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Helicopter photos of Bell UH-1D, MBB Eurocopter Bo-105, VFW-Fokker CH-53G (Sikorsky S-65)

Airborne and ground demonstrations

Pictures: Bell UH-1D, MBB Eurocopter Bo-105, VFW-Fokker CH-53G (Sikorsky S-65)
Fritzlar Army Airfield (FTZ/EDPF), Germany
17 August 2008

Units of the German Army Air-Mobile Division (Deutsches Heer, DLO - Division Luftbewegliche Operationen) are demonstrating tactical situations:

1. Area infiltration, fast-rope repelling, secure of an area

2. Drop-off infantry fighting vehicles

Wiesel Armoured Weapons Carrier (AWC) is a German light air-transportable armoured fighting vehicle. The tactical sign on the front-side means "5th Co./1st LIRgt (A)". (see below)

3. Establishing a tactical control point/temporary checkpoint (TCP)

4. Air-Mobile checkpoint by helicopter

The white truck was stopped by two Bo-105 helicopters. Bell UH-1D helicopters brought in personnel to search the suspicious vehicle and the driver.

The tactical airborne and ground demonstrations above were performed by soldiers of the German Army 1st Light Infantry Regiment (Air-Mobile) - abbreviated: "1st LIRgt (A)" - based at Schwarzenborn, Germany. The german designation is "Jägerregiment 1 - luftbeweglich". This new air assault unit is the only unit of it's kind within the Bundeswehr. Their activation was in July 2006.
1st LIRgt (A) falls under the command of the German Army Air-Mobile Division (DLO - Division Luftbewegliche Operationen) and reports directly to the Air-Mobile Brigade 1 (Luftbewegliche Brigade 1) at Fritzlar.

Fritzlar is also home of the Attack Helicopter Regiment 36 (Kampfhubschrauberregiment 36 "Kurhessen", KHR-36) - the host unit of the 2008 open day. KHR-36 operates the MBB Bo-105 helicopter. The regiment is a sister unit of 1st LIRgt (A) within the Air-Mobile Brigade 1.

Details and more photos of the participating helicopters:

Last revised: 11-Dec-2021

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