An 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade OH-58 Kiowa Warrior taking off from Ghazni Province, Afghanistan—U.S. Army image
Not the usual Bell JetRanger, this helicopter has a mast mounted site (the better to lie low and observe) as well as pylons for mounting a variety of weapons. This helicopter performs the age-old scouting mission of the U.S. Army but with a considerable punch.
Hellfire missile armed, an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior over the skies of Kirkuk, Iraq— U.S. Army image by Spc. Bryanna Poulin
An OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter firing a pod mounted .50 caliber machine gun (note the spent shell casings falling away)—U.S. Army image by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
A team, from Two Task Force Saber, OH-58D Kiowa Warriors in flight near Jalalabad, Afghanistan—U.S. Army image by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Pahon
An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior from Task Force Saber launching a 2.75-inch rocket at a mountainside practice target during a test flight in eastern Afghanistan—U.S. Army image by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Pahon