their Humvees called it their business.

          =======
          As far as I remember, the first light-armored SUVs in the American army were designated by the abbreviation HMMV, which, due to its "indigestibility", somehow quickly transformed itself into a "hummer" ...
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik April 4 2021 20: 01
            +2
            Quote: venik
            the abbreviation HMMV, which, due to its "indigestibility", somehow by itself quickly transformed into a "hummer"

            You're talking about two different off-road vehicles.
            There is a military SUV HMMWV, pronounced very easily as “Humvee". Here they are on the video.
            There is a civilian SUV Hummer, whose roots go from the Humvee, but it's a completely different car. By the way Hammer is now Chinese brand.
            1. venik
              venik April 4 2021 23: 38
              0
              Quote: OgnennyiKotik
              You are talking about two different SUVs.

              ========
              Well no! It is about HMMWV. Initially, I got this information from the journal "Foreign Military Review". And it was somewhere in the late 70s. Moreover, she then figured exactly as HMMWV or under nickname namely "Hummer" ..... Then, already in the 90s, I was very surprised to see a civilian jeep with the official name "Hummer". And only then I heard the name "Humvee" (and I remember even tried to figure out how the "Humvee" differs from the army "Humvee" ... request ).
              But I will not argue with you: I wrote "from memory" and delve deeply into this topic - as it is laziness! She's not worth it.
              ----------
              Quote: OgnennyiKotik
              Hammer is now a Chinese brand.

              =======
              Really? Some rumors reached, but I thought chatter, but no! Oh yes, well done "narrow-film": on the move they cut the soles!
              drinks hi
              1. OgnennyiKotik
                OgnennyiKotik April 4 2021 23: 57
                0
                Quote: venik
                Oh yes, well done "narrow-film": they cut soles on the go!

                This is a purely trade brand. For pontore cutters with a small pipette. There are just a lot of them in China. smile The Humvee is a pretty cheesy SUV, the Humvee is also a mediocre solution with a cool design. Military modifications of the same Toyota Land Cruiser and Land Rover Defender were much more advantageous and practical.
                1. venik
                  venik April 5 2021 10: 02
                  -1
                  Quote: OgnennyiKotik
                  This is a purely trade brand. For pontore cutters with a small pipette. There are a lot of such in China smile Hummer is a pretty crappy SUV

                  =========
                  good When I saw him on the road for the first time, I was also surprised: "What a" brutal "rattle car for" tough guys "! No sane person on such a tarantass will not embroider around the city!". By the way, the word "hummer" in English has many meanings, one of which is just close to ours: "tough guy" ( lol ).
                  By the way, the "Hammer" is not only not so hot: it is also sickly on long climbs ...
          2. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            Paragraph Epitafievich Y. April 4 2021 21: 20
            -2
            Quote: venik
            which, due to its "indigestibility", somehow by itself quickly transformed into a "hummer" ......

            Nonsense.
          3. DiKoff
            DiKoff April 29 2021 15: 45
            0
            High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle - "highly mobile multipurpose wheeled vehicle", read "Humvee" and produced since 1984, civil "Hummer" began to be produced in 1992 and has nothing to do with the transformation of the word.
        3. DiKoff
          DiKoff April 29 2021 15: 38
          0
          Only a civilian car is called Nummer - it can be translated as magnificent or as a hummer if it is a proper name or title, or maybe a slang verb, depending on where it is in the sentence. Although the abbreviation too.
      2. venik
        venik April 4 2021 19: 48
        0
        Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        And why
        Quote: tralflot1832
        sledgehammers

        ?

        =======
        But because hammer translated from English - hammer, sledgehammer.
        1. Liam
          Liam April 4 2021 19: 53
          +2
          Quote: venik
          But because hammer in English means a hammer, a sledgehammer

          It's a pity that the car is not called hammer a hummer-High Utility Maximum Mobility Easy Rider
          1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            Paragraph Epitafievich Y. April 4 2021 21: 11
            -2
            Quote: Liam
            It's a pity that the car is not called hammer a hummer-High Utility Maximum Mobility Easy Rider

            It’s useless to explain.
            1. Liam
              Liam April 4 2021 21: 18
              -1
              Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
              useless

              The principal opponent of aggressive ignorance, especially group
        2. DiKoff
          DiKoff April 29 2021 15: 49
          0
          And what does the car have to do with it? the machine is called Hammer, and the hammer is Hammer in Russian pronunciation
  3. Flooding
    Flooding April 4 2021 17: 49
    +12
    And no one guessed that this was the procedure for the initiation into the marines of the guys sitting in the Humvee.
    1. beeper
      beeper April 4 2021 17: 53
      +4
      Quote: Flood
      And no one knew that it was the procedure for the initiation into the marines of the guys sitting in the Humvee.

      hi Honest humor, Navodlom! good yes
    2. knn54
      knn54 April 4 2021 18: 45
      +7
      After landing, one pilot wearily says to the other: "Gone."
      Voices from the armored vehicle: "Us too" ...
    3. GYGOLA
      GYGOLA April 4 2021 18: 48
      +4
      And no one guessed that this was the procedure for the initiation into the marines of the guys sitting in the Humvee.
      Plagiarism. They stole from Gaidai. Back in 69 he was filming.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding April 4 2021 20: 19
        +1
        Quote: GYGOLA
        Plagiarism. They stole from Gaidai. Back in 69 he was filming.

        By the way, yes.
        "Calm down, Kozlodoev! Let's all sit down!"
  4. Kotus
    Kotus April 4 2021 18: 01
    +3
    Netizens "appreciated" the work of CH-53 users. Why such news?
  5. svp67
    svp67 April 4 2021 18: 06
    +8
    "Scuffs" and "bruises", in comparison with fast transportation, these are the little things that you shouldn't even pay attention to.
    And if things are really bad with the Humvee, they will be presented to Ukraine ...
  6. tlauicol
    tlauicol April 4 2021 18: 20
    +3
    it was not easy
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 April 4 2021 18: 22
    0
    They study, train ... ordinary / difficult army "work".
  8. Alexey Stepanov
    Alexey Stepanov April 4 2021 18: 23
    +1
    Well, these cars are not for parades.
    And in war, scratches do not affect anything.
  9. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter April 4 2021 18: 25
    0
    "Users appreciated the operation, pointing out the professionalism of the pilots, and at the same time noted with irony that" any oversight of the helicopter pilot could at least add work to the tinsmith ":

    Otherwise, you may only need the services of an auto-painter - you will have to paint over the scuffs on the sides of the Humvee.
    This shows only one point: how far users are from real business.
    I, never a pilot / raider - I suspect how the highest aerobatics were demonstrated by our most probable partners! hi
    1. Professor
      Professor April 4 2021 18: 43
      -1
      Quote: Benzorez
      I, never a pilot / raider - I suspect how the highest aerobatics were demonstrated by our most probable partners!

      What special have you seen? Simultaneous aerial refueling of two helicopters with external load? An ordinary procedure for any Air Force. request
      1. Petrol cutter
        Petrol cutter April 4 2021 19: 04
        +1
        How is this private? ..
        As far as I have heard, not every pilot, for example the third class, is allowed to such events ...
        1. Professor
          Professor April 4 2021 19: 07
          0
          Quote: Benzorez
          How is this private? ..
          As far as I have heard, not every pilot, for example the third class, is allowed to such events ...

          Refueling a helicopter in the air? Standard procedure.
          1. Petrol cutter
            Petrol cutter April 4 2021 19: 13
            0
            Where? I would like to understand?
            Do you have helicopter air refueling skills? What system?
            Who is a tanker?
            1. Professor
              Professor April 4 2021 19: 25
              +2
              Quote: Benzorez
              Where? I would like to understand?
              Do you have helicopter air refueling skills? What system?
              Who is a tanker?

              Well, I saw at least the air parade.


              Refueling a drone or tiltrotor is not an ordinary event. Not many people can do that yet.





              Quote: t-12
              How long has the Russian Air Force carried out such an "ordinary procedure"?

              Never.
              1. abc_alex
                abc_alex April 4 2021 20: 44
                +1
                Quote: Professor
                Refueling a drone or tiltrotor is not an ordinary event. Not many people can do that yet.

                And not so many countries in the world proclaim themselves the world's gendarme and declare the right to impose their own order in countries thousands of kilometers from their territory. Accordingly, not everyone needs an in-air refueling system at all. In fact, only the United States. Israel does not need this either, they just take what they give, and what they teach they can. For free, why not? :)

                When I saw this method of transportation: there was a tanker in front, two jeeps on the suspension, I thought for a long time: "why?". From the front line to the rear to the scrap yard? From one scrap yard to another? In the conditions of hostilities, all SAM operators will queue up on such a scene to look through the scope. There and then one launch - two geese at once! Or is it just another way of "war with the monkeys"? If this is a way of landing the Marine Corps, then, in my opinion, it is easier to simply throw the jeeps into the sea from the side of the ship - at least there will be fewer casualties.
                1. Professor
                  Professor April 4 2021 20: 57
                  +2
                  Quote: abc_alex
                  And not so many countries in the world proclaim themselves the world's gendarme and declare the right to impose their own order in countries thousands of kilometers from their territory. Accordingly, not everyone needs an in-air refueling system at all. In fact, only the United States. Israel does not need this either, they just take what they give, and what they teach they can. For free, why not? :)

                  Exactly. Why the increased radius of action?

                  By the way, does the Russian Federation proclaim itself to be the world's gendarme and declares its right to impose its own order in countries thousands of kilometers away from its territory? No? So why would she need to refuel in the air? Why spend not free money on air tankers?

                  Quote: abc_alex
                  When I saw this method of transportation: there was a tanker in front, two jeeps on the suspension, I thought for a long time: "why?". From the front line to the rear to the scrap yard? From one scrap yard to another? In the conditions of hostilities, all SAM operators will queue up on such a scene to look through the scope. There and then one launch - two geese at once! Or is it just another way of "war with the monkeys"? If this is a way of landing the Marine Corps, then, in my opinion, it is easier to simply throw the jeeps into the sea from the side of the ship - at least there will be fewer casualties.

                  Didn't think of why? Really?
                  By the way, these "monkeys" kicked the ass of the largest army in the world forcing it to run with its tail between its legs. And why spend money on fuel for aviation if you can send a convoy of boys along the mountain serpentine? True, then Bandarchuk will not have to shoot a film like "9th Company".
                  1. abc_alex
                    abc_alex April 4 2021 23: 35
                    +2
                    Quote: Professor
                    Exactly. Why the increased radius of action?

                    Do you seriously consider refueling one helicopter with another - an increase combat radius? You do not absolutize the experience of the Israeli army in the wars with the bearded men in sneakers. Imagine for a minute how this bundle shines on the radars of the air defense missile system. And remember that this is the ILC - a branch of the US military, which, in theory, should occupy the coast occupied by the enemy! The enemy! Are you going to increase the "combat radius" in this way in front of the enemy with air defense systems of different ranges?

                    Quote: Professor
                    No? So why would she need to refuel in the air? Why spend not free money on air tankers?

                    Have you seen helicopter refueling anywhere in Russia? Where when? In this thread, it is not air refueling in general that is discussed, but the refueling of a helicopter by a helicopter.

                    Quote: Professor
                    By the way, these "monkeys" kicked the ass of the largest army in the world forcing it to run with its tail between its legs.

                    Do you mean the Vietnamese who drove the United States out? So there were China and the USSR behind them.

                    Quote: Professor
                    And why spend money on fuel for aviation if you can send a convoy of boys along the mountain serpentine? True, then Bandarchuk will not have to shoot a film like "9th Company".

                    Your moralizing is ridiculous. And if you think that "filled up with meat" is a universal argument in any dispute, then I will reassure you. It only shows that the opponent has no arguments and is trying to steer away from the topic, causing an emotional reaction to the provocative text.
                    Let’s ask a simple question: when the Israeli air force is once again going to destroy any civilian object in Syria from Lebanese airspace, declaring it later as a terrorist base, does it need air refueling? Yes or no?
                    And yet, do you really think that refueling helicopters from a helicopter in mountainous terrain filled with MANPADS operators will lead to something other than mass death of pilots?
                    1. ROSS_51
                      ROSS_51 April 5 2021 06: 30
                      +1
                      Quote: abc_alex
                      And remember that this is the ILC - a branch of the US military, which, in theory, should occupy the coast occupied by the enemy!

                      What idea? Do not confuse the USMC and our Marines, different tasks.
                    2. Professor
                      Professor April 5 2021 07: 04
                      -1
                      Quote: abc_alex
                      Do you seriously consider refueling one helicopter with another - increasing the combat radius? You do not absolutize the experience of the Israeli army in the wars with the bearded men in sneakers. Imagine for a minute how this bundle shines on the radars of the air defense missile system. And remember that this is the ILC - a branch of the US military, which, in theory, should occupy the coast occupied by the enemy! The enemy! Are you going to increase the "combat radius" in this way in front of the enemy with air defense systems of different ranges?

                      1. Refueling of the helicopter is carried out by an ordinary KEP tanker. And yes, this is an increase combat radius. This is how you can get along the "coast occupied by the enemy".
                      2. This bundle carries out refueling at a height of tens of meters while remaining invisible to the air defense system. I gave the video above.

                      Quote: abc_alex
                      Have you seen helicopter refueling anywhere in Russia? Where when? In this thread, it is not air refueling in general that is discussed, but the refueling of a helicopter by a helicopter.

                      And why not actually refueling as such? Are your helicopters not limited-range aircraft?
                      And I have not seen helicopter refueling in the air in the Russian Federation for the same reason why I have not seen Russian convertiplanes. Technical backlog. An additional tank is being pushed into the helicopter's cabin due to the payload. Cheap and cheerful. It is especially elegant in a war zone. Nothing is more soothing than hugging a fuel tank.


                      Quote: abc_alex
                      Do you mean the Vietnamese who drove the United States out? So there were China and the USSR behind them.

                      No no. I mean the Afghans among whom there were no "internationalist warriors" and for whom the unidentified planes did not fight.

                      Quote: abc_alex
                      Your moralizing is ridiculous. And if you think that "filled up with meat" is a universal argument in any dispute, then I will reassure you. It only shows that the opponent has no arguments and is trying to steer away from the topic, causing an emotional reaction to the provocative text.
                      Let’s ask a simple question: when the Israeli air force is once again going to destroy any civilian object in Syria from Lebanese airspace, declaring it later as a terrorist base, does it need air refueling? Yes or no?
                      And yet, do you really think that refueling helicopters from a helicopter in mountainous terrain filled with MANPADS operators will lead to something other than mass death of pilots?

                      Your question contains inaccuracies and lies. Israel does not bomb civilian targets with the word "not at all." We do not need this and we value our pilots and do not expose them to air defense fire for bombing civilian targets. Why do we need it? Civilian objects pose no danger to us.

                      Air refueling is not required to carry out bombing from Lebanese airspace. We're talking about airplanes now, right?
                      For strikes against terrorists on the Syrian-Iraqi border (from Lebanese airspace wassat ) refueling is required.

                      I have never spoken about helicopter refueling with HELICOPTERS. And I believe that refueling helicopters even over enemy territory (IMHO, which is what we see in the video in the article) increases the helicopter's combat radius and carrying capacity.

                      Regarding the "9th company". Hamers could be driven along the serpentine, and not dragged on an external sling. So? And in general, stupid Americans delivered almost all the equipment to Afghanistan, including bulldozers, by air. Clear business for show-off ... lol
      2. t-12
        t-12 April 4 2021 19: 12
        0
        How long has the Russian Air Force carried out such an "ordinary procedure"?
        1. Petrol cutter
          Petrol cutter April 4 2021 19: 38
          0
          I do not remember the presence of fuel rods on ordinary regular helicopters. In the RF.
          Of those that I have seen. It is possible that I have not seen a lot.
          It is possible that our vehicles have sufficient tanks to operate without refueling in the air.
          1. Petrol cutter
            Petrol cutter April 4 2021 19: 54
            0
            The process itself. How many ordinary pilots can safely refuel their helicopter in the air.
            And the second question is why?
            Are they planning to fly across the ocean? Or hang for days over the positions of the troops? ...
            Then why not an airship / balloon?
            Much cheaper and more efficient. request
      3. Souchastnik
        Souchastnik April 5 2021 09: 49
        +1
        An ordinary procedure for any Air Force.

        I would disagree with you.
        1.transporting cargo on an external sling is a difficult task in itself;
        2. refueling in the air is also not a trip to a beer stall;
        3. group refueling, requires certain skills from the tanker pilot and from helicopter pilots in group flight.
        The pilots are great, though they are likely opponents. good
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 4 2021 18: 38
    0
    Yes, for such an amount how much this super stallion costs (more than $ 100 million), he should carry one Abrams on an external sling and one in the cargo compartment, and not some two jeeps! wassat
  11. sabakina
    sabakina April 4 2021 18: 47
    +2
    Such a huge military budget, and cannot order a simple platform for two Humvees. Cooper!
  12. Victor Tsenin
    Victor Tsenin April 4 2021 18: 53
    0
    Is that at least a couple of tires between the Humvees it was impossible to fix, transport the equipment without disfiguring?
  13. Alexander Betonkin
    Alexander Betonkin April 4 2021 18: 57
    0
    I should have put a couple of mattresses between the cars. Then on earth they would be useful.
  14. Yves762
    Yves762 April 4 2021 19: 20
    +1
    laughing
    It's a male (!!!), in flight ...
  15. exo
    exo April 4 2021 19: 53
    +2
    With such a load on an external sling, refueling in the air is worthy of respect.
  16. Gregory Charnota
    Gregory Charnota April 4 2021 20: 08
    0
    yes, here somewhere there is a video where these Humvees, without parachutes, crash against the firmament of the earth from hercules
    so these jeeps are still lucky

    1. richard the lionhert
      richard the lionhert April 5 2021 00: 07
      -1
      They fall because there, the ram cut the lines on parachutes. He was caught.
  17. Earthwalker
    Earthwalker April 4 2021 21: 05
    0
    Invite outbid, those any scuffs will rub and steam even more expensive than it was)) laughing
  18. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 4 2021 22: 18
    +1
    It turns out dumb by the parachute method. laughing It looks like they decided that it would be more intact on the turntables.
  19. Dizel200
    Dizel200 April 4 2021 22: 19
    0
    Why is he sucking? Dvigun eats powerfully with such a suspension? laughing I was not surprised at all, but the photo of Mr.
  20. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 4 2021 22: 40
    -4
    Nice helicopter! good
  21. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 4 2021 22: 44
    -4
    It is a pity that the ILC pilots during Operation Eagle Claw in 1980 were unable to refuel but on the ground ... Delta and the 75 Ranger Regiment were then ready for a unique operation, it is strange that the Green Berets were not there
  22. Alien From
    Alien From April 4 2021 22: 58
    +1
    The paint is not ours!
  23. oppozite28
    oppozite28 April 5 2021 00: 31
    0
    In the area of ​​the Yuma military training ground (Arizona, USA), two armored vehicles were hooked up to the CH-53 helicopters on an external sling. This is one of the variants of the army armored vehicles "Humvee". In this version, army vehicles were transported by air. At the same time, particular attention is drawn to the fact that during such transportation, transport helicopters also made refueling in the air.
    Still, no joke, just two solid HMMWVs on an external suspension, you can't do without refueling (you can't do without half a liter, as they say we had with us), not to mention maintenance and repairs. Curiously, was the Humvee also refueled in the air or were they poured into the canisters with you?
  24. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 5 2021 02: 51
    +3
    Have you seen Mimino's film?
  25. hohohol
    hohohol April 5 2021 12: 10
    0
    Well done! The helicopter is being refueled in the air with a load on the external sling. Unas is not like that. And it is not yet known whether we need this. The flight range of MI-26 and MI-8 is about 500 versts, which is quite enough. Is it worth carrying a load on a sling over such a distance, if it is easier to deliver it over the ground? If you really want to, then you can arrange fuel tankers along the route and refuel with landing.
  26. APASUS
    APASUS April 5 2021 12: 16
    0
    As far as I remember, refueling in the air with an overhead load has always been prohibited, in order to avoid twisting the load by air currents. It is clear that there are two Hamers for a reason.
  27. Der Spiegel
    Der Spiegel April 5 2021 12: 41
    +1
    pathetic parody of mi-26