The United States Army, 160th (SOAR,) Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Airborne consists of the Army’s best-qualified aviators.

The MH-6M Little Bird and its attack variant AH-6 are six-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor and is outfitted with outboard “benches” designed to transport up to three operators on each sidelight helicopters used for special operations and operated by Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR.)

These agile-light helicopters used for special operations and operated by Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR).

This may be one of the most awesome air assault combat insertions ever captured on film.

 

Performance

Maximum speed: 152 knots (175 mph, 282 km/h)
Cruise speed: 135 knots (155 mph, 250 km/h)
Range: 232 Nautical Miles (430 km, 267 mi) at 5,000 ftMH-6_orthographical_image.svgService ceiling: 18,700 ft (5,700 m)
Rate of climb: 2,061 ft/min (10.5 m/s)

Armament

Guns:
1× 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 Chain Gun; or
2× 12.7×99mm (.50 BMG) GAU-19; or
2× 7.62×51mm NATO M134 Minigun
Rockets: 2× LAU-68D/A 7-tubes rocket pods firing 2.75 in (70 mm) Hydra 70 rocket projectiles
Missiles: Anti-tank guided missile: 2× AGM-114 Hellfire
Anti-air missile: 2× FIM-92 Stinger for self-defense
The armed variant is equipped with a lightweight universal mounting platform which can accommodate two M134 miniguns, two M260 7-shot Hydra 70 rocket pods. Alternately, the AH-6 can be armed with Hellfire anti-tank missiles, air-to-air Stingers, Mk-19 40 mm automatic grenade launchers, or .50 caliber machine guns.

 

 

Featured Media – DoD Footage

Featured Image – Wikimedia Commons

Data from – U.S. Army Aircraft