Fort Carson: Those aren't our black helicopters

Mystery choppers over the Kirby ranch. A recent blog item featured several photos of the black helicopters of Yoder , which have been buzzing Shellie Kirby's ranch in the southeast corner of El Paso County for the past three years.

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Since: Sep 07

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#1 Sep 20, 2009
She may want to contact Fort Bragg, NC. They do a LOT of training in the area, and their birds have the refuel probes on them. 160th SOAR. They'll admit it, and try to mitigate the effects on her ranch if it's them. Might be a guard unit, but that's doubtful in that configuration.
Sarge

Rock Island, IL

#2 Sep 20, 2009
Hell, I live in the Midwest. There are Choppers buzzing over our area all the time. I know this is a surprise to some morons, but not to intelligent people. NOT ALL CHOPPERS ARE MILITARY!!!!. Those probes are not necessarily for refueling.

Since: Sep 07

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#3 Sep 20, 2009
Sarge wrote:
Hell, I live in the Midwest. There are Choppers buzzing over our area all the time. I know this is a surprise to some morons, but not to intelligent people. NOT ALL CHOPPERS ARE MILITARY!!!!. Those probes are not necessarily for refueling.
Considering they are black, and are Black Hawks, they are military helicopter. Oh, and WTF else would a "refueling probe" be for, other than "refueling"? Fort CARSON identified it as being a refueling probe on the one in the picture that I can't blow up large enough to ascertain if it's the refuel, or antenna package.
Sarge

Rock Island, IL

#4 Sep 20, 2009
Darren M wrote:
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Considering they are black, and are Black Hawks, they are military helicopter.
Any helicopter can be painted black! DUH!. The Black Hawk helicopter is named after the Black Hawk Indians, not because of the color. In fact most Black Hawk helicopters are painted O.D. or Camo. It is a tradition to name Army Helicopters after Indian Tribes. i.e.: Apache, Lakota, Chinook, Kiowa, Commanche. It's amazing how non-Military people think they know so much about the Military.

Since: Sep 07

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#5 Sep 21, 2009
Sarge wrote:
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Any helicopter can be painted black! DUH!. The Black Hawk helicopter is named after the Black Hawk Indians, not because of the color. In fact most Black Hawk helicopters are painted O.D. or Camo. It is a tradition to name Army Helicopters after Indian Tribes. i.e.: Apache, Lakota, Chinook, Kiowa, Commanche. It's amazing how non-Military people think they know so much about the Military.
You're an idiot. ALL of the Army's helicopters are painted black. where the hell do you get OD (Olive Drab) or Camo from? BTW, I am RETIRED from the Army and have flown in HUDREDS of Black Hawks.(No sh!t they are named after Indian tribes, Captain Obvious)

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#6 Sep 21, 2009
typo...HUNDREDS

Since: Sep 07

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#7 Sep 21, 2009
P.S. Go away Zero Void.
rattlecattle

Casselberry, FL

#8 Sep 21, 2009
See what good those machines did during Vietnam and Somailia?

They just made great targets as the USA was SPANKED and defeated again
Justin

Apo, AE

#9 Oct 6, 2009
The only black blackhawks in the army are 160th...they are also the only unit with black helicopters and a refuel probe...the air force has probes but their hawks are blue. Regular army units hawks are carc drab green..I know..I fly them.

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#10 Oct 6, 2009
Justin wrote:
The only black blackhawks in the army are 160th...they are also the only unit with black helicopters and a refuel probe...the air force has probes but their hawks are blue. Regular army units hawks are carc drab green..I know..I fly them.
carc drab is not a color, or even a subset. CARC (all caps) is Chemical Agent Resistant Coating, and while they are painted in CARC, they are most definitely NOT green. More like a dark charcoal color. I know...I flew in the 160th SOAR Black Hawks for 8 years, and then the other 13 in normal ones the same color...

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#11 Oct 6, 2009
http://www.asminternational.org/source/Magazi...

Take a look...dark gray...might be a green-ish tint, but definitely not green. More like dark charcoal.

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#12 Oct 6, 2009
Here's a 160th SOAR Black Hawk...same frickin' color...troll

http://news.soc.mil/releases/News%20Archive/2...

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#13 Oct 6, 2009
http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/mvc-122f.j...

And a 160th bird with the refuel probe...

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