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Operation Prime Chance aircraft reference pics

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Came across these a couple of weeks ago. These are some pics of the "Greyhawk" TF 160 used.

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Check out the Franken hoist. How hard would that be to scratchbuild?

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According to my crewchief source, the 160th MH-60's interior layout of the guns and ammo boxes was the same while in Somalia.

 

Tim

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Assume I have no clue about what I'm looking at (this is actually a standard feature of my).  So, what is the deal with the grey 'hawk?

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These are pics of the MH-60 that was deployed to the Gulf for Operation Prime Chance. Back then, Task Force 160 (as they were called back then) was still a secret unit. Seeing that they wanted secrecy, they painted a hawk grey to match the color of the Navy Seahawks and for it to "blend in" with the Navy helos.

 

Tim

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Nice (and very rare) pics Tim.   Thanks for posting.    I thought somewhere I read that the primary mission of the Greyhawks (were there more than one?)  was to act as a SAR helo in case one of the Littlebirds had to ditch in the gulf.  

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I'd say, it probably was. With the small size of the barge that they were housed on, there was probably only 1.

 

Tim

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32 minutes ago, BrittMac said:
32 minutes ago, BrittMac said:

They even bothered to paint the interior?  Wow.

 

 

 

No, the cabin interior is always grey on Black Hawks.

 

Nice pictures.

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