Bring the HEAT
XBradTC's thoughts… deep thoughts.
If I recall correctly, I once read that during the Mayaguez incident in 1975 (Cambodians captured a US flagged containership and took the crew off), the USMC assaulted on to Koh Tang island in CH-53 Sea Stallions. When it came time to withdraw, they were on a hilltop, and the pilots were forced to hover while putting the nose gear down on the hill/ridge and the riflemen boarded through the nose gear hatch. Probably screwing up the details, but undoubtedly an amazing feat with a very large helicopter.
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