5RAR Tiger Logo aircraft in support of 5RAR

 
A flight of Iroquois helicopter lifting off from Luscombe Field

Iroquois lifting off from Luscombe Field, Nui Dat


These choppers are laden with 5 RAR Diggers commencing another operation. They were commonly called 'Hueys' after the aircraft model designation HU-1D. These are 'Slicks' denoting troop carrying aircraft, with the heavily armed American gunships or RAAF 'Bushrangers' flying in escort to protect the Slicks.






 

 

BACK TO ALBUM | BACK TO CONTENTS PAGE