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Redbird Two Two
Production information
Manufacturer

Bell Helicopter

Class

UH-1 Iroquois

Technical specifications
Length

17.4 m with rotors

Width

2.62 m (fuselage)

Height

4.39 m

Crew

Pilot and co-pilot

Usage
Affiliation

US Army

  [Source]

Redbird Two Two[1] was a Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter used to insert Alan "Dutch" Schaefer's team into Val Verde for a covert rescue mission in 1987.

HistoryEdit

Redbird Two Two was used to insert Dutch and his men into Val Verde before dawn, flying low over the jungle canopy to avoid radar detection. It was accompanied by a second helicopter, acting as a gunship to cover Redbird Two Two during the operation. Upon reaching the insertion point, the pilot found there was no place to set down and so Dutch, Dillon and the rest of the team rappelled down to the ground as the helicopter hovered. Following the successful insertion, Redbird pulled out and headed back across the border to Guatemala.[2]

AppearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Paul Monette. Predator, p. 13 (1987), Jove Books.
  2. Jim Thomas, John Thomas (writers), John McTiernan (director). Predator (1987), 20th Century Fox [DVD].

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