Black Hawk helicopters on display during Taiwan’s WWII parade rehearsal

Want China Times
Date: 2015-06-12 15

Taiwan’s military showcased its newly acquired UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during a drill

The UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during the rehearsal, June 11. (Photo/CNA)

The UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter during the rehearsal, June 11. (Photo/CNA)

Thursday, as part of a rehearsal for a military display in July to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of China’s 1945 victory over Japan in the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The ROC’s eight-year fight against Japan was one of the Asian fronts during World War II.

Three Black Hawks joined other types of military aircraft in a flyover in Thursday’s rehearsal at a military base in Hukou, Hsinchu county.

A rapid assault drill was held after the flyover, in which 16 army special forces soldiers rapelled from two Black Hawks to the ground. It was the first time the Black Hawks were included in a drill.

The soldiers were joined by other soldiers riding motorcycles from a CH-47SD helicopter after it landed, as well as other special forces soldiers on mountain bicycles to fight a simulated enemy force.     [FULL  STORY]

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