Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Thursday "toy"

This is a US Army OH-58D Kiowa helicopter of the 7th Cavalry Regiment. The caption says it is hovering over the tree tops. That is something of an exaggeration - which sort of makes it an understatement. It can't be a proper understatement though. Only we Brits can do that - like when we say we have "the best army in the world".

The photo is quite old, taken at the Korea Training Center, Republic of Korea on 25 October 1998, but it loses nothing for that. The skills developed here, and honed over nearly a decade since the photograph was taken, can be seen constantly in use in Iraq and elsewhere.

Tech Sgt James D. Mossman is credited with the shot.


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