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Super 68—for when being polite is over

25 February 2019

The U.S. Army Aviation Museum has a beautiful example of when the Army wants to come knocking—and hard. Their Sikorsky UH-60L Back Hawk has been modified several times and in its present version shows a comprehensive armament of 2 x 7.62mm minions, a 30mm autocannon and a 19 round rocket pod. During past missions it also brought Hellfire missiles as well as air-to-air Stinger ATAS missiles to the fight. Super 68, also known as Razor’s Edge, was one of the helicopters shot up by RPG rounds, especially to the rotor hub, but was able to be flown back to base during the Black Hawk Down fight in Somalia. No troops in the cargo section, only ammunition—intimidation and direct threat elimination only.

Here is a link to Jay Mann’s (Ft. Rucker Public Affairs) article on Super 68.

Sikorsky UH-60L Super 68 “Razors Edge” showing one of its 7.62mm minions and single 30mm auto cannon—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Cockpit of the UH-60L known as Super 68 “Razors Edge”—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

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