Hellfire & Brimstone: The Helicopter Gunship
In the first Gulf War of 1991, The Helicopter Gunship's future looked beyond doubt. Able to fly and fight at night with its forward looking infrared systems the American Apache helicopters armed with Hellfire missiles proved instrumental in Iraq. Now their biggest threat in the 21st century isn't any sort of enemy, but rather cost.
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