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Black Hawk, The Soldier’s Helicopter (Sikorsky promotional film)

Reel Number: 250053-08

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1970s

Country: USA

Location: Alabama,Fort Eustis,Fort Rucker,Newport News,Virgini|

TC Begins: 09:22:19

TC Ends: 09:30:28

Duration: 00:08:09

Titles. 09:22:38 Black Hawk UH-60A helicopters low over trees. Army General receiving first production UH-60A in 1978. Aseembly line & tooling w/ numerically controlled milling machines. Rotor blade manufacturing. Composite materials under construction moved. Transmissioin gears machined. Large material storage w/ computer control. 09:24:24 Assembly line w/ sections in sub-assembly area. Pan over fuselage areas; final assembly stations. 09:25:25 Testing, in flight. 09:25:49 Entrance sign: Welcome to Fort Rucker. Black Hawk landing, taking off during training school flights; classroom, log sheets, mechanics, in flight. Very low flying. Sling load practice. Black Hawks flying above others. 09:27:23 Fort Eustis, Virginia maintenance training. 09:27:48 General John Guthrie, SOF, welcoming Black Hawk troop carriers. Various shots in action. Sikorsky Promotional Films; Military Industrial Contractor; 1970s; NOTE: first flown Oct74; won contract Dec76 to produce UH-60A.

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