Crew pull a SAS trooper into helicopter

A crewman operates the helicopter's winch, while a SAS trooper covers the extraction with a M60 machine gun. During a 'hot extraction' the first person aboard was required to operate the helicopter's machine gun so the crewman was free to uplift the remaining soldiers.

Watch a photo slideshow of the hot extraction here.

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Image courtesy Brian Senn

How to cite this page: 'Helicopter crewman operating winch - SAS 'hot extraction'', URL: http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/sas-hot-extraction-photo-3, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Apr-2011