Army Aviation

Apaches with Skis

apacheskiThe 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, is the first Apache unit to permanently install skis on the bird. It is also the first to “cold-soak” the aircraft in temperatures as low as 20 degrees below zero for days at a time to see how the system reacts. The battalion is located in Alaska and must adapt to the environment. No other Apache unit has developed tactics, techniques and procedures for flying Apaches wiht skis or how to operate the helicopters in subzero temperatures. 

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