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Jemima Fawr
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Yes, one of my favourite choppers as well, though I’ve never ridden one.  The US Army were deeply unimpressed with the OH-6’s replacement, the OH-58 Kiowa, hence the retention and development of the type as the AH-6 ‘Little Bird’ for special forces work.

I’ve also got a soft spot for the Bo-105 – the only helicopter I’ve ever had hands-on flying experience of.  In addition to the AH-6, there was a dedicated gunship/anti-tank variant of the Hughes 500 called the Defender (designed as a cheap and simple gunship for the export market) and some army lists describe the Danes as having Defenders, but they most definitely only ever had the unarmed H.6 (supplemented in 1990 by the Fennec – a TOW-armed Aerospatiale Squirrel).

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