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Posted: 8/10/2001 12:14:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/10/2001 3:33:21 AM EDT
I believe those are the Army's "Little Birds". I think they are an update of the old "loach" used as scouts in Vietnam. Mini guns and small rocket pods make them very nasty little helos.
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 3:48:45 AM EDT
Notice the two guys on the left with the 14.5"/16" barrels on their M16s, and the guy on the right with the 10.5"/11.5" barrel? I thought the soldiers only had 10.5"/11.5" barrels, the Colt Commado style guns, and not the carbine style. IIRC, the M4 was not around at that time. And those are Little Birds. Kharn
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 4:08:08 AM EDT
Damn, that is going to be a depressing movie. [=(] God Bless Never shall I leave a fallen comrade!
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 4:19:26 AM EDT
Did the US military really use that type of 'copter...?
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[url]http://www.specialoperations.com/Aviation/Little_Birds/default2.html[/url]
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 5:39:52 AM EDT
What DRMark said. There are quite a few of those birds at Fort Campbell, maintained and flown by the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Airborne Regiment) or the "Night Stalkers". They have a homepage somewhere...
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 11:08:39 AM EDT
Yes, those are MH-6s operated by 160th SOAR [url]www.nightstalkers.com[/url] They also had the AH-6s there, it is the attack version with a 7.62 minigun and rockets. The M4 or other 14.5" carbines(like the Colt M653) were already around in special operations units in the U.S forces during the Gulf War. Take look at this photo from Mike Horan´s site at [url]http://www.megapass.co.kr/%7Ehoranjoh/[/url] [img]http://www.megapass.co.kr/%7Ehoranjoh/mikesoap.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 2:47:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2001 3:43:18 PM EDT by CPL_Punishment]
wtf? [img]http://www.apalis.com/bhd_gallery/images/give_us_socks.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.apalis.com/bhd_gallery/[/url] I hope they dont carry this non-professional/unsafe attitude to the screen (i can see already they're gonna f*ck "it" up). IMHO, Hollywood always screws-up in their portrayal of soldiers for the two reasons: 1) the actors act unprofessionally; and 2) the actors try too hard to be military and behave as if the rest of military life is like the basic training environment. I understand it's only a movie, and I dont mind that their uniforms look brand new with newly sewn-on patches and unfaded nametapes. I dont mind that theyre using M4s when they didnt exist back then. I dont mind that their LBVs look like they havent been in the field. I dont mind that they're using 2.5 Ton trucks instead of 5 Tons or that some of the HMMWVs used are distincly Marine HMMWVs with "snorkels." Thats all just equipment, and equipment doesnt a professional U.S. Soldier make. The thing that would make an actor convincing as a professional soldier would be some military bearing. Without it they simply look like civilians in uniform.
Link Posted: 8/11/2001 1:08:56 PM EDT
Those are part of the Czech stunt team, not the actors themselves. On the Czech team´s page the pics originally appeared on the net.
Link Posted: 8/11/2001 3:56:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bush Hamster: wtf? I hope they dont carry this non-professional/unsafe attitude to the screen (i can see already they're gonna f*ck "it" up).
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Relax. It's called having fun on the set. The 160th flew the Little Birds for the movie and their reports back have been positive. Some of the pilots were the guys who were there on Oct 3-4. -SARguy
Link Posted: 8/11/2001 5:33:00 PM EDT
www.upcomingmovies.com said that the trailer will start airing in theaters around the 14th of August. Does anyone know where it will be/is available on the web? Kyle
Link Posted: 8/11/2001 8:35:42 PM EDT
My friend used to work on those fling-wings. Called them the "Killer Eggs". He showed me pictures from the Gulf of a "Killer Egg" making Swiss cheese out of an Iranian fast attack boat.
Link Posted: 8/11/2001 10:55:32 PM EDT
I just bought black hawk down yesterday so far im to page 70 something where it starts over at chaper one. i havent really read anything yet about rounds not penitrating something like ive heard people here say theyve red in the book but maby im not far enough
Link Posted: 8/11/2001 11:02:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wiggins: www.upcomingmovies.com said that the trailer will start airing in theaters around the 14th of August. Does anyone know where it will be/is available on the web? Kyle
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About to ask that question myself, I looked all over and couldn't find it. I do recall someone here mentioning seeing the trailer when they saw Jurassic Park 3...
Link Posted: 8/12/2001 5:25:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2001 5:21:42 AM EDT by Tuukka]
You might wan´t to register to [url]www.cinemayhem.com/blackhawkdown/index.htm[/url] BHD forum´s and talk with some TFR vets there. The news on the trailer online will be told there first i reckon.
Link Posted: 8/12/2001 4:10:10 PM EDT
trailer is already in theaters. I saw it before JP3
Originally Posted By Wiggins: www.upcomingmovies.com said that the trailer will start airing in theaters around the 14th of August. Does anyone know where it will be/is available on the web? Kyle
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Link Posted: 8/12/2001 4:17:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2001 4:14:46 PM EDT by Tuukka]
What i have read about the trailer at Cinemayhem´s BHD forum it is a "teaser" trailer and promises a hell of a movie. Just checked Upcoming Movies, They say on the 4th of July that a trailer will debut with FF. That being the teaser that has been spotted. Is there going to be a longer trailer since many say it was a "teaser". Not that well versed in US movie things.
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