A helicopter gunship pulls away after making a firing pass

Helicopter gunships were used to suppress enemy fire during 'hot extraction' missions. Here a gunship pulls away from the extraction area after making a firing pass.

Watch a photo slideshow of the hot extraction here.

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Image courtesy Brian Senn

How to cite this page: 'Helicopter gunship makes firing pass - SAS 'hot extraction'', URL: http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/sas-hot-extraction-photo-1, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Apr-2011