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Another Somalia Question

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Another Somalia Question
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 19, 2003 4:56 PM
Did the Blackhawks in Somalia have the pilot sheilds at that time? The sheild was between the pilot and his door. Did they have the doors on? All the pictures I see show the birds with no doors.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 19, 2003 6:06 PM
The pictures in the book "Blackhawk Down" show the doors in place with side armor.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 5:27 AM
I think I answered this in a previous post. I was there for almost 5 months. All Nightstalker birds (60's and eggs) flew with doors off the entire time I was there. The MH-60's flew with pilot/co-pilot doors off and balistic shields (armor) in place. Aircrew discretion as to whether you slid it forward or not just prior to take off, but I think it was SOP. The rear crew doors on the MH-60's were always secured (locked) to the rear. M/AH-6's had doors off as well.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 10:05 AM
try this link http://inquirer.philly.com/packages/somalia/soldiers/photo13.asp
there photos of the Somalia Blackhawks there
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