I will post more details about this scenario at a later time. It's a lot of fun to scramble for every single nugget of firepower to stop the Iraqi tide.
Last night and for the first time I could use attack helicopters with moderate success. Please click the figure below to see a composite graphic of the attack that A/1-44 AHB brought into an Iraqi reconnaissance battalion.
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In a typical Cold War scenario, this is exactly what AHBs would be doing: maneuvering independently and whacking the hell out of Soviet armored formations. However, it looks that in some US Army circles, the role of attack helicopters is being reconsidered from maneuver units to fire support units. Click the figure below to read an article that appeared in the Air Force Magazine. To fight an insurgency, it makes sense to have attack helicopters as fire support units. But in a high intensity conflict like Korea, China or Iran?
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