C 130J and C 17 Super Hercules Landing

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A C-130J Hercules from the Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Island ANG Base, Calif., flies along the coast of Santa Cruz Island near California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Goff)
A C-130J Hercules from the Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Island ANG Base, Calif., flies along the coast of Santa Cruz Island near California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Goff)

Active Military Helicopters

Helicopters (because of their ability to take off and land vertically, hover and fly forward and backward) are often used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircrafts and many other types of vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts cannot perform. Three very popular helicopters are the Boeing Ch-47 Chinook, Boeing AH-64 Apache, and the UH-60 Black Hawk. These copters are used mainly by the United States military but have been used in other countries.


The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin engine, tandem rotor heavy lift helicopter. Its primary roles include troop movement, artillery placements and battlefield resupply. It has also been used for medical evacuation, disaster relief, search and rescue, aircraft recovery, fire fighting and even heavy construction assistance. A lot of details go into the Chinook including the wide loading ramp at the rear. It also contains three external cargo hooks and can top its speed at 170 knots. The Chinook is the heaviest lifting western helicopter and it got its name from the Native American people. The helicopter was developed in the early 1960s. Although its first flight was on September 21, 1961, the Chinook’s formal introduction was in 1962.


The Chinook has been sold to sixteen different nations, the U.S. Army and the Royal Air Force being the two biggest users. The CH-47 was seen in the Vietnam War where the crewmembers found it hard to learn at first. Later on changes were made and the CH-47 was seen again in Iran in the 1970s when the Iranian armed forces began using American military aircraft. In the years to follow the Chinook also played a part in the Falklands, Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.


The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four blade, twin turbo shaft attack helicopter with a tail wheel-type landing gear arrangement. The helicopter started production in April 1986. It has a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew and a nose mounted sensor suite used for target acquisition and night vision systems. Underneath the aircraft’s forward fuselage, one could find a 30 mm M230 chain gear. The United States Army, the primary operator of the Apache, designed the AH-64 to replace the AH-1 Cobra. The Apache became the primary attack helicopter of multiple nations including Greece, Japan, Israel, the Netherlands and Singapore. Other than the U.S. Army, other primary users are the Israel Air Force, Egyptian Air Force and the Royal Netherlands Air Force.


Lastly, the UH-60 Black Hawk is also a four bladed, twin engine, and medium lift helicopter. Originally it was submitted as a design for the United States Army’s Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972. The Black Hawk was selected as the winner of the program in 1976 after a fly off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61. The UH-60 was first used as the army’s tactical transport helicopter. Later on it was added to the field of electronic warfare and special operations. The Black Hawk served in combat in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, the Balkans and several other locations.


Soldiers of the Sea

Soldiers of the Sea, known better as the Marines, require a lot of equipment and skill to exceed expectations set by their country. Along with the nickname Soldiers of the Sea, you may also hear Marines referred to as Jarheads and Leathernecks because of their high-and-tight haircuts and uniforms they wore in the Revolutionary War.

Since their start in 1775, the Marines have been trained to respond quickly and forcefully in a time of crisis. Each Marine is first and foremost a rifleman, no matter their military occupational specialty. The United States Marine Corps, or USMC, share a bond of being bold, creative, intelligent and true to their warrior spirit. These exceptional characteristics give the Marines the opportunity to be America’s first line of defense.


Although the USMC are not defined by their weapons, to continue to be number one in combat readiness they must ensure their equipment has been maintained properly and is ready to be used at a moment’s notice. Mobility is one of the most important qualities when it comes to a Marine’s equipment. Because of their role as the first to fight, the USMC must ensure that almost all of its equipment can be loaded and transported on the ships of a Marine Expeditionary Unit. This includes everything from tanks, trucks and aircrafts to swaging tools.


Everything from their warrior spirit to responding swiftly to a crisis and having equipment mobile ready is what leads to the Marines’ incomparable war fighting capabilities, the very key to winning.


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Boeing 777

Boeing 777, or the Triple Seven, is an amazing feat of aeronautical engineering. It is the world’s largest twin-engine jet aircraft, with typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers. The range of the 777 is 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles, and the jetliner was designed to replace older wide-body airliners such as the DC-10 and L-1011. Eight major airlines (All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Qantas, and United Airlines) all had a role in developing the 777, a first in airplane design.

Boeing 777 Aircraft

Ultimately, these eight airlines became known as the “Working Together” group, and they played an instrumental role in how the 777 was developed and designed. By March 1990, Boeing and the “Working Together” group had decided upon a basic design configuration with a cabin cross-section close to that of the 747 and a capacity of up to 325 passengers with flexible interiors, a glass cockpit, fly-by-wire controls, and better seat-mile costs than Airbus’s A330 and McDonnell Douglas’s MD-11.

Boeing 777
Boeing 777 Aircraft

As of 2014, the 777 was being produced in two fuselage lengths, with the 777-300 having a fuselage length 33.3 feet longer than the earlier 777-200 series. The aircraft is also delivered in freighter configuration, with the 777F entering service in February 2009.

The 777 is renowned for setting records, as it is the world’s longest-range airline and can fly more than halfway around the globe without landing for refueling. The 777 currently holds the record for the longest distance flown non-stop by a commercial aircraft. In November 2013, Boeing announced the development of upgraded 777-8X and -9X models, featuring composite wings and GE9X engines to even further extend the airliner’s range.

To accommodate airlines who might use gates made to accommodate smaller aircraft, the 777 is available with large folding wingtips, 21 feet long, but no airline purchased this option. With the design of the 777X, though, the feature has reemerged with 11-foot folding wingtips to allow 777X models to use the same airport gates and taxiways as earlier 777s.

Boeing 777
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Because of its fuel efficiency, the 777 ranks as one of Boeing’s best-selling models. Airlines have acquired the 777 as a comparatively fuel-efficient alternative to other wide-body jets, and have deployed the aircraft increasingly on long-haul transoceanic routes.

Boeing 777

Inside the Boeing 777, passengers find curved panels, larger overhead bins, and indirect lighting. Seating options for the 777 range from six abreast in first class up to 10 across in economy class. The windows on the 777 are the largest of any current commercial airliner except the 787, measuring 15-inch by 10-inch in size.

During its career, the 777 has only been involved in 10 aviation accidents and incidents, including three confirmed hull-loss accidents and three hijackings. In the most recent incident, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a 777-200ER carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, was reported missing during its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The aircraft disappeared from Air Traffic Control in Vietnamese air space over the South China Sea.

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