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  • German CH-53s Clock Up 13,000 Flying Hours In Afghanistan
    Posted by Nicholas Fiorenza 4:23 PM on Jan 16, 2012

    The Bundeswehr reported last Friday the 13th that one of its CH-53s completed the 13,000th flying hour by the helicopter type in Afghanistan on 7 January. The flight was by a CH-53GS between its Afghan base in Mazar-e-Sharif and Meymana.

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    Photo: Mazar-e-Sharif PIO

    The German army first deployed CH-53s to Afghanistan in 2002 and currently has six of the helicopters there.

    The 13,000 flying hours required 325 maintenance hours, in addition to 70 Antonov An-124 flights of CH-53s back or forth to Germany.

    Tags: ar99, Germany, Afghanistan

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