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.


Image courtesy Brian Senn

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