Kiowa Warrior Pr0n

The Brigade has quite a few high-Rez pics of the Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter.
The things crews did with this helo in OEF and OIF is legendary.
Here’s some samples of what you’ll find:

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Go ahead, go look. You know you want to. I’ll be here when you get back…promise 🙂

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5 responses to “Kiowa Warrior Pr0n

  1. Bill Brandt

    I was scrolling though all those Kiowa pics (inter spaced with pinups ?!) and was looking for a memorable picture from OIF – but it wasn’t here.

    It was a Kiowa that came back so full of holes it looked like Swiss cheese. Amazing that it could fly.

    The A10 of helicopters.

  2. Bill,
    I saw the same picture. I was amazed that the crew was still in shape to fly what was left of the ship! It was shredded.
    I noticed that the third picture above shows an OH-58 with a four-bladed rigid-rotor system. That is not the OH-58D that I know(ex DOD attack helicopter mechanic).
    What is its real designation? I have actually seen them, in flights of two, here near Ft. Lewis. They always surprise me as, without the two-blade teetering-rotor, the pop-pop-pop and signature tail-rotor whine is missing.

    • Bill Brandt

      Chris – you know a lot more about these than I do – I remember years ago a friend let me take the controls of an OH-58 – learned that flying a copter was almost a Zen thing

  3. Now that I chased “The Brigade” link, I see that MOST of the photos are of four-bladed OH-58s.
    WTF, O?

  4. Okay,
    I heard one of them on the local GA airport CTAF and he announced position as “Single Army copter, a Bell 406″, 4 miles south at 1500 feet”.
    Usually I see them in flights of two…

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